By KEITH BRADSHER
HONG KONG — Tens of thousands of people have joined large street protests against the Beijing-backed government in Hong Kong, pressing for more democracy.
By HIROKO TABUCHI
TOKYO — Prime Minister Shinzo Abe portrayed the trade pact with the United States and other nations as Japan’s “last chance” to remain an economic power in Asia.
By THOM SHANKER, DAVID E. SANGER and MARTIN FACKLER.
WASHINGTON — The Pentagon will deploy more missile interceptors on the Pacific Coast to counter the growing reach of North Korea’s weapons, a decision accelerated by Pyongyang’s recent belligerence.