Morning Minutes: What will make headlines, Nov 7, 2016

Demonstrators protest against what they say is Beijing's interference over local politics and the rule of law, in Hong Kong on Nov 6, 2016. PHOTO: REUTERS

Good morning! Morning Minutes is a round-up of stories that will break on Monday (Nov 7) and which we think you'd be interested in.

It appears on weekdays, available by 7am.

Beijing to announce verdict on Hong Kong's Basic Law

China's National People's Congress will on Monday (Nov 7) outline its interpretation of Hong Kong's Basic Law mini-Constitution regarding political allegiance, as a court in the city deliberates on the status of two newly elected pro-independence lawmakers. This comes even as Hong Kong was rocked by protests on Sunday night, with many in the autonomous territory warning that intervention from Beijing will deal a severe blow to the city's vaunted judicial independence.

More EU food to be brought into Singapore?

A high-level delegation from the EU's food and beverage sector will be in Singapore to discuss the opening of new sources of food in the union for the Singapore market. PHOTO: REUTERS

Romanian angus beef, fresh milk from Poland and organic apples from Italy - Singaporeans may soon find these together with other European food and beverage products from new sources at a store near them. A high-level delegation from the European Union (EU) food and beverage sector arrives in Singapore on Monday (Nov 7) to discuss ways to make this happen. The delegation includes 45 top business representatives from 37 EU F&B companies.

Syrian rebels continue advance against ISIS into Raqqa

Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fighters walk with their weapons, north of Raqqa, Syria, on Nov 6, 2016. PHOTO: REUTERS

Soldiers from the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces will continue their push into the ISIS bastion of Raqqa on Monday (Nov 7), a day after announcing the offensive into the de facto capital of the extremist "caliphate". The assault takes place at the same time as Iraqi and anti-ISIS coalition forces grind their way into the northern Iraqi city of Mosul.

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