AFRICA: Libya’s eastern-based army said it shot down a fighter jet of the UN-backed government in the city of Misurata.
AMERICAS: In Brazil, a judge ordered former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva moved from a lockup to a penitentiary for common criminals in Sao Paulo state, but the country’s top court blocked the transfer.
AFRICA: Mozambique’s President signed a peace accord with the country’s main opposition party to end decades of hostilities that followed a devastating 15-year civil war that killed an estimated 1 million people.
AMERICAS: President Donald Trump said he will impose a 10 percent tariff on an additional $300 billion worth of Chinese imports next month, a significant escalation in a trade war that has dragged on for more than a year.
AFRICA: At the International Criminal Court, prosecutors accused a Malian jihadist of carrying out war crimes and crimes against humanity, when fundamentalists exploited a Tuareg uprising in 2012 to take over cities in the country’s north.
AMERICAS: U.S. President Donald Trump said that the country would “no longer deal with” the British ambassador who disparaged his administration.