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Hong Kong store owner rejects call to remove protest statue

HONG KONG (Reuters) – The owner of a children’s clothes shop in Hong Kong has refused a request from his landlord to remove a statue celebrating anti-government protests saying he …

Top U.S, China diplomats meet in Hawaii amid frayed ties

WASHINGTON/BEIJING (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met China’s top diplomat, Yang Jiechi, in Hawaii on Wednesday amid a deep deterioration of ties between the strategic rivals, their …

Trump signs bill calling for sanctions over China treatment of Uighur Muslims

U.S. President Donald Trump arrives to discuss a Trump administration plan aimed at helping to prevent suicides by U.S. veterans and other Americans, in the East Room at the White …

Special Report: The pub and the pandemic – Regulars, suppliers, owner adrift in lockdown

LONDON (Reuters) – When the Greenwich Pensioner was built in 1827, the girl who would become Queen Victoria was 8 years old and John Quincy Adams was serving as the …

Beijing cuts flights to curb potential spread of mounting coronavirus cases

BEIJING (Reuters) – Scores of domestic flights in and out of Beijing were cancelled on Wednesday as officials ramped up attempts to contain a coronavirus outbreak in the Chinese capital …

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Cash flows into U.S. growth funds surge, value funds see outflows

(Reuters) – U.S. investors have ramped up investments in growth funds over the past few months on expectations of higher returns and safety, while they dumped value funds despite cheaper …

Oil prices fall as surge in coronavirus cases raises demand concerns

MELBOURNE/SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Oil prices fell around 1% on Thursday as a spike in new coronavirus cases in China and the United States renewed fears that a recovery in fuel …

Google sets 2025 leadership diversity goal, ends ‘tailgater’ ID checks

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s Google on Wednesday announced a new hiring goal and security policy to address racial issues at its offices, as protests over police brutality against …

Acknowledging ‘racial stereotype,’ PepsiCo to drop Aunt Jemima name, brand

FILE PHOTO: The Pepsi logo is pictured in Irwindale, California, U.S., July 11, 2017. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni (Reuters) – PepsiCo Inc (PEP.O) will change the name and brand image of its …

United Airlines sweetens voluntary exit deal for flight attendants

FILE PHOTO: A United Airlines passenger jet taxis at Newark Liberty International Airport, New Jersey, U.S. December 6, 2019. REUTERS/Chris Helgren CHICAGO (Reuters) – United Airlines (UAL.O) sweetened a voluntary …

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Alcott slams U.S. Open ‘discrimination’ over wheelchair omission

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Australian Paralympic tennis champion Dylan Alcott has slammed the omission of the wheelchair tournament from the U.S. Open, calling it “disgusting discrimination”. FILE PHOTO: Tennis – Australian …

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Bolton says Trump unfit for office as book alleges sweeping misdeeds

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Donald Trump’s former national security adviser John Bolton said the U.S. president is unfit for office, according to interview excerpts released on Thursday after portions of the …