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UK extends immigration rights for 3 million eligible Hong Kongers

UK extends immigration rights for 3 million eligible Hong Kongers

Britain announced Wednesday that it was extending residency rights to up to 3 million Hong Kongers eligible for the British National Overseas passport, stressing that it would uphold its historic duty to a former British colony after Beijing imposed a sweeping new national security law in Hong...

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Hundreds of George W. Bush administration officials to back Biden, group says

Hundreds of George W. Bush administration officials to back Biden, group says

Hundreds of officials who worked for former Republican President George W. Bush are set to endorse Democratic White House hopeful Joe Biden, people involved in the effort said, the latest Republican-led group coming out to oppose the re-election of Donald Trump. The officials, who include...

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Hong Kong marks handover anniversary with new security law arrests

Hong Kong marks handover anniversary with new security law arrests

Hong Kong police made the first arrests under Beijing's new national security law on Wednesday as the city greeted the anniversary of its handover to China with protesters fleeing water cannon. The commemorations came a day after China imposed a sweeping security law on the city, a historic...

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Saudi Arabia triples VAT in unpopular virus-led austerity push

Saudi Arabia triples VAT in unpopular virus-led austerity push

 Saudis braced Wednesday for a tripling in value added tax, another unpopular austerity measure after the twin shocks of coronavirus and an oil price slump triggered the kingdom's worst economic decline in decades. Retailers in the country reported a sharp uptick in sales this week of...

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