UK Election 2019

Britons vote in high-stakes election dominated by Brexit

Snap election called by PM Johnson aims to end months of political deadlock over UK's bid to exit EU.

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China wants to make protest-free Macau its next Hong Kong

China wants to make protest-free Macau its next Hong Kong

Chinese President Xi Jinping is expected to announce policies for Macau, including the setting up of a stock exchange.

China says it is in 'close communication' with US as tariffs loom

China says it is in 'close communication' with US as tariffs loom

China's commerce minister gave no indication of a delay of US tariffs on almost $160bn of Chinese goods due December 15.

Australia threatens Facebook, Google with more competition rules

Australia threatens Facebook, Google with more competition rules

Australia has issued guidelines to ensure that technology companies do not lessen competition in media and advertising.

Blue Origin’s New Shepherd launches

Blue Origin’s New Shepherd launches

After seven months and days of persistent and thick fog, the uncrewed capsule and rocket finally get off the ground.