On the southwestern British coast of Somerset, giant excavators are working at a construction site as big as 245 football pitches to house Hinkley Point C's two future reactors.
Japanese table tennis star Ai Fukuhara announced on Sunday that she is retiring from competition.
On Sunday night, United States President Donald Trump claimed in a CBS "60 Minutes" interview with correspondent Lesley Stahl that China "don't have enough ammunition to retaliate" in a trade war with the United States. (As an aside, on this occasion, he said it wasn't a "war", but a "skirmish". When Stahl reminded the president that he called it a "war" earlier that day, he said "actually I called it a battle. But, actually, I'm gonna lower that. I consider it a skirmish.")
On Thursday at the Hudson Institute in Washington D.C., United States Vice President Mike Pence delivered a speech attacking China's domestic and foreign policies. Before the speech, there had been whispers that the White House was going to release a substantive new policy position towards China. Instead, what we heard were old, baseless claims that had already been hyped up by the American side. China's government swiftly refuted the many accusations made in the speech. "The speech made unwarranted accusations against China's domestic and foreign policies, and slandered China by claiming that it meddles in the internal affairs and elections of the United States," said China's Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying. "This is nothing but hearsay… it is creating something out of thin air."