During his West Point speech, the president congratulated cadets and recognized the contributions of the US military to American society at large. Trump's appearance had been criticized as a political move that would put the graduates at risk in order to put Trump on a grand stage in a picturesque part of NY, the one remaining military service academy where he had yet to give a graduation address.
Statues of Columbus in Boston, Miami and Virginia have been vandalised. But the great majority of tributes to Confederate leaders were not pride-preserving declarations in Southern states nursing their wounds after the Civil War. His death in Minneapolis has led to protests in the United States and internationally against police brutality and racial inequality. A three-metre tall (10ft) bronze statue of Columbus was toppled in Saint Paul, Minnesota, on Wednesday.
Kim Yo Jong, right, helps her brother North Korean leader Kim Jong Un sign a joint statement following the summit with South Korean President Moon Jae-in. Kim Dong-yub, an analyst from Seoul's Institute for Far Eastern Studies, said North Korea could be "planning something" near the countries' disputed western maritime border, which has occasionally been the scene of bloody clashes over the years.
This takes the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 3,20,922, including 1,49,348 active ones and 1,62,379 recoveries, the health ministry data says. Of the new cases, three were imported, lifting the combined figure to 1,333. Not only that, in these past few days, the death toll has also risen sharply as more than 3,000 people have died from June 1 to June 13.
The country has jumped two positions since last Sunday to become the fourth worst-hit country by the pandemic after the United States, Brazil and Russian Federation. India has 145,779 active cases, and has recorded 8,884 deaths. Tamil Nadu's coronavirus count stands at 40,698 while cases in Delhi reached 36,824.
Forty environmental samples collected at the Xinfadi market also tested positive. Fengtai district officials said a "wartime mechanism" and "field command center" has been established to deal with this fresh wave. Officials of Beijing's southwestern Fengtai district told a briefing on Saturday that the district was in "wartime emergency mode", reported France 24 .