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Asian markets slip as investors take step back

Hong Kong - Asian stocks turned negative Friday and oil prices retreated along with the dollar as investors took a step back from a recent rally, while caution set in ahead of a crunch referendum in Italy at the weekend.

Asian markets rally, energy firms soar on OPEC deal

Hong Kong - Energy shares led a rally across Asian markets Thursday after OPEC hammered out a last-minute deal to cut oil output for the first time in eight years, which sent crude prices soaring almost 10 percent.

Hong Kong's anti-China lawmakers lose appeal over ban

Hong Kong - Two pro-independence Hong Kong lawmakers lost their appeal Wednesday against a ban preventing them from taking up their seats in parliament as Beijing faces accusations of stepping up interference in the city's politics.

Thousands call for equality in Hong Kong pride parade

Hong Kong - A huge rainbow flag led thousands through the streets of Hong Kong Saturday as the city's LGBT community braved the rain and wind to call for equality at its annual pride parade.

Britain's Patten slams Hong Kong independence movement

Hong Kong - Hong Kong's last British colonial governor Chris Patten attacked the city's pro-independence movement Friday as the push for a split with China grows over fears of Beijing's tightening grip.

Anti-China lawmakers disqualified from Hong Kong parliament

Hong Kong - A Hong Kong court on Tuesday ruled to disqualify two pro-independence lawmakers from parliament, a week after Beijing said it would not allow the pair to be sworn into office as fears grow of the city's liberties coming under threat.

Thousands attend pro-Beijing rally in Hong Kong

Hong Kong - Thousands of people attended a pro-Beijing rally in Hong Kong Sunday in support of China's decision to effectively bar two pro-independence legislators from taking office, as fears grow of the city's freedoms being under threat.

Rurik Jutting: High-flying banker turned killer

Hong Kong - An academic star, a Cambridge graduate, a highly paid banker -- but Rurik Jutting will now wake up each morning to the four walls of his Hong Kong prison cell.

British banker Jutting guilty of 'sickening' Hong Kong murders

Hong Kong - A British banker was jailed for life Tuesday for the horrifying murder of two Indonesian women at his upscale Hong Kong apartment, in a cocaine-fuelled rampage the judge called "sickening in the extreme".

Hong Kong's faith in rule of law shaken by China ruling

Hong Kong - Hong Kong has regarded China with apprehension since its 1997 handover, but Beijing's latest intervention has shaken faith in the city's cherished rule of law, and its status as a place to do business in Asia.

Hong Kong backs China bid to bar rebel lawmakers

Hong Kong - Hong Kong's leader said on Monday he would "fully implement" a ruling by Beijing which effectively bars two elected pro-independence lawmakers from the city's legislature after after they deliberately misread their oaths of office.

Hong Kong rallies against China wading into lawmaker row

Hong Kong - Thousands took to Hong Kong's streets Sunday after Beijing said it would step into an escalating row over whether two city lawmakers who advocate a split from China should be banned from taking up their seats.

Hong Kong rebel lawmakers in court over oath battle

Hong Kong - Two Hong Kong lawmakers who advocate a split from China should be banned from taking up their seats, government lawyers argued in court Thursday, as concerns grow Beijing will wade into the escalating row.

Lottery of misery: Bleak choices for North Korea's women

Hong Kong - Stay and endure a life of privation and oppression or escape and risk being sold into sexual slavery: this is the stark choice facing many women in North Korean, bestselling author and activist Hyeonseo Lee warns.

Pro-independence lawmakers brawl in Hong Kong parliament

Hong Kong - Two lawmakers who want Hong Kong to split from China wrestled with security in parliament Wednesday, with one of them dragged from the chamber and security staff left injured, as fears grow Beijing will step in over the saga.

Hong Kong murder accused Jutting 'deeply addicted to cocaine'

Hong Kong - British banker Rurik Jutting who is accused of murdering two Indonesian women in his upscale Hong Kong apartment was a cocaine addict who had developed drug-induced fantasies, a court heard on Wednesday.

Hong Kong jury views 'torture' video in Jutting murder trial

Hong Kong - Jurors in the murder trial of British banker Rurik Jutting viewed harrowing iPhone footage on Tuesday showing him torture an Indonesian woman whose decaying body was later found dead in a suitcase in his Hong Kong flat.

Victim 'tortured for days' by British murder accused in Hong Kong

Hong Kong - A Hong Kong court Monday heard how British banker Rurik Jutting tortured one of his victims for three days as the trial opened into the killings of two Indonesian women at his upscale apartment.

Typhoon Haima batters Hong Kong as city in lockdown

Hong Kong - The usually frenetic streets of Hong Kong were deserted Friday as the city was battered by Typhoon Haima after the storm left a trail of deaths and damage in the Philippines.

A busy day for Hong Kong's Center for Food Safety

Hong Kong's Center for Food Safety takes its mission very seriously in ensuring that food sold in Hong Kong is safe and fit for consumption. The regulations governing preservatives, pesticide residues and bacterial contamination are strictly enforced.
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