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U.S. sanctions Mexican firms, individuals over links to Venezuela

Reuters worldNews - do, 18/06/2020 - 21:06
The United States on Thursday imposed sanctions on Mexican companies and individuals and two oil tankers under a program meant to pressure the government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, the Treasury Department said.
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Brexit deadline looms over day of Anglo-French solidarity

Reuters worldNews - do, 18/06/2020 - 21:04
Prime Minister Boris Johnson told France's President Emmanuel Macron that talks on a post Brexit deal cannot drag on into the autumn, as the French leader visited London to mark the 80th anniversary of General de Gaulle's call for wartime resistance,
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Brazil police arrest former aide to president's son in graft probe

Reuters worldNews - do, 18/06/2020 - 20:52
Brazilian police on Thursday arrested a former aide to Jair Bolsonaro's eldest son in a graft investigation threatening to undermine the president's pledge to crack down on corruption and ratchet up his battle with the judiciary.
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New French coronavirus deaths steady, infections creep up

Reuters worldNews - do, 18/06/2020 - 20:50
The number of people who died from coronavirus infection in France rose by 28 to 29,603 on Thursday, the same increase as Wednesday, but the number of new confirmed cases crept up again to reach a five-day high.
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Canada hits 100,000 coronavirus cases, major challenges remain

Reuters worldNews - do, 18/06/2020 - 20:36
Canada officially racked up 100,000 cases of the novel coronavirus on Thursday and although the outbreak is slowing, health experts said major challenges remain.
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Romanians protest against ban on gender identity studies

Reuters worldNews - do, 18/06/2020 - 20:33
Hundreds protested outside the Romanian president's palace on Thursday against a proposed ban on gender identity studies which they said would infringe human rights and fuel discrimination.
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Satellite images suggest Chinese activity at Himalayan border with India before clash

Reuters worldNews - do, 18/06/2020 - 20:31
In the days leading up to the most violent border clash between India and China in decades, China brought in pieces of machinery, cut a trail into a Himalayan mountainside and may have even dammed a river, satellite pictures suggest.
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Iran's death toll from coronavirus outbreak approaches 10,000

Reuters worldNews - do, 18/06/2020 - 20:25
Iran is approaching 10,000 deaths from the coronavirus outbreak in the country, according to official figures from the Ministry of Health.
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Canada's Trudeau backs opposition leader kicked out of Parliament in racism row

Reuters worldNews - do, 18/06/2020 - 20:24
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Thursday backed the leader of an opposition party who was ejected from the House of Commons for branding a member of another party a racist and refusing to apologize.
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Diplomacy in the time of coronavirus: Johnson and Macron trade bows, thumbs up

Reuters worldNews - do, 18/06/2020 - 20:23
Standing apart on either side of a strip of red carpet outside Number 10 Downing Street, Prime Minister Boris Johnson and French President Emmanuel Macron demonstrated the unusual reality of international diplomacy in the coronavirus era.
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Gaza horse riders compete again as coronavirus curbs eased

Reuters worldNews - do, 18/06/2020 - 20:21
Wearing riding pants, logo-decorated shirts and helmets, Gaza horse-riders resumed local show-jumping competitions on Thursday as coronavirus restrictions were eased.
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U.S. House panel hears from Facebook, Google, Twitter on election security

Reuters worldNews - do, 18/06/2020 - 20:20
Top officials from Facebook, Google and Twitter were grilled by U.S. lawmakers on Thursday at a virtual hearing on foreign influence and election security ahead of the Nov. 3 presidential contest.
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Belarus president's main rival held in pre-election clampdown

Reuters worldNews - do, 18/06/2020 - 20:08
President Alexander Lukashenko's main rival was detained on Thursday and accused of siphoning $430 million out of Belarus, in a widening crackdown ahead of August's presidential election.
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Reluctance to free 'most dangerous' Taliban prisoners slows Afghan peace talks: sources

Reuters worldNews - do, 18/06/2020 - 20:06
Western powers are backing the Afghan government's refusal to free hundreds of prisoners accused of some of Afghanistan's most violent attacks, a release demanded by the Taliban as a condition to start peace talks, five sources told Reuters.
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Discord thwarts U.N. nuclear watchdog's plans for virtual Iran meeting

Reuters worldNews - do, 18/06/2020 - 20:03
Opposition led by China to a planned resolution rebuking Iran at the U.N. nuclear watchdog's 35-nation board has forced it to call an in-person session after four days of meeting online because of the coronavirus, diplomats said on Thursday.
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Explainer: London faces up to former role insuring Atlantic slave trade

Reuters worldNews - do, 18/06/2020 - 19:59
London is facing up to its role in insuring the slave trade as part of a sweeping global reassessment of history and racism.
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NATO to investigate Mediterranean incident between French, Turkish warships

Reuters worldNews - do, 18/06/2020 - 19:59
NATO will investigate French accusations that Turkey's navy failed to respond to an allied call to inspect a vessel this month in the Mediterranean, the alliance chief said on Thursday, an incident Paris suspects involved Turkish arms smuggling to Libya.
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After second round of voting, Kenya wins spot on U.N. Security Council

Reuters worldNews - do, 18/06/2020 - 19:58
Kenya was elected to the U.N. Security Council on Thursday, defeating Djibouti in a second-round of voting by the 193-member General Assembly after an initial ballot failed to produce a clear winner.
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Burundi's incoming president vows to unite nation isolated over rights abuses

Reuters worldNews - do, 18/06/2020 - 17:18
Burundi's new president, Evariste Ndayishimiye, promised on Thursday to unite a country that has been cut off by aid donors due to rampant human rights abuses, after he was sworn in early following the sudden death of his predecessor.
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UK says EU trade deal will be difficult if no progress before October

Reuters worldNews - do, 18/06/2020 - 17:14
Britain warned the European Union on Thursday that it would be difficult to conclude a Brexit free trade deal by the end of the year unless broad agreement had been reached by October.
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