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Democratic presidential nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on September 20, 2020, to make a statement on the nomination for replacement of recently deceased Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. – US presidential hopeful Joe Biden urged Senate lawmakers to not vote on filling the Supreme Court vacancy left by Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death until after the election in November. (Photo by ROBERTO SCHMIDT / AFP)

Joe Biden urges halt of Donald Trump’s US Supreme Court push

Democratic hopeful Joe Biden on Sunday urged lawmakers to wait until after November’s election to tackle a Supreme Court vacancy that President Donald Trump has pledged to fill quickly, as the nomination becomes a new flashpoint in the battle for the White House.
President Donald Trump speaks April 4 during a coronavirus task force briefing at the White House. Patrick Semansky-AP Photo

Donald Trump: Evidence ties coronavirus to Wuhan lab

US President Donald Trump on Thursday threatened new tariffs against Beijing after claiming there is evidence linking the coronavirus to a lab in China’s ground-zero city of Wuhan.

Donald Trump orders expulsion of 60 Russian spies’ over UK nerve attack

US President Donald Trump has authorized the expulsion of 60 alleged Russian spies from the United States in response to a nerve agent attack on an ex-spy in the English city of Salisbury.

US denies reaching deal with Turkey over Syria’s Manbij

The United States has denied Turkish claims that the two sides reached a deal over the city of Manbij in northern Syria, where US troops are present.

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Drummer Jacques Iyok performs on stage with his band JAMM at the Saint Louis Jazz Festival in Saint Louis, Senegal, June 18, 2021. Picture taken June 18, 2021. REUTERS-Cooper Inveen.

Senegal’s famed jazz festival returns after pandemic delay

On a small island where the Senegal River meets the sea, hundreds of mask-wearing jazz enthusiasts listened to French-Senegalese vocalist Awa Ly sing the blues for uncertain times.
A sign is seen at the entrance to the Google retail store in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City, U.S., June 17, 2021. REUTERS-Shannon Stapleton

Google drops engineering residency after protests over ‘inequities’

Alphabet Inc’s Google plans to shut down a long-running program aimed at entry-level engineers from underrepresented backgrounds after participants said it enforced “systemic pay inequities,” according to internal correspondence seen by Reuters.
FILE PHOTO - Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko attends the Roundtable Summit Phase One Sessions of Belt and Road Forum at the International Conference Center in Yanqi Lake on May 15, 2017 in Beijing, China. REUTERS-Lintao Zhang-Pool

Belarus: Western sanctions bordering on a ‘declaration of economic war’

Belarus views Western sanctions, imposed in response to Minsk’s forced landing of a Ryanair plane last month to arrest a journalist on board, as a declaration of economic war, the Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Tuesday.
Supporters of Ebrahim Raisi celebrate his presidential election victory in Tehran, Iran June 19, 2021. Majid Asgaripour-WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS

Iran accuses U.S. of meddling for criticising election

Iran accused the United States on Tuesday of interference for saying its election was neither free nor fair as political factions traded blame for the record low turnout and high number of invalid ballots.
People visit a makeshift memorial on the grounds of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School, after the Tk'emlups te Secwepemc band council encouraged mourners to take part in a national day of prayer to honour the remains of 215 children that were found at the site in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada June 6, 2021. REUTERS/Jennifer Gauthier//File Photo

China, allies seek probe into indigenous children’s remains in Canada

China and its allies called on Tuesday for an independent investigation into the discovery last month of the remains of more than 200 indigenous children at a Canadian boarding school.

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Kylian Mbappe, N'Golo Kante, Presnel Kimpembe and Steve Mandanda have been recalled to France's squad for their Euro 2020 qualifiers against Iceland and Turkey, but Paul Pogba is out through injury.

Paul Pogba reveals club behind his success as footballer

Man United midfielder Paul Pogba has revealed that Juventus taught him the real basics of football as a professional.

Imo courts yet to resume sittings after suspension of judiciary workers’ strike

Members of the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN), Imo State chapter, resumed work on Wednesday after Friday’s suspension of the more than two-month-old nationwide strike.
Algeria's election authority head Mohamed Chorfi speaks during a news conference to announce the results for the country's legislative elections in Algiers, Algeria June 15, 2021. REUTERS-Ramzi Boudina

Algeria’s FLN remains biggest party after election

ALGIERS (Reuters) -Algeria’s FLN, long the country’s biggest political party, won the most seats in Saturday’s parliamentary election, the head of the electoral authority said on Tuesday.
But a 1,098 carat diamond found in Botswana seems likely to be recorded as the third largest such gemstone ever discovered, after the Cullinan Diamond found outside Pretoria in 1905, and the Lesedi La Rona, found in Botswana in 2015.

Botswana finds third biggest diamond ever, after nearly discarding it

It is not yet certified – and does not yet have a name. But a 1,098 carat diamond found in Botswana seems likely to be recorded as the third largest such gemstone ever discovered, after the Cullinan Diamond found outside Pretoria in 1905, and the Lesedi La Rona, found in Botswana in 2015.
Spain captain Sergio Busquets has tested positive for Covid-19, eight days before their Euro 2020 opener.

Euro 2020: Sergio Busquets could play vs Poland – Span boss

Spain captain Sergio Busquets could play against Poland on Saturday despite only just returning to the squad after 12 days in quarantine, coach Luis Enrique said.