This Wednesday, Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam withdraws her controversial extradition bill; UK PM Johnson’s opponents in Parliament defeat him, and he promises new elections should more defeats occur; the scale of Hurricane Dorian’s devastation in the Bahamas emerges; Saudi Arabia boosts troop levels in Yemen as tensions rise; and Walmart moves to limit ammunition sales and discourage "open carry” of guns in its stores.
This Tuesday, Hurricane Dorian smashes the Bahamas; Boris Johnson faces showdown in Parliament; North Korea gains ground against US defenses in the region; Carrie Lam denies tendering resignation; and US to withdraw 5,000 troops from Afghanistan & close bases, per negotiator.
More: Catastrophe in Bahamas: Up 13,000 houses hit (Axios)
More: Huawei plans high-end phone launch under cloud of Google ban (Reuters)
This Friday, Hong Kong arrests key activists, judge rejects temporary ban on Parliament shutdown, Hurricane Dorian bears down on Florida, India ratchets up security in Kashmir, raising tensions; and sick migrants receiving lifesaving care can now be deported.
America's worker deserts (Axios)
This Thursday, India’s top court to review Kashmir status change; EPA rolls back methane emissions standards; Brazil bans Amazon forest clearance fires for 60 days; China sends new troops into Hong Kong; and Parliament’s suspension challenged in court as Scottish Conservative leader resigns in protest.
India’s top court to examine change in Kashmir’s status (Washington Post)
Myanmar to join US-Asean maritime drills despite sanctions (South China Morning Post)
China’s spies are on the offensive (The Atlantic)
This Wednesday, the UK’s Parliament is suspended until mid-October in controversial move by PM Johnson; Sackler family held accountable over role in fueling opioid crisis; deadly explosions target Gaza Hamas police checkpoints; Brazil governors push Bolsonaro to accept fires aid; and Japan says North Korea missiles could penetrate missile defense shield.
Update: Parliament to be suspended in September (BBC)
Vietnam shuns Huawei as it seeks to build Southeast Asia’s first 5G network (South China Morning Post)
Iran president steps back from possible Trump talks (The Guardian)