‘Most regrettable’: Hong Kong’s chief executive says US ‘human rights’ bill creates ‘instability’

Hong Kong’s chief executive, Carrie Lam, slammed a “human rights and democracy” bill recently signed into law by US President Donald Trump, which declares Washington’s support for the territory’s protest movement. In her first comments on the legislation, which became law last week, Lam said it was “wholly unnecessary,” and could[…]

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Iran says it arrested 8 people linked to CIA during unrest – state media

At least eight individuals with ties to the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) were arrested in Iran during protests over a fuel price hike, the country’s official state news agency IRNA reported. Those detained “had received CIA-funded training in various countries under the cover of becoming citizen-journalists,” Iran’s Intelligence Ministry said, as[…]

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Beijing says US interference in Hong Kong unites Chinese people against Washington’s ‘sinister intentions & hegemonic nature’

Beijing warned that continued US meddling in Hong Kong is “doomed to fail” and threatened “firm counter measures,” after President Donald Trump passed two bills backing ongoing protests in the territory. Washington has “ignored facts” and “blatantly supported violent radicals who oppose the rule of law” in Hong Kong, the Foreign Ministry said[…]

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