President Emmanuel Macron says "he was monitoring the (Hong Kong) situation closely and reiterated France's support for the principle of "one country, two systems".
"United States is ready, willing and able to mediate or arbitrate their now raging border dispute," US President Trump tweets, as troops of both countries remain locked in a standoff in India-administered Kashmir's Ladakh region.
Indian observers say thousands of troops from both sides face each other in Galwan Valley following controversial Indian construction in high-altitude Ladakh area of India-administered Kashmir, scene of a brief but bloody war in 1962 that India lost.
Feeling the pinch of rising Chinese tech, the Silicon Valley giants become political to stay in the game.
The global coronavirus pandemic has affected almost 5 million people, with around 320,000 deaths. Here are more coronavirus-related updates for May 19:
US President Donald Trump says World Health Organization had "done a very sad job" in its handling of coronavirus and he would soon make a decision about US funding to it.
World Health Assembly holds annual meeting as China and United States differ over the coronavirus pandemic which has killed more than 300,000 people.
US President Donald Trump threatened new tariffs against Beijing as he claimed to have seen evidence linking the coronavirus to a lab in China's ground-zero city of Wuhan.
China has tried to use the crisis to build influence but is also accused of spreading disinformation and financially benefitting from the virus, while the US has also been criticised for its inept response to Covid-19.
US President Trump says Beijing wants his Democratic opponent, Joe Biden, to win the race to ease the pressure he has placed on China over trade, coronavirus response, and other issues.
Top legislature will start its key annual session on May 22, more than two months later than originally planned due to fallout from coronavirus outbreak, official news agency Xinhua says.
The civil lawsuit, filed in federal court by Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt, alleges negligence, among other claims. The complaint alleges Missouri seeks cash compensation due to possibly tens of billions of dollars in economic damages.
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