9 May 2021 News

Russia, Crime, Military, Afghanistan, Conflict were the most important topics in the news of the Sunday 9 May 2021, but also: Britain, Italy, China, Donald Trump, United States.

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News from 09/05/2021

Taliban declare three-day Afghan ceasefire for Eid holiday

The Taliban on Monday declared a three-day ceasefire in Afghanistan to mark this week's Eid al-Fitr holiday, just two days after the government...

Under fire Bolsonaro leads motorcycle rally of supporters

Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro rode at the head of a large motorbike rally by his supporters on Sunday amid harsh criticism over his management...

Trump ‘egged on’ Capitol rioters : Facebook panel co-chair

Donald Trump encouraged the Capitol rioters and so earned his Facebook ban, but the social media giant's rules are in "shambles" and need fixing,...

Iraqi reporter seriously wounded day after activist’s killing sparks protests

An Iraqi journalist was in intensive care after being shot in the head early Monday, doctors said, only 24 hours after a leading anti-government...

Gatlin eyes gold at Tokyo Olympics and beyond

Veteran US sprinter Justin Gatlin set his sights on winning another Olympic gold at the Tokyo Games on Sunday -- then refused to rule out continuing...

Sicilian judge killed by mafia takes step to sainthood

An Italian judge murdered by the mafia in Sicily took a step towards sainthood Sunday, almost three decades after being declared a martyr by...

British royal offers to sell access to Putin : report

Queen Elizabeth's cousin, Prince Michael of Kent, has been caught offering investors access to the Kremlin in exchange for personal gain, according...

Athletics chief Coe says Tokyo Games can be ‘beacon of hope’

World Athletics chief Sebastian Coe said Sunday he believes the coronavirus-postponed Tokyo Olympics can be "a beacon of hope and optimism",...

Putin on WWII Victory Day vows to ‘firmly’ defend Russian interests

President Vladimir Putin on Sunday vowed Russia will "firmly" defend national interests and denounced the return of "Russophobia", as the country...

Elon Musk says he is first SNL host with Asperger’s syndrome

Elon Musk kicked off his "Saturday Night Live" debut by declaring himself to be the first person with Asperger's syndrome to host the US comedy...

Putin on WWII Victory Day says will ‘firmly’ defend Russian interests

President Vladimir Putin on Sunday vowed that Russia will "firmly" defend national interests and denounced the return of "Russophobia", as the...

France’s Macron tacks right in bid for 2022 triumph

Will Emmanuel Macron, the political wunderkind who steamrolled France's establishment parties to win power as a centrist insurgent in 2017, survive...

Maldives arrests third suspect in Nasheed assassination attempt

The Maldivian police Sunday arrested a third suspect in the attempted assassination of former president Mohamed Nasheed, officials said as a...

Taliban and Afghan forces declare Eid holiday ceasefire as violence soars

The Taliban and Afghan government Monday declared a three-day ceasefire for this week's Eid al-Fitr holiday, following a sharp spike in violence...

African nations gear up to polish image at Dubai Expo

African nations are attending this year's Dubai Expo 2020 in force, hoping to project an image of a modern and ambitious continent and shed stereotypes...

Fire and rehire : Britain’s new labour battleground?

As coronavirus wreaks severe economic damage, some British employers stand accused of taking a highly controversial measure to stay afloat: fire...

Large Chinese rocket segment disintegrates over Indian Ocean

A large segment of a Chinese rocket re-entered the Earth's atmosphere and disintegrated over the Indian Ocean on Sunday, China's space agency...

Sicilian judge killed by mafia takes step to sainthood

An Italian judge murdered by the mafia in Sicily takes a step towards sainthood Sunday, almost three decades after being declared a martyr by...

Chinese rocket segment disintegrates over Indian Ocean

A large segment of a Chinese rocket re-entered the Earth's atmosphere and disintegrated over the Indian Ocean on Sunday, the Chinese space agency...

Spain ends Covid state of emergency

Spain has lifted a state of emergency in place since October to fight the pandemic, allowing Spaniards to travel between regions for the first...

Iraq’s heritage battered by desert sun, rain and state apathy

One of the world's oldest churches is crumbling deep in Iraq's desert, another victim of years of conflict, government negligence and climate...

New York Times Square shooting leaves three injured, including a child

A shooting in New York's bustling Times Square on Saturday injured a four-year-old girl and two women, in the latest incident of gun violence...