Morning News Brief: Macron on 'first victory', China's second wave intensifies and more

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Jun 15, 2020, 08:05 AM(IST)

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Macron says France has scored its 'first victory' as country lifts curbs


French President Emmanuel Macron on Sunday announced the end of much of coronavirus lockdown measures and said that France had marked its first victory in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

Coronavirus: China reports 49 new cases as threat of second wave intensifies


China, from where the virus emerged last year, has largely overcome the outbreak, however, on Sunday the country reported its highest number of infections in months. 


British PM Boris Johnson defends Churchill and terms removing of statues 'distortion of our history'


Boris Johnson also defended the former prime minister Winston Churchill and said it was  "absurd and deplorable" that the monument was in danger.

US records 382 virus deaths in 24 hours, lowest in weeks: Johns Hopkins University


This was the lowest 24-hour toll in the US since it peaked in mid-April. It has been averaging 800 or so a day recently.

Barbra Streisand makes George Floyd’s daughter Disney stockholder


Barbra Streisand gave a sweet surprise to George Floyd’s daughter Gianna as she gifted her Disney stocks as a gift.

WATCH| Bullfighters protest across Spain to demand support after sector is hit by COVID-19


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