World News in Brief: June 6

World News in Brief: June 6

Thousands took to the streets in Australia on Saturday (June 6), and hundreds did in Japan, to support protests across the United States against police brutality, while demonstrations were expected in Republic of Korea with a virtual rally in Thailand. The rolling, global protests reflect rising anger over police treatment of ethnic minorities, sparked by the May 25 killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis after a police officer detaining him knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes as fellow officers stood by. Demonstrations, however, were limited by social-distancing curbs aiming at stopping the novel coronavirus pandemic. (9 hours ago)

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Argentina extends lockdown in Buenos Aires as coronavirus cases surpass 20,000

  Jun 05, 2020 10:22:06
Argentina extended on Thursday (June 4) a mandatory lockdown in Buenos Aires, the capital, and some other parts of the country until June 28, as confirmed coronavirus cases continue to rise, surpassing 20,000 earlier in the day. 

OPEC+ to meet on Saturday to discuss extending oil output cuts- Ennahar TV

  Jun 05, 2020 10:21:51
The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and allies led by Russia, a group known as OPEC+, will meet on Saturday, June 6, Algeria's Ennahar TV channel reported on Friday, citing an OPEC source. 

Regional ministers seek ways to facilitate ASEAN trade

  Jun 04, 2020 17:41:03
NDO/VNA - Economic ministers from ASEAN member nations convened an online meeting on June 4 to implement instructions from ASEAN leaders made at the Special ASEAN Summit on COVID-19 on April 14. 

World News in Brief: June 4

  Jun 04, 2020 15:51:29
The European Union is preparing to use an emergency EUR2.4-billion (US$2.7 billion) fund to make advance purchases of promising vaccines against the new coronavirus, EU officials told Reuters. The move was discussed at a meeting of EU ambassadors on Wednesday, after Germany, France, Italy and the Netherlands said they were speeding up negotiations with pharmaceutical companies to secure access to vaccines currently under development. 

Analysis: Big challenges facing the world in the next decade

  Jun 04, 2020 15:47:28
NDO – Analysts have recently issued many statements expressing concern about the difficulties and challenges to be faced by the world in the next decade, in the context of rising public debt, global supply chains fracturing due to the pandemic and great power competition as well as population aging. 

Brazil and Mexico set record for daily coronavirus deaths

  Jun 04, 2020 10:26:46
Brazil registered a record number of daily deaths from the coronavirus for the second consecutive day, according to Health Ministry data released on Wednesday(June 3). 

New Zealand says July likely too early to resume travel with Australia

  Jun 04, 2020 10:26:35
New Zealand rejected calls by business leaders on June 4 to restart flights to Australia within a month as too short a timeframe. 

Vietnam chairs meeting of UNSC’s Informal Working Group on International Tribunals

  Jun 04, 2020 10:15:07
NDO/VNA – The United Nations Security Council (UNSC)’s Informal Working Group on International Tribunals convened its first meeting in 2020 on June 3 under the chair of Ambassador Dang Dinh Quy, Head of the Vietnamese Mission to the UN and the group’s chairman. 

Measures devised to revive tourism industry

  Jun 03, 2020 16:39:55
NDO – The world tourism industry has witnessed itslargest decline since the 1950s, with growth figures falling by 70%. Although in recent days, many tourist sites have gradually reopened, many countries have launched measures to stimulate tourism. It is forecast that the recovery of the “smokeless industry” will not be easy in the “new normal”. 

World News in Brief: June 3

  Jun 03, 2020 14:29:37
Tropical Storm Cristobal strengthened a little as it moved slowly south-eastward toward the coast of Mexico early on Wednesday (June 3), the US National Hurricane Center (NHC) said. It was about 45 miles (70 km) northwest of Ciudad Del Carmen, Mexico; with maximum sustained winds of 60 mph (95 kph), the Miami-based weather forecaster said in an advisory at 0600 GMT. 

Pentagon moves about 1,600 Army troops into the Washington region

  Jun 03, 2020 11:27:35
The Pentagon has moved about 1,600 US Army troops into the Washington, D.C., region, the Pentagon said on June 2, after several nights of violent protests in the city. 

India's coronavirus cases cross 200,000, peak still weeks away

  Jun 03, 2020 11:27:25
India's coronavirus infections crossed 200,000, the health ministry said on June 3, and a peak could still be weeks away in the world's second most populous country. 

Oil industry faces great challenge

  Jun 02, 2020 17:24:45
NDO – After big fluctuations caused by the complicated situation of the COVID-19 pandemic, analysts have said that the oil industry will find it very difficult to return to the “golden age” as the cheap oil price period will likelycontinue; while it will also not be easy for large oil corporations to attract investors again in the context of the gloomy world economy. 

World News in Brief: June 2

  Jun 02, 2020 15:59:45
India's government said on Tuesday (June 2) it has approved Gilead Sciences Inc's antiviral drug remdesivir for emergency use in treating COVID-19 patients. Remdesivir is the first drug to show improvement in COVID-19 patients in formal clinical trials. It was granted emergency use authorization by the US Food and Drug Administration last month and has received approval by Japanese health regulators. As of Tuesday, India has 198,706 cases of coronavirus and has recorded 5,598 deaths, health ministry data showed.