In other news, the Washington Post reported this morning that Chinese-owned telecommunication giant Huawei has been secretly building a wireless network in North Korea over the last 8 years. This could have big implications for other stories we've been following.
Meanwhile, Iran claims it has arrested 17 of their own citizens who were supposedly spying for the American CIA. That's dubious.
Finally, British ministers are fleeing as it becomes more likely that Boris Johnson will become the next prime minister and finally destroys what's left of the economy.
The resignation of Alan Duncan, a junior foreign office minister, underlines the strength of feeling in the governing Conservative Party and parliament against a no-deal Brexit that many businesses say would be catastrophic for the economy. [...]
Stalling economic growth -- the National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR) said on Monday there was a one-in-four chance Britain has already tipped into recession -- is fuelling many lawmakers' worries about a no-deal Brexit.
Duncan follows Margot James, who stepped down as a culture minister last week, describing as "quite incredible" Johnson's promise to leave the EU by Oct. 31 regardless of whether a deal is in place to smooth its departure.
On Sunday, finance minister Philip Hammond also said he would resign rather than be sacked by Johnson, promising to fight with others in parliament to stop a rupture in relations with the EU, the country's biggest trading partner.