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Taiwan strikes Hong Kong’s national security laws, opens offices to help

Chen Ming-tong (L), Minister of Taiwan Real Estate Council (MAC) and Katharine Chang, Chairman of Taiwan’s Hong Kong Economic and Cultural Cooperation Council, reveal a sign during a launch ceremony at the Taiwan-Hong Kong Office for Exchange and Services in Taipei on July 1, 2020 . Sam Yeh | AFP | Getty Images Taiwan has opened an office to handle …

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Britain holds back gold from Maduro and says it does not recognize him as Venezuela’s president

A British judge refused to hand over nearly $ 1 billion in gold to Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro on Thursday, citing the United Kingdom’s failure to recognize him as the country’s legitimate president. The Socialist leader has demanded access to the funds currently in a British bank to help with the devastating effects of the coronavirus pandemic and US sanctions. But …

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PIIE says “pointless” to delist Chinese companies from US stock markets

US and China sink along Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, DC on January 17, 2011. Andrew Harrer | Bloomberg | Getty Images Removing Chinese companies from US exchanges is “a meaningless impetus” that will neither deny these companies access to US capital markets or damage China’s growth, according to a report from the think tank Peterson Institute for International Economics. Relations …

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Bill de Blasio’s obscure anti-religious discrimination

About a month after Mayor Bill de Blasio personally led a police attack on a Hasidic rabbi’s funeral in Brooklyn, which he posed as an unacceptable threat in the era of COVID-19, New York’s mayor visited the same neighborhood to address a crowded crowd of protesters who had gathered in response to George Floyd’s death. Far from commanding them to …

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Armed man arrested after driving truck through the gate at Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeu’s home: report

TORONTO – An armed man crashed his truck through a gate on the ground where Prime Minister Justin Trudeau lives Thursday before he was arrested two hours later. Police identified the suspect as a member of Canada’s armed forces. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police said in a statement that Trudeau was not present at the time in Ottawa. CANADA drops …

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Hong Kong police arrest knife-wielding suspect, Pence melts China’s “stockpile” from 1997 agreement

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong police arrested a 24-year-old man at the airport early Thursday, suspected of having stabbed and injuring an officer during a demonstration against a new national security law that Beijing introduced in the financial hub. Chinese national flags are seen on the ground during a march against national security law at the anniversary of Hong …

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As COVID-19 cases soar, Trump is still cheering to open the economy again

While celebrating better-than-expected economic numbers in the White House on Thursday, President Trump admitted that the coronavirus outbreak was not over but insisted “we put out the fires.” It’s more like a fire crashing out of control. The president seems to be in denial when the country counts record numbers of confirmed cases each day, with 50,000 reported Wednesday. Although …

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Miami-Dade mayor orders curfew, casinos closed to fight COVID

Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez adjusts his mask while speaking at a press conference announcing that a team of mask distributors, supported by the county and members of the Community Youth Against Violence, will be distributing masks to ensure the county’s residents wear them outside their home. The announcement was Thursday, July 2, 2020. Carl Juste [email protected] Six weeks …

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