Iran announced on Tuesday that it will execute a man convicted of allegedly providing information to the U.S. and Israel about prominent Revolutionary Guard Gen. Qassem Soleimani, who was killed in an American drone strike in Baghdad in January.
Cambodia?s long-serving Prime Minister Hun Sen has appointed his eldest son to head his ruling party?s youth wing, an appointment further fueling speculation that he is being groomed to succeed his father as the Southeast Asian country?s leader.
EDITOR?S NOTE: The money, the scouting, the buzz, it was all different when Major League Baseball held its annual June draft a half-century ago. With this year?s picking set to start Wednesday night, Mike Schmidt remembers how it was when he was chosen in 1971. The Philadelphia Phillies took him in the second round as a shortstop out of Ohio University. The player chosen directly ahead of him? A high school shortstop in California named George Brett. Schmidt and Brett both made the Hall of Fame as third basemen ? when they were drafted, the hot corner was ruled by Baltimore?s Brooks Robinson.
Financially battered Hong Kong airline Cathay Pacific Airways has proposed the government help fund a 39 billion Hong Kong dollar ($5 billion) recapitalization plan to help it survive the coronavirus pandemic.
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