US says trade talks resuming as China demands end to tariffs

The Trump administration said trade talks with China are starting up again as Beijing reiterated that it’s essential the U.S. removes all existing tariffs for a

Region could feel swine fever blow for next decade, Cargill says

It could be as long as a decade before China recovers from its outbreak of African swine fever, the deadly pig disease that’s decimating hog herds

Regulator drafts rules on liquidity support for security firms

China’s securities regulator is soliciting public opinions over a rule allowing a state fund to bail out securities companies that “face significant liquidity risk,” according to an online

Gov’t dismisses US criticism of South China Sea missile tests

China’s military said its recent “live-fire drill” in the South China Sea didn’t target any country and wasn’t held to achieve specific objectives, after the U.S.

Wife of arrested Chinese ex-Interpol president sues agency

The wife of former Interpol President Meng Hongwei is suing the international police agency, accusing Interpol of failing to protect him from arrest in China and failing

North Korea | Official says released Australian student was spying

North Korea said Saturday that an Australian student who it detained for a week had spread anti-Pyongyang propaganda and engaged in spying by providing photos and other

Seized North Korean ship sought for American student’s death

The parents of Otto Warmbier have filed a claim for a seized North Korean cargo ship, seeking to collect on a multimillion-dollar judgment awarded in the

Myanmmar | Protesters demand justice after 2-year-old raped

Hundreds of people marched to Myanmar’s Central Investigation Department on Saturday to demand justice for a 2-year-old girl who was allegedly raped at her nursery school

Indian officials identify bodies of 3 British climbers

The bodies of three of the four British climbers who were part of an eight-member international expedition to a Himalayan peak have been identified and handed

Top UK diplomat in USA criticizes Trump in leaked memos

Leaked diplomatic cables reveal that Britain’s ambassador to the United States regards President Donald Trump’s administration as inept, hobbled by infighting, and unlikely to improve.

Greeks vote in 1st parliamentary election since bailout end

Greeks voted yesterday in the first parliamentary election since their country emerged from three successive international bailouts still struggling with a crippling nearly decade-long financial crisis.

Offbeat | Police and residents rescue 6-foot snake from car engine

Police and bystanders teamed up to rescue a 6-foot-long (1.8-meter-long) snake that had wrapped itself around the engine block of a car in Connecticut. East Windsor police say the

This Day in History | 2000 – New Harry Potter most magical yet

The latest story about boy wizard Harry Potter has broken all publishing records. The fourth instalment of JK Rowling’s series has been released simultaneously on both

Life & Style | actress charged in Thailand for catching giant clams

A South Korean actress has been charged in Thailand with catching endangered giant clams while participating in a reality TV show and could face up to

Tennis | Serena Williams 2 for 2 at Wimbledon; wins in singles, mixed

Serena Williams walked into her news conference at Wimbledon holding her phone, a cold bottle of water and a statistics sheet that reinforced what was clear from watching

World briefs

The Buzz | Melania Trump depicted in wooden statue in native Slovenia

The likeness of Melania Trump has been carved in wood in her native Slovenia. A life-size sculpture of the U.S. first lady has been unveiled in her

Bossa Nova pioneer Joao Gilberto dies at 88

Joao Gilberto, a Brazilian singer, guitarist and songwriter considered one of the fathers of the bossa nova genre that gained global popularity in the 1960s and became

Rear Window | Pepper spray & batons

…and the occasional downpour of rubber bullets, were found to be the appropriate answer to contain the huge crowds assembled to demand the dumping of the extradition bill

Monday, July 8, 2019 – edition no. 3327

* Ho Iat Seng gears up for Chief Executive run * Tens of thousands take message to mainlanders * A senior tourism official has said that a proposed tax would be set

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