Hong Kong legislators brawl over contentious extradition law

Published On: May 11, 2019 08:07 PM NPT By: Reuters

HONG KONG, May 11: Scuffles broke out in Hong Kong’s legislature on Saturday between pro-democracy lawmakers and those loyal to Beijing over an extradition law that will extend Beijing’s powers over the financial hub.

May should set resignation date next week - Sir Graham Brady

Published On: May 11, 2019 05:00 PM NPT By: Reuters

LONDON, May 11: Prime Minister Theresa May should set a date for her departure next week when she meets leaders of an influential group of Conservative MPs to address her future, the group’s chairman said on Saturday.

LONDON/DUBAI, May 11: Iran could target U.S. commercial ships including oil tankers, the U.S. Maritime Administration said on Friday, as a senior Iranian cleric said a U.S. Navy fleet could be “destroyed with one missile.”

Hong Kong reports African swine fever case

Published On: May 11, 2019 01:30 PM NPT By: Associated Press

HONG KONG, May 11:  A case of African swine fever has been detected in a Hong Kong slaughterhouse, prompting the culling of all 6,000 pigs at the facility.

BEIJING, May 11: Animal rights groups have cheered the release of 37 spotted seal pups rescued from traffickers into the wild in northern China.

VANCOUVER, May 11: Parents in Washington state will no longer be able to claim a personal or philosophical exemption for their children from receiving the combined measles, mumps and rubella vaccine before attending a day care center or school under a measure signed Friday by Gov. Jay Inslee.

KABUL, May 11: Zabihullah Mujahid, the Taliban’s chief spokesman and editor-in-chief of the insurgent group’s daily news bulletin, starts every day by collecting reports of overnight fighting with U.S. and Afghan forces.

US-China talks break up after US raises tariffs

Published On: May 11, 2019 09:44 AM NPT By: Associated Press

WASHINGTON, May 11: Trade talks between the U.S. and China broke up Friday with no agreement, hours after President Donald Trump more than doubled tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese imports.

PARIS, May 10: Two French soldiers were killed in a night-time rescue of four foreign hostages including two French citizens from the clutches of a militant group described as “terrorists” by the military.

SEOUL, May 10: The U.S. and South Korea have determined that two projectiles launched by North Korea were short-range missiles, a South Korean military official said Friday, a day after the North’s second launch in five days raised jitters about an unraveling detente between the Koreas and the future of U.S.-North Korea nuclear negotiations.