The News Scroll 09 June 2020  Last Updated at 4:59 pm | Source: PTI

Following are the top foreign stories at 1700 hours

Following are the top foreign stories at 1700 hours

London: Two of Britain’s senior-most ministers, Chancellor Rishi Sunak and Home Secretary Priti Patel, have spoken out against racism as UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson hailed his most diverse Cabinet in British history in the latest call for restraint among anti-racism protesters.


Houston: Over 5,000 mourners from across the US, wearing face masks and gloves, lined up outside a church here to pay their final respects to African-American George Floyd, whose custodial killing stoked widespread protests in America and other countries over racial injustice.


Islamabad: With two judges of the Pakistan Supreme Court testing positive for the coronavirus, the apex court has asked the government to take the worsening COVID-19 situation in the country seriously and come up with a uniform national legislation to contain the spread of the disease.


United Nations: For the first time in 75 years, world leaders will not travel to New York for the annual UN General Assembly session in September this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the President of the UN General Assembly has announced.


Washington: The defacement of Mahatma Gandhi''s statue here was a "disgrace”, US President Donald Trump has said, days after it was vandalised by unknown miscreants with graffiti and spray painting during the nationwide protests against the custodial killing of African-American George Floyd.


Islamabad: Pakistan has recorded over 100 deaths in a single day for the first time due to the coronavirus, health officials said on Tuesday.


United Nations: The Inter-Governmental Negotiations (IGN) on the UN Security Council reforms faced difficulties because many deliberations are "tough" and the process has been slowed as in-person meetings cannot be conducted due to the COVID-19 pandemic, UNGA President Tijjani Muhammad-Bande has said.


Washington: US President Donald Trump has ruled out defunding or dismantling the police departments in the American cities, saying members of the force risk their own lives to protect others. PTI SCY

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