Argentina's GDP will fall 2.6% and inflation will reach 40% this year, according to the International Monetary Fund's Global Perspectives Report released Monday at the beginning of the body's annual Assembly in Bali, Indonesia.
Peace between both Koreas looks nearer after North Korean leader Kim Jong-un said he would ardently welcome the pope if he visits Pyongyang and has officially invited him over via his South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-in, a presidential spokesman for the Seoul government announced Tuesday.
Spain's Queen Mother Sophia, Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez and music celebrities gathered Monday at the Les Corts mortuary facilities for a religious ceremony to pay their last respects to Opera legend Montserrat Caballé, the Spanish soprano who died Saturday aged 85 at a hospital in her native Barcelona.
A Spanish court has ruled that a doctor stole a newborn child nearly five decades ago, one of many abducted during Spain’s 20th-century dictatorship. But the court cleared Eduardo Vela because the statute of limitations had expired.
Britain would be welcomed into the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact “with open arms” by Japan, the country’s prime minister has said. Shinzo Abe also urged the use of “wisdom” during Brexit talks in order to avoid a no-deal withdrawal from the EU.
Downing Street has played down expectations of agreement on Britain’s withdrawal from the EU at a crunch summit next week, warning that “big issues” remain to be resolved. Theresa May’s official spokesman said further concessions were needed from the EU side, and warned that no withdrawal agreement could be sealed without a “precise” declaration about the post-Brexit relationship.
The name of the second suspect in the Salisbury case is actually Alexander Mishkin, the BBC understands. The Bellingcat investigative website says the man who travelled under the alias Alexander Petrov is in reality a military doctor working for Russian intelligence, the GRU.
Google is shutting down much of its social network, Google+, after user data was left exposed. It said a bug in its software meant information that people believed was private had been accessible by third parties. Google said up to 500,000 users had been affected.
Protesters in Venezuela have accused the government of murdering a jailed opposition lawmaker, who the authorities say killed himself. Crowds were calling for justice at a rally outside the Sebin intelligence agency headquarters in Caracas where Fernando Albán had been held.
William Nordhaus of Yale University and Paul M Romer from New York University’s Stern School of Business have been awarded the 2018 Nobel Prize in Economics for including long-term thinking on climate issues and technological innovation in economic research.