China's Citic Bank and AIBank
will lend 2.1 billion yuan ($298.77 million) to hotpot chain
Haidilao International to help it manage the plunge in
demand during the coronavirus outbreak, according to a statement
on AIBank's official WeChat account on Friday.
"In many countries the end of democracy often begins with someone who mocks it, who makes fun of the institutions, who doesn't treat his opposition as a legitimate opposition but rather as traitors," Anne Applebaum says. What should the press do in response? Joan Walsh says the answer is "telling the truth, telling it often and telling it loud."
Villagers along the Mekong River have asked a court in Bangkok on Friday to slow down Thai purchases of electricity from a hydropower dam in Laos, which they say has harmed their livelihoods since it began operation last year.
The Justice Department on Thursday released more than 350 pages of FBI memos from key witness interviews in the special counsel investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election, following a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit by CNN and BuzzFeed News.
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