Hong Kong gives protesters green light for big march on Sunday

5 December 2019, 3:15 PM
Hong Kong authorities granted protesters permission to march this weekend, organizers said on Thursday, giving the green light to a rally seen as a gauge of the pro-democracy movement’s support following its sweeping victory in local elections.
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Britain's opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn poses with his party's manifesto as he visits Labour activists.
Israel’s foreign minister says he hopes Corbyn loses British election 5 December 2019, 11:56 AM

Foreign Minister Israel Katz said, "I won't meddle in internal elections but I personally hope that he [Jeremy Corbyn] won't be elected, with this whole wave of anti-Semitism.

U.S. President Donald Trump holds a campaign rally in Sunrise, Florida.
Legal experts tell Congress that Trump’s actions are impeachable 5 December 2019, 6:09 AM

Democrats on the House of Representatives Judiciary Committee said they may look beyond President Donald Trump’s relations with Ukraine as they draw up articles of impeachment.

NATO leaders meet in London 4 December 2019, 3:13 PM

NATO leaders gathered at a golf resort near London on Wednesday for a summit acrimonious even by the standards of the Trump era, aiming to tackle sharp disagreements over spending, future threats including China and Turkey’s role in the alliance.

File photo of China's top diplomat Wang Yi speaking during a meeting with former Ethiopian President Mulatu Teshome in Beijing.
China demands ‘fighting spirit’ from diplomats 4 December 2019, 2:15 PM

Chinese diplomats have been instructed to promote Beijing’s view more aggressively as the country grapples with the trade war with the United States, anti-government protests in Hong Kong and other crises that could dent its image.

Russia accuses US of deliberately delaying visas for its officials 4 December 2019, 10:34 AM

Russia has accused Washington of deliberately delaying the issuing of visas for Russian officials traveling to the United States, something it said could further damage already strained relations.

‘Very, very nasty’: Trump clashes with Macron before NATO summit 4 December 2019, 6:37 AM

US President Donald Trump and French leader Emmanuel Macron clashed over the future of NATO on Tuesday before a summit intended to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Western military alliance.

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French Champagne makers fear impact of potential new US duties 3 December 2019, 9:14 PM

French champagne producers and exporters decried a US government threat to slap tariffs of up to 100% on a range of French products including sparkling wines, saying they have nothing to do with the dispute and calling for government help.

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Climate activist Greta Thunberg reaches Lisbon on way to Madrid summit 3 December 2019, 5:12 PM

Climate activist Greta Thunberg arrived in Lisbon on Tuesday after crossing the Atlantic from New York aboard a catamaran ahead of her appearance at a summit in Madrid to demand urgent action on global warming.

One killed as typhoon hits Philippines, hundreds of flights halted 3 December 2019, 10:32 AM

A typhoon struck the Philippines on Tuesday, killing one man and bringing heavy rains that prompted suspension of air travel and government offices in the capital, and warnings of floods, storm surges and landslides.

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Saudi Arabia wants OPEC+ to deepen oil cuts due to Aramco IPO 3 December 2019, 7:17 AM

OPEC and its allies plan to deepen oil cuts and have the deal in place so it runs at least until June 2020 as Saudi Arabia wants to deliver a positive surprise to the market before the listing of Saudi Aramco, two sources familiar with the talks said.

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White House says it won’t participate in Trump impeachment inquiry 2 December 2019, 9:07 PM

As the next phase of the impeachment inquiry into United States President Donald Trump gets underway this week, the White House it won’t participate despite an invitation to do so.

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British VW drivers launch ‘dieselgate’ case in High Court 2 December 2019, 4:34 PM

 Tens of thousands of British drivers on Monday accused Volkswagen of fitting devices to cheat clean air laws at the start of the country's biggest class action lawsuit brought to tackle "diesel gate".

Shootouts in northern Mexico kill 21 2 December 2019, 12:32 PM

Clashes between police and suspected cartel gunmen in a northern Mexican town killed 21 people over the weekend, authorities said, adding fuel to bilateral tensions sparked by US President Donald Trump's vow to designate the drug gangs as terrorists.

Hong Kong gears up for lunchtime rallies after weekend unrest 2 December 2019, 8:57 AM

Hong Kong protesters geared up for a week of lunchtime rallies on Monday, a day after a mass demonstration showed the anti-government movement can still draw people to the streets even after sweeping recent gains by democrats in district elections.

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United Climate Change Conference, COP 25 kicks off on Monday 2 December 2019, 8:09 AM

The United Climate Change Conference, COP 25 kicks off on Monday in Madrid Spain. Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, has called on countries to bring definite action plans on how they will combat climate change.

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White House says it will not participate in Wednesday’s Trump impeachment hearing 2 December 2019, 6:09 AM

The White House told Democratic lawmakers on Sunday that U.S. President Donald Trump and his lawyers would not participate in a congressional impeachment hearing this week, citing a lack of “fundamental fairness.”

United States asks UK to extradite ex-Autonomy boss Lynch from UK 1 December 2019, 9:14 PM

The United States has formally requested the extradition of Michael Lynch, the British tech billionaire who sold his company to Hewlett Packard (HP) in an ill-fated $11.1 billion deal...

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Nine people trampled to death at a party in Brazil 1 December 2019, 8:01 PM

Nine people were trampled to death early on Sunday after two suspects being chased by Brazilian police entered a party with roughly 5 000 people, according to a police statement.

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Trump faces two impeachment deadlines as inquiry shifts focus 1 December 2019, 2:47 PM

 US President Donald Trump faced two deadlines in Congress on Sunday as Democrats prepared to shift the focus of their impeachment inquiry from fact-finding to the consideration of possible charges of misconduct over his dealings with Ukraine.

Senior German conservatives: no talks on coalition deal after SPD vote 1 December 2019, 2:30 PM

The future of Germany's ruling coalition looked shaky after the election of new leaders of the Social Democrats (SPD) who are demanding a shift in policies...

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson visits the scene of a stabbing on London Bridge, in which two people were killed, in London.
Johnson pressured on jail terms after London Bridge attack 1 December 2019, 8:56 AM

The London Bridge attack pushed law and order towards the top of the British political agenda on Saturday, with days to go before a snap election, after police said the assailant had previously been convicted of terrorism offenses but freed early from prison.

Hundreds march in Hong Kong against use of tear gas; city braces for further protests 1 December 2019, 7:16 AM

Hundreds of protesters in Hong Kong, including many families with children, marched on Sunday in protest against police use of tear gas as the Asian financial hub geared up for further anti-government demonstrations following a week of calm.

Search ends for survivors of Albanian quake as death toll reaches 51 30 November 2019, 7:21 PM

Albania ended its search on Saturday for survivors of a powerful earthquake that killed 51 people, and buried more victims of the disaster including toddler twins and their mother.

Flowers are laid down for the victims at the scene of a stabbing on London Bridge, in which two people were killed, in London, Britain, November 30, 2019.
London attacker could prompt recriminalisations 30 November 2019, 2:16 PM

The 28-year-old British man who killed two people in a stabbing spree on London Bridge before police shot him had been released in 2018 on terrorism offences.

Forensics officers work near the site of an incident at London Bridge in London, Britain.
London attacker previously convicted of terrorism offenses 30 November 2019, 7:05 AM

Britain’s top counter-terrorism police officers said this individual was known to authorities, having been convicted in 2012 for terrorism offenses.

British police shoot man at London Bridge after several people stabbed 29 November 2019, 6:54 PM

British police shot a man on Friday after a number of people were stabbed in the London Bridge area of the city. A video posted on Twitter shows a group of about half a dozen men wrestling with someone on the ground on the sidewalk of the bridge. One of them backs away from the […]

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British PM Johnson to Trump: keep out of UK election 29 November 2019, 5:27 PM

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Friday it would be "best" if U.S. President Donald Trump does not get involved in Britain's election when he visits London fora NATO summit next week.

A still image from a social media video shows a police officer aiming his gun at a protester in Sai Wan Ho, Hong Kong.
Hong Kong police withdraw from wrecked campus 29 November 2019, 2:49 PM

Hong Kong police on Friday withdrew from the wreckage of a university campus damaged in weeks of clashes, as pro-democracy activists canvassed social media for support for more rallies at the weekend.

Taliban ready to resume peace talks – following Trump’s Kabul visit 29 November 2019, 10:07 AM

The Taliban said on Friday they were ready to restart peace talks with the United States, a day after President Donald Trump made a surprise visit to U.S. troops in Afghanistan and said he believed the radical group would agree to a ceasefire.

Uruguay opposition claims victory in presidential vote, official candidate concedes 29 November 2019, 5:37 AM

Uruguay’s conservative opposition party claimed victory and the governing party’s candidate conceded defeat on Thursday after the count of Sunday’s runoff election concluded, marking a rightward shift on a continent torn by social unrest.