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Hong Kong people will continue to protest, UN Human Rights Officials visit Venezuela

Korea wants to have an inter-Korean summit before Mr. Trump’s visit

South Korea’s top nuclear envoy, Lee Do-hoon, on Wednesday urged North Korea to hold a inter-Korean summit ahead of US President Donald Trump’s visit to Seoul. next week, according to Yonhap.

“I urge North Korea to respond to President Moon’s good desire to hold a inter-Korean summit, if possible, before President Trump visits Korea next week,” Lee said.

Mr. Lee called on North Korea to “take the opportunity to express himself”, to obtain incentives, citing President Trump’s promise of providing economic aid in exchange for non-nuclearization.

South Korean President Moon Jae-in and US President Donald Trump plan to hold talks in Seoul after the two attend the Group 20 Summit in Osaka, Japan, on June 28 and june 29.

UN human rights official visits Venezuela

The top UN human rights official, Ms Michelle Bachelet, visited Venezuela on Wednesday, amid rising international pressure on the left-wing government of Nicolas Maduro, according to the AP.

This is the first trip to the South American nation deep in crisis of the head of the UN human rights watchdog. The AP assessed the event as a small victory for human rights activists.

Jose Miguel Vivanco, an official of Human Rights Watch, urged Mrs. Bachelet to visit a prison where the Maduro government is detaining opposition lawmakers and a children’s hospital in Caracas.

Vivanco warned Ms Bachelet’s visit would be a disappointment if she only met with officials of Maduro government, opposition leaders and representatives of civil society groups.

Hong Kong people will continue to protest

The scenery outside the Hong Kong Legislative Council building , which is scheduled to hold a discussion of the extradition bill, has become peaceful on Wednesday, after Chief Executive Carrie Lam apologized to the people. However, there are small groups of activists who gathered and prepared posters as well as other items to serve a follow-up protest, according to Fox News.

“We are ready to engage and do our best for the future of Hong Kong,” said Hoang Chi Phong, a former student leader in the 2014 Golden Parachute movement, which was released by the regional government a few days ago. “People [Hong Kong] should own their home, instead of dictatorship.”

The 22-year-old democracy activist shared that he regretted being unable to be in the protests against the recent extradition bill but expressed satisfaction with what happened, “very impressive, that shows the spirit and dignity of Hong Kong people, ”Phong said.

Phong told Fox News reporter that he hoped President Trump would mention Hong Kong in a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping next week at the G-20 meeting in Japan. Even so, Phong said, Hong Kong people are willing to fight for freedom alone.

The UN report said the Saudi prince was behind the murder of Khashoggi

The Saudi prince, Mohammed bin Salman, and other high-ranking officials should be investigated for the murder of Jamal Khashoggi journalist when there is credible evidence against them, a UN human rights official. said Wednesday, according to Reuters.

After six months of investigation, the 100-page United Nations Special Rapporteur’s report on illegal executions, Agnes Callamard, accused Saudi Arabia’s behind the “deliberate” execution. planned in advance ”.

“There is a lot of credible evidence regarding the responsibility of Prince [Mohammed bin Salman],” said Call Callard.

In addition to deploying troops, the US will bring heavy weapons to the Middle East

In addition to the 1,000 US soldiers about to be sent to the Middle East as announced on Monday, the United States will add Patriot, manned and unmanned reconnaissance planes and “other deterrent weapons.” ”To the area, the Pentagon said Wednesday’s information.

“The United States does not seek conflict with Iran, but we are capable and willing to defend US forces and interests in the region,” the Pentagon spokesman said in a statement.

Tensions between the US and Iran increased after two tankers were attacked in the Gulf of Oman last week. The United States released evidence that Tehran was behind these attacks, but the Iranians denied it.

New Zealand uses millions of dollars to buy guns from its owners

The New Zealand government on Wednesday issued a plan to use millions of dollars to “buy back” semi-automatic weapons over a period of six months, after a ban on the use of killing weapons. The trade was issued after shootings on two churches, killing 51 people, a few months ago, Reuters said.

Finance Minister Grant Robertson and Police Secretary Stuart Nash said in an email statement to Reuters that New Zealand’s $ 208 million ($ 135.97 million) was spent to compensate the owner of the gun. semi-automatic.

The New Zealand Parliament passed a revised law on gun ownership with a vote of 119/120 in April.

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