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Hong Kong protests met with tear gas; China frees UK mission staffer

31 min 14 sec ago
Hong Kong police fired volleys of tear gas to break up anti-government protests in a gritty industrial suburb on Saturday after activists threw petrol bombs and bricks, as China freed a British consulate worker whose detention had fueled tensions.
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Hong Kong police use tear gas to try to disperse protests

31 min 14 sec ago
Hong Kong police used tear gas on Saturday to try to disperse anti-government protests on the eastern side of the Kowloon peninsula, across the harbor from Hong Kong island.
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British government welcomes China's release of Hong Kong consulate employee

31 min 14 sec ago
The British government on Saturday welcomed the release of an employee at its consulate in Hong Kong who had been detained in mainland China.
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Britain's Prince Andrew denies seeing any sex crimes during time with Epstein

36 min 22 sec ago
Britain’s Prince Andrew said on Saturday he never saw or suspected any sex crimes during the time he spent with U.S. financier Jeffrey Epstein.
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UK PM Johnson to tell Trump to de-escalate trade tensions

47 min 2 sec ago
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Saturday he would tell President Donald Trump at this weekend's G7 summit to pull back from a trade war that is already destabilizing economic growth around the world.
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Protesters march near Biarritz demanding action from G7 leaders

47 min 2 sec ago
Thousands of anti-globalisation and environmental activists joined yellow vest protesters and Basque separatists on Saturday near the French coastal resort of Biarritz to demand action from G7 and other world leaders set to meet there.
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Global disputes set to jolt G7 summit in French resort

47 min 2 sec ago
U.S. President Donald Trump arrived in France on Saturday for what promises to be a fraught meeting of major industrialized nations, with friction over trade, climate change and Iran likely to snarl the talks.
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France delays signing of Internet pledge amid U.S. pressure

47 min 2 sec ago
France delayed the planned signing of a pledge by Internet platforms to fight hate speech online amid pressure from the United States, a French minister said, adding that he was still hopeful the U.S. will join the initiative.
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Trump heaps another 5% tariff on Chinese goods in latest tit-for-tat escalation

57 min 48 sec ago
U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday lashed back at a new round of Chinese tariffs by heaping an additional 5% duty on some $550 billion in targeted Chinese goods in the latest tit-for-tat trade war escalation by the world's two largest economies.
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EU's Tusk sees even more reasons to keep Russia out of G7

1 hour 8 min ago
The president of the European Council on Saturday rebuffed Donald Trump's suggestion that Russia be readmitted to the Group of Seven (G7) advanced economies, saying there were even more reasons than before for keeping Moscow out.
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Who would be Brexit's Mr No-Deal? Johnson and Tusk trade barbs

1 hour 42 min ago
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and European Council head Donald Tusk sparred on Saturday over who would be to blame should Britain leave the EU on Oct. 31 without a divorce deal in place.
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As EU threatens trade retaliation, Brazil sends army to fight Amazon fires

2 hours 29 sec ago
European leaders on Friday threatened to tear up a trade deal with South America, reflecting growing international anger at Brazil as a record number of fires in the Amazon rainforest intensified an unfolding environmental crisis.
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China warns U.S. to stop 'wrong' trade actions or face consequences

2 hours 19 min ago
China said on Saturday it strongly opposes Washington's decision to levy additional tariffs on $550 billion worth of Chinese goods and warned the United States of consequences if it does not end its "wrong actions".
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France's Macron says Europe looking at 'new tax cuts' to stimulate growth

2 hours 19 min ago
French President Emmanuel Macron said on Saturday Europe will "probably" decide to launch new tax cuts to kick-start a flagging economy threatened by a tit-for-tat trade war between the United States and its global partners.
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Does Johnson want to be remembered as 'Mr. No deal'? EU's Tusk hopes not

2 hours 43 min ago
European Council President Donald Tusk said on Saturday he would not cooperate with Britain on an exit from the EU without a withdrawal agreement and said he hoped new prime minister Boris Johnson did not want to be remembered as "Mr. No Deal".
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'So far so good', says Trump after G7 arrival

3 hours 8 min ago
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday he expected a G7 summit in France this weekend to accomplish a lot, adding he had a special relationship with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron even if they had their differences.
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North Korea launches more short-range missiles, clouding prospects for talks

3 hours 11 min ago
North Korea fired what appeared to be two short-range ballistic missiles into the sea off its east coast on Saturday, the South Korean military said, the latest in a series of launches in recent weeks amid stalled denuclearization talks.
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Trump arrives in Biarritz for testing G7 summit

3 hours 35 min ago
U.S. President Donald Trump landed in the Atlantic seaside resort of Biarritz in southwestern France on Saturday for a G7 summit that will likely expose deep rifts over a clutch of issues such as global trade, climate change and taxing big tech.
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Indian opposition leaders denied entry to Kashmir, sent back from airport

3 hours 44 min ago
Indian opposition leaders including former Congress president Rahul Gandhi were barred from leaving the airport on Saturday in Kashmir, where local authorities had warned that their visit could stoke heightened tension in the region.
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EU's Tusk asks: does UK's Johnson want to be 'Mr. No deal'?

3 hours 55 min ago
European Council President Donald Tusk said he would meet Britain's new prime minister on the sidelines of a G7 summit in France on Sunday and was ready to hear ideas on how to avoid a no-deal Brexit.
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