Hong Kong democracy protests before Xi’s visit

28 Jun

Hong Kong police arrested pro-democracy protesters today, some of whom scrambled up a monument symbolising the city’s handover from British to Chinese rule, a day before Chinese President Xi Jinping is due to arrive
for the celebrations.

Italy gives 5.2 bln euros to keep two banks afloat

25 Jun

The Italian government on Sunday made 5.2 billion euros ($5.8 billion) of resources immediately available to keep operative two banks that the European Central Bank has deemed “failing or about to fail,” sending them into insolvency procedures.

British parliament hit by cyber security attack

24 Jun

Britain’s parliament was hit by a cyber attack on Saturday in which hackers tried to access email accounts, just over a month after a ransomware worm
crippled parts of the country’s health service

Man charged over London mosque attack

23 Jun

British police said on Friday they had charged a man with murder and attempted murder over an incident in which a van was driven at Muslim worshippers leaving a mosque after prayers earlier this week.

France to stop granting oil exploration licences

23 Jun

French Environment Minister Nicolas Hulot said on Friday the government planned to present a draft law this autumn that would stop granting licences for oil and gas exploitation in France and overseas territories.

Republican rebels throw Senate health bill into doubt

23 Jun

US Senate Republicans on Thursday unveiled a revamped health care plan aimed at fulfilling President Donald Trump’s pledge to repeal Obamacare, but a revolt by four conservatives put the bill in immediate jeopardy.