The Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act, a measure passed by the House, would require the US secretary of state to certify each year that Hong Kong retained its autonomy in order to receive special treatment as a major financial center.
President Hassan Rouhani says Tehran will continue to reduce its nuclear commitments until European parties to the pact save it by protecting Iran's economy from US penalties.
Under the agreement announced Ecuador President Lenin Moreno will withdraw the International Monetary Fund-backed package known as Decree 883 that included a sharp rise in fuels while the indigenous peoples will end the protests.
Indigenous group behind mass protests against cuts to fuel subsidies to hold talks with President Lenin Moreno, who ordered a curfew in the capital Quito after the latest wave of violence in the city.
The wind-driven blaze, dubbed the Saddleridge fire, broke out on Thursday night and raced through the area's dry foothills and brush-filled canyons to cover some 3,056 hectares by midday on Saturday.
On Friday, Visa and MasterCard announced their departures from the Libra project, as did e-commerce giant eBay and payments startup Stripe
Violence continued in Quito even as an indigenous movement leading the protests over fuel price hikes reversed course and said it had accepted a proposal for direct talks with President Lenin Moreno.
Ecuador’s labour unions, along with its sizeable indigenous population, are fed up with the IMF-imposed policies of the socialist President Lenin Moreno.
The government's removal of fuel subsidies last week plunged Ecuador into upheaval, triggering protests, looting, vandalism, clashes with security forces, the blocking of highways and the suspension of parts of its vital oil industry.
Civil liberties group CAIR says around two in five Muslim students have faced some form of bulling, more than twice the national average.
The Oath Keepers will supply guards for a presidential campaign rally supporting the Republican leader in the state of Minnesota on Thursday.
Thousands of protesters are seeking to intensify pressure on Ecuador's president after a week of unrest sparked by fuel price hikes.
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