Top 10 world news today: Trump back to campaigning, China details security law and more

WION Web Team
New Delhi, IndiaUpdated: Jun 20, 2020, 08:06 PM IST

Beijing and Hong Kong's government said the new powers would only target a "very small minority". But it has quickly become clear certain political views, even if expressed peacefully, are now illegal -- especially calls for independence or autonomy. The first arrests under the new law came on Wednesday, almost all of them people who were in possession of flags or leaflets promoting independence. Photograph:(Reuters)

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

Trump has come under fire for his responses to the coronavirus pandemic and to the death of George Floyd, a Black man who died in the custody of Minneapolis police.

The incident comes on Juneteenth, the day marking the end of slavery in the United States, amid continuing anti-racism demonstrations following the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

The details of the law were unveiled following a three-day meeting of the top decision-making body of China's parliament.

In a resolution, the European Parliament voted 565 in favour to 34 against, with 62 abstentions to protest the security law.

Many medical experts fear the rally could cause a spike in COVID-19 cases.

The 17-year-old has become a global figurehead of the youth climate movement since she started her one-woman protests outside the Swedish parliament in 2018.

Former diplomat Michael Kovrig and businessman Michael Spavor were arrested in late 2018 on state security charges, shortly after Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou was arrested in Canada on a US warrant, in what is widely believed to have been a retaliatory move.

Colombia and Mexico also passed bleak milestones, as their death tolls topped 2,000 and 20,000, respectively, showing how the virus continues ravaging the Americas and parts of Asia even as Europe starts to ease out of lockdown.

The United States is working its way through a decision-making process over who would be held accountable over curbs to Hong Kong’s freedoms.

The two Koreas, which are still technically at war as their 1950-53 conflict ended without a peace treaty, have waged leaflet campaigns for decades.