Barack Obama , Oprah Winfrey And Several Others Remember George Floyd On His First Death Anniversary
People around the world marked the first death anniversary of George Floyd, a Black man who was murdered by a white police officer in Minneapolis, US. Floyd, 46, died after Derek Chauvin knelt on his neck for about nine and a half minutes. Chauvin was convicted last month of murder and faces sentencing on June 25.
Racing Against Time : Japan Accelerates Vaccine Roll Out In A Desperate Bid To Host Olympics Just Two Months Away
Japan has apparently mobilised military doctors and nurses to give shots to elderly people in Tokyo and Osaka as the government desperately tries to accelerate its vaccination rollout and curb coronavirus infections just two months before hosting the Olympics, reported AP .
Political Crisis In Nepal : President Dissolves Parliament, Announces Mid-Term Polls In November
Nepal President Bidya Devi Bhandari has in a surprise move dissolved the House of Representatives and announced mid-term polls on November 12 and 19 after she determined that both embattled Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli and the Opposition alliance were not in a position to form a government.
US President Joe Biden Calls Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Backs Ceasefire Move With Hamas
US President Joe Biden, in a call with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu , expressed his support for a ceasefire in the fighting between Israeli forces and Hamas, the Palestinian military group in Gaza.
United Nations Concerned As The Brutal Military Crackdown In Myanmar Shows No Sign Of Ending
One hundred days since the Myanmar military coup, the “brutal” repression of protesters has continued, despite all international efforts to end the violence, the UN rights office (OHCHR) said on Tuesday (local time).
Setting The Target : US President Jo Biden Tweets, Aims To Get 70 % Adults Vaccinated By July 4
US President Joe Biden has set a new vaccination goal to deliver at least one shot to 70 per cent of adult Americans by July 4 as he tackles the vexing problem of winning over the ‘doubters’ and those unmotivated to get inoculated.
Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan Plans To Take Forward His Own Crazy Termed Artificial Canal Plan
Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, after trying to change the country’s history through his involvement in numerous conflicts in the Middle East and Nagorno Karabakh, appears to be determined to change the geography also by trying to create a second Bosporus strait, reported ANI.
US Secretary Of State Antony Blinken In A Tweet Slams Russia For Banning Entry Of 8 EU Officials
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has joined the European Union in its condemnation of the Russian decision to ban entry for eight officials of the European Union and EU countries but stressed that the Western countries still want more constructive relations with Moscow.
US President Joe Biden Reiterates, United States Will Help India Fully In The COVID-19 Crisis
The United States is sending a whole series of help that India needs in its battle against COVID-19, President Joe Biden said in Washington, DC, reiterating that New Delhi had done the same when his country was in need last year.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani Support COVID Hit India
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said her government is “urgently” preparing a “mission of support” for India as it battles a massive spike in coronavirus cases that has triggered a severe shortage of medical oxygen in several states. In a message, Merkel said Germany stands in solidarity with India in the “common fight” against the pandemic.
Myanmar Coup Top Of the Agenda In The Forthcoming Meeting Of 10-Member Association Of Southeast Asian Nations
When the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations holds a special summit Saturday to discuss Myanmar, the regional body will be under as much scrutiny as the general who led the February coup ousting the elected government of Aung San Suu Kyi, reported AP.
India Visit Jinxed : British Prime Minister Boris Johnson For Second Time Cancel’s India Visit, This Time COVID-10 Surge
United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson has cancelled his upcoming India visit due to the prevailing COVID-19 pandemic. The information about his cancellation of the India trip was shared by the Ministry of External Affairs through an official statement. “In view of the prevailing Covid situation, it has been decided by mutual agreement that the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom will not visit India next week.
FedEx facility Shooting US : 4 Sikhs Among 8 Killed In Mass Shooting Incident, Kamala Harris Expresses Grief
Four Sikhs, including three women, were among eight people who were killed in a mass shooting at a FedEx facility in the US state of Indiana staffed by a large number of Indian-American employees, shocking the community leaders who appealed to President Joe Biden to tackle the growing hate crimes and gun violence in the country.
United Nations Urges Military Junta In Myanmar To Refrain From Violence Against Children
The United Nations is calling on the Myanmar security forces to refrain from violence against children after at least 51 children were killed since the military coup in February, UN spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said in a press briefing as reported by ANI/Sputnik .