Friday, May 29
Chinese gov’t passes national security law for Hong Kong
The new law was proposed and brought forward last week at the NPC by Wang Chen, vice-chairman of the National People's Congress Standing Committee.
EU urges China on Hong Kong principle
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has proposed a security law that would reduce Hong Kong’s separate legal status and is expected to be discussed by China’s National People’s Congress.
UK minister resigns over Johnson’s adviser's lockdown drive
Douglas Ross resigned over the handling of accusations that the prime minister’s senior adviser had broken the coronavirus lockdown by travelling for help with childcare.
Netanyahu sees West Bank annexation as 'opportunity'
The West Bank, including East Jerusalem, is regarded as occupied territory under international law, making all Jewish settlements there illegal.
Croatia may hold parliamentary election on July 5
Croatia’s President Zoran Milanovic on Wednesday called a parliamentary election for July 5, a statement issued by his office said.
New Israeli finance minister takes over duty
Katz most recently served as foreign minister and previously was transportation minister.
Trump accuses social media of serving left-wing
US president has long criticized these social media giants for what he claims is their terrible bias against his administration and even accused them of trying to rig the US elections against him.
House passes $3 trillion coronavirus aid bill
US economy has suffered a devastating blow from the coronavirus outbreak. Some 36.5 million people in the country have filed for unemployment since the crisis began.
President Erdoğan, Merkel discuss coronavirus over phone
Two leaders held a phone call on the fight against coronavirus and steps to be taken in the aftermath of the pandemic.
Turkish, British defense chiefs discuss pandemic
Earlier in the day, a cargo plane carrying medical equipment from Turkey reached UK.
President Erdoğan holds phone call with Trump over coronavirus
US, Russian diplomats discuss bilateral issues
According to a statement, Pompeo and Lavrov discussed bilateral issues, including the detention of US citizens.
Israeli president gives gov't formation duty to Knesset
Earlier, the leader of Blue and White party Benny Gantz failed to form an emergency government with the Likud party's leader and outgoing Prime Minister Netanyahu.
Germany slams Trump’s decision on halting WHO funds
Trump has announced on Tuesday that he was going to halt funding to the WHO, accusing the organization of severely mismanaging and covering up the spread of the coronavirus.
Merkel's party to delay leadership vote due to outbreak
The new leader will be in pole position to run as chancellor in the next federal election as Merkel has said she will not seek a fifth term at the head of Europe’s biggest economy.
Russian, Iranian officials discuss anti-virus cooperation
Foreign ministers also discussed the recent developments in Afghanistan and Yemen, stressing the necessity of boosting the UN efforts to settle the conflicts.
Trump urges Congress to pass business fund
The US has the highest number of confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide.
US Democrats propose additional pay for essential workers
Democrats also ask for a $15,000 recruitment incentive for health and home care workers.
Trump fires inspector general who testifies in his impeachment probe
US President on Friday fired Intelligence Community Inspector General Michael Atkinson, who had told Congress about the whistleblower complaint that led to Trump's impeachment.
Iranian leader criticizes US on sanctions
Rouhani said that the US had lost the opportunity to lift Iran sanctions amid coronavirus.