Hong Kong police fire tear gas as protests descend into chaos

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong police fired tear gas to disperse protesters in chaotic scenes late on Sunday as anger over an extradition bill morphs into a fresh front against what many see as a broader erosion of freedoms by the city’s political masters in Beijing. Thousands of protesters descended on China’s representative office…

Mueller report shows evidence Trump committed crimes, House Judiciary chairman says

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The top Democrat on the U.S. House Judiciary Committee said Sunday he believes there is “substantial evidence” that President Donald Trump committed high crimes and misdemeanors, and he plans to ask former Special Counsel Robert Mueller to present those facts at a congressional hearing on Wednesday. “The report presents very substantial evidence…

Oman urges Iran to release seized tanker

DUBAI (Reuters) – Oman urged Iran on Sunday to release the British-flagged tanker Stena Impero, which it seized on Friday, and said it was in contact with all concerned to ensure the safety of commercial vessels. Oman also called on all parties to exercise restraint and resolve differences diplomatically, Oman’s foreign ministry said on Twitter.…