8 June 2021 News

United States, UN, China, Diplomacy, Russia were the most important topics in the news of the Tuesday 8 June 2021, but also: Brazil, Police, Australia, Crime, Winter Olympics 2018.

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Brazil Supreme Court to consider halting Copa America

Brazil's Supreme Court said Tuesday it would hold hearings on two requests to block the Copa America, casting new doubt on the troubled South...

Chile inaugurates Latin America’s first thermosolar plant

Chile on Tuesday inaugurated Latin America's first-ever thermosolar energy plant, a vast complex dubbed Cerro Dominador in the Atacama desert...

US to ‘supercharge’ pandemic fight with huge vaccine donation

The US will donate 500 million Covid-19 vaccine doses to poorer nations, the White House said Thursday, to "supercharge" the pandemic fight as...

Brazil Supreme Court to consider halting Copa America

Brazil's Supreme Court said Tuesday it would hold hearings on a request to block the Copa America, casting new doubt on the troubled South American...

Germany working with US on Russia pipeline worries : Blinken

Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Tuesday that Germany was cooperating to mitigate effects of major pipeline from Russia after a US decision...

Golf champ Cabrera extradited to Argentina to face domestic violence charges

Golf champion Angel "Pato" Cabrera, one of the most successful Latin Americans to play the sport, was extradited Tuesday from Brazil to his native...

US eases travel warning to countries including Olympics host Japan

The United States on Tuesday eased its warning against travel to a number of major nations including Olympics host Japan, Canada and Mexico after...

‘What’s the price today?’ : FBI phone app reaped secrets of global drug networks

One drug trafficker texted another that he had a "job" and a proven way to get it done: two kilograms of cocaine from Bogota using the French...

Mladic ruling brings peace to Srebrenica survivors

A few dozen women sit in a pavilion in front of rows of gravestones listening intently to the judgment: Ratko Mladic will spend the rest of his...

Trudeau slams ‘terrorist’ killing of Muslim family

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday denounced the killing of four Muslim family members, run down by the driver of a pick-up truck,...

Thousands of women and children flee Burkina Faso massacre

Burkina Faso said Tuesday that more than 7,000 people had fled the country's volatile north following the bloodiest massacre in a six-year-old...

China accuses US of ‘paranoid delusion’ over huge innovation bill

Beijing on Wednesday accused Washington of "paranoid delusion" after the US Senate passed a sweeping industrial policy bill aimed at countering...

Peru on edge as presidential vote count drags

Peru was on edge Tuesday as right-wing populist Keiko Fujimori cried foul after far-left rival Pedro Castillo took a narrow lead in the final...

Harris says no quick fix to root causes of migration

US Vice President Kamala Harris said Tuesday that tackling the root causes of migration would take time, vowing to visit the US-Mexican border...

Navalny dedicates award to all political prisoners in Russia, Belarus

Jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny has dedicated a prestigious rights award to all political prisoners in Russia and in Belarus, his daughter...

Tough fight looms against ransomware ‘epidemic’

The latest wave of ransomware attacks hitting the United States and globally portends a difficult battle against hackers, even as government...

Israel says Hamas jammed signals from destroyed media building

Israel said Tuesday that a Gaza media building it targeted was used by Hamas to jam air defenses but the Associated Press, whose office was destroyed...

Guterres tapped for second term as UN chief

The United Nations Security Council on Tuesday approved Secretary General Antonio Guterres for a second term, with conflict resolution set to...

Security Council grants Guterres second term as UN chief : official

The United Nations Security Council voted Tuesday to give Secretary General Antonio Guterres a second term, with conflict resolution set to top...

Navalny dedicates award to all political prisoners in Russia, Belarus

Jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny has dedicated a prestigious rights award to all political prisoners in Russia and in Belarus, his daughter...

France’s Macron slapped in the face while greeting crowd

French President Emmanuel Macron was slapped in the face while greeting a crowd in southeast France on Tuesday, in a shock incident he shrugged...

Paul Givan named N.Ireland’s next first minister : DUP

Regional lawmaker Paul Givan will serve as Northern Ireland's next first minister when incumbent Arlene Foster steps down, the Democratic Unionist...

New fighting in east Myanmar displaces around 100,000 : UN

An estimated 100,000 people have been displaced by new fighting between Myanmar's military and rebel groups in the east of the coup-stricken...

Major media, govt websites hit by global outage

Major media and government websites, including the White House, New York Times, Reddit and Amazon were temporarily down on Tuesday after being...

Israel lawmakers to vote Sunday on anti-Netanyahu govt

After weeks of political wrangling the Israeli parliament is set to vote Sunday on whether to install a "change" coalition and end Prime Minister...

Vietnam begs public for ‘vaccine fund’ donations after virus surge

Vietnam, once a model for its successful handling of the pandemic, has started asking for public donations to buy vaccines as it struggles to...

China warns US against trade deal with Taiwan

China on Tuesday warned the United States against pursuing a trade deal with Taiwan after Washington said it would start negotiations with the...

Foxconn subsidiary hit as Taiwan virus cluster grows

A subsidiary of Taiwan's tech giant Foxconn said Tuesday it has temporarily suspended operations after six foreign workers tested positive for...

China to offer Covid-19 vaccine to children as young as three

China has approved the emergency use of a Covid-19 vaccine for those as young as three, the drugmaker confirmed Tuesday, making it the first...

Heavy sleepers : elephants on epic trek take nap

A herd of wild elephants in southwestern China have been captured on camera taking a breather from a 500-kilometre march of chaos that has caused...

Australia’s largest dinosaur identified as new species

A gigantic dinosaur discovered in Australia's outback has been identified as a new species and recognised as one of the largest to ever roam...

Chinese policies could prevent millions of minority births in Xinjiang : report

Chinese policies aimed specifically at reducing the population of mainly Muslim Uyghurs in Xinjiang could prevent the birth of around four million...

EU chief defends China deal ahead of US summit

One of Brussels' top two leaders has defended the European Union's efforts to reach an investment agreement with China, ahead of summit meetings...

El Salvador woman jailed over abortion released

A Salvadorian woman sentenced to three decades in prison for undergoing an abortion was released Monday after almost nine years behind bars,...

Engineers re-open track after deadly Pakistani train crash

Pakistani engineers re-opened the nation's main north-south railway line Tuesday after clearing the mangled wreckage of two trains that collided...

Harris says US wants to work with Guatemala to limit migration

US Vice President Kamala Harris said Monday the United States hopes to work with Guatemala to address the root causes of illegal migration by...

Ratko Mladic : Serb crusader dubbed ‘epitome of evil’

Ratko Mladic insists he was chosen by "fate" to defend the Serb people from a Western onslaught, but on Tuesday he found that his fate is to...

Keiko Fujimori alleges fraud in tight Peru election

Peru's right-wing presidential candidate Keiko Fujimori on Monday raised allegations of "irregularities" and "signs of fraud" in Sunday's run-off...

‘Butcher of Bosnia’ Mladic’s life sentence upheld

UN judges on Tuesday upheld the genocide life sentence of former Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic over the 1995 Srebrenica massacre,...

Haiti postpones June 27 referendum, citing Covid

Haiti on Monday postponed a constitutional referendum scheduled for June 27 citing the coronavirus pandemic, but did not give a new date for...

Biden to champion democracy in first foreign trip

Joe Biden will fight what he calls a "defining" battle for democracy on his first foreign presidential trip, meeting top US allies in Europe...

Brazil braces for third wave of Covid-19

Already reeling from one of the highest death tolls in the pandemic, Brazil is bracing for the threat of a third wave of Covid-19, fueled by...

ANOM : Hundreds arrested in ‘staggering’ global crime sting

Police arrested more than 800 people worldwide in a huge global sting involving encrypted phones that were secretly planted by the FBI, law enforcement...

Apple doubles down on privacy in new iPhone software

Apple on Monday said it is ramping up privacy and expanding features in new iPhone operating software to be released later this year.

US approves first new Alzheimer’s drug in almost two decades

The United States on Monday approved a drug called Aduhelm to treat patients with Alzheimer's, the first new medicine against the disease in...

Biden invites Ukraine’s president to White House

President Joe Biden reaffirmed US support for Ukraine's territorial integrity Monday after Russian troop movements on its border, and invited...