Monday, Jun 21, 2021
Focus on the big picture
Housing Secretary: 'PM is reviewing the data' ahead of 'Freedom Day'
Sky, 09 Jun 2021
The clock is ticking down to the moment the Government must decide whether to go ahead with so-called Freedom Day on 21st June.
Housing Minister Robert Jenrick says that COVID cases are 'clearly rising' and 'the Prime Minister is reviewing the data.'
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Caterpillar infestation causing concern
CA, 21 Jun 2021
A caterpillar infestation is taking hold in parts of eastern Canada, affecting trees across the area.
Stelter: Why isn't Fox News fact-checking Carlson's January 6 claim?
CNN, 21 Jun 2021
CNN's Brian Stelter emailed Fox News a number of questions about host Tucker Carlson's claim that the FBI was behind the January 6 Capitol insurrection and why their team of jou...
Sen. Graham has a message for Biden on bipartisan infrastructure deal
FOX, 21 Jun 2021
South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham details the $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure plan that 21 senators have backed.
New York, Ukraine: A village on the Donbass front | Focus on Europa
DW, 21 Jun 2021
In the Donbas region, a small town wants to avoid being bombarded by gunfire by renaming itself "New York"—which was actually its name until the end of World War II.
Are African nations doing enough to curb COVID-19? | Inside Story
Al Jazeera, 21 Jun 2021
When the global pandemic began, many predicted African countries would suffer devastating losses.
Ethiopia prepares for elections
Reuters, 21 Jun 2021
Ethiopians head to the ballot box on Monday for what are being touted by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed as the country's first attempt at free and fair elections.
How Juneteenth Support Grew Among Young Americans
NBC, 21 Jun 2021
On Thursday, President Joe Biden signed into law the federal government's addition of Juneteenth to its list of paid holidays.
Violent storm wreaks havoc in France
AFP, 20 Jun 2021
Images of damage and flooding as a violent storm hits the south of Paris, with heavy rain and wind gusts of up to 137 km/h.
How the Delta variant took hold in the UK
BBC, 20 Jun 2021
As the UK deals with a third wave of coronavirus infections, the BBC's Ros Atkins traces the story of the Delta variant, from its arrival to how it became the dominant strain of...
Mt. Etna emits fountains of lava in its latest eruption
RT, 20 Jun 2021
Just two days after its last activity, Mt. Etna has erupted again, shooting columns of lava into the air.
Young Afghan writer and refugee seeks to break down walls, borders
FRANCE24, 20 Jun 2021
Afghan refugee Parwana Amiri, 17, wrote her first book, "My pen won't break but borders will", about her experience of the Moria reception centre on the Greek island of Lesbos t...
In Full: Trevor Phillips on Sunday
Sky, 20 Jun 2021
Trevor Phillips speaks to Justice Secretary Robert Buckland on the low conviction rates for rape cases in England and Wales and the by-election loss in Chesham.
Fireworks factory catches fire in Moscow
Telegraph, 20 Jun 2021
A warehouse holding a reported 16.5 tons of fireworks in central Moscow caught fire on Saturday, injuring several people.
John Bercow: defection to Labour not driven by desire for peerage
Guardian, 20 Jun 2021
John Bercow, the former Speaker of the House of Commons, told Sky News' Trevor Phillips his decision to defect to Labour had nothing to do with the fact he had not received a pe...
How does China plan to break new ground in diplomacy?
CGTN, 20 Jun 2021
For more: https://www.cgtn.com/video China must firmly uphold its sovereignty, national security, and development interests, actively participate in reform of the global governa...
LIVE: Watch the latest #VisionChina event
CD, 20 Jun 2021
Watch the latest VisionChina event, themed "Long March from Red
China joins elite club of countries that have reached Mars
SCMP, 20 Jun 2021
Subscribe to our YouTube channel for free here: https://sc.mp/subscribe-youtube After seven months of space travel and three months in Mars’ orbit, China’s Tianwen-1 unmanned sp...
AP Top Stories June 19 P
AP, 20 Jun 2021
Here’s the latest for Saturday, June 19:Juneteenth, recalling end of slavery, is marked across US; Hard-line judiciary head wins Iran presidency as turnout low; Tropical storm b...
New book examines the origins of Juneteenth in Texas
CBS, 20 Jun 2021
While Juneteenth is now a national holiday, Texas has recognized it as a state holiday since 1980.
How the travel industry is looking following vaccine rollout
CA, 21 Jun 2021
COVID-19 vaccines are rolling out in full-swing and more Canadians are signing up to get their second shot.