Top 10 world news today: Trump warns NFL players, Macron forbids removing statues and more

WION Web Team
New Delhi, India Published: Jun 15, 2020, 07:46 PM(IST)

A black protester rescues an injured white man during anti-racist protest! Photograph:( Reuters )

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Here are the top 10 news that dominated the Monday around the world.

'Won't watch anymore': Donald Trump warns NFL and US Soccer if players kneel during anthem

Protests broke out after George Floyd's death giving momentum to the Black Lives Matter movement.

Global coronavirus cases near 7.9 million-mark; Brazil emerging as new COVID-19 epicentre

With 2,094,069 cases and 115,732 deaths, the US continues with the world’s highest number of COVID-19 infections and fatalities, according to the CSSE.

China did a better job at containing COVID-19 than US, most countries believe

Only three out of the participant 53 countries believed that the US had done a better job than its Chinese counterpart.

Emmanuel Macron says France will not take down any of its statues

Macron said that France will be 'uncompromising against racism, anti-Semitism and discrimination' and added that new measures would be taken for 'equality'.

Russian court sentences US ex-marine to 16 years in prison in spy case

Russia's prosecutor during the trial, however, stressed that the ex-marine had information on Russia's state secret.

UN's human rights body to examine racism and police brutality in the United States

According to UNHRC’s latest statement, the body will analyse related events in the United States.

Virus has exposed deep-seated internal crises in US: Putin

Russia has the third-highest number of coronavirus cases after the United States and Brazil.

Black protester rescues injured white man during anti-racist protest in UK

Hutchinson said that the man’s life was ‘under threat’ as the crowds of people became ‘almost like a stampede’ on Saturday.

South Korea's Moon urges North to keep peace deals, return to talks

The recent flaring of tension between the neighbours stoked fear of a military provocation by the North, and posed another setback amid stalled talks to rein in its nuclear and missile programmes.

Chinese activists detained for publishing censored content set to face criminal trial

Beijing police have detained Chen Mei and Cai Wei on April 19 for publishing articles on the health crisis on GitHub, an open-source website.

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