China on Friday threatened the US with unspecified "countermeasures" if it follows through with a planned sale of F-16s fighter jets to Taiwan – the first of what will likely be many repercussions for the US administration's military support for Taiwan that Beijing views as part of its territory, usnews.com reported.
China threatens Trump over F-16 sale to Taiwan
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un once again supervised a "new weapon" launch, state media said Saturday, ahead of next week's visit to Seoul by the US envoy to Pyongyang.
North Korea's Kim supervised 'new weapon' test again: KCNA
The US Commerce Department is expected to extend a reprieve given to Huawei Technologies that permits the Chinese firm to buy supplies from US companies so that it can service existing customers, two sources familiar with the situation said.
Sources: US set to give Huawei another 90 days to buy from American suppliers
China’s central bank unveiled a key interest rate reform on Saturday to help steer borrowing costs lower for companies and support a slowing economy that has been hurt by a trade war with the US.
China unveils rate reform to steer funding costs lower for firms
At least four people have been killed in an explosion that rocked a mosque near Quetta, the provincial capital of Pakistan’s restive province of Balochistan.
Explosion in Pakistan mosque kills 4 people
People in Kashmir say authorities barred them from entering mosques for Friday prayers as India continues its security clampdown over the Muslim-majority Himalayan region.
Indian armoured vehicles bar Kashmiris from entering mosques for Friday prayers
North Korea fired what appeared to be two short-range missiles into the sea on Friday and launched a scathing attack on calls for dialogue from South Korean President Moon Jae-in, rejecting further peace talks with Seoul.
North Korea ‘fires missiles’, rejects further talks with South
Indonesia’s crackdown on imported foreign waste has upset the village of Bangun, where residents say they earn more money sorting through piles of garbage than growing rice in once-lush paddy fields.
Cash for trash: Indonesia village banks on waste recycling
Pakistan says “unprovoked firing” by India across the heavily militarized de facto border in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir has killed three soldiers and two civilians in separate incidents.
Pakistan says five killed by Indian fire in Kashmir flare-up
China says unidentified foreign forces are instigating violent protest rallies in Hong Kong, warning them that Beijing has noticed their “conniving” attempts and that they only inflict damage on themselves.
China warns foreign forces against fomenting violent protests in Hong Kong

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