the Context

2017–18 Spanish constitutional crisis

The Supreme Court of Spain suspends from public office the deputies to the Parliament of Catalonia prosecuted for rebellion (Romeva, Turull, Rull, Sànchez, Junqueras, Puigdemont). The pre-trial phase is finished.

Trump administration family separation policy

The Trump Administration misses a court mandated July 10th deadline to reunite some of the youngest of the separated children with their families, citing "legitimate logistical impediments".

Twelve children's parents have already been deported, while others falsely claimed to be the parents.

2018 Peshawar suicide bombing

A suicide bombing at an Awami National Party campaign rally in Peshawar kills twelve people, including the provincial assembly candidate, Haroon Bilour, and wounds 35. Bilour was the son of Bashir Ahmad Bilour, who was also assassinated by a bomber in 2012.

Women's rights in Iran

Shaparak Shajarizadeh, one of the Iranian women in the Girls of Enghelab Street protest against the hijab rule, says that she has left Iran after being sentenced to two years in prison and an 18-year suspended prison term.

An Iranian woman who peacefully protested the obligatory hijab rule by removing her head scarf in public in Tehran in December says she has been sentenced to two years in prison in addition to an 18-year suspended prison term.

2018 China–United States trade war

The Office of the United States Trade Representative releases a list of approximately $200 billion worth of Chinese goods to be affected in its next round of tariffs.

The Trump administration raised the stakes in its trade war with China on Tuesday, saying it would slap 10 percent tariffs on an extra $200 billion worth of Chinese imports.

Human rights in China

Liu Xia, widow of Nobel Peace Prize laureate and human rights activist Liu Xiaobo, is allowed to leave Beijing, China, for Berlin, Germany.

The wife of late Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo boarded a flight for Germany, reports say.

2018 North American heat wave

The heat-related death toll in the Canadian province of Quebec rises to 70, with 34 of those occurring in Montreal.

Health authorities say up to 70 people may have died in Quebec as a result of heat-related complications since the beginning of an early July heat wave that saw temperatures climb to more than 40 C with the humidex.

Tham Luang cave rescue

Divers in Thailand rescue the remaining four boys and their coach from the Tham Luang Nang Non cave.

CHIANG RAI, Thailand: All 12 boys from the "Wild Boar" football team and their coach were rescued on Tuesday evening (Jul 10) from a flooded Thai ...

2018 Phuket boat capsizing

The death toll from a tourist boat accident off the coast of Thailand's Phuket Island climbs to 44, with five people still missing.

Chinese A rescued woman wearing a life jacket hugs a man after a boat capsized off the tourist island of Phuket. Reuters BANGKOK - Thai rescue workers pulled three more bodies from the Andaman Sea, officials said on Tuesday (July 10), as the grim task of identifying more than 40 dead gets underway following a boat accident off the coast of Phuket last week. ...


The death toll from heavy rains in Japan rises to 155 while several other people are still missing.

Crews were in a pitched battle against the clock Tuesday to save more than 50 people still missing 72 hours after torrential rains first began to deluge the region.

Television in Iran

A film on IRIB TV1 showing social media users being scolded and tearfully apologizing for promoting dance online angers reformists.

A film on Iranian state television showing social media users being upbraided for allegedly promoting dance online has sparked criticism from reformists in the Islamic republic. The broadcast, aired Friday on flagship channel Irib 1, featured men and women whose faces were not shown being questioned