China has released a list of 16 US imports that will be exempted from tariffs in the ongoing trade war between the world's two largest economies. They include anti-cancer drugs and animal feed. But with more than 5,000 products on it, the list of goods that are still subject to extra taxes is much longer. Nevertheless, some analysts view the move as a friendly signal by China ahead of talks with the US. On Tuesday, US President Donald Trump praised the decision, saying the "gesture" could help upcoming trade talks. read more
MPs have again rejected Prime Minister Boris Johnson's calls for a snap election, as the five-week suspension of Parliament begins. In all, 293 MPs voted for the prime minister's motion for an early poll, far short of the number needed.
US President Donald Trump says he has called off peace negotiations with the Taliban that sought to end America's 18-year war in Afghanistan. read more
Serena Williams' quest for a 24th Grand Slam title came unstuck again as teenager Bianca Andreescu won her first major in a gripping US Open final.
India's second Moon mission will see the country's space agency attempt to land a rover on the lunar surface on 7 September. Costing $150 million, Chandrayaan-2 will carry forward the achievements of its predecessor Chandrayaan-1 which was launched in 2008 and discovered the presence of water molecules on the parched lunar surface. read more