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U.S. calls bid by men to avoid extradition over ex-Nissan boss Ghosn's escape 'flawed'

Reuters worldNews - wo, 17/06/2020 - 02:58
U.S. prosecutors on Tuesday said a former Green Beret and his son, wanted by Japan for helping former Nissan Motor Co boss Carlos Ghosn flee the country, were advancing a "flawed" interpretation of Japanese law to fight their extradition.
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Brazil sees record daily coronavirus cases; official says outbreak under control

Reuters worldNews - wo, 17/06/2020 - 02:56
Brazil reported a record 34,918 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, the same day that one of the senior officials leading the country's widely criticized response to the crisis said the outbreak was under control.
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Mexico's total coronavirus cases rise to 154,863 and 18,310 deaths

Reuters worldNews - wo, 17/06/2020 - 02:27
Mexico's total confirmed coronavirus infections rose to 154,863 cases and 18,310 total deaths on Tuesday, as the health ministry reported 4,599 new infections along with 730 additional fatalities.
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Congo mining provinces impose new COVID-19 lockdowns

Reuters worldNews - wo, 17/06/2020 - 01:55
Authorities in Democratic Republic of Congo's southeastern mining heartland announced temporary lockdowns on Tuesday in an effort to widen coronavirus testing and prevent a worrying situation from worsening, governors said.
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Turkish warplanes strike Kurdish targets in northern Iraq

Reuters worldNews - wo, 17/06/2020 - 01:42
Turkey's Defence Ministry said its warplanes struck Kurdish militant targets in northern Iraq's Haftanin region on Wednesday, the second such operation launched against the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in recent days.
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Some Amazon villagers eschew drugs for COVID-19, take 'toothache plant' herbal tea

Reuters worldNews - wo, 17/06/2020 - 01:30
Some villagers in the eastern Amazon are spurning Brazilian government advice to take the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine to keep the novel coronavirus at bay and are drinking tea of jambú, also known as the toothache plant.
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Living on the edge, Pakistani Hindus still feel safer in India

Reuters worldNews - wo, 17/06/2020 - 01:24
Seven years ago, Dharamveer Solanki, a Hindu, left his home in Pakistan’s Hyderabad city, never to return. When his train crossed the border into India, Solanki said he felt happier than ever before.
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Brazil court allows police to access Bolsonaro allies' phone, bank records

Reuters worldNews - wo, 17/06/2020 - 01:06
Brazil's top court on Tuesday granted police permission to inspect financial and phone records of federal lawmakers allied with President Jair Bolsonaro as part of a probe into anti-democratic rallies, a source with direct knowledge of the ruling said.
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UK PM Johnson bows to footballer's pressure to provide summer food fund

Reuters worldNews - wo, 17/06/2020 - 00:51
Prime Minister Boris Johnson will provide a summer food fund for struggling families in England, bowing to pressure from England forward Marcus Rashford and his campaign to prevent children from going hungry during the coronavirus pandemic.
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Mexican federal judge and wife shot dead in violent western state

Reuters worldNews - wo, 17/06/2020 - 00:47
A Mexican federal judge and his wife were shot dead in the western state of Colima on Tuesday, the attorney general's office said, as violence continues to convulse the country even amid the coronavirus outbreak.
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Canada to extend income support by eight weeks, U.S. border to remain closed

Reuters worldNews - di, 16/06/2020 - 23:57
Canada will extend federal income support by eight weeks for those who lost their jobs amid the COVID-19 outbreak, and the border with the United States will remain closed to non-essential travel, the prime minister said on Tuesday.
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UAE can work with Israel, despite political differences: senior official

Reuters worldNews - di, 16/06/2020 - 23:50
The United Arab Emirates can work with Israel on some areas, including fighting the new coronavirus and on technology, while still having political differences with the state, a senior official said on Tuesday.
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Jordan's king says regional stability put at risk by Israeli annexation

Reuters worldNews - di, 16/06/2020 - 23:45
Jordan's King Abdulllah warned on Tuesday that Israel's planned move to annex parts of the Israeli-occupied West Bank next month would threaten stability in the Middle East.
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Around 9% of Guinea-Bissau health workers have been infected with COVID-19

Reuters worldNews - di, 16/06/2020 - 23:37
More than 170 of Guinea-Bissau's 2,000 health workers have contracted COVID-19, a World Health Organization expert said on Tuesday, warning that hospitals were close to being overwhelmed.
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India, China troops clash at Himalayan border, 'casualties on both sides'

Reuters worldNews - di, 16/06/2020 - 21:10
India's army said on Tuesday 20 of its soldiers had been killed in clashes with Chinese troops at a disputed border site, in a major escalation of a weeks-long standoff between the two Asian giants in the western Himalayas.
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U.S.'s Hook says wants in-person meeting with Iran on prisoners

Reuters worldNews - di, 16/06/2020 - 21:01
A senior U.S. diplomat said on Tuesday he would love to have an in-person meeting with Iranian officials to discuss consular matters, a term U.S. diplomats use to refer to possible prisoner exchanges.
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U.S. thinks any extension of Iran arms embargo should be open-ended: U.S. envoy for Iran

Reuters worldNews - di, 16/06/2020 - 21:01
The United States believes an extension of an arms embargo on Iran, currently due to expire in October under a 2015 nuclear deal, should be done so indefinitely without a fixed date, a top U.S. official overseeing diplomacy with Tehran said on Tuesday.
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Weekly coronavirus death toll in French nursing homes doubles to 73

Reuters worldNews - di, 16/06/2020 - 21:00
The number of people who died from coronavirus infection in France rose by 111 to 29,547 on Tuesday with the health ministry including weekly data for the death toll in nursing homes.
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Congo probing 'violent death' of judge in landmark graft trial

Reuters worldNews - di, 16/06/2020 - 21:00
Democratic Republic of Congo's justice ministry said it had launched a murder investigation after an autopsy found the judge overseeing a landmark corruption trial of the president's chief of staff had died from violent blows to the head.
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UAE's Abu Dhabi eases movement restrictions: media office

Reuters worldNews - di, 16/06/2020 - 20:57
Abu Dhabi eased movement restrictions to allow citizens and residents to leave the emirate freely without a permit but have to enter it with one, the emirate's media office said in a statement on Tuesday.
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