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Hong Kong Grounds All Flights After Protesters Bring International Airport to Standstill: WATCH

Protesters paralyzed Hong Kong International Airport on Monday, grounding all departing flights and more than 70 arriving flights. The scene at Hong Kong’s airport, where thousands of protesters have flooded the terminal. The airport took the rare step of canceling all flights and shutting down. pic.twitter.com/BV559oF5NU— Javier C. Hernández (@HernandezJavier) August 12, 2019 USA Today reports: ‘The demonstration is the latest in a series of mass protests spanning two months. Hong Kong activists are calling for more autonomy from Beijing and an independent inquiry into police behavior. … The tension...
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Will Trump’s Trade War with China Ever End?

President Donald Trump recently escalated his trade war with China, threatening to impose a 10% tariff on the remaining US$300 billion of untaxed Chinese imports. If the new tariff goes into effect in September as promised, virtually all Chinese exports to the U.S. would be subject to levies ranging from 10% to 25%. China, of course, has promised to retaliate. Many Americans like me are now wondering: Is there any end in sight? How to win an economic war As a scholar of trade policy, I’ve repeatedly made the point...
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Grindr Revives IPO Plan After U.S. Panel That Called it a ‘National Security Risk’ Says it Has ‘No Objection’

Earlier this year we reported that Grindr, the leading gay social app, was up for sale by Kunlun, the Chinese firm which acquired it in 2016, after a U.S. Government panel said it is a “national security risk.” The company’s plans for an IPO, which had been put on hold, are now reportedly back on. CNBC reports: ‘Kunlun said in May it had agreed to a request by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) to sell Grindr, setting a June 2020 deadline to do so and putting preparations for an...
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LGBTQ World News Digest: 7 International Stories You Need to Know About

AUSTRALIA. Melbourne artists’ work “Taste the Feeling” removed for homophobia? ‘The collage, which includes the faces of right-wing Australian politicians alongside slogans such as “God hates fags” used by the notoriously homophobic Westboro Baptist Church in the US, was removed after a complaint was posted on the gallery’s Facebook page saying that the artwork “spewed homophobic hatred”.’ Deeply expressive and powerful piece, Taste The Feeling, by gay artist Paul Yore – Removed from gallery for being 'homophobic'. #PaulYore #SeeUsHearUs #MissedThePoint pic.twitter.com/j5hl6c9uMu— Sure, Jan. (@AvocardiB) July 22, 2019 CHECHNYA. TIME profiles Amin...
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