Four Hong Kong stations close to head off protest as China frees UK consulate worker

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong's railway operator has closed four stations in anticipation of a rally Saturday as the Chinese-dominated city prepares for new troubles and China releases a employee of the British Consulate in Hong Kong, whose detention…

Trump says he wouldn’t stop Fed Chair Powell if he offered to resign

FILE PHOTO: US President Donald Trump beckons to Jerome Powell, his presidential candidate for the US Federal Reserve at the White House in Washington on November 2, 2017. REUTERS / Carlos Barria / File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) – US President…

Trump heaps another 5% tariff on Chinese goods in latest tit-for-tat escalation

WASHINGTON / BEIJING (Reuters) – US President Donald Trump on Friday criticized a new round of Chinese tariffs by increasing tariffs on some $ 550 billion worth of Chinese goods targeted during the latest escalation of the trade war by…

Ewan McGregor to return as Obi-Wan in new ‘Star Wars’ streaming TV series

ANAHEIM, Calif. (Reuters) – Ewan McGregor will resume his role in "Star Wars" as Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi in a series for the upcoming Disney + streaming service, the actor told fans of the beloved film franchise Friday. FILE PHOTO:…

Hong Kong airport operating normally despite planned stress test protest

HONG KONG, Aug 24 (Reuters) – Hong Kong's airport and the roads and railways leading to the airport were operating normally early Saturday, as protesters planned to put in place a "resistance test" of Transport links to the aviation hub…

Explainer: What tools could Trump use to get U.S. firms to quit China?

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A few hours after China's announcement of retaliatory tariffs on US products, President Donald Trump has ordered US companies to "start looking for an alternative to China, including bringing your businesses back to China." at home and…

World needs to end risky reliance on U.S. dollar: BoE’s Carney

JACKSON HOLE, Wyo. (Reuters) – Bank of England governor Mark Carney on Friday denounced the "destabilizing" role of the US dollar in the global economy and said central banks may have to unite to create their own currency. Reserve. Federal…

Trump heaps another 5% tariff on Chinese goods in latest tit-for-tat escalation

WASHINGTON / BEIJING (Reuters) – US President Donald Trump on Friday criticized a new round of Chinese tariffs by increasing tariffs on some $ 550 billion worth of Chinese goods targeted during the latest escalation of the trade war by…