15 May 2021 News

Conflict, Israel, China, Spain, Europe were the most important topics in the news of the Saturday 15 May 2021, but also: Diplomacy, France, Colombia, Britain, Hong Kong.

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News from 15/05/2021

Thousands of Colombians in anti-govt march in Madrid

Thousands of Colombians marched through central Madrid on Saturday in support of anti-governments protests back home which over 40 people have...

Thousands rally across Europe to back Palestinians

Tens of thousands of protesters marched in support of Palestinians on Saturday in major European cities including London, Berlin, Madrid and...

France hits 20 million milestone in Covid vaccination drive

France reached its target of injecting 20 million initial doses of coronavirus vaccines Saturday, days ahead of a hugely anticipated reopening...

Greek far-right MEP in Athens after Belgian extradition

A Greek member of the European Parliament and convicted neo-Nazi arrested in Belgium on a European warrant arrived in Athens on Saturday following...

Left-leaning body to draft new constitution for a new Chile

Chileans leaned left but turned their backs on traditional political parties in electing a 155-member body to rewrite the country's conservative,...

What is the endgame for Hamas and Israel in new showdown?

It took just days for decades-old tensions between Israel and the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas to spiral out of control, causing deaths and...

Ten family members killed in Israeli strike on Gaza : medics

Ten members of a single extended family were killed in an Israeli air strike early Saturday on the western Gaza Strip, medics in the Palestinian...

Taiwan warns Jimmy Lai asset freeze signals new Hong Kong risk

Taiwan on Saturday warned that risks for businesses have increased in Hong Kong after authorities in the international finance hub used asset...

Moderate conservative Larijani bids for Iran presidential race

Iran's former parliament speaker Ali Larijani, a moderate conservative and a supporter of Tehran's nuclear deal with world powers, submitted...

Two tornadoes strike China, killing at least 12

Two tornadoes that struck central and eastern China killed at least 12 people and injured more than 400, authorities said Saturday.

India’s interfaith volunteers help farewell Covid victims

Suneet Sharma has calmly staged dozens of funerals each day of India's resurgent coronavirus crisis -- but he was overwhelmed when a father arrived...

Venezuela paper seized in defamation case filed by top leader

Venezuelan authorities on Friday seized the headquarters of a newspaper critical of President Nicolas Maduro's government, to cover $13 million...

Israel escalation puts new Gulf partners in diplomatic bind

The deadly escalation between Israel and the Palestinians has embarrassed Gulf states which forged ties with the Jewish state and put a strain...

‘Nihao Mars’ : China’s Zhurong rover touches down on Red Planet

China's probe to Mars touched down on the Red Planet early Saturday to deploy its Zhurong rover, state media reported, a triumph for Beijing's...

Ivory Coast PM returns home after medical treatment in France

Ivory Coast's Prime Minister Patrick Achi returned home on Friday after receiving medical treatment in France for four days, appearing on television...