Sudan coup: Thousands take to streets in new protests:
Sudanese General Abdel Fattah Burhan staged a military coup on Monday. Prior to the coup, Sudan’s military and civilian government had been in a fragile power-sharing agreement that had been challenged by numerous coups. General Burhan has used this to justify his takeover, saying it was to avoid “civil war”. The takeover has sparked mass-protests as demonstrators chant “No to military rule!" and march with Sudanese flags in the streets. Authorities have attempted to quell this by cutting off communications and restricting civilian movement, though protests continue as thousands were seen marching in the capital and other cities on Saturday.
Top U.S. general confirms 'very concerning' Chinese hypersonic weapons test
The top military officer in the US, General Mark Milley, has confirmed rumors of a Chinese hypersonic weapons test. According to nuclear arms experts, the weapons test appears to be designed to evade US defenses in two key ways. First, it appears to be able to travel at hypersonic speeds, making detection and interception more difficult. Second, the US believes that the weapon orbited the Earth before the test-fire, allowing it to entirely avoid missile defenses in Alaska and making it more difficult for defense systems to track its incoming trajectory. General Milley said that this was “very close” to a Sputnik moment, referencing when the USSR pulled ahead in the space race.
G20 Leaders Seek Consensus On Climate, Economy, Vaccines
World leaders met Saturday at the G20 summit in Rome to discuss world issues, including climate change and vaccine equality. It remains to be seen whether the world’s richest countries will come to a consensus on the mid-century target for carbon neutrality, to prevent global warming, as many EU leaders had hoped to reach before Sunday when the climate summit in Glasgow begins. US President Biden met with French President Macron and Pope Francis in an attempt to mend relations with France. The G20 countries are expected to endorse a minimum international tax rate of 15% on companies.