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China angered at new U.S. defense act, to assess content

BEIJING (Reuters) - China on Tuesday condemned measures targeting it in a new U.S. defense act, saying it exaggerated antagonism and that Beijing would take a close look at aspects that beef up the role of a U.S. panel that reviews foreign investment proposals. Learn More

 

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Man arrested, pedestrians injured as car hits barriers at UK parliament

LONDON (Reuters) - A number of people were injured when a car collided with security barriers outside London's parliament building on Tuesday and the driver was arrested, police said. More »

 

'Hijab is like a key': Myanmar blogger battles bias with beauty campaign

YANGON, August 14 (Reuters) - Muslims in Buddhist-majority Myanmar usually keep a low profile for fear of intimidation, but Win Lae Phyu Sin, one of the community's rare bloggers on beauty care, has gone the other way. More »

 

South Korean court finds former star politician not guilty in #MeToo sex abuse charges: Yonhap

SEOUL (Reuters) - A former provincial governor accused of sexual abuse in one of South Korea's most high-profile cases inspired by the "MeToo" movement was found not guilty by a Seoul district court on Tuesday, according Yonhap news agency. More »

 

South Korea marks first 'comfort women' day, joined by protestors in Taiwan

SEOUL/TAIPEI (Reuters) - People in South Korea and Taiwan unveiled monuments and staged protests on Tuesday to mark Japan's wartime use of "comfort women", a euphemism for girls and women forced to work in Japan's wartime brothels. More »

 

Pro-China groups protest outside HK press club over 'separatist' speech

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Pro-China groups rallied outside Hong Kong's Foreign Correspondents' Club (FCC) on Tuesday over a speech by an independence activist that has riled Beijing and sparked debate about the viability of the city's freedoms. More »

 

'Hazmat' suit statue near site of Japanese nuclear disaster sparks uproar

FUKUSHIMA, Japan (Reuters) - A statue of a child wearing what appears to be a hazardous material suit unveiled near the site of a Japanese nuclear disaster has drawn a barrage of criticism from residents and forced the sculptor to apologize. More »

 

Syrian Kurdish-led council visits Damascus for new talks: co-chair

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The political wing of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) went to Damascus last week for a second round of talks with the government, its co-chair said on Tuesday. More »

 

Israeli minister confirms Netanyahu met Sisi over Gaza

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's finance minister confirmed on Tuesday that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in Egypt in May to discuss a long-term ceasefire in the Gaza Strip. More »

 

Moscow regrets that U.S. is suspending Open Skies treaty: RIA

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said on Tuesday Moscow regrets that the United States is suspending funding of the Open Skies treaty, Russian state news agency RIA reported. More »

 

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