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Hong Kong’s Joshua Wong Visits Taiwan to Meet With Ruling Party

Hong Kong’s Joshua Wong Visits Taiwan to Meet With Ruling Party(Bloomberg) — Leading Hong Kong pro-democracy activists including Joshua Wong arrived in Taiwan for a meeting with President Tsai Ing-wen’s ruling party, just days after Taipei denied playing a role in Hong Kong’s unrest.Wong was scheduled to meet with Democratic Progressive Party Chairman Cho Jung-tai on Tuesday, as well as representatives of the pro-independence New Power Party, before giving a talk in the evening. The 22-year-old Demosisto party secretary general was accompanied by Hong Kong lawmaker Eddie Chu and former student leader Lester Shum.Wong — the subject of a Netflix documentary titled “Joshua: Teenager vs. Superpower” — said in a Facebook post he was in Taiwan to arrange what he called a “large-scale gathering” to show support for Hong Kong. “A large display of support for Hong Kong by the Taiwanese public, showing the Chinese Communist Party the unity between the peoples of Taiwan and Hong Kong, would give us a huge amount of strength,” Wong said.Tsai, whose DPP supports independence, has stepped up her criticism of Beijing as the Hong Kong protests fuel new skepticism about unification with China. Her critiques have led Chinese officials to list Taiwan, along with the U.S. and the U.K., among the “black hands” it says are behind almost three months of historic protests.Wong was among several Hong Kong activists arrested last week in a crackdown on protest leaders condemned by Tsai. Earlier Tuesday, Wong said another Demosisto leader, Ivan Lam, was detained by authorities at Hong Kong’s airport. Wong was released on bail shortly after his arrest.On Saturday, Sun Yafu, vice president of the Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Strait, accused Tsai of taking advantage of the unrest to undercut the idea of Hong Kong-style autonomy for the island. Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Council later dismissed the claims as “nonsense.”To contact the reporter on this story: Samson Ellis in Taipei at sellis29@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Brendan Scott at bscott66@bloomberg.net, Adrian KennedyFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.



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Japan PM wraps up Africa meet with debt warning aimed at China

Japan PM wraps up Africa meet with debt warning aimed at ChinaInvestors in Africa must beware of burdening countries with “excessive” debt, Japan’s prime minister warned Friday, an apparent swipe at China whose Belt and Road policy has been accused of saddling poor nations with crippling debt. Speaking to reporters at the end of an African development conference outside Tokyo, Shinzo Abe emphasised that countries in the G20 group of top economies, including China, had committed to the concept of “debt sustainability”. “In providing assistance to Africa, we have to take note of the debt burden of the recipient country and take care that the debt burden does not become excessive,” Abe said when asked about China’s influence in Africa.



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Trump claim doctors treating mass shooting victims 'were coming out of operating rooms' to meet him dismissed by hospital

Trump claim doctors treating mass shooting victims 'were coming out of operating rooms' to meet him dismissed by hospitalA hospital in El Paso has denied Donald Trump’s claim doctors “were coming out of operating rooms” to meet him when he travelled to Texas and Ohio to console victims of two mass shootings."At no time did, or would, physicians or staff leave active operating rooms during the presidential visit,” University Medical Center spokesperson Ryan Mielke told local TV station KVIA. “Our priority is always patient care."



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Russia, China ask U.N. Security Council to meet Thursday over U.S. missile developments

Russia, China ask U.N. Security Council to meet Thursday over U.S. missile developmentsRussia and China have asked the United Nations Security Council to meet on Thursday over “statements by U.S. officials on their plans to develop and deploy medium-range missiles,” according to the request seen by Reuters. Moscow and Beijing want to convene the 15-member council under the agenda item “threats to international peace and security” and have requested that U.N. disarmament affairs chief Izumi Nakamitsu brief the body. The Pentagon said on Monday it had tested a conventionally-configured cruise missile that hit its target after more than 500 km (310 miles) of flight, the first such test since the United States pulled out Cold War-era Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF).



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China says won't 'sit by' on Hong Kong, Trump urges Xi to meet protesters

China says won't 'sit by' on Hong Kong, Trump urges Xi to meet protestersBeijing warned Thursday that it will not “sit by and watch” the unrest unfolding in Hong Kong, as US President Donald Trump urged his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping to meet with pro-democracy protesters and make a deal. Amid growing concerns that China is considering direct intervention in the crisis, US National Security Advisor John Bolton warned it against creating a “new” Tiananmen Square, referring to the infamous 1989 crackdown on protesters in Beijing.



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Trump: All El Paso shooting patients being treated at hospital 'refused to meet with president'

Trump: All El Paso shooting patients being treated at hospital 'refused to meet with president'Every El Paso mass shooting patient being treated at a local hospital refused to meet with Donald Trump when he visited, a spokesperson for the facility has said. The US president on Wednesday travelled to both the Texas city and Dayton, Ohio, to meet with victims and first responders following two mass shootings over the weekend which left 31 people dead and dozens injured. But following Mr Trump's departure from University Medical Center (UMC), where he met two victims already discharged by the hospital, UMC spokesperson Ryan Mielke revealed the eight patients still being treated there did not agree to meet the US leader. "This is a very sensitive time in their lives," Mr Mielke told The Washington Post. "Some of them said they didn't want to meet with the president. Some of them didn't want any visitors."The newspaper reported some of the victims did, however, meet a number of locally elected officials, including Democratic congresswoman Veronica Escobar.Mr Trump’s arrival in El Paso was met with opposition by some of the city’s elected officials and thousands of its residents, who have accused the 73-year-old of using inflammatory rhetoric and encouraging white supremacy – a racist ideology allegedly espoused by the gunman who attacked shoppers at a local Walmart. Beto O’Rourke, a Democratic 2020 presidential contender and El Paso native who has denounced Mr Trump as a racist instigator, said the president had “helped create the hatred that made Saturday’s tragedy possible” and thus “has no place here”.Protesters booed Mr Trump as he and the first lady were driven to meet the survivors and first responders at the hospital, outnumbering the president’s supporters who cheered his motorcade.Mr Trump was, however, praised by Sherrod Brown, a Democratic senator for Ohio, who said the president was “comforting” and “did the right things” during his meeting with Dayton shooting victims. Despite being cast by some as the “consoler-in-chief”, Mr Trump used his flight time on the way back to the White House to attack his critics and boast on Twitter about how shooting victims had shown him “love, respect & enthusiasm”. “Leaving El Paso for the White House. What GREAT people I met there and in Dayton, Ohio,” Mr Trump tweeted. “The Fake News worked overtime trying to disparage me and the two trips, but it just didn’t work. The love, respect & enthusiasm were there for all to see. They have been through so much. Sad!”



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El Paso Walmart Shooting: Meet the Hero Soldier who Saved Children's Lives

El Paso Walmart Shooting: Meet the Hero Soldier who Saved Children's LivesAt first, Army Pfc. Glendon Oakley Jr. was completely unaware of the chaos unfolding just around the corner. Then he pulled his gun.A 22-year-old Army automated logistics specialist assigned to the 504th Composite Supply Company, 142nd Combat Support Sustainment Battalion, 1st Armored Division Sustainment Brigade at Fort Bliss, Texas, Oakley had been shopping at a sporting goods store inside the Cielo Vista Mall in El Paso when a young child burst into the store shouting about an active shooter at the nearby Walmart."The guy at the register and I sort of looked at each other," Oakley told Task & Purpose in a phone interview on Saturday. "He's a little kid … are you going to believe him?"The threat was very real. At least 20 people were killed and dozens more wounded when a gunman opened fire at the Walmart, sending terrified bystanders fleeing through the neighboring mall.When Oakley exited the store minutes later and headed to the neighboring Footlocker, he finally heard the sound of gunfire echoing across the mall. He immediately pulled the Glock 9mm he occasionally carries under Texas's concealed carry laws. While he had just returned from an incident-free deployment to Kuwait, this was not his first firefight."That's what you do," he told Task & Purpose. "You pull your gun, you find cover, and you figure out what to do next."Oakley was born into an Army family. His father, Glendon Oakley Sr., served for 31 years before retiring in 2011 at the rank of sergeant major; his mother, Wendolyn D. Oakley, retired as a master sergeant in 2001 after two decades; and his older sister, Glenda Oakley, is a retired captain.



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Iran's Zarif sanctioned after declining Trump meet: officials

Iran's Zarif sanctioned after declining Trump meet: officialsIran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif was hit with US sanctions after turning down an invitation to meet President Donald Trump, officials in the Islamic republic said on Sunday. The New Yorker magazine reported on Friday that Senator Rand Paul met Zarif in the US on July 15 and had Trump’s blessing when he extended an invitation to the Iranian minister to go to the White House. Officials in Iran confirmed the report on Sunday, heaping scorn on the Trump administration for claiming to want dialogue with Iran while slapping sanctions on its top diplomat.



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A 33-year-old woman who used to work for Amazon is the suspect in the massive Capital One hack — meet Paige Thompson

A 33-year-old woman who used to work for Amazon is the suspect in the massive Capital One hack — meet Paige ThompsonThompson is accused of stealing data from millions of Capital One customers, including Social Security numbers and linked bank accounts.



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Iran to meet nuclear deal members

Iran to meet nuclear deal membersThe remaining signatories to the Iran nuclear deal will meet in Vienna on Sunday to try again to find a way of saving the accord after the US pulled out, amid mounting tensions between Tehran and Washington. Envoys from Britain, France, Germany, China, Russia and Iran will take part in the meeting which comes a month after a similar gathering failed to achieve a breakthrough. Tensions between Tehran and Washington have escalated since last year when US President Donald Trump pulled out of the accord that was aimed at curbing Iran’s nuclear programme, and imposed punishing sanctions.



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