Top 10 world news today: Trump defends green card decision, Australia calls military to tackle coronavirus wave and more

WION Web Team
New Delhi, India Published: Jun 24, 2020, 06:31 PM(IST)

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

Trump defends suspending green card applications till December 31


US President Donald Trump has defended his decision to suspend issuing of green cards till the end of the year, saying it was needed to give jobs to Americans. Read more

Australia calls military to help tackle coronavirus outbreak in Melbourne

Australia's military was called in Wednesday to help tackle a coronavirus outbreak in Melbourne, a surge in infections that has rattled the country's second-most populous city. Read more

Singapore prime minister’s brother joins opposition party before polls

Lee Hsien Yang, the estranged brother of Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, has joined the opposition Progress Singapore Party a day after the city-state called for general elections to be held in July. Read more

Iran says it's ready for talks if US apologises for withdrawing from deal

Iran on Wednesday said that it was ready for talks with the United States if Washington apologises for withdrawing from the 2015 nuclear deal and compensates Tehran, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said. Read more

Spain to try new coronavirus app for 2 weeks before rolling out nationwide


Spain will try out a new app to contain the spread of coronavirus from Friday for two weeks. Read more

UN chief Antonio Guterres urges Israel to back away from West Bank annexation

United Nations

The United Nations secretary general, Antonio Guterres, has expressed hope that Israel will hear global calls and will not go ahead with annexation of parts of the West Bank, which would undermine a two-state solution to the decades-old Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Read more

European Union may block American travellers over failure to curb virus: Report


According to a New York Times report, European Union(EU) is mulling blocking Americans from entering its territory since the United States has failed to properly curb the coronavirus pandemic. Read more


Twitter hides Trump's tweet targeting protestors in Washington DC; labels it as 'abusive content'

Twitter on Tuesday hid a tweet from US President Donald Trump saying that it broke rules over abusive content. This was the first time that the social media platform moved against the president for a tweet. Read more

North Korea suspends military action plans against South Korea: Report

North Korea

North Korea has suspended military action plans against South Korea, Reuters reported quoting the official KCNA news agency on Wednesday. Read more

Latin America and Caribbean pass 100,000 coronavirus deaths: Report


Latin America and the Caribbean on Tuesday surpassed 100,000 coronavirus deaths, more than half of them in Brazil, according to Reuters and AFP tally. Read more

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