On Tuesday, a Chinese aircraft carrier group passed through the Taiwan Strait, which divides the island nation from mainland China.
All eyes are on Beijing after a Tuesday release from a US-Israeli cybersecurity company said that state-sponsored spying and other cyber crimes were committed by state-supported hackers in China with the hopes of obtaining data pertinent to a number of high profile persons worldwide.
Tehran downed an American drone on 20 June after it violated the country's airspace, according to Iran. Washington claims that the drone was flying above neutral waters and later nearly launched strikes against the Islamic Republic in response to the destruction of the UAV.
More than half of France, including the capital of Paris, is in the midst of an extreme heatwave this week, which has prompted the city to open extra swimming pools and set up mist machines, among other precautions.
As the future of a new US-China trade deal remains uncertain ahead of the G20 meeting in Osaka, Beijing is expanding the use of national currencies in bilateral trade with Russia. The US-China trade war was resumed by Washington on 10 May after the Sino-American negotiations stalled.
Tensions between Iran and the US have intensified since Tehran downed an American drone, which as Iran said, had violated the country's borders. Washington, meanwhile, has accused Tehran of allegedly attacking oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, something that the Islamic Republic denies doing.
The Royal Air Force (RAF) intends to obtain some 138 expensive fifth-generation jets in the coming years, despite the problems, both minor and major that continue to haunt the aircraft and which the manufacturer, Lockheed Martin promises to fix along with introducing improvements to the fighter.
Kim Kardashian has officially announced hew new lingerie line and confirmed her pick for the name – the suggestive “Kimono” – on her Instagram Tuesday morning, a little over a year after the new label was first revealed to be in the making, in a TMZ report.