By Clare Baldwin HONG KONG (Reuters) - Two Hong Kong student leaders were banned from a large area in Mong Kok as a condition of bail on Thursday after they were arrested during scuffles as police cleared one of the largest protest sites that have choked the city for weeks. Joshua Wong, Lester Shum and activist lawmaker Leung Kwok-hung, who was also banned from Mong Kok, were charged with obstructing court bailiffs and did not enter a plea. They are due to appear again in court on Jan. 14. Wong, Shum and Leung were among more than 100 people arrested in Mong Kok over the past two days. ...
HELSINKI, Finland (AP) â European Central Bank head Mario Draghi says the euro currency union remains "incomplete" and needs to be strengthened with better oversight of member countries' economic policies.
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Parliament lawmakers voted on Thursday in favor of a resolution urging antitrust regulators to consider splitting Internet search engines such as Google from other commercial services, one of the bill's sponsors said. "Clear adoption by EP of digital single market motion, including unbundling for search engine if needed," Spanish liberal lawmaker Ramon Tremosa said on Twitter. (Reporting By Philip Blenkinsop and Alastair Macdonald)
GENEVA (AP) â The International Committee of the Red Cross is asking donors for $1.68 billion next year to help people caught up in armed conflicts, its biggest request ever and 25 percent larger than the current budget.