In late June, President Xi Jinping signed into effect the new law, which criminalises secession, subversion, collusion, and terrorism in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. The law was welcomed by Hong Kong chief executive Carrie Lam, but was opposed by a number of nations, including the United States.
The governor's first test came back positive just before his planned meeting with President Trump in Cleveland. The official took the test as part of the standard protocol required ahead of meetings with the US president.
Last month, the US gave the WHO a year's notice that it is leaving the global health watchdog after President Trump accused it of being a 'puppet of China' and having performed poorly on the coronavirus pandemic.
TEL AVIV (Sputnik) – Earlier in the day, warning signals about a possible rocket attack sounded in the country’s north. The IDF then said that it was a false alarm over a suspected drone infiltration.
Gold has hit a record high of US$2,075.2 per ounce this week as investors see it as a sanctuary amid global uncertainty and bad relations between the US and China.
According to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, Facebook's CEO has joined Amazon's CEO, Jeff Bezos, and Microsoft’s founder Bill Gates, as the only people with centibillionaire status.
The global death toll from the coronavirus infection has topped 710,000; almost 19.1 million cases of infection have been detected, and over 11.4 million of those patients have recovered, according to Johns Hopkins University, which tracks and compiles data from national and local authorities, the media and other sources.
Ankara temporarily halted its gas drilling for gas in an area of the eastern Mediterranean, which Greece and Cyprus consider to be their territorial waters, late last month, giving rise to hopes that the disagreement could be resolved through negotiations.