2020.08.10

News Headlines - 10 August 2020

Hong Kong activist Agnes Chow arrested under national security law | The Japan Times

Prominent Hong Kong democracy activist Agnes Chow was arrested late Monday under China’s new national security law, a police source and a statement on her verified Facebook account said.
“It’s now confirmed that Agnes Chow has been arrested for ‘inciting secession’ under the national security law,” her Facebook account said.
A police source confirmed that Chow was among 10 people arrested on Monday in a national security investigation.

Trump postpones G7 summit until after US election - CNNPolitics

President Donald Trump said Monday that he will look to postpone the G7 meeting until after the election in November, after a previous delay due to Covid concerns... The presidency of the G7 rotates annually, and Trump is this year's chair.
The summit was slated to be held at Camp David in June, and after a tentative plan to postpone the meeting and switch to a virtual conference, Trump had floated in May the idea of doing it in person in the fall.

FTC commissioner's message to working parents after testifying while breastfeeding: 'The stress is real'

On August 5, Commissioner Rebecca Kelly Slaughter of the Federal Trade Commission received widespread praise on social media for testifying before the Senate, via video call, while breastfeeding her newborn baby... Slaughter, who was testifying about the FTC’s role in supporting kids, working adults and health-care patients during this time, was met with kind reactions from reporters and political leaders, including Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) who complimented her daughter’s “beautiful head of hair” and said how “well-behaved” she was.

Huawei: Smartphone chips running out under US sanctions - The Mainichi

Chinese tech giant Huawei is running out of processor chips to make smartphones due to U.S. sanctions and will be forced to stop production of its own most advanced chips, a company executive says, in a sign of growing damage to Huawei's business from American pressure... Production of Kirin chips designed by Huawei's own engineers will stop Sept. 15 because they are made by contractors that need U.S. manufacturing technology, said Richard Yu, president of the company's consumer unit. He said Huawei lacks the ability to make its own chips.

Greece accuses Turkey of ′threatening peace′ in the Mediterranean | News

Greece on Monday accused NATO ally Turkey of "threatening peace" in the eastern Mediterranean after Ankara resumed searching for oil and gas near the remote Greek island of Kastellorizo.
The Greek foreign ministry said that Turkey's decision to deploy a seismic research ship constituted a "new serious escalation" and "exposed" Turkey's "destabilising role."
The Greek ministry said the country "will defend its sovereignty and its sovereign rights."

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