Washington, Los Angeles lift curfews as unrest eases

Washington, Los Angeles lift curfews as unrest eases

Authorities in Washington, Los Angeles County and elsewhere lifted curfew orders impacting millions of people as unrest over the killing of George Floyd eases.

WHO Europe head warns against cutting health budgets in virus wake

WHO Europe head warns against cutting health budgets in virus wake

European countries should avoid cutting health budgets as they head into economic recession in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, the head of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) European regional office urged on Thursday.

Japan approves 31.9-trillion-yen supplement budget amid virus crisis

Japan approves 31.9-trillion-yen supplement budget amid virus crisis

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s cabinet on Wednesday green-lighted a second supplementary budget worth 31.9 trillion yen (296 billion dollars) to help mitigate the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic.

Turkey’s early release law discriminates against political prisoners: HRW

Turkey’s early release law discriminates against political prisoners: HRW

Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Wednesday criticized Turkey for discriminating against political prisoners in its early release law enacted to ease overcrowding in prisons amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

German government plans to lift travel warning for 31 countries

German government plans to lift travel warning for 31 countries

The German government is planning to lift a travel warning for tourists for 31 European countries from June 15, ending an unprecedented directive against all international travel.

Airbus team arrives in Pakistan to assist investigations into crash

Airbus team arrives in Pakistan to assist investigations into crash

A team of experts from aircraft manufacturer Airbus on Tuesday arrived in Pakistan to assist authorities investigating the plane crash in the southern city of Karachi that killed 97 people on Friday, officials said.

Japan lifts coronavirus state of emergency six days early

Japan lifts coronavirus state of emergency six days early

Japan on Monday lifted six days early a state of emergency put in place nationwide since mid-April to stem the coronavirus pandemic.

Turkish woman says she was tortured with acid in police custody: report

Turkish woman says she was tortured with acid in police custody: report

Esra Yurt, a Turkish woman who was detained as part of an investigation into Turkey’s Gulen group, said in an interview that she had her feet burned with acid in police custody at the notorious Ankara Anti-Terror Branch (TEM).

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