Trump official urges ‘all sides to refrain from violence’ in Hong Kong Aug 13, 2019 0 937 12345 Washington: A senior official in the administration of US President Donald Trump on Monday urged “all sides” to avoid violence in Hong Kong, while calling for political tolerance.“Societies are best served when diverse political views are respected and can be freely and peacefully expressed. The United States urges all sides to refrain from violence,” the official said on condition of anonymity.Trump has so far been muted on the growing unrest in Hong Kong, saying it is an internal affair for China, while acknowledging that the protesters “are looking for democracy.” The semi-autonomous southern Chinese city has endured weeks of protests triggered by a government bid to introduce a law that would have allowed extraditions to mainland China.The demonstrations evolved into a movement for deeper democratic reforms and an end to eroding freedoms. (AFP) POST A COMMENT RELATED ARTICLES US to deny citizenship to immigrants who use public benefits Aug 13, 2019 0 407 Trump administration weakens endangered species law Aug 13, 2019 0 360 US would enthusiastically support a UK choice for no-deal Brexit: Bolton Aug 13, 2019 0 356 Norway mosque shooting suspect to remain in custody for four weeks Stockholm: The Norwegian man accused of carrying out a shooting at a mosque near Oslo at the weekend will be held in pre-trial detention for the maximum period of four weeks, a court says, ruling in the prosecutors’ favour. .. Italy recalls Senate as no-confidence vote looms Rome: Italy’s political crisis edged forward on Monday after party leaders decided to recall the Senate to vote on a timetable that could include a no-confidence vote and spell the end of the populist coalition. .. Greece calls on EU for fairer distribution of migrants Athens: Greece on Monday called on the EU for a fairer sharing of the migrant burden amid deep concern over a sharp increase in arrivals on some islands in recent weeks. “Since July 7, there has not been a single day without .. French ministers call for local investigation into Epstein activities Paris (dpa) - Two French ministers on Monday called for an investigation in France into the activities of Jeffrey Epstein, a US financier and convicted sex offender who was found dead in his New York prison cell in what .. Brazil’s Bolsonaro warns of Argentine refugee crisis if Macri loses REUTERS RIO DE JANEIRO Right-wing Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro warned on Monday that his country could see a wave of migrants fleeing Argentina if a presidential election there returns leftist politicians to ..