Portal:Current events/June 2019

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June 2019 was the sixth month of the current common year. The month, which began on a Saturday, ended on a Sunday after 30 days.

Portal:Current events[edit]

This is an archived version of Wikipedia's Current events Portal from June 2019.

Armed conflict and attacks
  • A suicide bomber driving a Humvee detonated the vehicle loaded with explosives near a security building in Afghanistan, killing 8 officers. (ariananews)
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Business and economics
  • Chinese authorities begin an investigation into American multinational courier delivery services company FedEx for allegedly undermining the rights of Chinese clients. The investigation stems from allegations by Chinese telecommunications company Huawei that FedEx attempted to divert the shipping route of its packages without the company's prior authorization which in turn has been denied by FedEx. (CNBC)

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  • Twenty-nine people are injured in a fire at a center used as temporary accommodation for about 500 migrants in the northwestern Bosnian town of Velika Kladusa. (Reuters)
  • An explosion at a Russian Military high-explosive production and storage facility in the city of Dzerzhinsk injures 79 people. (BBC)
  • Six earthquakes, the first 5.3 Mw, in a two-hour period near Korçë in southeastern Albania injure four people and damage around 100 houses. (Reuters)
  • Cruise ship MSC Opera collides with a riverboat and the quayside at Venice, Italy: four people are injured, none seriously. The incident leads to renewed demands to ban large cruise ships from the Lagoon of Venice. (BBC)

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  • Jazz drummer Lawrence Leathers was found dead in his Bronx apartment building. Police arrested Lisa Harris and Sterling Aguilar.

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  • Khartoum massacre
    • The Central Committee of Sudanese Doctors say the number of people killed this week in Sudan is at least 100, and that 40 bodies were pulled from the River Nile at Khartoum on Tuesday. Members of the Rapid Support Forces have reportedly been roaming the streets attacking civilians as it pushes deeper into Khartoum. (BBC)
    • A Sudanese official denies that 100 people were killed by a paramilitary unit during protests, saying that the number was at most 46. (BBC)
  • Syrian Civil War, Russian involvement in the Syrian Civil War
    • Syrian government and Russian warplanes conduct airstrikes that target Syria's northwest, killing five civilians in the town of Kansafra and three villages in Idlib, including two children. (Al Jazeera)
    • Government forces shell the northern Hama countryside, killing one civilian. (Al Jazeera)
    • Government air attacks hit a motorcycle in the Idlib town of Maaret al-Numan, killing a woman and her two children. (Al Jazeera)

Business and economy
  • Fiat Chrysler withdraws its merger proposal for French carmaker Renault after Renault board members were unable to reach a decision on the offer. (BBC)
  • YouTube announces a new policy regarding hate speech and harassment on the video sharing platform, saying it will specifically ban videos that include neo-nazi and supremacist content, subsequently suspending several popular right-wing channels, and demonetizing Steven Crowder's. (CNET)

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  • France returns three archaeological pieces to Peru that were seized by French customs in 2007. The artifacts, which date from between 1100 and 1450, are two clay statuettes and a wooden spear that belong to the Chancay and Chimú pre-Columbian cultures respectively. (Perú 21) (El Comercio)

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Health and environment
  • In the United Kingdom, three hospital patients die from listeria linked to prepacked sandwiches from North Country Cooked Meats distributed via The Good Food Chain, which supplies 43 National Health Service trusts across the country. Three other patients are seriously ill. North Country Cooked Meats, and its distributor, North Country Quality Foods, voluntarily cease production while the investigation is ongoing. (BBC) (CNN)

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  • Human remains found at a beach near the Port of Quebec in 2011 and 2016 are identified as those of 21 shipwreck victims, who drowned in 1847 while fleeing the Irish Great Famine. (BBC)

Politics and elections
  • Media freedom in Russia
    • Several people, protesting Meduza investigative journalist Ivan Golunov's arrest Thursday on drug charges, are themselves arrested outside Moscow's Nikulinsky Court. Others were arrested yesterday. His lawyer says drugs were planted on him. Golunov was taken to a hospital, police say because he said he was ill. Meduza says he was beaten up during and after his arrest. A doctor's examination found the reporter has "a suspected rib fracture, concussion and hematoma." (BBC) (Moscow Times)

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  • At least one person is killed and six others are injured after a crane collapses onto an apartment building in Dallas, Texas, amid severe weather. (KTRK-TV)
  • A woman is killed when a police officer driving under the influence crashes into a restaurant in Illinois. (MSN)

International relations
  • Vietnamese customs say it will crack down on goods of Chinese origin illegally relabeled "Made in Vietnam" by exporters seeking to avoid American tariffs on Chinese imports. (Bloomberg)

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  • The Vatican issues a teaching instruction, Male and Female He Created Them, which criticizes the theory of gender as being more complex than the binary division of sexes. The document draws criticism from LGBT groups. (BBC)

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  • China–United States trade war
    • Chinese telecommunications and electronics company Huawei cancels its new laptop launch. A Huawei executive said the company has been "unable to supply the PC" because of the U.S. trade blacklist and may have to scrap the project. (BBC) (The Guardian)
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  • June 2019 Gulf of Oman incident
    • An unnamed United States official claims that, just prior to the attack on two merchant vessels, an Iranian vessel launched a surface to air missile at a MQ-9 Reaper drone in the vicinity of the attack. An additional MQ-9 Reaper is reported to have been shot down by Houthi rebels several days prior in the Red Sea. (CNN)
    • The president of the Japanese shipping company offers a different account of the attack than that provided by the United States. Yutaka Katada says the Filipino crew of the Kokuka Courageous oil tanker said their vessel was apparently first hit by an artillery shell rather than a mine. The United States said the tanker was attacked by limpet mines and released a video it says shows Iranian special forces removing an unexploded mine from the oil tanker's side. (The Washington Post) (BBC)
    • A U.S. official says Iranian Navy gunboats are preventing the damaged Norwegian-owned Front Altair oil tanker from being towed away by two private tugboats in the Gulf of Oman. (Reuters)
    • United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres calls for an independent investigation to establish the facts and responsibility for the oil tankers attacks in the Gulf of Oman. (Reuters)
Disasters and accidents
  • At least 61 people have been killed and 356,000 evacuated from their homes as heavy rain and floods swept through large parts of southern and central China this week. (Al Jazeera)

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  • Presidency of Jair Bolsonaro
    • In response to a controversial pension reform proposal and cuts in the education budget, a general strike by over 40 million workers takes place in Brazil. Demonstrations are held in over 80 cities across the country. (France24)
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  • Seven people—four sanitation workers and three staff members—die after inhaling toxic fumes from a Darshsan Hotel sewer cleaning in the village of Fartikui in western India. The hotel owner is charged with the fatalities. (BBC)

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  • A group of bandits attack a village in the Shinkafi local government area of Zamfara State, Nigeria, killing at least 34 civilians. The gunmen arrived on motorcycles and opened fire on civilians indiscriminately, later burning down homes. (Reuters)
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  • Japanese anime developers report that the industry is in crisis, even as its popularity soars in its native country. Among the reasons are low pay, long hours, and a huge shortage of artists – just as its global popularity reaches record levels. (Japan Today)

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Deaths
  • American artist, author, actress, fashion designer, heiress, and socialite Gloria Vanderbilt died at home, surrounded by family and friends.
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  • Venezuelan refugee crisis
    • The UN predicts that over five million Venezuelans, over 15% of the nation's population, will have left the country by the end of 2019 since the start of the crisis in Venezuela—the total at the end of 2018 was 3.3 million. One million have left the country since November, with a daily average of 5,000 departures. Additionally, over 20% of all worldwide UN asylum requests are from Venezuelans; 350,000 applied in 2018 alone. (Financial Times)

Health and environment
  • Millions of people in southeast India face water shortages due to drought and depleted groundwater. (CBC)

International relations
  • Japan–North Korea relations
    • The Japanese coast guard says its patrol boats have been pushing back hundreds of North Korean boats trying to poach in fishing grounds rich with squid off Japan's northern coast. (Japan Today)

Law and crime
  • Malaysia Airlines Flight 17
    • Four people, three Russians and a Ukrainian, will be charged with murder for the crash that killed 298 people on July 17, 2014. The trial is to be held on March 9, 2020 and take place in Badhoevedorp, Netherlands. (CNN)
  • NXIVM leader Keith Raniere is found guilty of seven charges, including human trafficking, sex trafficking, sexual exploitation of a child, forced labor conspiracy, and racketeering. (NPR)

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Business and economics
  • The Antitrust Division of the U.S. Justice Department files a lawsuit against two large printing companies contemplating a merger. If the deal is allowed to proceed, the filings claim, the combined company would dominate the market for printing magazines, catalogs and books. (Reuters)

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  • One woman dies and 21 people are affected after eating lunch in a Seventh-day Adventist church in the district of Sorochuco, department of Cajamarca, in Peru. The causes of the poisoning are not yet clear. (El Comercio)
  • A brush fire burns at least 32,000 acres of land in the Florida Everglades amid near record-breaking temperatures. (Accuweather)

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Deaths
  • Producer and actress Beth Chapman died in a Honolulu hospital following a battle with throat and lung cancer.
    • American actor Max Wright died at his home in California following a cancer battle.
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  • Carola Rackete, the captain of a migrant rescue ship, is arrested in Italy for docking without authorization after Italy closed its ports to rescue organizations. (BBC)

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  • In the second similar case within a week, police in Toyonaka, Japan, arrest Ryotaro Taniguchi for keeping the body of his deceased mother a year after her death. He is quoted as saying he didn't want to pay for the funeral. Police are investigating whether or not Taniguchi continued to receive his mother's pension. (Japan Today) (The Japan Times)
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