World
June 30

Latvia bans Russian television channel RT

The Baltic nation of Latvia has banned the state-controlled Russian television channel RT, saying that it is effectively controlled by a media figure who is under European Union sanctions.
World
June 30
Passengers arrive at the Barcelona airport in Barcelona, Spain, Tuesday, June 30, 2020. The European Union on Tuesday is announcing a list of nations

EU reopens its borders to 14 nations but not to US tourists

The European Union will reopen its borders to travelers from 14 countries, and possibly China soon, the bloc announced Tuesday, but most Americans have been refused entry for at least another two weeks due to soaring coronavirus infections in the U.S.
World
June 30

Pope urges US Catholic media to work to overcome racism

Pope Francis is urging Catholic media in the U.S. to work to overcome the "diseases of racism and injustice" in his latest comments about George Floyd's death in the U.S. and the anti-racism protests that followed.
World
June 30

Airbus shedding 15,000 jobs, mostly in Europe

Battered by the coronavirus pandemic, European aircraft manufacturer Airbus said Tuesday that it must eliminate 15,000 jobs, mostly in Europe, to safeguard its future and warned of more thin years ahead.
World
June 30
A bust of Belgium's King Leopold II, is hoisted off of its plinth by a crane as it's removed from a park in Ghent, Belgium on Tuesday, June 30, 2020.

Belgium takes down statue, king regrets colonial violence

Belgium confronted its colonial past and looked toward reconciliation Tuesday, with the king expressing regret for the violence carried out by the country when it ruled over what is now Congo. Later in the day, the bust of a former monarch held responsible for the death of millions of Africans was taken off public display.
World
June 30

Protests as currency slides, price of bread rises in Lebanon

Protesters closed several major roads in the Lebanese capital Beirut on Tuesday amid rising anger as the currency hit a new record low on the black market, electricity cuts increased and the government raised the price of bread for the first time in more than a decade.
World
June 30

Experts dismiss dealer's claim to have long-lost Kahlo work

Scholars in the work of surrealist Frida Kahlo have searched for more than six decades for "The Wounded Table," a 1940 oil painting illuminating her pain over the breakup of her marriage to muralist Diego Rivera that hasn't been seen since an exhibition in Poland.
World
June 30

Netanyahu signals delay in West Bank annexation plan

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday that discussions with the U.S. on his plan to annex occupied West Bank territory would continue "in the coming days," indicating he would miss a July 1 target date for beginning the controversial process.
World
June 30

Iran journalist who fueled 2017 protests sentenced to death

Iran sentenced a once-exiled journalist to death over his online work that helped inspire nationwide economic protests that began at the end of 2017, authorities said Tuesday.
World
June 30

Puerto Rico to demand COVID-19 test results from passengers

Puerto Rico's governor on Tuesday announced strict new rules for all passengers flying into Puerto Rico in a bid to curb coronavirus cases as officials blame recent outbreaks on those who flew to the U.S. territory and were infected.
World
June 30

Belarus denies main president challenger spot on ballot

The central elections commission in Belarus has rejected a top challenger's bid to run against authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko in this summer's election.
World
June 30

Vatican prosecutors seize data from St. Peter's Basilica

Vatican prosecutors have ordered the seizure of documents and computers from the administrative offices of St. Peter's Basilica in an apparent new investigation into financial irregularities in the Holy See.
World
June 30

Rivals in Poland election runoff get no help from also-rans

Polish President Andrzej Duda and his runoff election opponent are getting no declarations of support from candidates who competed in the first round and whose voters could prove key in deciding the outcome of Poland's presidential election.
World
June 30

Reports: Germany revamping elite army unit over extremism

Germany's defense minister reportedly plans to restructure the country's special forces unit after numerous allegations of far-right extremism.
World
June 30

Pandemic probe: Brazilian governor targeted in police raid

The governor of Brazil's Amazonas state was targeted by a police raid on Tuesday over allegations of corruption related to COVID-19 spending.
World
June 30

Slovenia minister resigns over procurement equipment probe

Slovenia's interior minister on Tuesday stepped down in protest of an investigation against the economy minister in the procurement of medical equipment during the coronavirus outbreak.
World
June 30

After embassy move, U.S. to sell envoy's house near Tel Aviv

The U.S. State Department has put the ambassador to Israel's official residence outside Tel Aviv up for sale, in a decision aimed at cementing the American embassy's controversial move to Jerusalem.
World
June 30

Migrant boat sinks in Turkish lake; 5 bodies recovered

Rescue teams searching for a migrant boat, reported to have capsized in a lake in eastern Turkey, have recovered five bodies on Tuesday, officials said.
World
June 30
Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam arrived at a press conference in Hong Kong, Tuesday, June 30, 2020. Hong Kong media are reporting that China has

Hong Kong security law takes aim at protester actions

China on Tuesday approved a contentious national security law for Hong Kong that takes direct aim at some of the actions of anti-government protesters last year, in a move many see as Beijing's boldest yet to erase the legal firewall between the semi-autonomous territory and the mainland's authoritarian Communist Party system.
World
June 30

Croatian woman convicted of hiding sister's body in freezer

A Croatian woman was convicted and sentenced to 15 years in prison Tuesday for murdering her younger sister and hiding the body in a freezer.