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Britain warns China: does not destroy Hong Kong jewel

LONDON (Reuters) – The United Kingdom warned Beijing on Tuesday to step back from the brink of an “authoritarian” national security law in Hong Kong that it said it risked destroying one of the jewels in Asia’s economy while destroying China’s reputation. Last week, China’s parliament approved a decision to create laws for Hong Kong to limit sedition, isolation, terrorism …

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Leaks reveal that China is retaining crucial information about the corona virus

China delayed the release of information about the coronavirus, according to a new investigation. Its health officials did not share the coronavirus genome until more than a week after researchers in Chinese labs decoded it in early January. Beijing did not warn the World Health Organization that the virus passed between people until two weeks later. At that time, the …

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Cases are increasing in Eastern Europe; Gottlieb warns of “low-level spread” during the summer

Health officials warn that mass gatherings across the country can spread the coronavirus further, just as much of the economy is starting to restart. Protests sparked by the police killing of George Floyd, an armed black man in Minneapolis, continued during a seventh night of overnight appeals between law enforcement and protesters. The World Health Organization, which has been criticized …

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Iranian researchers acquitted in US trade secrets case deported | News

An Iranian researcher who has been jailed for several years in the United States despite being acquitted in a case of business secrets is on his way back to Iran on Tuesday after being deported by US authorities. Professor Sirous Asgari was in the air on a flight back to Tehran, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said in an Instagram …

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Hong Kong leaders call “double standards” for national security, points to U.S.

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Tuesday accused foreign governments of “double standards” in its reaction to Beijing’s plans to introduce the city’s national security laws, pointing to protests against police brutality in the United States. In its first public appearance after Washington said it would remove Hong Kong’s preferential treatment in US law in response …

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China may be using weak soybean demand as an opportunity to stop US imports

Farmer John Duffy loads soybeans from his grain bin onto a truck before taking them to a grain elevator on June 13, 2018 in Dwight, Illinois, USA. Scott Olson | Getty Images News that Beijing has ordered state-owned companies to stop buying agricultural products may well be an opportunistic political maneuver stemming from fundamental demand-side weakness in China, analysts said. …

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Hong Kong leaders call for double standards of national security, points to U.S.

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Tuesday accused foreign governments of “double standards” in its reaction to Beijing’s plans to introduce the city’s national security laws, pointing to protests against police brutality in the United States. Hong Kong CEO Carrie Lam, wearing a mask due to the ongoing global outbreak of the corona virus (COVID-19), speaks …

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World famous beach in Brazil emptied by coronavirus

Rio de Janeiro (CNN) – Miguel Oliveira shoots down the limes and sugar in the cocktail shaker, for the first time that day. It’s noon, and this, along with the sparsely populated boardwalk his kiosk bar sits on, is just a sign that something is wrong in Rio de Janeiro. “It’s never been so bad,” he sighs. “We’re open to …

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George Floyd protests across America

Most New York protests today were peaceful marches – but as night fell, there were also increasing cases of property destruction and looting. The looting sometimes seemed remarkably organized, CNN correspondent Shimon Prokupecz said at the scene. “They would go to stores. They would break the windows. You know, they would use hammers. They would run. And then others would …

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