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China suspends U.S. military visits to Hong Kong, sanctions U.S.-based NGOs

China suspends U.S. military visits to Hong Kong, sanctions U.S.-based NGOs

Published 02/12/2019

BEIJING (Reuters) - China said on Monday U.S. military ships and aircraft won’t be allowed to visit Hong Kong, and also announced sanctions against several [more…]

Azeri parliament asks to be dissolved, calls for snap elections

Azeri parliament asks to be dissolved, calls for snap elections

Published 02/12/2019

BAKU (Reuters) - Azerbaijan’s parliament on Monday formally asked President Ilham Aliyev to dissolve it and to schedule new parliamentary elections. The next election is [more…]

Turkey says new Russian missile deal to happen before too long: RIA

Turkey says new Russian missile deal to happen before too long: RIA

Published 02/12/2019

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Turkey’s presidential administration has said that the purchase date for more S-400 missile systems from Russia is just a technicality and that [more…]

Hong Kong gears up for a week of lunchtime protests

Hong Kong gears up for a week of lunchtime protests

Published 02/12/2019

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hundreds of office workers in Hong Kong’s business district gathered on Monday for the first in a week of lunchtime protests [more…]

U.S.-China trade deal ‘stalled because of Hong Kong legislation’: Axios

U.S.-China trade deal ‘stalled because of Hong Kong legislation’: Axios

Published 02/12/2019

(Reuters) - A trade deal between United States and China was now “stalled because of Hong Kong legislation”, news website Axios reported on Sunday, citing [more…]

Malaysia orders inquiry over half-naked tattoo show

Malaysia orders inquiry over half-naked tattoo show

Published 02/12/2019

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia ordered an investigation on Monday into what the government called a half-naked tattoo show held in the capital Kuala Lumpur, [more…]

Burst of social unrest tests emerging market risk models

Burst of social unrest tests emerging market risk models

Published 02/12/2019

LONDON (Reuters) - A wave of social unrest across developing countries this year has caught many investors off-guard and is challenging models designed to gauge [more…]

Britain to honor its dead with vigil after London Bridge attack

Britain to honor its dead with vigil after London Bridge attack

Published 02/12/2019

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain will on Monday honor the two people who were killed when a militant knife man went on a stabbing spree near [more…]

White House says it will not participate in Wednesday’s Trump impeachment hearing

White House says it will not participate in Wednesday’s Trump impeachment hearing

Published 02/12/2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House told Democratic lawmakers on Sunday that U.S. President Donald Trump and his lawyers would not participate in a congressional [more…]

Samoa in Christmas lockdown as measles deaths top 50

Samoa in Christmas lockdown as measles deaths top 50

Published 02/12/2019

WELLINGTON/SYDNEY (Reuters) - The small Pacific island nation of Samoa has closed schools and is restricting travel ahead of the Christmas holiday season as the [more…]