‘Leave Now’: Australians Urged to Evacuate as ‘Catastrophic’ Fires Loom

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SYDNEY – Authorities declared a state of emergency across a broad swath of Australia’s east coast on Monday, urging residents in high-risk areas to evacuate ahead of looming “catastrophic” fire conditions. Bushfires burning across New South Wales (NSW) and Queensland … Read More

Hong Kong protests: Tear gas fired in CBD, university as violence continues following shooting of protester

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HONG KONG: Police in Hong Kong fired tear gas in the city’s central business district as violence flared on Monday (Nov 11) following a shooting earlier in the day. During the lunchtime break in Central, a downtown district that hosts blue-chip international conglomerates and … Read More

China’s Trade War Retaliation Against Trump’s Rural Base Boomerangs

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A farmer plows his fields in the small northeastern agricultural town of Eaton, Colorado, on Feb. 10, 2017. With a population of just over 5,000 residents, 71% of the town’s registered voters cast their ballots in support of President Donald … Read More

Hong Kong just entered a recession. Experts say economy will ‘remain weak’ amid protests, trade war

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KEY POINTS Hong Kong’s government said domestic consumption weakened amid ongoing anti-government protests. It also cited the protracted U.S.-China trade war as another factor, as Hong Kong reported “an enlarged decline” in exports. With no end in sight for either … Read More

Hong Kong’s Unrest Poses a Threat to China’s Legitimacy

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In  December 2004, the Heritage Foundation’s Hong Kong office hosted a speech by Henry Hyde, Chairman of the then-named House International Relations Committee (now the Foreign Affairs Committee.)    Hyde, a veteran of World War II who fought in the … Read More

Hong Kong protesters mock China leaders, defy face mask ban

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HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters donned cartoon character masks and mocked China’s leaders while forming human chains in defiance of a ban on face coverings at public assemblies. Gathering along the city’s subway lines Friday night, many … Read More

Xi vows attempts to split China will ‘end in crushed bodies and shattered bones’

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Hong Kong (CNN)Chinese President Xi Jinping warned adversaries on Sunday that any attempt to split China will “end in crushed bodies and shattered bones” according to state-media, as anti-government protesters in Hong Kong returned to the streets for a 19th consecutive weekend. Though Xi … Read More

North Korea tells U.S. to come up with deal or face bigger missile tests: ‘There is a limit to our patience’

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North Korea has warned the United States that it may resume new intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) tests if progress was not made soon on the countries’ bilateral peace process. In a commentary published Thursday by the official Korean Central News … Read More

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