Italian President Sergio Mattarella accepted the resignation of Giuseppe Conte, the Chairman of the Council of Ministers. “The president of the republic took note of the resignation and asked the government to take care of completing the current tasks,” the office of the Italian head of state said on Tuesday evening, August 20, after Conte visited Mattarella at his official residence, the Quirinale Palace in Rome.
Protests in Hong Kong
During clashes with radical protesters in Hong Kong, 15 law enforcement officers were injured, and nearly 30 people were detained, according to a police release.
Anti-government protests continued in Hong Kong on Sunday as police used tear gas to disperse the crowd, as well as water cannons to clear the barricades set up by demonstrators.
In the French city Biarritz, the annual summit of the heads of state from Great Britain, Germany, Italy, Canada, USA, France and Japan took place.
Participants discussed the Iran nuclear deal, the geopolical situation in Libya, the Hong Kong protests, the fires in the Brazilian Amazon and, of course, trade relations.