New York extends curfew after looters ransack famous stores Jun 03, 2020 0 1036 12345 DPANew YorkLooters defied a curfew and ransacked iconic Manhattan shops overnight, leading officials on Tuesday to extend New York City’s curfew for the rest of the week.Videos posted online showed people rushing into a boarded-up entrance of Macy’s, one of the world’s most famous department stores, and luxury retailers along Fifth Avenue, leaving behind shattered storefronts on streets symbolic of the city’s wealth.Mayor Bill de Blasio acknowledged the 11 pm curfew had failed to quell the criminal violence, and announced that the 8 pm curfew starting on Tuesday will stay in place through Sunday.He said protests were “overwhelmingly peaceful,” but that “we’re going to fight” the widespread break-ins.“When people come to a swath of midtown Manhattan to attack luxury stores, that does not represent the values of New York City. We won’t accept that, it doesn’t speak for us and therefore we will stop it,” he told a press conference.The mayor also condemned “vicious attacks on police officers,” including an officer being hit by a car in the Bronx, where looting also erupted.Nearly 700 people were arrested overnight, according to the city’s police commissioner Dermot Shea, by far the biggest number since the protests started. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo blasted the city’s response as a “disgrace” and accused the mayor and the police department of failing to protect the community and property.“I think the mayor underestimated the scope of the problem,” Cuomo told a news conference. “I think he underestimated the duration of the problem. I do not believe they have used enough police.” RELATED ARTICLES Putin confirms Russia can use nukes against conventional arms attack Jun 03, 2020 0 604 With delays, France rolls out virus tracing app Jun 03, 2020 0 613 Italian president warns COVID-19 crisis ‘is not over’ Jun 03, 2020 0 604 Tensions escalate in the US as Trump threatens greater force DPA Washington Tensions were escalating in the US on Tuesday, more than a week into sustained unrest over the killing of a black man by police, with the number of injuries rising and President Donald Trump threatening to .. Hitler’s birthplace to be ‘neutralised’ with redesign VIENNA: Austrian officials unveiled on Tuesday plans to “neutralise” Adolf Hitler’s birth house by turning it into a police station, with the building receiving some cosmetic changes in the process. The yellow corner .. Russian military to test coronavirus vaccine on volunteer soldiers DPA Moscow The Russian military plans to begin testing a potential coronavirus vaccine on 50 volunteer soldiers at a military research facility in the Moscow region, the Defence Ministry said on Tuesday. The soldiers, .. French restaurants and cafes reopen after virus lockdown DPA Paris Restaurants, cafes and bars across France reopened on Tuesday, more than two and a half months after they were shuttered to slow down the spread of the coronavirus. In Paris and surrounding areas, where the virus .. Spain eyes new tax to rubbish plastic packaging MADRID: The Spanish government on Tuesday proposed new legislation on rubbish that seeks to dramatically reduce single-use plastic packaging, notably by taxing it. The move specifically aims to reduce the plastic .. Italy’s far-right leaders join protest against government ROME: Opposition leaders, including anti-immigrant League party chief Matteo Salvini, marched with hundreds of protesters on Italy’s national day Tuesday to demand the government resign. Banned from holding large .. UK says virus-related deaths rise to 48,000 LONDON: The number of suspected and confirmed deaths from coronavirus in Britain has risen to 48,000, official data showed on Tuesday. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) figures tallied all fatalities in which .. Virus deaths reach 375,000 as Latin America struggles AFP Rio de Janeiro The global death toll from the coronavirus topped 375,000 on Tuesday as the disease continued to tear through Latin America, but in Europe the return to normality gathered pace with the French heading .. US cracks down on tankers shipping Venezuelan oil WASHINGTON: The US tightened the screws on Venezuela again on Tuesday, imposing sanctions on shipping companies helping the Maduro regime export oil. The US Treasury hit four companies, saying it was “unacceptable” ..