Chinese armed police truck convoy rolls into city near Hong Kong

A convoy of armed police trucks has been stationed at a sports centre in a mainland Chinese city bordering Hong Kong, adding to speculation online that Beijing could be preparing to intervene directly in the protests roiling the special administrative region. But a Beijing-based military expert said the movements were part of regular exercises and not cause for concern. Source South China Morning Post

Italian Senate called to set debate on Salvini’s election bid

Right-wing League leader Matteo Salvini’s drive for early elections in Italy hit a road bump on Monday with parliamentary party leaders failing to decide when the Senate should debate his no-confidence motion in the government. The deeply divided parliamentary chiefs ordered the full upper house Senate to break its summer recess on Tuesday to decide for itself on when to hold the vote, which looks set to trigger the downfall of Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte. Source Awissinfo