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  • The country is also giving the city’s residents a pathway to staying permanently in response to China’s decision to impose new national-security legislation, a move likely to further inflame tensions with Beijing.
  • Carbon emissions sank when factories were shut down, planes grounded and cars parked, as people stayed home to slow the spread of the coronavirus, but they are now rebounding fast as economies reopen.
  • Inside one of the world’s toughest lockdowns, a glittering trade for illicit product is booming. In recent months, record amounts of gold from the conflict zones of Eastern Congo have been smuggled across the border with Uganda before being shipped to international markets.
  • Presidents Donald Trump and Andrés Manuel López Obrador of Mexico proclaimed their friendship while pledging to work together as neighbors on migration, trade and efforts to counter drug trafficking.
  • The U.K. government announced up to $38 billion in fresh stimulus measures intended to boost the country’s economy as it exits lockdown, a path that is also being considered by other rich nations.
  • The Jalisco New Generation Cartel has become Mexico’s most powerful criminal organization, dominating the trade in fentanyl and methamphetamines and protecting its business by attacking Mexican security forces and public servants directly.