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China ‘will not sit on its hands’ over Hong Kong protests

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The Chinese government will “not sit on its hands” over the protests in Hong Kong, Beijing’s UK ambassador has said, adding it has “solutions”. It came as new pictures emerged showing the build up of armed forces in the city of Shenzhen, just across the border with Hong Long. The ambassador, Liu Xiaoming, told a Read More

Twenty-two states sue Trump administration over carbon rule replacement

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FILE PHOTO: New York State Attorney General Letitia James speaks at a news conference to announce the filing of a federal lawsuit in partnership with at least 10 U.S. state attorneys general to stop a proposed $26 billion merger of mobile carriers Sprint and T-Mobile in New York, U.S., June 11, 2019. REUTERS/Mike Segar WASHINGTON Read More

Protesters ground flights at Hong Kong airport for second day

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Hong Kong airport has cancelled all outbound flights for a second day after a mass sit-in by thousands of pro-democracy protesters. The airport reopened this morning after Monday’s shutdown, with many flights cancelled, but check-in services were suspended again at 4.30pm. Airport authorities said they did not expect inbound flights to be affected, although many Read More

Reliance-Microsoft cloud tie-up poses threat to Amazon, Google in India

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MUMBAI/COLOMBO (Reuters) – India’s Reliance Industries Ltd on Monday announced a partnership with Microsoft’s Azure cloud platform, in a move that deepens the offerings of its Jio telecoms unit while posing a direct challenge to rival cloud services providers such as Amazon.com and Alphabet’s Google. FILE PHOTO: A man walks past a Reliance Industries Limited Read More

Fast jets, spy planes and helicopters: On board the warships ready to strike Iran

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Fast jets, spy planes and helicopters fly scores of sorties every day from a US aircraft carrier in the Arabian Sea, positioned within striking distance of Iran. President Donald Trump moved USS Abraham Lincoln and other warships into the region in May, slightly sooner than planned, as tensions grew between Washington and Tehran. Officers say Read More

On board the warships ready to deter Iranian forces

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By Deborah Haynes, foreign affairs editor Fast jets, spy planes and helicopters fly scores of sorties every day from a US aircraft carrier in the Arabian Sea, positioned within striking distance of Iran. President Donald Trump moved USS Abraham Lincoln and other warships into the region in May, slightly sooner than planned, as tensions grew Read More

Tiny Pacific island eyes LNG market debut with supply deal

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By Stephen Stapczynski and Anna Shiryaevskaya on 8/9/2019 SINGAPORE (Bloomberg) – New Caledonia, a French territory in the South Pacific, is joining the global liquefied natural gas boom with a plan to use the cleaner-burning fossil fuel in power generation. The island group with a population of 280,000 is seeking suppliers for its planned Centrale Read More

Exclusive: China warns India of ‘reverse sanctions’ if Huawei is blocked – sources

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NEW DELHI (Reuters) – China has told India not to block its Huawei Technologies from doing business in the country, warning there could be consequences for Indian firms operating in China, sources with knowledge of the matter said. FILE PHOTO: People look at products at the Huawei stall at the International Consumer Electronics Expo Read More

Hong Kong protest and strike brings city to a standstill

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By Emily Mee, news reporter Hong Kong protesters have brought the city to a standstill after a pro-democracy movement called for a general strike. At least 100 flights have been cancelled and metro services widely disrupted as demonstrators blocked train and platform doors to prevent trains from leaving stations. Hong Kong’s leader Carrie Lam says Read More