The indebted property developer missed its third set of such payments (Nikkei) in less than a month, signaling that a default next week is likely without a new cash infusion.
North Korea: At a weapons exhibition, leader Kim Jong-un called the United States “hostile” (CNN) and blamed it for rising tensions in the region.
South and Central Asia
Gun Battles in India-Administered Kashmir Kill at Least Seven
Officials said at least five Indian soldiers and two suspected militants were killed (Reuters) in the clashes yesterday, the deadliest altercation for Indian forces this year.
Afghanistan: Group of Twenty (G20) leaders will discuss ways to address humanitarian and security concerns in Afghanistan at a virtual meeting (VOA) hosted by Italy today.