The US director of national intelligence, Dan Coats, has become the latest high-profile figure to leave the Trump administration. President Donald Trump tweeted Mr Coats would step down in mid-August and that he would nominate the Texan congressman John Ratcliffe to replace him. Mr Coats and Mr Trump have often been at odds over Russia and North Korea.
A gunman cut through a fence to avoid security and opened fire at Northern California’s popular Gilroy Garlic Festival, killing three and wounding at least 15 before police fatally shot him as terrified people and performers ran for cover. He appeared to randomly target people when he opened fire just after 5:30 p.m. Sunday, the conclusion of the three-day festival that attracts more than 100,000 people to the city known as the “Garlic Capital of the World.”
Hong Kong has had its third consecutive day of mass protests as demonstrators and riot police firing teargas and rubber bullets clashed in several locations throughout the city. In the latest round of editorials, China Daily claimed that “external forces” and “outside meddling” were to blame for the unrest. The former British colony is facing its most serious political crisis since it was returned to Chinese control in 1997.
A doctor for Alexei Navalny, Russia’s most prominent opposition figure, says he has been discharged from hospital. Mr Navalny, who was detained last week, will now be transferred back to jail. Initial reports suggested that he had suffered an acute allergic reaction. Mr Navalny was jailed for 30 days last week after calling for unauthorized protests, which took place on Saturday.
Egan Bernal was crowned as the first Colombian to win the Tour de France and the youngest in more than a century after safely negotiating the 21st and final stage into Paris Sunday. It was a thrilling conclusion to one of the closest races in recent Tour history, with Bernal’s victory in doubt until the penultimate stage in the Alps on Saturday.