AntÃ³nio Guterres, the secretary general of the United Nations, said the negotiators had made 'extremely encouraging' progress in an effort to release huge amounts of grain from Ukraine's ports and ship it to a world facing rising hunger.
Police and military forces used tear gas on protesters near the office of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. Mr. Wickremesinghe was the top leader in Sri Lanka after the president fled. Protesters have also demanded that the prime minister resign.
As many as a thousand demonstrators had gathered in front of the Zhengzhou, China, branch of the country's national bank to demand their money back after it was frozen by authorities amid allegations of financial fraud.
Hundreds marched with family members of the 19 children and two teachers slain in the massacre at Robb Elementary School to demand answers as to why it took officers more than an hour to confront the gunman.
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