The Star – Toronto, Canada
U.S. Defence Secretary Mark Esper said he believes the U.S. can reduce its force in Afghanistan to 8,600 without hurting the counterterrorism fight against al-Qaida and IS, but that any withdrawal would happen as part of a peace agreement with the Taliban.
A Honduras family seeking asylum crossed the border separately, hoping to improve the chance that they all would be allowed into the country legally. U.S. immigration officials decided otherwise.
As the movement wraps up its fourth month, Hong Kong protesters flooded the city’s streets setting up roadblocks and tossing fire bombs in defiance of a ban by authorities on their march.