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HONG KONG (Reuters) – Thousands of Hong Kong people braved sweltering heat on Sunday to protest against Beijing’s tightening grip over the city as the former British colony marked the 21st anniversary of its return to Chinese rule. People’s Liberation Army soldiers attend a flag raising ceremony at an airbase in Hong Kong, China June […]

Missing from that contingent is China, which was disinvited from RIMPAC over its militarization of islands in the South China Sea. But as ships were arriving in Hawaii for RIMPAC, China was completing naval exercises of its own, with a series of live-fire naval drills off Taiwan that began on June 17. That the two […]

ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he is not looking for a new chief of staff to replace John Kelly but at some point, “things happen.” FILE PHOTO: White House Chief of Staff John Kelly listens as U.S. President Donald Trump takes part in a working lunch with […]

PARIS (Reuters) – An international group that monitors money laundering worldwide said on Friday Iran had until October to complete reforms that would bring it into line with global norms or face consequences that could further deter investors from the country. FILE PHOTO: A woman looks at exchange rates by the window of a currency […]

BUCHAREST (Reuters) – Twelve Western nations warned Romanian lawmakers on Thursday against making changes to criminal legislation they say would weaken the rule of law and Bucharest’s ability to fight crime and entrenched corruption. The ruling Social Democrats (PSD) will start to make changes to the criminal code in a parliamentary committee on Thursday. These […]

Captured on June 21, the photos reveal modifications to the site’s plutonium production reactor and the construction of several support facilities — long-planned upgrades that were already underway before North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump met in Singapore earlier this month. When contacted by CNN about 38 North’s analysis, the […]

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – EU leaders will call on Britain to provide “realistic and workable proposals” on its future relationship with the EU and leave the door open for London to change its mind on some of its “red lines” in negotiations – draft summit conclusions showed. FILE PHOTO: An EU flag is waved near the […]

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Britain’s Prince William voiced horror over a Nazi death camp exhibit at Israel’s Holocaust memorial in a sombre start on Tuesday to the first official British royal visit to Israel and the Palestinian Territories. Wearing a black Jewish skullcap, William, second in line to the throne, laid a wreath in the Hall […]

The lawmakers — three Germans, one Portuguese and one Spaniard — spent four hours on board the rescue ship Lifeline, as they negotiated with Italian and Maltese authorities for permission to dock, according to the vessel’s German operator, a non-governmental organization also called Lifeline. The ship has been in limbo for five days after picking […]

BEIJING (Reuters) – Chinese and European Union officials both agreed to oppose unilateralism and trade protectionism during talks in Beijing on a bilateral investment agreement, taking a swipe at U.S. President Donald Trump’s campaign of punitive tariffs. European Commission Vice President Jyrki Katainen and Chinese Vice Premier Liu He shake hands before the EU-China High-level […]

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