Top 10 world news today: Navalny was poisoned, Taiwan to redesign passport and more

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, IndiaUpdated: Sep 02, 2020, 08:11 PM IST

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny. Photograph:(Reuters)

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Here are the top 10 news that dominated the world arena

German government on Wednesday said that based on the tests performed on Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, it is likely that he was poisoned with a Soviet-era nerve agent called “Novichok”.

India, Australia, Japan and South Korea are all set to join US to push back Beijing on every front, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said. He said that the entire world is standing against the unfair practices and aggression of China.

Taiwan has complained during the outbreak that its nationals have encountered problems entering other countries, as Taiwanese passports have the words 'Republic of China', its formal name, written in large English font at the top, with 'Taiwan' printed at the bottom.

The trip aims to "launch an initiative alongside the United Nations to support a process of sovereignty," Macron announced on his final night in Beirut.

Majority of Americans do not perceive crime as the primary problem and are actually sympathetic towards the ongoing protests against systemic racism.

The announcement comes as Thailand is roiled by anti-government protests during which demands have also been made for curbs to newly expanded powers of the king.

Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin will visit Belarus on Thursday, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Wednesday, after weeks of protests in Minsk against a disputed presidential election.

According to the report by L'Equipe, Neymar,  Ángel Di María, and Leandro Paredes have tested positive for coronavirus, however, this has not been confirmed by the Ligue 1 club. 

"Israeli planes and those from all countries will be able to fly directly from Israel to Abu Dhabi and Dubai, and back," Netanyahu said, without giving any timeline. 

As per the Union government, they were engaged in activities that are prejudicial to sovereignty, integrity and security of the state.