The top US general, Mark Milley, will appear before Congress on Tuesday in what is expected to be the most heated cross-examination of a senior US military officer in over a decade. In the book, Peril, the Washington Post journalists report that Milley twice called his Chinese opposite number to reassure him that the US would not conduct a surprise attack, and that the US general would alert Beijing if the president tried to order one.
North Korea has fired a projectile presumed to be a short-range missile into waters off the east coast of the Korean Peninsula, according to statements from South Korean officials — just hours before Seoul launched a new submarine. The missile was fired around 6:40 a.m. local time Tuesday, the South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement, adding the South Korean military is “maintaining a readiness posture” for potential “additional launches.”
Nineteen of 39 miners trapped underground over the weekend in Ontario, Canada, were brought back to the surface early Tuesday, Brazilian mining company Vale said. The rescued miners were in “good health and eager to return home,” Vale said in a statement emailed to NBC News. The remaining trapped miners were expected to be rescued later Tuesday morning, the statement added.
Singapore’s population size this year saw its sharpest percentage drop since 1950, a report said on Tuesday, as coronavirus-induced travel restrictions kept foreigners away from the Asian financial hub. It was the second consecutive year the city-state saw its population shrink and only the third time it had negative growth since 1950, according to an official annual population report.
Singer R. Kelly has been found guilty of exploiting his superstar status to run a scheme to sexually abuse women and children over two decades. Eleven accusers – nine women and two men – took the stand over the searing six-week trial to describe sexual humiliation and violence at his hands. After two days of deliberation, the jury found the US star guilty on all nine charges he was facing.