Pro-democracy activists and politicians in Hong Kong have for years opposed the idea of having to adhere to Chinese national security laws, arguing they could erode the city’s high degree of autonomy, guaranteed under the “one country, two systems” handover agreement reached in 1997.
（1）Public investment, excluding investment made by state-owned enterprises, often accounts for around one-fifth of Vietnam’s total investment and is spent on infrastructure and social development projects.
（3）Prosecutors in January charged Vasil Bozhkov, one of Bulgaria’s richest men, with extortion, tax fraud, influence peddling and other crimes, and seized his collection of Thracian antiques. He denies any wrongdoing.
（4）Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez on Wednesday predicted an economic slump this year in Spain, although he said a 200 billion euro ($220 billion) package of measures to help companies and protect workers and other vulnerable groups could bolster a swift recovery.
（5）Prosecutors said she was a flight risk and asked that she be detained without bail. They said she faces up to 35 years in prison.
（8）【Pro】【sec】【uto】【r W】【ard】【 Fe】【rdi】【nan】【dus】【se 】【tol】【d t】【he 】【cou】【rt 】【tha】【t t】【he 】【inv】【est】【iga】【tio】【n w】【as 】【com】【pli】【cat】【ed 】【by 】【ong】【oin】【g f】【igh】【tin】【g a】【t t】【he 】【cra】【sh 】【sit】【e i】【n U】【kra】【ine】【 an】【d “】【act】【ive】【 ob】【str】【uct】【ion】【” b】【y R】【uss】【ian】【 au】【tho】【rit】【ies】【.】
（10）Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini from Smer acknowledged defeat and said the party’s run in power - 12 out of the past 14 years - was over.
（11）Prisoners given sentences longer than six months who have served a quarter of their time, normally allowed three days leave, will be granted 45 days.