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China-India border: Why tensions are rising between the neighbours

Image caption The area has become a hotspot in part because of a road India has built. The armies of the world's two most populous nations are locked in a tense face-off high in the Himalayas, which has the potential to escalate as they seek to further their strategic goals. Officials quoted by the Indian media say thousands of Chinese troops have forced their way into the Galwan valley in Ladakh, in the disputed Kashmir region. Indian leaders ... Full story

Britain may offer path to citizenship for nearly 3 million in Hong Kong

FILE PHOTO: Priti Patel arrives at Downing Street in London, Britain February 13, 2020. REUTERS/Toby Melville. LONDON (Reuters) - Britain is prepared to offer extended visa rights and a pathway to citizenship for almost 3 million Hong Kong residents in response to China’s push to impose national security legislation in the former British colony. China’s parliament has approved a decision to go forward with national security legislation for Hong ... Full story

Why the US is targeting a flamboyant Nigerian banker

The US and the African Development Bank have fallen out over allegations of corruption against the bank's Nigerian head, writes former BBC Africa Business editor Larry Madowo. Akinwumi Adesina is a sharp dresser known for his expensive tailored suits, immaculate white shirts and an endless supply of colourful bow ties. But the clean public persona of the 60-year-old president of the African Development Bank (AfDB) is now being questioned after ... Full story

POTUS hosts a roundtable with industry executives"

The White House: "LIVE: POTUS hosts a roundtable with industry executives" - -. - Sorry, this site requires JavaScript for full functionality. Please enable JavaScript in your browser and reload the page. Full story

'You can't ask people to die': Coronavirus woes deepen Argentina's crisis

Image caption Sergio works as a cartonero - collecting litter on the streets of Buenos Aires. Sergio Sanchez, 56, has lived through enough defaults and crises to know that Argentina's economy can be a rollercoaster. Politicians come and go but economic troubles rarely go away. "Some governments have been better than others," Sergio says. But the coronavirus pandemic has had a far bigger impact than any politician. "It doesn't care if you're ... Full story

Greece to open up in two weeks, but not to the UK

Image caption A waiter serves patrons in Mykonos. Greece is to open up to tourists from 29 countries in two weeks - but not those travelling from the UK. Tourists from EU countries including Germany, Austria, Denmark and Finland will be able to visit from 15 June, the tourism ministry said in a statement on Friday. But some of the world's worst-affected countries - including the UK, France, Italy and Spain - are not on the list. More countries ... Full story

Moderna starts dosing patients in mid-stage coronavirus vaccine study

FILE PHOTO: A sign marks the headquarters of Moderna Therapeutics, which is developing a vaccine against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S., May 18, 2020. REUTERS/Brian Snyder. (Reuters) - Moderna Inc said on Friday it had started dosing patients in a mid-stage study with its experimental coronavirus vaccine and eventually plans to enroll 600 patients for the trial. There are currently about 10 coronavirus ... Full story

Belgian zoo comes back to life from lockdown - BBC News

Image caption This elephant has been taking the lockdown in its stride. If you didn't know better you'd swear the elephants at the Park Pairi Daiza zoological gardens held a morning meeting. They line up with extraordinary discipline and precision on a keeper's word of command and then dissolve into a friendly huddle. It is a ritual that has played out without an audience every day since Belgium went into lockdown at midnight on Friday 13 ... Full story

U.S. senators urge probe of TikTok on children's privacy

FILE PHOTO: A TikTok logo is displayed on a smartphone in this illustration taken January 6, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Four U.S. senators, including a China hawk, urged the Federal Trade Commission on Friday to investigate allegations that the popular video app TikTok violated a consent decree protecting children’s privacy. In their letter, lawmakers noted a report by the Center for Digital Democracy, ... Full story

Britain may offer 'path to citizenship' for nearly 3 million in Hong Kong

FILE PHOTO: Priti Patel arrives at Downing Street in London, Britain February 13, 2020. REUTERS/Toby Melville. LONDON (Reuters) - Britain is prepared to offer extended visa rights and a pathway to citizenship for almost 3 million Hong Kong residents in response to China’s push to impose national security legislation in the former British colony. China’s parliament has approved a decision to go forward with national security legislation for Hong ... Full story

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