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- Hong Kong: China confirms detention of UK consulate workerThe Hong Kong consulate worker was detained for violating the law, China's foreign ministry says. ..... Read More.1 hour ago
- Trade war fears swirl as Trump vows to ‘take China on’ –- business liveRolling coverage of the latest economic and financial newsIntroduction: Trump says China ‘rips US off’President downplays recession fears, but could cut taxesGermany to sell 30-year bond at zero coupon todayComing up: UK public finances 9.04am BSTTrump’s criticism of China helped to dampen the mood across Asia-Pacific markets today.Asian stocks are mixed, with markets reluctant to get ahead of themselves in hoping for a near-term resolution to the US-China conflict. The intensifying concerns over the state of the global economy have only soured the outlooks for open and trade-dependent Asian economies, with such fears feeding into the performances of risk assets.Until there is a meaningful breakthrough in the US-China impasse, it would be a big ask for Asian assets to carve out substantial gains over the near-term. A more pronounced slowdown in the global economy will only reflect negatively in the currencies across Asia and emerging-markets. 8.52am BSTWith relations with China… ..... Read More.1 hour ago
- Afghan official: Wedding attack’s death toll rises to 80KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says the death toll in a suicide bombing at a wedding in Kabul claimed by the local Islamic State affiliate has risen to 80. The initial death toll in Saturday’s blast was 63. Interior Ministry spokesman Nusrat Rahimi said on Wednesday that 17 civilians have died from their […] ..... Read More.1 hour ago
- The best photography from Cortona on the Move festival 2019 – in picturesThe relationship between humans and the landscape is the theme of Italy’s leading contemporary photography festival. Now in its ninth year, Cortona on the Move brings together photographers from around the world with a program of exhibitions, lectures and workshops taking place until 29 September Continue reading... ..... Read More.1 hour ago
- Bitter leaves: tobacco’s devastating global legacyA new book by Rocco Rorandelli, Bitter Leaves, explores the environmental, health and social impacts of the tobacco cycle, from seed to sale“With a long history of denying the health risks of smoking and second-hand smoke, obscuring the truth about tobacco and deceiving smokers, the tobacco industry has evolved into an inordinately lucrative business,” writes Judith Mackay, in the abridged afterword to Bitter Leaves.“A crop that can be grown in any warm, damp environment, tobacco can be farmed on all the continents except Antarctica. With this accessibility among other forces, the industry is one of the most powerful on earth. Continue reading... ..... Read More.1 hour ago
- Turkey extends deadline for unregistered Syrians in IstanbulANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A top Turkish official says Turkey has extended by two months a deadline for unregistered Syrian refugees in Istanbul to leave the city. Earlier, that deadline had been set for Tuesday of this week. But Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said in an interview with Haberturk television late on Tuesday that the […] ..... Read More.1 hour ago