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Chinese authorities detained a blogger for five days for "being disrespectful to the national anthem", police in the city of Shanghai said.

Saudi Arabia on Sunday warned against threats to punish it over last week's disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, as European leaders piled on pressure and two more U.S. executives scrapped plans to attend a Saudi investor conference.

BlackRock Chief Executive Larry Fink will no longer attend a high profile conference in Saudi Arabia, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters on Monday, becoming the latest senior executive to withdraw amid concerns about a missing journalist.

British Prime Minister Theresa May was under mounting pressure on Monday to rethink her plan for leaving the European Union after Brexit talks reached a stand-off at the weekend over the so-called Irish backstop.

The European Commission said on Monday it was continuing its work to prepare for the possible failure of talks between Britain and the European Union over Britain's withdrawal from the bloc.

Saudi Arabia's currency fell to its lowest level in two years and its international bond prices slipped on Monday over fears that foreign investment inflows could shrink as Riyadh faces pressure over the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

The European Union's proposals to ensure that there is no infrastructure on the Irish border would destroy Northern Ireland's economy by creating barriers with Britain, a Democratic Unionist Party member of parliament said on Monday.

A joint Turkish and Saudi team will search the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul on Monday afternoon as part of an investigation into the disappearance of prominent journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a Turkish diplomatic source said.

Saudi Arabia's King Salman has ordered the public prosecutor to open an internal investigation into the Khashoggi case, a Saudi official told Reuters on Monday.

Iran dismissed reports on Monday of a suicide bomb threat at its embassy in Ankara, Iranian state television said, after a Turkish newspaper reported a planned attack on the building.

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