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In Hong Kong, a backlash over 1,800 rounds of tear gas

Hong Kong police have fired more than 1,800 rounds of tear gas as the mass protests gripping the city have become increasingly fraught.

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Iranian oil tanker pursued by US says it is going to Turkey

An Iranian-flagged oil tanker pursued by the U.S. amid heightened tensions between Tehran and Washington changed its listed destination to a port in Turkey early Saturday after Greece said it wouldn’t risk its relations with America by aiding it.

75 years later, US World War II veterans say: Never forget

Seventy-five years ago, they helped free Europe from the Nazis. This weekend, US veterans are back in Paris to celebrate, and commemorate.

Hong Kong police fire tear gas as protests take violent turn again

Protesters threw bricks and gasoline bombs at police, who responded with tear gas, as chaotic scenes returned to the summer-long anti-government protests on Saturday for the first time in nearly two weeks.

Global economic slowdown hovers over Trump and other G-7 leaders at summit

President Trump and his counterparts are facing mounting anxiety over the world economy.

North Korea has fired two unidentified projectiles off its east coast, South Korea says

South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff says in a statement that the launches were made from the North’s northeastern Hamgyong province on Saturday morning.

Amazon fires prompt alarm in Europe, and anger at Brazil’s government

President Emmanuel Macron of France went so far as to accuse President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil of lying about being committed to fighting climate change and protecting the Amazon forest.

Paris prosecutor opens investigation in Jeffrey Epstein scandal

The prosecutor did not reveal whether his office had received any specific accusations against Epstein, but said in a statement that the investigation would aim to “uncover potential offenses” committed against any French citizens in France and abroad.