China’s Xi: No reason to change Hong Kong’s ‘one country, two systems’ formula

China's Xi: No reason to change Hong Kong's 'one country, two systems' formula

HONG KONG, July 1 (Reuters) – There is no reason to change Hong Kong’s “one country, two systems” formula of governance, Chinese President Xi Jinping said on a rare visit to the global financial hub after wearing in the city’s new leader, John Lee, on Friday. Britain returned Hong Kong to Chinese rule on July … Read more

Hong Kong has ‘risen from the ashes’, China’s Xi says on rare visit

Hong Kong has 'risen from the ashes', China's Xi says on rare visit

China’s Xi arrives in Hong Kong via high-speed rail Will wear in city’s new leader and mark anniversary Britain and US say China failed to meet commitments Police warn against violence, disorder Tight security around train station HONG KONG, June 30 (Reuters) – Hong Kong has overcome its challenges and “risen from the ashes”, China’s … Read more

Crypto crash threatens North Korea’s stolen funds as it ramps up weapons tests

Crypto crash threatens North Korea's stolen funds as it ramps up weapons tests

SEOUL, June 29 (Reuters) – The nosedive in cryptocurrency markets has wiped out millions of dollars in funds stolen by North Korean hackers, four digital investigators say, threatening a key source of funding for the sanctions-stricken country and its weapons programmes. North Korea has poured resources into stealing cryptocurrencies in recent years, making it a … Read more

Norway police seek delay to Pride events after gay bar shooting

Norway police seek delay to Pride events after gay bar shooting

Police cite information from intelligence for delay Major Pride gathering in Oslo canceled Suspect jailed for an initial four weeks Court names suspect as Zaniar Matapour OSLO, June 27 (Reuters) – Norwegian police said on Monday all Pride events across the country should be delayed, citing security concerns after a deadly weekend rampage by a … Read more

US aims to raise $200 billion as part of G7 rival to China’s Belt & Road

US aims to raise $200 billion as part of G7 rival to China's Belt & Road

US President Joe Biden attends a working lunch with other G7 leaders to discuss shaping the global economy at the Yoga Pavilion, Schloss Elmau in Kuren, Germany, June 26, 2022. Kenny Holston/Pool via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, June 26 (Reuters) – The United States aims to raise $200 … Read more

China heatwaves drive up power demand to record levels, southern floods swamp cities

China heatwaves drive up power demand to record levels, southern floods swamp cities

SHANGHAI/BEIJING, June 22 (Reuters) – Heatwaves in northern and central China drove up electricity demand to record levels as millions switched on air conditioners to escape the sweltering conditions, while floodwaters in the south submerged villages and trapped city residents. On Wednesday, China’s meteorological administration issued orange alert warnings for high temperatures in regions across … Read more

Taiwan scrambles 29 jets to warn away Chinese planes in its air defense zone

Taiwan scrambles 29 jets to warn away Chinese planes in its air defense zone

Chinese and Taiwanese national flags are displayed alongside a military airplane in this illustration taken April 9, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register TAIPEI, June 21 (Reuters) – Taiwan scrambled jets on Tuesday to warn away 29 Chinese aircraft in its air defense zone, including bombers that flew to … Read more

Thousands walk out in Britain’s biggest rail strike in 30 years as Johnson vows to stay firm

Thousands walk out in Britain's biggest rail strike in 30 years as Johnson vows to stay firm

More than 40,000 rail workers walk out Government under pressure over cost-of-living crisis Unions say strike may start ‘summer of discontent’ LONDON, June 21 (Reuters) – Tens of thousands of workers walked out on the first day of Britain’s biggest rail strike in 30 years on Tuesday with passengers facing further chaos as both the … Read more

Protests against India’s new military recruitment system turn violent

Protests against India's new military recruitment system turn violent

LUCKNOW, India, June 16 (Reuters) – Police in northern India fired shots in the air on Thursday to push back stone-throwing crowds and authorities shut off mobile internet in at least one district to forestall further chaos, as protests widened against a new military recruitment system. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government this week announced an … Read more

South Korea, US showcase air power during US official’s Seoul visit

South Korea, US showcase air power during US official's Seoul visit

SEOUL, June 7 (Reuters) – South Korea and the United States staged a joint air power demonstration on Tuesday during a visit by US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman, who said there would be a strong and clear response if North Korea were to conduct a nuclear test. The demonstration, which involved 20 warplanes … Read more