2 July 2021 News

United States, China, Japan, Conflict, Weather were the most important topics in the news of the Friday 2 July 2021, but also: Brazil, Crime, India, Diplomacy, Hong Kong.

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Brazil prosecutors to probe claims against Bolsonaro in alleged vaccine graft case

Brazilian prosecutors on Friday opened a probe into allegations that President Jair Bolsonaro sat on evidence of corruption in a Covid vaccine...

Hurricane Elsa threatens Caribbean

Hurricane Elsa churned through the Caribbean Friday, bringing powerful winds and threatening to pile further misery on violence-wracked Haiti.

Lukashenko claims Western-linked ‘terrorist sleeper cells’ exposed in Belarus

Belarus strongman Alexander Lukashenko on Friday claimed authorities had exposed "terrorist sleeper cells" that he alleged were linked to Germany,...

S.Africa’s Zuma mounts last-ditch legal fight against jail term

South Africa's ex-president Jacob Zuma on Friday mounted a last-ditch legal bid to avoid prison after the country's top court ordered him jailed...

Brazil prosecutors to probe claims against Bolsonaro in alleged vaccine graft case

The office of Brazil's attorney general said Friday it had opened a probe into claims that President Jair Bolsonaro knew about, but failed to...

Boeing 737 cargo jet makes emergency landing off Honolulu, crew injured

A Boeing 737 cargo aircraft with two crew on board was forced to make an emergency landing on the water off Honolulu early Friday after the pilots...

400,000 people facing famine in war-torn Tigray : UN

Over 400,000 people have "crossed the threshold into famine" in Ethiopia's war-torn Tigray region, a senior UN official said Friday, appealing...

Brazilian presidential hopeful comes out

A Brazilian governor and possible presidential candidate came out as gay Friday, causing a stir in a country experiencing an ultra-conservative...

Merkel frets about Euro finals crowds in London

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday raised fears about the potential for close-contact spread of the coronavirus when London hosts the...

Zambians give handkerchief salute to fallen statesman Kaunda

Mourners waving white handkerchiefs, Kenneth Kaunda's trademark symbol, paid tribute Friday at a memorial service for Zambia's first president,...

Russia rejects new lockdown despite record virus deaths

Russia on Friday said it would not impose a new lockdown despite reporting a record number of coronavirus deaths for the fourth day in a row.

Cheers and hugs as rebels take back Tigray capital

Celebrations erupted on the streets of the capital of Ethiopia's Tigray region this week when rebel fighters took over the city, a pivotal moment...

Netflix removes Australian spy show in Vietnam over South China Sea map

Netflix has pulled an Australian spy show from its services in Vietnam over scenes containing a map of the South China Sea showing Beijing's...

Malaysian news site ordered to pay $130,000 in defamation case

A leading Malaysian news site was ordered on Friday to pay over $130,000 after losing a defamation case against a mining company, adding to concerns...

Greek neo-Nazi deputy leader sent to prison

The deputy leader of Greek neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn was sent to a high-security prison on Friday after months on the run, a judicial official...

Multi-story mural for hometown hero Messi

"From another galaxy... and from my neighborhood," declares a freshly painted mural of Lionel Messi in the Argentinian town where he was born...

Rights lawyer calls Hong Kong ‘city of fear’ as bail denied

Hong Kong has become a "city of fear" where democracy activists are silenced with pre-emptive arrests, a prominent human rights lawyer said Friday...

France denies cover-up over Pacific nuclear tests

The French government denied any cover up on Friday over radiation levels in the Pacific following its nuclear testing in the region, as discussions...

Hundreds of Taiwanese book Guam vaccination trips

Hundreds of Taiwanese people eager to get a coronavirus vaccine have booked tours to Guam after the US Pacific territory offered jabs to foreign...

Myanmar orders 2 million to stay home as Covid-19 cases spike

Myanmar authorities imposed stay-at-home-measures on the country's second city Friday as coronavirus cases in the coup-wracked country surge,...

Fall of Tigray capital marks new phase of Ethiopia war

Rebel fighters in Ethiopia's war-hit Tigray stunned the world this week by retaking the regional capital Mekele, sparking boastful statements...

Tens of millions sizzle in India’s severe heatwave

Tens of millions of people in India were suffering Friday under a severe heatwave that has pushed the temperature to a nine-year high in Delhi...

Japan prosecutors seek jail for Ghosn escape accomplices

Japanese prosecutors said Friday they are seeking jail sentences of nearly three years for an American father-son duo who admit helping former...

Seasoned US pilot Wally Funk to fulfill space dream 60 years on

Sixty years after joining a private program with the hope of one day becoming an astronaut, US pilot Wally Funk will finally see her dream come...

Abused domestic worker to challenge Hong Kong’s trafficking record

A Philippine domestic worker who was sexually abused by her Hong Kong employer will take the city's police to court over their decision not to...

Rising food prices deepen the woes of world’s poorest

Global food prices are rising at their fastest rate in a decade, exacerbating the troubles of the world's most vulnerable nations as they struggle...

India hits 400,000 virus deaths as vaccinations slow

India became the third country to pass 400,000 Covid-19 deaths, official data showed Friday, as the country's vast vaccination drive slows.

Japan prosecutors seek nearly 3 years jail for Ghosn escape accomplices

Japanese prosecutors said Friday they are seeking jail sentences of nearly three years for an American father-son duo who admit helping former...

Complete Afghan withdrawal looms as last US troops leave Bagram

All US and NATO troops have left Afghanistan's biggest air base, officials said Friday, but President Joe Biden dampened speculation that the...

In Denmark, grazing is alive with the sound of music

A concert for cows? Unable to perform during the pandemic, a cellist in Denmark turned to an unusual audience, an experience so rewarding that...

Tokyo organisers warn of no-fan Olympics as virus cases rise

Tokyo Olympics organisers warned Friday they were prepared to hold the Games behind closed doors as virus cases rise, leaving ticket-holders...

Canada Day eclipsed by graves found at indigenous schools

Canada's national holiday Thursday was marked by a grim reckoning over its colonial history, after more than 1,000 unmarked graves were found...

Fiery feni : Making a 500-year-old Indian liquor cool again

Five centuries after Goans began making feni -- a pungent, fermented liquor not for the faint-hearted -- a new crop of distillers is hoping to...

President Pacquiao? King of the ring mulls Philippines’ top job

A two-year break from boxing has left Philippine legend Manny Pacquiao "hungry" to get back in the ring for what could be the last fight of his...

One, two, three! The Japanese stretch routine performed by millions

It might not make the cut for Olympians at Tokyo 2020, but each day in Japan's parks, schools and offices millions perform the country's most...

The endless wait for word on loved ones arrested in Nicaragua

Every day, family members of the 21 opposition figures rounded up in Nicaragua in the past month visit the prison where they think their loved...

Report that China building new ICBM silos ‘concerning’ : US

The United States expressed concern on Thursday over a report that China is building more than 100 new silos for intercontinental ballistic missiles.

Wildfires rage across western Canada and California

Dozens of fires raged across western Canada and California on Friday with little relief expected from a deadly heat wave that has seen temperatures...