US President Donald Trump says he would be raising planned tariffs on $300 billion in Chinese goods from 10 percent to 15 percent.
The police began what they called a "dispersal operation, using minimum force" following the commemoration of a violent attack by masked assailants on supporters of the anti-government movement.
That the biggest pay-per-view event in the world will be held in Saudi Arabia is a nod to a new world order where international crimes come with no consequences.
The US formally withdrew from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty with Russia on August 2, 2019 after accusing Moscow of violating the pact, a charge dismissed by the Kremlin.
Carrie Lam announced a platform for talks to help the China-ruled city find a "way out" after weeks of rallies. Protesters say Lam has not responded to demands, which include democracy, her resignation and an enquiry into the use of police force.
At least 100,000 anti-government protesters joined a mass rally in Hong Kong, filling major thoroughfares in heavy rain in the eleventh week of demonstrations.
The Hong Kong protests started as a peaceful rebuke of the government in April but have evolved into a direct challenge to Chinese rule over this former British colony.
China's ambassador to the United Kingdom said Beijing would use its power to quell Hong Kong protests if the situation deteriorates further.
The US president linked a humane resolution to anti-Beijing protests to China trade deal in tweets as Hong Kong activists plan more mass rallies this weekend to show their movement maintains public support despite disruptive sit-in at the airport.
The United States delays tariffs on Chinese-made cellphones, laptop computers and other items and removes other Chinese imports from its target list altogether.
Investor anxiety has been fed by President Donald Trump's threat of new US tariff hikes on Chinese goods, protests in Hong Kong and weaker-than-expected data from India, Argentina and Singapore.
As a three-day sit-in protest at the airport continues, several hundred families are taking to the streets to show support for anti-government demonstrations that are now in their third month.
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