Top 10 world news today: US, Europe battle fresh coronavirus surges and more

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, IndiaUpdated: Jun 26, 2020, 07:59 PM IST
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Here are the top stories that made rounds in the world arena today.

Countries have been balancing the need to reopen economies shattered by coronavirus shutdowns with the need to maintain sufficient measures to prevent a feared second wave | READ MORE

Coronavirus in USA

A troubled British teenager who threw a six-year-old French boy from a viewing platform at London's Tate Modern art gallery was on Friday jailed for life | READ MORE

Building roof

Washington, DC -- four decades after launching its drive for US statehood -- was poised to take a step toward becoming the 51st state as the House of Representatives on Friday is expected to approve its admission | READ MORE

US House

A Turkish court on Friday handed down life  sentences to 121 people for taking part in the 2016 attempted overthrow of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, state media reported | READ MORE

Istanbul court

Singapore will start testing from July 1 all individuals aged 13 years and above with symptoms of acute respiratory infection for COVID-19 to quickly isolate the confirmed cases | READ MORE

Japanese startup Donut Robotics has developed an internet-connected “smart mask” -- as face coverings become the norm amid the coronavirus pandemic -- that can transmit messages and translate from Japanese into eight other languages | READ MORE


A boat from Myanmar sank at the intersection of the Lancang River and Nanban River in southwestern China's Yunnan Province early on Thursday, leaving one person dead and six missing | READ MORE

Mekong river

United States President Donald Trump on Thursday slammed New York Mayor Bill de Blasio over plans to paint a Black Lives Matter mural on Fifth Avenue across the street from Trump Tower | READ MORE

Quintez Brown took to the streets in Kentucky to join many Americans in protesting against racial injustice after the death of George Floyd, a Black man in police custody last month | READ MORE

Young Americans