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What people in Hong Kong are saying after six months of demonstrations

Sun, 12/08/2019 - 3:21am
Here are comments from some protesters at a pro-democracy rally on Sunday that is expected to gauge broad support for anti-government demonstrations that have roiled the Chinese-ruled city for six months.

China November exports fall, but import growth hints of recovering demand

Sun, 12/08/2019 - 2:49am
China's exports in November shrank for the fourth consecutive month, underscoring persistent pressures on manufacturers from the Sino-U.S. war but growth in imports may be a sign that Beijing's stimulus steps are helping to stoke demand.

China copper imports hit 13-month high in November on improved factory activity

Sun, 12/08/2019 - 2:49am
China's copper imports rose 12.1% in November from the previous month to their highest in more than a year, as an unexpected improvement in the manufacturing sector drove up demand.

China November crude oil imports hit record high as refiners race to use up quotas

Sun, 12/08/2019 - 2:31am
China's crude oil imports hit a record high on a daily basis in November, as refiners operated at high run rates to use up annual import quotas.

Myanmar leader Suu Kyi departs for genocide hearings amid fanfare at home

Sat, 12/07/2019 - 10:44pm
Myanmar leader and Nobel peace prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi departed on Sunday for the U.N’s top court in The Hague to defend the country against charges of genocide of its Rohingya Muslim minority.

Mexico, U.S. draw closer to finalizing USMCA: source

Sat, 12/07/2019 - 10:41pm
U.S. and Mexican negotiators are "very close" to finalizing the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, a Washington-based source familiar with the talks said on Saturday, after a top Mexico official said the two sides had made progress on the trade deal.

Saudi airman may have become radicalized before U.S. Navy base attack

Sat, 12/07/2019 - 10:21pm
The Saudi airman accused of killing three people at a U.S. Navy base in Florida appeared to have posted criticism of U.S. wars and quoted slain al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden on social media hours before the shooting spree, according to a group that tracks online extremism.

China November exports unexpectedly fall, but imports rebound

Sat, 12/07/2019 - 10:05pm
China's exports in November shrank for the fourth consecutive month, customs data showed on Sunday, confounding market expectations for a rise and underscoring persistent pressures on manufacturers from the Sino-U.S. trade dispute.

China's November trade surplus with U.S. at $24.60 billion vs $26.45 billion in October

Sat, 12/07/2019 - 10:05pm
China's trade surplus with the United States for November stood at $24.60 billion, Reuters calculation based on Chinese customs data showed on Sunday, easing from the previous month's surplus of $26.45 billion.

North Korea carries out 'very important' test at once-dismantled launch site: KCNA

Sat, 12/07/2019 - 9:43pm
North Korea has carried out a "very important" test at its Sohae satellite launch site, state media KCNA reported on Sunday, a rocket testing ground that U.S. officials once said North Korea had promised to close.

Boxing: Joshua takes revenge on Ruiz in Saudi Arabia rematch

Sat, 12/07/2019 - 9:38pm
Britain's Anthony Joshua beat Andy Ruiz Jr on a unanimous points decision in Saudi Arabia on Sunday to seize back the heavyweight world championship belts he lost to his Mexican-American opponent in a shock upset last June.

Take Five: Euphoria to despair and back again

Sat, 12/07/2019 - 9:35pm
More than three years after Britons narrowly voted to leave the European Union, the Dec. 12 general election will effectively offer them another vote on how they want Brexit to proceed and if they still think it should go ahead.

Knife-edge? UK's Johnson ahead but polls suggest majority might be tough

Sat, 12/07/2019 - 8:29pm
Prime Minister Boris Johnson is heading into Britain's election next week with a lead in opinion polls, but some of the surveys also suggest that his chance of winning a parliamentary majority could be too close to call.

Hong Kong gears up for mass rally as government appeals for calm

Sat, 12/07/2019 - 6:43pm
Hong Kong was gearing up for a mass rally on Sunday that is expected to gauge support for pro-democracy demonstrations in the Chinese-ruled city as the government appealed to people to express their views peacefully.

Democrats huddle to draft impeachment charges against Trump

Sat, 12/07/2019 - 5:56pm
Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives met on Saturday to prepare for what could be the final week of their months-old impeachment inquiry that has imperiled Donald Trump's presidency.

Peloton 'wife' pops up in new advertisement

Sat, 12/07/2019 - 5:43pm
The actress who appeared in a widely criticized Christmas advertisement for exercise bike maker Peloton Interactive Inc has a new role selling gin for actor Ryan Reynolds.

U.S. defense secretary can't label U.S. base attack 'terrorism' at this point

Sat, 12/07/2019 - 2:44pm
U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Saturday that he was not prepared at this point to label as "terrorism" the attack a day earlier at a U.S. Navy base in Florida, where a Saudi airman is accused of killing three people.

Trump says does not think Kim Jong Un wants to interfere in U.S. election

Sat, 12/07/2019 - 2:37pm
President Donald Trump said on Saturday he did not think North Korean leader Kim Jong Un wanted to interfere in next year's U.S. presidential election and said he would be surprised if Pyongyang acted hostilely.

Factbox: Rise in U.S.-Iran tensions precedes prisoner swap

Sat, 12/07/2019 - 1:10pm
In a year of heightened tensions between Iran and the United States that brought the longtime foes to the brink of military conflict, a swap of prisoners on Saturday was a rare act of cooperation.

North Korea's U.N. envoy says denuclearization off negotiating table with United States

Sat, 12/07/2019 - 11:01am
North Korea's ambassador to the United Nations said on Saturday that denuclearization is off the negotiating table with the United States and lengthy talks with Washington are not needed.