At least 10 people, including a baby, died after a fire engulfed an eight-story Paris apartment building just before dawn Tuesday, sending fleeing residents to the roof to escape the flames visible from the street. A 40-year-old female resident, said to have a history of psychiatric problems, was detained near the building in the quiet neighborhood as police opened an investigation into voluntary arson resulting in death. More than 30 people – including six firefighters – were injured in what authorities said is the French capital’s deadliest fire in over a decade.
North Korea is working to ensure its nuclear and ballistic missile capabilities cannot be destroyed by military strikes, U.N. monitors said ahead of a meeting between U.S. and North Korean officials to prepare a second denuclearization summit. South Korean officials said they and the United States could be looking at a compromise that could expedite North Korea’s denuclearization – the dismantling of the North’s main Yongbyon nuclear complex, which could be reciprocated by U.S. measures including formally ending the 1950-53 Korean War and setting up a liaison office.
Canada’s largest cryptocurrency exchange is unable to access millions in digital currency following the sudden death of its founder. Quadriga has filed for creditor protection and estimates that about C$180m ($137m) in cryptocurrency coins is missing. It has not been able to locate or secure its cryptocurrency reserves since Gerald Cotten died in December. Cotten, 30, had sole responsibility for handling the funds and coins.
A Russian couple has been arrested in Kuala Lumpur for child endangerment after video clips were shared online showing a man swinging an infant around as part of a street performance, according to state media Bernama. Members of the public had alerted the authorities to the suspected child abuse. Video of the initial performance shows a man holding the diaper-clad four-month-old infant by its legs, swinging the child through his legs and above his head, while other tourists sit nearby, chanting and playing instruments.