Hello! Here’s what you need to know on Monday.
1. The US and Japan have confirmed they will increase pressure on North Korea in cooperation with South Korea. The leaders of all three countries are set to meet at the Group of 20 summit meeting held in Hamburg, Germany later this week.
2. US president Donald Trump has tweeted a video of him body slamming and punching “CNN” along with the hashtags “#FraudNewsCNN #FNN”. In response to the video, Trump’s homeland security adviser lauded the president’s ability to communicate with voters and said his tweet “certainly not” a threat, rather he “has a right” to respond to cable news platforms that he views are unfair to him.
3. The UK has taken a “historic step” to withdraw from the London Fisheries Convention. The agreement, which aligned with the EU Common Fisheries Policy, allowed Dutch, Irish, French, German and Belgian vessels to fish within six and 12 nautical miles of UK coastline.
4. At least 8 people are injured after a gunmen opened fire outside a mosque in Avignon in France. The attackers are reportedly still at large. The incident is thought to have been sparked by a personal dispute and do not suspect it was related to terrorism.
5. Former Australian teacher Jeff Horn stuns Manny Pacquiao to claim world title. The match is being described as one of the biggest upsets in boxing history.
6. A US destroyer has sailed into South China Sea ahead of Trump’s call with Xi Jinping. The “freedom-of-navigation operation” is meant to challenge the competing claims of China, Taiwan and Vietnam for disputed islands in the region.
7. Iraq is close to a victory over Islamic State in Mosul. Authorities are planning a week of nationwide celebrations once the victory is officially declared.
8. France’s president vowed to “eradicate” those responsible for kidnapping a French hostage shown in a video posted online by an al Qaeda-linked militant group. Sophie Pétronin was kidnapped in the city of Gao in Mali in December.
9. China’s new Moon rocket failed in flight. The Long March-5 Y2 rocket was carrying what the government said was its heaviest ever satellite.
10. Saudi Arabia and three other Arab states have extended the deadline for Qatar to accept a list of demands or face further sanctions by 48 hours. The issue stems from accusations that Qatar funds extremism. It is the worst political crisis among Gulf countries in decades.
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