Chinese soldiers help clean up Hong Kong streets, but violence flares again

HONG KONG (Reuters) – China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) soldiers in shorts and t-shirts appeared in Hong Kong streets on Saturday, helping residents clean up debris after anti-government protests... Read more »

Japanese actress Erika Sawajiri arrested for suspected drug possession: NHK

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese actress Erika Sawajiri, famous for her role in 2005 drama “1 Litre of Tears”, has been arrested on suspicion of possessing drugs, NHK reported on... Read more »

Europe, U.S. urge Georgia to pass electoral changes

TBILISI (Reuters) – Georgia’s failure to pass a planned electoral reform is disappointing, a European rights body and the U.S. embassy said on Friday, urging lawmakers in the former... Read more »

Russia questions authenticity of Dutch MH-17 phone intercepts

MOSCOW (Reuters) – The Russian Foreign Ministry said on Thursday that the authenticity of phone intercepts which Dutch investigators said show Moscow’s influence over pro-Russian rebels accused of downing... Read more »

HSBC and RBS set to launch new digital banking platforms

LONDON (Reuters) – British banking heavyweights HSBC (HSBA.L) and RBS (RBS.L) are launching new digital banking platforms, as competition for digitally savvy customers steps up in the face of... Read more »

Bangladeshis hunker down in storm shelters as cyclone Bulbul nears

DHAKA (Reuters) – Thousands of Bangladeshis, mostly women and children, huddled in shelters in southwestern coastal areas on Saturday as the country prepared for the expected arrival of cyclone... Read more »

Hong Kong faces 24th weekend of protest day after student’s death

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong protesters are planning a 24th straight weekend of pro-democracy rallies, including inside shopping malls across the Chinese-ruled city on Sunday, some of which... Read more »

Qualcomm’s 5G phone forecast for 2020 could include iPhones: analysts

(Reuters) – Qualcomm Inc (QCOM.O) said on Wednesday it expected 200 million 5G smartphones to be sold in 2020, including flagship devices launching next fall, a reference Wall Street... Read more »

Tennis: Court challenges Australia to honor her like Laver

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Australian tennis great Margaret Court said she will not return to Melbourne Park until formally invited by Tennis Australia and demanded the sport’s national governing body... Read more »

WADA was not equipped to handle size of Russian doping scandal -Reedie

KATOWICE, Poland (Reuters) – Outgoing World Anti-Doping Agency president Craig Reedie said on Tuesday the scale and size of the Russian doping scandal that erupted in 2015 had overwhelmed... Read more »