World News Briefs — August 13, 2019 (Evening Edition)

Reuters: Police, protesters clash at Hong Kong airport after flights halted for second day

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Police and protesters clashed at Hong Kong’s international airport on Tuesday after flights were disrupted for a second day as the political crisis in the former British colony deepened.

In Washington, U.S. President Donald Trump said the Chinese government was moving troops to the border with Hong Kong and he urged calm.

Trump said the situation in Hong Kong was tricky but he hoped it would work out for everybody, including China, and “for liberty” without anyone getting hurt or killed.

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam warned that Hong Kong risked being “smashed to pieces”.

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MIDDLE EAST

Idlib hospital workers accuse Russia, Syria after air raids.

Iran’s Khamenei backs Yemen’s Houthi movement, calls for dialogue.

Saudi-UAE ‘rift’ weakens fight against common Yemen foe.

Iraq says Israeli role in Gulf flotilla unacceptable.

Terhan: Britain could release Iranian oil tanker soon.

Gibraltar denies it is about to free captured Iranian tanker.

Mike Pompeo warns ‘the clock is ticking’ on end of U.N. sanctions on Iran.

Syria’s Aleppo symbol of Assad’s wins and of enduring war.

Israel, Hamas adding security after Gaza border incursions.

Jailed Saudi activist ‘told to deny torture in release deal’.

ASIA

China denies US Navy ship visits to Hong Kong amid unrest.

Trump assailed for hands-off stance on Hong Kong.

Hong Kong flights cancelled again as Carrie Lam warns protests are pushing city ‘into the abyss’.

Hong Kong airport protest leaves Australians among thousands trapped in transit.

China’s Xi gets tougher on Trump after new tariff threat.

Former Kyrgyzstan president faces murder charge in soldier’s death.

Pakistan asks U.N. Security Council to meet over India moves in Kashmir.

Indian-controlled Kashmir under strict lockdown for 9th day.

India says easing Kashmir restrictions ‘in phased manner’.

Priyanka Chopra accused of ‘encouraging nuclear war’ with Pakistan.

India monsoon floods kill more than 200.

AFRICA

Hundreds stranded on Mediterranean rescue boats.

Libya officials: Fighting around Tripoli resumes, truce over.

Kenya and Somalia’s maritime border spat risks degenerating.

Sharp rise in number of children killed in Mali’s deadly attacks.

The Financial Times says Rwanda has manipulated its economic data.

DR Congo Ebola tsar delighted by drug breakthrough.

Religious feast highlights interfaith unity in Senegal.

Israeli billionaire Beny Steinmetz to be tried over ‘Guinea bribes’.

EUROPE

Italian far-right’s bid for new elections suffers setback.

Kremlin: Putin doesn’t think Moscow protests significant.

Russian military orders village evacuation, then cancels it.

Officials: Radiation from Russia explosion ‘4-16 times’ natural levels.

Russians living near the site of last week’s suspected Skyfall missile explosion are being evacuated.

Italy government crisis: “We cannot take for granted those snap elections, rather the opposite”.

Serbia, Kosovo urged to ease tensions by NATO countries.

US, UK looking for quick post-Brexit trade deal.

Hungary’s far-right government vilifies Finland over rule of law inquiry.

Fire rages out of control in Greek island nature reserve.

Danish PM apologises for historical abuse in children’s homes.

Notre-Dame area sealed off in Paris as workers prepare to remove toxic lead.

Berlin honors victims 58 years after the Wall was built.

AMERICAS

2 guards suspended and warden reassigned after Epstein death.

US to delay some tariffs Trump planned on China set for September 1.

US public views of China plummet: Pew.

U.S. inflation picking up; Fed rate cut still expected.

U.S. budget deficit already exceeds last year’s total figure.

Trump says he wants full investigation into financier Epstein’s death.

Argentine markets and peso plunge after shock vote.

Argentina default fear looms as traders dump assets.

Opposition warns against plan to dissolve Venezuela parliament.

TERRORISM/THE LONG WAR

Eid al-Adha attack kills Filipino soldiers, child in Sulu.

UN expert to France: Bring home citizens facing hanging in Iraq.

Releasing alleged ISIS supporter will put Canadians at risk, government officials argue.

ECONOMY/FINANCE/BUSINESS

Stocks rebound on US plan to delay some China tariffs.

Trump delays tariffs on some Chinese goods until December. Trump delays some tariffs on Chinese imports.

Global stocks rally as investors sense US-China trade truce.

Boeing deliveries fall 38% in the first seven months of 2019.

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