Donald Trump claimed on Sunday that no one had told him about a Russian plot to offer bounties to Taliban militants in exchange for fatal attacks on coalition troops in Afghanistan, though US security officials have been weighing a response to the plot since at least March. But in a tweet Sunday morning, Trump claimed never to have heard about the Russian offer.
The governor of Texas has warned the coronavirus outbreak in the state has taken a “very swift and very dangerous turn”. Mr Pence has been forced to cancel re-election campaign events due to the virus. The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the country rose to more than 2.5 million on Saturday, according to Johns Hopkins University, which puts the global figure at more than 10 million.
At least five people have died after shots were fired at the Pakistan Stock Exchange in Karachi, according to rescue officials on Monday. Policemen and security officials are among those confirmed dead. Abid Ali, director of the Pakistan Stock Exchange, said in a media briefing on Geo News that four attackers entered the compound and started firing but were killed by security forces.
Pilots and test crew members from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration and Boeing are slated to begin a three-day certification test campaign for the 737 Max on Monday, people familiar with the matter told Reuters. The FAA confirmed to U.S. lawmakers on Sunday that an agency board had completed a review of Boeing’s safety system assessment for the 737 Max.
Poland’s President Andrzej Duda has topped the first round of voting but must still go into a run-off vote in the presidential election. The conservative Mr Duda will face the liberal mayor of Warsaw, Rafal Trzaskowski, in the second-round vote in two weeks’ time. With more than 99% of results in, Mr Duda took just under 44% of the vote and Mr Trzaskowski just over 30%.