The U.S. Senate unanimously passed the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act on Tuesday, a month after the House of Representatives did so, paving the way for President Donald Trump to sign it. The bill will now head to conference committee to ensure that the House and Senate versions are identical before reading the president.The Hong Kong act would require regular reviews of the human rights situation in the city as a requirement for it to keep its special trade status with the United States, which has helped it maintain its status as one of the most important trade hubs in the world. It also provides measures to help Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters keep travel rights to the United States in the event that Hong Kong police fabricate a criminal record against them. Hong Kong has suffered months of unrest in light of increasingly belligerent attempts by the Chinese Communist Party to violate “One Country, Two Systems,” the policy that prevents China from taking away … [Read more...] about Senate Unanimously Passes Hong Kong Act, Bringing It One Step Closer to Law
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close Video Fox News Flash top headlines for Nov. 20 Fox News Flash top headlines for Nov. 20 are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com The U.S. Senate on Tuesday unanimously passed a bill meant to protect human rights in Hong Kong as a recent escalation in violence rocks the now five-month protest against Chinese control over the semi-autonomous city. HONG KONG SHOWDOWN: 100 PROTESTERS SURROUNDED BY POLICE AT UNIVERSITY The Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act, which was first introduced by Florida’s GOP Sen. Marco Rubio in June, gained support in recent days as police tightened their siege of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, where hundreds of young protesters remained holed up trying to evade arrest. The university turned into a battleground as protesters, who used gasoline bombs and even bows and arrows, battled police backed by armored cars and water cannons. Hundreds were arrested before the six-day … [Read more...] about Hong Kong bill passes US Senate as lawmakers aim to crack down on human rights violations
The son of former German president Richard von Weizsaecker was stabbed to death while he was giving a lecture at a hospital in Berlin where he worked as a head physician, police said Wednesday.A 57-year-old man is in custody after a man jumped up from the audience at the Schlosspark-Klinik and attacked Fritz von Weizsaecker with a knife on Tuesday evening. Another man who tried to stop the attack was seriously wounded.“We cannot yet say anything about the attacker’s motive,” said police spokesman Michael Gassen, adding that the suspect is still being questioned.Von Weizsaecker died at the scene despite immediate attention from colleagues. Advertisement The 59-year-old was the son of one of Germany’s most esteemed presidents, who was the country’s head of state — a largely ceremonial post — from 1984 to 1994. The former president died in 2015.Fritz von Weizaecker was one of the ex-president’s four children. His sister Beatrice von … [Read more...] about Son of former German president stabbed to death while giving lecture
close Video Protesters shut down Dr.Laffer's lecture Dr. Art Laffer, a former Reagan Economic Adviser, describes the scene at the State University of New York at Binghamton where liberal activists protested his economics In yet another attempt by young protesters to stifle free speech, students at Binghamton University shut down a lecture Tuesday by former Reagan administration economic adviser Art Laffer. The economist, a regular guest on Fox News Channel, was invited to speak about economics by the school's College Republicans. However, as soon as Laffer approached the podium, protesters with a bullhorn jumped up on desks shouting -- with the intent to shut down Laffer's speech. According to university officials, two of the protesters were arrested and Laffer and other students were immediately ushered out of the room. JEFF SESSIONS ESCORTED FROM NORTHWESTERN U. UNDER HEAVY SECURITY AMID 'CANCEL CULTURE' PROTEST Appearing on "Fox & Friends" … [Read more...] about Art Laffer shouted out of campus lecture by protesters: They ‘clearly don’t want free speech’
Nicolas Maduro speaks during a military parade on April 13, 2019 in Caracas, Venezuela. Photo: Marco Bello/Getty Images When Juan Guaidó, the leader of Venezuela’s National Assembly, declared Nicolás Maduro’s government illegitimate and claimed the presidency, he assured his backers abroad that the rank and file of the country’s armed forces were on his side and would turn on the regime in a matter of weeks, as his popular uprising gained momentum. That was in January. Nearly three months later, while Guaidó’s protest movement continues and about 1,500 Venezuelan soldiers have defected to neighboring countries, the pace of defections has slowed and the military remains solidly aligned with Maduro. For both Guaidó and the Trump administration, that’s a problem, because the military is the final guarantor of Maduro’s job security and will ultimately decide whether he stays or goes. So far, it seems to have decided that he stays, … [Read more...] about Venezuela’s Maduro Doesn’t Appear to Be Going Anywhere. What Now?