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Frontline protesters make case for violence in Hong Kong protests

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Pun sees himself as a peaceful, middle-class Hong Kong student. Yet since the beginning of June, he has been building barricades and throwing bricks at police, risking his own liberty to fight, as he sees it, for the city's freedoms. Read More


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Trump says he is seriously looking at ending birthright citizenship

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that his administration was seriously looking at ending the right of citizenship for U.S.-born children of noncitizens and people who immigrated to the United States illegally. More »


Trump imposes rule allowing U.S. to detain migrant families indefinitely

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration on Wednesday unveiled a rule that allows officials to detain migrant families indefinitely while judges consider whether to grant them asylum in the United States, abolishing a previous 20-day limit. More »


South Korea says U.S., North Korea will restart dialogue 'soon'

SEOUL (Reuters) - The United States and North Korea are expected to reopen denuclearisation talks soon and they will go well, a senior South Korean official said on Thursday, boosting hopes for progress in negotiations after a prolonged stalemate. More »


Over Fed minutes, a Trump-shaped shadow

JACKSON HOLE, Wyo. (Reuters) - The one thing Federal Reserve officials were in broad agreement about at their last meeting was this: to not tip their hands about what happens next. More »


British PM Johnson faces tough Brexit lunch with Macron

PARIS (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will on Thursday try to convince France to reopen Brexit negotiations less than a day after President Emmanuel Macron bluntly ruled out any further talks on the divorce deal. More »


Washington Governor Inslee withdraws bid for U.S. Democratic presidential nomination

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Washington state Governor Jay Inslee, who made the fight against climate change the focus of his White House campaign, said on Wednesday he was withdrawing from the race for the 2020 U.S. Democratic presidential nomination. More »


Trump attacks Ford Motor for not backing fuel economy rollback

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump stepped up a series of attacks on automakers on Wednesday for not backing his administration's plan to roll back Obama-era fuel efficiency rules, singling out Ford Motor Co in particular for backing a deal with California for stricter fuel economy standards. More »


How Brazil and Vietnam are tightening their grip on the world's coffee

SAO JOAO DA BOA VISTA, Brazil (Reuters) - A towering machine rumbles through the fields of Julio Rinco's farm in the Brazilian state of Sao Paulo, engulfing whole coffee trees and shaking free beans that are collected by conveyor belts in its depths. More »


Fitbit targets 1 million new users with Singapore government tie-up

(Reuters) - Fitbit Inc said on Wednesday it signed a contract with the Singapore government to provide fitness trackers and services in a health program it said could reach up to one million users. More »


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