5 June 2021 News

United States, Internet, India, China, Hong Kong were the most important topics in the news of the Saturday 5 June 2021, but also: Military, Netherlands, France, Britain, Spain.

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Cruise ships’ return to Venice reignites tensions

Saturday saw the first cruise ship cast off from Venice after almost one and a half years' suspension due to the coronavirus pandemic, reinflaming...

Hungarians protest PM Orban’s Chinese university plan

Thousands of Hungarians demonstrated in Budapest Saturday against a plan by Prime Minister Viktor Orban's government to build a campus of a top...

‘An iron curtain’ : Exiled Belarusians protest on border

Draped in white-red-white Belarusian opposition flags, exiled Belarusians protested on Saturday at the Polish frontier, calling for President...

Survivor of indigenous boarding school in Canada recalls painful times

It is a lifetime since she left, but Evelyn Camille's throat tightens as she returns to her old indigenous boarding school in western Canada...

Syrian Kurds hand IS relatives to Dutch authorities

Syria's Kurds on Saturday handed four relatives of Islamic State group fighters, including three children, to Dutch diplomats for repatriation,...

India warns Twitter to comply with new IT rules

India on Saturday issued "one last notice" to Twitter to comply with new IT regulations that the social media giant says threaten privacy guarantees.

Hong Kong democracy vigil leader released on bail

One of the organisers of the annual vigil remembering Beijing's deadly Tiananmen Square crackdown was released on bail Saturday after authorities...

Delhi, Mumbai ease lockdown as India Covid numbers fall

Markets and shopping malls in New Delhi will be allowed to reopen from Monday in a further easing of the Covid-19 lockdown, the chief minister...

With homemade rifles, Myanmar self-defence groups take fight to junta

At makeshift factories hidden in Myanmar's jungle, locals who have formed self-defence groups make rifles to take the fight to the military junta,...

US judge overturns California assault weapons ban

A US judge overturned California's three-decade-old ban on assault weapons Friday in a move swiftly condemned by the state's governor Gavin Newsom...

Acropolis makeover stirs Greek antiquity row

Controversy has engulfed an ambitious restoration project on the Acropolis, with critics accusing the Greek government of spoiling the country's...

China blasts US and EU consulates in Hong Kong for Tiananmen candles

China on Saturday berated the US and EU consulates in Hong Kong for displaying candles to commemorate the June 4 Tiananmen crackdown, slamming...

G7 strikes ‘historic’ agreement over global corporate tax

Finance ministers from wealthy G7 nations on Saturday endorsed a global minimum corporate tax rate of at least 15 percent, rallying behind a...

In rural India, fear of testing and vaccines hampers Covid-19 fight

When health worker Neelam Kumari knocks on doors in Indian villages the occupants sometimes run out the back, terrified that she wants to vaccinate...

Four decades of AIDS

Forty years ago this month the first men began dying of a mysterious disease in California that would later be identified as AIDS.

Indonesian women take on plastic waste brick by brick

Alarmed by the mountains of plastic waste leaching into Indonesia's waters, two best friends are taking on the environmental menace by turning...

Myanmar poets square off against junta’s war on words

Before he was killed, Khet Thi's poems railed eloquently against Myanmar's sudden coup, joining a deluge of protest verse celebrating democracy...

Peru peasant patrols banking on former member Castillo to bring change

Chewing on coca leaves and brandishing whips, 15 Peruvian peasants patrol the paths around an Andean hamlet in the dead of night, just like presidential...

Pandemic-ravaged Seville hopes for Euro tourism boost

Seville's pandemic-hit tourism sector is hoping to get a shot in the arm from UEFA's last-minute decision to name the southern Spanish city as...

Miami, looking to be next crypto hotspot, hosts huge bitcoin event

Thousands of people have descended on Miami for a massive two-day bitcoin conference that opened Friday -- a sign that the US city, in the midst...

Mali opposition supporters rally as France warns ruling junta

Supporters of Mali's M5 opposition movement staged a rally on Friday, with the group poised to join the government following the crisis-stricken...

US hiring underwhelms in May as economic reopening hits turbulence

The United States added 559,000 jobs last month as hard-hit sectors rehired workers laid off during the worst days of the pandemic, but analysts...

Canada PM urges Church to ‘take responsibility’ for school abuses

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday urged the Catholic Church to "take responsibility" and release records on indigenous residential...

Facebook imposes 2-year Trump ban, revises rules for politicians

Facebook on Friday banned former US president Donald Trump for two years, saying he deserved the maximum punishment for violating platform rules...