World News Briefs — June 2, 2020

Riot police chase a man as they rush protestors to clear Lafayette Park and the area around it across from the White House for PresidentTrump to be able to walk through for a photo opportunity in front of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Washington, June 1. REUTERS/Ken Cedeno

Reuters: Tensions rise in U.S. cities after police shot; Trump pushes crackdown

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – President Donald Trump on Tuesday taunted state governors for not embracing his proposal to send in the U.S. military to quell unrest, hours after five officers were shot and wounded in an escalation of tensions between law enforcement and crowds protesting the killing of a black man in police custody.

Demonstrators smashed windows and looted stores in New York City late on Monday, including luxury retailers on Fifth Avenue, and set fire to a Los Angeles strip mall. Four officers were shot and wounded in St. Louis and one in Las Vegas who was critically wounded, authorities said.

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MIDDLE EAST

125 civilians killed in Syria in May, report finds.

As Iran’s exports drop, pressure rises on its currency reserves.

UK’s Iraq war crimes probe dismisses thousands of complaints.

Saudi Arabia to host U.N. Yemen benefit for first time.

COVID-19: Saudi Arabia reports 24 deaths, 1,869 new cases .

Up to 270,000 Israelis had coronavirus, new study concludes.

Acquitted scientist returns to Iran after years in U.S. prison.

ASIA

China withheld data on coronavirus from WHO, recordings reveal.

‘We’ll not back off’: Chinese troops crossed into Indian side, admits India’s Defence Minister.

Chinese and Indian Army to hold high-level meeting in Ladakh on Tuesday amid border standoff.

Several wounded in suicide attack inside Kabul mosque. Explosion rocks mosque in downtown Kabul, Afghanistan, reports say.

Trump’s G7 invitation to South Korea, Australia draws response from China.

Call for China and US to make efforts to avoid ‘total breakdown’ in relations.

Report: North Korea, Russia to resume rail service.

South Korea to reopen WTO complaint against Japan.

AFRICA

Libya’s warring rivals agree to ceasefire talks. Libya rivals agree return to ceasefire talks: UN.

Ebola: Congo declares new epidemic. Congo declares second outbreak of Ebola virus.

Algeria to release 2 protest leaders: opposition politician.

Zimbabwe tightens virus lockdown reinforcement as cases spike.

Senegal delays reopening schools after new COVID-19 infections.

Nigeria’s Buhari backs Africa bank head despite US demands.

Rape and murder of student in church sparks outrage across Nigeria.

EUROPE

Europe ‘appalled’ by death of George Floyd, says EU foreign policy chief.

UK, EU kick off fourth round of post-Brexit trade talks.

Russia to vote on July 1 on reforms that could extend Vladimir Putin’s rule until 2036.

COVID cases rising in Russia, eastern Europe, waning in western Europe – WHO.

Parisians flock for a drink at midnight as France reopens its beloved cafes and restaurants after 11 weeks of coronavirus lockdown.

Sweden launches probe into handling of pandemic.

Britain lobbies Five Eyes allies to ‘share burden’ of possible Hong Kong exodus .

AMERICAS

Trump urges NYC to activate National Guard in response to unrest.

Police officers shot, hit by car in multiple incidents amid George Floyd protests.

The curfews in place in US cities and states after the death of black man George Floyd.

Eight U.S. states cast ballots on biggest voting day since coronavirus pandemic.

WHO director for Americas says region close to 3 million COVID-19 cases.

WHO warns Latin American hospitals risk being overwhelmed by Covid-19 crisis.

Coronavirus: Mexico deaths pass 10,000 as restrictions eased.

Venezuela increases petrol prices, ends fuel subsidy.

TERRORISM/THE LONG WAR

U.N. report: Taliban maintains ties with al-Qaida despite U.S. peace deal.

British Royal Air Force struck Islamic State in Iraq four times in May.

Iraq launches military operation in the north to combat remaining ISIS militants.

ECONOMY/FINANCE/BUSINESS

Credit Suisse: The worst of the oil collapse has passed.

‘Blackout Tuesday’ posts draw support, skepticism in music industry.

Formula 1 season to start with eight races in Europe.

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