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Japan's FreeAgnes Campaign Shows Support for Detained Hong Kong Activist

7 minutes ago   |   Bloomberg

While the world focuses on the detention of Hong Kong media mogul Jimmy Lai, it's the plight of 23-year-old activist Agnes Chow that has made the battle over human rights in...
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Unilever Says Dutch Exit Tax Proposal Would Derail Unification

2 hours ago   |   Bloomberg

Unilever said the consumer-goods maker would abandon its plan to unify its headquarters in London and scrap its Dutch base if a proposal by an opposition party for a corporate...
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China Web Users Hail Arrest of Jimmy Lai, Seek Trial on Mainland

2 hours ago   |   Bloomberg

The arrest of Jimmy Lai has prompted an outpouring of support for the Beijing government among Chinese state media and Weibo users, with some people suggesting the Hong Kong...
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China Seeks to Calm U.S. Tension Even While Firing Back at Trump

4 hours ago   |   Bloomberg

Even as China continues to return fire at the Trump administration, leaders in Beijing are also signaling they want to ease tensions with the U.S. as the clock ticks down to...
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Thai Students Risk Jail With Calls to Curb the Monarchy's Power

6 hours ago   |   Bloomberg

Student protesters in Thailand are stepping up pressure on the military-backed government with calls for greater democracy and less power for the monarchy, a potentially...
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Trump Urges Judge to Block D.A.'s Subpoena for His Taxes

17 hours ago   |   Bloomberg

President Donald Trump urged a judge to block a New York grand jury from reviewing his tax filings, after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled he doesn't have absolute immunity from...
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China Speeds Up Drive To Pave Rural Villages, Put Up High-Rises

China Speeds Up Drive To Pave Rural Villages, Put Up High-Rises

21 hours ago   |   NPR

After quickly building megacities, the country is kicking plans into high gear to revamp tens of thousands of country villages. Residents say they are forced or coerced to...
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Media Tycoon's Arrest Sends Warning to Hong Kong's Free Press

22 hours ago   |   Bloomberg   |   5 articles

Right before China retook control of Hong Kong in 1997, tycoon Jimmy Lai started Apple Daily in part to promote democracy in the city. For 25 years the newspaper survived...
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Week's Off to Rough Start for U.S.-China Ties

23 hours ago   |   Bloomberg

It's only Monday, but there's already a couple more reasons to wonder just how much worse U.S.-China ties are going to get this week - despite some friendly-sounding overtures...
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Philippine Navy Wants to Protest Chinese Ships in Disputed Sea

23 hours ago   |   Bloomberg

The Philippines' navy chief is urging the government of President Rodrigo Duterte to file a diplomatic protest against China over the presence of two Chinese survey ships at an...
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In virus talks, Pelosi holds firm; Mnuchin wants a deal

In virus talks, Pelosi holds firm; Mnuchin wants a deal

Monday brought no new talks between Trump's team and negotiators on Capitol Hill as the president tries a go-it-alone strategy meant to circumvent the legislative standoff. Read more ...

White House on lockdown, Trump press conference interrupted after reports of...

White House on lockdown, Trump press conference interrupted after reports of shots fired

US President Donald Trump's press conference was interrupted after just a couple of minutes by the Secret Service, which ushered him out of the briefing room amid reports of... Read more ...

Incredible video shows great white shark near boat off Florida coast

Incredible video shows great white shark near boat off Florida coast

Captain Kyle Rosenblatt estimated the shark to be more than 10 feet long. Read more ...

Derecho with 100 mph winds moving across the Midwest

Derecho with 100 mph winds moving across the Midwest

A derecho is a widespread, long-lived wind storm associated with a band of rapidly moving showers or thunderstorms. Read more ...

McDonald's is suing its ousted CEO for lying about sexual relationships with...

McDonald's is suing its ousted CEO for lying about sexual relationships with employees

The fast food chain is suing Steve Easterbrook for the amount of his exit package: about $40 million. Read more ...

Amazon may take over old JCPenneys and Sears to try and speed up deliveries

Amazon may take over old JCPenneys and Sears to try and speed up deliveries

Amazon may replace closed department stores at struggling malls. Read more ...

Disney World to reduce theme park hours in September

Disney World to reduce theme park hours in September

Operating hours at all Central Florida parks are changing. Read more ...

Trout homers twice, helps Angels rally to 10-9 win over A's

Trout homers twice, helps Angels rally to 10-9 win over A's

ANAHEIM, Calif. - Mike Trout hit two home runs, including a tiebreaking shot in the eighth inning, and the Los Angeles Angels rallied from an early five-run deficit to snap... Read more ...

Kuzma's 3-pointer lifts Lakers to 124-121 win over Nuggets

Kuzma's 3-pointer lifts Lakers to 124-121 win over Nuggets

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - Kyle Kuzma hit a 3-pointer with .4 seconds left and the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Denver Nuggets 124-121 Monday night to snap a three-game losing streak. Read more ...

Trump says he will deliver nomination speech from either the White House or...

Trump says he will deliver nomination speech from either the White House or Gettysburg

President Donald Trump said Monday he's narrowed down the location where he will deliver his Republican National Convention speech to two locations: either the White House or... Read more ...