Hello! Here’s what you need to know on Tuesday.
1. North Korea launched another ballistic missile. Tuesday’s launch came from an airfield in North Korea’s northwestern Phyongan province and is said to have landed in Japan’s Exclusive Economic Zone. The launch comes days after US president Donald Trump met with South Korean president Moon Jae-in in Washington, where they discussed North Korea’s provocations.
2. China and Russia aren’t happy about the idea of the US missile defense system in South Korea. China says the THAAD gravely harms the strategic security interests of China, Russia and other countries in the region. Meanwhile the US and South Korea say it is solely aimed at defending the South from North Korea.
3. A man has been charged with plotting to assassinate French president Emmanuel Macron. A 23-year-old man self-described nationalist has been charged with plotting to kill Macron at the Bastille Day parade in Paris on July 14.
4. Angela Merkel has stopped referring to the US as a “friend” in her reelection program. The words “friend” and “friendship” are missing from the latest election program which Merkel and CSU leader Horst Seehofer presented on Monday ahead of a September 24 election.
5. Russia is pushing the Trump administration to return its seized diplomatic compounds. The Kremlin says its patience with the US’s plan to return the Russian Embassy’s compounds is running out. Trump and Russian president Vladimir Putin are expected to have their first meeting on the sidelines of the G-20 summit, in Germany on Friday and Saturday.
6. New Jersey governor Chris Christie enjoyed a day at the beach despite shutting down it down after the government failed to reach a budget compromise. His response? “Well, I’m sorry they’re not the governor,” he said.
7. Amazon and Google share prices were reported down more than 80% after test data went live. Nasdaq says it is investigating how wildly inaccurate share price information for a range of major US tech stocks went live on large consumer information services, including Bloomberg’s trading platform as well as Google Finance and Yahoo Finance.
8. Shanghai is developing a facial recognition system to identify jaywalkers. Authorities hope the new system will help to name and shame pedestrians who cross the road on a red light. Once a person has been identified, his or her photo will be published on a bus stop near where the offense was committed.
9. Japan revealed plans to put the first Japanese astronaut on the surface of the moon by 2030. It will be the first time Japan has attempted to send its astronauts beyond the International Space Station.
10. Boxing champion Manny Pacquiao’s shocking loss to former Australian schoolteacher Jeff Horn could bode well for Conor McGregor. McGregor is due to face Floyd Mayweather for a mega-fight this August, and the odds are looking strikingly similar to that for the PacHorn fight. It also may serve as a warning to any bettors looking to put too much money down on Mayweather thinking he’s a lock to win.
BONUS: Adele cancels final tour dates. With two remaining tour dates at England’s Wembley Stadium, Adele has pulled out due to damaged vocal chords.
You can get 10 things straight to your inbox each afternoon by entering your details in the form below.