The Latest: China’s Huawei to Develop 5G With Russia’s MTS
The Latest on the trade dispute between China and the United States, and related developments (all times local):
Cocaine Is on the Rise in Europe, EU Drug Agency Says
The European Union agency that monitors illicit drug use says cocaine is becoming more widely available on the continent.
Union: Ford to Close Plant in Wales That Employs 1,700
A union says Ford plans to close its engine plant in Bridgend, Wales, in September 2020.
Denmark PM Resigns After Left-Leaning Parties’ Election Win
Denmark’s center-right prime minister has resigned after a general election that ended with a gain for left-leaning parties and a big loss for populists who were supporting the government.
The Latest: Russia Opposes Any Foreign Intervention in Sudan
The Latest on developments in Sudan (all times local):
Pope to Meet Putin Before Vatican Ukraine Meeting
Pope Francis will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin next month. The meeting comes a day before Catholic leaders from Ukraine meet at the Vatican to discuss the fallout from the schism between the Russian and Ukrainian Orthodox Churches.
China Says List of ‘Unreliable’ Foreign Firms Coming Soon
China’s Commerce Ministry will release a list of 'unreliable' foreign companies in the near future, a spokesman said Thursday, without giving a specific date.
Sudan Protesters to Keep Up Campaign Until Military’s Ouster
Sudan’s pro-democracy leaders vowed Thursday to press their campaign of civil disobedience until the ruling military council is ousted and killers of protesters are brought to justice, following a crackdown this week that killed scores of people.
The Latest: German Ex-Nurse Convicted of Murdering 85
The Latest on the murder conviction of a German nurse (all times local):
Sri Lanka Readies Laws to Curb Hate Speech, False News
Sri Lanka’s government will introduce laws to curb hate speech and false news that threaten ethnic reconciliation and national security, in the aftermath of Easter bombings that killed more than 250 people.