Top 10 world news today: Facebook removes Trump ads, Pompeo calls Bolton traitor and more

WION Web Team
New Delhi, India Published: Jun 19, 2020, 07:34 PM(IST)

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Here are the top 10 news that dominated the world arena.

Trump says mail-in voting is top threat to his re-election

"My biggest risk is that we don’t win lawsuits," Trump told Politico in an interview, conducted on Thursday. 

Putin pushes idea of Russian-backed summit to stabilise world

Putin made the appeal in an article in English published late on Thursday in American international affairs magazine The National Interest.

Australia sees China as main suspect in state-based cyberattacks, says report

The comments came after Prime Minister Scott Morrison said a "sophisticated state-based actor" had spent months trying to hack all levels of the government, political bodies, essential service providers and operators of critical infrastructure.

China says 'presently' it hasn't detained any Indian soldiers

The brief statement of the Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian came a day after the Indian Army said that all Indian soldiers involved in the clashes with the Chinese army at the Galwan Valley in eastern Ladakh on Monday night have been accounted for.

COVID 19: Mortality rate higher in Asian and Black community in UK

The officials believe that the reason behind this might be circumstances or the neighbourhoods the said communities live in.

US: Nearly 700 died from coronavirus in last 24 hours

With the latest figures, the death toll stands at 118,381 out of 2,187,876 overall cases in the US, which is the hardest-hit by the pandemic.

Facebook takes down Trump ads for violating its policy against 'organised hate'

The takedown on Thursday came amid increasing pressure on Facebook from civil rights leaders, Democratic politicians, and the company’s own employees to take a stronger stance against the president’s ugly and at times violent and hateful rhetoric on the platform, though it is not the first time that Facebook has removed Trump campaign ads for violating policies.

Japan launches coronavirus contact app, reopens remaining businesses

The COVID-19 Contact Confirming Application, or COCOA, was created by the Health Ministry using technology developed by Apple and Google.

Twitter labels Trump tweet about 'racist baby' as 'manipulated'

The tweet showed a video with two children, one Black and one White, on a sidewalk.

'Lies' by a 'traitor': Mike Pompeo lambasts John Bolton for new book

Bolton 'is spreading a number of lies, fully-spun half-truths and outright falsehoods', Pompeo said .

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