Morning news brief: Russian voters back Putin, US coronavirus cases surge and more

WION Web Team
New Delhi, IndiaUpdated: Jul 02, 2020, 08:29 AM IST


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Russians overwhelmingly approved a package of constitutional changes in a nationwide vote, partial results showed Wednesday, allowing President Vladimir Putin to potentially extend his two-decade rule until 2036. Read more


United States recorded the highest single-day spike in coronavirus cases with 706 fatalities. Read more


The mayor of Richmond, Virginia, has invoked his emergency powers to remove multiple Confederate monuments in the city, including a statue honoring Confederate General Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson, from the city's historic Monument Avenue. Read more


At least 24 people were killed and seven injured as gunmen attacked a drug rehabilitation centre in central Mexico, local officials said. Read more