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North Korea ridicules U.S. hopes for talks [Video]

A senior North Korean official ridiculed American hopes for talks, as the United States and South Korea agreed to consider scrapping a controversial working group established to coordinate their policy toward Pyongyang. #News #Reuters #US #NorthKoreaSubscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribeReuters brings you the latest business, finance and breaking news video from around the globe. Our reputation for accuracy and impartiality is unparalleled.Get the latest news on: http://reuters.com/Follow Reuters on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ReutersFollow Reuters on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ReutersFollow Reuters on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/reuters/?hl=en

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Japan warns fans not to cheer during Olympics to prevent Covid surge – BBC News [Video]

Thousands of fans will be allowed into venues to watch the Tokyo Olympic Games but they will be told not to cheer or even speak loudly. Organisers are limiting numbers to a maximum 10,000 spectators, with venues only half full. However even that goes against the advice of experts worried that the Games will spread Covid transmission. Sophie Raworth presents BBC News at Ten reporting by Rupert Wingfield-Hayes in Tokyo.Please subscribe HERE http://bit.ly/1rbfUog#BBCNews

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Hong Kong’s Apple Daily paper may shut at weekend [Video]

The pro-democracy Hong Kong newspaper Apple Daily looked set to close for good by Saturday following police raids and the arrest of executives – a move that critics say undermines the city’s status as a free and open society as Beijing tightens its grip. #HongKong #AppleDaily #JimmyLai #China #News #ReutersSubscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribeReuters brings you the latest business, finance and breaking news video from around the globe. Our reputation for accuracy and impartiality is unparalleled.Get the latest news on: http://reuters.com/Follow Reuters on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ReutersFollow Reuters on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ReutersFollow Reuters on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/reuters/?hl=en

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Taiwan denounces Hong Kong after officials expelled [Video]

Taiwan criticized Hong Kong after Hong Kong’s government demanded that Taiwan officials sign a document supporting Beijing’s ‘one China’ claim to Taiwan. Taiwan has now pulled out its officials from its representative office in the Chinese-run city #News #Reuters #Taiwan #HongKong #one China #BeijingSubscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribeReuters brings you the latest business, finance and breaking news video from around the globe. Our reputation for accuracy and impartiality is unparalleled.Get the latest news on: http://reuters.com/Follow Reuters on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ReutersFollow Reuters on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ReutersFollow Reuters on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/reuters/?hl=en