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Jun 14 2021

Size matters? US gives Trinidad & Tobago, population 1.4 million, 80 vials of Pfizer jab


Washington has an ambitious plan to donate millions of vaccine doses to poorer countries. The Caribbean island nation of Trinidad & Tobago has received a small 80-vial gift, but some are confused about the size. Last Saturday, Trinidad & Tobago received a “small donation” of Pfizer vaccines, according to its Ministry of National Security. The statement also expressed gratitude for all such gifts that the republic received from various countries. Although it didn’t disclose the size of the delivery, the US embassy filled in the blank on Monday, saying that the donation included 80 vials of the vaccine. With the …

Jun 14 2021

Once civilian, several Turkish occupation mercenaries injured in explosive device blast, Aleppo country


Aleppo, SANA- A civilian and a number of Turkish occupation-backed mercenaries of terrorist organizations were injured in an explosive device blast in the center of al-Bab city in Aleppo northeastern countryside. Local sources from the city told SANA that an explosive device planted in a car parked near al-Ehsan Mosque went off in the center of al-Bab city, wounding a civilian and a number of mercenaries of the Turkish occupation from terrorist organizations and causing a material damage to the place. In the areas controlled by Turkish regime-backed terrorist groups, chaos and insecurity prevail as a result of conflicts taking …

Jun 14 2021

‘I will not give up’: Christian Eriksen could be at Denmark’s next game, ‘wants to understand what happened’ in harrowing collapse


Stricken Denmark star Christian Eriksen has reassured fans about his recovery and could even attend his nation’s next game when they face Belgium at Euro 2020 on Thursday, with his agent saying the player is out of serious danger. Less than two days after his ordeal shocked the world when he collapsed on the pitch during Denmark’s tournament opener against Finland, Eriksen’s manager has claimed that the playmaker could leave hospital soon and wants to watch his side’s showdown with the top-ranked side at Copenhagen’s nearby Parken. That would mean a remarkably swift return for Eriksen to the stadium where …

Jun 14 2021

US sanctions on Russia’s sovereign debt come into force


The ban on purchasing Russia’s sovereign debt by US investors introduced by Washington earlier this year came into force on Monday. In April, US President Joe Biden signed an executive order authorizing the imposition of yet more restrictions. The move signaled a further expansion of Washington’s existing sanctions policy on Moscow, which is aimed at cutting off Russia from the global financial markets. The new restrictions bar American investors from directly acquiring Russian debt liabilities that would be issued by the Central Bank of Russia, the National Wealth Fund, or the Finance Ministry from June 14. Also on rt.com Investors …

Jun 14 2021

Saudi Arabia Boasts End Of Airstrike Campaign On Sana’a, Keeps Bombing Everywhere Else


Support SouthFront The Saudi-led coalition fighting against Yemen’s Ansar Allah (Houthis) claimed that it had halted its airstrike campaign to ‘pave the way for a peaceful settlement to the conflict.’ It also followed reports that the coalition had struck a Houthi armoured division near the rebel-held capital Sanaa on June 10th. Correspondents with the AFP news agency in the city heard loud explosions and saw smoke rising in the sky. The Houthis did not immediately comment on the explosion. Coalition spokesman Turki al-Maliki told Saudi state television that “no military operation has been carried out in the vicinity of Sana’a …

Jun 14 2021

Is The Great ‘Sausage War’ Between The UK and EU Coming?


Support SouthFront Click to see full-size image Even after Brexit came through, and the UK is no longer a part of the European Union, tensions have not subsided between London and Brussels. On the sidelines of the G7 Summit, London accused France of “offensive” remarks that Northern Ireland was not part of the United Kingdom. After Brexit, trade between the UK and EU hasn’t been figured out. Especially between Northern Ireland, and the Republic of Ireland. Invariable, the talks keep coming back to the delicate patchwork of history, nationalism, religion and geography that intertwine in Northern Ireland, but the latest …

Jun 14 2021

Lack of investment could push crude price to $200 a barrel – Nigerian National Oil Corporation


Crude oil prices could rise to $200 per barrel as international oil companies curb their investments in new exploration and production, the Nigerian National Oil Corporation said. The effect of investment decisions being made now will be felt in about five years, NNPC’s Group General Manager for National Petroleum Investment Management Services, Bala Wunti, said at the Nigeria International Petroleum Summit as quoted by This Day. “I was talking to one of my senior colleagues yesterday, and he said, well, it is time for someone to speak the truth,” Wunti told the summit. “If nothing is done and this trend …

Jun 14 2021

8 hospitalized after racing car rams into spectators at mud track in Texas (VIDEOS)


A car ploughed through a group of people at a mud-track event in Fabens, Texas on Sunday evening. Dozens were injured in the crash, a local report says. A video from the scene shows one of the race cars losing control right from the start and heading towards a group of spectators. Footage of the aftermath of the crash shows a damaged vehicle smashed into several blue tents and what appears to be people assisting an injured person. ⚠️🇺🇸#URGENT: Numerous people seriously injured after car rams into crowd at Texas racetrack#ElPaso l #TXPolice and EMS personnel are reporting 20+ serious …

Jun 14 2021

Number Of Nuclear Warheads Went Down, As ‘Combat Ready’ Nuclear Arsenal Grew In 2021


Support SouthFront Click to see full-size image The global nuclear arsenal grew in 2021, despite the overall number of nuclear warheads going down, Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) concluded in its yearbook. The nine nuclear-armed states—the United States, Russia, the United Kingdom, France, China, India, Pakistan, Israel and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea)—together possessed an estimated 13,080 nuclear weapons at the start of 2021 This marked a decrease from the 13,400 that SIPRI estimated these states possessed at the beginning of 2020. Despite this overall decrease, the estimated number of nuclear weapons currently deployed with operational …

Jun 14 2021

West bears essential part of responsibility for crisis in Syria, former Czech diplomat Belica says


Prague, SANA- Former Czech diplomat, Miroslav Belica, has stressed that Western governments bear the essential part of the responsibility for the crisis in Syria and for the suffering in it as they have spent billions of dollars on arming and financing armed terrorist organizations and on the media war against Syria. In his new book which was published in Prague under the title “Memories of Syria”, Belica noted that the war and the foreign interference in Syria’s affairs has caused   huge humanitarian tragedies in it, affirming that the so-called “Arab Spring” hasn’t achieved anything positive for the region and even …

Jun 14 2021

Russia tops list of countries most affected by cryptocurrency threats – report


The rising demand for cryptocurrencies has a direct influence on the growth of cryptocurrency threats, which started in the second half of 2020 and continued in 2021, says global leader in cybersecurity ESET. According to its report, as cryptocurrencies become more mainstream, the amount of malware that seeks to make a profit from them will grow. Cryptominers were the driving force behind the growth of cryptocurrency threats, increasing by 22% in the January-April period when compared with September-December 2020. “The countries most affected by cryptocurrency threats were Russia, where ESET telemetry saw 8.9% of such attacks, followed by Thailand and …

Jun 14 2021

Temperatures to drop, relatively cold weather at night over mountains


Related Articles Damascus, SANA-Temperatures will continue to drop to become around average in general, while they will be slightly higher in the eastern and al-Badia “semi-desert” regions as the country is affected by a superficial low air pressure accompanied by southwestern air currents in the upper layers of the atmosphere. Meteorology Department expected in its Monday bulletin that the skies will be clear to partly cloudy in general, while the weather will be relatively cold at night, especially over the mountains. The wind will be westerly with a low to moderate speed and active gusts whose speed exceeds 65 km/h …

Jun 14 2021

Update- occupation forces arrest nine Palestinians in the West Bank


Occupied Jerusalem, SANA-The Israeli occupation forces arrested nine Palestinians on Monday in different areas in the West Bank. Wafa News Agency said that the occupation forces stormed Beit Aula town and Deir al-Asal village in Hebron and the towns of Jaba’a and Ya’bad in Jenin and Wadi Abu Freiha area in Beit Sahour, east of Bethlehem, raided and searched the Palestinians’ house, and arrested nine of them. The Israeli occupation forces continue their hostile practices against the Palestinians through tightening the noose on them, storming their cities and villages and launching daily arrest campaigns with the aim of displacing them …

Jun 14 2021

Worldwide coronavirus death toll passes 3 million and 817 thousand


Capitals, SANA-The novel coronavirus has claimed the lives of more than 3 million and 817 thousand people worldwide since its outbreak in December 2019 according to the latest statistics by the American Worldometers website, which tracks the latest developments of the virus worldwide. The website added that the total number of the coronavirus infections worldwide has reached up to 176,649,066 worldwide, while the deaths have amounted to 3,817,832, and the recoveries have amounted to 160,672,245. The US is still on top of the worst-hit countries by the virus in terms of the number of infections and deaths after recording 615,056 …

Jun 14 2021

Ceremony at Aleppo Citadel to celebrate winning of Dr. Bashar al-Assad in presidential election


Aleppo, SANA- The Love and Loyalty Festival, organized by the Ministry of Tourism in cooperation with Aleppo Governorate to celebrate the winning of Dr. Bashar al-Assad in the presidential election, concluded its activities on Sunday evening with an artistic ceremony by singer Shadi Jamil on the amphitheater of Aleppo Citadel. The ceremony included a group of authentic Aleppo songs and patriotic songs, in the presence of a wide audience of the city’s residents and lovers of authentic music. In a statement to SANA’s reporter, singer Shadi Jamil noted that the festival’s title is love and loyalty, saying, “Loyalty is to …

Jun 14 2021

Bitcoin spikes as Elon Musk denies ‘market manipulation’ & says Tesla to resume crypto transactions when mining becomes ‘clean’


Bitcoin has jumped to over $39,000, ironically after Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted to deny accusations of market manipulation with his tweets. He also said that Tesla will resume accepting the cryptocurrency, once it turns green. Musk’s latest verbal intervention comes in response to a CoinTelegraph story, which quoted the CEO of financial services company Sygnia, Magda Wierzycka, claiming that the recent volatility of Bitcoin “is an unexpected function of what I would call market manipulation by Elon Musk.” What we have seen with Bitcoin is price manipulation by one very powerful and influential individual. Wierzycka accused Musk of deliberately …

Jun 14 2021

Shots ring out despite Baltimore’s attempted crime crackdown after businesses threatened to stop paying taxes


The bullets fired in Baltimore’s tony Fells Point neighborhood suggested the city’s attempted crime crackdown amid a threatened tax revolt by businesses got off to a shaky start, regardless of how the gunfire might be euphemized. Baltimore police told local media outlet WBAL Radio on Sunday that they’re investigating an overnight “discharging,” not shooting, in Fells Point. The discharging, as it turns out, came from a gun or guns, and the bullets damaged several vehicles. A man sitting in one of the vehicles suffered a laceration to the head, perhaps when the discharging broke a window in his car. [embedded …

Jun 13 2021

Americans find another point of polarization as poll shows 79% of Democrats support employers forcing workers to get Covid-19 jabs


A new poll shows that Democrats and Republicans are just about as divided on an employee’s right to choose whether to get vaccinated against Covid-19 as they are on a woman’s right to choose whether to abort her unborn child. Nearly 80% of Democrats agreed that employers should be able to force their workers to get Covid-19 shots, according to a CBS News-YouGov poll released on Sunday. In contrast, only 39% of Republicans approved of giving businesses such authority over their employees’ medical choices. The overall response was 56-44 in favor of forced jabs. Supporters of the two major parties …

Jun 13 2021

120 pieces of art, including by Monet and Modigliani, go missing from Italian public broadcaster’s office, some replaced by fakes


Rome prosecutors are investigating the disappearances of numerous valuable pieces of artwork, including works by Claude Monet and Amedeo Modigliani, some replaced by fakes at Rai, Italy’s public broadcaster.  Authorities suspect dissatisfied Rai employees may be behind the theft, which was discovered by accident in March after a painting knocked over and its frame broke, revealing it to not be an original piece. That piece, which was supposed to be a work by artist Ottone Rosai, had its disappearance traced back to a retired employee who admitted to selling it off in the ‘70s. That specific crime will not be …

Jun 13 2021

South Africa discards 2 MILLION doses of J&J Covid-19 vaccine because of US Baltimore plant contamination – health watchdog


South African health authorities have ditched a whopping 2 million doses of Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen Covid-19 vaccine, because materials for their production came from a US factory in Baltimore, hit by contamination issues. South Africa’s health products safety watchdog (SAHPRA) has decided not to greenlight the use of millions of Covid-19 vaccine doses stored at a plant in the city of Gqeberha, since the material they were produced from was “affected” by a contamination incident at the Baltimore factory, the nation’s health authorities confirmed. The agency suspended use of the doses in question earlier in June as it awaited …

Jun 13 2021

No border deal: Trudeau and Biden meet, but make no progress on removing US-Canada travel restrictions


Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has spoken to US President Joe Biden about the increasingly troublesome border restrictions between the two, but a deal has yet to be made. “We will continue to work closely together on moving forward in the right way but each of us always will put at the forefront the interests and the safety of our own citizens,” Trudeau said at a Sunday press conference in Britain after a G7 summit, adding that more Canadians must be vaccinated before restrictions against non-essential travel are lifted.  Travel restrictions between the US and Canada, implemented at the beginning …

Jun 13 2021

White House walks back Biden comment on hacker swaps, says he’s willing for US & Russia to punish their own cybercriminals – media


The White House has reportedly clarified a comment that seemed to express openness to a hacker-extradition pact with Russia, saying President Joe Biden instead aims for each country to hold its own cybercriminals accountable. National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan told reporters on Sunday that Biden would pledge that US hackers who undertake illegal cyberattacks internationally are held accountable if Russian President Vladimir Putin ensures his country does the same, according to Reuters. He made his comments on a flight to Brussels from the UK, where G7 leaders wrapped up their summit. Earlier in the day, when asked about Putin’s proposal …

Jun 13 2021

Biden congratulates new Israeli PM Bennett after Netanyahu ousted from power


US President Joe Biden said he’s looking forward to working with Israel’s new Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, after Knesset MPs voted in favor of the ‘change’ coalition government, ousting Benjamin Netanyahu after 12 years. The congratulations from the White House came shortly after a landmark vote in the Israeli legislature on Sunday. “I look forward to working with Prime Minister Bennett to strengthen all aspects of the close and enduring relationship between our two nations,” Biden said in his message. His administration was “fully committed to working with the new Israeli government to advance security, stability, and peace for Israelis, …

Jun 13 2021

‘He’s clearly suffering from dementia’: Conservatives jeer as Biden mistakes Syria for Libya ahead of talks with Putin


Conservatives are pessimistic about Joe Biden’s upcoming meeting with Vladimir Putin, after the US leader stumbled through a speech, mistook Syria for Libya, and falsely claimed Russia is involved in the Libyan conflict. “We can work together with Russia – for example, in Libya. We should be opening up the passage to be able to go through, provide food assistance, and economic… I mean, vital assistance to a population that’s in real trouble,” Biden told a press conference at the conclusion of the G7 summit in Cornwall, England, on Sunday. The safe passage of refugees and food assistance, as Biden …

Jun 13 2021

Jordan’s former royal court chief & king’s distant relative face decades in prison over plot to ‘destabilize’ monarchy


Jordan’s ex-royal court chief and former finance minister, along with a minor royal, have been charged with inciting the destabilization of the monarchy in a sedition case that also saw the king’s half-brother briefly detained. The public prosecutor of the State Security Court has ratified the charges against the former royal court chief, Bassem Awadallah, and Sherif Hassan Zaid, a distant relative of King Abdullah II, the nation’s state news agency confirmed on Sunday. The two men stand accused of inciting opposition to the nation’s political system and committing “acts that threaten public security.” The two charges carry up to …

Jun 13 2021

Naftali Benett Became New Prime Minister Of Israel


Support SouthFront Illustrative Image On June 13, the leader of the Yamina party, Naftali Bennett, took the oath of office at a meeting of the Knesset as Prime Minister of Israel. Lapid, a centrist leader, will be an alternate prime minister in rotation and will replace Bennett after his term expires. Previously, MP Mickey Levy, representing the Yesh Atid party, was elected the new speaker of the Knesset. Israeli lawmakers passed a vote of confidence for a coalition government, ending Benjamin Netanyahu’s 12-year hold on power. “67 deputies [out of 120] voted for Mickey Levy, he becomes the new speaker …

Jun 13 2021

AOC accuses Dems of fueling ‘right-wing vitriol’ with Ilhan Omar attacks as Pelosi declares ‘end of subject’


Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-New York) has once again criticized her fellow Democrats for promoting “right-wing vitriol” by turning on Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minnesota) for seemingly comparing the US and Taliban. During an interview on CNN on Sunday, Ocasio-Cortez was asked about her recent tweet accusing critics of “mischaracterization” in their attacks on Omar, after Omar tweeted, “We must have the same level of accountability and justice for all victims of crimes against humanity. We have seen unthinkable atrocities committed by the US, Hamas, Israel, Afghanistan, and the Taliban.” Pretty sick & tired of the constant vilification, intentional mischaracterization, and public …

Jun 13 2021

Which districts have been captured by the Taliban in the last three months?


The following is a list of districts that were captured during the Taliban’s spring operation in Afghanistan. The Taliban have also claimed control of Farsi district in Herat and Bala Boluk district in Farah province and several other districts; But these allegations have not been documented or have been denied by the local media by publishing credible images. The list of these districts is as follows: 1- Charkh district in Logar province, on March 22. 2- Arghistan district in Kandahar province, on April 6. 3- Mizan district in Zabul province, on April 17. 4- Barakah district in Baghlan province, on …

Jun 13 2021

‘She reminded me of my mother’: Biden praises Queen after Windsor visit, says monarch curious about Putin & Xi


Joe Biden said that Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II “reminded me of my mother,” after the pair met at Windsor Castle. Biden is the 13th US president to meet with the 95-year-old monarch. Biden and the Queen met at Windsor Castle on Sunday, after a weekend of talks between world leaders at the G7 summit in Cornwall, England. After the meeting, he told NBC News’ Peter Alexander that he had invited the Queen to the White House, and remarked that she had reminded him of his own mother.  “I don’t think she’d be insulted, but she reminded me of my mother …

Jun 13 2021

Israeli Hermes 450 Armed Drone Spotted Over Hezbollah Stronghold In Lebanon


Support SouthFront Elbit Hermes 450 drone at the Israeli Air Force exhibition held in Ramat David AFB on Israel’s 69th Independence Day, 2 May 2017, by Wikimedia used Oren Rozen. On June 13, an Israeli Hermes 450 was spotted while conducting what appears to be an armed patrol along the separation line with South Lebanon, the main stronghold of Hezbollah. Ali Shoeib, a reporter of Hezbollah’s al-Manar TV and al-Noor Radio, shared a close up image of the drone that was carrying two large pods under its wing. According to Shoeib, the drone flew over the settlements of Metula and …

Jun 13 2021

People’s Assembly discusses performance of Transport Ministry


Damascus , SANA- The People’s Assembly on Sunday held a session chaired by Speaker, Hammouda Sabbagh, to discuss the performance of the Ministry of Transport and issues related to its work. In a speech on the 21st anniversary of the demise of president Hafez Al-Assad, the speaker said that the Late president was a genuine patriotic fighter who founded modern Syria and embodied its national role as the heart of the Arab nation. He added that the method adopted by President Bashar al-Assad, which is based on development , modernization and promoting Syria’s position among the nations, represents a practical …

Jun 13 2021

Breaking: Four IED attacks on US convoy in Iraq!


ISWNews Analysis Group: The Iraqi resistance groups attacked US logistical convoys in Samawah, Hillah, Nasiriyah and Diwaniyah areas in southern Iraq. FORUM

Jun 13 2021

‘Like a wet fish’: UFC fighter Hill refuses to tap despite having arm DISLOCATED by rival Craig (VIDEO)


Scottish submission specialist Paul Craig says he was impressed by rival Jamahal Hill’s toughness after the American refused to tap out in their fight at UFC 263 despite suffering a grotesque dislocation to his left arm. Craig added the scalp of yet another previously undefeated fighter to his record when he sank in the fight-ending submission in the first-round of their main card fight at Saturday’s UFC 263 in Glendale, Arizona, but the manner of his win likely prompted more than a fight fans to double-take when Hill’s arm bent backwards at an horrific angle as a result of the …

Jun 13 2021

US judge upholds vaccine mandate by Texas hospital system, marking first federal ruling on whether jabs can be forced on employees


A Texas judge has dismissed a case filed by employees of the Houston Methodist hospital system over its policy on Covid-19 vaccinations, issuing the first federal ruling on whether employers can mandate inoculations. US District Court Judge Lynn Hughes dismissed the lawsuit on Saturday, ruling that Houston Methodist had the legal right to force employees to be vaccinated – even though the jabs have only received emergency-use authorization, not full approval, from the FDA. He said the claim by the 117 employees who sued the hospital system that the inoculations were experimental and dangerous was both “false” and “irrelevant,” as …

Jun 13 2021

Iraq: Four US Supply Convoys Attacked In Babylon, Dhi Qar, Al-Qadisiyyah & Muthanna


Support SouthFront File image. Late on June 13, a convoy transporting logistic supplies and equipment for the US-led coalition came under attack in the central Iraqi province of Babylon. The convoy was reportedly targeted with a number of improvised explosive devices as it was passing near the city of Hillah. No human losses were reported by Iraqi sources as a result of the attack. The pro-Iranian Islamic Resistance in Iraq – ‘Ashab al-Kahf claimed responsibility for the attack. The group was among the first to launch attacks against US forces in Iraq following the assassination of Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, Deputy-Commander …

Jun 13 2021

Latest Updates Yemen, 13 June 2021


1- Saadah:Clashes between Ansar Allah and Saudi coalition continued in north of Kitaf district. Ansar Allah repelled Saudi coalition attacks in fronts Rashaha, Souh and Thar and there are possibility of advances in Wadi al-Far’, Sudais height and Boqa’ at the southern border of Najran. 2- Saudi coalition air raids in the last 48 hours:– 25 times Sarwah district and 3 times Madghal district, Marib province.– 10 times Kitaf district, saadah province. 3- Al Hudaydah:– Saudi coalition violated ceasefire 233 times in the last 48 hours.– Saudi coalition drones bombed 16 Kilo area in Al Hudaydah city. 4- Abyan:Due to …

Jun 13 2021

4th Moudge-Class Frigate To Enter Service With Iranian Navy


Support SouthFront Jamaran, lead ship of the Moudge-class. A 4th domestically-made Moudge-class frigate will enter service with the Islamic Republic of Iran Navy on June 14, according to a number of sources. The frigate will be named “Dena”. In a statement last November, Iran’s Defense Minister, Brig. Gen. Amir Hatami revealed that the new frigate will have better capabilities and equipment than its predecessors. Three Moudge-class frigates, Jamaran, Damavand and Sahand, are currently in service with Iran’s naval forces. The design of this class is based on the Alvand-class (Vosper Mk 5) light patrol frigates. Moudge-class frigates can be deployed …

Jun 13 2021

Health Ministry: 25 new coronavirus cases recorded, 7 patient recover


Damascus, SANA- The Health Ministry announced on Sunday that 25 new coronavirus cases were recorded in Syria, adding that 7 coronavirus patients recovered and 2 others passed away. In a statement, the Ministry noted that the total number of the registered coronavirus cases in Syria has reached 24,814 of which 21,675 have recovered and 1,810 others have passed away. The first coronavirus case was recorded in Syria on March 22nd last year in a person who came from abroad, while the first fatality was registered on the 29th of the same month. MHD Ibrahim/ Mazen Eyon FORUM

Jun 13 2021

Palestinian Ahmad Jibril continues his hunger strike in protest against US and Turkish violations of Syrian territories


Damascus, SANA- Palestinian citizen Ahmed Jibril, continued for the fourth day in a raw his hunger strike before the office of United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Damascus in protest against the US and Turkish occupation of Syrian territories and their theft of Syrian resources. In a statement to SANA reporter, Jibril clarified that his hunger strike aims at demanding the lifting of the unjust siege imposed on the Syrian people as soon as possible, referring to the grave violations of the US and Turkish occupations to Syrian territories, saying “US and Turkish occupations are stealing the Syrian resources of …

Jun 13 2021

Netanyahu removed from power after Israeli MPs support ‘change’ government coalition


Benjamin Netanyahu will be leaving the Israeli prime minister’s post after 12 years in power as the country’s legislature voted to swear in a new ‘change’ government on Sunday. The landmark vote took place after a tense session in the Knesset, which saw one of the coalition leaders, Naftali Bennett, constantly heckled by Netanyahu supporters during his speech. Bennett’s key ally, Yair Lapid, decided to forgo his speech completely due to the behavior of opponents, some of whom had to be removed from the chamber by security. When Netanyahu spoke, he claimed that Israel will be getting a “weak government” …

Jun 13 2021

Serbian warrior Djokovic battles back to beat Tsitsipas in French Open final thriller and match 52-year landmark


Novak Djokovic’s remarkable powers of recovery came to the fore once again as the Serb battled back from two sets down to beat Stefanos Tsitsipas in a five-set French Open final thriller. Making a maiden appearance in a Grand Slam final and becoming the first Greek ever to play at this stage of a major tournament, the 22-year-old Tsitsipas seemed on course for a shock victory when he opened up a two-set lead over the world number one. But as many have found out before, Djokovic’s stamina is perhaps the greatest tennis has ever witnessed and the Serb fought back …

Jun 13 2021

Amid ‘sausage war’ spat with BoJo, France’s Macron asks UK not to ‘waste time’ with Brexit controversies


French President Emmanuel Macron called on the UK not to “waste time” bickering over sausages and instead to get the Brexit deal between the UK and EU to work. Earlier, Britain accused Macron of disrespecting the UK’s integrity. “My wish is that we succeed collectively in putting into action what we signed several months ago,” Macron told a press conference after a meeting of G7 leaders on Sunday. “Let’s not waste time with controversies that are created in corridors and backrooms.” Presumably, the controversy Macron referenced was partly his own creation. Earlier during the G7 summit, he reportedly suggested that …

Jun 13 2021

‘Are France and Corsica different states too?’ UK Foreign Secretary Raab unloads on EU for ‘offensive’ view of Northern Ireland


UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has asked for “a bit of respect” for Northern Ireland during tough trade talks. British media claimed earlier that French President Emmanuel Macron hinted that the region was not part of the UK. The UK media cited government sources saying that Prime Minister Boris Johnson had a bitter exchange with French President Emmanuel Macron over the flow of goods between Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK. As they met at the G7 summit in Carbis Bay in Cornwall, Johnson supposedly asked Macron how he would feel if French courts stopped him from moving …

Jun 13 2021

Turkey & US should ‘leave troubles behind’, Erdogan says, ahead of meeting Biden at NATO summit


Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has struck a conciliatory tone ahead of meeting his US counterpart, Joe Biden, stating that he was willing to talk and to “leave behind” the issues in relations between the two countries. Speaking to reporters ahead of a NATO meeting scheduled for Monday, Erdogan signaled that Ankara would like to end the bitter feud with Washington that has soured the past few years. “We need to put Turkey-US ties on the table first-hand,” Erdogan said. “There was a lot of gossip internally and externally, so we need to talk about how we can leave these …

Jun 13 2021

Football fan ‘in serious condition after PLUNGING FROM STANDS at Wembley’ during England v Croatia Euro 2020 game


A football fan has been rushed to hospital in serious condition after reportedly falling from the stands at Wembley Stadium in London during the England versus Croatia game at Euro 2020 on Sunday. According to local reports, the supporter went over a barrier before plunging to the ground.      “We can confirm that a spectator fell from the stands just after kick-off in the match between England and Croatia at Wembley,” read a statement from the stadium. “The spectator was given on-site medical attention and was then taken to hospital in a serious condition. “We will continue to work with …

Jun 13 2021

Brazilian president Bolsonaro among top officials FINED for not wearing masks at biker rally in his support


Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro has been slapped with a fine by the authorities of Sao Paulo state for flouting a requirement to wear a mask during a thousands-strong rally of his supporters. Bolsonaro, along with three ministers and six deputies, will have to pay roughly $110 each after the authorities hit them with a fine for violating Covid-19 restrictions at Saturday’s mass gathering. The president had ridden his bike amid a crowd of other motorcyclists in the city of Sao Paulo before addressing his supporters from atop a car to denounce what he considered the state’s overly restrictive mask requirements. …

Jun 13 2021

Taliban Fighters Took Over Two Districts In Central, Northern Afghanistan


Support SouthFront Taliban fighters during a military exercise before “Operation al-Khandagh” On June 12, Taliban fighters imposed control over two districts located in the central and northern regions of Afghanistan. In the morning, the Taliban announced that its fighters had captured the district of Zare in the northern province of Balkh. The group’s claims were confirmed by the Afghan Ministry of Defense, which said that civilian and military institutions in Zare were moved to another area due to “limited access” to the district for supplying equipment to security forces. A few hours later, Taliban fighters imposed control over the district …

Jun 13 2021

Biden calls for access to Wuhan labs to determine whether Covid-19 was result of ‘experiment gone awry’


US President Joe Biden revealed on Sunday that he and other leaders in the G7 spoke about gaining access to the laboratories in Wuhan, China to determine whether Covid-19 was the result of a Chinese experiment gone wrong. During a press conference at the G7 conference in Cornwall, England on Sunday, Biden called on China to start acting “more responsibly in terms of international norms on human rights and transparency.” The president then revealed that one of the concerns he and other leaders at G7 had raised was that “we haven’t had access to the laboratories to determine whether or …

Jun 13 2021

With participation of 30 poets from Syria and Iraq, poetry festival glorifies homeland and its victories


Lattakia, SANA- Poems glorified love of homeland and its victories in the poetry festival which held at Dar al-Assad for Culture in Lattakia under the title “Echo of Love for Culture and Victory”. Poets from several provinces along with poets from Iraq participated in the festival to share joy of victories with the Syrian people on the occasion of the success of the election and the winning of Dr. Bashar al-Assad to the post of President of the Republic amid large attendance. The festival included a poetry competition, in which 30 poets participated in it,and recited poems whose subjects varied …

Jun 13 2021

‘Painful to watch’: Joe Biden apparently gets lost at G7 summit, wanders into cafe


US President Joe Biden was seen wandering around a cafe in Cornwall, England, before his wife stepped in and led him away. Conservatives, who have long questioned Biden’s mental acuity, called the video “painful to watch.” Video footage posted online on Friday, but largely ignored by the mainstream media, shows Biden wandering slowly onto a cafe terrace. Someone on the terrace, most likely an ITV journalist, asks “How are your meetings going in Cornwall?” Biden then freezes, flashes a thumbs-up, and replies “Very good.” First Lady Jill Biden then steps in and beckons her husband toward her, before leading him …