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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

Scuffles as 10,000s of protesters march in Hong Kong to oppose extradition bill (PHOTOS)

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Hong Kong is hit by another massive rally, with people flooding the streets to demand a backdown on a bill that would allow extradition to mainland China. Tear gas and pepper spray have been used to tackle the unrest. An estimated tens of thousands of residents of Hong Kong surrounded the Chinese-ruled local legislature on Read More

Guardian cries ‘Russians are coming’ amid new scramble for Africa

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As Western powers that once colonized Africa find themselves drawn back to the continent over its vast mineral riches, what can they do to divert attention? Why, blame Russia, of course! Enter the Guardian, flogging – but not actually showing – alleged documents purporting to show the Kremlin plotting and scheming in Africa, involving none Read More

‘They will pay a price’: Bolton says US has expanded ‘offensive cyber operations’ against Russia

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The United States is ramping up cyber operations targeting Russia and other so-called adversaries, in what US National Security Advisor John Bolton says is a response to election meddling. Speaking at the Wall Street Journal’s CFO Network conference on Tuesday, Bolton said Washington had taken steps to create “structures of deterrence” in cyberspace in order Read More

Clear-cut meddling? Mike Pompeo promises US will try to stop Corbyn from being elected

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It looks like that much-lauded “special relationship” between the UK and US is so special that the latter now appears to believe it should be offered a significant say in who leads the former. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has been caught admitting that Washington will do its “level best” to prevent UK Labour Read More

Take Five: Enter the dragon

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(Reuters) – CROUCHING DRAGON FILE PHOTO: Containers are seen at a port in Huaian, Jiangsu province, China May 5, 2019. REUTERS/Stringer There’s plenty of life left in the Chinese dragon, but after roaring for three decades it’s certainly lost some of its puff. Markets are primed for exports from the world’s second largest economy to Read More

Maduro opens border with Colombia, shut down over opposition’s aid-smuggling attempt

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Three months after violent clashes broke out at the Colombia-Venezuela border, followed by the opposition’s attempt to smuggle in ‘aid,’ Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has ordered border crossings to be partially reopened. Maduro announced on Friday that the border with Colombia, which has remained closed since late February, will be reopened in western Tachira State Read More

France did not come out well in FCA-Renault deal: Italy’s Di Maio

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FILE PHOTO: The logos of Renault and Fiat carmakers are seen in Nice, France, June 3, 2019. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard/File Photo MILAN (Reuters) – Italy’s Industry Minister Luigi Di Maio blamed the French state for derailing merger talks between Fiat Chrysler and rival Renault saying Paris had come out poorly in the situation. “State meddling is Read More