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Illinois says it’s prepared for another election hack

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To most people, the mundane sound of typing on a computer keyboard does not have any special significance. But in the computer server room of the Sangamon County, Ill., Board of Elections, the tapping signals the defense of our democracy. The county’s computers, like those in state and local election offices across the country, are the Read More

U.S. firms say China tariffs will raise costs, see few sourcing alternatives

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A wide range of U.S. companies told a hearing in Washington on Monday that they have few alternatives other than China for producing clothing, electronics and other consumer goods as the Trump administration prepares new tariffs on remaining U.S.-China trade. FILE PHOTO: A “Made in USA” label is pictured on the back Read More

Umbrella Movement leader joins Hong Kong protests after jail time

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A leading member of Hong Kong’s 2014 Umbrella Movement has said he will “join the fight” against the city’s leader over her handling of a controversial extradition bill after being released from prison. Joshua Wong was freed as demonstrators continued to call for the former British territory’s chief executive Carrie Lam to step down, with Read More

Protesters reject Hong Kong leader’s apology over extradition bill

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Protesters in Hong Kong have rejected an apology from the city’s leader for her handling of a controversial extradition bill. Tens of thousands of people have been demonstrating against the bill, which they claim would allow China to extradite Hong Kong residents to the mainland for political trials. On Monday police started clearing the streets Read More

Hong Kong leader apologises after mass protests

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The Hong Kong chief executive has issued an apology to the public after mass protests against a controversial extradition bill. Tens of thousands of people have been demonstrating against the bill, which they claim would allow China to extradite Hong Kong residents to the mainland for political trials. Recognising the “strong and different views in Read More

Huge protests in Hong Kong despite extradition bill suspension

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Hong Kong is preparing for more huge protests today over the controversial and unpopular extradition bill that has come under heavy criticism. Pro-democracy protesters said chief executive Carrie Lam’s decision to suspend the bill was not enough and are demanding it be scrapped altogether and for Ms Lam to resign. The bill would have meant Read More

More Hong Kong protests despite extradition bill suspension

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Hong Kong is preparing for more huge protests today over the controversial and unpopular extradition bill that has come under heavy criticism. Pro-democracy protesters said chief executive Carrie Lam’s decision to suspend the bill was not enough and are demanding it be scrapped altogether and for Ms Lam to resign. The bill would have meant Read More

Hong Kong set for more protests despite extradition bill suspension

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Hong Kong is preparing for more huge protests today over the controversial and unpopular extradition bill that has come under heavy criticism. Pro-democracy protesters said chief executive Carrie Lam’s decision to suspend the bill was not enough and are demanding it be scrapped altogether and for Ms Lam to resign. The bill would have meant Read More

Hong Kong suspends extradition law after protests

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Hong Kong’s government has suspended a proposed law that would allow people to be extradited to mainland China for trial after mass protests. The controversial measure has been shelved indefinitely by the embattled territory’s chief executive Carrie Lam in response to an angry public backlash. Image: The climbdown by chief executive Carrie Lam came in Read More

Take Five: The Fed and the rest

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(Reuters) – 1/THE FIRST CUT… Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., June 5, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid With President Donald Trump’s trade policies heightening fears of a U.S. recession, expectations of a Fed rate cut have dramatically increased in the past month. Money market pricing became Read More