US & Canada

UN Security Council: Meeting discusses US missile test

Missile launcher used in Sunday's test same model that US has deployed in Romania and Poland, but with modifications to allow it to launch offensive intermediate nuclear missiles.

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Trade and global slowdown are likely to dominate G7 Summit

IMF warns it may slash its world economic forecast by half a percentage point if US-China trade dispute escalates.

 Trade and global slowdown are likely to dominate G7 Summit

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China to impose tariffs on $75bn in US soya beans, cars and oil

Import taxes to take effect in two stages in September and December, including 25 percent hike for American automobiles.

China to impose tariffs on $75bn in US soya beans, cars and oil

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Hong Kong unions urge Cathay Pacific to end staff intimidation

Hong Kong unions accuse Chinese aviation officials of dismissing airline staff over involvement in anti-gov't protests.

Hong Kong unions urge Cathay Pacific to end staff intimidation

Hong Kong

Canada bars consulate staff from travelling outside Hong Kong

Advisory comes days after China confirmed it has arrested British consulate worker Simon Cheng.

Canada bars consulate staff from travelling outside Hong Kong

Russia

US, Russia blame each other for abandoning key missile treaty

Countries' exit from the INF Treaty has stoked fears of a new nuclear arms race, which could include China.

US, Russia blame each other for abandoning key missile treaty

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Turmoil in Hong Kong’s streets and markets worries investors

Hong Kong's protests are forcing analysts to lower their growth projections for the Chinese territory.

Turmoil in Hong Kong’s streets and markets worries investors

Hong Kong protests

Hong Kong braces for fresh protests as activists target airport

Court extends order prohibiting demonstrations at the Hong Kong airport as multiple protests are expected on Friday.

Hong Kong braces for fresh protests as activists target airport

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China's coal demand to peak around 2025, global usage to follow

A report by a state-owned think-tank says China's coal usage will drop as renewables and nuclear energy rise.

China's coal demand to peak around 2025, global usage to follow

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China says it hopes US stops wrong tariff action

China's commerce ministry says Beijing will retaliate if the US places new import levies on Chinese goods.

China says it hopes US stops wrong tariff action

Asia Pacific

Hong Kong: Missing British consulate worker's supporters protest

His case is likely to feed into the anger and suspicion among protesters who fear Beijing's growing influence in Hong Kong.

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Banks in Hong Kong condemn violence, urge return to 'harmony'

Anti-government protests over recent weeks have hurt Hong Kong's economy, which is facing a possible recession.

Banks in Hong Kong condemn violence, urge return to 'harmony'

United Nations

Russia, China seek Security Council meeting after US missile test

Moscow and Beijing warn of 'threats to international peace and security' after latest US test of new cruise missile.

Russia, China seek Security Council meeting after US missile test

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Is Biarritz good for biz? EU-US trade hangs in balance at G7

As world leaders gather in France's Basque Country, European negotiators are set to dig in their heels against Trump.

Is Biarritz good for biz? EU-US trade hangs in balance at G7

Qatar

Activists hail Qatar withdrawal from pro-China text over Uighurs

Doha last month reportedly informed UN of decision to remove name from letter defending Beijing's policies in Xinjiang.

Activists hail Qatar withdrawal from pro-China text over Uighurs