Top 10 world news today: Russia's naked protests, China slams Harvard and more

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Jun 09, 2020, 06:54 PM(IST)

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

France's chief prosecutor to launch probe into state's coronavirus handling


France's chief prosecutor has opened a probe into the government's handling of the coronavirus outbreak. The probe could result in charges like "involuntary homicide" and "endangering life". 

Palestinian Prime Minister presents a 'counter proposal' to Trump's middle east plan


He said that it proposed the creation of a "sovereign Palestinian state, independent and demilitarised" with "minor modifications of borders where necessary".

Russian chefs in naked lockdown protest after virus strips them of income


Hundreds of bar, restaurant and cafe employees have posted photographs of themselves naked with carefully positioned plates, cups, saucepans, bottles, bar stools and napkin holders.

Wearing masks will be compulsory in Spain until virus gets eradicated: Health Minister


Spain has forced people over the age of six to wear a mask since May 21. The country has asked its citizens to maintain a two-metre distance for security purposes. 

Hugs and parties begin as New Zealand declared COVID free!


New Zealanders hugged and kissed, shopped, and planned parties on Tuesday as the country took off all coronavirus restrictions for the first time in more than three months, while much of the rest of the world is still grappling with the pandemic.

Two Italian inmates escape prison; vow to return by 15 days


They also said that only they could make things right for their kids as both their wives are in jail. They promised to return by 15 days. 

China calls Harvard Medical School research on spread of virus in August 'incredibly ridiculous'

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying, asked about the research at a daily press briefing on Tuesday, dismissed the findings.

UK labour market outlook bleakest since 1992: Study

Employment consultancy ManpowerGroup revealed the outcome of a survey of 1,056 UK employers, which comes as Britain continues to relax its COVID-19 lockdown

Over 2500 people sign petition to remove ‘Clive of India’ statue in UK

The petition highlights his role in the 'looting' of Bengal in the early years of the British Empire, with many of the region’s riches finding their way back with him to Britain.

Virginia judge blocks governor's demand to pull down Confederate statue

Northam said last week that the statue should be taken down from its pedestal "as soon as possible".

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