UK records another 7490 COVID cases, 8 deaths

People queue outside a vaccination centre for those aged over 18 years old at the Belmont Health Centre in Harrow, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in London, Britain, June 6, 2021. REUTERS/Henry NichollsThe United Kingdom has recorded another 7,490 daily COVID-19 cases and the deaths of 8 people who tested positive for the virus…

Peru’s socialists cheer election win as conservatives pledge to fight on

Peru’s presidential candidate Pedro Castillo addresses supporters from the headquarters of the “Free Peru” party, in Lima, Peru June 10, 2021. REUTERS/Angela PoncePeru’s socialist party and presidential candidate Pedro Castillo have cheered their likely victory in the Andean country’s tightly-contested election, despite right-wing rival Keiko Fujimori’s pledge to fight on until the last vote is…

G7 agrees to end new gov’t support for coal power by end of 2021

Smoke and steam billow from Belchatow Power Station, Europe’s largest coal-fired power plant, near Belchatow, Poland. Picture taken November 28, 2018. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel/File PhotoThe Group of Seven nations on Sunday pledged to rapidly scale up technologies and policies that accelerate the transition away from unabated coal capacity, including ending new government support for coal power…