The 10 most important things in the world right now

2018 Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival Weekend on April 14, 2018 in Indio, California. Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Coachella

Hello! Here’s what’s happening on Tuesday.

1. US President Donald Trump reportedly halted new sanctions against Russia. United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley originally said new sanctions would be announced yesterday.

2. Instead, Trump is considering another round of trade action against China. The move is reportedly in response to China’s limitations on US tech companies.

3. France is building its own encrypted messaging app so its president stops using Telegram. The popular app was made by a Russian entrepreneur and Russia recently tried to gain access to its users’ messages.

4. China wants to catch foreign spies with an English site. Last year, China launched a military website to report leaks and fake news but that site was only available in Chinese, indicating the country’s desire to target foreigners.

5. Jamie Oliver’s Australian restaurant group has collapsed. The company went into voluntary administration less than 12 months after the celebrity chef relaunched his six local restaurants.

6. Syrian air defences reportedly responded to new missile attacks. Syrian state media is widely believed to exaggerate their claims of shooting down incoming missiles and did not identify who fired the reported missiles on Monday evening.

7. Myanmar’s new president will free over 8,000 prisoners in an amnesty. The government said the move would bring peace and announced the pardon “for the sake of humanitarian support.”

8. Critics said Facebook is using “manipulative” tactics to get users to agree to facial recognition. Facebook’s request comes ahead of sweeping new privacy regulations in the EU that will require companies to explicitly get consent to obtain user data.

9. Tesla has temporarily shut down its Model 3 assembly line.The company said the pause will help improve automation and bottlenecks in the production of its first entry-level electric car.

10. SpaceX got approval to build Mars spaceships in Los Angeles from the city’s mayor. Elon Musk’s company applied for permission to build a 200,000-square-foot factory at a port site called Berth 240.

And finally…

Satellite photos show what Syrian sites looked like before and after the US-led strikes.

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