Two oil tankers were targeted in the Gulf of Oman. The Japanese foreign ministry says the vessels were carrying "Japan-related" cargo. All crew members were safely rescued.
The European Union expanded its tax haven blacklist by 10 countries, adding the United Arab Emirates and Bermuda despite the objections of powerful member states.
The SOV digital currency will be recognised in law as legal tender, effectively backed by the government of the Marshall Islands.
The Missile Defense Agency hails the test as an "incredible accomplishment" that is "vitally important" to US defence.
The Marshall Islands had argued that India, Pakistan and the UK was violating the the 1970 Treaty on the Nonproliferation of Nuclear Weapons by developing a new generation of "tactical" nuclear weapons.
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