Top 10 world news today: Hong Kong security law, Spain will continue using HCQ, and more

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Updated: May 28, 2020, 08:37 PM(IST)

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Here are the top stories that made rounds in the world arena today.

Hong Kong security law undermines one country, two systems framework, say US, UK

The security law punishes secession, subversion and terrorism which has been fiercely criticised by Hong Kong residents leading to large scale protests.

Mandatory divorce 'cooling-off' period meets with outrage in China

China's divorce rate has increased steadily since 2003, when marriage laws were liberalised and as more women become financially independent.

UK police to not take action against PM Johnson's advisor Cummings

British police will not take an action against Prime Minister Boris Johnson's senior advisor Dominic Cummings, who breached the coronavirus lockdown weeks ago.

Germany summons Russian ambassador over Parliament hacking row

German Chancellor Merkel while making a statement in Parliament earlier had said earlier that her efforts to improve ties with Russia weren't made any easier due to Russian hacking. 

Spain will not stop use of HCQ to treat COVID-19 patients, unlike other European nations

Several European nations, including France, Italy and Belgium, followed a World Health Organisation decision on Monday to pause a large trial of hydroxychloroquine due to safety concerns.

EasyJet to cut 4,500 jobs to stay competitive after coronavirus crisis

EasyJet, which employs more than 15,000 people in eight countries across Europe, is moving later than others in announcing job cuts as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. 

Boeing resumes 737 MAX production

In a statement on Wednesday, Boeing also confirmed that the 737 programme will gradually ramp up production this year.

Russia to invite Macron for military parade as COVID-19 death toll crosses 4,000

Putin had  given the go-ahead for the parade after announcing that the country had passed the coronavirus peak.

US and China take their fight over Hong Kong to United Nations

China has adopted the plan of imposing a new national security law on Hong Kong in the aftermath of last year's violent unrest that plunged the city into its deepest turmoil since returning to Chinese rule in 1997.

Fact-checking doesn't make Twitter 'arbiter of truth': Jack Dorsey's retort to Donald Trump

This comes in reply to Trump threatening Twitter with a big action that can come in the form of an executive order soon.


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