Concern among UK advisers at plan to ease Covid-19 restrictions.

Warning that lack of tracing system means rise in infections will take time to be spotted

Afghan Journalist, Driver Killed In Blast Targeting TV Workers.

A journalist and a driver have been killed and at least six people wounded when a bus carrying employees of an Afghan television station was hit by a roadside bomb in Kabul, the director of the television network said.

Journalist Killed In Kabul Bomb Blast Targeting TV Workers: Officials.

A roadside bomb killed a journalist and driver after struck a minivan carrying employees of a private Afghan television channel in Kabul on Saturday, killing a journalist and the driver, the network's...

Minneapolis saw some police reform before George Floyd’s death: activists.

Minneapolis — a city of nearly 430,000 that is 60 per cent white, 19 per cent Black and 9 per cent Hispanic — has a long history of economic and educational disparities that have marginalized Black residents for decades, despite its reputation for...

OSCE SMM reports explosion close to its patrol in Luhansk region.

It is noted the patrol was unable to assess the weapon used and the direction of fire.

UN Security Council Polls Next Month, India Assured 'Non-Permanent' Seat.

The UN General Assembly has decided to hold elections for the five non-permanent members of the Security Council next month under the new voting arrangements due to the COVID-19 restrictions, with...

‘Vicious dogs’ were awaiting George Floyd protesters if White House fence breached: Trump.

The death on Monday in Minneapolis of George Floyd has sparked demonstrations, some of them violent, in many cities across the nation, including one in Washington on Friday.

1 year later, Virginia Beach mass shooter’s motive remains unclear.

As the tragedy nears its one-year anniversary Sunday, some victims' family members feel it has effectively been forgotten after the national spotlight moved on to other mass killings, and more recently has been all but eclipsed by the coronavirus ...

Ukraine to resume air traffic no earlier than June 15 – PM Shmyhal.

Not all countries have opened borders yet.

SpaceX presses ahead with landmark manned rocket launch.

Elon Musk’s firm plans flight with Nasa astronauts following Wednesday’s cancellation

U.S. move to end trading privileges for Hong Kong ‘doomed to fail,’ China says

The mouthpiece of China's ruling Communist Party said U.S. moves to end some trading privileges for Hong Kong ``grossly interfere'' in China's internal affairs and are ``doomed to fail.''

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About 6,300 people undergo high accuracy testing to detect COVID-19 antibodies.

The minister said 10,811 tests with the use of polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and 1,560 ELISA tests had been conducted in Ukraine over the past day.

Zelensky declares UAH 28.6 mln income, pays UAH 3.6 mln taxes to budget in 2019

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky has declared his property, income, expenses and financial liabilities for 2019.

Reporter shot with pepper bullets live on TV while covering Louisville protests.

In a video shared widely on social media, local Louisville-based journalist Kaitlin Rust is seen shot by what appears to be pepper bullets while reporting live on television.

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Week's balance: quarantine concessions, economic recovery in turbo mode, and manipulation on energy market.

Ukrainian authorities continue to relax quarantine restrictions, which gives entrepreneurs hope for survival; the government approved a program to stimulate the economy to overcome the effects of the crisis; while the energy market is shaking from...

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Britain, France, Germany 'Regret' U.S. Decision To End Sanctions Waivers On Iran’s Nuclear Program

Britain, France, and Germany have criticized a decision by the United States to end sanctions waivers for companies from countries that remain in the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran.

Coronavirus Vaccine Could Be Ready By Year-End: China.

China's State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission (SASAC) said in a social media post.

SpaceX Historic Crewed Mission To Be Launched Tonight, Weather Uncertain.

SpaceX's historic first crewed mission to the International Space Station was set to proceed as scheduled on Saturday, NASA said, although uncertainty remained over weather conditions.


Ukraine, Hungary seek to overcome impasse over language law impeding NATO initiatives – media.

The May 29 trip to Budapest is Kuleba's first non-virtual visit as foreign minister since the introduction of restrictive measures to slow down the coronavirus pandemic.

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Coronavirus: Trump’s WHO funding cut draws criticism as COVID-19 spreads.

Trump on Friday charged that the WHO didn't respond adequately to the coroanvirus pandemic, accusing the U.N. agency of being under China's ``total control.''

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Let It Burn: Indian Restaurant Owners In US Want Justice For George Floyd.

Gandhi Mahal, a restaurant run by Bangladesh immigrants serving Indian cuisine in the US city of Minneapolis, faced the brunt of an angry mob who protested violently against the racially motivated...

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Georgia declares state of emergency, National Guard summoned as protests continue.

Georgia’s governor declared a state of emergency early Saturday to activate the state National Guard as violence flared in Atlanta and cities nationwide following the death in Minnesota of George Floyd after a white officer pressed a knee into his...

COVID-19: Uzbekistan Extends Lockdown, But Starts Lifting Some Restrictions.

Here's a roundup of COVID-19 developments in RFE/RL's broadcast regions.

«I Can't Breathe» Protests Spread Across US After Minneapolis Killing.

Thousands of protesters stormed the security perimeter of Barclays Center in New York as protests spread across the United States over the killing of George Floyd, a Minneapolis black man who died...

Kyiv mayor reports 55 new COVID-19 cases, one fatality in past day.

Forty people recovered from the disease in the past day.

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