An outbreak of adenovirus in New Jersey killed 6 children and left another 12 ill. The Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Haskell, New Jersey will not admit new patients until the outbreak ends. Adenovirus causes illnesses ranging from common colds to neurologic conditions according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
US National Security Adviser John Bolton said on Tuesday there is no chance the US will remain a part of the nuclear weapons treaty. Bolton met with Russian President Vladimir Putin and renewed accusations that Russia violated the treaty. Bolton said reconsideration is possible only if Russia and China give up their intermediate-range missiles.
President Trump commented on the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, calling it ‘the worst cover-up ever’ and saying whoever is responsible ‘should be in big trouble.’ The US is revoking the visas of 21 identified suspects. Saudi Arabia signed deals worth more than $50 billion in oil, gas, infrastructure and more on Tuesday.
Ecuador’s Foreign Minister José Valencia announced on Tuesday they will not intervene with the British government on behalf of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange over his asylum in the country’s London embassy. Assange was granted asylum at the Ecuadorian embassy in 2012. Valencia said the matter of asylum must be ‘resolved between Assange and Great Britain.’
The European Commission took an unprecedented step by ordering Italy to revise its budget. Italy has three weeks to submit a revised draft to the Commission. The Commission has worries about high spending and its impact on Italy’s high debt levels and said the first draft presented a ‘particularly serious non-compliance’ with recommendations.
Two investigations have been launched by Rome authorities after 24 CSKA Moscow soccer fans were injured when an escalator collapsed. One witness described the event as ‘a scene from the apocalypse’ as the elevator sped up and suddenly collapsed, leaving many people trapped between metal plates. The escalator metro station is now closed.