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Hong Kong braces for mass anti-government rally

Aug 18 2019

HONG KONG, Aug 18 Hong Kong braced for a major anti-government rally planned for Sunday after an unusually calm Saturday night in what has been a summer of violent protests in the Asian financial hub.

Police, protesters clash at Hong Kong airport after flights halted for second day

Aug 14 2019

HONG KONG Police and protesters clashed at Hong Kong's international airport on Tuesday after flights were disrupted for a second day as the political crisis in the former British colony deepened. | Video

Hong Kong airport resumes flights after clashes, mass protests

Aug 13 2019

HONG KONG, Aug 14 Hong Kong's airport resumed operations on Wednesday, rescheduling hundreds of flights that had been disrupted over the past two days as protesters clashed with riot police in a deepening crisis in the Chinese-controlled city.

WRAPUP 5-Clashes at Hong Kong airport after flights halted

Aug 13 2019

* Stock market drops, leader Carrie Lam defiant at news briefing

Australia to 'lift veil' on Facebook, Google algorithms to protect privacy

Jul 26 2019

SYDNEY Australia said it would establish the world's first dedicated office to police Facebook Inc and Google as part of reforms designed to rein in the U.S. technology giants, potentially setting a precedent for global lawmakers. | Video

Papua New Guinea could renegotiate Total deal: Petroleum minister

Jul 25 2019

SYDNEY Papua New Guinea's petroleum minister said a gas deal it agreed with French oil major Total SA could be re-drawn if a government review finds its terms unfavorable.

RPT-UPDATE 3-Papua New Guinea could renegotiate Total deal - Petroleum minister

Jul 25 2019

* Terms of Papua LNG deal being reviewed - petroleum minister

UPDATE 1-Papua New Guinea could renegotiate Total deal - Petroleum minister

Jul 25 2019

* Terms of Papua LNG deal being reviewed - petroleum minister

Papua New Guinea could renegotiate Total deal - Petroleum minister

Jul 25 2019

* Terms of Papua LNG deal being reviewed - petroleum minister

Australia's bank watchdog raps Macquarie, HSBC, Rabobank for liquidity breach

Jul 23 2019

SYDNEY Australia's banking regulator said on Wednesday it has ordered Macquarie Group Ltd and the domestic units of Rabobank and HSBC to tighten their local funding arrangements, saying the banks had breached liquidity reporting requirements.

World News

Iran tanker heads to Greece, U.S. warns against helping vessel

An Iranian tanker at the center of an angry confrontation between Iran and Washington sailed for Greece on Monday after it was freed from detention off Gibraltar, as Washington called the release unfortunate and warned Greece and Mediterranean ports against helping the vessel.