10 Things to Know for Today
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
China Protests to US Over Stopover by Taiwan’s President
China says it has protested to the United States over a stopover by Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen during which she toured the National Aeronautics and Space Administration in Houston.
Firefighters Checking Source of Creaking Noises From Bridge
Firefighters in the Italian city of Genoa have suspended an operation to allow evacuated residents to retrieve their belongings from homes under a bridge that partially collapsed, after workers heard creaking noises coming from the structure.
South Sudan Claims a Civil War Is Over. Skepticism Abounds.
South Sudan’s government claims a shattering five-year civil war is finally over, but skepticism soars. It wasn’t helped by the sight of President Salva Kiir refusing to shake the hand of rival Riek Machar after they signed a power-sharing deal this month, according to video footage seen by The Associated Press.
Russian Military Braces for Massive War Games
Russia’s defense minister says the military forces in the country’s east have been put on high alert in the run-up to massive war games that also involve China and Mongolia.
Egypt Officials: Car Bomb Kills Officer, Wounds 4 in Sinai
Egyptian security officials say a car bomb has targeted members of the security forces in the turbulent north of the Sinai Peninsula, killing a military officer.
The Latest: Afghan Forces Free 149 People Taken by Taliban
The Latest on the situation in Afghanistan (all times local):
Verdict Scheduled for Next Week in Myanmar Reporters’ Trial
A judge in Myanmar said he will issue a verdict next Monday in the trial of two Reuters journalists accused of possessing secret state information, a case that has become a key test of media freedom in the former military dictatorship.
Italy Asks EU to Find Countries for 177 Migrants
Italy is asking the EU to find countries willing to take 177 migrants who have been aboard an Italian coast guard ship for days following another standoff with Malta.
AP Explains: The History of Korean Family Reunions
For the first time in three years, elderly North and South Korean relatives separated during the chaos of the 1950-53 Korean War gathered Monday at the North’s scenic Diamond Mountain, where they’ll embrace their loved ones after decades apart. Here are several things to know about the reunions, which will only last a few days and will likely be the last time these people see each other: