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Hong Kong suspends extradition law after protests

Hong Kong suspends extradition law after protests

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Hong Kong's government has suspended a proposed law that would allow people to be extradited to mainland China for trial after mass protests.The controversial measure has been shelved indefinitely by the embattled territory's chief executive Carrie Lam in response to an angry public backlash. Image: The climbdown by chief executive Carrie Lam came in the face of a deepening crisis Many in the former British colony feared it would further erode legal protections and freedoms promised by Beijing when it took control in 1997.There were also concerns it could be used to target critics of the Chinese regime.The climbdown on the proposal came ahead of a further major opposition rally on Sunday. ...
Hong Kong extradition protests: Government suspends bill

Hong Kong extradition protests: Government suspends bill

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The Hong Kong government has suspended its highly controversial plan to allow extraditions to mainland China, Chief Executive Carrie Lam has announced.She had previously refused to scrap the bill despite mass protests from Hong Kong residents."I feel deep sorrow and regret that deficiencies in our work – and various other factors – have stirred up substantial controversies," she said.Protesters expressed concern at increased Chinese influence. Ms Lam said she had heard the calls for her government to "pause and think".She also admitted that the "explanation and communication" of the bill had not been adequate.She said her goal was "the greatest interests of Hong Kong", which involved first restoring peace and order.The government
Top stockpicker Neil Woodford suspends flagship fund

Top stockpicker Neil Woodford suspends flagship fund

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One of the UK's most high profile stockpickers has suspended trading in his largest fund as rising numbers of investors ask for their money back.Neil Woodford said after "an increased level of redemptions", investors would not be allowed to "redeem, purchase or transfer shares" in the fund.Investors have withdrawn about £560m from the fund over the past four weeks.However, it was a request from Kent County Council to withdraw £250m that led to the suspension.The council was unavailable for comment.A stockpicker - or fund manager - analyses the potential of different stocks to try to decide whether or not they will make a good investment.'Liquid investments'At its peak, the Woodford Equity Income fund managed £10.2bn worth of asse

Eurostar suspends service from London due to trespasser

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Eurostar has suspended all services from London's St. Pancras station due to a trespasser. The rail service that links Britain to the continent says in a statement Saturday on Twitter it is "strongly recommended you not travel this morning." British Transport Police say a 44-year-old man was arrested for trespass and obstruction of the railway. The service has seen heavy delays and other disruptions for weeks because of a French customs officers' strike linked to concerns about extra workload when Britain leaves the European Union.Let's block ads! (Why?) ABC News: International
Australia suspends Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft following Ethiopia crash

Australia suspends Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft following Ethiopia crash

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Australia has become the latest country to suspend Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft flights in and out of its airports after the deadly crash in Ethiopia.The country's civil aviation authority has announced the move after airlines in China, South Africa, Singapore, Indonesia, Brazil and Mexico suspended flights from the same plane on Monday. South Korean airline Eastar Jet also said it would suspend operations of the 737 MAX 8 on Tuesday.An official said the airline hadn't found any problems with the jets, but is grounding them due to customer concerns.A spokesperson from the British travel operator TUI suggested the airline were not grounding flights. The suspensions come after 157 people were killed on Sunday when a 737 MAX 8 crashed in Ethiopia. Nine Britons were among the dead. ...