China’s Liu says Nobel for dead of 1989

BEIJING (Reuters) – Nobel Peace Prize-winning Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo dedicated the award to people killed in the 1989 crackdown on pro-democracy protests, reports said on Monday, while Chinese media said the prize showed the West feared China.


Murder verdict in Greek riot case

A Greek police officer is convicted of murdering schoolboy Alexandros Grigoropoulos during protests in 2008, an incident that sparked the country’s worst unrest in almost four decades.

North Korea’s heir debuts at giant military parade

PYONGYANG (Reuters) – North Korea’s leader-in-waiting, the youngest son of ailing ruler Kim Jong-il, took center stage during a big military parade on Sunday, making his first national appearance in the secretive state.


Chile escape shaft ‘nearly ready’

Work to line the top section of the escape shaft is expected to finish in the next few hours at the mine in Chile where 33 men are trapped underground.

Chinese pharma firm seeks up to $741 million in HK IPO

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Sihuan Pharmaceutical Holdings Group Ltd, China’s largest cardio-cerebral vascular drugmaker, seeks to raise up to $741 million through its Hong Kong initial public offering,…