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In the ceremony the flags of China and Hong Kong were raised alongside one another to mark the 20-year anniversary of the city's handover of British rule. "The people of Hong Kong , now masters of their own house, run their local affairs within the purview of autonomy of the HKSAR", he was quoted as saying by China's state-run Xinhua news agency.
  • It's double gold for Lincolnshire's two universities

    It's double gold for Lincolnshire's two universities

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    Among London institutions given a bronze rating were the School of Oriental and African Studies, the University of Westminster, Goldsmiths College and St George's, University of London. "It is important that the data used are appropriate, robust and take account of the considerable diversity within our university sector", she added.
  • What is the Customs Union and what does it mean for Brexit?

    What is the Customs Union and what does it mean for Brexit?

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    Frenchman Barnier struck a firm tone as he said the timetable for Britain's divorce after four troubled decades of membership made sense. He said: "First, we will need a new process for establishing regulatory requirements for cross-border business between the United Kingdom and EU".
  • Biggest US banks clear first hurdle in Fed's annual stress tests

    Biggest US banks clear first hurdle in Fed's annual stress tests

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    CIT was added this year to the banks tested by the Fed. This is the seventh year in a row the Fed has run stress tests, which were put in place after the financial crisis. Almost nine years on, banking industry profits have been steadily rising and banks have been lending more freely. Thursday's results are the first of a two-part exam.
  • America's Cup: Team New Zealand hold the edge over Team USA

    America's Cup: Team New Zealand hold the edge over Team USA

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    Team New Zealand needs to win four more races to return the Auld Mug to the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron in Auckland, where it resided from 1995-2003. Oracle needs to win seven to keep the silver trophy in the hands of American software billionaire Larry Ellison. "We've proved we can win races against these guys".
  • Foreign investors bet billions on China blue-chips joining MSCI index

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    MSCI then raised new worries associated with the widespread, extended trading suspension of many A shares , which took place in China's 2016 stock market rout. China's domestic equities will join MSCI Inc.'s benchmark indexes after three failed attempts, a landmark step in the nation's integration with the global financial system.
  • UK's Hammond says economy should be priority in Brexit talks

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    Now the Tories are seeking an agreement with Northern Ireland's DUP in order to form a government . The source said talks with the small Northern Irish party were progressing well as meetings in Downing Street with all of the British province's main political leaders were taking place.
  • Congressman in critical condition after third surgery following shooting

    Congressman in critical condition after third surgery following shooting

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    Scalise was in dire condition when he was shot at the Congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia , on Wednesday. Sava added that Scalise "was as critical as you can be when he came in" after a single rifle shot traversed his body from his left hip through internal organs to the other hip as witnesses said he was fielding ground balls.
  • Still going strong at 41, Johnson agrees to 3-year extension

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    The deal will keep the seven-time NASCAR champion with the No. 48 team through 2020. "I told somebody earlier today that I was jealous previous year watching Kyle Larson get his first win here because I was saying, 'Man, that sure would be pretty storybook if I could do something like that.' I'd love to get my first win here".
  • Market dips after Fed rate hike; tech slumps again

    Market dips after Fed rate hike; tech slumps again

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    USA stocks were flat in late morning trade on Wednesday as a set of weak economic data weighed on bank shares, while investors waited for the Federal Reserve to pull the trigger on a second interest rate hike this year. "It seems they should be doing the opposite", said Robert Pavlik, chief market strategist at Boston Private Wealth. Energy shares, which have risen in the past three sessions, were off 0.74 percent.
  • Wife of alleged Congressional shooter speaks

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    The House majority whip remained in critical condition Thursday night after multiple surgeries, though word came from the hospital during the game that he had improved. A Federal Bureau of Investigation lab team looks for evidence in the outfield signage at the ball field which is the scene of a multiple shooting in Alexandria, Va., Wednesday, June 14, 2017 , after a rifle-wielding attacker opened fire on Republican lawmake.
  • Special counsel Mueller investigating Trump for obstruction of justice

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    But Republican former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who initially praised Mueller's selection, said he has changed his mind because the special counsel is hiring some "bad people". Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appointed Mueller as special counsel shortly after Comey's firing. Comey testified in a Senate hearing last week that he believed he was sacked "because of the Russian Federation investigation".