May 3, Wednesday, 2023

1. British police have arrested a man for throwing suspected shotgun cartridges onto the ground of Buckingham Palace. The incident happened just four days before the coronation of King Charles III. 2. A senior US official says the United States is on track to open an embassy in the Pacific island nation of Tonga this month. The move comes as the administration of President Joe Biden is seen as increasing its involvement in the region to counter China’s growing influence there. 3. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has pledged to continue to provide assistance to Afghanistan, despite the Taliban’s ban on UN Afghan female staff.