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Hong Kong store owner rejects call to remove protest statue

HONG KONG (Reuters) – The owner of a children’s clothes shop in Hong Kong has refused a request from his landlord to remove a statue celebrating anti-government protests saying he …

Top U.S, China diplomats meet in Hawaii amid frayed ties

WASHINGTON/BEIJING (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met China’s top diplomat, Yang Jiechi, in Hawaii on Wednesday amid a deep deterioration of ties between the strategic rivals, their …

Trump signs bill calling for sanctions over China treatment of Uighur Muslims

U.S. President Donald Trump arrives to discuss a Trump administration plan aimed at helping to prevent suicides by U.S. veterans and other Americans, in the East Room at the White …

UK minister apologises for misnaming soccer star Rashford, citing Harry Potter confusion

FILE PHOTO: Premier League – Burnley v Manchester United – Turf Moor, Burnley, Britain – December 28, 2019 Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford celebrates scoring their second goal against Burnley. REUTERS/Phil …

Beijing cuts flights to curb potential spread of mounting coronavirus cases

BEIJING (Reuters) – Scores of domestic flights in and out of Beijing were cancelled on Wednesday as officials ramped up attempts to contain a coronavirus outbreak in the Chinese capital …

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Chanel warns virus impact will linger on luxury sector

Chanel bags and creations are displayed on mannequins in a window of a fashion house Chanel store in Paris, France, June 18, 2020. REUTERS/Charles Platiau MILAN/PARIS (Reuters) – The luxury …

Trump administration proposes rolling back protections for big tech

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Justice Department proposed on Wednesday that Congress take up legislation to curb protections big tech platforms like Alphabet’s Google and Facebook have had for decades, …

U.S. fines Copa Airlines $450K for transporting passengers between U.S., Venezuela

A Copa Airlines plane sits in the tarmac is pictured at Tocumen International Airport after the Panamanian government restricted flights in recent days due to the coronavirus disease outbreak (COVID-19), …

UK’s Supreme Court rules against Mastercard, Visa in retailers’ fees battle

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s highest court on Wednesday upheld an earlier Court of Appeal ruling that credit card companies Visa (V.N) and Mastercard (MA.N) restricted competition in the way they …

Dollar firm after U.S. retail sales jump, risk currencies softer

TOKYO (Reuters) – The dollar held firm against many of its rivals on Wednesday after U.S. retail sales jumped far more than expected in May, FILE PHOTO: Saudi riyal, yuan, …

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Fauci casts doubt on football this fall

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases is seen in a frame grab from a video feed as he testifies remotely from his home …