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China's propaganda chief says Cold War mentality hindering mutual trust in cyberspace

Sat, 10/19/2019 - 11:42pm
A "Cold War mentality" and "bully behavior" are hindering mutual trust in cyberspace, China's propaganda chief said on Sunday at the start of the World Internet Conference in the eastern Chinese town of Wuzhen.

Bernie Sanders draws thousands to rally in New York in comeback from heart attack

Sat, 10/19/2019 - 11:39pm
U.S. presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders returned to the campaign trail in New York City on Saturday, three weeks after suffering a heart attack, and pledged to resume at full throttle his battle against the business and political establishment, including members of his own Democratic Party.

China's next commercial rockets to make test flights in 2020, 2021: Xinhua

Sat, 10/19/2019 - 11:35pm
China will launch test flights for the next two space rockets in its Smart Dragon series meant for commercial use in 2020 and 2021, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Sunday, as an expected boom in satellite deployment gathers pace.

Trump abandons plan to host 2020 G7 meeting at his Florida golf resort

Sat, 10/19/2019 - 10:24pm
U.S. President Donald Trump abandoned plans late on Saturday to host next year's Group of Seven summit at his Florida golf resort, after Democrats and others had decried the selection as evidence of the president misusing his office for personal gain.

All U.S. troops withdrawing from Syria expected to go to western Iraq: Pentagon chief

Sat, 10/19/2019 - 10:01pm
U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Saturday that all of the nearly 1,000 troops withdrawing from northern Syria are expected to move to western Iraq to continue the campaign against Islamic State militants and "to help defend Iraq."

UK PM sends unsigned letter to EU asking for Brexit delay

Sat, 10/19/2019 - 9:27pm
Prime Minister Boris Johnson sent an unsigned letter to the European Union requesting a delay to Britain's exit from the bloc and also said he did not want the extension after his latest Brexit setback in parliament on Saturday.

Hong Kong tightens security ahead of planned protest

Sat, 10/19/2019 - 9:12pm
Hong Kong tightened security ahead of a planned anti-government march on Sunday afternoon, with some metro services halted and public facilities shuttering as pro-democracy leaders called on citizens to join the protest in spite of the risk of arrest.

Canada's Trudeau, main rival trade attacks as campaign grinds to conclusion

Sat, 10/19/2019 - 8:28pm
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, facing the loss of his Parliamentary majority in an election next week, traded attacks with his main rival on Saturday as a bad-tempered campaign entered its last few days.

Boeing board to meet in Texas as scrutiny intensifies: sources

Sat, 10/19/2019 - 7:52pm
Boeing Co's board of directors and top executives from its airplanes division and supply chain were due to meet on Sunday in San Antonio, Texas, two days after the U.S. planemaker was plunged into a fresh crisis over its banned 737 MAX jet.

Fallout from Trump's trade wars felt by economies around the world

Sat, 10/19/2019 - 6:40pm
The collateral damage of the United States' trade wars is being felt from the fjords of Iceland to the auto factories of Japan.

China's central banker says yuan level 'appropriate', trade tensions risk to global economy

Sat, 10/19/2019 - 6:40pm
China's top central banker said on Saturday that potential escalation of trade tensions and policy uncertainty were the major risk factors facing the world economy, and market forces were keeping China's yuan at an appropriate level.

Text of Brexit delay letter Johnson had to send to EU

Sat, 10/19/2019 - 5:52pm
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson sent an unsigned letter to the European Union on Saturday requesting a Brexit delay alongside a separate note saying that he did not want an extension, a British government source said.

SoftBank seeks to avoid WeWork's liabilities with new investment: sources

Sat, 10/19/2019 - 3:19pm
SoftBank Group Corp is attempting to become the majority owner of WeWork without assuming the onerous lease obligations of the U.S. office-space sharing firm, according to people familiar with the matter.

Thousands take to Lebanon's streets in third day of anti-government protests

Sat, 10/19/2019 - 12:48pm
Tens of thousands took to the streets of Lebanon on Saturday for a third day of anti-government protests, directing growing rage at a political elite they blame for entrenched cronyism and driving the country to the economic brink.

France's Macron calls on UK's Johnson to clarify Brexit

Sat, 10/19/2019 - 12:45pm
French President Emmanuel Macron pressed British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Saturday to clarify his country's position over Brexit after Johnson lost a vote in parliament, obliging him to seek a delayed departure from the European Union.

Ireland warns any UK request for Brexit extension not straightforward

Sat, 10/19/2019 - 12:28pm
Ireland's position remains that granting an extension to Brexit is preferable to Britain crashing out of the European Union without a deal but there is no guarantee that view is shared throughout the bloc, its foreign minister said.

Demonstrators fill Lebanon's streets in third day of fiery protests

Sat, 10/19/2019 - 11:38am
Thousands of demonstrators poured into Lebanon's streets on Saturday for a third day of anti-government protests, directing growing rage at a political elite they blame for driving the country to the economic brink.

Lebanon agrees final budget with no taxes: tweet

Sat, 10/19/2019 - 11:37am
Lebanon's finance minister said on Saturday following a meeting with Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri that they had agreed on a final budget that did not include any additional taxes or fees in a bid to appease nationwide protests.

Dirty tactics and awkward moments dominate Canada's meandering campaign

Sat, 10/19/2019 - 11:29am
In the absence of an overriding narrative, dirty tactics and awkward moments characterized Canada's official campaign, making it a bumpy ride into Monday's federal election.

Hong Kong protest leaders urge turnout for march, despite risk of arrest

Sat, 10/19/2019 - 11:23am
Pro-democracy leaders called on Hong Kong's citizens to join a Sunday anti-government march in spite of the risk of arrest, after police banned the rally which is seen as a test of the protest movement's strength following months of unrest.