Thursday, October 17, 2019

 


Canadian Press
Apple economy latest casualty in strife-torn Kashmir

SHOPIAN, India — Kashmir's apple orchards, a backbone of the economy that supports nearly half the people living there, are deserted, crops rotting on the trees at a time when they should be bustling with harvesters.

Losses are mounting as insurgent groups pressure pickers, traders and drivers to shun the industry to protest an Indian government crackdown.

In August, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist-led government stripped Kashmir of its semi-autonomous status and imposed a strict crackdown. (full story)

 
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BRUSSELS — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his 27 counterparts from across the European Union are converging on Brussels for a summit they hope will finally lay to rest the acrimony and frustration of a three-year d (full story)
Asian shares mixed on caution over China-US trade deal
BANGKOK — Asian shares were mixed Thursday after officials signalled work remains to be done on an agreement for a truce in the tariff war between the U.S. and China. (full story)

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Associated Press
Asian shares mixed on caution over China-US trade deal

BANGKOK (AP) — Asian shares were mixed Thursday on renewed caution over the truce in the tariff war between the U.S. and China.

Hong Kong initially led regional gains after its chief executive, Carrie Lam, announced help Wednesday for the property sector. The semi-autonomous city's economy has been languishing amid months of increasingly violent political protests that are in part fueled by the sky-high cost of housing.

The Hang Seng index added 0.4% to 26,776.97 after rising more than 1% earlier in the d (full story)

 
Apple economy latest casualty in strife-torn Kashmir
SHOPIAN, India (AP) — Kashmir's apple orchards, a backbone of the economy that supports nearly half the people living there, are deserted with fruit rotting on the trees at a time when they should be bustling with harvesters (full story)
The Latest: Key UK party says it won't support Brexit deal
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): (full story)
Workers celebrate deal with GM, show union power in industry
DETROIT (AP) — On the picket lines at a General Motors transmission plant in Toledo, Ohio, passing cars honked and striking workers celebrated a tentative contract deal by munching on 10 pizzas dropped off by a supporter. (full story)

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