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In divided Hong Kong, pro-China groups hold muted anniversary celebrations

In divided Hong Kong, pro-China groups hold muted anniversary celebrationsWhile pro-democracy protesters gathered in central Hong Kong on Sunday, on the other side of the city several hundred people dressed in red, with Chinese flag stickers on their cheeks, boarded buses to an early birthday party for the People’s Republic. As they approached Victoria Peak, a tourist spot with scenic views, a middle-aged woman holding a microphone urged the crowd, who planned a flash-mob on the hill to celebrate 70 years of Communist China, to avoid arguments with onlookers. After almost four months of sometimes violent protests, which were sparked by a now-withdrawn extradition bill but have since morphed into a broader pro-democracy movement, Hong Kong is a divided city.



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Indian business ties underpin muted Arab response to Kashmir

Indian business ties underpin muted Arab response to KashmirGulf Arab countries have remained mostly silent as India’s government moved to strip Indian-administered Kashmir of its limited autonomy, imposing a sweeping military curfew in the disputed Muslim-majority region and cutting off residents from all communication and the internet. This muted response is underpinned by more than $ 100 billion in annual trade with India that makes it one of the Arabian Peninsula’s most prized economic partners. Regional heavyweight Saudi Arabia urged restraint and expressed concern over the brewing crisis.



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GOP offers muted response after jury convicts Manafort and Cohen pleads guilty

GOP offers muted response after jury convicts Manafort and Cohen pleads guiltyRepublicans on Wednesday reacted to the legal drama involving Paul Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign manager, and Michael Cohen, Trump’s longtime lawyer, with what seemed to be a collective shrug.



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