Hello! Here’s what’s happening on Tuesday.
1. Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has been accused of witness tampering. The claim was made in a court filing by special counsel Robert Mueller.
2. Iran will inform the UN nuclear watchdog on Tuesday of its plans to boost its uranium enrichment capacity. Iran’s Supreme Leader ordered preparations to increase enrichment capacity for if the 2015 nuclear deal falls apart.
3. The FBI arrested a former defence intelligence officer on suspicion of spying for China. Ron Rockwell Hansen had top secret security clearance and allegedly received $US800,000 from China.
4. Jordan’s prime minister resigned after thousands protested tax hikes. Protests began last week in the capital of Amman against austerity measures aimed at tackling the nation’s growing debt.
5. Starbucks chairman Howard Schultz is stepping down. There are rumours he is preparing for a presidential run.
6. Apple unveiled its new software roadmap in its biggest conference of the year. Among the other announcements: personalised emojis, new privacy controls and anti-distraction features.
7. Australia’s official airline changed the way it referred to Taiwan. Qantas will refer to Taiwan as a province of China rather than a country after pressure from Beijing.
8. Japan is punishing 20 officials in a cronyism scandal that has plagued Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Finance Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso has volunteered to give up a year’s salary in response.
9. Airbnb properties in Sydney, Australia, will be capped at 180 rental days each year. Some argue Airbnb and casual renting has put pressure on the local property market.
10. NASA is extending its $US1 billion Jupiter mission to 2021.Juno has orbited the giant planet for nearly two years, returning dazzling images of colossal storms and chaotic cloud bands.
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