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Hong Kong’s credit rating slashed amid ongoing anti-government protests

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Fitch has downgraded one of Asia’s major financial hubs after months of violent protests, stating that Hong Kong’s rating outlook is currently negative. The global credit rating agency issued its statement on Friday, downgrading Hong Kong’s long-term foreign currency issuer default rating from ‘AA+’ to ‘AA.’ Fitch said that public discontent within the financial hub Read More

BHP investors file resolution to cut funding for Australian coal lobby groups

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MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Several BHP Group shareholders, including the Church of England pension fund, are recommending the company suspend its membership in industry groups that advocate for policies inconsistent with the Paris climate change agreement. FILE PHOTO: Visitors to the BHP (formerly known as BHP Billiton) booth speak with representatives during the Prospectors and Developers Read More

Hong Kong’s embattled leader denies offering to resign over protests

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Hong Kong’s embattled leader Carrie Lam has insisted she has never asked the Chinese government to let her resign to end the city’s political crisis – despite a leaked voice recording of her saying she would step down if she could. Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators have taken to the streets in Hong Kong since Read More

Barricades ON FIRE: Eyewitness videos show Hong Kong in chaos amid escalating street violence

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Footage detailing the growing unrest in Honk Kong illustrates the increasingly aggressive nature of the anti-China protests there, as the semi-autonomous territory braces for more unrest in the coming days. Videos taken by eyewitnesses show impromptu barricades set ablaze by demonstrators, many of whom were armed with metal rods and clubs. Rocks and other projectiles Read More

Hong Kong: Tear gas and petrol bombs as police and protesters clash

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Hong Kong police have fired tear gas and used a water cannon on anti-government protesters – who responded by throwing petrol bombs toward police lines. Sky News witnessed the confrontation outside government headquarters. Protesters pointed laser beams at police and appeared to throw objects over large barriers keeping them away from the building. Image: Demonstrators Read More

Hong Kong police turn to water cannon as protesters hurl petrol bombs & bricks (PHOTO, VIDEO)

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The ongoing turmoil in Hong Kong escalated on Saturday when protesters in the autonomous area of 7.4 million people threw Molotov cocktails and bricks at police, with law enforcement resorting to gas grenades and water cannon. Numerous protesters, some clad in black fatigues and yellow helmets, thronged the streets of Hong Kong on Saturday, kick-starting Read More

Police draw their guns after being attacked by Hong Kong protesters

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Hong Kong police have drawn their guns and one fired a warning shot into the air after they were attacked by protesters with sticks and rods. The officers had been chased by the demonstrators who called them “gangsters” during a second successive day of violence in the Chinese territory. There had been a standoff earlier Read More

Police use water cannon for first time against Hong Kong protesters

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Hong Kong police have used water cannon against anti-government protesters for the first time during a second straight day of demonstrations. There have been skirmishes between activists and officers following a pro-democracy march in an area known as the New Territories where tens of thousands took to the streets. A large crowd then attended a Read More

Protesters ‘greet’ G7 leaders, French police fires tear gas

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Thousands have protested near the southern French town of Biarritz, discontent with the politics of the G7 leaders who’ve gathered there for an annual summit. Some clashed with police, who responded with tear gas and water cannon. Demonstrators were barred from Biarritz itself, where the leaders of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom Read More

There is a palpable sense of shame in Hong Kong

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By Diana Magnay, news correspondent, in Hong Kong Protest movements over time, just as crowds do, ebb and swell – gathering momentum only to deflate again as if heaving a collective sigh. Tuesday night at the airport by all accounts was a moment where a mob – albeit small – turns monstrous, gripped by adrenaline Read More