Daily Archives: July 22, 2019

US adviser Bolton travels to Japan, S Korea amid trade dispute

USnational security adviser John Bolton departed on Saturday for a trip to Japan and South Korea, two key allies of Washington that are embroiled in a trade dispute. A White House National Security Council spokesman said on Twitter that Bolton planned to “continue conversations with critical allies and friends”. President Donald Trump on Friday offered his help to ease tensions ...

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Britain weighs response to Iran Gulf crisis with few good options

Britain was weighing its next moves in the Gulf tanker crisis on Sunday, with few good options apparent as a recording emerged showing that the Iranian military defied a British warship when it boarded and seized a ship three days ago. Little clue has been given by Britain on how it plans to respond after Iranian Revolutionary Guards rappelled from ...

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Heat wave in New York: More than 50,000 Con Edison customers lose power

Almost 50,000 customers were without power in New York City and Westchester County on Sunday night as the third day of dangerously hot weather continued to grip the region, officials said. Shortly after 8pm, Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Twitter that 30,000 customers in Brooklyn — in and around the neighbourhoods of Canarsie, Mill Basin and Flatbush — would ...

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Hong Kong actor Simon Yam stabbed on stage in China

An unknown assailant stabbed Hong Kong actor Simon Yam on Saturday during a promotional event in mainland China but Yam’s injuries were not life-threatening, Chinese state media reported. A video was posted on China’s Twitter-like Weibo service showing a man in a dark vest rushing up to the stage and attacking Yam with a knife in the city of Zhongshan ...

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