Dozens of men clad in white t-shirts and wielding sticks attacked train passengers after a pro-democracy rally in Hong Kong on Sunday. Photo: Jacpoludek on Twitter
Mueller has evidence, Hammond will resign, Khan to meet Trump, plus a sports roundup. Delano’s breakfast briefing.
Dozens injured in Hong Kong train station attack
Authorities and the opposition Democratic Party in Hong Kong are investigating an attack by a group of men on passengers in the Yuen Long station in Hong Kong, the BBC reports. The attack, which Reuters suggests could have been carried out by Triad members, followed the latest pro-democracy rally in the centre of Hong Kong, where riot police had fired tear gas and rubber bullets at protesters. While the government condemned the attack, it also severely criticised the “outrageous, violent acts” by protestors, The Guardian says.
House Judiciary Committee chairman Jerrold Nadler told Fox News on Sunday that he believes Robert Mueller has “very substantial evidence that the president is guilty of high crime and misdemeanors”. Nadler will ask Mueller to present that evidence at a congressional hearing on Wednesday, Reuters reports.
Zelensky consolidates power in Ukraine
Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky's Servant of the People party looks set to have polled well enough to consolidate its power in parliament, the BBC reports. The former TV star’s party could form a government with a coalition partner, possibly the Voice party headed by rock star Sviatoslav Vakarchuk, according to Euronews.
Hammond will resign if Johnson wins
The UK chancellor Philp Hammond used an interview with the BBC on Sunday to announce that he plans to resign on Wednesday if, as expected, Boris Johnson wins the leadership of the Conservative party and replaces Theresa May as prime minister. Hammond said he could not serve under Johnson, who will demand his cabinet commit to leaving the EU on 31 October, even if no deal is in place.
Portugal tackles wildfires, arson suspect arrested
“Avengers: Endgame” has earned $2.79 billion at the global box office, according to Disney, and has now beaten “Avatar” as the highest grossing film of all time, CNBC reports.
Today’s breakfast briefing was written by Duncan Roberts