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China media, HK government bristle at Trump's pledge of curbs, sanctions
Sunday,  5/31/2020, 17:14 
HONG KONG/BEIJING (REUTERS) - China’s state media and the government of Hong Kong lashed out on Sunday at U.S. President Donald Trump’s vow to end Hong ...
U.S. protests over Minneapolis death rage on amid political finger-pointing
Sunday,  5/31/2020, 13:00 
MINNEAPOLIS (REUTERS) - The full Minnesota National Guard was activated for the first time since World War Two after four nights of civil unrest that has ...
Hong Kong leaders say Trump 'completely wrong' for curbing ties
Saturday,  5/30/2020, 15:40 
HONG KONG (REUTERS) - Senior Hong Kong government officials lashed out on Saturday at moves by U.S. President Donald Trump to strip the city of its special ...
Minneapolis police officer charged with murder of George Floyd
Saturday,  5/30/2020, 08:51 
MINNEAPOLIS (REUTERS) - A white former Minneapolis police officer was charged with murder on Friday after a bystander video showed him pinning his knee ...
Attack on Taiwan an option to stop independence, top China general says
Friday,  5/29/2020, 16:51 
BEIJING (REUTERS) - China will attack Taiwan if there is no other way of stopping it from becoming independent, one of the country’s most senior generals ...
Hong Kong government warns removing U.S. special status is 'double-edged sword'
Friday,  5/29/2020, 12:41 
HONG KONG (REUTERS) - Hong Kong told the United States to keep out of the internal debate over new national security laws being imposed by China, and warned ...
Protests, looting erupt in Minneapolis over racially charged killing by police
Friday,  5/29/2020, 08:55 
MINNEAPOLIS (REUTERS) - Protesters clashed with riot police firing tear gas for a second night in Minneapolis on Wednesday in an outpouring of rage over ...
China parliament approves Hong Kong security bill as tensions with U.S. rise
Thursday,  5/28/2020, 17:41 
HONG KONG/BEIJING (REUTERS) - China’s parliament approved a decision on Thursday to go forward with national security legislation for Hong Kong that democracy ...
U.S. and China fight at United Nations over Hong Kong
Thursday,  5/28/2020, 11:50 
NEW YORK (REUTERS) - The United States and China clashed over Hong Kong at the United Nations on Wednesday after Beijing opposed a request by Washington ...
Hong Kong no longer deserves special U.S. status, Pompeo says
Thursday,  5/28/2020, 08:47 
WASHINGTON/HONG KONG (REUTERS) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told Congress on Wednesday that Hong Kong no longer qualifies for its special status ...
New Zealand expects plan for safe travel with Australia in June
Wednesday,  5/27/2020, 17:29 
WELLINGTON (REUTERS) - New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Wednesday a draft blueprint on safely starting travel between New Zealand and ...
Riot police shield Hong Kong legislature as protests gather against anthem bill
Wednesday,  5/27/2020, 13:09 
HONG KONG (REUTERS) - Hong Kong deployed riot police around the Legislative Council on Wednesday as activists called for protests against a bill to criminalise ...
Hong Kong legislature surrounded by riot police ahead of expected protests
Wednesday,  5/27/2020, 08:42 
HONG KONG (REUTERS) - Hundreds of riot police took up posts around Hong Kong’s legislature overnight, as protests were expected on Wednesday over a bill ...
After coronavirus, Italian nursing homes face fight to survive
Tuesday,  5/26/2020, 15:54 
MILAN (REUTERS) - Italy’s nursing homes, ravaged by the coronavirus pandemic which claimed the lives of thousands of residents, face financial pressures ...
Hong Kong's leader says security laws will not affect city's rights and freedoms
Tuesday,  5/26/2020, 12:18 
HONG KONG (REUTERS) - Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said on Tuesday that Beijing’s proposed national security laws would not trample on the city’s rights ...
WHO warns of 'second peak' in areas where COVID-19 declining
Tuesday,  5/26/2020, 08:47 
GENEVA (REUTERS) - Countries where coronavirus infections are declining could still face an “immediate second peak” if they let up too soon on measures ...
Japan lifts Tokyo's state of emergency, eyes fresh stimulus
Monday,  5/25/2020, 18:26 
TOKYO (REUTERS) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday that Japan will lift a state of emergency for Tokyo and four remaining areas later ...
Hong Kong security chief warns of growing 'terrorism' as government backs Beijing's planned security laws
Monday,  5/25/2020, 12:49 
HONG KONG (REUTERS) - Hong Kong’s security chief said “terrorism” was growing in the city, as government departments rallied on Monday behind Beijing’s ...
Taiwan promises 'necessary assistance' to Hong Kong's people
Monday,  5/25/2020, 08:34 
TAIPEI (REUTERS) - Taiwan will provide the people of Hong Kong with “necessary assistance”, Taiwan leader Tsai Ing-wen said, after a resurgence in protests ...
Beijing says new Hong Kong laws won't harm investors, urges countries to stop 'meddling'
Sunday,  5/24/2020, 10:02 
HONG KONG/BEIJING (REUTERS) - China’s foreign ministry branch in Hong Kong dismissed concerns that its proposed national security laws for the city would ...
China's planned security agencies for Hong Kong a 'death knell' for autonomy - Pompeo
Saturday,  5/23/2020, 11:07 
HONG KONG (REUTERS) - Chinese plans to impose national security laws on Hong Kong could see mainland intelligence agencies set up bases there, raising ...
China drops word 'peaceful' in latest push for Taiwan 'reunification'
Friday,  5/22/2020, 21:45 
BEIJING/TAIPEI (REUTERS) – Chinese Premier Li Keqiang left out the word “peaceful” on Friday in referring to Beijing’s desire to “reunify” with Chinese-claimed ...
Plane crashes in Pakistan with around 100 on board
Friday,  5/22/2020, 21:40 
KARACHI, PAKISTAN (REUTERS) – A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane with around 100 passengers and crew crashed on Friday in a residential area ...
Hong Kong activists call for protest march against new security laws
Friday,  5/22/2020, 12:51 
HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong activists called for a protest march on Friday against Beijing’s plans to impose national security legislation in the semiautonomous ...
China supports 'improvement' of Hong Kong's political system
Thursday,  5/21/2020, 17:37 
BEIJING (REUTERS) - China said on Thursday it supports improving the system and mechanism related to the constitution and basic law of Hong Kong and Macau, ...
In blow to Japan's Abe, media say Tokyo top prosecutor set to resign
Thursday,  5/21/2020, 12:09 
TOKYO (REUTERS) - Tokyo’s top prosecutor was set to resign after a report that he gambled illegally during Japan’s coronavirus state of emergency, media ...
Cyclone kills 14 in India, Bangladesh leaving trail of destruction
Thursday,  5/21/2020, 09:16 
KOLKATA/DHAKA (REUTERS) - A powerful cyclone pounded eastern India and Bangladesh on Wednesday, killing at least 14 people and destroying thousands of ...
Spain makes masks compulsory in public, even for children
Wednesday,  5/20/2020, 16:27 
MADRID (REUTERS) - Spain has made it compulsory for all citizens, including children over six, to wear masks in public spaces as one of Europe’s strictest ...
Taiwan says wants talks with China, but not 'one country, two systems'
Wednesday,  5/20/2020, 12:33 
TAIPEI (REUTERS) - Taiwan wants dialogue with China but cannot accept its proposal for “one country, two systems”, Taiwan's leader Tsai Ing-wen said on ...
Tens of thousands evacuated as India, Bangladesh brace for super cyclone
Wednesday,  5/20/2020, 09:25 
KOLKATA/DHAKA (REUTERS) - Authorities in eastern India and Bangladesh were scrambling on Tuesday to move tens of thousands of villagers away from coasts ...
Trump threatens permanent freeze of WHO funding, review of U.S. membership
Tuesday,  5/19/2020, 15:58 
WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - U.S. President Donald Trump threatened on Monday to permanently halt funding for the World Health Organization (WHO) if it did not ...
Coronavirus vaccine from Moderna appears safe, shows promise in data from 8 people
Tuesday,  5/19/2020, 12:58 
WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - Moderna Inc’s experimental COVID-19 vaccine, the first to be tested in the United States, produced protective antibodies in a small ...
U.S. savages WHO as it promises pandemic review, but China pledges US$2 billion
Tuesday,  5/19/2020, 08:45 
GENEVA (REUTERS) - The World Health Organization said on Monday an independent review of the global coronavirus response would begin as soon as possible ...
China's defence budget likely to grow despite economic cost of coronavirus
Monday,  5/18/2020, 16:11 
BEIJING (REUTERS) - China, facing what it sees as increasing military pressure from the United States, is likely to shrug off the pall hanging over its ...
Scuffles break out between Hong Kong legislators over key committee leadership
Monday,  5/18/2020, 13:01 
HONG KONG (REUTERS) - Scuffles broke out on Monday between pro-democracy and pro-government legislators in Hong Kong over the leadership of a key committee ...
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