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Argentina, creditors get ready to resume debt talks after ninth sovereign default

A major Argentina creditor group said on Saturday it had been invited to sign a non-disclosure agreement by Argentina‘s government, signaling that talks could be moving to the next phase after the South American country defaulted a day earlier.

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Argentina, creditors get ready to resume debt talks after default

A major Argentina creditor group said on Saturday it was committed to its own restructuring proposal, and it had been invited to sign a non-disclosure agreement by Argentina‘s government, which defaulted on about 500 million in bond payments a day earlier.

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One-hour COVID-19 test being trialed at hospitals around London

A COVID-19 test that gives results in just over an hour and which requires no laboratory, potentially allowing for swifter testing of much larger numbers of people, is being rolled out at a number of London hospitals after getting regulatory clearance.

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Trump makes first golf outing since pandemic broke out

U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday went on his first golf outing since the coronavirus pandemic broke out, visiting his club in the Washington suburbs in a purposeful display of normalcy.

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UK COVID-19 death toll rises 282 to 36,675

The United Kingdom‘s death toll from confirmed cases of COVID-19 rose by 282 to 36,675, the government said.

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Argentina defaults on bond payments as debt talks heat up

Argentina missed payments on around 500 million in already delayed bond coupons on Friday, creditors and a ratings agency said, marking the country‘s ninth sovereign default amid ongoing restructuring talks with creditors.

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Beijing says new HK laws won‘t harm investors, urges countries to stop ‘meddling‘

China‘s foreign ministry branch in Hong Kong dismissed concerns that its proposed national security laws for the city would harm foreign investors, hitting back at "meddling" countries as Beijing‘s ties with Washington soured further.

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China could set up Hong Kong intelligence agency under security law -former leader

China‘s new national security legislation may be used to establish a domestic intelligence agency in Hong Kong similar to the colonial-era Special Branch, the territory‘s former leader, Leung Chun-ying, said on Saturday.

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Xi makes high-stakes power play in move to subdue Hong Kong

For Chinese leader Xi Jinping it is a high-stakes power play. His move to impose tough national security laws on Hong Kong risks reigniting pro-democracy protests that plunged the city into chaos last year, increasing tensions in an already fraught relationship with the United States and undermining Hong Kong‘s status as a global financial hub.

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Death toll from Pakistan airliner crash 97, black box found

The flight data recorder from the Pakistani airliner that crashed into a residential neighbourhood of Karachi has been found, an official said on Saturday, as the death toll rose to 97.

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Ivanka Trump draws derision in India for praising migrant‘s hard journey home

U.S. presidential adviser Ivanka Trump‘s praise of an Indian teenager‘s bicycle ride home hundreds of kilometres away is drawing criticism in India for being insensitive to the plight of impoverished migrant workers struggling in a lockdown.

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The drive-in movie stages a comeback in U.S. in coronavirus era

The drive-in movie, dismissed by many as a relic of an earlier time in America, is making a comeback as entertainment seemingly designed for the coronavirus era.

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Criticising ‘meddling‘, Beijing says HK security laws won‘t harm investors

China‘s foreign ministry branch in Hong Kong hit back on Saturday at "meddling" countries and said proposed national security laws would not harm the interests of foreign investors in the city.

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China could set-up Hong Kong intelligence agency under security law: former leader

China‘s new national security law may be used to establish a domestic intelligence agency in Hong Kong similar to the colonial-era Special Branch, the territory‘s former leader, Leung Chun-ying, said on Saturday.

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PIA spokesman says blackbox recovered from Karachi plane crash site

The flight data recorder and cockpit voice recorder have been recovered from site of a place crash in Karachi, an airline spokesman said on Saturday.

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U.S. discussed conducting its first nuclear test in decades, Washington Post reports

The Trump administration discussed last week whether to conduct its first nuclear test explosion since 1992, the Washington Post reported late on Friday, citing a senior official and two former officials familiar with the matter.

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Death toll from Pakistan airliner crash 97, 2 survivors

The death toll from Friday‘s passenger aircraft crash in Pakistan‘s southern city of Karachi has been confirmed at 97 with two survivors, while no fatalities were reported from the dense residential neighbourhood where the aircraft crash-landed, authorities said on Saturday.

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South America a new COVID epicenter, Africa reaches 100,000 cases

South America has become a new epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic with Brazil hardest-hit, while cases are rising in some African countries that so far have a relatively low death toll, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday.

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China has betrayed Hong Kong, former HK governor says

China has betrayed the people of Hong Kong so the West should stop kowtowing to Beijing for an illusory great pot of gold, said Chris Patten, the last governor of the former British colony.

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Death toll from Pakistan airliner crash 97, 2 survivors: authorities

The death toll from Friday‘s passenger aircraft crash in Pakistan‘s southern city of Karachi has been confirmed at 97 with two survivors, while no fatalities were reported from the dense residential neighbourhood where the aircraft crash-landed, authorities said on Saturday.

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China has betrayed Hong Kong, former Hong Kong governor says

China has betrayed the people of Hong Kong so the West should stop kowtowing to Beijing for an illusory great pot of gold, said Chris Patten, the last governor of the former British colony.

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China has betrayed Hong Kong so West should stop fooling itself, former Hong Kong governor says

China has betrayed the people of Hong Kong so the West should stop kowtowing to Beijing for an illusory great pot of gold, said Chris Patten, the last governor of the former British colony.

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U.S. discussed conducting its first nuclear test in decades - Washington Post

The Trump administration discussed last week whether to conduct its first nuclear test explosion since 1992, the Washington Post reported late on Friday, citing a senior official and two former officials familiar with the matter.

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Hong Kong‘s pro-Beijing politicians say national security law good for business

Hong Kong‘s pro-Beijing politicians sought to allay worries about the impact of China‘s proposed national security legislation on the Asian financial hub‘s business environment, saying it would boost investor sentiment.

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