Russian mining giant admits waste ‘violations’ at Arctic plant Jun 29, 2020 0 640 12345 AFPMoscowA Russian mining giant behind an enormous Arctic fuel spill last month said on Sunday it had suspended workers at a metals plant who were responsible for pumping wastewater into nearby tundra.Norilsk Nickel cited a “flagrant violation of operating rules” in a statement announcing it had suspended employees responsible for dumping wastewater from a dangerously full reservoir into wildlife.The incident occurred at the Talnakh enrichment plant near the Arctic city of Norilsk, the company said, one month after the unprecedented fuel leak sparked a state of emergency declared by President Vladimir Putin.More than 21,000 tonnes of diesel leaked from a fuel storage tank at one of the company’s subsidiary plants near Norilsk. The fuel seeped into the soil and dyed nearby waterways bright red.A source told Interfax news agency Sunday that in the most recent case, around 6,000 cubic meters of liquid used to process minerals at the facility had been dumped and that the discharge had lasted “several hours”.It was impossible to determine how far the wastewater had dispersed, the source said. RELATED ARTICLES Poles vote in high numbers in presidential election amid coronavirus pandemic Jun 29, 2020 0 644 Low turnout as France votes in local polls Jun 29, 2020 0 666 Global COVID-19 infection cases surpass 10 million Jun 29, 2020 0 256 Trump ouster will not mend trans-Atlantic ties: Germany’s Maas DPA Berlin The ouster of US President Donald Trump in November elections would not suffice in mending diplomatic relations between Washington and Berlin, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas told DPA in an interview .. No COVID-19 deaths for first time in Madrid since onset of pandemic MADRID: Spain’s capital Madrid said on Sunday that they had recorded no deaths as a results of the novel coronavirus over the past 24 hours, the first such occurrence since the start of the pandemic. “Great news - yesterday .. UK could lock down city of Leicester after virus surge London The central English city of Leicester could be the country’s first to face a local lockdown due to a rise in coronavirus cases, the UK’s Home Secretary Priti Patel said on Sunday. The Midlands city recorded 658 new .. Democrats slam Trump as White House downplays spike in virus cases WASHINGTON: The number of coronavirus cases continued to spike across much of the United States on Sunday as the White House downplayed the severity of new outbreaks and sought to deflect responsibility on to local .. Trump denies he was briefed on Russia-Taliban bounty intelligence AFP Washington US President Donald Trump denied on Sunday being briefed on intelligence that reportedly showed Russia had offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants for killing US soldiers in Afghanistan. The .. Trump tweets -- then deletes -- video of supporter yelling ‘white power’ WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump on Sunday shared a video of a stand-off between anti-Trump protesters and his supporters in which a man chants “white power” -- before deleting it amid an outcry. “Thank you to the ..