The UK government announced a four-week delay to the final stage of lifting COVID-19 lockdown measures, initially set for 21 June, with postponement intended to buy time for more people to receive jabs and amid concerns over the spread of the Delta variant of coronavirus.
Iran's sitting president, Hassan Rouhani, is not taking part in the 2021 election, as his second tenure is coming to an end. Polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. until midnight, local time.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - One person has been killed and another 12 were injured in several shooting incidents in the US state of Arizona, local police said.
In the 1980s, the Pentagon attempted to develop satellite-based laser weapons to intercept incoming nuclear missiles. While the US lacked both technical knowhow and political will to finish the Strategic Defense Initiative, that didn’t stop them from testing a slew of space weapons, many of which it fears, now that other nations possess them.
Last year, photographer and activist Teri Jacobs sued policeman Corey Budworth for the use of excessive force during a protest, after he knocked her to the ground and struck her head with his baton. An internal police review found the actions "reasonable, permissible, and in accordance with his training."
While the White House is just now recognizing Juneteenth as a national holiday, June 19 has historically been observed nationwide as a day to commemorate the emancipation of African American victims of chattel slavery in the United States.
Back in 2019, Victoria's Secret moved to cancel its annual fashion show for the first time in 2019. At the time, the lingerie brand's parent company, L Brands, said it was mulling how to "advance the positioning of the brand and best communicate that to customers."