Hello! Here’s what you need to know on Tuesday.
1. It looks like the US healthcare reform bill is dead. Two Republican senators effectively delivered the death blow to the legislation on Monday night, throwing into doubt the future of Republican effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. US president Donald Trump has since urged lawmakers to start over on the bill.
2. Brexit Secretary David Davis has called on both sides in negotiations on the UK’s departure from the European Union to “get down to business”. Davis, who is in Brussels to launch the second round of formal talks, says his priority was to “lift the uncertainty” for EU citizens living in the UK and Britons living in the EU.
3. Only a fraction of the cash and donated items for the Grenfell victims has actually reached them. Less than 10 tonnes of the more than 170 tonnes of donated items collected for the residents who lost their homes has been offered to them.
4. The British royals have a five-day diplomacy tour of Poland and Germany. Prince William has hailed the “warmth” of Polish-British ties at a Warsaw reception alongside his wife Kate to while in Poland.
5. The US is lifting the laptop ban placed on passengers on Saudi Arabian Airlines. It is the last carrier still under the restrictions imposed on nine airlines, most of which were Middle Eastern carriers.
6. Italian firefighters fought more than 1,000 wildfires on Monday amid high temperatures and drought, including three near Rome’s beach neighborhood of Ostia.
7. Australian Justine Damond’s shooting death by Minneapolis police has been ruled a homicide. The medical examiner who conducted the post mortem on the 40-year-old bride-to-be said she “died of a gunshot wound of the abdomen” at around 11.51pm.
8. Australia has centralised its national security agencies following the increasing threat of terrorism. The super-ministry called Home Affairs will be based on the UK’s Home Office rather than a US-style Department of Homeland Security.
9. Chinese mall installs man caves for husbands to hang out in while their wives shop. Global Harbour, Shanghai’s largest mall, recently launched four “husband rest hatches” where long-suffering boyfriends and husbands can put their feet up and play computer games while their significant others shop.
10. Netflix soared past growth targets with more than 5 million new subscribers, and the stock just hit an all-time high.
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