Months of growing animosity between Beijing and Washington escalated again Monday, when China slapped sanctions on four US officials, including three Republican members of Congress, and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo declared most of China’s maritime claims in the South China Sea ‘‘completely unlawful.’’ 7:31 p.m.
The close fight revealed deep divisions, but Duda’s victory cleared the path for Poland’s government to continue with a nationalist agenda that critics fear is undermining democratic institutions. 4:56 p.m.
An exit poll for Poland’s presidential runoff Sunday showed a race that is too close to call between the conservative, populist incumbent and the liberal, pro-Europe mayor of Warsaw — a battle that reflected the deep divisions in this European Union nation. 9:06 p.m.
Iranian investigators blamed the downing of a Ukrainian passenger jet over Tehran earlier this year on the misalignment of an air defense unit’s radar system in a report issued late Saturday. 4:56 p.m.