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Today β€” November 21st 2018Your RSS feeds

With eyes on China, EU agrees investment screening rules

By admin

The European Union on Tuesday (20 November) provisionally agreed on rules for a far-reaching system to coordinate scrutiny of foreign investments into Europe, notably from China, to end what a negotiator called "European naivety".

Race for lithium illustrates EU drive for β€˜strategic’ raw materials

By FrΓ©dΓ©ric Simon

The European Union is accelerating plans to develop lithium mining and refining capacity on its territory as part of a concerted EU push to develop a strategic value chain for manufacturing electric car batteries inside Europe.

Two Babies, Two Dads, Two Cultures.

A gay, biracial couple is raising twins. Their own parents say they can’t do it. But they know they can raise their sons in an environment where anything is possible.

Yesterday β€” November 20th 2018Your RSS feeds

Russia, Which Has Tried to Manipulate Interpol, Is Poised to Lead It

By MATT APUZZO

The prospect of a Russian presidency ignited lobbying by American and European officials. Rights groups warn it may make Interpol vulnerable to Kremlin influence.

EU closes in on system to screen foreign investment

By admin

The European Union is poised to settle on Tuesday (20 November) on a far-reaching system to coordinate scrutiny of foreign investments into Europe, notably from China.

Xi Visits Philippines to Celebrate β€˜Rainbow After the Rain’ With Duterte

By HANNAH BEECH and JASON GUTIERREZ

President Xi Jinping arrived in Manila amid growing concern that the Philippines’ conciliatory approach to China has backfired.

Libraries, Gardens, Museums. Oh, and a Clothing Store.

By VANESSA FRIEDMAN

Shopping areas in Asia are about the experience, not just the retail sale.

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Disney Wins Chinese Approval for Fox Deal, Clearing Major Hurdle

By BROOKS BARNES

Analysts had worried that China might use Disney’s $71.3 billion deal to buy most of 21st Century Fox as a weapon in a trade war with the United States.

News Analysis: U.S.-China Clash at Asian Summit Was Over More Than Words

By JANE PERLEZ

A dispute over trade language meant that members of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum failed to issue a joint document for the first time.

Another Season of Trouble in Sri Lanka

By KITANA ANANDA and V.V. GANESHANANTHAN

A renewed power play by Mahinda Rajapaksa, who ran the country for a decade, has reignited fears of majoritarianism and trouble for the minorities.

Europe’s packaging headache

By Sam Morgan

European Union members will have to recycle at least 70% of packaging by 2030, under new rules brokered earlier this year. But there are complex mechanisms behind the recycling curtain and not all countries are ready yet to keep up with the pace.

North Korea Says It Will Deport American Who Tried to Enter From China

By CHOE SANG-HUN

In an apparent gesture of good will, the North said it would release the man, who it said entered the country illegally a month ago.

In rare coordinated move, Western envoys seek meeting on Xinjiang concerns

By Georgi Gotev

A group of 15 Western ambassadors in Beijing, spearheaded by Canada, are seeking a meeting with the top official in China’s restive, heavily Muslim Xinjiang region for an explanation of alleged rights abuses against ethnic Uighurs.

Scandals Catch Up to Private Chinese Hospitals, After Fortunes Are Made

By SUI-LEE WEE

The Putian network of 8,000 facilities, which expanded rapidly with little government oversight, is facing national outrage and scrutiny over a death and fraud allegations.

Scandals Catch Up to Private Chinese Hospitals, After Fortunes Are Made

By SUI-LEE WEE

The Putian network of 8,000 facilities, which expanded rapidly with little government oversight, is facing national outrage and scrutiny over a death and fraud allegations.

In Search of the Real Thing: China’s Quest to Buy Back Its Lost Heritage

By SCOTT REYBURN

Chinese collectors flock to London to buy items from their country’s Imperial past, attracted by pieces with ownership histories that guarantee authenticity.

U.S. Military’s Global Edge Has Diminished, Strategy Review Finds

By ERIC SCHMITT

Strained forces, budget shortfalls and political dysfunction have cast doubt on the Pentagon’s shift in focus from terrorism to global powers — and President Trump’s support for a strong military.

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