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  • Former Hong Kong governor Patten calls for 'genuine consultation': BBC

    LONDON (Reuters) - Former Hong Kong governor Chris Patten called on Wednesday for a new period of genuine consultation over demands for greater democracy in the former British colony which is witnessing its worst protests since China resumed its rule 17 years ago.
  • Divided Chinese eye Hong Kong protests with admiration, anger

    HONG KONG (Reuters) - For some mainland Chinese in Hong Kong, the sight of thousands of people on the streets protesting for greater democracy is an alien one that has prompted comparisons with the relative lack of political freedom back home. Others are...

    Egypt's Sisi delivers economic reforms but hurdles remain

    CAIRO (Reuters) - In his first 100 days in office, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has made a fast start on economic reform: slashing costly fuel subsidies, raising taxes and devising infrastructure projects to secure long-term revenues and ease...

    Kuwait revokes citizenship of opposition activist

    KUWAIT (Reuters) - Kuwait revoked the citizenship of a prominent opposition activist on Monday, something he said was a political move by a government that has vowed to crack down on people deemed to be undermining state stability. Kuwait-born Saad Al-...

    Stocks close lower, following drops overseas

    The U.S. stock market slid to start the week, following European markets lower. The Dow Jones industrial average dropped 178 points at the start of trading on Monday then slowly climbed back. Concerns over high stock prices and global politics continued...