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Hong Kong protests turn to violent clashes in multiple towns

World News - 9 hours 32 sec ago
Hong Kong police fired tear gas to disperse pro-democracy protesters on Saturday after pro-China groups pulled down some of the "Lennon Walls" of anti-government messages posted in the Chinese-ruled city in more than three months of unrest.

Battered Trudeau gets brief reprieve amid Canada blackface scandal

World News - 9 hours 4 min ago
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau got his first day out of the spotlight on Saturday after being hammered for images showing him in blackface, which have threatened to derail his re-election campaign.

Canada's Trudeau loses a little ground in first polls since blackface scandal

World News - 9 hours 5 min ago
Canada's Liberal Party lost a little ground to rival Conservatives after bombshell images of Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in blackface emerged this week, according to two polls published on Saturday.

Ukraine minister denies Trump put pressure on Zelenskiy during call: report

World News - 9 hours 12 min ago
Ukrainian Foreign Minister Vadym Prystaiko on Saturday denied suggestions U.S. President Donald Trump had put pressure on Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelenskiy during a phone call in July.

Bernie Sanders calls for wiping out $81 billion in medical debt

World News - 9 hours 17 min ago
U.S. presidential candidate Bernie Sanders released a plan on Saturday to eliminate $81 billion in Americans' existing medical debt, going beyond his Democratic White House rivals and expanding on his signature proposal for a government-run health insurance system.

Iran says it will destroy any aggressor

World News - 9 hours 32 min ago
Iran will pursue any aggressor, even it carries out a limited attack, and seek to destroy it, the head of the elite Revolutionary Guards said on Saturday, after attacks on Saudi oil sites which Riyadh and U.S officials blamed on Tehran.

Saudi Arabia to wait for investigation before responding to attacks: minister

World News - 9 hours 32 min ago
Saudi Arabia will wait for the results of an investigation before responding to last weekend's attack on its oil facilities, for which it believes Iran is responsible, a senior official said on Saturday.

Joe Kennedy III launches primary campaign for Senate seat in Massachusetts

World News - 9 hours 44 min ago
U.S. Representative Joseph Kennedy III, a scion of the famed political dynasty, on Saturday launched a 2020 primary challenge against fellow Democrat Edward Markey for his U.S. Senate seat from Massachusetts.

French police break up 'yellow vest' and 'black bloc' protests in Paris

World News - 10 hours 5 min ago
French police fired tear gas and made over a hundred arrests in Paris on Saturday as they dispersed "yellow vest" protesters attempting unauthorized rallies and black-masked demonstrators who disrupted a climate march.

China's Pacific influence grows as it signs up new friend in Solomon Islands

World News - 11 hours 28 min ago
China and former Taiwan ally the Solomon Islands established diplomatic ties on Saturday in a sign of Beijing's growing influence in the Pacific that has angered Washington, with a top Chinese diplomat saying the time was almost up for the rest of Taiwan's friends.

Kiribati says national interest behind cutting Taiwan ties in favor of China

World News - 11 hours 28 min ago
The Pacific island nation of Kiribati acted in its best national interest when it severed ties with Taiwan and re-established diplomatic relations with China, the office of Kiribati's president said on Saturday.

After 'Howdy Modi,' Trump and India's PM could sign trade deal

World News - 12 hours 5 min ago
The United States and India are racing to negotiate a limited trade deal that U.S. President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi can sign at the United Nations General Assembly in New York at the end of September, people familiar with the talks said

UK Labour deputy leader survives bid to oust him over Brexit

World News - 14 hours 24 min ago
The deputy leader of Britain's Labour Party survived an attempt to oust him over Brexit on Saturday after party chief Jeremy Corbyn moved to defuse a row that threatened to overshadow the party's bid to show it was ready for power.

UK Labour Party would get Brexit sorted in six months: draft statement

World News - 14 hours 24 min ago
A government run by Britain's main opposition Labour Party would secure a "sensible" deal to leave the European Union within three months and would hold a second referendum on the deal or staying in the bloc within six months, a draft statement said.

Motion to oust UK Labour Party deputy leader withdrawn: lawmaker

World News - 16 hours 15 min ago
A motion to abolish the position of deputy leader at Britain's main opposition Labour Party in a bid to oust Tom Watson, whose position on Brexit differs from leader Jeremy Corbyn, has been withdrawn, lawmaker Mary Creagh said on Saturday.

In tech 'awakening,' U.S. workers at Google, Amazon join climate protests

World News - 16 hours 22 min ago
Hundreds of workers from Google, Amazon and other technology companies on Friday joined climate-change marches in San Francisco and Seattle, saying their employers had been too slow to tackle global warming and needed to take more drastic action.

Area 51 raid lures festive UFO hunters to Nevada desert; five arrested

World News - Fri, 09/20/2019 - 10:51pm
UFO enthusiasts drawn by alien-themed festivities poured into rural Nevada on Friday near the Area 51 U.S. military base, but fears of a mass raid on the remote site or a public safety crisis proved unfounded, with only five people arrested.

Pro-Beijing groups tear down Hong Kong's protest walls, raising risk of clashes

World News - Fri, 09/20/2019 - 9:48pm
Groups of China supporters pulled down "Lennon Walls" of anti-government protest messages across Hong Kong on Saturday, raising the possibility of clashes with democracy supporters and another weekend of trouble.

New England Patriots release Antonio Brown, who faces rape allegation

World News - Fri, 09/20/2019 - 9:41pm
NFL star wide receiver Antonio Brown, who has been accused of rape by his former personal trainer, was released on Friday by the New England Patriots, the team said less than two weeks after signing the prolific pass-catcher to a contract.

U.S. trade regulators approve some Apple tariff exemptions amid broader reprieve

World News - Fri, 09/20/2019 - 8:42pm
U.S. trade regulators on Friday approved 10 out of 15 requests for tariff exemptions filed by Apple Inc amid a broader reprieve on levies on computer parts, according to a public docket published by the U.S. Trade Representative and a Federal Register notice.