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Former soldier Li Yannian (L) receives an award from China’s President Xi Jinping (R) during a ceremony at Beijing’s Great Hall of the People on September 29, 2019. Chinese President Xi Jinping awarded medals and honorary titles to an array of both domestic and international “heroes” on September 29, including a centenarian Canadian educator, and a former French prime minister. GREG BAKER / POOL / AFP

President Xi presents awards to ‘heroes’ and ‘old friends’ of China

Chinese President Xi Jinping awarded medals and honorary titles to an array of domestic and international “heroes” on Sunday, including a former French prime minister and a centenarian Canadian educator.
An attendee at the memorial service held by South African political party, the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) in honour of the late Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe takes pictures with a wax model of the former president in Soweto, Johannesburg on September 12, 2019. GULSHAN KHAN | AFP

Robert Mugabe’s family agree to burial in ‘heroes’ monument

The family of former Zimbabwe leader Robert Mugabe have agreed to bury him at a monument for national heroes in Harare, a family spokesman said on Friday though the date for the ceremony was still unclear.
Zimbabweans wait for the arrival of the body of former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe to the country after he died on Friday (September 6) in Singapore after a long illness, Harare, Zimbabwe, September 11, 2019. REUTERS-Siphiwe Sibeko

Thousands welcome Robert Mugabe’s remains

The body of Zimbabwe’s ex-president, Robert Mugabe, arrived home yesterday for burial in a country divided over the legacy of a former liberation hero whose 37-year rule was marked by repression and economic ruin.
Former President Robert Mugabe’s remains are due to be returned to Zimbabwe on Wednesday and the government has confirmed that his funeral will take place over two days this coming weekend.

Robert Mugabe’s body arrives home for burial in divided Zimbabwe

The body of Zimbabwe's ex-president, Robert Mugabe, arrived home on Wednesday for burial in a country divided over the legacy of a former liberation hero whose 37-year rule was marked by repression and economic ruin.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel. - AFP PHOTO - John MACDOUGALL

Angela Merkel: Hong Kong rights, freedom need to be protected

German Chancellor Angela Merkel called for the protection of Hong Kong residents’ rights and freedoms and for peaceful solutions to the massive protests during a visit to Beijing on Friday.
President Buhari at the event

President Buhari welcomes partnership between APC, Communist Party of China

President Muhammadu Buhari has welcomed the offer by a Special Envoy of Chinese President, Yang Jiechi, for partnership between the ruling All Progressives Congress and the Communist Party of China.
China will hold the country’s largest-ever military parade on Oct. 1, marking the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, the government said on Thursday.

China to hold largest-ever military parade on October 1

China will hold the country’s largest-ever military parade on Oct. 1, marking the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, the government said on Thursday.

Beijing casts doubt on state of trade talks with US

Beijing has cast doubt on whether trade talks are set to resume, with its foreign ministry contradicting US President Donald Trump’s claim that China had sought a return to the negotiating table and state media saying the countries were in touch only at a “technical level”.
U.S. President Donald Trump said Monday that China has reached out to resume trade negotiations, a move that comes after the two nations announced their latest round of reciprocal tariff hikes.

Donald Trump: China wants to resume trade talks

U.S. President Donald Trump said Monday that China has reached out to resume trade negotiations, a move that comes after the two nations announced their latest round of reciprocal tariff hikes.
Protesters gather outside Kwai Chung police station in support of protesters detained with the charge of rioting during recent clashes in Hong Kong on July 30, 2019. (Photo by ISAAC LAWRENCE - AFP)

China warns Hong Kong protesters of ‘dangerous abyss’

China warned Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protesters Tuesday that “those who play with fire will perish by it”, a day after the most widespread unrest of the two-month crisis.
Donald Trump and Xi Jinping

Donald Trump slams China on Twitter as trade talks resume

US President Donald Trump took to Twitter Tuesday to slam China, just as US negotiators arrived in Shanghai to resurrect stalled trade talks with Chinese officials.
BEIJING - Chinese dissident Huang Qi has been sentenced to 12 years in prison on the charge of leaking secrets to a foreign entity, more than two years after his arrest, a court said Monday.

12-year sentence for China dissident on state secrets charge

Chinese dissident Huang Qi has been sentenced to 12 years in prison on the charge of leaking secrets to a foreign entity, more than two years after his arrest, a court said Monday.
This photo illustration shows a logo of Chinese telecoms giant Huawei at a shopping mall in Kuala Lumpur on February 13, 2019. (Photo by Mohd RASFAN - AFP)

US to ease Huawei trade restrictions with heavy caveats

The Trump administration has clarified how it plans to ease the restrictions on US companies trading with Huawei. Officials said that the Chinese tech giant would remain on the Entity List, but that licenses to trade with the company would be issued under certain circumstances. Huawei was placed on the Entity List back in May, which means US companies are unable to sell technology to the company without government approval.
A meeting between US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin will go ahead on Saturday on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Argentina, the Kremlin said Thursday. Getty Images

Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin to meet at G20 summit

President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet Friday for the first time since special counsel Robert Mueller released his report detailing Russia’s “sweeping and systematic” campaign to disrupt the 2016 election in Trump’s favor.
An employee shows US dollar banknotes at a foreign currency brokerage office in Khartoum on October 7, 2018. - Sudan slashed the official value of its currency against the US dollar by more than half on October 7, the third devaluation this year in the face of a mounting economic crisis. (Photo by ASHRAF SHAZLY / AFP)

Dollar moves up to one-week high against yen

The dollar on Thursday edged up to a one-week high against the safe-haven yen as some of the jitters ahead of the G20 summit in Japan eased amid hopes for progress in resolving the Sino-U.S. trade war.
Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) | Reuters

Oil prices drop as traders wait for G20, OPEC+ meetings

Oil prices fell on Thursday to erase some of the previous session’s strong gains, as traders wait for the G20 summit in Japan and for a meeting of OPEC and other crude producers to decide on an extension of output cuts.
North Korean and American officials are holding behind-the-scenes talks to arrange a third summit between President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un, South Korea's president said on Wednesday.

US, North Korea in talks to set up third Trump-Kim summit

North Korean and American officials are holding "behind-the-scenes talks" to arrange a third summit between President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un, South Korea's president said on Wednesday.
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Oil prices drop amid demand worries, but US-Iran tensions help

Oil fell on Tuesday amid concerns over the outlook for crude demand, but prices were supported after Washington announced new sanctions on Iran amid mounting tensions in the Middle East.

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