Government / Politics

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…]

Morocco’s poor left behind by development boom

Morocco’s poor left behind by development boom

Published 02/12/2019

AZROU, Morocco (Reuters) - Mohammed Akki left his home in Morocco’s Middle Atlas mountains to seek regular work and a better life in the town [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…]

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…]

China picks new leaders for Macau, replaces economy chief

China picks new leaders for Macau, replaces economy chief

Published 02/12/2019

HONG KONG (Reuters) - China has appointed a slate of new officials to head the world’s top gambling hub of Macau, changing key roles including [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…]

Japan activists push to halt sexual harassment of job-seeking students

Japan activists push to halt sexual harassment of job-seeking students

Published 02/12/2019

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese activists on Monday called for drastic steps by the government, companies and universities to stamp out sexual harassment of job-hunting students, [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…]

Make up your minds, Merkel protegee tells new SPD leaders

Make up your minds, Merkel protegee tells new SPD leaders

Published 02/12/2019

BERLIN (Reuters) - The coalition deal forming the basis of Germany’s ruling alliance is not up for renegotiation and the new leaders of the Social [more…]