The teenager who pulled out her cellphone and began recording when she saw George Floyd being pinned to the ground by a Minneapolis police officer was given a special citation by the Pulitzer Prizes on June 11 for her video that helped to launch a global movement to protest racial injustice.
A report issued on June 10 warned that over 350,000 people in Ethiopia’s Tigray province are facing famine and over 2 million are just a step away, blaming the dire situation on the ongoing conflict that has forced hundreds of thousands of people to flee, limited humanitarian access and the loss of harvests and income.
The U.S. State Department updated travel warnings for dozens of countries worldwide on June 8, including Turkey.
French President Emmanuel Macron was slapped in the face on June 8 by a man in a crowd of onlookers while on a walkabout in southern France, video of the incident showed.
Multiple outages hit social media, government and news websites across the globe on June 8 morning, with some reports pointing to a glitch at U.S.-based cloud computing services provider Fastly.
International law enforcement agencies on June 8 revealed a vast three-year global operation to infiltrate encrypted phones with violent criminal groups, resulting in hundreds of arrests worldwide.
Already reeling from one of the highest death tolls in the pandemic, Brazil is bracing for the threat of a third wave of COVID-19, fueled by vaccination delays and a lack of containment measures.
At least 30 people were killed and dozens injured on June 7 when a packed Pakistani inter-city train ploughed into another express that had derailed earlier, officials said.
Angela Merkel’s conservatives were heaving a sigh of relief on June 7 after a convincing win in the last regional vote before a general election that also exposed the weaknesses of the Green party, their main rival at the national level.
Spain opens its borders to vaccinated travellers from all over the world on June 7, hoping an influx of visitors will revitalize its all-important tourism sector which has been battered by the coronavirus pandemic.
The U.S. will give Taiwan 750,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine, part of President Joe Biden’s move to share tens of millions of jabs globally, three American senators said on June 6, after the self-ruled island complained that China is hindering its efforts to secure vaccines as it battles an outbreak.
The first cruise ship since the pandemic wended its way on June 5 through the heart of Venice, escorted by triumphant water-spouting tugboats and elated port workers as it traveled down the Giudecca Canal but also protested by hundreds on land and a small armada of wooden boats waving “No Big Boats” flags.