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Qantas changes website to recognise Chinese territories

BEIJING: Australia's Qantas has changed its website classification of Taiwan and Hong Kong from separate countries to Chinese territories after Chinese regulators scolded several foreign firms over similar listings. The airline said Tuesday it was amending an "oversight", following in the footsteps of several other international corporations who were in the past week called out by Chinese authorities. "Due to an oversight, some Chinese territories were incorrectly listed as 'countries' on parts of our website," a…

Sweden to recognise state of Palestine

STOCKHOLM: Sweden's new center-left government will recognise the state of Palestine in a move that will make it the first major European country to take the step, Prime Minister Stefan Lofven said on Friday.