6 September 2021 News

United States, Conflict, Afghanistan, Diplomacy, Mexico were the most important topics in the news of the Monday 6 September 2021, but also: Netherlands, Russia, Justice, Israel, Germany.

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MSF sounds alarm over plight of migrants in Mexico

Tens of thousands of migrants are in a situation of "extreme vulnerability" in Mexico due to overcrowding, inadequate healthcare and the risk...

In world first, Cuba starts Covid jabs for toddlers

Cuba on Monday became the first country in the world to vaccinate children from the age of two against Covid-19, using home-grown jabs not recognized...

Venezuela political talks enter final day in Mexico

Venezuelan political negotiators on Monday entered the last stretch of their latest round of talks focused on opposition demands for guarantees...

Pressure on US as NGOs say flights from Afghanistan blocked

President Joe Biden's administration faced mounting pressure Monday amid reports that several hundred people, including Americans, had been prevented...

Brazil legend Pele in hospital for six days : reports

Brazilian football great Pele has been hospitalized in Sao Paolo for six days due to health problems that emerged during routine examinations,...

Blinken in Doha for Afghan crisis talks with Qatar

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken met with Qatar's emir in Doha on Monday for crisis talks on Afghanistan after the Taliban claimed to have...

French cinema’s ‘national treasure’ Belmondo dies at 88

Actor Jean-Paul Belmondo, one of postwar French cinema's biggest stars whose charismatic smile lit up the screen for half a century, has died...

Boris times three : Russian opposition candidate decries lookalikes

Russian voters can be forgiven some confusion when they choose new lawmakers in Saint Petersburg later this month -- three candidates all have...

Families slam ‘corrupt’ Russia at MH17 crash trial

The traumatised families of 298 people killed in the shooting down of flight MH17 over Ukraine in 2014 demanded justice from Russia on Monday...

Nigeria troops raid bandit camps in northwest

Nigerian troops backed by gunships and fighter jets are carrying out an offensive against kidnap gangs in a northwestern state, where the authorities...

British aircraft carrier in Japan on Indo-Pacific mission

Britain's new HMS Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier has paid a port call to Japan, in a mission that adds to pressure from Tokyo, the US and allies...

At least 30 dead in DR Congo massacre blamed on jihadists

Rebels shot or hacked to death at least 30 people in a new massacre in northeastern DR Congo, local and UN sources said Monday.

Six Palestinians escape Israeli jail, including top ex-militant

Six Palestinians broke out of an Israeli prison Monday through a tunnel dug beneath a sink, triggering a massive manhunt for the group that includes...

Guinea junta stands by business commitments, vows ‘union’ government

The colonel behind a putsch in Guinea promised investors on Monday that business deals would not be affected by the country's latest coup and...

Taliban provincial governor vows to fight IS

As a Taliban commander, he spent years battling the former Afghan government. Now, with his hardline movement back in power, Mullah Neda Mohammad...

Taiwan warns Honduras against ‘flashy, false’ China promises

Taiwan warned Honduras on Monday against "flashy and false" promises by China after the Latin American nation's main opposition party vowed to...

Belarus hands long prison term to protest leader Kolesnikova

A court in Belarus sentenced one of the country's most prominent opposition figures, Maria Kolesnikova, to 11 years in prison on Monday after...

Philippines lifts lockdown in capital as virus surges

The Philippines will lift a stay-at-home order in the capital Manila this week as it trials "granular lockdowns", an official said Monday, in...

Greece faces criticism a year after migrant camp fires

One year after fire ripped through the notorious Moria migrant camp on the Greek island of Lesbos, the authorities say they've tackled the critical...

Mexican police break up US-bound migrant caravan

Mexican police dispersed on Sunday a caravan of about 400 mainly Central American migrants who had been hoping to walk to the US border.

From Moria’s ashes, a UN logbook shows Lesbos camp trauma

Unaccompanied children at the Moria migrant camp on Greece's Lesbos island had to deal with rats, flooding and the threat of electrocution: all...

Taliban claim total control over Afghanistan

The Taliban on Monday claimed total control over Afghanistan, saying they had won the key battle for the Panjshir Valley, the last remaining...

Tessa Ganserer fights for trans rights in German election run

In 2018, Tessa Ganserer made history as the first openly transgender woman to serve in a German state assembly.

Islamists’ grip on power at stake in lacklustre Morocco election

Moroccans go to the polls Wednesday for parliamentary and local elections that will determine the fate of the Islamist party that has ruled since...

Son of Kadhafi freed from Libyan jail : ministry

Saadi Kadhafi, a son of Libya's late dictator Moamer Kadhafi who was overthrown and killed in a 2011 uprising, has been freed from jail, a justice...

Islamic State group menace rebounds in Afghanistan

The Taliban had barely completed their takeover of the Afghan capital Kabul when the local affiliate of the Islamic State group struck, sowing...

Asian markets mostly up as weak US data soothes taper worries

Asian markets mostly rose Monday after a big miss on US jobs creation last month fuelled optimism that the Federal Reserve will hold fire on...

High inflation looms over ECB meeting

Rising eurozone inflation will provide the backdrop for the meeting of European Central Bank governors Thursday, with markets hoping for hints...

Israel mob killings bond grieving families but divide remains

Two Israeli men who lost close relatives in sectarian mob violence, one Jewish and one Arab, have bonded in grief -- but their contrasting pursuits...

In Covid-swamped Texas, patients die stranded in rural hospitals

Daniel Wilkinson survived two tours of duty in Afghanistan but died of complications from gallstones, deteriorating slowly as his under-equipped...

From lockup to landslide : meet DC’s first leader elected from jail

A few miles from the gleaming sandstone porticos and colonnades of the White House, Washington's most unlikely elected official has an executive...

9/11 : Ground Zero’s forgotten migrant cleaners demand recognition

Lucelly Gil is one of the forgotten victims of 9/11: an immigrant cleaner who spent months clearing up rubble from the World Trade Center and...

Spain’s ‘Fallas’ festival returns after pandemic pause

Valencia's "Fallas" festival wrapped up with fireworks and the burning of colourful sculptures on Sunday after returning to the eastern Spanish...

Bolsonaro goes all-in on Brazil national day rallies

Fighting record-low poll numbers, a weakening economy and a judiciary he says is stacked against him, President Jair Bolsonaro has called huge...

‘Freedom Tower’ – the skyscraper symbolizing New York’s resilience

It is the skyscraper that replaced the Twin Towers in New York's skyline. Inaugurated in 2014, the One World Trade Center has become a symbol...

Guantanamo, where the ‘war on terror’ drags on in military court

Twenty years after the September 11 attacks, the US "war on terror" is still being fought on a piece of hilly scrubland in southeast Cuba known...

Twenty years on, pandemic gives 9/11 conspiracists fresh impetus

For Heather Bauer, 9/11 anniversaries are about something other than the fallen Twin Towers, smoking wreckage at the Pentagon, and a crashed...

Blinken heads to Qatar on Afghan crisis mission

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken headed Sunday to Qatar on his first trip since the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan as he seeks a united...

Climate action cannot wait for pandemic to end, medical journals warn

Global warming is already affecting people's health so much that emergency action on climate change cannot be put on hold while the world deals...