China on Friday said it would impose sanctions on US companies involved in a potential arms sale worth $2.2 billion to Taiwan – a move that has infuriated Beijing.
China to impose sanctions on US firms in Taiwan arms sale
The US House of Representatives approved a measure Thursday that would force President Donald Trump to end US military support of Saudi Arabia's military operations in Yemen.
House votes to end US role in Yemen
Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta Friday announces his resignation following renewed scrutiny of his handling of a 2008 secret plea deal with wealthy financier Jeffrey Esptein, who is accused of sexually abusing dozens of underage girls.
Labor Secretary Acosta resigns amid Epstein deal scrutiny
A suicide bomber on foot targeted a wedding party in Afghanistan's eastern province of Nangarhar on Friday, killing at least five people and injuring 40, local officials said.
Suicide bomber kills five at Afghan wedding party
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in his message on World Population Day, July 11, said with 68 percent of the world population projected to live in urban areas by 2050, sustainable development and climate change will increasingly depend on the successful management of urban growth.
68% of world population to live in urban areas by 2050: UN Chief
Brazil's lower house of Congress approved a landmark overhaul of the country's pension system on Wednesday (July 10) by a far wider margin than predicted, delivering a resounding victory to the government in its quest to restore public finances to health.
Brazil lower house passes pension reforms, rallies follow
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif believes that the United States has been defeated politically as it could not make even a sentence of a statement at the IAEA against Iran.
Iran's FM Zarif: US experiences another political defeat at IAEA BoG
South Korea’s foreign minister told US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that Japan’s export curbs against Seoul are “undesirable”, the Foreign Ministry said on Thursday, as a trade row between the East Asian neighbors grows.
South Korea steps up effort to get US help in export row with Japan
Some 44 countries have so far applied for participating in the 32nd Children, Young Adults Film Festival slated to be held in Isfahan.
44 countries participating in Isfahan Children, Young Adults Film Festival
German Chancellor Angela Merkel insisted she was "very well", despite suffering her third trembling spell in less than a month on Wednesday that revived questions about her health.
Merkel says 'very well' despite third shaking spell

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