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More mass protests planned in Hong Kong after peaceful weekend of rallies

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong is gearing up for more protests this week after hundreds of thousands of anti-government demonstrators braved heavy rain to rally peacefully on Sunday, marking a change to what have often been violent clashes. Learn More

 

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Iranian tanker at center of standoff with West leaves Gibraltar, shipping data shows

GIBRALTAR (Reuters) - The Iranian tanker caught in a standoff between Tehran and the West left Gibraltar on Sunday night, shipping data showed, hours after the British territory rejected a U.S. request to detain the vessel further. More »

 

Danish PM says Trump's idea of selling Greenland to U.S. is absurd

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Greenland is not for sale and the idea of selling it to the United States is absurd, Denmark's prime minister said on Sunday after an economic adviser to President Donald Trump confirmed the U.S. interest in buying the world's largest island. More »

 

Trump says he will likely release Mideast peace plan after Israel elections

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday he would likely wait until after Israel's Sept. 17 elections to release a peace plan for the region that was designed by White House senior adviser Jared Kushner. More »

 

Canada slams UK decision to 'off-load' Islamist fighter

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada said on Sunday that Britain's decision to strip Jack Letts - dubbed "Jihadi Jack" by the media - of his British citizenship was an attempt to shift responsibility for what to do with him onto Canada, where he also has citizenship. More »

 

Islamic State claims Afghan wedding blast as families bury the dead

KABUL (Reuters) - The Islamic State militant group claimed responsibility on Sunday for a suicide blast at a wedding reception in Afghanistan that killed 63 people, underlining the dangers the country faces even if the Taliban agrees to a pact with the United States. More »

 

India reimposes some curbs in Kashmir as stone-throwing spreads

SRINAGAR (Reuters) - Indian authorities reimposed restrictions on movement in parts of Kashmir's biggest city, Srinagar, on Sunday after overnight clashes between residents and police in which dozens were injured, two senior officials and eyewitnesses said. More »

 

Chinese police investigate FedEx package containing handgun

BEIJING (Reuters) - Police in southeast China's Fujian province have launched an investigation after a FedEx parcel sent from the United States was found to contain a handgun, the latest Chinese-related problem to affect the U.S. package delivery firm. More »

 

Malaysia court postpones biggest 1MDB trial involving ex-PM Najib

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - A Malaysian court on Monday postponed for a week the biggest of five trials linked to a multi-billion-dollar scam at state fund 1MDB and allegedly involving former prime minister Najib Razak. More »

 

Spain makes new offer to charity boat with migrants on board

MADRID/ROME (Reuters) - Spain on Sunday offered to allow a charity boat situated off the coast of Italy with more than 100 people on board to dock at the nearest Spanish port after the Open Arms charity rejected a plan to dock in Algeciras because it was too far away. More »

 

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