Hello! Here’s what’s happening on Monday.
1. Interpol says its chief resigned as the agency’s president after being reported missing. Beijing announced Meng Hongwei was under investigation in China for unspecified legal violations.
2. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said “significant progress” was made with North Korea during his visit to Pyongyang. Pompeo admitted that significant work remains to be done as denuclearization talks have stalled.
3. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Britain would be welcomed to the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal after Brexit. The TPP is a trade agreement between 11 countries, and the US withdrew from the deal last year.
4. Turkish investigators reportedly believe a Saudi journalist was killed in a “preplanned murder” at the kingdom’s Istanbul consulate. Jamal Khashoggi entered the Saudi consulate last week and has not been seen since.
5. 5,000 people may still be missing in Indonesia following a devastating tsunami and earthquake. The country’s disaster agency announced the search for survivors would end Thursday, despite fears that scores of people still remain buried under heaps of rubble and mud.
6. Twenty people are dead after a limousine collided with a parked SUV in upstate New York. Eighteen of the victims were inside the limo, and the remaining two were pedestrians.
7. Taylor Swift endorsed two Democratic candidates running for office in Tennessee. Swift said she was spurred to speak out in opposition of Republican congresswoman Marsha Blackburn, who’s running for a US Senate seat.
8. The wife of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is on trial for misusing state funds. Sara Netanyahu denies any wrongdoing and faces up to five years in prison.
9. A UN report predicts the world is inching towards catastrophe unless greenhouse gas emissions are reduced by 2030.The report added that world leaders would need to take “unprecedented” steps to prevent global warming from rising 1.5 degrees Celsius.
10. An Australian spider has been shown to kill cancer cells. The funnel-web spider has been found to kill both human melanoma cells and a type of cancer that affects Tasmanian Devils.
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