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US Lawmakers Denounce Sentencing of Hong Kong Activists

WASHINGTON/HONG KONG - The Hong Kong government's decision to sentence three prominent activists to prison for organizing an unauthorized assembly ...


US restricts travel visas for CCP members

Washington DC [US], December 4 (ANI): In yet another move signalling growing distance between the US and China, the outgoing ...


Equity indices wipe out early gains

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], December 3 (ANI): Key equity indices touched record highs in the morning session on Thursday but closed ...


US House passes bill on scrutinising Chinese companies

Washington DC [US], December 3 (ANI): As an attempt to scrutinise the financial relations with China, the House of Representatives ...


Hong Kong Publishing Tycoon, Pro-Democracy Activist Arrested

Hong Kong media tycoon and pro-democracy advocate Jimmy Lai has been arrested and charged with fraud.The 73-year-old Lai appeared in ...


Joshua Wong jailed over 13 months for HK protest

Hong Kong, December 3 (ANI): Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong on Wednesday was sentenced to more than 13 months of ...


Factbox: The Young Hong Kong Trio Jailed Over Protests

Three prominent Hong Kong activists were jailed on Wednesday after pleading guilty to inciting an "illegal assembly" outside the city's ...


Global Markets Mixed Wednesday

Global markets are mixed Wednesday despite the world inching closer to a COVID-19 vaccine and fresh hopes of U.S. lawmakers ...


US top panel urges easing visa for Hong Kongers dissidents

Washington [US], December 2 (ANI): The United States top panel on Wednesday recommended to the Congress to remove barriers on ...


Market exchange rates in China -- Dec. 4

BEIJING, Dec. 4 (Xinhua) -- The following are the central parity rates of the Chinese currency renminbi, or the yuan, ...


Xinhua Asia-Pacific news summary at 1000 GMT, Dec. 3

HONG KONG -- Hong Kong's Center for Health Protection (CHP) reported 90 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, taking ...


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China re-opens Tibet for tourists amid COVID-19 pandemic

Taipei [Taiwan], December 4 (ANI): As the anti-China protests in Tibet gain international attention, China re-opened the region for tourists ...

US condemns sentence pronounced on Hong Kong activists

Washington [US], December 4 (ANI): The United States has condemned the sentence pronounced on Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong ...

Fewer S. Korean students sit for college entrance exam amid COVID-19

Examinees attend the College Scholastic Ability Test (CSAT) in Seongnam City of Gyeonggi Province, South Korea, Dec. 3, 2020. (Photo ...

2000-yr-old settlement in NW China completes repair works

Photo taken on Sept. 12, 2020 shows cultural conservationists reinforcing ruins of three rooms at the site of ancient Loulan ...

Roundup: Hyundai defeats Shenhua, Guoan advances in AFC Champions League

Choi Kang-Hee (R), head coach of Shanghai Shenhua FC, and player Feng Xiaoting attend the press conference ahead of the ...

US, Huawei CFO in talks over plea for return to China

Washington DC [US], December 4 (ANI/Sputnik): US Justice Department officials and Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou are currently negotiating a possible ...

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New Zealand announces nine new Coronavirus cases, 5 of them historical

WELLINGTON, New Zealand, Dec. 3 (Xinhua) -- New Zealand reported nine new cases of COVID-19 in managed isolation on Thursday. ...

World heading for 'catastrophic' rise in temperatures

This year is on track to be one of the three hottest on record, completing a run of six years ...

France announces death of Valery Giscard d'Estaing, president 1974-81

PARIS, France, December 3 (ANI/Xinhua): Valery Giscard d'Estaing, president of France from 1974 to 1981 and a key actor in ...

People magazine reveals 'People of the Year'

A celebration of 2020? Many might think we should just hold our breath and say good riddance to what has ...

Investigation in U.S. mounted into bribery for pardons claims

The U.S. Department of Justice is investigating a potential crime involving bribery and presidential pardons, according to court documents unsealed ...

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Wall Street retreats from healthy gains, U.S. dollar caned again

NEW YORK, New York - U.S. stocks waded into heavy weather on Thursday with gains withering in the final hour ...


Weekly U.S. jobless claims dropped by more than 10 percent last week

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. unemployment benefit claims fell last week, the Labor Department reported Thursday, even as the surging number ...


Asian stock markets listless, dollar drifts downwards

SYDNEY, NSW, Australia - Stocks in Asia remained listless Thursday.The Nikkei 225 in Japan rose just 8.39 points or 0.03 ...


Microsoft expands its esports network

Microsoft expanded its esports scope Wednesday, announcing the acquisition of tournament event platform Smash.gg.In a tweet from the MSN_Esports account, ...


Clinical research firm with Irish base prepares for Covid-19 vaccines

DUBLIN, Ireland - A leading global provider of advanced analytics, technology solutions and clinical research services to the life sciences ...


Powell concerned about rising Covid-19 cases as U.S. economy moderates

WASHINGTON, DC, (Xinhua) -- U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said Tuesday that economic activity has continued to recover from ...


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Expectations were high for this top of the line Hyatt product in "The Big Easy". The taxi rolled up to the rear of the ...