Hong Kong 'issues arrest warrants' for exiled democracy activists

Chinese state television says Hong Kong police ordered arrest of the six activists on charges of violating security law. Police in Hong Kong have ordered the arrest of several pro-democracy activists living in exile on suspicion of violating a China-imposed

Hong Kong ‘seeking arrest’ of fleeing activists

Police in Hong Kong are seeking the arrest of six pro-democracy activists living in exile in Western countries, including the UK, media reports say. The group reportedly includes former UK consulate worker Simon Cheng, well-known activist Nathan Law and US

Hong Kong 'on brink of large-scale' coronavirus outbreak

Carrie Lam’s warning comes as Hong Kong implements its toughest measures yet to stem spread of COVID-19. Hong Kong’s leader Carrie Lam has warned the city is on the brink of a “large-scale” coronavirus outbreak that could overwhelm hospitals, urging

U.N. expert accuses White House of 'onslaught' against media

GENEVA (Reuters) – The U.N. special rapporteur on freedom of expression on Monday accused the White House of mounting an “onslaught” against the media and referred to a negative “Trump effect” on global press freedom. In his last official press

Hong Kong man accused of 'terrorism' under new Chinese law

Tong Ying-kit first person to face charges of inciting secession and ‘terrorism’ under national security law. A man carrying a “Liberate Hong Kong” sign as he drove a motorcycle into police at a protest against the territory’s Chinese rulers has

Stocks grind higher on recovery hopes

LONDON/SYDNEY (Reuters) – Europe’s shares added to their best gains in almost a month as safety plays lost their lustre on Wednesday, with hopes of a rapid economic recovery standing firm against a resurgence of global coronavirus cases. Data showed

Euro, Italian bonds cheer EU recovery fund plan

LONDON (Reuters) – The euro and Italian government bonds continued on Tuesday to cheer German- and French-led plans for a 500 billion euro EU coronavirus recovery fund, though stock markets were suffering from fatigue after their best day in months.

Super-charged global stocks race towards second weekly gain

LONDON (Reuters) – World stock markets made a super-charged sprint towards a second straight week of gains on Friday after President Donald Trump laid out plans to gradually reopen the coronavirus-hit U.S. economy following similar moves elsewhere. The bulls were