1 May 2021 News

United States, Military, Conflict, Afghanistan, Brazil were the most important topics in the news of the Saturday 1 May 2021, but also: Colombia, India, France, Russia, China.

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Colombians keep protesting even after unpopular tax plan is axed

Tens of thousands of Colombians protesting a tax reform plan took to the streets Saturday for the fourth straight day, even after the president...

Venezuela triples wages but still not enough to buy food

Venezuela nearly tripled its minimum wage Saturday but inflation is so outrageous that that amount of money will not even buy a kilo of meat.

Thousands in Brazil rally for Bolsonaro, ignoring virus

Several thousand Brazilians marched Saturday in support of far-right president Jair Bolsonaro, ignoring a surging pandemic even as government...

Thousands mark May Day in France, Spain and Berlin

Thousands rallied on Saturday in France, Spain and Berlin to mark May Day in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic as police scuffled with protesters...

Indigenous activist in Brazil says accused of ‘slandering’ Bolsonaro

A leading indigenous activist in Brazil said she has been summoned to appear before police after being accused of "slandering" the government...

Russian Iran nuclear negotiators hope for result in three weeks

Parties to the Iran nuclear agreement on Saturday adjourned the third round of negotiations in Vienna aimed at bringing the United States back...

Scuffles, arrests in Paris as thousands mark May Day

Police scuffled with protesters in Paris on Saturday, firing tear gas as thousands turned out across France for May Day workers' rights demonstrations....

Istanbul police detain over 200 defying May Day protest ban

Turkish police detained more than 200 people who were trying to hold a May Day rally in Istanbul on Saturday in defiance of a ban related to...

Over 200 migrants arrive in Sicily on rescue ship

More than 200 rescued migrants, half of them unaccompanied minors, disembarked from the Ocean Viking humanitarian ship at an Italian port on...

Bomb blasts, flash protests as Myanmar enters fourth month under junta

Explosions rocked Myanmar's largest city Yangon on Saturday as protesters held flash marches for democracy, defying a brutal junta that has held...

Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan claim new agreement to end deadly clashes

Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan on Saturday claimed another breakthrough in their bid to end the worst clashes at their shared border in memory as...

Bomb blasts and flash protests as Myanmar enters fourth month under junta

Explosions blasted off throughout Myanmar's largest city Yangon on Saturday as protesters held flash marches for democracy, defying a brutal...

Optimism, fear in former Taliban bastion as US begins Afghanistan pullout

As the US military began formally withdrawing from Afghanistan Saturday, some residents in Kandahar -- the former bastion of the Taliban -- were...

Grammys scrap ‘secret’ nomination committees after criticism

The organizers of the Grammys said Friday they were scrapping the "secret" committees that select which acts get nominated for the prestigious...

Israel funerals for pilgrimage deaths resume after Sabbath pause

Israel Saturday evening resumed funerals for victims of a stampede that killed 45 people at a Jewish pilgrimage site, one of the nation's worst...

Kyrgyzstan accuses Tajikistan of breaking ceasefire

Kyrgyzstan accused Tajikistan of breaking a ceasefire by firing on homes on Saturday and said 33 of its people have been killed in the deadliest...

Domestic workers alarmed by compulsory Hong Kong vaccine plan

Hong Kong migrant worker groups on Saturday criticised plans to make coronavirus vaccines compulsory for all foreign domestic helpers, labelling...

Human rights chief warns Poland becoming ‘undemocratic’

Polish human rights chief Adam Bodnar criticised the EU for its slow response to the government's rule of law violations, warning in an interview...

Timeline : US intervention in Afghanistan

The US-led invasion of Afghanistan in 2001, following the 9/11 terror attacks, targeted Al-Qaeda in the sanctuaries provided by the then Taliban...

Afghan retreat : US formally withdrawing from its longest war

The United States formally begins withdrawing its last troops from Afghanistan Saturday, bringing its longest war nearer to an end but also heralding...

India expands faltering vaccine drive as new cases soar

India's devastating Covid-19 surge further accelerated on Saturday with more than 400,000 new cases in 24 hours, as vaccinations opened to all...

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi marks third month under house arrest

Myanmar's deposed civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi completed a third month under military-ordered house arrest Saturday -- a period marked by...

Colombia president axes tax plan after angry protests

Colombian President Ivan Duque caved in Friday to widespread anger and said he would overhaul a proposed tax reform that many said would leave...

Australian threatens jail for those breaching India travel ban

People arriving in Australia from coronavirus-ravaged India could face five years jail as the country strengthens an earlier travel ban, the...

UN Security Council calls for ASEAN Myanmar plan to be enacted

The UN Security Council called Friday for an immediate end to violence in Myanmar as stated in an ASEAN plan, giving unanimous approval to a...