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Spanish city becomes first in country go back into draconian-style lockdown - metro

Spanish city becomes first in country go back into draconian-style lockdown

As English travellers were given the green light to go to the country without quarantining, several holiday destinations including nearby Barcelona have made face masks compulsory.
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WHO reports over 230,000 new infections of Covid-19, marking a new record daily rise - rt

WHO reports over 230,000 new infections of Covid-19, marking a new record daily rise

The World Health Organization has registered a record increase in coronavirus cases worldwide. The confirmed-cases number has jumped by nearly a quarter million over the past 24 hours.
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Covid-19 origin: Ex-Trump adviser Bannon claims West has ‘defectors’ from Wuhan & people will be ‘shocked’ at their revelations - rt

Covid-19 origin: Ex-Trump adviser Bannon claims West has ‘defectors’ from Wuhan & people will be ‘shocked’ at their revelations

Donald Trump’s ex-adviser Steve Bannon has doubled down on the man-made nature of the coronavirus, claiming that Chinese “virus experts” have defected to the West and are now cooperating with intelligence agencies.
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Poland’s President Andrzej Duda slightly ahead of his rival in tight runoff – exit polls - rt

Poland’s President Andrzej Duda slightly ahead of his rival in tight runoff – exit polls

Poland’s President Andrzej Duda appears to have just about managed to snatch victory from his opponent, Warsaw Mayor Rafal Trzaskowski, in an incredibly tight race, with exit polls showing he’s just one percent ahead.
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German officials furious after meatpacker behind Covid-19 outbreak that placed 600,000 people on lockdown requests salary refund - rt

German officials furious after meatpacker behind Covid-19 outbreak that placed 600,000 people on lockdown requests salary refund

A German meat processing factory at the center of a local Covid-19 outbreak that put two neighboring districts on quarantine has requested government support. The move angered German officials, including the agriculture minister.
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UK government pledges £700m to manage Britain’s borders after Brexit - channel 4

UK government pledges £700m to manage Britain’s borders after Brexit

The Government has announced it's spending more than £700m on new infrastructure, staff and technology to manage Britain's borders when the UK leaves the European union at the end of the year. 
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Thousands protest in the streets of Tel Aviv over the government’s response to the pandemic - channel 4

Thousands protest in the streets of Tel Aviv over the government’s response to the pandemic

The Israeli Prime Minister has promised financial help for people whose livelihoods have been devastated by coronavirus.
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Donald Trump wears a face mask for the first time in public – as Florida confirms 15,000 new cases of coronavirus - channel 4

Donald Trump wears a face mask for the first time in public – as Florida confirms 15,000 new cases of coronavirus

Florida has confirmed more than 15,000 new cases of coronavirus - the state's biggest daily increase since the pandemic began.
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Deaths reported in border clash between Armenia and Azerbaijan, sparking fears of new escalation - rt

Deaths reported in border clash between Armenia and Azerbaijan, sparking fears of new escalation

At least two soldiers have reportedly been killed in a border clash between Armenia and Azerbaijan. It is the latest flareup in a decades-old conflict over a disputed piece of land.
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‘Very distressed’: Pope Francis laments conversion of Hagia Sophia into mosque - rt

‘Very distressed’: Pope Francis laments conversion of Hagia Sophia into mosque

Pope Francis has added his voice to those objecting to the museum status of Istanbul’s famous Hagia Sophia having been revoked. Originally a Byzantine Christian church, the Turkish government has turned it back into a mosque.
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Several injured & missing after explosion, massive fire at biofuel plant in China (VIDEOS) - rt

Several injured & missing after explosion, massive fire at biofuel plant in China (VIDEOS)

Multiple fire crews have been deployed to tackle a huge blaze raging at a biofuel complex in China. At least two people were injured during the incident.
rt - 6 hours ago
Iran investigators blame misaligned military radar & inept, trigger-happy operator for downing Ukrainian passenger plane - rt

Iran investigators blame misaligned military radar & inept, trigger-happy operator for downing Ukrainian passenger plane

A chain of errors made by the Iranian military resulted in the downing of a Ukrainian passenger plane in January, investigators have said. The tragic incident began with an air defense unit misaligning its radar by 107 degrees.
rt - 9 hours ago
What is the Battle of the Boyne and when did it take place? - metro

What is the Battle of the Boyne and when did it take place?

Today is also known as 'Orange Day' or simply 'the Twelfth.'
metro - 11 hours ago
Stomach-churning turbulence leaves passengers screaming & praying on flight from Riyadh (VIDEO) - rt

Stomach-churning turbulence leaves passengers screaming & praying on flight from Riyadh (VIDEO)

Passengers on an IndiGo flight from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia were terrified when their plane experienced severe turbulence moments before landing in Srinagar, the largest city in Jammu & Kashmir.
rt - 11 hours ago
‘We are hygiene pros!’ Sex workers demand brothels reopen in Hamburg’s red light district (VIDEO) - rt

‘We are hygiene pros!’ Sex workers demand brothels reopen in Hamburg’s red light district (VIDEO)

Sex workers held a protest urging authorities to end the lockdown for brothels in the northern German city of Hamburg. Brothels have remained closed for more than three months due to Covid-19 restrictions.
rt - 13 hours ago
‘US military supply convoy’ attacked & torched in Iraq (VIDEO) - rt

‘US military supply convoy’ attacked & torched in Iraq (VIDEO)

Militants on pickup trucks attacked a logistics supply convoy headed to a US military base in Iraq, forcing it to stop, got the local contractors out of the vehicles, and torched the trucks, according to local media reports.
rt - 19 hours ago
UN Security Council adopts Syria cross-border aid resolution, but refuses to acknowledge humanitarian costs of sanctions - rt

UN Security Council adopts Syria cross-border aid resolution, but refuses to acknowledge humanitarian costs of sanctions

The UN Security Council has finally reached a compromise, agreeing to keep one checkpoint in militant-controlled Idlib open for aid deliveries from Turkey. After vetoing two initial drafts, Russia and China abstained from voting.
rt - 21 hours ago
Okinawans ‘shocked’ & demand transparency after Covid-19 outbreaks at US bases increase Japanese prefecture’s case toll by 40% - rt

Okinawans ‘shocked’ & demand transparency after Covid-19 outbreaks at US bases increase Japanese prefecture’s case toll by 40%

Dozens of US troops at two bases on the Japanese island of Okinawa have been confirmed infected with the coronavirus. Local authorities demand transparency from the Pentagon, and an adequate response to the massive outbreak.
rt - 22 hours ago
Tens of thousands of Israelis protest Netanyahu’s handling of Covid-19 crisis (VIDEOS) - rt

Tens of thousands of Israelis protest Netanyahu’s handling of Covid-19 crisis (VIDEOS)

Massive crowds of people have packed one of the largest squares in Tel-Aviv on Saturday to decry how Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, handled the coronavirus pandemic and its harsh economic fallout.
rt - 1 day ago
Government ‘overstated testing figures by 200,000 in height of pandemic’ - metro

Government ‘overstated testing figures by 200,000 in height of pandemic’

The government has reportedly published figures that reveal it was regularly overstating testing numbers in April and May.
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King Philippe becomes 1st reigning royal to repent over Belgium’s colonial wrongs in Congo

King Philippe becomes 1st reigning royal to repent over Belgium’s colonial wrongs in Congo

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The king of Belgium has become the countrys first reigning monarch to express regret over colonial wrongs in Congo. It comes amid demands to remove more statues of the notorious King Leopold II from Belgian cities.

“I would like to express my deepest regrets for these wounds of the past, the pain of which is now rekindled by the discrimination still too present in our societies,” King Philippe wrote in a letter to Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) President Felix Tshisekedi, quoted by Belgian media.

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A damaged sculpture of former Belgian King Leopold II is seen in Ekeren, near Antwerp, Belgium on June 4, 2020.
Almost 40k demand removal of statues showing colonial-era Belgian king blamed for Congo genocide

The Belgian rule of Congo saw “acts of violence and cruelty” that inflicted “suffering and humiliation” on the people of the African nation, the monarch acknowledged, marking the first time a reigning king of Belgium has apologized for the deeds of the past.

Belgium, a former colonial power, and DRC, which gained independence from Brussels back in 1960, “must be able to speak of our long common history in all truth and serenity,” Philippe stated.

The country’s colonial legacy came back into the limelight during massive anti-racism protests in Belgium in recent weeks. Protesters focused their rage on King Leopold II, the infamous owner of Congolese lands, whose heavy-handed rule saw millions of Africans die in the second half of the 19th century.

A first cousin of Queen Victoria, Leopold effectively turned Congo into his own fiefdom, making a huge fortune from collecting ivory and then harvesting and processing rubber.

Amid growing outrage, Leopold’s statues have been defaced in numerous Belgian cities and removed in Brussels and Antwerp. Local protest voices also demanded that the remaining monuments to the king be removed and that parks, streets, and squares named after him be given other toponyms. 

For those supporting the divisive figure, Leopold II was the one who defended Belgium’s sovereignty and spearheaded ambitious construction projects still in use today. Earlier this month, Prince Laurent, Philippe’s younger brother, said their ancestor wasn’t responsible for the atrocities in Congo as he had never been there.

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