11 June 2021 News

United States, Conflict, China, Diplomacy, Britain were the most important topics in the news of the Friday 11 June 2021, but also: Iran, Venezuela, France, UN, Israel.

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News from 11/06/2021

Bolsonaro booed on plane, tells critics to ‘take a donkey’

They say Brazil is polarized under far-right President Jair Bolsonaro, but the divide was literal Friday, when he boarded a commercial plane...

Nicaragua tests Biden’s democracy agenda in Latin America

Nicaragua's sweeping crackdown on opposition poses a test for US President Joe Biden, who has put a top priority on promoting democracy and promised...

Mali announces new govt with army in key roles

Mali announced a new government on Friday in which key roles were retained by army figures, according to a statement read out on the national...

No ‘serious irregularities’ in Peru poll, OAS says, after fraud claims

Peru's disputed presidential vote had not shown any "serious irregularities", international election monitors said Friday, as the country's caretaker...

French army kills Mali jihadist linked to journalist murders

French soldiers have killed a Malian jihadist suspected of being responsible for the kidnapping and deaths of two French journalists in 2013,...

Pulitzer Board honors teen who filmed George Floyd murder

The Pulitzer Prize Board awarded a "special citation" on Friday to the teenager whose video of the murder of George Floyd by a white police officer...

UK’s Johnson touts solidarity at G7 but cuts overseas aid

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is championing solidarity at the G7 summit, defying criticism of cuts to UK foreign aid by sharing millions of doses...

Canada, UNHCR seeking $1.44 bln for Venezuela migrants

Canada and the UN refugee agency said Friday $1.44 billion is urgently needed to support Venezuelans who fled political and economic unrest,...

Mixed emotions for Macron as US re-engages with world

Emmanuel Macron wrapped his arm around Joe Biden's shoulders when they met for the first time on Friday at the G7 summit in Cornwall.

USAID chief to address migration roots on Central America trip

USAID chief Samantha Power will visit Central America on her first international trip since taking office as President Joe Biden's administration...

Surf and bitcoin, El Salvador beach town rides crypto wave

The beach town of El Zonte on El Salvador's Pacific coast is a laid back surfer's haven with white beaches, palm trees, and a small population...

Young Afghans on trial over fire at Greek migrant camp

Four young Afghan asylum-seekers went on trial in Greece on Friday accused of starting the devastating fires that burnt down Europe's largest...

EU’s new top graft fighter to probe ‘powerful and dangerous’

Europe's new top graft fighting body will probe the "powerful", "rich" and "dangerous", its head warned Friday on her first visit to an EU member...

US, China clash as Biden debuts at G7

The United States and China clashed in rare talks Friday as President Joe Biden made his international debut at the G7 summit, with his administration...

Yemen FM warns Huthi attacks threaten peace process

Yemen's foreign minister warned Friday that Huthi rebels could thwart a renewed diplomatic push for peace as they scramble to seize a key city...

Jill Biden and Kate meet Greta’s literary avatar at G7

Young climate campaigner Greta Thunberg is not attending the G7 summit but she made her presence felt Friday as US First Lady Jill Biden and...

Screaming artist electrifies Belarus protests in Warsaw

With her blood-curdling, lung-bursting screams of protest outside the European Commission office in Warsaw, 28-year-old artist Jana Shostak has...

Chinese official found dead amid probe into fatal ultramarathon

A top official from the Chinese county that hosted a fatal ultramarathon last month has been found dead, authorities said Friday, as 27 people...

Mozambique urged to use force wisely, aid and dialogue to tackle insurgency

Mozambique should combine its military response to a spiralling jihadist insurgency with aid to disenchanted communities and dialogue with militants...

Over 30,000 children risk death in famine-hit Tigray : UN

Tens of thousands of malnourished children risk dying in hard-to-reach areas of Ethiopia's conflict-wracked Tigray region, now hit by famine,...

Hardline Pakistani cleric detained for threating Malala Yousafzai

A firebrand Pakistani scholar has been detained for making death threats against Nobel prize laureate Malala Yousafzai over her comments on marriage,...

Foreign businesses shocked by rollout of China’s anti-sanctions law

China's quick rollout of a law against foreign sanctions has left European and American companies shocked and facing "irreconcilable" compliance...

WHO declares Philippines polio-free after vaccine campaign

The Philippines is once again polio-free, the World Health Organization said Friday, after a successful vaccination campaign that has raised...

Migrant workers in Malaysia win Goodyear legal battle

Dozens of foreign workers in Malaysia have won a legal battle against US tyre giant Goodyear for underpaying them, their lawyer said Friday,...

Indonesia dengue fever study offers hope in disease battle

Dengue fever infections dropped dramatically in an Indonesian study where a bacteria was introduced into disease-carrying mosquitoes, offering...

Russia preparing to give Iran advanced satellite system : report

Russia is set to deliver an advanced satellite system to Iran that will vastly improve its spying capabilities, according to a US media report.

Rover leaves ‘China’s imprint’ on Mars

Solar panel "wings" spread out and two camera "eyes" pointing ahead, China's Mars rover Zhurong struck a birdlike pose as it explored the red...

Trump surveillance of Democrats sparks abuse of power claims

Democrats erupted in outrage Friday over news that Donald Trump's Justice Department secretly surveilled lawmakers probing possible collusion...

In Draghi’s Italy, far-right gains ground with Meloni

Almost all of Italy's political parties rallied behind Mario Draghi when he became prime minister -- but the public seems to be falling for his...

Johnson hails Britain’s ‘indestructible’ relationship with US

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson hailed the UK-US relationship as "indestructible" after his first meeting with President Joe Biden ahead...

G7 countries move closer to tax plan for US tech giants

G7 countries that make up lucrative markets for US tech giants have moved closer to a plan to squeeze more tax money from the coffers of Amazon,...

Hong Kong to censor films for national security breaches

Hong Kong censors are to vet all films for national security breaches under expanded powers announced on Friday, in the latest blow to the financial...

Puerto Rico electricity firm says hit by cyberattack and fire

A fire at an electrical substation left hundreds of thousands of Puerto Ricans in the dark on Thursday, shortly after the power company reported...

After Pablo Iglesias’ departure, Spain’s Podemos names new head

The radical left-wing Podemos, junior partner in Spain's ruling coalition, is expected to name Ione Belarra as its leader Sunday after the departure...

Egypt eyes Gaza reconstruction to boost regional clout

Egypt is banking on a $500-million Gaza reconstruction project to shore up its influence in the Middle East, capitalising on clout it garnered...

G7 leaders convene summit drive for billion jabs

G7 leaders were greeted by Britain's Queen Elizabeth II on Friday after opening their first in-person talks in nearly two years, touting an...

Palestinians in Jerusalem’s Sheikh Jarrah fear for future

Aref Hammad's neighbourhood of Sheikh Jarrah in Israeli-annexed east Jerusalem shot to recent world attention, but he fears without continued...

Iran nuclear talks will survive presidential vote : analysts

Iran's presidential vote next week will likely replace a moderate with an ultraconservative, but this shouldn't derail ongoing nuclear talks...

Venezuela’s public sector surviving on ‘starvation salary’

Johany Perez, a stretcher-bearer at a hospital in Caracas, earns a "starvation wage" of the minimum $2.20 a month in a Venezuela wracked by a...

‘Misogynistic perverts’ : Aussie star pulls out of Olympic swim trials

Blaming "misogynistic perverts in sport and their boot lickers", dual Olympic silver medallist Maddie Groves has pulled out of Australia's swimming...