- The United States is seeking “intense” U.N. Security Council discussions on the situation in Myanmar, as the crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrations grows more violent.
- China’s top official in charge of Hong Kong affairs strongly criticized three prominent pro-democracy activities in the territory by name in a speech he delivered last month. He said they should be severely punished.
- Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has been sentenced to three years in prison, two of them suspended, for trying to bribe a judge.
March 2, Tuesday, 2021 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline read by Ms. Yamamoto Miki