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  • George Floyd killing: Washington protests swell as mourners pay respects at memorial – live 06.06.2020
    Large crowds in Washington as protests over George Floyd’s killing enter their second weekend – follow all the latest updates live States announce police reforms after controversial tactics Protests about police brutality met with wave of police brutalityIn their own words: the protesters at the heart of America’s uprising What freedom of the press looks […]
    Tom Lutz in New York (now) and Jessica Murray (earlier)
  • Coronavirus live updates: Brazil threatens to quit WHO over 'ideological bias' 06.06.2020
    Indonesia reports biggest rise in infections; India overtakes Italy as sixth worst-hit country; galleries reopen in MadridSee all our coronavirus coverage 9.33pm BST London’s Metropolitan Police said there have been four arrests at the Black Lives Matter protests in London and all of the suspects are in custody.The arrests were for assault on police, criminal […]
    Molly Blackall (now), Simon Murphy ,Luke Henriques-Gomes and Josh Taylor (earlier)
  • Canadian First Nation chief says RCMP violently assaulted him 06.06.2020
    Allan Adam claims police attacked him and his wife after he was stopped over licence tagA prominent First Nations chief in Canada has said he and his wife were assaulted by police officers over an expired licence plate, an incident that came as the country grapples with continued violence against ethnic minorities at the hands of police.Chief Allan Adam […]
    Leyland Cecco in Toronto
  • Bushfire emergency relief: 'People shouldn't have to jump through hoops to get help' 06.06.2020
    First came the disaster, then the trauma and then the endless paperwork. Surely we can do something about the paperwork, one homeowner tells the royal commissionThe house burned down on New Year’s Eve. And at least once a month, for the past five months, Prof Sue Townsend has been asked to show proof.Proof that the […]
    Calla Wahlquist
  • Jailed Australian democracy activist has 'disappeared' inside Vietnam's prison system 06.06.2020
    Chau Van Kham’s family has lost contact with him for nearly four months and fear the Australian government has ‘forgotten about him’A 70-year-old Australian democracy activist has “disappeared” inside Vietnam’s prison system: no one from his family or the Australian government has been allowed to see or speak with him for nearly four months. Human rights […]
    Ben Doherty
  • 'It’s psychologically easier': how anti-vaxxers capitalised on coronavirus fears to spread misinformation 06.06.2020
    While many believe a Covid-19 vaccine will be a ‘ticket out’, experts are concerned getting people to take it is the real challengeSign up for Guardian Australia’s daily coronavirus emailDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notificationsWhen Susan had a baby daughter, she was not planning on having her vaccinated. It […]
    Tory Shepherd
  • Cabinet unrest over U-turn on animal welfare in US trade talks 06.06.2020
    Leaked letter instructs ministers to have ‘no specific policy’ on the issueDowning Street has been accused of reopening the door to imports of chlorinated chicken and hormone-treated beef, after a leaked memo instructed ministers to have “no specific policy” on animal welfare in US trade talks.The letter from No 10 states that the ministerial mandate […]
    Michael Savage
  • Prime minister told to dump rhetoric and plan for new Covid wave 06.06.2020
    Medical chiefs call for a public health campaign as faith in government strategy slumpsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageSenior figures from across the NHS have issued an urgent plea for a comprehensive plan to tackle a second wave of coronavirus infections, as Boris Johnson continues to lose public confidence in his handling of […]
    Robin McKie, James Tapper and Michael Savage
  • The George Floyd murder and Covid-19 have hurt Trump, but maybe not fatally 06.06.2020
    The president’s approval ratings have dipped sharply but he could still beat BidenVoter disapproval of Donald Trump’s handling of the George Floyd protests and the Covid-19 pandemic, plus the accompanying economic meltdown, have undoubtedly hurt the president’s re-election chances.But it’s unclear whether the damage is fatal. Could Trump, despite everything, still stage a comeback and […]
    Simon Tisdall
  • Dozens wounded in Lebanon as protesters demand basic rights 06.06.2020
    Demonstrators seek reforms to tackle country’s many problems, with Shia group Hezbollah another flash pointProtesters have poured on to the streets of the Lebanese capital to decry the collapse of the economy, as clashes erupted between supporters and opponents of the Iran-backed Shia group Hezbollah.Hundreds filled the streets in and around the protest hub of […]
    Agence France-Presse
  • Egyptian president announces plan for ceasefire in Libya 06.06.2020
    Sisi’s initiative includes peace talks in Geneva and is backed by rebel general Khalifa HaftarEgypt’s president has announced an initiative to end nearly a decade of civil war in Libya, backed by the main commander in the oil-rich country’s east, whose siege of the capital, Tripoli collapsed this week.President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi said a ceasefire […]
    Emma Graham-Harrison and agencies
  • 'A giant wheezing kazoo': Golden Gate Bridge starts to 'sing' after design fix 06.06.2020
    Strange sound coming from bridge explained by new bicycle-path railings that make ‘music’ as wind passes throughSan Francisco’s famous Golden Gate Bridge has started “singing” following recent changes to bicycle-path railings that appear to make music as the wind blows through them, residents have reported. Related: George Floyd killing: Washington expecting biggest march yet as […]
    Victoria Bekiempis
  • French health ban keeps Allied D-day veterans away 06.06.2020
    Normandy locals mourn the absence of the Allied soldiers forced to stay at home for the first time in 76 yearsIn Ranville cemetery, a lone piper playing Amazing Grace walked solemnly between the graves as the early morning sun reflected off the rows of white headstones.Every 6 June for the last 75 years, the soldiers […]
    Kim Willsher
  • Hackney shooting: man arrested on suspicion of murder 06.06.2020
    Suspect held after man in his 20s pronounced dead at the scene in east London on Friday nightA 22-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder following a fatal shooting in north-east London, police said.The Metropolitan police said they were called to Brackenfield Close in Hackney at about 11.30pm on Friday following reports of […]
    PA Media
  • 'What I am thinking about': African American US air force general reacts to Floyd protests – video 06.06.2020
    Charles Quinton Brown Jr shares his thoughts on the events surrounding the killing of George Floyd.The Pacific Air Forces commander said his nomination to serve as the first African American air force chief of staff created some hope, but was also a heavy burdenWhat the George Floyd protests say about America – video explainer Continue […]
  • Europe’s big two kiss and make up for pandemic rescue deal 06.06.2020
    Germany amazed the whole continent with last week’s stimulus package, but it paves the way for countries such as France to agree an effective coronavirus responseFrom champion of austerity to Europe’s biggest spender – Germany has travelled a long way in just a few months. The notoriously frugal ministry of finance has agreed to spend […]
    Phillip Inman and Philip Oltermann
  • Ministers refuse to reveal target of new RAF killer drone missions 06.06.2020
    Deployment of controversial ‘Reapers’ should be approved by parliament, say campaigners Britain is running secret missions involving drones previously used to target and kill terrorist suspects in Iraq and Syria.The Ministry of Defence is refusing to reveal the nature or location of the operation involving RAF Reapers, which can be armed with Hellfire missiles, leading […]
    Jamie Doward
  • 'Regrettable': Germany reacts to Trump plan to withdraw US troops 06.06.2020
    Reduction of 9,500 personnel criticised by the German right and welcomed by the leftDonald Trump’s plans to withdraw roughly a third of the US troops stationed in Germany have been criticised in the country by conservatives and welcomed by leftwing politicians.The US president has reportedly ordered the Pentagon to reduce the number of troops by 9,500 […]
    Philip Oltermann in Berlin and agencies
  • Madeleine McCann: German authorities 'ignored warnings over suspect' 06.06.2020
    Authorities accused of failing to act on tip-off from local force that Christian Brückner should be regarded as key suspectGerman media are focusing their attention on whether the federal police ignored warnings in 2013 from a local force that was on the trail of the Madeleine McCann suspect Christian Brückner for a variety of crimes, […]
    Kate Connolly in Berlin
  • Ivanka Trump complains of 'cancel culture' after university cancels her speech 06.06.2020
    WSU Tech stops first daughter’s commencement speech amid criticism of Donald Trump’s response to George Floyd protestsIvanka Trump has hit out at “cancel culture and viewpoint discrimination” after plans for her to give a virtual commencement speech to students in Kansas were canceled amid criticism of Donald Trump’s response to anti-police brutality protests in the […]
    Guardian staff and agencies