Morning news brief: Belarus forces airliner to land and arrests opponent, sparking outrage and more

WION Web Team
New Delhi, IndiaUpdated: May 24, 2021, 11:15 AM IST

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We bring to you the biggest stories. From Taiwan slams WHO's 'indifference' after failing to get into key meeting to Jaishankar arrives in US to discuss Covid-related cooperation with officials. Also, Britain's Prime Minister Johnson to wed fiancee Symonds next summer, says The Sun. 

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Belarusian authorities scrambled a fighter jet and flagged what turned out to be a false bomb alert to force a Ryanair plane to land on Sunday and then, detained an opposition-minded journalist, who was on board, drawing condemnation from Europe and the United States. 


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Taiwan's government slammed the World Health Organization's (WHO) 'indifference' to the health rights of Taiwanese people and for capitulating to China on Monday after failing to get invited to a meeting of its decision-making body.


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External Affairs Minister (EAM) S Jaishankar on Monday landed in New York, as part of his US visit, to meet with senior United States officials, and discuss Covid-related cooperation between the two countries. 


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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his fiancee Carrie Symonds have sent wedding invitations to family and friends for July 30, 2022, the Sun reported on Sunday. 


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