Hong Kong blocks Tiananmen vigil; rush on for UK…

Hong Kong police rejected an application for an annual candlelight vigil marking the anniversary this week of the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown, as residents rushed to apply for passports that could allow them to move to the United Kingdom

Prince Goes to Party Amid Lockdown, Then Tests…

A Belgian prince traveled from his home country to Spain on May 26 for an internship, and within two days of his arrival, he was one of 27 guests at what the BBC is calling a "lockdown party" held in a city that currently permits no more than 15 people...

Protests Over George Floyd's Death Spread Across…

Multiple solidarity gatherings were held in New Zealand Monday.

Turkey eases lockdown as restaurants reopen…

Turkish Airlines has resumed limited domestic flights, restaurants have welcomed sit-in customers and beaches and museums reopened as Turkey’s broadest easing of coronavirus restrictions came into effect

10-Year-Old Girl Dies in Faith Healing

Algerians responded with anger online after the death of a 10-year-old girl during a faith healing. In announcing the arrest of a 28-year-old man in the case, the prosecutor said the girl apparently suffered "blows and burns," the Guardian reports. The victim "was abused during a ruqya (faith healing) to...

United Nations Postpones Climate Summit Until 2021

The annual meeting will be pushed back one year to November 2021 due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

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UK eases lockdown restrictions yet experts say it…

Britain has moved to further ease lockdown restrictions despite warnings from some health officials that the risk of spreading COVID-19 was still too great

China Pulls a 180 on Its Dog Policy

Looks like China has a new official dog policy—namely that people can no longer raise and trade them for commercial purposes, People reports. "With the progress of the times, people's civilization ideas and eating habits are constantly changing, and some traditional customs about dogs will also change," says a...

Virus Spike Leads Some South Korean Schools…

The government shut down parts of the Seoul metro area, where nearly half of the country's 52 million people live.

Greece lifts its lockdown on hotels, pools, golf…

Greece has lifted lockdown measures for hotels, open-air cinemas, golf courses and public swimming pools as the country ramped up preparations for the tourism season that starts in two weeks

With China Cracking Down, 3M People Have a Way Out

Some 3 million people in Hong Kong may have a way out if China cracks down with newly approved national-security legislation, Reuters reports. Britain says it's offering extended visa rights and a pathway to citizenship to roughly 2.9 million people there after China approved new rules to control the...

China's Parliament Approves Hong Kong National…

The proposed law has sparked another wave of anti-government demonstrations in Hong Kong, resulting in violent clashes between protesters and police.

India cautiously opens up even as coronavirus…

More states opened up and crowds of commuters trickled onto the roads in many of India’s cities on Monday as a three-phase plan to lift the nationwide coronavirus lockdown started despite an upward trend in new infections

They Tested Positive for COVID. Monkeys Stole…

There's way too much going on in the world right now, but the monkeys in India apparently don't care. Reuters reports a "troop" of them attacked an official walking on the campus of a state-run medical college in Uttar Pradesh's Meerut and swiped blood samples of patients who'd tested positive...

France And Belgium Arrest 26 People In Connection…

The suspects were arrested after allegedly taking part in the human trafficking and deaths of 39 Vietnamese migrants found in the back of a truck.

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Top opposition figure detained in Belarus

A human rights group in Belarus says more than 30 people have been detained amid demonstrations against authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko, who is running for another term

Delhi Braces for an Invasion: 'Make Noise' and…

Hungry locusts are causing widespread devastation to crops in India and Pakistan, and they might have their sights set on a more unusual target: the densely packed city of Delhi. A change in the wind might spare the city in the coming days, reports the Guardian , but if not, residents...

Judge Rules Extradition Trial For Huawei CFO Can…

A judge ruled Wednesday​ the U.S. charges against Meng Wanzhou can also be considered crimes in Canada.

World alarmed by violence in US; thousands march…

Nations around the world have watched in horror at the civil unrest in the United States following the death of George Floyd, a black man who died after a white police officer pressed his knee on his neck until he stopped breathing

Chinese Spokesman Now Has a Label on His Tweets

More than two months after it was posted, an accusation by a Chinese government spokesman has received a "Get the facts" label from Twitter—the same caution that was added to a couple of President Trump's tweets this week. Zhao Lijian of the foreign ministry had tweeted , "It might be...

Chinese Team Remeasuring Mount Everest Reaches…

China and Nepal's current measurements of Mount Everest differ by about 13 feet.

Notre Dame forecourt opens to public after long…

Notre Dame Cathedral’s forecourt is being opened up to the public for the first time since the devastating fire of April 15 last year

Japan Theme Parks Can Reopen, But Screaming Is…

Riders may soon be able to enjoy the terrifying Takabashi ride at Japan's Fuji-Q Highland amusement park again—but they will be urged to wear masks and refrain from screaming during its 121-degree drop. The country's theme park operators have released new guidelines for reopening as Japan eases coronavirus restrictions,...

Pompeo Tells Congress Hong Kong No Longer Has…

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Hong Kong is no longer autonomous from China, which could threaten its special trade status.

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Pope: Pull together, avoid pessimism in this…

Pope Francis is cautioning against pessimism as many places start emerging from lockdown mode during the coronavirus pandemic

Salvadoran President Says 'Most Leaders' Take Drug

El Salvador's president says he's taking hydroxychloroquine—and says most of the world's other leaders are doing the same. "I use it as a prophylaxis. President Trump uses it as a prophylaxis. Most of the world's leaders use it as a prophylaxis," Nayib Bukele said at a press conference with...

Hundreds Arrested In Hong Kong Over National…

In Hong Kong's Central district, marchers were shot with rubber bullets as they rallied against legislation that would limit protests and free speech