Hong Kong activists call on G20 leaders to help 'liberate' city6/26/2019 5:12:48 PM More than one thousand protesters marched to major foreign consulates in Hong Kong on Wednesday, urging leaders at the upcoming G20 summit to support the full scrapping of a controversial extradition bill.UK says 1984 Hong Kong rights treaty with China is as valid as ever6/26/2019 5:12:48 PM Britain's foreign ministry said on Wednesday it would continue to defend its position over Hong Kong after Beijing accused the UK of interfering in China's internal affairs.Pro-China groups step up offensive to win over Taiwan6/26/2019 4:32:49 PM When Taiwanese businessman Jhang Yun-nan wanted to find buyers for his company's new cleaning products in China, he turned to an unconventional channel: A Taiwanese party that advocates the unification of China with the self-ruled, democratic island.U.S. pushes Middle East economic plan, Palestinians reject it6/26/2019 4:26:58 PM Palestinians poured scorn on a $50 billion economic formula launched by the Trump administration for Israeli-Palestinian peace as the United States sought on Wednesday to win support for the plan as a foundation to ending the decades-old conflict.U.S. aims to restart China trade talks, will not accept conditions on tariff use6/26/2019 4:09:59 PM The United States hopes to re-launch trade talks with China after President Donald Trump and President Xi Jinping meet in Japan on Saturday, but Washington will not accept any conditions around the U.S. use of tariffs in the dispute, a senior administration official said on Tuesday.U.S. wants 'reasonable' trade deal with China: U.S. Commerce Secretary6/26/2019 4:09:31 PM The United States "is not looking for victory" with China over trade but wants "a sensible deal that addresses the legitimate issues that we have," U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said on Wednesday.Trump threatens 'obliteration,' Iran calls White House 'mentally retarded'6/26/2019 4:06:30 PM U.S. President Donald Trump threatened on Tuesday to obliterate parts of Iran if it attacked "anything American," in a new war of words with Iran which condemned fresh U.S. sanctions on Tehran as "mentally retarded."Factbox: The atomic restrictions imposed by the Iran nuclear deal6/26/2019 4:05:44 PM Iran said on Wednesday it will accelerate its enrichment of uranium as of Thursday, a date it has previously suggested could see its stock of enriched uranium exceed a cap imposed by its nuclear deal with major powers.Fate of opioid litigation hinges on government 'police power'6/26/2019 3:51:02 PM The fate of thousands of lawsuits seeking to hold drugmakers responsible for fueling the U.S. opioid epidemic hinges in part on a thorny legal question: Can a company use a bankruptcy to stop lawsuits from cities and states?U.S. launches economic formula for Middle East peace, Palestinians unhappy6/26/2019 3:45:21 PM The Trump administration launched a $50 billion economic formula for Israeli-Palestinian peace on Tuesday, saying an investment program for the Palestinians was a precondition for ending the decades-old conflict.Oman to open embassy in Palestinian territories' West Bank: foreign ministry6/26/2019 3:45:21 PM Oman said on Wednesday it was planning to open a new diplomatic mission in the Israeli-occupied West Bank and that a delegation from its foreign ministry would go to Ramallah for that purpose.Exclusive: Investors with $34 trillion demand urgent climate change action6/26/2019 3:44:26 PM Investors managing more than $34 trillion in assets, nearly half the world's invested capital, are demanding urgent action from governments on climate change, piling pressure on leaders of the world's 20 biggest economies meeting this week.Special Report: Inside the West’s failed fight against China’s ‘Cloud Hopper’ hackers6/26/2019 3:38:53 PM Hacked by suspected Chinese cyber spies five times from 2014 to 2017, security staff at Swedish telecoms equipment giant Ericsson had taken to naming their response efforts after different types of wine.Macron calls for synergies, alliances' to strengthen Renault-Nissan6/26/2019 3:28:43 PM French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday called for further synergies and alliances to strengthen the Renault-Nissan partnership in a global market.Macron says France to be vigilant over Carlos Ghosn's rights6/26/2019 3:28:24 PM President Emmanuel Macron said on Wednesday France would remain vigilant that Carlos Ghosn's presumption of innocence and the former Renault-Nissan leaders' rights to defend himself in a Japanese lawcase are respected.Broadcom in EU antitrust spotlight, faces interim measures6/26/2019 3:22:11 PM EU antitrust regulators will investigate whether U.S. chipmaker Broadcom uses exclusivity restrictions to block rivals in the TV and modem chipsets markets, a move that could lead to hefty fines for the company and an order to end such practices.First Democratic debate offers struggling candidates a chance to shine6/26/2019 3:19:42 PM The first Democratic presidential debate on Wednesday will give contenders struggling to break through in the crowded field an opportunity to step out of the shadow cast by front-runners Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders, who take the stage a day later.Russia says it will urge U.S. and Iran to begin dialogue6/26/2019 3:16:11 PM Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Wednesday that Moscow will try to persuade the United States and Iran to start "civilized" dialogue.New York progressive backed by AOC declares victory in local Democratic primary6/26/2019 3:15:06 PM Political newcomer Tiffany Caban, a progressive Democrat endorsed by U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, declared victory in a close-run primary race for district attorney in the New York City borough of Queens.Lebanon opposes U.S. plan for Mideast: PM Hariri6/26/2019 3:13:09 PM The Lebanese government and parliament both oppose a U.S. plan for settling the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri said on Wednesday, the National News Agency reported.