Australia: the campus fight over Beijing’s influence

Australia: the campus fight over Beijing’s influence

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Drew Pavlou is an unlikely threat to the Chinese Communist party. The 20-year-old arts student at Australia’s University of Queensland has never even been to the country. But his decision to organise a campus demonstration in support of Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters has sparked a diplomatic incident between Canberra and Beijing and put him on […]

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U.S.-China trade uncertainty weighs on stock market

U.S.-China trade uncertainty weighs on stock market

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U.S. stocks mostly fell Monday as uncertainty continued to hang over U.S.-China trade talks, or at least over investors’ perception of them. The stock market has been rallying for five weeks, in part on optimism that the United States and China are nearing a stopgap deal to calm their dispute. But President Trump said over […]

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British co-founder of White Helmets found dead in Istanbul

British co-founder of White Helmets found dead in Istanbul

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Turkish police have launched an investigation after the British co-founder of a Syrian emergency rescue service was found dead in Istanbul. The body of James Le Mesurier, a former army officer who helped to establish the group known as the White Helmets, was discovered in a street in Turkey’s largest city before dawn on Monday.  […]

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WeWork holds talks with T-Mobile boss over chief executive job

WeWork holds talks with T-Mobile boss over chief executive job

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WeWork has held talks with T-Mobile USA boss John Legere to become its new chief executive, as the lossmaking office leasing company’s majority owner SoftBank attempts to stabilise the company and salvage its multibillion-dollar investment. Mr Legere is one of several candidates under consideration for the top job and it was unclear whether he was […]

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