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Hong Kong media tycoon and pro-democracy figure Jimmy Lai charged with fraud

Lai, whose newspaper Apple daily was raided by police this year, is denied bail until April amid accusations of improper use of his office space Jimmy Lai, the Hong Kong media tycoon and pro-democracy activist whose Apple Daily newspaper was raided by police earlier this year, has been denied bail after being charged with fraud. Lai – the owner of Hong Kong tabloid and founder of Next Digital Media – will be held on remand until his next court date in April next year.Lai has been one of the loud...
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Congress passes measures to stop China 'exploiting' US stock exchanges

Bill could exclude big companies such as Alibaba from markets, as US also widens ban on cotton imports from XinjiangThe US House of Representatives has passed a law to kick Chinese companies off American stock exchanges unless they fully comply with the country’s auditing rules, giving President Donald Trump one more tool to threaten Beijing with before leaving office.The measure passed the House by unanimous voice vote, after passing the Senate unanimously in May, sending it to Trump, who the W...
Tags: Business, Congress, Senate, White House, China, US, World news, US news, Stock Markets, Beijing, Asia Pacific, House, Global Economy, Alibaba, Bill, Donald Trump


US unveils measures to stop China 'exploiting' US stock exchanges

House passes bill that could exclude big companies such as Alibaba from US stock markets, the same days the US banned more cotton imports from XinjiangThe US House of Representatives has passed a law to kick Chinese companies off American stock exchanges unless they fully comply with the country’s auditing rules, giving President Donald Trump one more tool to threaten Beijing with before leaving office.The measure passed the House by unanimous voice vote, after passing the Senate unanimously in ...
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Coronavirus live news: US sees highest daily deaths since April; French ex-president dies of Covid complications

Valéry Giscard d’Estaing was 94 and served as France’s leader from 1974 to 1981; US suffers highest daily deaths since April; Spain caps parties at 10 peopleFormer French president Valéry Giscard d’Estaing dies aged 94Beware fake coronavirus vaccines, says InterpolRural US hospitals ravaged by surge in casesUS braces for Covid surge after Thanksgiving holidays 2.15am GMT Mass immunisation against coronavirus will begin next week, UK prime minister Boris Johnson announced on Wednesday as he m...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, France, US, Spain, UK News, World news, US news, Britain, United States, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Boris Johnson, Brexit, Johns Hopkins University


Coronavirus live news: Germany extends restrictions to 10 January; Putin orders start of mass inoculation

North America seeing record daily cases; WHO says vaccines won’t stop short-term surges; Russian president says programme should start next week Beware fake coronavirus vaccines, says InterpolRural US hospitals ravaged by surge in casesUS braces for Covid surge after Thanksgiving holidaysDozens get Covid after New Orleans swingers conventionUK coronavirus updates - live 8.57pm GMT Prince Harry has suggested that the coronavirus pandemic is a rebuke from nature as he called for more action to...
Tags: Europe, Science, Putin, Germany, US, UK News, World news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Microbiology, New Orleans, Who, Harry


Coronavirus live news: deaths in the Americas rise nearly 30% in November; Putin orders start of mass inoculation

North America seeing record daily cases; WHO says vaccines won’t stop short-term surges; Russian president says programme should start next week Beware fake coronavirus vaccines, says InterpolRural US hospitals ravaged by surge in casesUS braces for Covid surge after Thanksgiving holidaysJohnson suffers biggest Commons revolt as MPs back tougher Covid tiersUK coronavirus updates - live 5.10pm GMT Morocco hopes to launch an ambitious vaccination campaign against the coronavirus by the end of...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, Putin, China, Americas, US, UK News, World news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Morocco, Microbiology, Who


Coronavirus live news: WHO says vaccines won't prevent short-term surge; Putin orders start of mass inoculation

Health body says there won’t be enough doses to prevent new wave in cases in next six months; Russian president says programme should start next week Beware fake coronavirus vaccines, says InterpolRural US hospitals ravaged by surge in casesUS braces for Covid surge after Thanksgiving holidaysJohnson suffers biggest Commons revolt as MPs back tougher Covid tiersUK coronavirus updates - live 4.22pm GMT Covid-19 deaths in the Americas have increased nearly 30% in November compared to the end ...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, Putin, Americas, US, Eu, UK News, World news, US news, Medical Research, Canada, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Who


Coronavirus live news: Putin orders start of mass vaccinations; Germany inches towards tougher lockdown

Russian president says programme should start next week; German states heading for stricter measures; Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine approved in UKBeware fake coronavirus vaccines, says InterpolRural US hospitals ravaged by surge in casesUS braces for Covid surge after Thanksgiving holidaysJohnson suffers biggest Commons revolt as MPs back tougher Covid tiersUK coronavirus updates - live 2.48pm GMT Pfizer’s Portuguese unit said the pharmaceutical company would be able to distribute its Covid-19 va...
Tags: Europe, Science, Putin, Germany, US, Eu, UK News, World news, US news, Medical Research, Britain, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Pfizer, Jens Spahn


China lands spacecraft on moon to collect lunar rocks – video

China has successfully landed a probe on the moon's surface, according to state media. The Chang'e-5 spacecraft drilled into the surface of the moon to collect soil early on Wednesday, the first probe to collect lunar samples in four decades.If the return journey is successful, China will be only the third country to have retrieved samples from the moon, following the US and the Soviet Union in the 60s and 70sChina to collect first moon rocks since 1970s after successful probe landingChina launc...
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Worldwide: Reflections From The Virtual Fund Finance Symposium - Appleby

The Fund Finance Association's Virtual Symposium took place from 16th to 20th November. Attendees enjoyed daily sessions with a focus on a European, Asia-Pacific, and Global perspective.
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Coronavirus live news: Poland exceeds 1m cases; Germany inches towards tougher lockdown

Poland grapples with shortage of doctors; German states heading for stricter measures; Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine approved in UKBeware fake coronavirus vaccines, says InterpolRural US hospitals ravaged by surge in casesUS braces for Covid surge after Thanksgiving holidaysJohnson suffers biggest Commons revolt as MPs back tougher Covid tiersUK coronavirus updates - live 12.04pm GMT People living in areas with Covid-19 spread should wear masks in shops, workplaces and schools if ventilation is n...
Tags: Health, Europe, Science, Germany, US, UK News, World news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Poland, Un, Pfizer, World Health Organization WHO


Why has wedding of Japan's Princess Mako still not gone ahead?

Plans still on hold after revelations about finances of would-be groom’s mother two years agoThey have been together since university, their emotional bond apparently stronger than ever despite being separated by an ocean and a continent. And they have the blessing of a likely future emperor.But for Japan’s Princess Mako – the eldest daughter of the first in line to the Chrysanthemum throne – and her boyfriend, Kei Komuro, the sound of wedding bells has grown more distant in the three years sinc...
Tags: Japan, World news, Asia Pacific, Mako, Kei Komuro


Coronavirus live news: Russia has record daily Covid deaths; UK to get vaccine from next week

Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine approved in UK; Russia suffers worst day of record daily Covid deaths; US reported over 100,000 cases every day in NovemberJohnson suffers biggest Commons revolt as MPs back tougher Covid tiers US hospitals fill with 100,000 Covid-19 cases CDC panel recommends giving vaccines to healthcare workers firstSee all our coronavirus coverage 8.48am GMT International tourist arrivals to Spain fell 87% year-on-year in October, official data show, after authorities imposed new ...
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Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong jailed for 13 and a half months over protest

Agnes Chow and Ivan Lam also sentenced over protest at police HQ last year during city’s swelling pro-democracy movementThe high-profile Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong will spend more than a year in jail over an unauthorised protest outside police headquarters in June last year, a Hong Kong court has ruled.Wong said last week he expected to be jailed after admitting organising the event early on in the city’s protest movement, which began with millions marching against an extradition bill before...
Tags: Hong Kong, Protest, China, Asia Pacific, Joshua Wong, Wong, Agnes Chow, Ivan Lam


Adelaide pizza worker accused of misleading Covid contact tracers will not be charged – as it happened

NSW lifts coronavirus restrictions and the OECD warns Australia over China exports. This blog is now closedAfghans outraged at image of Australian soldier drinking from prosthetic legSports rorts inquiry accuses government of obstructing its investigationFollow our global coronavirus live blog 7.36am GMT And that’s where we’ll leave the blog for today. Thanks as always for reading, we’ll be back tomorrow, with Amy Remeikis at the helm in the morning.Here’s what happened today: 7.11am GMT ...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, China, Reserve Bank of Australia, Australia news, Australian immigration and asylum, Asia Pacific, Coalition, Australian politics, New South Wales, Adelaide, Australian military, Archer, Victoria, OECD


Coronavirus live news: UK to get vaccine from next week; England enters tier system after lockdown

Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine approved in UK; New tier system replaces lockdown; US reported over 100,000 cases every day in NovemberJohnson suffers biggest Commons revolt as MPs back tougher Covid tiers US hospitals fill with 100,000 Covid-19 cases CDC panel recommends giving vaccines to healthcare workers firstSee all our coronavirus coverage 7.19am GMT No actual virus is needed to create an mRNA vaccine. This means the rate at which it can be produced is dramatically accelerated. As a result, m...
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Australian politics live: Adelaide pizza worker accused of misleading Covid contact tracers will not be charged

NSW lifts coronavirus restrictions; OECD warns Australia over China exports; refugee advocates have partial win against Peter Dutton in high court – follow the latest updatesAfghans outraged at image of Australian soldier drinking from prosthetic legSports rorts inquiry accuses government of obstructing its investigationFollow our global coronavirus live blog 7.11am GMT The Liberal MP Bridget Archer has given a passionate speech against her own government’s policy on the cashless debit card....
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, China, Reserve Bank of Australia, Australia news, Australian immigration and asylum, Asia Pacific, Coalition, Australian politics, New South Wales, Adelaide, Australian military, Archer, Victoria, OECD


Nike Japan ad on teenage bullying and racism sparks debate

Two-minute film draws support as ‘amazing’ while others accused company of creating a false impression of Japan A video made by Nike Japan that explores bullying and racism using three schoolgirl footballers has sparked praise and outrage online, including calls to boycott the company’s products.The two-minute film, which was released on Monday, had racked up 14.2m views on Twitter by Wednesday afternoon and more than 63,000 likes. More than 16,000 people had commented. The YouTube version had b...
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Australian politics live: Adelaide pizza worker will not be charged; NSW Covid restrictions lifted

OECD warns Australia over China exports; US ambassador to Australia accuses China of spreading ‘disinformation’; refugee advocates have partial win against Peter Dutton in high court – follow the latest updatesAfghans outraged at image of Australian soldier drinking from prosthetic legSports rorts inquiry accuses government of obstructing its investigationFollow our global coronavirus live blog 6.22am GMT Greens senator Lidia Thorpe is currently giving her first speech in parliament. She is ...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, China, US, Reserve Bank of Australia, Australia news, Australian immigration and asylum, Asia Pacific, Coalition, Australian politics, New South Wales, Adelaide, Australian military, Victoria, OECD


Coronavirus live news: England enters tier system after lockdown as US hospitalisations surge

New tier system replaces lockdown; US reported over 100,000 cases every day in November; India reports under 50,000 cases for 25th straight dayJohnson suffers biggest Commons revolt as MPs back tougher Covid tiers US hospitals fill with 100,000 Covid-19 cases CDC panel recommends giving vaccines to healthcare workers firstSee all our coronavirus coverage 6.06am GMT The efforts of eight people who have continued working on heritage, community and arts projects during the Covid crisis have bee...
Tags: Asia, Europe, England, Science, Cdc, India, US, UK News, World news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Reuters, Coronavirus


Australian politics live: economy grows 3.3% in September quarter; NSW Covid restrictions lifted

OECD warns Australia over China exports; US ambassador to Australia accuses China of spreading ‘disinformation’; refugee advocates have partial win against Peter Dutton in high court – follow the latest updatesAfghans outraged at image of Australian soldier drinking from prosthetic legSports rorts inquiry accuses government of obstructing its investigationFollow our global coronavirus live blog 4.18am GMT And with 28 comebacks in that QT, we are done. (there were a few ‘coming back’ mentions...
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Japan names Covid-safe catchcry 'sanmitsu' buzzword of 2020

Sanmitsu is known in English as the three Cs – confined spaces, crowded places and close-contact settings – situations the public are asked to avoidCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageJapan’s approach to tackling the coronavirus pandemic has become the country’s buzzword for 2020. Sanmitsu – known in English as the “three Cs” – was one of several words and phrases inspired by the virus to have made it onto this year’s shortlist.Popularised by the Tokyo governor, Yuriko Ko...
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UK and US lock in behind Australia in China row

Australia’s allies take aim at China’s campaign of ‘disinformation’The British government has vowed to stand with Australia to “protect our key interests and values” and push back at “disinformation” amid a deepening rift in Canberra’s relationship with Beijing.The American ambassador to Australia also accused a Chinese foreign ministry official of spreading “disinformation through fabricated images and disingenuous statements” about Australia. Continue reading...
Tags: Business, Politics, UK, Australia, China, US, International Trade, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Beijing, Asia Pacific, US politics, Canberra, Scott Morrison


Australian politics live: economy grows 3.3% in September quarter, national accounts reveal

OECD warns Australia over China exports; US ambassador to Australia accuses China of spreading ‘disinformation’; refugee advocates have partial win against Peter Dutton in high court – follow the latest updatesAfghans outraged at image of Australian soldier drinking from prosthetic legSports rorts inquiry accuses government of obstructing its investigationFollow our global coronavirus live blog 1.22am GMT Sky News has a new host.Cory Bernardi will host his own show, ‘Bernadi’ from next year....
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, China, US, Reserve Bank of Australia, Australia news, Australian immigration and asylum, Asia Pacific, Coalition, Australian politics, New South Wales, Australian military, Victoria, OECD, Labor party


Coronavirus live news: CDC suggests first vaccines to US healthcare workers; England enters tier system

US hospitalisations surge; New tier system replaces lockdown; BioNTech/Pfizer and Moderna file for EU approval of Covid-19 vaccineJohnson suffers biggest Commons revolt as MPs back tougher Covid tiers US hospitals fill with 100,000 Covid-19 cases CDC panel recommends giving vaccines to healthcare workers firstSee all our coronavirus coverage 12.08am GMT In England, the government has announced details of the new three tier system that will come into effect in when the four-week national lock...
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Australian politics live: OECD warns Australia over China exports; GDP figures to be released

OECD cautions against escalation in tension with Beijing; national accounts figures due; agriculture and trade ministers to meet wine producers; RBA governor to appear at economics committee – follow the latest updates Afghans outraged at image of Australian soldier drinking from prosthetic legSports rorts inquiry accuses government of obstructing its investigationFollow our global coronavirus live blog 9.11pm GMT Scott Morrison has once again used his WeChat login (his team signed up under ...
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China to collect first moon rocks since 1970s after successful probe landing

Chang’e-5 spacecraft completes 112-hour journey from Earth, according to Beijing’s space agencyA Chinese probe sent to the moon to bring back the first lunar samples in four decades has successfully landed, according to Beijing’s space agency.China has poured billions into its military-run space programme, with hopes of having a crewed space station by 2022 and eventually sending humans to the moon. Continue reading...
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China to collect first moon rocks since 1970s

Chang’e-5 spacecraft lands successfully after 112-hour journey from EarthA Chinese probe sent to the moon to bring back the first lunar samples in four decades has successfully landed, according to Beijing’s space agency.China has poured billions into its military-run space programme, with hopes of having a crewed space station by 2022 and eventually sending humans to the moon. Continue reading...
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Fijian British army veterans lose court battle to remain in UK

Judge tells eight who served in Iraq and Afghanistan that courts not concerned with misadministrationEight Fijian-born soldiers who served with the British army in Iraq and Afghanistan have failed in a legal effort to overturn what they say were bureaucratic errors that have left them living illegally in the country they once served.The group were refused leave for a judicial review of their cases by Mr Justice Garnham, who concluded the veterans had made their claim too late and that the courts...
Tags: UK, Iraq, UK News, Immigration and asylum, Afghanistan, Military, Asia Pacific, British Army, Fiji, Pacific Islands, Mr Justice Garnham


Australia and the US are teaming up to build hypersonic missiles to counter Russia and China

Military vehicles carrying DF-17 hypersonic missiles in Tiananmen Square during a military parade for the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China, in Beijing, October 1, 2019. REUTERS/Jason Lee Australia's defense minister says the weapons are meant to help deter aggression against Australian interests. The US, China, and Russia are already working on such weapons, and other countries in the region, including India, Japan and South Korea, might follow suit, o...
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