Date: Wednesday, 14-August-2019, 10:30 AM | Message # 1
RT America Published on Aug 14, 2019
All international flights out of Hong Kong have been canceled due to ongoing protests. RT America's Sara Montes de Oca reports live from the Hong Kong International Airport. Meanwhile, the US withdrawal from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty has set the stage for a renewed arms race. The United States has turned to the Asia-Pacific region in search of a country willing to host its missiles. But China warns it will respond with countermeasures if the US doesn’t retreat. Iran warns that a US-led international military coalition in the Strait of Hormuz would only increase the "risk of combustion" in the oil-rich region. Plus, the US Environmental Protection Agency has ordered officials in Newark, New Jersey, to deliver bottled drinking water to residents who are at risk of exposure to lead contaminating the city’s water supply. Anthony Diaz, activist and a co-founder of the Newark Water Coalition, shares his insights.