Hong Kong braces for mass protests against bill allowing extraditions to China

Hong Kong braced for strikes, transport go-slows and another mass demonstration in protest against a proposed extradition law that would allow people to be sent to China for trial, as the Chinese-ruled city's leader vowed defiance.


Posted 2019/06/11 11:33:34

Under pressure, Fed faces an outlook clouded by trade wars and signs of weakness

U.S. President Donald Trump's attacks on the Federal Reserve have broken one set of precedents, his talk of stacking the central bank with political allies has strained another, and his on-again off-again tariff threats have made the economic outlook harder than ever to predict.


Posted 2019/06/11 11:04:50

Exclusive: Top Japanese chip gear firm to honor U.S. blacklist of Chinese firms - executive

Japan's Tokyo Electron, the world's No.3 supplier of semiconductor manufacturing equipment, will not supply to Chinese clients blacklisted by Washington, a senior company executive told Reuters.


Posted 2019/06/11 10:44:45

Exclusive: The thin evidence against a jailed Venezuela opposition official

At about 2 a.m. on March 21, eight Venezuelan intelligence agents drove to the home of the top advisor to opposition leader Juan Guaido and broke down the door.


Posted 2019/06/11 10:11:18

As Biden tours Iowa, farmers want to know where he stands on ethanol

The former U.S. vice president has pledged support for advanced biofuels as part of his bid for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.


Posted 2019/06/11 10:07:29

Turkey chafes at U.S. pressure over Russian defenses

Turkey said on Tuesday a U.S. House of Representatives' resolution condemning Ankara's purchase of Russian defense systems and urging potential sanctions was unacceptably threatening.


Posted 2019/06/11 09:52:48

Rise of smaller rivals throws up fresh challenge to bitcoin

Bitcoin's weathered hacks, heists, booms and busts to reign as the king of cryptocurrencies through its first decade. But now there's a fresh challenge to its dominance of the fledgling market: some 2,000 smaller digital coins.


Posted 2019/06/11 09:33:05

Durant suffers Achilles injury in first game back from injury

Kevin Durant's long-awaited return from injury on Monday with the Golden State Warriors season on the line in the NBA Finals was short-lived as he suffered an Achilles injury in his first game in over a month.


Posted 2019/06/11 07:41:32

Raptors squander golden opportunity to clinch NBA title

The Toronto Raptors had the Golden State Warriors on the ropes late in Game Five on Monday but even with one hand on the Larry O'Brien Trophy it was not enough to wrestle the NBA championship away from the two-time defending champions.


Posted 2019/06/11 07:41:32

Warriors lose Durant but stave off elimination with Game 5 win

The Toronto Raptors blew a late six-point lead and with it their first chance to seal a maiden NBA championship as the Golden State Warriors overcame the loss of All Star forward Kevin Durant to win Game Five 106-105 on Monday.


Posted 2019/06/11 07:41:32

China says Hong Kong matters purely an internal affair

China's foreign ministry said on Tuesday that Hong Kong matters are purely a Chinese internal affair and China demands the United States stops interfering in Hong Kong's affairs.


Posted 2019/06/11 07:31:35

Mexico says U.S. migration deal could draw in other Latam countries

Mexico and the United States might consider additional steps next month to restrict illegal immigration from Central America, including measures to bind Brazil and Panama into their efforts, Mexico's foreign minister said on Monday.


Posted 2019/06/10 18:34:10

Trump ready to slap more tariffs on China after G20 meeting

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he was ready to impose another round of punitive tariffs on Chinese imports if he does not reach a trade deal with China's president at a Group of 20 summit later this month.


Posted 2019/06/10 18:06:04

British PM candidates take aim at favorite Johnson

A host of candidates to replace Theresa May as British prime minister launched their campaigns on Monday promising to solve the turmoil of Brexit and taking shots at frontrunner Boris Johnson.


Posted 2019/06/10 18:05:50

Suspect in custody in shooting of retired Red Sox slugger David Ortiz

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Posted 2019/06/10 18:01:12

Trump says United Tech, Raytheon deal may hurt competition

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he was a "little concerned" about the merger of defense contractor Raytheon Co and United Technologies Corp but gave a mixed message as to whether he believed the $121 billion deal should go forward.


Posted 2019/06/10 17:55:21

Wall Street rises on Mexico relief, M&A cheer

U.S. stocks were higher on Monday after the United States dropped plans to impose tariffs on Mexican goods, with a couple of multi-billion dollar deals adding to the upbeat mood.


Posted 2019/06/10 17:36:56

Race to succeed UK PM May begins with ten candidates nominated

Ten candidates were nominated in the contest to succeed Theresa May as Conservative Party leader and prime minister, the party's 1922 Committee said on Monday.


Posted 2019/06/10 17:24:58

UK Conservative lawmaker Gyimah pulls out of race to succeed PM May

UK Conservative lawmaker Sam Gyimah said on Monday he was pulling out of the contest to replace Prime Minister Theresa May.


Posted 2019/06/10 16:39:45

Trump threatens more tariffs on Mexico over part of immigration deal

President Donald Trump on Monday hinted more details were to come about a migration pact the United States signed with Mexico last week, saying another portion of the deal with Mexico would need to be ratified by Mexican lawmakers.


Posted 2019/06/10 16:37:48