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Venezuelan opposition politician Leopoldo Lopez arrives in Spain

Spanish foreign ministry confirms Lopez’s arrival after spending a year at Spanish ambassador’s residence in Venezuela. Venezuelan opposition politician Leopoldo

    

Biden blasts Trump as U.S. COVID-19 cases mount, Pence staff faces outbreak | CBC News

U.S. Vice-President Mike Pence forged ahead with campaigning on Sunday despite a COVID-19 outbreak among his aides, and President Donald

    

Pope appoints Wilton Gregory as first African American cardinal

Pope Francis on Sunday named 13 new cardinals, including Washington DC Archbishop Wilton Gregory, who will become the first Black

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BBC

Prue Leith: NHS can serve ‘delicious’ food on a budget

The Bake Off star leads a review into hospital meals suggesting digital menus and 24 hour food service. Source link

Boris Johnson and Priti Patel ‘should apologise for lawyer attacks’

More than 800 legal professionals accuse ministers of “hostility” which they claim jeopardises safety. Source link

‘Generation Covid’ hit hard by the pandemic, research reveals

People aged 16-25 were more than twice as likely as older workers to have lost their job. Source link

Isle of Wight tanker stowaways: ‘Special forces involved’

Special forces were involved in the operation on board the vessel off the Isle of Wight. Source link

Coronavirus: Spain imposes national night-time curfew to curb infections

As well as a night-time curfew, travel between regions will be banned under the emergency measures. Source link

Asia

  

Armenia, Azerbaijan Agree “Humanitarian Ceasefire”: US

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo tweeted that the negotiations had been “intensive.” (File) Washington: Armenia and Azerbaijan have again

  

Trump’s COVID-19 Response A “Screw” Up, Says Obama

Barack Obama hit the campaign trail on Saturday for his former vice president Joe Biden. (File) Miami: Former US president

Africa

   

Seychelles election: Wavel Ramkalawan in landmark win

The opposition wins the presidency for the first time since independence from the UK. Source link

   

Nigeria protests: Police chief deploys ‘all resources’ amid street violence

The shooting of unarmed protesters earlier this week sparked the worst street violence seen in two decades. Source link

China

Coronavirus live news: Beijing locks down 10 residential compounds amid new outbreak

Confirmed coronavirus cases in Colombia have risen to over 50,000, the country’s Health Ministry said on Sunday, while neighbouring Ecuador

Hong Kong’s Disneyland to reopen on June 18 after coronavirus break

FILE PHOTO: A locked gate is seen after the Hong Kong Disneyland theme park closed due to the coronavirus outbreak

Explosion leaves 19 dead and 189 injured after tanker truck careers into factory

A DOUBLE explosion in China has killed 19 people and injured 189 more after a tanker truck careered off a

Russia

US sanctions Russian CHEMICAL research institute, saying it’s ‘connected’ to Triton computer malware

A Moscow research institute involved in developing the S-300 air defense missiles has been blacklisted by the US Treasury Department

Former Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko investigated for plotting coup

The Ukrainian Prosecutor General’s Office has launched a criminal case into an alleged coup plot by former President Petro Poroshenko

‘Nothing to do with reality’: Embassy rejects new US claims of Russia’s cyber ops, says they aimed at fomenting Russophobia

Russia’s embassy in the US has trashed charges against six alleged Russian military intelligence officers – accused of cyber attacks

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US sanctions Russian CHEMICAL research institute, saying it’s ‘connected’ to Triton computer malware

A Moscow research institute involved in developing the S-300 air defense missiles has been blacklisted by the US Treasury Department

    

Former Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko investigated for plotting coup

The Ukrainian Prosecutor General’s Office has launched a criminal case into an alleged coup plot by former President Petro Poroshenko

    

‘Nothing to do with reality’: Embassy rejects new US claims of Russia’s cyber ops, says they aimed at fomenting Russophobia

Russia’s embassy in the US has trashed charges against six alleged Russian military intelligence officers – accused of cyber attacks

Australasia

  

New Zealand government deploys nude ‘porn actors’ in web safety ad

It’s a scene out of every parent’s – and teenager’s – worst nightmare: two adult-film actors turn up naked at

      

India and Australia strengthen military ties as tensions simmer in South China Sea

The deals were announced after a virtual summit between prime ministers Scott Morrison of Australia and Narendra Modi of India.

  

As Anger Erupts Across U.S., Law Enforcement Tries to Rein In Protests

Authorities in cities across the U.S. used tear gas, curfews and arrests in an attempt to contain violent protests sparked