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World shares retreat on jitters over US bill on Hong Kong

BEIJING (AP) — Global shares declined Wednesday after the U.S. Senate passed a resolution supporting human rights in Hong Kong following months of increasingly violent protests. The resolution has added to worries over prospects for Beijing and Washington to resolve a tariff war that is hammering manufacturing in the world’s two biggest economies. Germany’s DAX lost 0.8% to 13,120 and the CAC 40 in France declined 0.4% to 5,885. The FTSE 100 in Britain lost 1.1% to 7,242. Wall Street was expected to extend losses, with the future contract for the Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.3% at 27,820 and that for the S P 500...

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