Japan and the European Union signed a major trade agreement Tuesday, July 17 that eliminates almost all tariffs on products traded between the countries.
Slovakia has announced plans to purchase F-16 fighter jets from the U.S. in a deal worth $1.9 billion.
Taiwan commissioned a new fleet of Apache attack helicopters on July 17, following a growing military threat from China.
Opposition parties are planning to hold a no-confidence vote in Narendra Modi and his coalition on July 20.
Turkey ends a two-year state of emergency Wednesday, July 18.
Yvonne Blake, the costume designer behind films including 1978’s Superman and 1973’s Jesus Christ Superstar, died at age 78 on July 17.
U.S. President Donald Trump reportedly asked to meet with Iran eight times last year, but according to reports from Iran on July 18, the requests were rejected.
On July 19, the Israeli parliament approved a bill establishing the Jewish people’s “exclusive right to national self-determination.”
On July 18, American entrepreneur Elon Musk apologized for calling a British diver involved in the Thai cave rescue a “pedo guy” on Twitter.
President of Costa Rica’s Supreme Court Carlos Chinchilla, left his position on July 16, after being reprimanded for his role in a Chinese cement scandal that rocked the country last year.