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Beijing flights cancelled to halt spread of Covid-19

More than 60% of commercial flights in and out of Beijing have been cancelled amid a new coronavirus outbreak. The Communist Party’s Global Times said...

Coronavirus: Europe reopens while Beijing rushes to control new outbreak

European countries have reopened their borders after a three-month coronavirus shutdown. International visitors are still being kept away though and there is uncertainty over whether...

China reports surge in coronavirus cases

China has reported its highest daily total of new coronavirus cases in two months after Beijing’s largest wholesale food market was shut down following...

Beijing records first local Covid-19 transmission in weeks

China has reported the first local coronavirus transmission in Beijing in weeks as the country’s capital gradually reopens due to a sharp decline in...

Australia says it does not want trade war with China

Australia’s trade minister has said that his country does not want a trade war with China. China effectively ended imports of Australian barley by putting...

Scuffles break out in Hong Kong’s legislature

Scuffles broke out at Hong Kong’s Legislative Council on Friday as members of opposing camps competed to preside over a meeting to determine who...

Beijing reopens parks and museums following Covid-19 pandemic

Parks and museums in China’s capital city have reopened after shutting their doors during the coronavirus outbreak. The Forbidden City is among the many attractions...

Landslide win for opposition in Hong Kong local elections ‘a revolution’

Hong Kong’s pro-democracy opposition won a stunning landslide victory in weekend local elections in a clear rebuke to city leader Carrie Lam over her...

Joshua Wong barred from Hong Kong election

Hong Kong authorities have barred high-profile pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong from standing in an election, a move he says proves interference from Beijing. The decision...

Hong Kong upholds ban on march on China’s National Day

Hong Kong authorities have rejected an appeal for a major pro-democracy march on China’s National Day holiday, after two straight days of violent clashes...

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Harvard and MIT sue to block rule on international students

Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have filed a federal lawsuit challenging the Trump administration’s decision to bar international students from staying...

Trump threatens to cut federal aid if schools do not reopen

President Donald Trump has threatened to withhold federal money if schools do not reopen in the autumn, and he lashed out at federal health...

UK slashes VAT to 5% on meals and accommodation in bid to help hospitality sector

The UK will cut the VAT rate on food, accommodation and attractions in a major boost for hospitality firms hit hard by the coronavirus...

Trump niece’s book offers scathing portrayal of president

President Donald Trump’s niece offers a scathing portrayal of her uncle in a new book, blaming a toxic family for raising a narcissistic, damaged...
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