UK-China ties freeze with debate over Huawei, Hong Kong

[ad_1] Only five years ago, then-British Prime Minister David Cameron was celebrating a “golden era” in U.K.-China relations, bonding with President Xi Jinping over a pint of beer at the pub and signing off on trade deals worth billions. Those friendly scenes now seem like a distant memory. Hostile rhetoric has ratcheted up in recent […]

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Serbia police detain 71 after 4th night of coronavirus protests

[ad_1] Serbian police detained 71 people after clashes during the fourth night of anti-government protests against the Serbian president that were initially sparked by his plans to reintroduce a coronavirus lockdown. Fourteen policemen were injured in the rioting Friday evening when hundreds of right-wing demonstrators tried to storm the parliament building in downtown Belgrade, police […]

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Donald Trump working on merit-based immigration order, and DACA

[ad_1] The White House on Friday said President Donald Trump was working on an executive order to establish a merit-based immigration system and offer a path to citizenship to undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children, without offering them amnesty. The president has been pushing for a merit-based immigration system which offers US […]

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Heavy rain cause deadly floods in Japan, at least 58 dead

[ad_1] Pounding rain that already caused deadly floods in southern Japan was moving northeast Wednesday, battering large areas of Japan’s main island, swelling more rivers, triggering mudslides and destroying houses and roads. At least 58 people died in several days of flooding. Parts of Nagano and Gifu, including areas known for scenic mountain trails and […]

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Mike Pompeo says Xi’s aggressive ‘behaviour’ behind India-China conflict

[ad_1] US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday said the “incredibly aggressive” Chinese actions along the border with China were a reflection of the “behaviour” of General Secretary and President Xi Jinping in the region and the world, holding the Chinese leader more directly accountable for it than before. “I put this in the […]

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Harvard, MIT sue Trump admin over foreign student visa rule

[ad_1] Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology filed a lawsuit Wednesday challenging the proposed new rules for international students as the Trump administration sought to soften the impact of its controversial order arguing, one, it was only a temporary measure and, two, it was meant to force these institutions to reopen fully. In […]

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Clothing factory in UK faces modern slavery probe

[ad_1] A clothing factory named Jaswal Fashions based in the eastern England city of Leicester faces a modern slavery investigation after an undercover reporter alleged sweatshop-like conditions and below minimum wage payments to its workers, many of them from India. According to ‘The Sunday Times’, its undercover reporter found that workers were being paid as […]

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China braces for more storms; 121 dead or missing this year

[ad_1] A wide swath of southern China braced Sunday for more seasonal rains and flooding that state media said has already left more than 120 people dead or missing this year. The National Meteorological Center raised the weather alert to yellow Sunday morning, the third highest of four warning levels, for more than half a […]

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