China says it will 'not tolerate foreign forces' in Hong Kong

Asia Pacific Jul 23, 2019

China says it will 'not tolerate foreign forces' in Hong Kong

China on Tuesday slammed the U.S. and Britain for interfering in Hong Kong affairs after the two countries voiced concerns about a vicious assault on pro-democracy protesters. The savage beating of the Hong Kong protesters by a mob of suspected gangsters on Sunday has deepened ...

Editorials Jul 23, 2019

Tehran ups the ante again

With tensions mounting and ample opportunities for miscalculation, every diplomatic channel must be operating and explored.

U.K. plans European-led Gulf force after tanker seizure

World Jul 23, 2019

U.K. plans European-led Gulf force after tanker seizure

The U.K. on Monday said it was planning a European-led protection force for shipping in the Gulf after Iranian authorities seized a British-flagged tanker in a dramatic escalation of tensions in the region. Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt condemned Iran's actions as "state piracy" while at ...

Britain waits for U.S. cue before Huawei 5G decision

Business / Tech Jul 23, 2019

Britain waits for U.S. cue before Huawei 5G decision

Britain said Monday it was "not yet in a position" to decide what involvement China's Huawei should have in the U.K.'s 5G next-generation telecom network. Digital Secretary Jeremy Wright told parliament that London was still seeking clarity on the implications of U.S. action against the ...

Prince George turning 6 as U.K. palace releases new photos

World Jul 22, 2019

Prince George turning 6 as U.K. palace releases new photos

Kensington Palace has released three new photographs before Prince George's birthday. The future king turns 6 on Monday. It's become a tradition for the palace to release snapshots taken by his mother, Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge. In two of the pictures George is seen with ...