Tuesday , June 18 2019

Politics

Hong Kong braces for fresh strikes over extradition bill

Bloomberg Hong Kong braced for rare strikes and further protests amid an escalating standoff over a controversial bill that would allow extraditions to mainland China. Local companies said they would suspend work or allow flexible office hours on June 12 to accommodate workers planning to demonstrate near the city’s Legislative ...

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Mali’s president urges end to revenge attacks after new massacre

Bloomberg Mali’s President, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, urged citizens to refrain from violence as his government scrambled to deal with the fallout from an attack that left scores of people dead and raised the specter of widespread civil conflict. Extremist insurgencies that have plagued the impoverished West African nation for seven ...

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Kazakhs elect former ruler’s ally as president amid protests

Bloomberg Kazakhs elected former leader Nursultan Nazarbayev’s favoured successor as president, signalling political continuity in central Asia’s biggest energy producer even as street protests flared and international observers attacked the conduct of the vote. Kassym-Jomart Tokayev won the ballot with 71 percent, defeating six other candidates, according to a central ...

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Hong Kong vows to pursue extradition bill despite protest

Bloomberg Hong Kong’s leader pledged to press ahead with Beijing-backed legislation easing extraditions to China despite one of Hong Kong’s largest protests since the former British colony’s return more than two decades ago. Chief Executive Carrie Lam told reporters that the government “could see people are still concerned about the ...

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