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Hong Kong police fire rubber bullets as extradition bill protests turn to chaos

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HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong police fired rubber bullets and tear gas at demonstrators who threw plastic bottles on Wednesday as protests against an extradition bill that would allow people to be sent to mainland China for trial descended into violent chaos. Tens of thousands of protesters had gathered peacefully outside the Chinese-ruled city’s Read More

Japan PM Abe to visit Iran for talks amid rising Middle East tensions

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Tokyo — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is scheduled to visit Iran for talks with Iranian leaders over June 12-14, marking the first visit by a Japanese premier in almost 41 years, where he is expected to play a constructive role in helping reduce US-Iran tensions. Not registered? Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & Read More

From terrorist to ‘songbird’: Syrian goalie eulogized by Western media glorified 9/11 and ISIS

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The Syrian conflict continues to provide an uncomfortable window into the minds of the Western establishment, as mainstream media eulogize a dead ‘moderate rebel’ commander despite evidence of his support for Al-Qaeda and ISIS. Abdel Baset Sarout, 27, was wounded last week fighting Syrian government forces, and died on Saturday at a hospital in Turkey. Read More

And the band rolls on: Rocker, comedian, actor & vlogger run for parliament in Ukraine

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More popular performers with little to no political experience are running for public offices in Ukraine, where comedian Volodymyr Zelensky managed to win the presidency two months ago. This year life in Ukraine has had many moments of mixing politics with show business. Zelensky, a professional actor and comedian with no record of public service, Read More

UK summons Sudan envoy over ‘sickening’ military crackdown

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The UK has summoned the Sudanese ambassador after a military crackdown on pro-democracy protesters left dozens of people dead. Harriet Baldwin, the UK’s minister for Africa, said she was “absolutely sickened” by the “very credible reports of the violence against peaceful protesters”. She added: “Sudan needs to move to a civilian government as soon as Read More

More Russia, China oil trade can set new markers, influence prices: Rosneft CEO

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St. Petersburg, Russia — Russia and China should boost their energy cooperation, including increasing their oil trade, which could lead to the establishment of new benchmarks and raise the two countries’ clout in the market, the head of Rosneft said Thursday. Not registered? Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now Read More

China launches its 1st space rocket from a sea platform (PHOTO)

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China has conducted a pioneering launch of a space rocket from a cargo ship, becoming “the first nation” to fully own and operate a floating launch platform. A Long March 11 carrier rocket lifted off from the pad installed on a civilian ship in the Yellow Sea on Wednesday, the country’s National Space Administration announced. Read More

Effusive Trump promises Britain a ‘phenomenal’ post-Brexit trade deal

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LONDON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday promised Britain a “phenomenal” post-Brexit trade deal, dismissed differences over China’s Huawei and glossed over other disagreements as he heaped praise on the United States’ closest ally. Feted by Queen Elizabeth on the first day of his state visit to Britain, Trump was effusive about the Read More

Effusive Trump promises Britain a “phenomenal” post-Brexit trade deal

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LONDON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday promised Britain a “phenomenal” post-Brexit trade deal, dismissed differences over China’s Huawei and glossed over other disagreements as he heaped praise on the United States’ closest ally. Feted by Queen Elizabeth on the first day of his state visit to Britain, Trump was effusive about the Read More

Youth activists stage ‘die-in’ in German parliament to protest govt climate policy ‘disaster’

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A group of some 20 young climate activists have used a session in the Bundestag, Germany’s federal parliament, to stage a so-called ‘die-in’ over what they labeled a ‘disaster’ in their government’s climate policies. The incident happened as Bundestag President Wolfgang Schauble gave a speech to mark the end of a session titled “Youth and Read More