1. EU agrees new Belarus sanction after plane arrest
The detained journalist, Roman Protasevich, had filmed a video saying he is safe and confesses his crime of organizing a disputed election last year. His father, Dmitri Protasevich told BBC that he is worried about his son’s safety because of the possibility being tortured or even worse, death penalty. Furthermore, he said it is unbelievable that “this sort of things shouldn’t be happening in the 21st Century at the heart of Europe.” He is launching an appeal to international community and EU, hoping they can put pressure on Belarusian authority. Leaders from EU have made their comment to stop flies over Belarus and promised for economic sanction.
2. Peru Shining Path killed 18 people in a bar, including two minors
A powerful communist group in early 90s, Shining Path, in Peru shot 18 people in a bar, including two minors. They tried to burn the bodies and left leaflets which saying, “We will clean out this area and get rid of all these bad behavior and corruption” and “Boycott election that processes next month and about anything don’t vote for Keiko Fujimori.”
3. World Health Organization (WHO) calls for sharing of vaccine supplies from the rich countries.
High level of vaccination in rich countries seems to be a path to be back on track; however, the fact is that there are more cases and deaths in 2021 than last year. In many low-income countries, only 1% of population is vaccinated and even health workers treating covid patients are waiting. Dr. Tedros from WHO demanded rich countries donate some of their doses and aimed 10% of population in every country vaccinated by September and 30% by the end of the year.
4. Spain allows tourists from UK enter for non-essential travel.
Many tourist centers, bars, and restaurants are waiting for tourists and millions of moneys is lost. 30% of the bars will probably close forever. People starts to protest for more help from the government, but the situation is complicated.
5. Damiano David: Eurovision winner denies taking drugs during event
Last Saturday (5/22), the Italian winner of Eurovision Song Contest, Damiano David, was speculated on footage to take cocaine as he leaned over a table during the grand finale. He denied the speculation, saying he never uses drugs. European Broadcasting Union (EBU) had stepped in investigation and the drugs testing results turned out to be negative. The EBU said it was “alarmed that inaccurate speculation leading to fake news has overshadowed the spirit and the outcome of the event and unfairly affected the band.”
6. Deaths of tragedy in Italy cable accident
There are 14 victims across three generations, including a two-year-old with his great grandparents, an Italian husband and wife, a couple with a five-year-old and about to get married next month.
7. Max Mosley：Privacy campaigner and ex-motorsport boss dies at 81
Ex-motorsport boss Max Mosley has died aged 81 and ex-Formula 1 boss Bernie Eccleston said it was “like losing a brother.”
8. Blind man has sight partly restored after pioneering treatment
A blind man from Brittany in northern France regains his ability of sight by wearing a pair of light-stimulation goggles. The treatment involves modifying nerve cells and have them exposed under certain wavelengths of light while sending signals. This will control neuronal signalling within the brain and elsewhere.