Daily Archive: June 19, 2017

Jun
19

Stamp fever in Hong Kong for handover tribute

Stamp fever in Hong Kong for handover tributeEnthusiasts in Hong Kong snapped up stamps issued to mark 20 years since the city was handed back to China by Britain Tuesday with a design paying tribute to the Chinese military. The first stamp, released ahead of the July 1 anniversary, depicts marching troops from China’s People’s Liberation Army under the title “The Mighty and Civilised Forces”. It comes as the city remains deeply divided between those loyal to Beijing and groups demanding political reform who feel China is threatening Hong Kong’s cherished freedoms.


Jun
19

Fitch sees China growth below government target in 2018, 2019

Jun
19

Venezuela walks out of Americas summit in Mexico

Venezuela walks out of Americas summit in MexicoCANCUN, Mexico (AP) — Venezuela's foreign minister walked out of a meeting of regional diplomats to discuss the South American country's political crisis on Monday as a 17-year-old anti-government demonstrator was shot and killed by security forces during another day of violent clashes.


Jun
19

Healthcare backlash hits Republicans hard on generic ballot, polls find

Healthcare backlash hits Republicans hard on generic ballot, polls findSupport for Republican candidates has significantly declined across much of the country, according to a new series of polls released by the nonpartisan polling firm RABA Research in conjunction with Brown University. In surveys of five distinct demographic areas that give a cross-section of the American electorate, there has been a significant swing toward Democrats and away from Republicans on the 2018 generic ballot.


Jun
19

Trump's legal plan built in his image: Fight, fight, fight

Trump's legal plan built in his image: Fight, fight, fightWASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump, whose combative instincts are to lash out and never retreat, appears to be shaping a legal team in his own image. His clear directive: Fight, fight, fight.


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