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Police in Hong Kong have arrested more than 200 demonstrators, while at least 17 people were injured in clashes between police and protesters in the city.
The police said in a statement that they arrested people for participating in riots and accused of possessing weapons and damage to property and wearing masks, adding that 118 incendiary bottles were confiscated.
The Hong Kong government condemned the actions of protesters who blocked roads, threw stones and Molotov cocktails and set fires on fire.
The protesters also stormed the headquarters of the official Xinhua news agency.
Police used tear gas, rubber bullets and water cannons to disperse the protesters.
Protests and clashes have been going on in Hong Kong since last summer, when the largely autonomous city authorities passed a law allowing extradition to courts outside Hong Kong for trial.
Despite the authorities reversing their decision and withdrawing the law that sparked the protests, demonstrations continue.
Documents presented in the city of St. Petersburg, including the assessment of the Soviet intelligence service "KGB" of Russian President Vladimir Putin during his tenure in his ranks.
The central archive of historical and political documents in St. Petersburg declassified documents on top Russian officials, including an assessment by the KGB of the Russian State Security Committee (KGB) of Russian President Vladimir Putin during his tenure.
Putin has been on the KGB record since joining the Soviet Union in 1975 and was 23 years old.
According to the KGB assessment, Vladimir Putin "is characterized by his executive capabilities, discipline and integrity, and has been involved in skills improvement activities and always seeks to raise his profile."
The KGB reports describe Putin as having "moral cohesion", his influence among his colleagues, and in his spare time he practiced judo and sambo.
Copies of the KGB assessment documents of Putin and two other politicians, the former mayors of St. Petersburg, Valentina Matviyenko and Gregory Poltavchenko, were made available at the St. Petersburg Exhibition dedicated to the 90th anniversary of the Central Archives.
Source: Red Star Newspaper
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea on Thursday spotted two North Korean missiles firing into the Sea of Japan, saying their type had not yet been determined.
The South Korean Defense Ministry said in a statement: "The two missiles were fired from Pyongan-Namdo province ... The ministry is monitoring the possibility of a new missile launch."
Earlier in the day, the South Korean defense said it would keep its troops on alert against the backdrop of North Korea's launch of an unspecified missile towards the Sea of Japan. .
For its part, the Japanese Defense Ministry issued a statement saying: "North Korea fired a missile, possibly a ballistic missile ... We believe that this missile did not reach the territory of our country, and will fall outside the exclusive economic zone of the country."
North Korea announced on October 3 that it had successfully tested a new ballistic missile in the context of strengthening its defenses and facing any threats.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has stepped up criticism of the ruling Chinese Communist Party, saying Beijing is focusing on international hegemony and must be tackled.
Pompeo said Thursday that the United States has always cherished its friendship with the Chinese people, adding that the communist government is not the Chinese people.
"They are looking for and using methods that create challenges for the United States and the world. We all need to face these challenges, face to face," he said at a dinner at the Hudson Research Institute in New York.
Pompeo added: "It is no longer reasonable to ignore the fundamental differences between our systems and the impact of these differences in the two systems on US national security."
The remarks came as the Trump administration said it still expected to sign next month the first phase of an agreement to end a bitter trade war with China, despite Chile's withdrawal on Wednesday from hosting the APEC trade summit, where officials were The Americans hope the agreement will be signed there.
Last week, US Vice President Mike Pence attacked China's record on "human rights, trade and Beijing's methods of expanding its global influence."
Speaking with great confidence, Dickie Porthwick, who will celebrate his 84th birthday in November, speaks with confidence that he can play in the green rectangle for 90 minutes.
In an interview with SportBible, Porthwick said: "I'm as hard as a rock, and I really love football."
The 80-year-old is known as Britain's oldest footballer, and many argue that he is Britain's most retired physically fit.
In the back garden of his home in Weymouth, Dorset, south-west England, and retired engineer, Porthwick is not playing for any club. His enthusiasm for returning to football stadiums, where he left fingerprints for decades.
Sadako Ogata, 92, a former senior UN official who was the first and only woman to serve as the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, has died.
Ogata is best known for wearing a helmet and a bullet-proof vest during her field trips.
"Ogata died on October 22," Japanese government officials said, but announced her death on Tuesday.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said: "It has always been sympathetic to those who suffer."
Her tenure in office during the 1990s coincided with the genocide in Rwanda and the ethnic conflict in the former Yugoslavia.
Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said: "The first ranks on humanitarian issues such as poverty, refugees and conflicts have shown top leadership."
"We would like to express our deepest respect and pray for her soul."
The UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, praised Ogata for her work.
Russian President Vladimir Putin and heads of Middle Eastern churches will meet in the Hungarian capital today to discuss ways to protect Christians and their presence in the region, the Kremlin said.
Russian Presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters that President Putin will meet with heads of Christian churches in the Middle East during a lightning visit to Budapest on Wednesday.
He explained that this meeting was organized in Budapest at the end of the Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban.
"Russia is doing a lot to protect Christian churches in the Middle East ... I have done a lot for this in Syria as well. This meeting will be interesting" in the direction of protecting Christians and the Christian church in the Middle East.
He also said that Putin would be slammed at the International Judo Federation headquarters in Budapest and late on Wednesday he would travel to the Russian city of Kaliningrad, where he has an intensive work program on internal affairs there on Thursday.