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Hong Kong sets date for vote on extradition bill, Trump says China will make deal with US: Top world news today

Here's the news brief for top developments across the world.

From political turmoil in Hong Kong due to proposed extradition bill to US President Donald Trump saying that China is left with no option and will make a deal with the US, we bring you the latest news from across the world.

Following are today’s top world news:

1. Hong Kong braces for political turmoil, sets June 20 as vote on extradition bill

Police officers clash with protesters in a rally against the proposed amendments to the extradition law at the Legislative Council in Hong Kong during the early hours of Monday, June 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

As anger over the proposed extradition law grows, the head of Hong Kong’s legislature has announced the schedule for debate on contentious changes to the territory’s extradition laws, setting a vote by June 20. If the territory’s government sends the legislature the widely opposed bill, it would potentially allow criminal suspects to be extradited to mainland China. On Sunday, thousands of protesters descended on the streets in the largest demonstration in Hong Kong in more than a decade. Read more

2. China left with no option, will make deal with US, says Donald Trump

China left with no option, will make deal with US, says Donald Trump
US President Donald Trump (Source: Reuters)

US President Donald Trump said China will be left with no other option but to enter into a trade deal with the United States because his increased tariffs on Chinese products is having an impact on its economy. In recent months, Trump has imposed additional tariffs on Chinese products worth USD 200 billion and he has ordered for another round of tariffs on rest of the Chinese imports amounting to USD 300 billion. Read more

3. Brexit: Here’s what potential candidates are offering ahead of race for UK’s PM

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After Thresa May’s resignation as Britain’s PM, many leaders have put forward their candidature to succeed her. (Representational)

As the contest for claiming prime ministership in Britain intensifies, the contenders are proposing their respective Brexit deals and questioning each other’s claims. While Mark Harper said that he would seek a new Brexit deal and could not promise the exit would happen by October 31, Andrea Leadsom said that the British parliament could not stop Brexit taking place on October 31. Read more

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4. Kim Jong Un’s half-brother, killed in 2017, was a CIA informant: Report

Kim Jong Un's half-brother, killed in 2017, was a CIA informant: Report
The Journal cited an unnamed “person knowledgeable about the matter” for the report, and said many details of Kim Jong Nam’s relationship with the CIA remained unclear. (File)

Kim Jong Nam, the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un who was killed in Malaysia in 2017, had been an informant for the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday. Kim Jong Nam was killed at Kuala Lumpur airport in February 2017. Read more

5. Zardari produced before court, anti-graft body seeks physical remand

Asif Ali Zardari, the 11th President of Pakistan from 2008 to 2013, has denied any link with the fake accounts. (File photo)

Pakistan’s former president Asif Ali Zardari was produced before an accountability court in Islamabad on Tuesday by the anti-graft body seeking his physical remand, a day after he was arrested from his residence in the fake bank accounts case. Zardari, 63, and his sister are two of the main accused in the money laundering scandal which utilised fake bank accounts to channel illegally gained funds out of Pakistan. Read more