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Global Markets, Israel, Gibraltar: Your Friday Briefing

Markets are whipsawed amid conflicting trade war signals U.S. markets swerved up and down on Thursday after Beijing threatened to retaliate if President Trump carries out his threat to impose more tariffs starting Sept. 1. China reiterated its previous stance in a statement that came shortly after Mr. Trump said …

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Your Thursday Briefing – The New York Times

Hong Kong protesters apologize Antigovernment demonstrators apologized on Wednesday for their increasingly confrontational tactics, which a Chinese government spokesman denounced as “conduct close to terrorism.” Two days of protests plunged the city’s international airport into chaos and caused hundreds of flight cancellations. “We apologize for our behavior but we are …

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Your Wednesday Briefing – The New York Times

More chaos at Hong Kong’s airport Hours after antigovernment protests prompted Hong Kong’s airport to suspend check-ins on Tuesday, riot police moved in with batons and pepper spray, clashing with protesters overnight. The airport is expected to be partly closed through Wednesday. With tensions and anxiety running high at the …

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Your Tuesday Briefing – The New York Times

‘Serious irregularities’ at jail where Epstein died Attorney General William Barr criticized the management of the federal jail in Manhattan where the financier Jeffrey Epstein, who was accused of sexually abusing girls, apparently hanged himself. “We are now learning of serious irregularities at this facility that are deeply concerning and …

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Hong Kong, Kashmir, Komodo Dragons: Your Tuesday Briefing

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good morning. We’re covering the widening impact of protests in Hong Kong, the old-fashioned efforts to fill an information void in Kashmir and a growing threat to Komodo dragons. The sit-ins began Friday and escalated into Monday in response to …

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