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By Cris Chinaka HARARE (Reuters) - The International Monetary Fund said on Monday it would work with Zimbabwe to produce a debt repayment plan that would help Harare qualify for international loans. In a statement at the end of a two-week IMF mission to Zimbabwe, the head of the IMF office in Harare, Domenico Fanizza, said the IMF and Zimbabwe had also agreed to slash a wage bill gobbling up about 80 percent of the government budget and review a policy of forcing foreign-owned firms to sell majority stakes to locals. ...
Hong Kong (AFP) - Hong Kong's embattled leader called Tuesday for an immediate end to street demonstrations that have drawn tens of thousands and paralysed parts of the city, but protesters refused to move until China grants genuine democracy.
Hong Kong (AFP) - 07:05 GMT - Civil unrest - The protests have left Beijing grappling with one of the biggest challenges to its rule over the semi-autonomous city at a time when the Communist Party is cracking down hard on dissent on the mainland.