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Hello! Here’s what’s happening on Tuesday.
1. Fifty-eight Palestinians died in clashes with Israeli forces in Gaza. More than 2,700 protesters were injured by the Israeli army, contrasting with the celebratory mood in Jerusalem where the US opened its new embassy.
2. Turkey and South Africa recalled diplomats from Israel in response to the embassy move. European foreign ministries also condemned the move and said it violates international law.
3. A top North Korean defector predicted Kim Jong Un will never give up his nuclear weapons. But he said the regime might be looking into tourism projects near coastal areas.
4. President Donald Trump’s decision to reverse sanctions on China’s ZTE is part of a larger trade agreement. Trump reportedly pledged to help the telecom giant in exchange for China not imposing tariffs on US agricultural products like pork and wine.
5. Poisoned ex-spy Sergei Skripal provided secret intelligence briefings to European agencies about Russia. Skripal and his daughter Yulia were poisoned with a nerve agent earlier this year.
6. Malaysia’s new prime minister expects to soon lay charges against his predecessor Najib Razak. The government is investigating Najib’s role in a multi-billion-dollar scandal linked to the state investment fund 1MDB.
7. Australia is investigating claims that Google unknowingly harvests data from Android users. A Google spokesman said the company has users’ permission to collect data.
8. A Tesla Model S driver who collided with a fire department vehicle was using Autopilot at the time. This is the latest in a series of Tesla crashes in recent months involving the company’s semi-autonomous driving Autopilot feature.
9. Gap become the latest company to apologize to China over use of an “incorrect map.” Gap said it respects the “sovereignty and territorial integrity of China” but is still selling the shirt on its US site.
10. A Facebook app developer said the company is underplaying the risk of another Cambridge Analytica data scandal. The developer said Facebook’s relaxed approach to privacy means it is vulnerable to further data breaches.