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Sterling reached its highest level in more than five months against the dollar at $1.3011 on Monday while staying close to a five-month high against t(...)

Hong Kong police fire tear gas  as people attend a pro-democracy rally in the Kowloon district of Hong Kong on Sunday.  Photograph: Philip Fong/AFP/Getty

Hong Kong riot police fired tear gas late on Monday to disperse pro-democracy demonstrators gathered to commemorate the three-month anniversary of an (...)

In her interactions with Eir, a reader, Fidelma, dealt with “many rude reps and two nice ones”. Photograph: Alan Betson

Regular readers will know that Eir has featured on this page quite a bit over the last year and although the company has promised a dramatic overhaul (...)

Protesters wear masks in Hong Kong as they formed a human chain across the semi-autonomous Chinese city, in defiance of a government ban on face coverings. Photograph: Kin Cheung/AP Photo

Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters have donned cartoon character masks and mocked China’s leaders while forming human chains in defiance of a ban on f(...)

Anti-government protesters rally in central Hong Kong the day after a homemade bomb was detonated amid violent protests. Photograph: Lam Yik Fei/New York Times

Chinese president Xi Jinping has warned that efforts to divide China will end with “bodies smashed”, as Hong Kong witnessed an escalation in violent p(...)

Hunter Biden pictured with his father, Democratic US presidential hopeful in 2020, Joe Biden. File photograph: Getty

Hunter Biden is stepping down from the board of a Chinese-backed private equity company and promising to forego all foreign work if his father, forme(...)

People with Taiwanese flags join others at a rally to mark Taiwan’s national day in the Tsim Sha Tsui district of Hong Kong. Photograph: AP

Apple on Thursday removed an app from its online store that enables Hong Kong protesters to monitor and track police movements – an abrupt reversal th(...)

The Trump administration is expected to begin issuing licences to US companies doing business with Huawei. Photograph: Shawn Thew/EPA

The United States will soon issue licences allowing some US companies to supply non-sensitive goods to China’s Huawei, the New York Times reported, as(...)

Traders monitor prices in the S&P options pit shortly after the open on the Cboe Global Markets trading floor,  in Chicago on Wednesday. Photograph:  Scott Olson/Getty Images

German shares logged their best day in six weeks on Wednesday, leading the charge among European shares, as sentiment was lifted by signs of progress (...)

Houston Rockets in action: China  state broadcaster CCTV and internet giant Tencent are pulling the plug on plans to air upcoming exhibition games. Photograph: Christopher Jue

“You gotta lower your ideals of freedom if you wanna suck on the warm teat of China, ” was the wisdom proffered in a recent South Park episode. The (...)

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