11 May 2021 News

Russia, Britain, China, Israel, Italy were the most important topics in the news of the Tuesday 11 May 2021, but also: France, Brazil, United States, Conflict, Japan.

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Frenchman accused of child’s murder jailed for second killing

A former French soldier who has admitted to killing an eight-year-old girl in a case that shook the country nearly four years ago was sentenced...

Venezuela asks Spain to extradite convicted opposition politician

Venezuela's Supreme Court on Tuesday sent a request to Spain for the extradition of exiled opposition politician Leopoldo Lopez, who has been...

Brazil to start vaccinating Olympic athletes

Brazil will begin vaccinating Olympic athletes and other members of its Tokyo-bound delegation against Covid-19 this week, officials said Tuesday.

UN Security Council to meet Wednesday over Middle East unrest

The UN Security Council will hold an urgent meeting on Wednesday over the deadly unrest playing out between Israel and the Palestinians, its...

Brazil states suspend AstraZeneca vaccine for pregnant women

Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and other Brazilian states on Tuesday suspended immunization of pregnant women with the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine...

US says reviewing Open Skies as Putin moves to exit

The United States said Tuesday it was reviewing the previous administration's withdrawal from the Open Skies Treaty as Russia moved formally...

Five members of Gaza family perish in Israeli strike

Young brothers Ibrahim and Marwan were filling sacks of straw in northern Gaza when an Israeli strike came from the skies. In an instant, they...

Death toll from Colombia protests climbs to 42 : ombudsman

At least 42 people have been killed in near-daily protests against the Colombian government since April 28, the country's human rights ombudsman...

Ukraine searches home of pro-Russia MP and Putin ally

The Kiev home of powerful pro-Russian lawmaker Viktor Medvedchuk was being searched on Tuesday as part of an ongoing investigation into treason,...

Army used ‘disproportionate’ force in 1971 NIreland killings : coroner

British soldiers used "clearly disproportionate" force during violence in Northern Ireland that saw 10 civilians shot dead nearly 50 years ago,...

Queen returns to public stage with UK govt’s new agenda

Queen Elizabeth II outlined her government's post-pandemic legislative agenda as she opened a new session of the UK parliament on Tuesday, in...

Italy’s Berlusconi back in hospital : party source

Former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi has been readmitted to hospital, a source close to his Forza Italia party said Tuesday.

Nine dead in Russia school shooting

At least nine people, most of them children, were killed Tuesday when a lone teenage gunman opened fire at a school in the central Russian city...

Panic and prayers : the day John Paul II was shot

Saint Peter's Square in Rome was packed with 20,000 faithful hoping to catch a glimpse of John Paul II on that fateful May afternoon 40 years...

Japan launches first joint military drill with US, France

Japanese, US and French troops kicked off their first-ever joint military drill Tuesday in southwestern Japan, as concerns rise over China's...

Fears for whale stranded in London’s Thames

Fears were growing in London on Monday for the fate of an infant whale that was rescued from the banks of the River Thames, only to swim upstream...

Malnutrition strikes children in DR Congo’s fragile Kasai region

Claudine Kamwanya's twins are barely two but have the ethereal look of the very old.

Growing movement for ‘fair share’ climate commitments

When US President Joe Biden pledged last month to cut his country's carbon emissions in half by 2030, Japan and Canada quickly followed suit....

Japan’s Osaka ‘not sure’ Olympics should happen as doubts grow

Japanese superstar Naomi Osaka has admitted she is "not really sure" the coronavirus-hit Tokyo Olympics should go ahead, as doubts grow about...

Hong Kong scraps mandatory vaccines for foreign domestic workers

Hong Kong on Tuesday scrapped a plan to make coronavirus vaccines mandatory for foreign domestic workers after the proposal sparked an outcry...

Thailand seeking ‘humanitarian’ solution for detained Myanmar journalists

Thailand said Tuesday it was seeking a "humanitarian" solution for three Myanmar journalists arrested after fleeing across the border to escape...

China posts slowest population growth in decades

China's population has grown at its slowest pace in decades, reaching 1.41 billion, census results showed on Tuesday, highlighting fears of a...

Kakao to buy online novel app Radish for $440m

Online fiction app Radish is being bought for $440 million by South Korean internet conglomerate Kakao, the two firms said Tuesday, making a...