1. ATTACK KILLS 15 AT SOUTHERN THAILAND
Gunmen fired at security personnel at checkpoints in Thailand’s insurgency-wracked south, killing 15 volunteer officers and wounding five others.
Col. Kiattisak Neewong said, some of the attackers may have been injured in an exchange of gunfire during the attack late Tuesday night.
Pol. Col. Thaweesak Thongsongsi, a superintendent in a Yala police station, said nails had been scattered on a highway to disable vehicles entering Yala.
2. LAWMAKER STABBED WHILE CAMPAIGNING
An anti-government supporter stabbed and wounded a pro-Beijing Hong Kong lawmaker who was campaigning for local elections.
The government condemned the attack against Junius Ho and said police arrested the assailant.
A police official, who requested anonymity as he isn’t authorized to make statements, says Ho, his assistant and the attacker were hospitalized.
The man kept hurling abuses at Ho, calling him ‘human scum’.
3. BOOSTS MULTILATERALISM, FREE TRADE
Chinese leader Xi Jinping hailed a visit by French President Emmanuel Macron as giving a boost to multilateralism and free trade.
Xi said the two leaders had "sent a strong signal to the world about steadfastly upholding multilateralism and free trade, as well as working together to build open economies."
In his remarks, Macron said China and the European Union must "build a stable partnership on the big questions of the world in a world that is more and more destabilized."