The Chinese government said Tuesday it plans to impose new tariffs on $60 billion in U.S. exports, prompting President Trump to reiterate a threat to punch back by hitting Chinese goods worth more than four times that much.
Russia blamed Israel on Tuesday for the loss of a reconnaissance plane downed accidentally by Syrian forces reacting to a raid by Israeli jet fighters, but leaders of the two countries quickly worked to defuse further tensions, underscoring the desire of regional powers to prevent escalation.
The German government is replacing a top intelligence official less than two weeks after he made comments that appeared to play down far-right violence at the margins of recent anti-immigration protests.
Hong Kong’s government agreed, in a step toward greater recognition of gay rights, to grant dependency visas to foreigners in same-sex unions, a move long sought by multinational companies.
North Korea agreed to allow outside inspectors to visit its missile test site and said it would be open to decommissioning its nuclear-enrichment facility.
The United Nations said leaders of Myanmar’s military should be prosecuted for genocide of the Rohingya minority in a landmark report that criticized the world body’s own agencies for not doing enough to confront the government over human rights.
A member of Pussy Riot, a Russian punk group that has drawn the spotlight for its anti-Kremlin protests, was likely poisoned with an unknown substance, according to German doctors, the latest in a string of similar cases involving critics of the Kremlin.
Imran Khan’s new Pakistan government introduced emergency budget measures just weeks after coming into office, introducing spending cuts and tax increases to grapple with budget and trade deficits.
The race to succeed ECB chief Mario Draghi presents Berlin with a stark choice: Back its German candidate, a foe of Mr. Draghi’s bond-buying program, or concede that once-unorthodox monetary tools are here to stay.
Jonathan Lai, who led many of Tencent Holdings’ investments into digital entertainment startups, has left the China-based company.