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Nasdaq-listed 360 Finance may kick off HK listing end-2020: sources

BEIJING (Reuters) – Nasdaq-listed 360 Finance Inc (QFIN.O) may kick off its Hong Kong listing process as soon as December, two sources familiar with the matter said, as U.S.-listed Chinese firms pursue dual listings amid uncertain Sino-U.S. relations. The online-lending platform of billionaire Zhou Hongyi has held intensive internal talks on its dual listing plan, […]

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Unilever plans switch to UK holding company to cut complexity

(Reuters) – Unilever proposed collapsing its Anglo-Dutch legal structure into a single holding company based in Britain on Thursday, nearly two years after shareholders sank an earlier plan to move its headquarters to the Netherlands. The proposed unification, which would unwind a dual-headed structure in place since 1930, aims to give the maker of Dove […]

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Olof Palme murder: Sweden thinks they know who killed former PM

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. The former prime minister was killed in 1986 when he was shot in the back after leaving a cinema. The assassination shocked Sweden, where political violence is very uncommon. Swedish prosecutors have […]

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Call over: Zoom suspends US account over Tiananmen discussion

Activists say account was suddenly shut a week after event in move that has raised concern about freedom of speech. Zoom said on Wednesday that it had temporarily shut down a US account belonging to activists who held an online discussion to mark the anniversary of China’s 1989 crackdown on peaceful protesters in Tiananmen Square, […]

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US set to reopen Wuhan consulate amid “critical juncture” and fierce tensions with China

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. The US State Department informed Congress of its intention to reopen the consulate in a notification that was obtained by CNN. It allegedly said that the Department is planning to “resume operations […]

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China reports 11 new imported coronavirus cases as of end-June 10, vs three a day earlier

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Mainland China reported 11 confirmed and four new asymptomatic COVID-19 cases by the end of June 10, the National Health Commission said on Thursday. All the new confirmed cases involved travellers from overseas, the commission said in a statement. A total of 3 new confirmed and 5 asymptomatic COVID-19 cases were reported […]

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Many daily cannabis users think it’s safe to drive while high, CDOT study says

Many Coloradans who use cannabis daily believe it is safe to drive under the influence and say they would like to see empirical evidence that proves otherwise before changing their behavior. That’s according to the results of a survey of 18,000 residents conducted by the Colorado Department of Transportation from 2017 to 2019. CDOT aimed […]

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Arson charges laid in connection with southeast Saskatoon fires

A 27-year-old man has been charged with arson in connection with two fires in southeast Saskatoon on Tuesday evening. Firefighters were called to the 2400 block of Cairns Avenue at about 6:15 p.m., after a detached garage caught fire. While en-route, one of the fire engines encountered a man standing in the road “attempting to […]

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U.N. chief regrets North Korea decision to cut hotlines with South

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres regrets that North Korea has severed hotlines with South Korea, warning that such channels “are necessary to avoid misunderstandings or miscalculations,” a U.N. spokesman said on Wednesday. Pyongyang’s decision, announced by the KCNA state news agency on Tuesday, marks a new setback to stalled efforts to persuade […]

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Man killed, Englewood officer wounded in shooting at light rail station

A 31-year-old man was killed and an Englewood police officer wounded in a confrontation at a light rail station Tuesday night. The shooting happened just before 9 p.m. at the Regional Transportation District light rail station at 901 Englewood Parkway, according to a statement from Englewood police. Officers were called to the station on a […]