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China Is Keeping a Closer Eye on Citizens Traveling to Hong Kong

China Is Keeping a Closer Eye on Citizens Traveling to Hong Kong

China is taking steps to insulate the mainland from the dramatic protests that have gripped Hong Kong. On top of tightly controlling local media coverage of the demonstrations, authorities this month
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China Sticking to September U.S. Trade Talks After Tariff Delay

China Sticking to September U.S. Trade Talks After Tariff Delay

Chinese officials are sticking to their plan to visit Washington in September for face-to-face trade meetings, people familiar with the matter said, signaling that talks remain on track for now
France Considers Relaxing Its Archaic Broadcasting Rules

France Considers Relaxing Its Archaic Broadcasting Rules

Web rivals have raked in millions in ad revenue, and now the French TV industry is hoping relaxed restrictions will benefit them as well.
Hong Kong Airport Obtains Interim Injunction to Bar Protesters

Hong Kong Airport Obtains Interim Injunction to Bar Protesters

Hong Kong airport is resuming normal operations this morning after another night of protests that saw violent clashes and flights severely disrupted. Washington is now urging Beijing to respect the
China Refuses to Allow U.S. Warships to Make Port Calls in Hong Kong

China Refuses to Allow U.S. Warships to Make Port Calls in Hong Kong

China has refused port visits to Hong Kong by two U.S. warships amid continued trade tensions and diplomatic spats between the two sides over pro-democracy protests in the Asian financial hub.
China Likens Protesters to ‘Terrorists’ as Airport Curbs Access

China Likens Protesters to ‘Terrorists’ as Airport Curbs Access

Hong Kong restricted access to the airport in a bid to stave off further demonstrations while China ramped up the rhetoric against protesters, saying they “acted like terrorists” while swarming the
FAA Bans Recalled MacBook Pros From Flights

FAA Bans Recalled MacBook Pros From Flights

U.S. airline safety regulators banned select MacBook Pro laptops on flights after Apple Inc. recently said that some units had batteries that posed a fire risk.
U.K. Gears Up for Brexit-Driven Election That Boris Johnson Can't Call

U.K. Gears Up for Brexit-Driven Election That Boris Johnson Can't Call

Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s staff talk about an imminent general election as though it were a fact, and on Tuesday, a Conservative politician accidentally published a draft email about his “GE2019
Immigrants Citing ‘Horrific Conditions’ in Texas Sue for Release

Immigrants Citing ‘Horrific Conditions’ in Texas Sue for Release

Immigrants along the Texas-Mexico border, citing indefinite detention in “horrific conditions,” have asked a federal judge to order the U.S. to improve the conditions, give them access to lawyers and
Amazon Seller Complaints Drawing FTC Interest, Chairman Says

Amazon Seller Complaints Drawing FTC Interest, Chairman Says

Federal Trade Commission chairman Joe Simons said Tuesday the agency is interested in hearing complaints alleging that Amazon.com Inc. is punishing merchants that offer lower prices on other
FTC Chief Says He’s Willing to Break Up Big Tech Companies

FTC Chief Says He’s Willing to Break Up Big Tech Companies

The head of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission said he’s prepared to break up major technology platforms if necessary by undoing their past mergers as his agency investigates whether companies
Conte Called Before Italian Assembly to Address Political Crisis

Conte Called Before Italian Assembly to Address Political Crisis

Italian lawmakers summoned Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte to appear before the senate on Aug. 20 as parliament responds to the political chaos that has gripped the euro-area’s third largest economy.
South Africa’s Kganyago Sues After SARB Battle Gets Personal

South Africa’s Kganyago Sues After SARB Battle Gets Personal

Less than a week since he vowed to go to war to protect the independence of the South African Reserve Bank, Governor Lesetja Kganyago has approached the courts to protect his name after a racial slur
Merkel Leaves Door Open to Government Action as Economy Sputters

Merkel Leaves Door Open to Government Action as Economy Sputters

Chancellor Angela Merkel came back from her summer holidays a bit more pessimistic about the state of Germany’s economy and, it seemed, a bit more inclined to do something about the slowdown.
Trump Bows to Economic Fears in Move to Delay China Tariffs

Trump Bows to Economic Fears in Move to Delay China Tariffs

President Donald Trump bowed to pressure from U.S. businesses and concerns over the economic fallout of his trade war with China, delaying the imposition of new tariffs on a wide variety of consumer

Zambia Proceeds With Constitutional Changes Amid Court Challenge

Zambia will press ahead with plans to amend the constitution even though the country’s main lawyers group asked the nation’s top court to halt the move, a government official said.
Xi’s Dilemma: Send Forces Into Hong Kong, or Wait Out Protesters

Xi’s Dilemma: Send Forces Into Hong Kong, or Wait Out Protesters

Over the past week, signs have appeared that China has stepped up preparations to mobilize mainland forces to quell the weeks-long uprising in Hong Kong. The question now is whether President Xi
Airport Cleans Up After Night of Protest Chaos: Hong Kong Update

Airport Cleans Up After Night of Protest Chaos: Hong Kong Update

Hong Kong’s airport resumed normal operations after a chaotic night of protest in which demonstrators beat and detained two suspected infiltrators and President Donald Trump warned of Chinese troops
Buttigieg Flips Chops With the Iowa Pork Queen: Campaign Update

Buttigieg Flips Chops With the Iowa Pork Queen: Campaign Update

Pete Buttigieg won over royalty Tuesday at the Iowa State Fair.