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Hong Kong opens high-speed rail link with mainland China

Sep 22, 2018

Hong Kong opens high-speed rail link with mainland China

Hong Kong on Saturday opened a new high-speed rail link to inland China that will vastly decrease travel times but also raises concerns about Beijing's creeping influence over the semi-autonomous Chinese region. Costing upward of $10 billion and taking more than eight years to build, ...

Iraqis protesting poor public services burn Iranian Consulate in Basra

Sep 8, 2018

Iraqis protesting poor public services burn Iranian Consulate in Basra

Protesters stormed the Iranian Consulate in Iraq's southern city of Basra on Friday, turning their wrath on Iraq's powerful neighbor after five days of deadly demonstrations in which government buildings have been ransacked and torched. Demonstrators broke in and began damaging the offices, shouting condemnation ...

One by one, rebel chiefs in east Ukraine are slain

Sep 1, 2018

One by one, rebel chiefs in east Ukraine are slain

Eastern Ukrainian separatist leader Alexander Zakharchenko has become the latest rebel official to die in a series of apparent murders, slain Friday in an explosion in a cafe in the city of Donetsk. Since the start of the conflict between the Moscow-backed separatists in the ...