Hello! Here’s what you need to know on Tuesday.
1. Donald Trump has delayed his visit to the UK until 2018. The US President was originally scheduled for a state visit to Britain last month, but it was delayed until later in the year following protests. The two countries were unable to agree a date in 2017, and are “now looking at dates next year” for a possible state visit.
2. A former Watergate prosecutor believes Donald Trump Jr.’s meeting with a Russian lawyer was collusion. Jill Wine-Banks was commenting on the bombshell New York Times report that Trump Jr. was told in an email that the information he was receiving was part of a Russian strategy to assist his father’s presidential campaign.
3. A Conservative MP has been suspended after she used the term “n*****r in the woodpile”. Anne Marie Morris made the reference while talking on a panel of eurosceptic MPs about the prospect of UK leaving the EU without a deal. Prime minister Theresa May told party whips to suspend her.
4. Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull wants a free trade deal with the UK as soon as it leaves the EU. “We will move as quickly as the UK is able to move,” Turnbull said after meeting with British PM Theresa May in London. May said a deal between the two nations was a priority. The trade relationship is worth around $AU18 billion (£10.5 bn).
5. Amazon.com Inc has gained approval to sell food and groceries in India. The global e-commerce giant is expected to spend around $500 million to build its retail food supply chain in the world’s second most populous nation, as it battles local rival Flipkart, India’s biggest online store.
6. Secret agreements made by Qatar with its Gulf neighbors explain the spectacular falling out between the Arab countries. Qatar stands accused of breaking the deals in 2013 and 2014, which bar support for opposition and hostile groups in those nations, plus Egypt and Yemen. The details of the agreements were leaked to CNN.
7. All 16 people aboard a US military air tanker were killed in a crash in Mississippi on Monday. A Marine Corps spokesperson said that the aircraft “experienced a mishap,” believed to be structural failure at 20,000 feet. The debris was scattered in a radius of 5 miles and all 16 bodies were reportedly recovered from the crash site.
8. Crypto-currency Ethereum has crashed below $US200. It’s now lost around 20% in a day, while Bitcoin also around 6.5% lower.
9. Hitler’s abandoned Nazi resort is being turned into luxury apartments. Work on the world’s largest tourist resort, 5km long (3 miles) on beachfront on the island of Rügen, started in 1936, but war intervened and it was never completed. German real-estate company Metropole Marketing bought the rights to refurbish the site, which could hold up to 20,000 residents, with a 2022 completion date.
10. How big is Tesla’s Gigafactory in Reno, Nevada? THIS BIG!
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