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UK On Track To End Lockdown On July 19, Says Health Minister

UK On Track To End Lockdown On July 19, Says Health Minister

Press Trust of India | Tuesday June 22, 2021, London

The UK is on track to lift all COVID-19 lockdown restrictions on July 19 as the data on deaths and hospitalisation from coronavirus looks encouraging , the UK's health minister Matt Hancock said on Tuesday.

Come For A "Friendly" Visit, Not To Probe Xinjiang Allegations: China To UN Body Chief

Come For A "Friendly" Visit, Not To Probe Xinjiang Allegations: China To UN Body Chief

Press Trust of India | Tuesday June 22, 2021, Beijing

China on Tuesday politely declined UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet's call for a meaningful access to verify the serious reports of human rights violations in the restive region of Xinjiang.

Spanish Prime Minister Wants Catalan Pardons To Open "New Era"

Spanish Prime Minister Wants Catalan Pardons To Open "New Era"

Agence France-Presse | Tuesday June 22, 2021, Madrid

In pardoning nine Catalan separatists over the failed 2017 independence bid, Spain wants to end division and open a new chapter with the pro-independence government of Catalonia, Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said Tuesday.

Taliban Capture Afghanistan's Main Tajikistan Border Crossing: Officials

Taliban Capture Afghanistan's Main Tajikistan Border Crossing: Officials

Agence France-Presse | Tuesday June 22, 2021, Kunduz

The Taliban captured Afghanistan's main border crossing with Tajikistan, an Afghan provincial official and army officer said Tuesday, with some security forces abandoning their posts and fleeing across the frontier.

Pakistan PM Postpones UK Tour, Wanted Pact Similar To India: Report

Pakistan PM Postpones UK Tour, Wanted Pact Similar To India: Report

Asian News International | Tuesday June 22, 2021, Islamabad

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan's scheduled visit to the UK next month, has been postponed after Islamabad was not satisfied with the Boris Johnson government's offer for something more substantial than a cricket match and a ceremonial meeting.

To Ensure No "Safe Haven" For Terrorists: White House On Biden-Ghani Meet

To Ensure No "Safe Haven" For Terrorists: White House On Biden-Ghani Meet

Press Trust of India | Tuesday June 22, 2021, Washington

US President Joe Biden is looking forward to a meeting with his Afghan counterpart Ashraf Ghani on Friday during which they will discuss ways to ensure that Afghanistan will never again become a "safe haven" for terrorist groups, the White House said

Turkmenistan Capital Tops Hong Kong As World's Costliest: Survey

Turkmenistan Capital Tops Hong Kong As World's Costliest: Survey

Agence France-Presse | Tuesday June 22, 2021, Paris

Turkmenistan's capital Ashgabat has overtaken Hong Kong as the world's most expensive city for foreign workers, a survey showed on Tuesday.

European Union Launches Antitrust Probe Against Google Over Online Ads

European Union Launches Antitrust Probe Against Google Over Online Ads

Agence France-Presse | Tuesday June 22, 2021, Brussels

The EU launched a wide-ranging antitrust probe against Google on Tuesday over concerns that it is forcing out rivals in the highly profitable online advertising market.

Imran Khan On Why Pakistan Won't Host American Bases

Imran Khan On Why Pakistan Won't Host American Bases

Press Trust of India | Tuesday June 22, 2021, Islamabad

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has ruled out hosting American bases in Pakistan for military action inside war-torn Afghanistan, fearing it might lead to his country being "targeted in revenge attacks" by terrorists.

Paris Department Store Reopens After 16-Year Long Swanky Facelift

Paris Department Store Reopens After 16-Year Long Swanky Facelift

Agence France-Presse | Tuesday June 22, 2021, Paris

Parisians will once again be able to stroll the gilded aisles of the Samaritaine department store starting Wednesday, after 16 years of painstaking work to restore the Art Deco and Art Nouveau landmark to its former glory

Elephant In The Room: Thai Family Gets Repeat Mammoth Visitor

Elephant In The Room: Thai Family Gets Repeat Mammoth Visitor

Agence France-Presse | Tuesday June 22, 2021, Bangkok, Thailand

Some families living in a jungle may be fearful of things going bump at night, but for one household in Thailand, the sight of an elephant rummaging through their kitchen was not a total shock.

Vatican Wants Italy To Stop Anti-Homophobia Law: Report

Vatican Wants Italy To Stop Anti-Homophobia Law: Report

Agence France-Presse | Tuesday June 22, 2021, Vatican City

The Vatican has made an "unprecedented" formal diplomatic objection to a draft Italian law against homophobia, a news report said Tuesday.

Nokia To Allow Employees To Work Remotely For Three Days A Week

Nokia To Allow Employees To Work Remotely For Three Days A Week

Reuters | Tuesday June 22, 2021, Stockholm

Nokia said its employees can choose to work up to three days a week remotely with increased support for flexible working hours from January after its current work from home policy comes to an end in December.

European Union Top Court Hands Win To YouTube In User Copyright Fight

European Union Top Court Hands Win To YouTube In User Copyright Fight

Reuters | Tuesday June 22, 2021, Luxembourg

Europe's top court on Tuesday said that Google's YouTube and other online platforms are not liable for copyright-infringing works uploaded by users onto their platforms under certain conditions.

Parachuting Spiders Leave Australian Region Covered In Webs

Parachuting Spiders Leave Australian Region Covered In Webs

Agence France-Presse | Tuesday June 22, 2021, Sydney

An arachnid invasion left swathes of Australia's Gippsland region covered in webs as the spiders sought higher ground to escape flooding.