Beijing warns Washington of ‘strong countermeasures’ if Trump signs off on legislation supporting Hong Kong protesters.
China has called on US President Donald Trump to veto legislation aimed at supporting Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protest movement, warning it will retaliate if the Congress-backed bills become law.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang on Thursday said the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act undermined Beijing’s interests in the semi-autonomous territory, which has been rocked by months of anti-government demonstrations.
Two mothers had to be pulled apart by other parents when they started fighting in front of terrified children in shocking scenes outside a primary school.
The women ended up brawling on the ground after one accused the other of ‘bullying’ near the entrance to Carr Infant School in York on Tuesday morning.
The fight broke out after a woman with long blonde hair – initially holding a toddler – claimed her rival had been ‘bullying’ somebody else and dared her to try and ‘f****** bully me’.
Washington — Two pivotal witnesses are set to testify at the last public hearing in the impeachment inquiry before Congress leaves for the Thanksgiving holiday.
Fiona Hill, a former senior director for Russia on the National Security Council (NSC), and David Holmes, a diplomat in the U.S. embassy in Kiev, will testify together before the House Intelligence Committee beginning at 9 a.m.
Hill was present for a meeting at the White House on July 10, in which U.S. Ambassador to the EU Gordon Sondland raised the prospect of investigations into the 2016 campaign and a company tied to the Bidens with high-level Ukrainian officials. Hill testified earlier that her boss at the time, National Security Adviser John Bolton, told her to report the incident, which he likened to a “drug deal,” to the top lawyer on the NSC.
President Donald Trump will award the National Medal of Arts to American actor Jon Voight on Nov. 21.The Deliverance star, along with three other recipients, will be honoured this Thursday for their contributions to the arts.
Among those that the Republican leader will acknowledge for the accolade are country icon Alison Krauss, “champion of the arts” Sharon Percy Rockefeller, and the Musicians of the United States Military.
Unlike the other award winners, however, Voight, 80, has proved himself to be one of Trump’s loudest and proudest supporters on multiple occasions in the past.