Hello! Here’s what’s happening on Tuesday.
1. North Korea may be preparing for another ballistic missile launch. Japan detected radio signals from North Korea that put the Japanese government on high alert.
2. The defense lawyer for former US National Security Adviser Michael Flynn met with Russia investigation prosecutors. The move further indicates Flynn is likely cooperating and is negotiating a plea deal.
4. Ireland could be facing a snap election. Ireland’s opposition party said it will move a motion of no confidence in the Deputy Prime Minister on Tuesday.
5. Saudi Arabia asked its detained royals and businessmen to pay 70% of their wealth in exchange for freedom. More than 200 of the kingdom’s richest and most powerful people are being held at Riyadh’s Ritz Carlton.
6. Chinese hackers were charged with attempting to steal business secrets from three global tech companies. US officials said the hackers worked for a cybersecurity firm affiliated with China’s army.
7. The Kremlin denied Chechnya’s leader Ramzan Kadyrov will resign. Kadyrov said it was his “dream” when asked if he would resign on Monday.
8. Salvador Nasralla is set to become Honduras’ new President. The opposition leader has a 5 point lead with the majority of ballots from Sunday’s election counted.
9. Softbank plans to buy Uber stock for 30% less than its recent valuation. Softbank’s offer will value Uber at $48 billion, lower than the $69 billion from previous fundraising rounds.