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China sanctions U.S. leaders

by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 8/10/20, 05:55 pm

Republican Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas and Marco Rubio of Florida found themselves targets of Beijing’s wrath over their support for protesters in Hong Kong. After the United States sanctioned 11 Chinese officials, China on Monday announced penalties against six GOP lawmakers and five leaders of private organizations, including Human Rights Watch Executive Director Kenneth Roth.

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International leaders condemn Hong Kong arrests

by Esther Eaton
Posted 8/10/20, 05:51 pm

Police on Monday arrested pro-democracy activist Agnes Chow Ting and media tycoon Jimmy Lai, as well as two of Lai’s sons and executives from Lai’s Next Digital. His company operates Apple Daily, a popular tabloid newspaper in Hong Kong that supports pro-democracy protests and frequently condemns the Chinese government. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson condemned the sweeping enforcement of the new national security law enacted by China in Hong Kong.

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Lebanon’s long road ahead

International | Protesters demand change as lawmakers and Cabinet ministers resign
by Mindy Belz
Posted 8/10/20, 10:40 am

LEBANON: American officials are in Beirut this week, with U.S. military transports delivering relief and medical supplies as part of $15 million pledged toward recovery from last week’s massive port explosion.

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