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Prosecutor requests prison for Peru presidential candidate Keiko Fujimori

June 10, 2021

The lead prosecutor in an ongoing Peruvian corruption case urged a judge Thursday to send presidential candidate Keiko Fujimori back to preventive prison in connection with an ongoing corruption case, even as votes continue to be tallied.

'There is famine in Ethiopia right now,' says UN aid chief

June 10, 2021

Over 350,000 people in Ethiopia's conflict-ravaged Tigray region are experiencing dire hunger, finds a new report by the United Nations and other aid groups.

US hopes to agree that ambassadors can return to Moscow and Washington at Biden-Putin summit

June 10, 2021

President Joe Biden plans to address the strained US-Russia diplomatic relationship when he meets President Vladimir Putin next week with the hope that the two leaders can agree to send their ambassadors back to Washington and Moscow after months with no senior diplomat being present in either country, according to three sources familiar with the plans.

Can China still lead the world in tech without a new Jack Ma? | CNN

June 8, 2021

China has cut its global tech champions down to size, cracking down on antitrust abuses and undue risk taking. But the heavy-handed approach could backfire on Beijing by stifling an entrepreneurial spirit that has proven vital to the country's rapid economic rise.

Blinken says administration is 'considering every option' to assist Afghans who helped US but lawmakers are 'frustrated'

June 7, 2021

Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Monday that the Biden administration is looking "at every possible contingency" to help thousands of Afghans who may be at risk of retaliation from the Taliban after US forces withdraw but his answers left lawmakers and advocates frustrated.

Norwegian police identify toddler who died crossing the English Channel

June 7, 2021

The body of a toddler that washed up on Karm√ły Island earlier this year has been identified by Norwegian police as that of Artin Irannezhad from Iran, who was previously listed as missing after his family attempted to cross the English Channel by boat in October 2020.

New Zealand is a Five Eyes outlier on China. It may have to pick a side

June 4, 2021

Ardern needs to be seen backing her Five Eyes allies and their criticism on China, but without being so outspoken that New Zealand is landed with the type of sanctions Beijing has imposed on Australia.

India's critical wet monsoon season has started

June 3, 2021

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has officially declared the onset of the monsoon over the state of Kerala. The monsoon, which usually starts on June 1, is a few days late. But while the onset date is important, the overall forecast is much more crucial.

Ethiopian government defends actions in Tigray Region, accuses critics of 'orchestrated attack'

June 3, 2021

The Government of Ethiopia has defended its actions in the northern province of Tigray, saying that it "condemns all acts that put the life and dignity of civilians in danger."

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