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Thousands dressed in black rally to demand Hong Kong leader steps down

Thousands of people took to the streets in Hong Kong on Sunday dressed in black to demand the city’s embattled leader steps down, a day after she suspended an extradition bill in a dramatic retreat following the most violent protests in decades.

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Hundreds dressed in black rally to demand Hong Kong leader steps down

Hundreds of people took to the streets in Hong Kong on Sunday dressed in black to demand the city’s embattled leader steps down, a day after she suspended an extradition bill in a dramatic retreat following the most violent protests in decades.

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India to impose retaliatory tariffs on 28 U.S. goods from Sunday

India will impose higher retaliatory tariffs on 28 U.S. products including almonds, apples and walnuts from Sunday, following Washington’s withdrawal of key trade privileges for New Delhi.

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Tens of thousands expected to rally to demand Hong Kong leader steps down

Tens of thousands are expected to take to the streets on Sunday to demand Hong Kong’s leader steps down, a day after she suspended an extradition bill and expressed “deep sorrow and regret” that recent events had stirred “controversies.”

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Saudi Arabia blames Iran for tanker attacks but doesn’t want war

Saudi Arabia’s crown prince blamed Iran for attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman and called on the international community to take a “decisive stand” but said in an interview published on Sunday that the kingdom does not want a war in the region.

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Saudi crown prince calls for ‘decisive stand’ on tanker attacks

Saudi Arabia’s crown prince called on the international community to take a “decisive stand” toward attacks on two oil tankers in a vital shipping route, which he blamed on Iran during an interview with Saudi-owned Asharq Al-Awsat.

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House Democrat says current Congress may not see Trump taxes

A senior Democrat on a congressional panel seeking President Donald Trump’s tax returns warned on Saturday that the current Congress may not see the long-sought tax documents without launching an impeachment inquiry.

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Target says registers back online, blames outage on technology issue

Target Corp on Saturday said its payment registers were back online after a systems outage stopped customers in the United States from paying for in-store purchases.

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Tires blow on United jet during Newark airport landing, no injuries

Tires on a United Airlines jet blew out as it landed at New Jersey’s Newark airport on Saturday, causing flight delays but injuring none of the 166 passengers on board, officials said.

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Saudi crown prince blames Iran for tanker attacks: newspaper

Saudi Arabia’s crown prince blamed Iran for attacks on two oil tankers in a vital oil shipping route that have raised fears of broader confrontation in the region, according to an interview with the Saudi-owned Asharq al-Awsat newspaper.

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Saudi crown prince says does not want regional war: Asharq al-Awsat

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman said the kingdom does not want a war in the region but would not hesitate to deal with any threat to its vital interests, amid heightened tensions with rival Iran, Saudi-owned newspaper Asharq al-Awsat reported on Sunday.

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Target hit by nationwide payment outage

Target Corp on Saturday said it was working on a problem that prevented customers in the United States from paying for their purchases.

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Four Democratic 2020 candidates court South Carolina’s black voters

Four of the two dozen Democrats vying for their party’s 2020 U.S. presidential nomination appeared at a Black Economic Alliance forum in Charleston, South Carolina, on Saturday, with an eye on the key role black voters will play in the early-voting state.

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Flights resume at Newark after United plane skids off runway, no injuries

Flights were briefly halted at New Jersey’s Newark airport on Saturday after a plane skidded off a runway while landing, but no one was hurt, federal officials said.

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Blast-hit Norwegian tanker’s crew land in Dubai

Crew members of Frontline’s oil tanker Front Altair, one of two vessels attacked this week in the Gulf of Oman, have landed in Dubai, the Norwegian ship’s operator said on Saturday.

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Worshippers in safety hats attend Notre-Dame’s first mass since fire

A small congregation in white hard hats attended mass at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris on Saturday, the first service since fire devastated the Gothic landmark two months ago.

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Flights halted at Newark after United plane skids off runway, no injuries

Flights were halted at New Jersey’s Newark airport on Saturday after a plane skidded off a runway while landing, but no one was hurt, federal officials said.

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Iran summons UK envoy over ‘unfounded’ tanker accusations

Iran on Saturday summoned the British ambassador to Tehran after London blamed it for attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, the semi-official Students News Agency ISNA reported.

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Iran summons British envoy in Tehran over tanker attack accusations: ISNA

Iran on Saturday summoned the British ambassador to Tehran after Britain said it blamed the country for attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, the Students News Agency ISNA reported.

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Trump administration owes D.C. government $7 million for inauguration: Washington Post

The Trump administration and Congress still owe the District of Columbia government $7 million for expenses related to the 2017 presidential inauguration, the Washington Post reported on Friday, raising questions about who will foot the bill for the president’s planned July 4 speech at the Lincoln Memorial.

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Brusque to bruised: Hong Kong’s Lam caves to pressure on extradition bill

With an escalating U.S. trade war, a faltering economy and tensions in the South China Sea vexing her bosses in Beijing, Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam appeared in no mood to compromise on a planned extradition law at recent meetings, according to foreign envoys and business people who met with her.

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Take Five: The Fed and the rest

With President Donald Trump’s trade policies heightening fears of a U.S. recession, expectations of a Fed rate cut have dramatically increased in the past month. Money market pricing became even more aggressive after Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell threw open the door to a cut, promising on June 4 the Fed would act “as appropriate” to address risks from the trade dispute. It was the second sudden shift in the Fed’s tone, after January when it abandoned its bias toward steady tightening.

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Saudi seeks oil supply protection as U.S and Iran face off

Saudi Arabia called for swift action to secure Gulf energy supplies, after the United States blamed Iran for attacks on two oil tankers in a vital oil shipping route that have raised fears of broader confrontation in the region.

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Exclusive: U.N. chief calls on EU to raise 2030 climate goal to 55%

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called on the European Union to aim for a 55% cut in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, far more than the bloc’s current target for a 40% reduction.

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Amanda Knox breaks down in Italy as she relives murder trial

Amanda Knox, back in Italy for the first time since her 2015 murder acquittal, broke down in tears on Saturday as she relived her eight-year ordeal of trials and imprisonment, and the media frenzy surrounding it.