Top 10 world news today: Trump's remarks on elections, N Korea warns S Korea and more

WION Web Team
New Delhi, India Updated: Jun 13, 2020, 07:54 PM(IST)

Minneapolis police department Photograph:( Reuters )

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

Trump says will leave peacefully if he loses in Nov, but it'll be 'bad' for US

In the presidential election, Trump, a Republican, is expected to face the Democratic Party's presumptive candidate and former vice president Joe Biden.

North Korea warns South Korea of 'painful' consequences as tensions mount

South Korea has been the target of a wave of angry statements recently from the North, which has accused Seoul of allowing defectors to launch leaflets critical of leader Kim Jong Un into its territory.

Polish president compares 'LGBT ideology' to Soviet indoctrination

Poland is a former satellite state of the Soviet Union and was the first country to shed communism in the region in 1989. This year the country was voted the worst in the European Union for LGBT rights in a poll by Brussels-based NGO ILGA-Europe.

Minneapolis police department to be replaced with community-led model

The move comes days after a veto-proof majority of the council voted to disband the police department after the country erupted in protest over the killing of Floyd, a black man who died when a white police officer knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes.

Researchers in Thailand begin testing horseshoe bats for coronavirus

They plan to collect 300 bats -- of the 23 species it has -- over three days from a cave in the Chanthaburi province in the southeast of the country. The bats will be released following the tests.

Indigenous Taiwanese demand justice in local Black Lives Matter protest

The protest was a peaceful march attended by more than 500 people, with light police presence. The presence of the indigenous Taiwanese in the protest marked the injustice faced by the island's original inhabitants.

Facebook staffer who protested inaction on Trump's inflammatory posts says he was fired

Dozens of employees, including Dail and six other engineers on his team, abandoned their desks and tweeted objections to Zuckerberg's handling of Trump's posts, the report added.

Mike Pompeo plans to meet Chinese officials in Hawaii: Report

Relations between the world's two biggest economies have deteriorated in recent months, and U.S. President Donald Trump has said he could even sever relations.

A scaled-down ceremony at Windsor marks Queen Elizabeth II's 94th birthday

Queen's birthday celebrations

Britain's monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, celebrated her 94th birthday in a low-key events in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, at Windsor Castle.

Lawmakers label British Airways 'national disgrace' over jobs

Britain's Transport Select Committee said that BA and its parent company IAG were trying to take advantage of the coronavirus crisis to cut 12,000 jobs and downgrade the terms and conditions of other employees.

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