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Your Monday Briefing


Hong Kong protests extradition law.
As many as a million people gathered in one of the largest demonstrations in Hong Kong’s history over legislation they see as eroding their civil liberties.
Riot police with helmets, batons and shields moved in to break up the largely peaceful protest, which shut down city streets and lasted into the early morning today.
A main target of the protest, the latest in a series of public challenges to the bill, was the city’s chief executive, Carrie Lam, who supports the legislation.
Background: The proposal would let some criminal suspects be turned over to jurisdictions like China with no extradition agreement. A vote on the bill is expected this month.
Watch:Our video shows the scale of the protests.
Group of 20 finance officials meeting in Japan warned that global trade tensions had “intensified” and agreed to address the risks.
Policymakers of the world’s leading economies also voiced their concerns about U. S. protectionism to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin at the meeting in Fukuoka.
But Mr. Mnuchin continued to blame China for the protracted fight and insisted that the trade dispute was not hurting America’s economy or hampering global growth.
Impact: The International Monetary Fund and the U. S. Federal Reserve warned last week about slowing growth and pointed to widening trade disputes as a culprit.
Businesses are also racing to reorient their supply chains as they await new trade barriers.
Pressure on tech: China last week warned global technology companies that they could face dire consequences if they cooperated with the U. S. ban on sales of American technology to Chinese companies, according to people familiar with the meetings.
The warning seemed designed to rally support for the Chinese firm Huawei, which the White House cut off last month, and to forestall a breakup of the supply chains that connect China’s economy to the rest of the world.
The Women’s World Cup is underway in France amid accusations that several powerful men in world soccer have used their positions to harass or abuse players.
Coaches and administrators in at least five countries this year have been accused by female players and colleagues of sexual misconduct, inappropriate behavior and even rape.
Details: The Afghan authorities issued a warrant for Keramuddin Keram, the head of the nation’s soccer federation, a day after FIFA barred him from the sport for life.
Separately: Italy defeated Australia on Sunday thanks to a last-minute header off a corner kick. We’ll have updates throughout the tournament here.
President Trump said that tariffs against Mexico were “indefinitely suspended” and that the two nations had reached an agreement to reduce the flow of migrants to the southwestern border.
The deal consists largely of actions that Mexico had already promised to take over the past several months, including giving priority to the border in the deployment of Mexico’s National Guard, according to officials from both countries.

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