Hong Kong rejects visa for FT editor

Hong Kong rejects visa for FT editor

Image copyright AFP/ Getty Images Image caption The UK government has demanded an „urgent explanation” of Victor Mallet’s visa rejection Hong Kong has refused to renew a work visa for the Asia news editor of the Financial Times, sparking concerns from the UK government. Victor Mallet is also vice-president of the city’s Foreign Correspondents’ Club…

Court rejects Zimbabwe election challenge

Court rejects Zimbabwe election challenge

Image copyright AFP Image caption Emmerson Mnangagwa has been declared the lawful winner of the July presidential poll President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s win in last month’s polls has been upheld by Zimbabwe’s Constitutional Court. The opposition MDC Alliance had brought the legal challenge saying the vote was marred by „mammoth theft and fraud”, but this was…

SA rejects Trump tweet on farmer killings

SA rejects Trump tweet on farmer killings

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Donald Trump’s tweet followed a piece on Fox News about South Africa’s planned land reforms South Africa has accused US President Donald Trump of seeking to sow division after his tweet referring to the „large-scale killing of farmers”. He said he had asked his secretary of state to look into…

The new MH370 report rejects the most horrific theory of all about why the plane disappeared

The new MH370 report rejects the most horrific theory of all about why the plane disappeared

A mural in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, depicting the vanished MH370 jet. AP A major new report on the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 has dismissed one of the most pervasive — and horrific — theories for why the plane went missing: that a suicidal pilot may have crashed the jet on purpose. Investigators funded…

Theresa May rejects offer of 2 more weeks of Brexit talks despite calling for negotiations to accelerate

Theresa May rejects offer of 2 more weeks of Brexit talks despite calling for negotiations to accelerate

LONDON — Theresa May’s government turned down requests by the EU to resume Brexit negotiations both this week and next, despite publicly calling for negotiations to accelerate, a senior EU source has told Business Insider. With just a few months to go until the end of planned negotiations, Prime Minister May told last week’s European…

Trump rejects Annapolis mayor’s request to lower flags to half-staff in honor of Capital Gazette shooting victims

Trump rejects Annapolis mayor’s request to lower flags to half-staff in honor of Capital Gazette shooting victims

President Donald Trump embraces the American flag. Joe Raedle/Getty Images President Donald Trump has reportedly rejected a request to lower American flags in honor of the five people killed last week in a mass shooting at the Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis, Maryland. Annapolis Mayor Gavin Buckley made the request over the weekend in an…

The EU rejects Theresa May’s Brexit ‚backstop’ plan

The EU rejects Theresa May’s Brexit ‚backstop’ plan

EU’s chief Brexit negotiator Barnier attends an EU’s General Affairs Council in Brussels Thomson Reuters LONDON — The EU’s chief Brexit negotiator has cast serious doubts over the UK’s „backstop” plan to avoid a hard Irish border by keeping the UK in the customs union, but denied rejecting it fully. Michel Barnier said in Brussels…