Day: June 8, 2020


President Jair Bolsonaro threatens to pull Brazil from WHO

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President Jair Bolsonaro threatened Friday to withdraw Brazil from the World Health Organization, following in the footsteps of his US counterpart, Donald Trump, accusing it of “ideological bias.”.

Indonesian army helicopter crashes, killing 3, report says

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An Indonesian army helicopter crashed in Central Java province on Saturday, killing three of the nine passengers on board, a TV report said.

US envoy Zalmay Khalilzad to travel to Qatar, Pakistan and Afghanistan

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“The primary focus of Ambassador Khalilzad’s trip is to obtain agreement between the Afghan parties on the practical next steps necessary for a smooth start to intra-Afghan negotiations,” an official statement said.

Twenty-six massacred in central Mali

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Twenty-six people were killed in an attack on a village in central Mali, officials said Saturday, in the latest violence to hit the West African nation.

German lawmakers criticize reported US troop withdrawal plan

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11 Taliban members killed, 6 injured in clashes in Afghanistan

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Pakistan Army claims to shoot down ‘Indian spying quadcopter’ along LoC

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The Pakistan Army on Saturday claimed to have shot down an “Indian spying quadcopter” allegedly intruding across the Line of Control (LoC). ​​Military spokesman Major General Babar Iftikhar said that the mini copter violated the country’s airspace in Khanjar sector of the LoC. “The quadcopter had intruded 500 metres on Pakistan’s side of the LoC,” he said in a statement.

‘BlackLivesMatter’ protests in London descend into violence

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About 20 unarmed police officers who were not dressed in riot gear were hit with glass bottles and other projectiles as ‘BlackLivesMatter’ protestors clashed with cops trying to guard the front gates of Downing Street as protests in London turned violent on Saturday. The protests were sparked by the death of George Floyd during a police arrest at Minneapolis in the United States on May 25.​

Pandemic, dire economy, unrest upend US presidential race

08/06/2020

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Three concurrent crises scarring the United States — a deadly health pandemic, economic despair and widespread social unrest — have reframed this year’s presidential contest and prompted national reflection over racial inequality in America.

Sweden didn’t lock down, but economy to plunge anyway

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Unlike most countries, Sweden never locked down during the coronavirus pandemic, largely keeping businesses operating, but the economy appears to be taking a hard hit nonetheless.