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Luxury brands Coach and Givenchy have both apologized to Chinese consumers for T-shirts deemed to undermine the country's One China policy -- just a day after Versace was forced to do the same.

Luxury brands apologise for flouting one-china policy

Luxury fashion brands Versace, Coach, and Givenchy have apologised for making perceived affronts to China’s national sovereignty with T-shirts listing Hong Kong and Taiwan as separate countries.

Woman hacks off ex-husbands penis, testicles, flushes it down toilet

A woman in Taiwan’s Hukou has cut off her ex-husband’s penis and testicles to punish him for being unfaithful to her while the couple was still married, according to the territory’s police.
The EU has fined Qualcomm €242 million (around $272 million) for selling 3G modem chips at predatory prices in an attempt to drive a competing supplier, Icera, out of the market.

Qualcomm fined $272 million in latest EU antitrust fine

The EU has fined Qualcomm €242 million (around $272 million) for selling 3G modem chips at predatory prices in an attempt to drive a competing supplier, Icera, out of the market.

Nigerian Nzubechukwu Nwude arrested in India with cocaine

A Nigerian suspected to be a member of an international drug cartel has been arrested by India’s Anti-Narcotics Cell in Mumbai.
Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen speaks to media at Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in New York during her visit to the U.S., in New York City, U.S., July 11, 2019. REUTERS-Jeenah Moon

Fights break out as Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen visits New York

Police in New York had to break up fights between supporters and opponents of Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen on Thursday during a visit to the United States which infuriated Beijing.
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 approve Huawei sales where there is no threat to national security

The U.S. government will issue licenses to companies seeking to sell goods to China’s Huawei where there is no threat to national security, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said on Tuesday, leaving industry observers unsure about which products will pass muster.
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Stocks, currencies firm up ahead of US Fed outcome

Emerging market stocks rose on Wednesday while developing world currencies broadly firmed against the dollar as investors counted on the U.S. Federal Reserve’s outlook later today to match their expectations of lowering U.S. borrowing costs.
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PDP chieftains kick as Governor Ayade travels abroad

Barely a week after inauguration of Cross River State Governor, Ben Ayade, for a second term in office, he has again travelled out of the country, fuelling speculation that he has abandoned the state.
Chinese Defense Minister Wei Fenghe said the army had a sacred duty to defend Chinese territory. Beijing still sees Taiwan as part of its territory and is pushing for reunification.

Minister: China will fight to defend relation with Taiwan

China’s Defence Minister Wei Fenghe said on Sunday that China will fight to the end , if anyone tries to interfere with its relation with Taiwan.
Chinese and Canadian flags on show in front of the Forbidden City on December 4, 2017 in Beijing, China.

UNCTAD: China’s trade in creative goods now $191.4 billion

The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) said China’s trade in creative goods has increased more than fivefold, climbing to US$191.4 billion.

Taiwan legalises same sex marriage, first in Asia

In what has been touted as the first in Asia, Taiwan’s parliament legalised same-sex marriage on Friday as the government survived a last-minute attempt by conservatives to pass watered-down legislation.
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Taiwan protests exclusion from WHO annual conference

Taiwan on Tuesday protested against not being invited to the World Health Organisation’s annual conference in Geneva this month following pressure from China.
USS Chung Hoon and USS Mobile Bay - The guided-missile destroyer USS Chung Hoon (right) took part in the operation. Flickr - US Navy - Andre T Richard

Two US warships sail in disputed South China Sea

The U.S. military said two of its warships sailed near islands claimed by China in the South China Sea on Monday.
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Hsieh Su-wei sets up rematch with Naomi Osaka in Stuttgart

World number one Naomi Osaka will have a chance for revenge on Taiwan’s Hsieh Su-wei this week when the two meet in the second round of the WTA tournament in Stuttgart.
This handout picture provided by the office of Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei shows him arriving to a ceremony involving workers in the capital Tehran on April 24, 2019. – Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on April 24 called the end of oil sanction waivers by the United States a “hostile measure” that “won’t be left without a response”. The United States two days before announced it will no longer grant sanctions exemptions to Iran’s oil customers and will start imposing sanctions on countries such as India, China and Turkey if they buy Iranian oil. (Photo by – / Iranian Supreme Leader’s Website / AFP) / XGTY /

Iran supreme leader says US oil sanctions won’t go ‘without response’

Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Wednesday called the end of oil sanction waivers by the United States a “hostile measure” that “won’t be left without a response”.
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Saudi Arabia welcomes US move to end Iran’s oil waivers

Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister on Tuesday welcomed a U.S. decision to end all Iran sanction waivers by May, saying it was a necessary step to halt Tehran’s “destabilising” policy in the region.
US President Donald Trump on Friday urged China to abolish tariffs on agricultural products imported from the United States — adding that trade talks between the rival powers were going well.

White House: Donald Trump to end waivers on Iran oil imports

The United States announced on Monday it will no longer grant sanctions exemptions to Iran’s oil customers, potentially punishing allies such as India as it tries to squeeze Tehran’s top export.
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Foxconn chief Terry Gou announces bid to run for president of Taiwan

Just days after announcing that he will be stepping down from his 45-year helm as Foxconn chief, Terry Gou has declared a bid to run for president of Taiwan

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Senator Ekweremadu’s attack paradox of a conman – VON chief

Director-General of the Voice of Nigeria (VON) Osita Okechukwu has described the attack on former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, as a paradox of a conman.
A convicted internet fraudster, Paul Otanor, has been sentenced to six months imprisonment by Justice A. T. Mohammed, of the Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

Internet fraudster bags six months jail term

A convicted internet fraudster, Paul Otanor, has been sentenced to six months imprisonment by Justice A. T. Mohammed, of the Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
[FILE] Conservative MP Boris Johnson leaves his home in London on June 11, 2019. – The contest to replace Theresa May as Britain’s next leader formally has begun, with candidates lining up to define themselves against the “bluff and bluster” of frontrunner Boris Johnson. (Photo by ISABEL INFANTES / AFP)

‘You’ll be far superior’ — Donald Trump hails new British premier

U.S. President Donald Trump has lauded Britain’s new Prime Minister Boris Johnson, saying that he is “going to be very important for the UK,” ahead of their first official meeting this weekend at the G7 in France.

US government to detain migrant’s children more than 20 days

The United States (US) government is expected on Wednesday to announce a new regulation that would allow for the detention of migrant families beyond the 20-day limit for holding children, two administration officials, according to a CNN report.
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Woman’s decomposing corpse found in hotel room

A young woman, whose identity is unknown has been discovered dead three days after she was allegedly gang-raped by some men in a hotel room in the Amukpe community, in the Sapele Local Government Area of Delta State.