Saturday, June 6, 2020

Hong Kong passes bill making it a crime to disrespect China’s national anthem

Hong Kong passed a law Thursday making it a crime to disrespect China’s national anthem while pro-democracy activists proceeded to hold a candlelight vigil in Victoria Park to commemorate the 31st anniversary of Beijing’s Tiananmen Square...

Police fire pepper spray at demonstrators during Tiananmen Square memorial

Police officers fired pepper spray at a crowd of Hong Kong demonstrators at a Tiananmen Square memorial, after protesters defied police orders Thursday, according to Reuters.Chinese authorities citied coronavirus threats and banned the annual...

Fears for Brazil’s indigenous tribes as coronavirus death toll continues to climb

Brazil’s coronavirus numbers have skyrocketed, with a record number of cases and deaths almost every day.On Wednesday, the country registered 32,000 new infections and more than 1,200 deaths. The total number of cases...

Russia oil spill into Arctic river spurs Putin to declare state of emergency after...

A state of emergency was declared in Russia after tens of thousands of gallons of diesel fuel leaked into a river in the Arctic Circle.The fuel spilled Friday from a tank at a power plant...

Belgium launches buy 2, get 1 ‘Helpy Hour’ campaign to help bar owners during...

Remember Happy Hour, when you ordered one beer and got two?Well, that was before the coronavirus hit. It's now time for “Helpy Hour" in Belgium, a country whose beer culture is on UNESCO's...