Tue, 15 Jun 2021 12:48:11 GMT
US President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin square up on Wednesday for their first meeting since Biden took office with deep disagreements likely and expectations low for any breakthroughs.
Tue, 15 Jun 2021 23:10:38 GMT
The Israeli air force launched air strikes on the Gaza Strip early Wednesday after militants in the Palestinian territory sent incendiary balloons into southern Israel, security sources and witnesses said.
Tue, 15 Jun 2021 20:59:35 GMT
A Mats Hummels own goal was enough to hand France a 1-0 victory over Germany on Tuesday as the world champions made a winning start to their Euro 2020 campaign by dominating in Munich.
Wed, 16 Jun 2021 07:59:35 GMT
One of two reformists approved to run in this week's Iranian presidential election, Mohsen Mehralizadeh, withdrew his candidacy on Wednesday June 16, Iranian media reported.
Wed, 16 Jun 2021 01:52:01 GMT
Peruvian socialist candidate Pedro Castillo claimed victory in the presidential election on Tuesday after clinging on to a narrow lead as the lengthy vote count ended, although his right-wing rival pledged to fight the result and has yet to concede.
Wed, 16 Jun 2021 08:01:14 GMT
For their opening Euro 2021 match, world champions France edged Germany 1-0 thanks to an own goal from German defender Mats Hummels in the 20th minute. Later in the match, both Kylian Mbappé and Karim Benzema had goals ruled offside, a sign of the strength of the French side. Also in Group F, holders Portugal enjoyed an easy 3-0 win over Hungary as captain Cristiano Ronaldo became the all-time top European Championship goal scorer.
Tue, 15 Jun 2021 22:14:14 GMT
Hungary's parliament passed legislation on Tuesday that bans the dissemination of content in schools deemed to promote homosexuality and gender change, amid strong criticism from human rights groups and opposition parties.
Tue, 15 Jun 2021 23:38:51 GMT
Saudi Arabia executed a man from the minority Shiite community on Tuesday who was convicted on charges related to an anti-government protest when he was a teenager, in what campaigners called a "deeply flawed" trial.
Wed, 16 Jun 2021 02:22:26 GMT
Jailed ex-filmmaker Harvey Weinstein, who is serving a 23-year prison sentence for rape and sexual assault in New York, can be transferred to Los Angeles, a judge ruled Tuesday, paving the way for a new trial on additional charges.
Tue, 15 Jun 2021 20:37:37 GMT
More than a thousand ultranationalist demonstrators bearing Israeli flags poured into Jerusalem's flashpoint Old City on Tuesday in a march that posed a key test to Israel's new government on its second full day in office.
Tue, 15 Jun 2021 06:03:14 GMT
The United States and the EU reached a deal Tuesday to end a dispute over subsidies and tariffs for rival plane makers Boeing and Airbus as President Joe Biden seeks to smooth trade tensions with European allies ahead of a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Tue, 15 Jun 2021 18:05:23 GMT
Algeria's National Liberation Front (FLN) party won weekend parliamentary elections with a significantly reduced number of seats and with the country's lowest ever turnout at 23 percent, the electoral board said Tuesday.
Tue, 15 Jun 2021 19:19:52 GMT
The U.S. death toll from COVID-19 topped 600,000 on Tuesday, even as the vaccination drive has drastically brought down daily cases and fatalities and allowed the country to emerge from the gloom and look forward to summer.
Tue, 15 Jun 2021 14:12:54 GMT
Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy appeared in court Tuesday, denying wrongdoing and showing anger at accusations during a trial over the allegedly illegal financing of his unsuccessful 2012 re-election bid.
Tue, 15 Jun 2021 13:41:38 GMT
The United States and the European Union reached a deal Tuesday to end a damaging dispute over subsidies to rival plane makers Boeing and Airbus and phase out billions of dollars in punitive tariffs, the U.S. trade envoy said.
Tue, 15 Jun 2021 10:37:29 GMT
Reigning world champion and 2016 Euro finalist France make their hotly anticipated debut at the Euro 2021 tournament on Tuesday. Lining up against Kylian Mbappé and company are Germany, none too impressed by Les Bleus' status as favourites in the competition.
Tue, 15 Jun 2021 15:56:27 GMT
Christian Eriksen sent his first public message from the hospital on Tuesday, thanking supporters for their “sweet and amazing” well-wishes after his collapse at the European Championship.
Tue, 15 Jun 2021 14:31:12 GMT
Ethiopia is preparing to hold crucial and twice-delayed elections across the country on June 21, despite growing concern over the credibility of the vote as well as a famine in war-torn Tigray. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, appointed in 2018 after years of anti-government unrest, craves a popular mandate through competitive elections to cement a promised democratic rebirth in Africa's second-most populous nation.
Tue, 15 Jun 2021 06:42:07 GMT
Far-right Israeli groups will march in and around East Jerusalem’s Old City on Tuesday in a flag-waving procession that risks igniting tensions with Palestinians in the contested city and rekindling violence between Israel and Gaza militants.
Tue, 15 Jun 2021 16:00:32 GMT
A rehabilitation centre in the Democratic Republic of Congo is helping young victims of sexual violence and rape overcome their trauma through dance. According to teachers and participants, dancing can help them learn to express themselves and reconnect with their bodies.