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China tightens embrace of Hong Kong with bullet train, other mega projects

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong’s first bullet train glides out of a sleek harborfront railway station bound for mainland China on Saturday, launching a new era...

Britain’s anti-EU party launch populist manifesto, demand clean Brexit

BIRMINGHAM, England (Reuters) – Britain’s anti-European Union UK Independence Party (UKIP) launched a set of populist policies on Friday hoping to revive their...

Britain to create 2,000-strong cyber force to tackle Russia threat: Sky News

(Reuters) – Britain is significantly increasing its ability to wage war in cyberspace with the creation of a new offensive cyber force of up to 2,000 personnel,...

Election in Russia’s Far East to be re-run after fraud scandal

VLADIVOSTOK, Russia (Reuters) – A regional election in Russia’s Far East will be re-run, the local election commission said on Thursday, dealing a rare blow to...

Ugandan musician turned MP vows to continue ‘fight for freedom’ against government

KAMPALA (Reuters) – Ugandan pop star turned opposition politician Robert Kyagulanyi pledged on Thursday to continue what he calls a fight for freedom for millions...

Thousands gather in Barcelona as anniversary of independence vote approaches

BARCELONA (Reuters) – Thousands gathered in Barcelona on Thursday to mark the first anniversary of a police raid on Catalan government offices in the Mediterranean...

UK PM’s Brexit plans opposed by 40 rebels in her party: former Brexit minister

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s former Brexit minister David Davis has said up to 40 lawmakers from Prime Minister Theresa May’s party will vote against her plans...

Turkish court orders release of jailed opposition lawmaker: Anadolu

ANKARA (Reuters) – A Turkish court ordered the release of a jailed opposition lawmaker on Thursday who had been sentenced to more than five years for disclosing...

U.S. sanctions China for buying Russia war planes, missiles

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration imposed sanctions on the Chinese military on Thursday for buying fighter jets and missile systems from Russia, in...

Italy’s Di Maio says government united to keep election pledges

ROME (Reuters) – Italian Deputy Prime Minister Luigi Di Maio has not threatened to pull his party out of the ruling coalition, his spokeswoman said on Thursday,...