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From TheJournal.ie Universities on shutdown in Hong Kong as foreign students are encouraged to leave over  violent protests Shutdown

Universities on shutdown in Hong Kong as foreign students are encouraged to leave over violent protests

It follows five months of unrest from pro-democracy protesters.

From TheJournal.ie Students armed with petrol bombs - and bows and arrows - clash with police overnight in Hong Kong Violence

Students armed with petrol bombs - and bows and arrows - clash with police overnight in Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s underground subway system was closed amid further violence overnight.

From TheJournal.ie Man set on fire and protester shot by Hong Kong police as demonstrations continue Shooting

Man set on fire and protester shot by Hong Kong police as demonstrations continue

Another demonstrator died in the city on Friday as protests continue.

From TheJournal.ie Subway, shops vandalised in Hong Kong as experts warn independent review of police force needed Protests

Subway, shops vandalised in Hong Kong as experts warn independent review of police force needed

Hong Kong asked international experts to assist in reviewing the force’s response to protests.

From TheJournal.ie US and EU warn of 'danger of Russia and China' on Berlin Wall anniversary NATO

US and EU warn of 'danger of Russia and China' on Berlin Wall anniversary

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the West “can never take … things for granted”.

From The42 Italy legend Cannavaro severely reprimanded in China Under Fire

Italy legend Cannavaro severely reprimanded in China

The World Cup winner has been criticised for his ‘weak ability to rectify mistakes’.

From TheJournal.ie Chinese news agency slams ‘barbaric’ attack on its Hong Kong office by protesters Hong Kong

Chinese news agency slams ‘barbaric’ attack on its Hong Kong office by protesters

More protests were being planned in seven districts today.

From The42 Yaya Toure sent off after 10 seconds in China Seeing Red This post contains videos

Yaya Toure sent off after 10 seconds in China

The former Barcelona and Manchester City midfielder lashed out as Qingdao went on the attack.

From TheJournal.ie US ‘launches review of popular China-owned video app TikTok’ Review

US ‘launches review of popular China-owned video app TikTok’

TikTok claims to have more than 500 million active users in some 150 countries and regions.

From TheJournal.ie Wild Swans author Jung Chang "It is me that is being banned. I feel very sad... there is nothing I can do" Modern China

Wild Swans author Jung Chang "It is me that is being banned. I feel very sad... there is nothing I can do"

Her latest book looks at the lives of the ‘fairytale’ Soong sisters and their rise to power.

From TheJournal.ie 67-year-old woman becomes China's 'oldest new mother' Pregnancy

67-year-old woman becomes China's 'oldest new mother'

Her baby girl is reportedly called Tianci, meaning “gift from heaven”.

From The42 China to host expanded Club World Cup in 2021, featuring 8 European teams Changes

China to host expanded Club World Cup in 2021, featuring 8 European teams

The revamped Fifa Club World Cup will include 24 teams, taking place every four years and replacing the Confederations Cup.

From The42 'Best performance I've seen in my 10 years here' - Irish Defence Forces through to World Cup quarter-final Knockout Stages

'Best performance I've seen in my 10 years here' - Irish Defence Forces through to World Cup quarter-final

A last-eight tie with Algeria awaits the Boys in Green on Wednesday.

From TheJournal.ie Protesters ignore ban to clash with police in Hong Kong Police Ban

Protesters ignore ban to clash with police in Hong Kong

Unrest in the city continued today despite a police ban.

From TheJournal.ie 'Carrie Lam step down!': Chaotic scenes in Hong Kong legislature as hecklers shout down major speech Crisis This post contains videos

'Carrie Lam step down!': Chaotic scenes in Hong Kong legislature as hecklers shout down major speech

The speech by chief executive Carrie Lam was billed as an attempt to win hearts and minds after four months of seething pro-democracy protests.

From TheJournal.ie Hunter Biden admits error in judgment but denies any wrongdoing Ukraine

Hunter Biden admits error in judgment but denies any wrongdoing

Joe Biden’s son is at the centre of an impeachment probe against US President Donald Trump.

From The42 'I gave out the jerseys the other day and there were lads with tears in their eyes' Flying The Flag

'I gave out the jerseys the other day and there were lads with tears in their eyes'

The Irish Defence Forces are off to the Chinese city of Wuhan to compete at the World Military Games this week.

From TheJournal.ie South Park creators issue mock apology over China censorship Censored

South Park creators issue mock apology over China censorship

The cartoon offended Chinese officials after it depicted forced labour at a prison.

From TheJournal.ie Hong Kong 'won't rule out' Chinese help over protests Carrie Lam

Hong Kong 'won't rule out' Chinese help over protests

The financial hub has been gripped by four months of rallies.

From TheJournal.ie Trump openly calls on Ukraine - and China - to investigate the Bidens Impeachment

Trump openly calls on Ukraine - and China - to investigate the Bidens

Ukraine’s Prosecutor General said his office is reviewing a number of cases related to an energy firm linked to Joe Biden’s son Hunter.

From TheJournal.ie Protester shot by police as violence escalates in Hong Kong Violent Clashes

Protester shot by police as violence escalates in Hong Kong

Protesters had taken to the streets as mainland China marks 70 years of communist rule.

From TheJournal.ie Hong Kong protests roll into their 16th weekend - and show few signs of ending Clashes

Hong Kong protests roll into their 16th weekend - and show few signs of ending

The clashes with police were less sustained than the intense battles of previous weekends.

From TheJournal.ie Revenue seizes more than €1 million worth of illegal cigarettes On Fire

Revenue seizes more than €1 million worth of illegal cigarettes

Revenue has intercepted a number of illegal cigarette shipments in recent weeks.

From TheJournal.ie Tear gas and water cannons used against Hong Kong democracy protesters Clashes

Tear gas and water cannons used against Hong Kong democracy protesters

Tens of thousands of people took to the streets again today in Hong Kong.

From TheJournal.ie Chinese woman found guilty in Florida court of trespassing at Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort Charged

Chinese woman found guilty in Florida court of trespassing at Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort

Zhang Yujing (33) was arrested on 30 March at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach.

From TheJournal.ie Hong Kong protesters march to US consulate to increase pressure on Beijing Democracy

Hong Kong protesters march to US consulate to increase pressure on Beijing

Millions of Hong Kongers have protested in the past three months.

From TheJournal.ie Hong Kong leader vows to stay on despite leaked recording Carrie Lam

Hong Kong leader vows to stay on despite leaked recording

A recording was released of Carrie Lam telling business leaders that she wanted to stand down.

From TheJournal.ie Hong Kong activists block routes to airport after violent clashes in metro station Hong Kong

Hong Kong activists block routes to airport after violent clashes in metro station

Video footage yesterday showed police pepper spraying protesters in a train carriage.

From TheJournal.ie Hong Kong police ban pro-democracy rally over fears of violence by protesters Democracy

Hong Kong police ban pro-democracy rally over fears of violence by protesters

It follows a return to violence during protests in the region last weekend.

From TheJournal.ie Tech giant Huawei announces €70m for research plans in Ireland Huawei

Tech giant Huawei announces €70m for research plans in Ireland

Huawei currently employs around 220 people directly in Ireland, having first landed in 2004.

From TheJournal.ie Hong Kong police fire tear gas as clashes return to city following days of peace Unrest

Hong Kong police fire tear gas as clashes return to city following days of peace

The protests ended a nearly week-long period of peace in the semi-autonomous region.

From TheJournal.ie 'Better off without them': Trump issues 'order' for US companies to pull out of China Trade War

'Better off without them': Trump issues 'order' for US companies to pull out of China

Trump’s series of angry tweets came after China announced a new set of tariffs to the tune of $75 billion.

From TheJournal.ie China's two-child policy has led to 5.4 million extra births, fewer than the government hoped Population Control

China's two-child policy has led to 5.4 million extra births, fewer than the government hoped

The country operated a strict one-child policy from 1979 to 2015.

From The42 Brazilian striker set to become first player without Chinese ancestry to represent the country Landmark Move

Brazilian striker set to become first player without Chinese ancestry to represent the country

Elkeson will use the name will the Chinese name ‘Aikesen’ while lining out for Marcello Lippi’s side.

From TheJournal.ie Twitter and Facebook accuse China of social media campaign against Hong Kong protesters Fake Accounts

Twitter and Facebook accuse China of social media campaign against Hong Kong protesters

Facebook and Twitter said they had shut down nearly 1,000 active accounts linked to China.

From TheJournal.ie Hundreds of thousands attend another huge protest in Hong Kong Democracy

Hundreds of thousands attend another huge protest in Hong Kong

Weeks of demonstrations have plunged the city into crisis.

From TheJournal.ie 'We wouldn’t like to see Tiananmen Square happen again' - Hong Kong citizens in Ireland on why they support the protests Hong Kong

'We wouldn’t like to see Tiananmen Square happen again' - Hong Kong citizens in Ireland on why they support the protests

Hong Kongers in Ireland believe there is no end in sight for protesters.

From TheJournal.ie 'If we stop now, things will only get worse': More mass protests take place in Hong Kong Democracy

'If we stop now, things will only get worse': More mass protests take place in Hong Kong

Rival pro-democracy and pro-government demonstrations were held in the city today.

From TheJournal.ie US 'deeply concerned' by Chinese paramilitary on Hong Kong border Unrest

US 'deeply concerned' by Chinese paramilitary on Hong Kong border

The US also urged Beijing to honour the territory’s autonomy as pro-democracy protests continued.

From TheJournal.ie How escalating tensions in Hong Kong have brought one of the world's busiest airports to a standstill Explainer

How escalating tensions in Hong Kong have brought one of the world's busiest airports to a standstill

Tensions have been simmering for months in Hong Kong, sparked by a proposed extradition bill with China.

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