President Trump said on Saturday that he had canceled a secret meeting at Camp David with Taliban leaders and the president of Afghanistan and was calling off monthslong negotiations that had appeared to be nearing a peace agreement. “If they cannot agree to a ceasefire during these very important peace talks, and would even kill 12 innocent people, then they probably don’t have the power to negotiate a meaningful agreement anyway,” Mr. Trump added.
Britain’s Parliament will be suspended for a month on Monday night as Prime Minister Boris Johnson tries every possible tactic to ensure the country leaves the European Union as planned on October 31. Parliamentary business will stop after Monday’s session, the prime minister’s office confirmed, meaning that lawmakers can’t sit, debate or pass laws until October 14. This means less time for Johnson’s opponents to stop his Brexit plan.
Pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong are appealing to President Donald Trump for help as they march near the US consulate general in the city. Some are carrying banners reading, “President Trump, please save Hong Kong” and “Make Hong Kong great again”. Sunday’s crowd waved US flags and chanted pleas for the US to “liberate” Hong Kong from China. China has consistently warned other countries not to interfere.
Two heatwaves that hit France this summer claimed more than 1,500 more lives, health minister Agnes Buzyn has said. This year’s heatwaves hit France in June and July, with a new record temperature of 46 degrees Celsius (114.8 degrees Fahrenheit) recorded in the south on 28 June. The toll was significantly lower than the disastrous summer of 2003, when an estimated 15,000 people died during an August heatwave.
Two days after Hurricane Dorian swept through Atlantic Canada, hundreds of thousands of people still have no power, leaving schools and some businesses closed Monday. The Category 2 hurricane made landfall near Sambro, N.S., on Saturday, taking down power lines and trees across the region, and leaving a mess for power utility crews. A total of 211,000 Nova Scotia Power customers remained in the dark Monday morning, as of 6 a.m. AT.