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Conflicts could hurt Hong Kong economy, People's Daily warns

Conflicts could hurt Hong Kong economy, People's Daily warns Carrie Lam, the Hong Kong chief executive, held a news conference at 4 a.m. and blasted the demonstrators over their illegal and violent means. At nearly every turn, slogans had been spray-painted on the walls in Chinese and English. The act of civil disobedience quickly drew comparisons to Taiwan's Sunflower Student Movement, in which student protestors occupied Taiwan's Legislative Yuan in 2... [Full Article...]

Iran to raise uranium enrichment level beyond limit: president

Iran to raise uranium enrichment level beyond limit: president Rouhani said it was the USA that started the fire and Washington has to "put it out" by returning to the nuclear deal. The material would then need to undergo further enrichment. US officials have argued that American sanctions should be no excuse for Iran to increase its enrichment levels, with the White House going a step further on Monday by saying that Iran should not be allowed to enrich u... [Full Article...]

AOC rips Fox's Kilmeade for comparing border facilities to a 'big party'

AOC rips Fox's Kilmeade for comparing border facilities to a 'big party' The news of more hardship for migrants crossing unlawfully into the U.S. in desperation, particularly amid the crackdown on entry and on seeking asylum by the Trump administration , came on the day the government's own watchdog decried squalid and overcrowded conditions in border patrol stations for detained adults and children. [Full Article...]

You’re not alone: Facebook and Instagram users are reporting issues

You’re not alone: Facebook and Instagram users are reporting issues We'll keep you posted if Facebook releases a statement regarding the current issues plaguing the site and its other properties. Facebook say it is working to fix the problems "as quickly as possible". It's unclear what is causing them at this time. Mostly, all Facebook , Instagram , and WhatsApp , also owned by Facebook Inc., are facing issues in uploading photos on the respective ... [Full Article...]

Korean president says Trump-Kim border meeting amounted to end of hostilities

Korean president says Trump-Kim border meeting amounted to end of hostilities After their latest meeting, Trump said he and Kim agreed to start working-level talks on a denuclearisation deal, ending a standstill in place since the two leaders' second summit, in Hanoi in late February, ended without an agreement. With no diplomatic presence in North Korea, Australia has mounted an aggressive search for Sigley through third parties. South Korea's President Moon Jae-in calls... [Full Article...]

Two-Thirds of Voters Say Citizenship Question Should Be Allowed on Census

Two-Thirds of Voters Say Citizenship Question Should Be Allowed on Census For instance, Department of Justice spokeswoman Kelly Laco told the left-leaning Associated Press that there would be "no citizenship question on 2020 census ". The Justice Department confirmed that the question had been dropped. "Raskin expressed concern that testimony from the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office shows the Census Bureau is at risk of missing key milestones, 'includ... [Full Article...]

European Union leaders leader fail again to share out top jobs

European Union leaders leader fail again to share out top jobs German critics are asking, after the nomination of Ursula von der Leyen , Germany's defence minister, for the top European Union job of Commission president. Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat is also attending. Germany's defense minister since 2013, she has been a fixture in Chancellor Angela Merkel's Cabinet over Merkel's almost 14 years in power. [Full Article...]

Torrential rains in Japan force over 1 million to evacuate southwestern region

Torrential rains in Japan force over 1 million to evacuate southwestern region Last July about 200 people died in western Japan in the country's worst flooding disaster in decades. Torrential downpour has soaked parts of southern Kyushu since June 28. Members of the fire department monitor the water level of the Wada River in heavy rain Wednesday, July 3, 2019, in Kagoshima City, southwest Japan. [Full Article...]

Princess Haya, wife of Dubai's ruler, fears for her life revealed

Princess Haya, wife of Dubai's ruler, fears for her life revealed You no longer have any place with me. Sheikh al-Maktoum, 69, has reportedly filed an application against the princess in the High Court's Family Court Division that is scheduled to be heard on 30 July, according to a report in the Daily Mail. [Full Article...]

House Passes $4.6 Billion Senate Border Bill

House Passes $4.6 Billion Senate Border Bill The Washington Examiner noted, "Speaker Nancy Pelosi , D-Calif., said Wednesday she won't take up the Senate version, even though it is bipartisan and passed with an overwhelming majority". For instance, the measure prohibits ICE from going after undocumented immigrants based on information obtained from potential sponsors of unaccompanied migrant children. [Full Article...]

Navy SEAL Found Not Guilty Of Murdering Member Of ISIS

Navy SEAL Found Not Guilty Of Murdering Member Of ISIS The decorated Navy SEAL who was acquitted of murder in the killing of a wounded Islamic State captive in Iraq thanked Fox News , President Donald Trump and two congressmen for their support during his trial. Speaking of his accusers, Gallagher said, "this small group of SEALs that made a decision to concoct this story in no way, shape or form represent the community that I love". [Full Article...]

European Union leaders enter third day of summit to carve up #EUTopJobs

European Union leaders enter third day of summit to carve up #EUTopJobs A diplomatic source familiar with the matter stated that French President Emmanuel Macron had suggested Lagarde as head of the European Central Bank to German Chancellor Angela Merkel . Czech Prime Minister, Andrej Babis told reporters in Brussels: "We want somebody on the presidency of the commission which doesn't have a negative view on our region, Mr Timmermans is not acceptable for us, ... [Full Article...]

Taliban Attack in Afghanistan Wounds At Least 100 Civilians

Taliban Attack in Afghanistan Wounds At Least 100 Civilians Interior Ministry spokesman Nusrat Rahimi said there were two attackers, and that they had targeted the Defence Ministry's facilities. Hours later, the Taliban claimed responsibility and said they were targeting a "technical installation" at the defence ministry. [Full Article...]

Facebook Mail Facility Evacuated After Report Of Deadly Nerve Agent

Facebook Mail Facility Evacuated After Report Of Deadly Nerve Agent The item, described as a "large general mail bags" with lots of mail inside, went through one of the Menlo Park facility's mail scanning machines tested positive for sarin , according to Johnston. The nerve gas is clear, odorless and tasteless but it can product symptoms within seconds. A spokesperson from Facebook has confirmed to Siliconrepublic.com that at 11am PDT, mail delivered to one o... [Full Article...]

Nike pulls Betsy Ross sneaker after Colin Kaepernick complains

Nike pulls Betsy Ross sneaker after Colin Kaepernick complains Political figures are not happy with Nike . Describing the action as a "shameful retreat", Ducey said that Nike should be proud of America's history, not abandoning it. People responded to that campaign with videos of burning Nike shoes and cutting the Nike-trademark "swoosh" off of socks. The NFL-player-turned-activist reportedly declined to comment. [Full Article...]

European Union ministers 'extremely concerned' by Iran's breach of nuclear deal

European Union ministers 'extremely concerned' by Iran's breach of nuclear deal On Tuesday, Iran's foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif gave short shrift to the USA claim that Tehran had been breaching the 2015 nuclear deal for a long time. The UN nuclear watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), which monitors Iran's nuclear programme under the deal, confirmed in Vienna that Tehran had breached the limit. [Full Article...]

Lanka police chief arrested over failure to prevent terror attack

Lanka police chief arrested over failure to prevent terror attack Police had reportedly sought to question Fernando and Jayasundara but did not because they had been admitted to hospitals. Attorney General Dappula de Livera wrote to the acting police chief urging him to bring charges against his predecessor Pujith Jayasundara and the former secretary to the Ministry of Defence, Hemasiri Fernando . [Full Article...]

USA ‘loosening’ Huawei ban, but company remains on blacklist: Trump adviser

USA ‘loosening’ Huawei ban, but company remains on blacklist: Trump adviser While some companies cut off their relationships with Huawei after the U.S. "entity list" ban, several other companies like Intel and Qualcomm lobbied against the ban , stating it could cause huge damage to American companies. "U.S. companies can sell their equipment to Huawei", Trump said at a press conference following the meeting. He noted that the U.S. Commerce Department would evaluate in ... [Full Article...]

Pence abruptly cancels New Hampshire trip

Pence abruptly cancels New Hampshire trip Pence was on his way to New Hampshire to discuss the state's opioid crisis when Air Force Two was recalled. The reports referred to an unspecified emergency . The VP was on his way to an event in New Hampshire and that event has been cancelled. Steve Herman, White House bureau chief for Voice of America News, confirmed that Pence was in the White House and reported that it remains "u... [Full Article...]

Japan whalers bring home 1st commercial catch in 31 years:The Asahi Shimbun

Japan whalers bring home 1st commercial catch in 31 years:The Asahi Shimbun Its stomach had been cut open at sea, mostly draining the blood from the whale , a technique to keep the meat fresh. Australian officials have condemned Japan's resumption of commercial whaling . In Japan , whaling isn't a particularly lucrative business, and it has in fact relied on government subsidies for years. There has been no safety management by health authorities to monitor the l... [Full Article...]


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