North Korea has launched two projectiles toward the sea, South Korea’s military said, hours after Pyongyang offered to resume nuclear diplomacy with the United States but warned its dealings with Washington may end without new proposals. The launches on Tuesday and demand for new proposals were apparently aimed at pressuring Washington to make concessions when the North Korea-US talks restart.
Fifty U.S. states and territories, led by Texas, announced an investigation into Google’s “potential monopolistic behavior.” The Monday announcement closely followed one from a separate group of states Friday that disclosed an investigation into Facebook’s market dominance. The two probes widen the antitrust scrutiny of big tech companies beyond sweeping federal and congressional investigations and enforcement action by European regulators.
The Department of Homeland Security has released additional guidance on visa requirements for Bahamians trying to travel to the U.S. after Hurricane Dorian. The details follow a day of U.S. officials sending mixed signals about how Bahamians, especially those traveling by boat, will be allowed into the U.S. “Bahamians arriving to the United States by vessel must be in possession of a valid passport AND valid travel visa,” the department said.
The US Coast Guard has rescued four crew members who became trapped on Sunday when a cargo ship capsized off the coast of the state of Georgia. The Golden Ray, which was carrying thousands of vehicles, overturned early on Sunday morning after leaving the port of Brunswick. Authorities only managed to save 20 of the crew before fire forced them back. On Monday, they managed to make contact with the four men still trapped and drilled into the hull to free them.
Britain’s parliament on Tuesday rejected Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s call for a national parliamentary election, voting against the government’s request for a national ballot. To call an election, the government needs 434 votes – two-thirds of all lawmakers elected to the 650-seat lower house of parliament. In a vote in the early hours of Tuesday only 293 backed the government’s proposal.