Hong Kong | Protesters hit subway to disrupt morning commute

Commuters in Hong Kong argued yesterday with demonstrators who blocked subway train doors in their latest protest action to demand greater accountability from the semi-autonomous Chinese

Three aeronautical authorities ink agreement in Hong Kong

The aeronautical authorities of mainland China, the Hong Kong SAR and the Macau SAR convened yesterday in Hong Kong where they signed an agreement to foster

Turmoil risks economic growth, Fitch says

Hong Kong’s ongoing protest movement against the government’s extradition bill presents a downside risk to Fitch Ratings Inc’s forecasts for economic growth in the city, the

Madonna’s welcome, but Portugal wants immigrants to lift economy

It’s not just the likes of Madonna and the Aga Khan that Portugal wants to attract. Unlike many governments in Europe, Portugal wants immigrants to shore

Corporate Bits | Taiwanese singer to celebrate his farewell tour at Cotai Arena in September

With a rich, soulful voice, Fei has enjoyed a glittering 45-year career. He is feted for his classic versions of songs such as “A Spray of

Huawei says sales up 23% despite US controls

Huawei’s sales rose by double digits in the first half of this year despite being blacklisted by Washington and its chairman, saying U.S. pressure has

Tesla to pay China USD323m a year in tax for factory site

Tesla Inc. agreed to pay China 2.23 billion yuan (USD323 million) in tax every year as part of a deal with local authorities to build

Official praises Xinjiang camps as ‘pioneering’

Officials from China’s northwestern Xinjiang region said yesterday that most of the people who were in the area’s controversial re-education centers have since left the facilities and

Philippine defense chief hits Beijing for South China Sea acts

The Philippine defense chief criticized China yesterday for what he said was its bullying actions in the South China Sea and added that Beijing’s peaceful assurances

Top diplomats gather in Bangkok for key Asia-Pacific talks

Top diplomats from the Asia-Pacific region started gathering yesterday in the Thai capital to discuss issues of concern to the area, including security on the Korean peninsula

Malaysia: Myanmar must be accountable for Rohingya to return

Malaysia’s foreign ministry said yesterday that Myanmar’s government must pursue justice for alleged human rights abuses against the Muslim Rohingya minority so that hundreds of thousands

A$AP Rocky trial underway in Sweden

American rapper A$AP Rocky and two other men believed to be members of his entourage went on trial yesterday in Sweden in a high-profile legal

Boris Johnson tries to reassure on Brexit as pound slumps

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson visited Wales yesterday as part of a national tour intended to reassure Britons that his hard-Brexit push won’t hurt the

USA | President to visit Poland for World War II anniversary September 1

An aide to Poland’s president says that President Donald Trump will visit Warsaw from Aug. 31 through Sept. 2 to take part in observances marking the

Trump lashes out at China as trade talks resume; stocks fall

President Donald Trump lashed out at China for what he said is its unwillingness to buy American agricultural products and said it continues to “rip off”

Offbeat | TSA: Man checked missile launcher in luggage at BWI

Federal officials say they’ve found a missile launcher in a man’s luggage at the airport in Baltimore. The Transportation Security Administration said in a statement that the

This Day in History | 1991 – Superpowers to cut nuclear warheads

The United States and the Soviet Union have signed an historic agreement reducing their stockpiles of nuclear warheads by about a third. The Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty, known as

Life & Style | Global Citizen Festival to feature H.E.R, others

Queen and Adam Lambert, Pharrell Williams and Alicia Keys are some of the headliners at the 2019 Global Citizens Festival. Organizers yesterday also announced

Swimming | High-water mark: Dressel sets own standard with 8 medals in Worlds

Exhaustion and relief flooded Caeleb Dressel. Maybe now the comparisons with Michael Phelps can fade away. Dressel won eight medals, including six golds, at the world

Australian swimming embarrassed after positive drug test

If only the world championships ended as well as it started for the swimmers from Down Under. The much-vaunted Australian squad had an impressive but

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