6 July 2021 News

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Iran provocations endanger nuclear talks, US and Europe powers warn

The United States and European powers on Tuesday warned Iran that its latest uranium enrichment efforts could imperil the nuclear talks in Vienna,...

Biden seeks to turn debacle in Afghanistan to victory at home

The US pullout from the Pentagon's once mighty Bagram Air Base in the dead of night, while Taliban fighters pour across the country, looks a...

Estonian consul held in Russia over ‘classified documents’

Russian security forces said Tuesday they had detained Estonia's consul to Saint Petersburg for allegedly receiving classified documents, the...

Canada’s Inuit advocate Mary Simon a fierce defender of her people

Mary Simon, the first indigenous person to be named governor general of Canada, has fought tirelessly to preserve her people's way of life, opposing...

As results drag, Peruvians set up camp to ‘defend’ vote

A month after presidential elections that have yet to yield a result in Peru, supporters of the neck-and-neck challengers have set up rival tent...

Nicaragua opposition arrests climb to 26

Nicaragua has arrested a sixth presidential contender and four other opposition figures, police said Tuesday, bringing to 26 the number of people...

Legal complaint over lead pollution from Notre-Dame fire

Paris authorities have been accused in a legal complaint of failing to safeguard the health of people living near Notre-Dame cathedral due to...

‘Only yes is yes’ : Spain moves to tighten rape law

Spain's cabinet approved a draft bill on Tuesday that strengthens the country's laws against rape by requiring explicit consent for sex acts,...

UN ‘disturbed’ by death in jail of Indian priest

The United Nations said Tuesday it was deeply disturbed by the death in pre-trial detention of Father Stan Swamy, an 84-year-old Indian rights...

Canada names Mary Simon first indigenous governor general

Canada named Mary Simon on Tuesday as its first indigenous governor general -- Queen Elizabeth II's official representative in the Commonwealth...

Ethiopia resumes filling Nile mega-dam reservoir, angering Egypt

Ethiopia has started the second phase of filling the reservoir of its mega-dam on the upper Blue Nile, Egypt and Sudan said, raising tensions...

Indonesia in oxygen emergency as Delta variant wreaks global havoc

Indonesia said Tuesday it was importing emergency oxygen from neighbouring Singapore as hospitals crumbled under the weight of Covid-19, with...

Bangkok plastics factory fire reignites, more flare-ups possible

A smouldering plastics factory near Bangkok briefly reignited on Tuesday afternoon, hours after rescue teams brought the monster blaze under...

Indonesia in oxygen emergency as Delta variant wreaks global havoc

Indonesia said Tuesday it was importing emergency oxygen from neighbouring Singapore as hospitals crumbled under the weight of Covid-19, with...

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi vaccinated against Covid-19 in military custody : lawyer

Ousted Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi and her personal staff have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19 since being taken into military custody,...

Indonesia imports oxygen as Covid-19 explosion batters hospitals

Indonesia warned Tuesday it was bracing for a punishing surge in Covid-19 cases as its daily toll soared to a record 728 deaths and hospitals...

Up to 1,500 firms hit in Kaseya ransomware attack

Hundreds of Swedish supermarkets remained shut Tuesday after a major cyberattack that has crippled hundreds of companies worldwide for the past...

Bougainville sets 2027 deadline for independence from Papua New Guinea

Bougainville's leaders set a deadline of 2027 to gain full independence from Papua New Guinea Tuesday during talks on the future of the once-wartorn...

Israel PM suffers defeat over Arab family unification ban

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett suffered defeat Tuesday as lawmakers failed to extend a law that denies Israeli citizenship and residency...

Philippines retrieves crashed military plane’s black boxes

Philippine security forces have retrieved the cockpit voice and flight data recorders of a military aircraft that crashed in a coconut grove...

S.Africa police won’t arrest Zuma until legal challenge is over

South Africa's police say they will not make any move to arrest ex-president Jacob Zuma, who has been handed a 15-month jail term for contempt,...

Top Belarus opposition figure Babaryko jailed for 14 years

One of Belarus's leading opposition figures was sentenced to 14 years in prison on Tuesday, the latest move in a months-long crackdown on critics...

Passenger plane wreckage found in eastern Russia, 28 feared dead

Search teams on Tuesday found wreckage of a passenger plane carrying 28 people that had disappeared in Russia's remote far eastern Kamchatka...

US pullout nears completion as Afghan forces battle Taliban

Afghan authorities on Tuesday vowed to retake all the districts lost to the Taliban as the pullout of US forces from the country neared completion.

Up to 1,500 firms affected in major ransomware attack, Kaseya says

Up to 1,500 businesses around the world may have been affected by a major ransomware attack that has shuttered hundreds of Swedish supermarkets,...

Indonesia imports oxygen as hospitals battered by Covid-19

Indonesia is sourcing emergency oxygen for virus patients from neighbouring Singapore and calling for help from other countries including China...

The war in Afghanistan, by the numbers

The war in Afghanistan -- launched on October 7, 2001 in the wake of the September 11 attacks -- is the longest ever waged by the United States.

Timeline : US intervention in Afghanistan

The United States descended on Afghanistan and its Taliban government in 2001 in the wake of the 9/11 attacks by Al-Qaeda, which had sought sanctuary...

America’s longest war, in pictures

America's longest war has all but ended.

Scenarios for Afghanistan with foreign troops all but gone

With the United States military presence in Afghanistan effectively over, the country faces an uncertain future with Taliban attacks rampant...

Israel ban on Arab family unifications lapses after PM loses vote

A ban in force since 2003 on Arab citizens and residents of Israel extending their rights to their Palestinian spouses came to an end on Tuesday...

Venezuela’s Maduro blows hot and cold in bid for sanctions relief

For Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, the voting in November's regional elections is a second-tier priority as the government looks to make...

Six school kids among nine Hong Kongers arrested for ‘bomb plot’

Six secondary school children were among nine Hong Kongers arrested on terror charges for allegedly trying to manufacture a powerful explosive,...

South Korean general arrested for sex crime : official

A South Korean two-star army general has been arrested for sexually harassing a female subordinate, officials said Tuesday, in the latest high-profile...

Afghan troops struggle to replace Americans at key base

After American troops withdrew without notifying them, Afghan soldiers guarding the Bagram Air Base have been left with thousands of Taliban...

Hong Kong leader dismisses Big Tech privacy law fears

Hong Kong's leader on Tuesday brushed off a warning by major tech companies including Google, Facebook and Twitter that they may quit the financial...

Podcasts burst onto China youth scene

A lesbian coming to terms with her sexuality, a village covering up abuses and a dissection of the three-child policy -- an explosion of Chinese...

Hong Kong leader dismisses Big Tech privacy law fears

Hong Kong's leader on Tuesday brushed off a warning by major tech companies including Google, Facebook and Twitter that they may quit the financial...

Survivor window closing in Japan landslide as death toll reaches seven

The desperate search for survivors in a Japanese resort town devastated by a landslide is becoming less hopeful, officials warned Tuesday, three...

Austria former far-right head pleads not guilty in corruption trial

Austria's former vice-chancellor and longtime leader of the far-right Freedom Party pleaded not guilty in his trial for alleged corruption on...

Migrants welcomed in Tunisia’s impoverished south

In the front row of a small classroom, three women, all different nationalities, avidly learn French in southern Tunisia's stifling summer heat...

Fears for future of Mexico City’s ‘green lung’

A major construction project in wetlands seen as one of the "green lungs" of smog-choked Mexico City has raised concerns for the future of the...

Storm Elsa moving on Florida after battering Cuba

As it moved toward Florida's Gulf Coast early Wednesday, Elsa weakened to a tropical storm, though it still barreled inland with gusty winds...