CHINA Some exporters are going to extreme lengths to avoid the hit from Donald Trump’s tariffs. Vietnam said that it found dozens of fake product-origin certificates and illegal transfers by companies trying to sidestep U.S. tariffs on everything from agriculture to textiles and steel.
JAPAN Nissan chief executive Hiroto Saikawa criticized the Japanese automaker’s French alliance partner, Renault, yesterday for trying to block changes to strengthen corporate governance following the arrest of former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn.
JAPAN With its bare cells, the Tokyo Detention House looks much like a high-security prison, but most of those who get incarcerated here have not been convicted of any crime.
INDIA A court yesterday sentenced three Hindu men, including a police officer, to life imprisonment for kidnapping, raping and murdering an 8-year-old Muslim girl in Indian-controlled Kashmir, in a case that has exacerbated tensions in the disputed region.
UAE Amnesty International says a young Saudi man, arrested when he was 13, could get the death sentence for taking part in protests by minority Shiites demanding greater rights.
GREECE Arsonists targeted two vehicles owned by Turkish nationals, one of them a diplomat, in the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki early yesterday, destroying the cars and damaging another four.
SWEDEN Police officers shot and wounded a man who was banging a bag on the ground and claiming to have a bomb at a train station yesterday, authorities and a witness said.
UK Senior royals are congratulating Prince Philip as the husband of Queen Elizabeth II celebrates his 98th birthday in private. The British Army plans to fire gun salutes in Philip’s honor. The Army tweeted that it is “determined to make it a good one.”
HAITI Protesters denouncing corruption blocked roads and paralyzed much of Haiti’s capital as they demanded the removal of President Jovenel Moise, while police reported two people killed and five injured.