HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong police said on Friday they arrested seven people for “assisting” a man suspected of stabbing a police officer during a protest against a new national security law on July 1.
Hong Kong’s judiciary, which underpins the former British colony’s semi-autonomous status since returning to China in 1997, is facing the strain of more than 7,000 arrests at the youth-led demonstrations.
Hong Kong authorities have said those detained are to be represented by mainland lawyers of their choice, albeit from a list provided by Chinese authorities.
（1）The outgoing government that took office in January with the support of the Iran-backed Hezbollah movement and its allies resigned over the blast. No progress has been made in forming a new administration.
（2）The opposition Left party said it planned to ask a court to rule on whether the obligatory use of such an application is in line with the constitution.
（3）【Ho】【pe】【s 】【fo】【r 】【a 】【mo】【ve】【 o】【n 】【fi】【sh】【er】【ie】【s 】【ha】【ve】【 n】【ot】【 m】【at】【er】【ia】【li】【se】【d 】【in】【 t】【hi】【s 】【we】【ek】【’s】【 n】【eg】【ot】【ia】【ti】【on】【s 】【an】【d 】【th】【e 】【tw】【o 】【si】【de】【s 】【fa】【il】【ed】【 t】【o 】【cl】【os】【e 】【th】【e 】【ga】【p 】【on】【 n】【uc】【le】【ar】【 c】【oo】【pe】【ra】【ti】【on】【 o】【r 】【fi】【gh】【ti】【ng】【 m】【on】【ey】【 l】【au】【nd】【er】【in】【g.】
Hook, 52, was named to the top Iran role at the State Department in late 2018 and has been instrumental in the Trump administration’s “maximum pressure” campaign against Tehran since Trump pulled Washington out of world powers’ 2015 nuclear deal with the Islamic Republic.：
（1）【Ho】【ng】【 K】【on】【g 】【au】【th】【or】【it】【ie】【s 】【ha】【ve】【 s】【o 】【fa】【r 】【re】【fu】【se】【d 】【to】【 c】【at】【eg】【or】【ic】【al】【ly】【 b】【lo】【ck】【 t】【he】【 f】【lo】【w 】【of】【 v】【is】【it】【or】【s 】【fr】【om】【 m】【ai】【nl】【an】【d 】【Ch】【in】【a 】【ac】【ro】【ss】【 s】【ev】【er】【al】【 l】【an】【d 】【bo】【rd】【er】【 c】【ro】【ss】【in】【gs】【. 】【Di】【re】【ct】【 t】【ra】【in】【 a】【nd】【 f】【li】【gh】【t 】【co】【nn】【ec】【ti】【on】【s 】【to】【 a】【nd】【 f】【ro】【m 】【Wu】【ha】【n 】【ha】【ve】【 b】【ee】【n 】【su】【sp】【en】【de】【d.】
（2）The pandemic has hit Iceland’s tourism-dependant economy hard and prompted the central bank to cut its main rate twice and the government to spend around $2 billion in financial aid to stricken businesses and individuals left jobless.
（3）【Th】【e 】【OP】【EC】【 n】【at】【io】【n’】【s 】【co】【ll】【ap】【se】【d 】【oi】【l 】【in】【du】【st】【ry】【 i】【s 】【no】【 l】【on】【ge】【r 】【ab】【le】【 t】【o 】【su】【pp】【ly】【 V】【en】【ez】【ue】【la】【ns】【 w】【it】【h 】【fu】【el】【 f】【or】【 t】【he】【ir】【 c】【ar】【s,】【 a】【nd】【 y】【ea】【rs】【 o】【f 】【mi】【sm】【an】【ag】【em】【en】【t 】【an】【d 】【co】【rr】【up】【ti】【on】【 h】【av】【e 】【le】【ft】【 m】【uc】【h 】【of】【 t】【he】【 i】【nf】【ra】【st】【ru】【ct】【ur】【e 】【br】【in】【gi】【ng】【 p】【ow】【er】【 a】【nd】【 w】【at】【er】【 t】【o 】【ho】【me】【s 】【in】【 r】【ui】【ns】【.】
（4）The order to shut down the capital came hours after hundreds of millions of Indians heeded Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s appeal for people to self-isolate for a day to contain the spread of the disease.
（1）The palm tree-lined Europe Square, in the shadow of an old French fort at the island’s northern tip, was given its name in 1998 in recognition of European funding for renovations at the World Heritage Site.
（2）Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam also pledged to take a pay cut of 10% for a year and said the government would pay 50% of workers’ salaries for six months, with the monthly subsidy for each worker capped at HK$9,000.
（3）Hong Kong’s health authorities have confirmed 5 coronavirus cases, all linked to Wuhan, with a further 122 people being treated as suspected of having the disease.
（4）Hospital workers are at greater risk of contracting the coronavirus if they do not wear protective equipment like facemasks and gloves. The N95 respiratory masks offer more protection from other people who are infected while more simple surgical masks help the wearer avoid spreading the virus.
（5）【The p】【act, 】【or JC】【POA, 】【was a】【greed】【 in 2】【015 b】【etwee】【n Teh】【ran a】【nd wo】【rld p】【owers】【. U.S】【. Pre】【siden】【t Don】【ald T】【rump 】【withd】【rew f】【rom t】【he de】【al in】【 2018】【 and 】【impos】【ed st】【ringe】【nt U.】【S. sa】【nctio】【ns on】【 Iran】【, tel】【ling 】【Tehra】【n he 】【wante】【d a n】【ew br】【oader】【 deal】【 on n】【uclea】【r and】【 othe】【r iss】【ues.】