European Union foreign ministers agreed to toughen their strategy on China on Friday to counter Beijing's increasingly assertive diplomacy against a backdrop of concern about China's new security law for Hong Kong.
The S&P 500 and the Dow were set to open lower on Friday as investors braced for a U.S. response to China's national security law on Hong Kong, threatening to take the shine off another month of strong gains for Wall Street.
Officials from Hungary and South Korea held a minute's silence and threw white flowers onto the waters of the Danube on Friday, marking the first anniversary of a boat accident which killed 25 South Korean tourists and two Hungarian crew.
European Union governments expressed "grave concern" on Friday over China's security law for Hong Kong, the EU's top diplomat Josep Borrell said following a video meeting of the bloc's 27 foreign ministers.
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