Hong Kong leader says security law not a threat to freedoms

Hong Kong’s leader says national security legislation proposed by China’s legislature will not threaten the semi-autonomous territory’s civil rights, despite widespread criticism of the move as an encroachment on freedom of speech and assembly

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Asia Today: SKorea tracing cases before more students return

South Korea is continuing to trace new virus infections and preparing for more students to return to school

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Gucci, Saint Laurent seek radical redo of fashion calendars

Gucci and Saint Laurent are two of the highest profile luxury fashion houses to announce they will leave the fashion calendar behind, with its relentless four-times-a-year rhythm

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Asia Today: South Korea to require masks on transit, flights

South Koreans must wear masks when using public transportation and taxis nationwide starting Tuesday

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Latam Airlines seeks bankruptcy protection as travel slumps

Latam Airlines, South America’s biggest carrier, is seeking U.S. bankruptcy protection as it grapples with a sharp downturn in air travel sparked by the coronavirus pandemic

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Pandemic probe: Brazil police raid Rio governor's residence

Brazil's Federal Police have carried out search and seizures warrants in Rio de Janeiro, including at the official residence of Gov. Wilson Witzel

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Sweden steadfast in strategy as virus toll continues rising

Sweden has defended its response to the COVID-19 global pandemic despite the country now reporting one of the highest mortality rates in the world with 4,125 fatalities, about 40 deaths per 100,000 people

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France unveils $8.8 billion rescue for ailing car industry

French President Emmanuel Macron has announced a plan to save the country’s car industry from huge losses wrought by virus lockdowns, including a big boost for electric vehicles

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Under-fire UK government aide Cummings has Johnson's loyalty

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is battling to hang onto his top adviser, who is under fire for allegedly breaching lockdown rules

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Latam Airlines seeks bankruptcy protection as travel slumps

Latam Airlines, South America’s biggest carrier, is seeking U.S. bankruptcy protection as it grapples with a sharp downturn in air travel sparked by the coronavirus pandemic

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Afghan government releases hundreds of Taliban prisoners

The Afghan government has released hundreds of Taliban prisoners

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France deploys $8.8 billion to rescue ailing car industry

French President Emmanuel Macron has announced a plan to save the country’s car industry from huge losses wrought by virus lockdowns, including a big boost for electric vehicles

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Under-fire UK government aide Cummings has Johnson's loyalty

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is battling to hang onto his top adviser, who is under fire for allegedly breaching lockdown rules

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