6 June 2021 News

United States, Diplomacy, Conflict, Israel, Mexico were the most important topics in the news of the Sunday 6 June 2021, but also: Police, Britain, France, Transport, Russia.

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Abubakar Shekau : Boko Haram’s radical leader

Abubakar Shekau, the Nigerian leader of the Boko Haram jihadist group, was once rejected by the Islamic State group (IS) for being too radical.

Abubakar Shekau : Boko Haram’s radical leader

Abubakar Shekau, the Nigerian leader of the Boko Haram jihadist group, was once rejected by the Islamic State group (IS) for being too radical.

Abubakar Shekau : Boko Haram’s radical leader

Abubakar Shekau, the Nigerian leader of the Boko Haram jihadist group, was once rejected by the Islamic State group (IS) for being too radical.

Kremlin critic Dmitry Gudkov flees to Ukraine

Prominent Kremlin critic and former opposition lawmaker Dmitry Gudkov said on Sunday he had left Russia for Ukraine due to pressure from authorities...

Colombia orders police ‘modernization’ after protest criticism

Colombia announced Sunday an effort to "modernize" the police, who have been widely criticized internationally for the violent repression of...

Pope’s ‘pain’ over bodies found at Canadian indigenous school

Pope Francis expressed his "pain" Sunday over the discovery of the remains of 215 children in a mass grave at a former indigenous boarding school...

Sri Lanka recovers black box from sinking ship, aborts dive

A black box from a container ship sinking off Sri Lanka was recovered but a dive Sunday to check for oil leaks had to be aborted, the navy said.

Sri Lanka floods, mudslides kill 16

Monsoon rains triggered floods and mudslides in Sri Lanka killing at least 16 people and leaving more than a quarter of a million homeless, the...

Eleven killed as roadside bomb hits Afghan bus

At least 11 civilians including four women and three children were killed when a roadside bomb struck a bus in Afghanistan, officials said Sunday,...

Palestinian activist twins detained in east Jerusalem flashpoint district

Israeli police on Sunday detained for several hours two prominent activists whose campaign against the threatened expulsion of Palestinian families...

Pope’s ‘pain’ over bodies found at Canadian indigenous school

Pope Francis expressed his "pain" Sunday over the discovery of the remains of 215 children in a mass grave at a former indigenous boarding school...

Leftist Castillo edges ahead in Peru vote count as rival alleges fraud

Far-left trade unionist Pedro Castillo took a narrow lead on Monday in Peru's presidential run-off election against right-wing populist Keiko...

Israeli police arrest Palestinian activist : family

Israeli police Sunday arrested a prominent activist at the centre of the movement to publicise the threatened eviction of Palestinians from their...

Mexico president suffers setback in legislative elections

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's party lost its absolute majority in the lower house in elections Sunday, initial results indicated,...

Death toll rises to 88 in attack in northwest Nigeria : police

Police in northwest Nigeria's Kebbi state told AFP Sunday that the death toll from an attack by a gang of cattle thieves on seven villages Thursday...

Peru : Five things to know

Peru, which holds the second round of its presidential election on Sunday, is a mineral-rich Andean country with an ancient history, but which...

Peruvians choose between right-wing populist and radical leftist

Peruvians face a polarising choice between right-wing populist Keiko Fujimori and radical leftist Pedro Castillo when they elect a new president...

Biden says will stand with European allies ahead of Putin summit

The United States will stand with its European allies against Russia, President Joe Biden has promised ahead of the first face-to-face meeting...

Sri Lanka recovers black box from sinking ship

A black box from a ship loaded with chemical and plastic that is sinking off Sri Lanka has been located, officials said Sunday, as investigators...

El Salvador’s Bukele to propose making bitcoin legal tender

El Salvador may become the first country to make bitcoin legal tender, President Nayid Bukele announced Saturday, saying he would soon propose...

Sex attack survivors praise Bafta-tipped ‘I May Destroy You’

The hard-hitting British television series "I May Destroy You", which depicts the impact of a sexual assault on a young woman, has won praise...

Israel-Palestinian violence prompted ‘uncomfortable’ Israel-UAE conversations

Last month's Israeli-Palestinian violence triggered "uncomfortable conversations" between business partners in Israel and the United Arab Emirates...

British memorial opens in France to remember D-Day fallen

A memorial to almost 22,500 servicemen and women under British command killed during D-Day and subsequent battles was unveiled in northern France...

London’s cabbies hope to fare better after Covid

Barry Ivens, who has been driving London's iconic black taxi cabs for a quarter of a century, has never experienced anything like the past tumultuous...

Deadline looms for French pig farmers on castration choice

For centuries, male pigs have been castrated to make them less aggressive and to ensure quality control. But French farmers are facing a deadline...

US says it will no longer seize reporters’ records in leak probes

The US government said Saturday it would stop secretly obtaining reporters' phone and email records during investigations into political leaks,...

Swiss mired in poisonous row over pesticides

The idyllic image of peaceful Swiss Alpine pastures is being shattered by upcoming votes on pesticides which have sharply divided opinion in...

‘Butcher of Bosnia’ Mladic faces final genocide verdict

Former Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic will on Tuesday hear the decision on his appeal against his genocide conviction, in a Hague tribunal's...

Back on stage, Trump airs conspiracies and flirts with 2024 run

Former US president Donald Trump returned to the spotlight Saturday for his first speech in months, framing next year's midterm elections as...

US senators in Taiwan and announce vaccine donation

A bipartisan delegation of three United States senators landed in Taiwan on Sunday and announced that Washington would donate 750,000 coronavirus...

Nicaragua detains another opposition presidential hopeful

Police in Nicaragua on Saturday took opposition politician Arturo Cruz into custody, detaining a second presidential hopeful in less than a week.

Merkel party wins big in last German state poll before general election

Angela Merkel's CDU party scored a convincing win on Sunday in the final regional vote before the first general election in 16 years not to feature...

After 16 months, US Covid border closures keep families separated

Julien Rocher has been able to see his son Zadig, who lives in the United States, only once in 15 months since Washington shut the country's...

#SheikhJarrah : from Jerusalem neighbourhood to global hashtag

For decades, Sheikh Jarrah was just another neighbourhood in Israeli-annexed east Jerusalem, but its story has gone viral online since protests...

US vice president arrives in Guatemala to bring message of ‘hope’

US Vice President Kamala Harris arrived in Guatemala Sunday, bringing a message of "hope" to a region hammered by Covid-19 and which is the source...

Migrant school forced online by Covid unites children on Mexico border

Standing in her kitchen Alma Beatriz Serrano Ramirez waves a small board in front of her phone, hoping the students watching on the other end...

US vice president to bring message of ‘hope’ to Guatemala and Mexico

US Vice President Kamala Harris will visit Guatemala and Mexico next week, bringing a message of hope to a region hammered by Covid-19 and which...

Iran presidential hopefuls trade blame over economic woes

Iran's reformist and ultraconservative presidential candidates traded accusations Saturday over the country's economic crisis during the first...

Passenger tries to break into cockpit on US flight

A passenger on a US airplane tried to smash his way into the cockpit until another traveler and members of the air crew tackled him and pinned...