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Hong Kong protesters vandalize train station, hurl firebombs as police deploy tear gas to stop riot

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Hong Kong police have fired tear gas at protesters, who vandalized a train station, erected barricades and started fires, in the latest anti-Beijing demonstration there this weekend. The Chinese city is enduring its 16th consecutive week of street protests, which initially were aimed at blocking a controversial extradition law but which have continued long after Read More

Hong Kong metro train derails during rush hour, disrupting service on 2 lines (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

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A Hong Kong metro train derailed at Hung Hom station in the middle of rush hour, injuring at least one person and causing commuter chaos as service on two lines was disrupted in a rare accident for the rail system. ​The MTR commuter train suddenly swayed and lost a door before coming to a stop Read More

‘German money kills Jews’: Far-right activist defaces EU office in Israel

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Anti-migrant activists have defaced office of the EU’s delegation in Israel, dousing its lobby in red paint and scribbling offensive remarks. The incident drew ire of European officials, as well as domestic condemnation. The attack on the EU’s mission occurred late on Sunday, when a group of activists vandalized its entrance. They’ve spray painted “EU Read More

Hong Kong Exchange makes surprise $39 billion offer for Britain’s LSE

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LONDON (Reuters) – Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing (0388.HK) made a surprise $39 billion takeover approach for the London Stock Exchange (LSE.L) on Wednesday, aiming to sabotage the LSE’s acquisition of data company Refinitiv and create a global trading powerhouse. The unsolicited approach, a proposal contingent on the LSE ditching its $27 billion Refinitiv deal, Read More

Hong Kong Exchanges bids $39 billion to take over London Stock Exchange

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LONDON (Reuters) – Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing has made an unsolicited $39 billion takeover bid for the London Stock Exchange (LSE.L), an offer contingent on the LSE ditching its acquisition of data company Refinitiv. FILE PHOTO: The name of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited is displayed at the entrance in Hong Kong, China Read More

Argentines wait at banks to withdraw cash as currency controls kick in

3 weeks ago DieselGasoil Comments Off on Argentines wait at banks to withdraw cash as currency controls kick in
BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – In the early hours of Monday morning in Buenos Aires, before banks had opened their doors, winding lines of customers waited to withdraw savings after Argentina’s government imposed capital controls restricting dollar purchases and transfers. People line up outside Argentina’s Banco Nacion (National Bank) before its opening, in Buenos Aires, Argentina Read More

Ghosts of 2002 ‘corralito’ spur Argentines to shun banks, stash cash at home

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BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – It happened in 1989. It happened in 2002. Argentines who are old enough to remember do not want to go through it again. FILE PHOTO: A man shows Argentine pesos outside a bank in Buenos Aires’ financial district, Argentina August 30, 2018. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci/File Photo A run on the peso since Read More

Hundreds arrested at unsanctioned Moscow rally as protesters throw stones, use gas against police

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A protest organized by the Russian opposition in a bid to get on the ballot ahead of the Moscow city council elections has ended up in clashes with police. Hundreds of protesters were detained and eight officers were injured. An unsanctioned protest organized by the Russian opposition has ended in clashes between the police and Read More