10 June 2021 News

United States, Military, The European Union, Conflict, Diplomacy were the most important topics in the news of the Thursday 10 June 2021, but also: Brazil, China, Crime, Police, Environment.

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News from 10/06/2021

Trump-appointed US ambassador to Brazil resigns

The American ambassador to Brazil, Todd Chapman, a Donald Trump appointee seen as close to far-right President Jair Bolsonaro, said Thursday...

US slaps Yemen Huthis with sanctions over offensive

The United States on Thursday imposed sanctions targeting Yemen's Huthi rebels as it voiced exasperation that the Iranian-banked insurgents have...

ICRC chief urges EU to respect refugee law

The EU needs to respect refugee law as it copes with migration flows, many of which are triggered by wars, the head of the International Committee...

The Sahel : Terror, poverty and climate change

With French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday announcing a revamp of France's military deployment in the Sahel, we take a look at this deeply...

US, EU demand action to end ‘nightmare’ in Ethiopia’s Tigray

The US and EU issued an impassioned plea Thursday for greater international efforts to tackle an emerging famine in Ethiopia's Tigray and end...

IMF warns of risks after El Salvador adopts bitcoin

A spokesman for the IMF on Thursday warned of the risks of using bitcoin for day-to-day transactions after El Salvador, which is in negotiations...

Peru presidential vote result days away, as candidate faces detention

Final results from Peru's presidential election -- in which leftist Pedro Castillo considers himself the winner -- are still days away, officials...

Wife of ‘El Chapo’ pleads guilty to drug trafficking

The wife of jailed Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman pleaded guilty on Thursday to helping her husband smuggle narcotics into the United...

US image abroad has improved with Biden election : Pew survey

The international image of the United States has improved following the election of Democrat Joe Biden but concerns remain over the health of...

Wife of ‘El Chapo’ pleads guilty to drug trafficking

The wife of jailed Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman pleaded guilty on Thursday to helping her husband smuggle narcotics into the United...

Frenchman given 4 months in jail for slapping Macron

A court on Thursday sentenced to four months in prison a man who slapped President Emmanuel Macron across the face after being angered by what...

Central African Republic govt resigns

Central African Republic Prime Minister Firmin Ngrebada and his government resigned on Thursday, setting the stage for a political reshuffle...

Macron announces Sahel troop drawdown, calls for new force

President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday announced a major drawdown of France's military presence in the Sahel where forces have been battling jihadist...

UK health minister denies claims of lies over virus response

Britain's health minister on Thursday rejected bombshell claims made by Boris Johnson's influential former top aide that he had lied to the prime...

Brazil Supreme Court to decide fate of Copa America

Brazil's Supreme Court opened an extraordinary session Thursday to decide whether the Copa America can go ahead in three days, the latest threat...

Berlin mayor hopeful stripped of title in uni scandal

A leading candidate standing for Berlin mayor in September was stripped of her doctorate Thursday over plagiarism charges weeks after she resigned...

Euro 2020 finally set for lift-off under Covid cloud

The delayed Euro 2020 tournament will finally get underway on Friday, a year behind schedule, with Covid still set to cast a shadow over the...

Biden drops plan to ban Chinese-owned apps TikTok, WeChat

President Joe Biden has revoked executive orders from his predecessor Donald Trump seeking to ban Chinese-owned apps TikTok and WeChat from US...

India’s Olympic team to be fully vaccinated : sports chief

India's Olympic contingent will be fully vaccinated by early July ahead of their journey to Tokyo for the Games, the country's top sports official...

Toshiba sought govt help to influence shareholder vote : probe

Japan's Toshiba sought government help to try and influence a boardroom vote proposed by activist shareholders at its last regular annual general...

Risky undercover work key in ANOM police coup

In bamboozling criminal networks into embracing a bogus encrypted messaging app, police relied on cutting-edge tech to outflank gangsters in...

Child survivor of Italy’s cable car crash leaves hospital

The sole survivor of a deadly cable car crash in Italy was released from hospital on Thursday, health authorities said, noting that the five-year-old's...

Sri Lanka probes possible oil slick off sinking ship

Sri Lanka announced an investigation Thursday into a possible oil slick reported off its west coast where a container ship is submerged after...

Navalny team vows to fight on after ‘extremism’ ruling

Jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny's anti-corruption group vowed Thursday to fight on after a court branded it an "extremist" organisation...

Three Palestinians killed in clash with Israeli forces

Three Palestinians were killed early Thursday by Israeli special forces who were on a mission to arrest suspected "terrorists" in the occupied...

Hong Kong speedboat smuggling bust nets luxury goods trove

Hong Kong customs announced their biggest ever bust of a speedboat gang smuggling luxury goods into the mainland on Thursday, unveiling a haul...

EU chiefs to tackle Johnson on N.Ireland dispute at G7

Europe's bitter dispute with Britain over post-Brexit trade rules for Northern Ireland will haunt Prime Minister Boris Johnson's G7 summit this...

Meatpacking giant JBS pays $11 million to ransomware hackers

JBS, one of the world's biggest meat processors, has paid bitcoin worth $11 million in ransom to hackers to prevent any further disruption after...

Twelve killed in Myanmar military plane crash

Twelve people were killed when a Myanmar military plane carrying a senior monk and several donors to a religious event crashed in a central region...

South Korean MP apologises over BTS tattoo pictures

South Korea's youngest MP apologised Thursday after she provoked fury among BTS fans by using pictures of tattooed singer Jungkook to promote...

Taiwan activists slam ‘discriminatory’ coronavirus migrant curbs

Taiwanese rights activists on Thursday urged authorities to revoke a "discriminatory" ban on migrant workers going outside after a coronavirus...

Looking for love, white rhino ‘Emma’ lands in Japan

Like many of us, Emma has had her travel plans derailed by coronavirus. But after months of delay, the white rhino has arrived in Japan and is...

China arrests 1,100 over cryptocurrency money laundering

China has arrested more than a thousand people for using the profits from crime to buy cryptocurrencies, security officials said, as part of...

India posts record new Covid deaths after data revision

India on Thursday recorded a global record of more than 6,000 coronavirus deaths in 24 hours after one state dramatically revised upwards its...

Thousands of Colombians in fresh protests against President Duque

Thousands of people took to the streets in several cities across Colombia Wednesday in fresh protests against President Ivan Duque.

In migration lull, Greece bolsters border arsenal

As the sun dips into the wetlands of northeastern Evros, Greece's river border with Turkey, two Greek guards climb into a boat to begin their...

Myanmar military plane crashes, casualties feared

A Myanmar military plane crashed near the central city of Mandalay due to bad weather on Thursday, a junta spokesman said, with conflicting reports...

Meatpacking giant JBS pays $11 million to ransomware hackers

JBS, one of the world's biggest meat processors, has paid bitcoin worth $11 million in ransom to hackers to prevent any further disruption after...

Myanmar junta hits Suu Kyi with graft charges

The Myanmar junta has hit deposed civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi with corruption charges over claims she accepted illegal payments of gold...

Twelve dead in Mumbai building collapse

At least 12 people, including eight children, were killed when heavy monsoon rains caused a residential building to collapse in a Mumbai slum,...

Wounded Myanmar protesters fear arrest in junta hospitals

Protesters shot during rallies against Myanmar's military regime are avoiding treatment for their wounds, fearing arrest if they visit junta-run...

American ex-priest faces East Timor child sex-abuse trial

A defrocked American priest accused of molesting girls for years at an East Timor shelter has gone on trial in a case that split the overwhelmingly...

Former PM nicknamed ‘Fist’ wins Mongolia presidential election

Mongolia's new president Khurelsukh Ukhnaa is a macho character who has been photographed topless on horseback Putin-style, and became known...

Jabs for votes : Lebanon’s oligarchs turn to Covid bribery

Lebanon's cash-strapped leaders are bribing their base with free Covid-19 jabs ahead of next year's elections, in what observers say is the latest...

Peugeot to be prosecuted in France over ‘dieselgate’

French car maker Peugeot is facing prosecution in France over the "dieselgate" emissions cheating scandal, its parent company Stellantis said...

South Korea building collapse kills nine

At least nine people were killed when a five-storey building being demolished in South Korea suddenly collapsed, crushing a bus, officials said.

Child labour swells for first time in two decades : UN

The world has marked the first rise in child labour in two decades and the coronavirus crisis threatens to push millions more youngsters toward...

Blocked by Biden, Canadian company drops Keystone pipeline

Blocked by US President Joe Biden, Canada's TC Energy said Wednesday it had officially terminated the Keystone XL Pipeline project, throwing...