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. Then on Saturday, Lam suddenly announced the bill had been postponed indefinitely.
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Iran renews nuclear pact ultimatum amid tensions with U.S.
Iran will continue scaling back compliance with a nuclear deal unless other signatories to the pact show "positive signals", the Iranian president said on Saturday as tensions with the United States escalated over tanker attacks in the Gulf region.
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.
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.
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.
Franco Zeffirelli, Italian film and opera director, dies at 96
Franco Zeffirelli, who directed the world's greatest opera singers and brought Shakespeare to the cinema-going masses, has died. He was 96.
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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The owner of dating app Bumble said on Friday it would revamp its holding structure and spend $100 million, as it looks to better compete with Match Group's Tinder.
British outsourcer Serco has made two attempts to merge with its bigger outsourcing rival Babcock, a deal which would create a company worth 4 billion pounds ($5.04 billion), The Sunday Times reported.
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