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Beijing Accuses NATO Of Exaggerating "China Threat Theory"

Beijing Accuses NATO Of Exaggerating "China Threat Theory"

Agence France-Presse | Tuesday June 15, 2021, Beijing

Beijing on Tuesday accused NATO of exaggerating the threat from China and "creating confrontation", after a vow from the Western allies to work together to counter the challenges posed by its policies.

US Navy Says Aircraft Carrier Group Operating In South China Sea

US Navy Says Aircraft Carrier Group Operating In South China Sea

Reuters | Tuesday June 15, 2021, Taipei

A U.S. aircraft carrier group led by the USS Ronald Reagan has entered the South China Sea, the U.S. Navy said on Tuesday, at a time of rising tensions between Washington and Beijing, which claims most of the disputed waterway.

Chinese Scientist At Center Of Covid Controversy Denies Lab Leak Theory: Report

Chinese Scientist At Center Of Covid Controversy Denies Lab Leak Theory: Report

Agence France-Presse | Tuesday June 15, 2021, Washington

The Chinese scientist at the center of theories that the coronavirus pandemic originated with a leak from her specialized lab in the city of Wuhan has denied her institution was to blame for the health disaster.

Maradona's Nurse Tells Prosecutors He Was Following Orders

Maradona's Nurse Tells Prosecutors He Was Following Orders

Agence France-Presse | Tuesday June 15, 2021, Buenos Aires, Argentina

A nurse accused of neglect in Diego Maradona's death told Argentine prosecutors on Monday that he was following orders "not to disturb" the football icon while he slept.

NATO Adopts Tough Line On China At Joe Biden's Debut Summit With Alliance

NATO Adopts Tough Line On China At Joe Biden's Debut Summit With Alliance

Reuters | Tuesday June 15, 2021, Brussels

NATO leaders warned on Monday that China presents "systemic challenges," taking a forceful stance towards Beijing in a communique at Joe Biden's first summit with an alliance that Donald Trump openly disparaged.

Delta Variant Doubles Risk Of COVID-19 Hospitalisation: Scottish Study

Delta Variant Doubles Risk Of COVID-19 Hospitalisation: Scottish Study

Reuters | Tuesday June 15, 2021, London

The Delta coronavirus variant doubles the risk of hospitalisation compared with the previously dominant variant in Britain, but two doses of vaccine still provide strong protection, a Scottish study found on Monday.

Diego Maradona's Nurse First To Be Questioned Over His Death

Diego Maradona's Nurse First To Be Questioned Over His Death

Agence France-Presse | Tuesday June 15, 2021, Buenos Aires, Argentina

A nurse who was among the last people to see Diego Maradona alive was questioned on Monday by Argentine prosecutors over accusations of neglect in the football icon's final days.

No Sentence Reduction For Low-Level Crack Offenders: US Court

No Sentence Reduction For Low-Level Crack Offenders: US Court

Agence France-Presse | Tuesday June 15, 2021, Washington, United States

The US Supreme Court ruled unanimously on Monday that low-level crack cocaine offenders are not eligible to have their prison sentences reduced.

Joe Biden Vows To Lay Down "Red Lines" To Vladimir Putin

Joe Biden Vows To Lay Down "Red Lines" To Vladimir Putin

Agence France-Presse | Tuesday June 15, 2021, Brussels, Belgium

US President Joe Biden on Monday signalled his determination to take a firm stance two days ahead of meeting his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, vowing to lay down "red lines".

Recep Tayyip Erdogan Says Held "Fruitful, Sincere" Talks With Joe Biden

Recep Tayyip Erdogan Says Held "Fruitful, Sincere" Talks With Joe Biden

Agence France-Presse | Tuesday June 15, 2021, Brussels, Belgium

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday he held a "fruitful and sincere" meeting with his US counterpart Joe Biden on the sidelines of the NATO summit in Brussels.

England Delays Covid Reopening For Four Weeks: UK's Boris Johnson

England Delays Covid Reopening For Four Weeks: UK's Boris Johnson

Agence France-Presse | Monday June 14, 2021, London

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday announced a four-week delay to the full lifting of coronavirus restrictions in England due to a surge of infections caused by the Delta variant.

Plane, Glider Crash In Swiss Alps, 5 Dead

Plane, Glider Crash In Swiss Alps, 5 Dead

Agence France-Presse | Monday June 14, 2021, Geneva

Five people died when a glider and a small plane crashed in the Swiss Alps at the weekend, police said Monday, adding that they were investigating whether the two accidents were linked.

Two Doses Mostly Prevent Hospitalisation With Delta Variant: UK Body

Two Doses Mostly Prevent Hospitalisation With Delta Variant: UK Body

Agence France-Presse | Monday June 14, 2021, London

Two doses of COVID-19 vaccines are "highly effective" in preventing hospital admission with the Delta variant, Public Health England said on Monday.

5.7 Magnitude Earthquake Rocks Southern Philippines

5.7 Magnitude Earthquake Rocks Southern Philippines

Agence France-Presse | Monday June 14, 2021, Manila

A 5.7 magnitude earthquake rocked the southern Philippines Monday, the US Geological Survey said, with local authorities warning of possible damage as a series of aftershocks shook the natural disaster-prone region.

Suspect Charged With Terrorism For Truck Attack On Muslim Family In Canada

Suspect Charged With Terrorism For Truck Attack On Muslim Family In Canada

Agence France-Presse | Monday June 14, 2021, Ottawa

Canadian authorities have charged the suspect behind an attack in which a Muslim family was mowed down by a pick-up truck with terrorism, prosecutors said Monday in court.