A year after massive protests against encroaching Chinese control captured the attention of the world, Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement is today trapped in a state of suspended animation and despair, boxed in by Beijing and riven by divisions that are generational and strategic alike.
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Iran opposition suspected alongside Israel in scientist's killing, Shamkani says
A senior Iranian official said on Monday an opposition group was suspected alongside Israel in the killing of a prominent Iranian nuclear scientist, an attack that has raised the prospect of a new standoff between Tehran and its longtime enemy.
Cyber Monday set to be biggest online shopping day in U.S. history
Cyber Monday is on track to bring in a record of as much as $12.7 billion in online sales, according to latest industry estimates, surpassing Black Friday's digital numbers as U.S. retailers reached the last leg of an extended holiday selling season caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Equity investors take stock of best month ever
World shares paused on Monday to assess a record-breaking month as the prospect of a vaccine-driven economic recovery next year and yet more free money from central banks eclipsed immediate concerns about the coronavirus pandemic.
EU considers how to 'renew and reinvigorate' U.S. ties after Trump
The European Union will begin discussions on Monday on how best to "renew and reinvigorate" transatlantic relations after the departure of U.S. President Donald Trump, according to an internal document seen by Reuters.
OPEC+ to discuss extending oil cuts or gradually raising output, sources say
OPEC+ members will consider whether to extend existing oil cuts for three to four months or to increase output gradually from January during their two days of talks that start on Monday, OPEC+ sources told Reuters.
In Sudan camp, a Tigray farmer once displaced by famine now shelters from war
Ethiopian farmer Berhan Halie came to Sudan 35 years ago to escape hunger.
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