WORLD NEWS HEADLINES - 01 JUNE 2020


WORLD NEWS HEADLINES

Australia's stalled migrant boom derails golden economic run

Australia's three decades of uninterrupted prosperity are coming to an abrupt end as the global coronavirus pandemic crashes one of its most lucrative sources of income – immigration.

Police fire tear gas, stun grenades on protesters near White House

Police fired tear gas and stun grenades at protesters near the White House in Washington, D.C. on Sunday as demonstrators geared up for another night of violent protest over the death of George Floyd.

South Korea's Celltrion says COVID-19 drug shows drop in viral load in animal testing

South Korea's Celltrion Inc said on Monday its experimental treatment of COVID-19 demonstrated a 100-fold reduction in viral load of the disease in animal testing.

Workers living in Mexico helping California's pandemic health response

Hundreds of Mexicans and Americans who live south of the border enter southern California's hospitals every day.

SpaceX Crew Dragon delivers two NASA astronauts to International Space Station

Nearly 24 hours after launching from Florida, SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule delivered NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley to the International Space Station on Sunday, marking the first U.S. space capsule to do so with a crew since 2011.

Russia applauds SpaceX launch but calls Trump's reaction 'hysteria'

Russia's space agency criticised U.S. President Donald Trump's "hysteria" about the first spaceflight of NASA astronauts from U.S. soil in nine years, but also said on Sunday it was pleased there was now another way to travel into space.

Tanker truck drives into protesters as U.S. cities fear another night of violent protests

A tanker truck drove into a throng of protesters on a closed interstate near Minneapolis on Sunday, with the driver pulled from his rig and beaten, as major U.S. cities imposed curfews in fear of another night of demonstrations against police brutality descending into violence.

China reports 16 new COVID-19 cases, highest in nearly three weeks

China reported the highest daily increase in coronavirus cases in nearly three weeks with 16 new infections discovered on May 31, as the number of so-called imported cases jumped in southwestern Sichuan province.

Indian states rush to identify high-risk zones to remain in lockdown

Indian states on Sunday began identifying high-risk zones where coronavirus lockdowns should continue while the rest of country gears up to reopen in June despite a record rise in COVID-19 cases, officials said.

Hundreds of protesters rally in London, Berlin over U.S. death

Hundreds of people protested in London and Berlin on Sunday in solidarity with demonstrations in the United States over the death of a black man shown on video gasping for breath as a white policeman knelt on his neck in Minneapolis.

Trump says he will designate Antifa as a terrorist organization

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday the U.S. government will designate anti-fascist group Antifa as a terrorist organization.

Abu Dhabi announces one week-ban on traffic to and between its main cities, from June 2

Abu Dhabi, the largest member of the United Arab Emirates federation, announced a one-week ban on traffic to and between its main cities, to be implemented from June 2, the local government media office said on Sunday.

Spanish PM Sanchez to extend lockdown a final time to June 21

Spain's prime minister said on Sunday the country needed 15 more days of lockdown until June 21 "to finish with the pandemic once and for all", and he would ask parliament to approve a final two-week extension to the stay home rule.

India expels two Pakistani officials for 'espionage'

India on Sunday expelled two officials working at the Pakistan embassy in New Delhi after they were held for espionage, the foreign ministry said in a statement.

Reuters camera crew hit by rubber bullets as more journalists attacked at U.S. protests

Two members of a Reuters TV crew were hit by rubber bullets and a photographer's camera was smashed in Minneapolis on Saturday night as attacks against journalists covering civil unrest in U.S. cities intensified.

 WORLD SPORTS NEWS

La Liga announces fixtures as season re-start looms large

Barcelona will recommence their bid to defend the Spanish title on Saturday June 13 away to Real Mallorca after a three-month pause due to the COVID-19 pandemic, while Real Madrid will host Eibar on June 14, organisers La Liga announced on Sunday.

Hamilton criticises F1 for staying silent on Floyd death

English Championship sets provisional June 20 restart date

NBA great Michael Jordan speaks out on death of George Floyd: 'We have had enough'

Basketball great Michael Jordan voiced outrage on Sunday over the death of George Floyd, a black man shown on video gasping for breath as a white policeman knelt on his neck in Minneapolis, an incident that has triggered violent nationwide protests.

Elite sport to get exemptions from British quarantine rules - report

British quarantine rules are set to be relaxed for elite sport in a boost for soccer clubs in European competition and Formula One's plans for races at Silverstone, the Times reported on Sunday.

Golf: Singh pulls out of developmental tour event after criticism

Former world number one Vijay Singh, who drew criticism for signing up for a tournament on the developmental Korn Ferry Tour (KFT), has since decided not to play the event, the PGA Tour said on Sunday.

Hat-trick hero Sancho wears 'Justice for George Floyd' shirt

Borussia Dortmund players Jadon Sancho and Achraf Hakimi became the latest athletes to join a chorus of outrage over the death of a black man in Minneapolis by wearing shirts with the message "Justice for George Floyd" in a Bundesliga match on Sunday.

Bayern favourites to win Champions League, says Berbatov

Dimitar Berbatov has backed Bayern Munich to lift the Champions League's trophy for a sixth time this season, saying the German club could have an advantage if the competition resumes after the COVID-19 stoppage due to the Bundesliga's earlier re-start.

Soccer: Thuram, Plea dazzle in Gladbach rout of Union

Marcus Thuram and Alassane Plea combined to score three goals as Borussia Moenchengladbach crushed Union Berlin 4-1 on Sunday to reclaim third place in the Bundesliga with five matches left.

GLOBAL MARKETS NEWS

Retailers already hit by coronavirus board up as U.S. protests rage

NEW YORK Target Corp and Walmart said on Sunday they shuttered stores across the United States as retailers already reeling from closures because of the coronavirus pandemic shut outlets amid protests that included looting in many U.S. cities.

Asia stocks prove resilient to US riots as S&P futures bounce

Trump administration to study ways to protect for U.S. investors from Chinese firms

Dollar slips as investors focus on recovery outlook

China's May factory activity returns to growth but demand remains weak: Caixin PMI

Japan's May factory activity sinks as pandemic lockdowns hit demand: PMI