Iran nuclear program
Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi says expert talks in Vienna on attempts to revive the nuclear deal are progressing well although the sides are still far from reaching a concrete conclusion.
Floyd murder trial
A respiratory doctor has testified on the 9th day of the trial over George Floyd’s death, saying the African-American died from a lack of oxygen. Martin Tobin told a court session that Floyd’s breathing was weakened and that caused his heart to stop. He dismissed defense claims that pre-existing medical conditions may have contributed to Floyd’s death. Tobin added that even after Floyd stopped breathing, white former US police officer Derek Chauvin continued to pin him down on the street. Chauvin has pleaded not guilty to murder and manslaughter charges. His defense team has argued that he did only what he was trained to do in his 19 years as a police officer. 46-year-old Floyd’s death sparked massive protests against police brutality and racial injustice in the US.
Brazil Covid-19 crisis
Brazil has registered a new record in daily fatalities from Covid-19 as the pandemic is spreading rapidly across the South American country. The Health Ministry said more than 4,200 people have died from the disease in 24 hours. Over 86,000 have also tested positive within the same period. Brazil has registered more than 13.2 million cases since the pandemic began, while the official death toll has surpassed 345,000. Brazil is the second worst-hit nation by the virus in the world after the United States in terms of both fatalities and infections.