3 July 2021 News

United States, Weather, Military, France, Internet were the most important topics in the news of the Saturday 3 July 2021, but also: Conflict, Spain, Brazil, Hurricane, Iran.

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Madrid’s cut-down Pride march belies bumper LGBTQ day

Thousands of people turned out for a pared-down Pride in Madrid on Saturday, with floats and carriages missing because of precautions to stem...

Thousands in Brazil join anti-Bolsonaro protests

Thousands of Brazilians took to the streets Saturday to protest against President Jair Bolsonaro, who faces an investigation over an allegedly...

Senior cardinal, 9 others, face Vatican fraud trial

An influential Cardinal and nine others will be tried over alleged financial wrongdoing linked to the purchase of a plush London property, the...

Tropical storm Elsa churns past Haiti, headed for Cuba

Tropical Storm Elsa churned late Saturday off the southwestern coast of Haiti, headed toward Jamaica and eastern Cuba as forecasters warned of...

Iran fears ‘fifth wave’ of Covid linked to Delta variant

President Hassan Rouhani expressed fears Saturday that Iran will be hit by a new wave of Covid-19 due to an outbreak of the Delta variant in...

Canadian military on alert as wildfires rage

The Canadian military was on standby Saturday to help evacuate towns and fight more than 170 wildfires fueled by a record-smashing heat wave...

Fiji braces for more Covid-19 deaths as outbreak worsens

Fijian authorities have warned of a rising death toll from Covid-19 as an outbreak of the Delta variant threatened to overwhelm the South Pacific...

Indonesia rolls out tougher curbs as virus cases skyrocket

Thousands of troops and police hit the streets of Indonesia's Java island and Bali Saturday to enforce new virus curbs as the Southeast Asian...

Afghan fighting rages as US forces see exit by end August

Hundreds of Taliban fighters were killed in fierce battles with government forces across several provinces of Afghanistan, officials said Saturday,...

Protesters mark Myanmar coup leader’s birthday with mock funerals

Protesters in coup-hit Myanmar marked the birthday of junta leader Min Aung Hlaing Saturday by burning his portrait and staging mock funerals.

Two bodies found after Japan landslide sweeps away homes

Two bodies were found after a huge landslide at a resort town in central Japan swept away homes on Saturday following days of heavy rain, with...

Cyberattack hits hundreds of US businesses

A US IT company urged customers to shut down their servers Friday after cyberattackers smuggled ransomware onto its network platform.

Freed American journalist remembers horrors of Myanmar junta jail

Journalist Nathan Maung turned to meditation when he was jailed for reporting on Myanmar's bloody coup, but even back home in sleepy Virginia,...

A familiar question at Cannes : where are the women?

With just four women among the directors behind the 24 films in competition for the Palme d'Or, a familiar script is playing out at Cannes.

France’s Le Pen seeks to regain momentum after poll setback

French far right leader Marine Le Pen this weekend hosts a party congress seeking to find new impetus for her 2022 challenge to President Emmanuel...

Iraq sizzles as blackouts hit

When the mercury soared to 52 degrees Celsius (125 Fahrenheit) this week in Iraq, Ali Karrar placed his baby for a couple of minutes in the fridge.

In Poland, ex-EU chief Tusk returns to opposition role

Former EU chief Donald Tusk returned to frontline politics against Poland's governing right-wing populists on Saturday, taking over as acting...

Indonesia rolls out tougher curbs as virus cases skyrocket

Indonesia imposed a partial lockdown Saturday in the capital Jakarta, across the main island of Java and on Bali as the Southeast Asian nation...

Olympics protest rules relaxed for Tokyo Games

Athletes at Tokyo 2020 will be allowed to "express their views" before and after competing -- but not on the podium -- after Olympics chiefs...

Facebook tests alerting users to extremist posts

A Facebook test of pop-up boxes asking people whether they think friends are becoming extremists raised concerns Friday among US conservatives...

Florida building collapse toll rises to 22

Two more victims were found in the rubble of a partially collapsed apartment building in Florida on Friday, bringing the death toll from last...

Military put on standby to evacuate fire-threatened towns in western Canada

Ottawa prepared Friday to send military aircraft and other help to evacuate towns and fight more than 100 wildfires in western Canada fueled...

France resumes joint military operations with Mali

France announced Friday that it will resume joint military operations in Mali, after suspending them early last month following the West African...