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14 Jul
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China to impose sanctions on Lockheed Martin over Taiwan arms deal

China is to impose sanctions on Lockheed Martin after the US government gave the green light to a sale of missile parts to Taiwan.

09 Jul
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Sunak to focus on budget deficit after post-Covid outlook clears

UK Finance Minister Rishi Sunak said he would focus on restoring public finances and the deficit once he had more clarity around the post-Covid-19 economic recovery.

08 Jul
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Chancellor unveils £30bn plan to boost UK economy

Rishi Sunak has announced a series of measures aimed at boosting the UK economy as it emerges from lockdown, including a six-month job retention bonus for furloughed workers and temporarily slashing VAT on food and accommodation.

08 Jul
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HSBC hit as White House said to weigh future of Hong Kong-US peg

Shares in HSBC fell sharply on Wednesday following reports that the White House was considering undermining the decades-old peg between the Hong Kong and US dollar.

08 Jul
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UK imposes sanctions on Russians and Saudis over 'blood money' laundering

Britain imposed sanctions on 25 Russians and 20 Saudis on Monday as part of post-Brexit measures that were aimed at cracking down on the laundering of “blood money”.

07 Jul
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US considers banning TikTok and other Chinese social media

The US is reportedly considering banning TikTok and other Chinese social media apps, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday.

02 Jul
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UK travel restrictions on dozens of countries set to be relaxed - reports

The government is set to scrap quarantine plans for travellers arriving from as many as 75 countries, it was reported on Thursday.

02 Jul
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UK should kickstart economy with green projects, says IMF

The British government should attempt to kickstart the economy and create jobs using green projects, said the International Monetary Fund’s chief economist.

02 Jul
China threatens UK over Hong Kong passport offer

Diplomatic tensions between London and Beijing increased on Thursday after China threatened to retaliate if Britain granted residency to Hong Kong citizens looking to escape a draconian new national security law.

02 Jul
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Twitter removes image posted by Trump over copyright issues

Twitter has removed an image tweeted by the US President Donald Trump from its platform, following a copyright complaint from the New York Times.

02 Jul
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US House moves to sanction Chinese banks over new HK security law

Lawmakers in the US moved a step closer to retaliating against Beijing's decision to change Hong Kong's security laws to clamp down on dissent.

01 Jul
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Hong Kong authorities make first arrests under new law

Hong Kong police detained a man on Wednesday holding a flag urging independence, marking the first arrest under the new national security law introduced on Tuesday night.

30 Jun
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EasyJet proposes 727 redundancies among pilots, closing Stansted

BALPA said on Tuesday that it was shocked by easyJet's proposal to axe one out of every three of its pilots in the UK.

30 Jun
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Boris Johnson pledges 'bold' approach to support UK economy post Covid-19

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has outlined what he dubbed "ambitious" plans to kick-start the UK’s recovery following the Covid-19 pandemic.

29 Jun
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UN rights chief asks Israel to stop ‘illegal’ annexation of the West Bank

The United Nations' top human rights official Michelle Bachelet asked Israel on Monday to put a stop to its “illegal” plan to annex part of the Palestinian occupied territory in the West Bank.

25 Jun
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Trump plans cut to federal support for virus testing sites

The Trump administration announced that the funding for 13 testing sites for Covid-19 will end in June because, it said, it could cause further spread of the disease.

25 Jun
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Washington claims Huawei and Hikvision backed by Chinese military

The Trump administration determined that top Chinese firms, including Huawei Technologies and Hikvision are owned or controlled by the Chinese military forces, reported Reuters on Thursday.

25 Jun
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German consumer sentiment improves more quickly than expected in July, GfK says

The consumer climate was expected to continue improving in July, although the latest Covid-19 lockdowns might act as a drag.

24 Jun
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Iran ready for talks with US if it apologises for leaving nuclear pact

Iran said it would be ready to talks with the US, if the Trump administration apologises for exiting the 2015 nuclear deal.

24 Jun
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UK airports warn of 20,000 job losses, call for end to quarantine

UK airports face up to 20,000 job losses as the sector faced a significant decline in passenger numbers post-Covid 19, the industry body warned on Wednesday as it called for government help.