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Hong Kong (CNN)Hong Kong descended into scenes of chaos Sunday night, after riot police fired tear gas and rubber bullets at protesters, and a mob armed with batons attacked people in a metro station. The unrest came after tens of thousands took to the street for the seventh consecutive weekend amid an ongoing political crisis over a now-suspended extradition bill. Footage...
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - The International Energy Agency (IEA) doesn’t expect oil prices to rise significantly because demand is slowing and there is a glut in global crude markets, its executive director said on Friday. Electric vehicles are not expected to make a dent on crude demand in India and elsewhere, IEA’s Fatih Birol also said, adding that he expects...
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - The International Energy Agency (IEA) is reducing its 2019 oil demand forecast due to a slowing global economy amid a U.S.-China trade spat, its executive director said on Thursday. The IEA is revising its 2019 global oil demand growth forecast to 1.1 million barrels per day (bpd) and may cut it again if the global economy...
BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's new finance minister said he will not interfere in the central bank's monetary policy decisions and will let it handle the strengthening baht currency. THB=TH. The ministry plans to introduce economic stimulus measures after the government has announced its policies in parliament next week, Uttama Savanayana told reporters. The baht has appreciated about 5.9% against the dollar so...
TOKYO (Reuters) - Several people have died in a fire at an animation studio in the Japanese city of Kyodo on Thursday and authorities are investigating a possible arson attack, public broadcaster NHK reported, citing the police. The police did not say how many had died, NHK said. The broadcaster reported earlier that the fire at the Kyoto Animation studio...
An Indian court has convicted one of the two men charged over the rape and killing of British teenager Scarlett Keeling in Goa in 2008. The high court in Goa found Samson D'Souza guilty of "culpable homicide not amounting to murder". It upheld the acquittal of Placido Carvalho. A lower court had acquitted both men in 2016 after a prolonged trial,...
A US judge has sentenced Mexican drug kingpin Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán to life in prison plus 30 years. Guzmán, 62, was found guilty of 10 charges, including drug trafficking and money laundering, by a federal court in New York in February. He escaped a Mexican jail through a tunnel in 2015, but was later arrested. He was extradited to the...
(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said it found adulteration and “significant violations” of current good manufacturing practice (CGMP) regulations at Strides Pharma Sciences Ltd’s plant in Puducherry in south India. Strides shares fell 5% in early trade on Wednesday. The drugmaker was caught trying to dispose quality-control records, the FDA said in a letter made public on...
Iran has rejected suggestions it is willing to discuss its missile programme with the US. A spokesman for Iran's UN Mission said the weapons "are absolutely and under no condition negotiable". His denial comes after Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif suggested in an interview the missiles could be up for discussion if sanctions are lifted. The US unilaterally withdrew from a landmark...
Facebook's plan for a cryptocurrency has come under further attack at a US hearing, with politicians calling the company "delusional" and not trusted. The Senate Banking Committee is quizzing Facebook executive David Marcus over the tech giant's intention to launch its Libra digital currency. The company had showed "through scandal after scandal that it doesn't deserve our trust", said senator Sherrod...

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