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Violence and chaos spreads through Hong Kong as protests enter 16th week

There were more scenes of violence and destruction across Hong Kong over the weekend as protesters targeted subway stations and shopping malls in an apparent escalation as the city enters its sixteenth consecutive week of unrest.

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Trump cancels secret Camp David meeting with Taliban leaders

President Donald Trump said Saturday that Taliban leaders were to travel to the US for secret peace talks this weekend but that the meeting has been cancelled and he’s called off peace talks with the militant group entirely.

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Four police injured in clash with protesters ahead of G7

Protesters in France clashed with police Friday ahead of this weekend’s G7 summit, leaving four officers injured, Turkey’s Anadolu Agency reported.

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India orders students, tourists out of Kashmir for security

Thousands of Indian students and visitors were fleeing Indian-controlled Kashmir over the weekend after the government ordered tourists and Hindu pilgrims visiting a Himalayan cave shrine “to curtail their stay” in the disputed territory, citing security concerns.

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France bans protests at key tourist sites in Paris

French officials said on Tuesday that they would ban potentially violent protests in key areas like the Champs-Élysées in Paris, following a surge of violence during yellow vest demonstrations over the weekend that led to intense criticism of the government’s handling of security around tourist neighbourhoods and wealthier areas.

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A League of Their Own, as Only 3 Arab Leaders Attend Summit

The eyes of the world were nowhere near Beirut, where the kings and presidents of the Arab world had been ceremoniously summoned to a summit of the Arab League over the weekend and had, in all but two cases, ceremoniously declined.

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Beijing blames Canada for Huawei arrest and threatens ‘grave consequences for hurting feelings of Chinese people’

China has ratcheted up the pressure on Canada to release the detained executive of Huawei Technologies over the weekend by threatening “grave consequences” and accusing Canada of “hurting the feelings of the Chinese people”, escalating the case into one of the worst diplomatic rows between Beijing and Ottawa.

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The U.S. action against a top Huawei executive threatens the tariff thaw with China

The 90-day trade truce between China and the United States reached over the weekend on the sidelines of the G20 meet in Argentina is already proving to be fragile.

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Sino-US trade war: a truce, not a lasting armistice

As expected, the Group of 20 summit in Buenos Aires, which drew to a close over the weekend, turned into a virtual “G2” summit between the United States and China amid their raging trade war.

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Abuse scandals loom over pope’s landmark Ireland visit

Pope Francis faces calls to take tougher action against abuse as he visits Ireland this weekend — a country where multiple scandals have badly damaged the image of the Catholic Church.

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Aung San Suu Kyi will come to the Asean summit with her reputation tarnished

TWO years ago, Aung San Suu Kyi led the National League for Democracy (NLD) into government in Burma (Myanmar) amid a global outpouring of support and goodwill. When she arrives in Australia for this weekend’s Asean-Australia Special Summit, the welcome will be cooler, tempered by her government’s limited progress on a range of political and economic issues.

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UK between a rock and a hard place in South China Sea

he British warship HMS Sutherland docked in Australia on the weekend. The Royal Navy’s Type 23 anti-submarine frigate will conduct exercises and patrol operations with the naval forces of allies and partners in the Indo-Pacific region. More important, it will sail into the South China Sea while returning home from Down Under next month.

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Seeing U.S. in Retreat Under Trump, Japan and China Move to Mend Ties

When Shinzo Abe, Japan’s prime minister, met with President Xi Jinping of China on the sidelines of a regional summit meeting in Vietnam over the weekend, the pair shook hands and posed for a photo. Mr. Xi, who had looked more dour in previous meetings, flashed a grin.

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Kim Jong-un praises cosmetics factory staff for making North Korea’s women ‘more beautiful’

North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un took a break from warmongering and firing ballistic missiles at the weekend to inspect a cosmetics factory in the country’s capital, Pyongyang.

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NZ currency hits four-month low as government negotiations heat up

The New Zealand currency sank to a four-month low on Monday after a final vote count in the country’s tight general election released over the weekend failed to identify a clear winner.

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Catalonia to declare independence in a few days

Catalonia’s leader, Carles Puigdemont, said Tuesday (3 October) that the Spanish region will declare independence “over the weekend or the beginning of next week”, while the Spanish King accused Catalan leaders of breaking up the country.

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