Markets fall after Trump signs bills supporting Hong Kong protests
28 November 2019 | 1:39 pm
Despite fears in some corners that he would attempt to veto it, President Trump has signed into law a US bill in support of pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong. It’s a move that is unlikely to assist in the current negotiations as the trade war between China and the US continues.
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China should also release people detained during Hong Kong's protests in 2019, the UN Human Rights Committee has said. It marks the panel's first recommendation since 2020.
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Footage from the concert appears to show a giant screen hitting a performer from boyband Mirror directly on the head and crushing his body. Two dancers were rushed to hospital.
An explosion at a market in the Armenian capital, Yerevan, has killed at least one person and injured many more. The initial blast sparked a fire.
Dealers and consumers alike are lamenting the galloping spike in the landing cost of automotive spare parts that has increased by at least 40 to 100 percent in the last couple of weeks. The upsurge in prices, on account of the protracted foreign exchange crisis, port charges, and logistics, robbed consumers of purchasing power and deprived dealers of patronage.
In the past 25 years since Hong Kong was handed over to China from British rule, the self-government and freedoms it was originally promised have gradually been eroded.
Most of Hong Kong's free press has been dismantled, and many leading journalists have been arrested. Jacky has decided to keep reporting anyway, and now works alone. Former journalist Kris hopes to foster media literacy through a bookstore.
The speech therapists were sentenced to 19 months in prison for publishing books that explained the city's pro-democracy movement to children. Human rights campaigners have called the convictions an act of repression.
The condition that home buyers across China has been so dire that, they started collective disobedience in June, threatening to halt mortgage payments if the construction did not resume. Till July, homebuyers in 80 Chinese cities had refused to pay their mortgages, affecting the future of over 200 projects.
There is a run on the pound and panic in the markets over the UK's biggest tax cut for the rich in half a century. New Prime minister Liz Truss taking the concept of 'going for broke' to a whole new level with an almighty gamble that the deficit will take care of itself once all the investment pours in.
The Bank of England has launched a £65 billion emergency bond-buying programme, in an effort to calm the markets and avert a financial crisis. The "unprecedented" support comes amid mounting criticism of the government's plan to slash taxes.
Sitting outside her restaurant at the heart of Souq Waqif, Qatari woman Mariam Al Mansour proudly says that her traditional meals are among the most sought after by locals and foreigners alike.
Fancy yachts are common in Hong Kong, but one superyacht bobbing in the waters there has raised eyebrows. The vessel is believed to be owned by Russian oligarch Alexey Mordashov, who has been sanctioned by Western governments.
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