Belarus detains dozens of opposition activists Jun 02, 2020 0 708 12345 MINSK: Dozens of opposition activists were being held in Belarus on Monday, including a former presidential candidate, following a political rally ahead of presidential elections this summer.Tensions in the authoritarian ex-Soviet country have ratcheted up since authorities announced presidential elections would be held on August 9. Alexander Lukashenko, who has ruled the country with an iron fist since 1994, has confirmed he will run again.Rights group Viasna said some 50 people were detained at the rally in Grodno and in other cities. (AFP) RELATED ARTICLES UK records lowest death toll of lockdown as restrictions ease Jun 02, 2020 0 1584 Thousands join new US anti-racism protests as Trump vows crackdown Jun 02, 2020 0 1170 ANTI-RACISM PROTESTS ACROSS THE WORLD Jun 02, 2020 0 75 Armenian PM tests positive for the coronavirus as cases surge YEREVAN: Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and his family have tested positive for the coronavirus, he said Monday, as the rate of new infections soared in the Caucasus nation. “My coronavirus test was positive .. Mexico begins reopening after two-month lockdown MEXICO CITY: Mexico began gradually reopening its economy on Monday after more than two months of shutdown because of the coronavirus pandemic. With almost 10,000 COVID-19 deaths and more than 90,000 confirmed cases, .. Spain has no daily virus deaths for 1st time in 3 months: Ministry MADRID: Spain has recorded no coronavirus deaths over the past 24 hours for the first time since the beginning of March, a senior health ministry spokesman said on Monday. “Today we have received no deaths with the date of .. Virus still potent says WHO, after claim by Italian doctor AFP Geneva The World Health Organization stressed on Monday that the new coronavirus has not suddenly become less pathogenic, following claims by a leading Italian doctor that COVID-19 had lost some of its potency. .. Italy records fewest new virus cases since February ROME: Italy posted a series of encouraging figures in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic on Monday, including the smallest daily number of new cases since February 26, the Civil Protection Agency said in a .. Latin America virus cases surpass 1 million AFP Brasília Confirmed coronavirus cases in Latin America have surged past one million on Monday. With more than half a million known infections, Brazil now has the second-highest caseload in the world, but its .. US cities brace for more fury as officer hearing postponed AFP Washington US cities braced on Monday for more fury on the streets as a hearing was postponed for a Minneapolis police officer over the killing of an unarmed black man that ignited the country’ most sweeping unrest in .. Joe Biden visits scene of anti-racism protest DEMOCRATIC presidential candidate Joe Biden visited the scene of an anti-racism protest in the state of Delaware on Sunday, saying that the United States was “in pain”. “We are a nation in pain right now, but we must not ..