29 May 2021 News

United States, Transport, Mexico, Police, France were the most important topics in the news of the Saturday 29 May 2021, but also: Colombia, Football, China, Military, Iran.

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News from 29/05/2021

‘Love Boat’ captain Gavin MacLeod dead at 90

Gavin MacLeod, a veteran supporting actor best known for his role as an ever-smiling cruise ship captain on the 1970s-80s sitcom "The Love Boat,"...

Chelsea shatter dream of Guardiola’s Man City to win Champions League final

Chelsea won the Champions League for the second time as a Kai Havertz goal secured a tense 1-0 victory over Manchester City in Saturday's final...

Canada extends shelf life of AstraZeneca jab by 1 month

Canadian health authorities announced Saturday they were pushing back the expiration date on nearly 50,000 doses of AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine...

Brazilians stage more protests against Bolsonaro

Tens of thousands of people in Brazil staged another day of protest against President Jair Bolsonaro, in particular for his chaotic handling...

Mexican wrestling fans celebrate return of ‘lucha libre’

The raucous sounds of roaring applause, lighthearted laughter and derisive whistles are again resounding through the cavernous Arena Mexico in...

Parents of Belarus dissident journalist join Warsaw rally

Hundreds of people in Warsaw on Saturday rallied in support of the Belarusian opposition, days after the regime in Minsk diverted a European...

Colombian army tightens grip on Cali after protests leave 13 dead

The Colombian army on Saturday tightened its control over Cali, the country's third largest city, after the latest anti-government protests left...

China cargo craft docks with space station module

A Chinese cargo spacecraft carrying equipment and supplies successfully docked with the core module of the country's future space station on...

French rock group Indochine plays Covid trial gig in Paris

Starved of live music for the past year, fans of veteran French rock band Indochine on Saturday got a chance to see their idols in concert, all...

DR Congo president says situation ‘under control’ after volcano eruption

The situation is "under control" following the eruption of a volcano in the Democratic Republic of Congo, President Felix Tshisekedi said on...

France hails ‘gentle’ policewoman stabbed in attack

Residents of a small French town laid cards and flowers Saturday at the spot where a "very kind" and "gentle" policewoman was seriously wounded...

Thousands rally against abortion in Croatia

Thousands of anti-abortion demonstrators took to the streets on Saturday in Croatia, a largely Catholic country where human rights activists...

Myanmar shadow govt says allying with rebels to ‘demolish’ junta

A shadow government in Myanmar seeking to reverse the February 1 coup has joined forces with a rebel group to "demolish" junta rule, it said...

Indonesia releases Iranian and Panamanian tankers after four months

Indonesia has released an Iranian tanker and a Panamanian vessel that were both seized at the beginning of the year on suspicion of illegal oil...

Vietnam discovers new hybrid virus variant

Vietnam has discovered a new Covid-19 variant which spreads quickly by air and is a combination of the Indian and British strains, health officials...

Libya strongman Haftar eyes December polls as support wanes

Libya's military strongman Khalifa Haftar is polishing his political image ahead of elections, after a crippling rout on the battlefield and...

Mexico accuses major clothing brands of cultural appropriation

Mexico has blasted major clothing brands Zara, Anthropologie and Patowl for using patterns and other elements of Mexican indigenous textiles...

Sri Lanka faces marine disaster as waves of plastic from burning ship wash ashore

Sri Lanka faces an unprecedented pollution crisis as waves of plastic waste from a burning container ship hit the coast and threaten to devastate...

Military deployed to Cali as Colombia marks full month of protests

Colombian President Ivan Duque announced Friday he was deploying military troops to the city of Cali, as international alarm grows over the policing...

‘Friends’ : The One Where China Censors Lady Gaga And Justin Bieber

Chinese fans of the popular sitcom "Friends" were furious after censors cut guest stars Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber and Korean boyband BTS from...

California shooter an employer’s worst nightmare

A disgruntled, heavily-armed employee shows up at work and murders nine of his colleagues: this week's carnage at a California rail yard is every...

Questioning of medical team over Maradona’s death delayed

The interrogation of a medical team under formal investigation for manslaughter over the death of footballing legend Diego Maradona in Argentina...

Tourists scarce as travel bubbles fail to inflate

Quarantine-free travel bubbles were hailed as tourism's "godsend" earlier this year, but cancellations and suspensions have deflated hopes they...

Coronavirus sweeps through Thailand’s overcrowded prisons

A coronavirus surge sweeping through Thailand's prisons has thrown the spotlight on the kingdom's overcrowded penal system, where some inmates...

Coronavirus storm engulfs Everest

Mount Everest guide Buddhi Bahadur Lama has spent days isolated in a tent after testing positive for coronavirus, as an outbreak that climbers...

Canadian MP caught naked during telework for second time in a month

A Canadian MP has stepped down from some of his duties and said he is seeking "assistance" after being caught on camera urinating during a video...