Russian officials are scrambling to clean up an oil spill in a region in northern Siberia, after an oil leak that began at the end of May was found to have released over 21,000 tons of diesel into the Arctic Ocean. Russian President Vladimir Putin has declared a state of emergency in the region, which is now faced with one of the largest oil spills in Russian history.
Brazil restored on Tuesday detailed COVID-19 data to the official national website, following a scandal about the removal of cumulative totals and a ruling by a Supreme Court justice that the full set of information be reinstated. The detailed information, with cumulative totals and breakdowns by state, was restored to the website https://covid.saude.gov.br, Reuters confirmed on Tuesday afternoon.
Swedish prosecutors have ended their 34-year investigation into the murder of then prime minister Olof Palme – because the main suspect is dead. Mr Palme was shot while leaving a cinema in Stockholm with his wife Lisbeth Palme in February 1986. Prosecutors now say they believe Swedish graphic designer Stig Engstrom, who died in 2000, is the gunman who fatally shot the Social Democrat leader.
The chief executive of CrossFit has quit after causing offence with remarks about the death of George Floyd and the resulting protests. Greg Glassman stepped down after athletes, gyms and sportswear firms cut ties with his $4bn (£3.1bn) brand.Mr Glassman acknowledged having caused a “rift” in the CrossFit community. His exit came on the day of Floyd’s funeral in Texas.
The outgoing president of Burundi has died of a sudden illness, suspected by many to be Covid-19. The cause of Pierre Nkurunziza’s death was described as a heart attack in a government statement. The 55-year-old was due to stand down in August following elections last month. The former footballer’s health improved on Sunday but “surprisingly, on morning of Monday June 8, 2020, his health suddenly deteriorated and he had a heart attack”.