Lots of news snippets of positive news from all corners of the globe.
US: One of America’s most prestigious schools - the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - just elected its first-ever black woman as student body president: Danielle Geathers. And Princeton University has just named its first black valedictorian in the school's 274-year history. Nicholas Johnson, a Canadian student majoring in operations research and financial engineering, has been named valedictorian of Princeton's Class of 2020.
Boxing great Floyd Mayweather has offered to cover the funeral expenses for George Floyd.
European Royalty: who have been the heroes and zeroes during lockdown?
Europe: EU plans to spend $22 billion annually to protect 30% of land and oceans for biodiversity.
Singapore: Schools reopen as lockdown restrictions are eased.
England: Rare heath butterfly returns home after 150 years.
Vaccine: Moderna has led the pack in the American race to make a vaccine and has now dosed its first set of patients in a second phase clinical trial. Meanwhile, Russia approves 'game-changer' drug to treat Covid-19 after promising study 'shows the antiviral can kill the pathogen in 10 days and halves the duration of the disease'.
Universal Basic Income: Finland experimented, California's trialing a limited version, but Spain is implementing it. That's really great news for its impoverished people.
UK airline EasyJet to resume flights to most of Europe by August.
Parisians have reclaimed their cafe terraces and Berliners took back their bars as normal life inches closer to returning in many parts of Europe.
Wuhan, China, where the virus originated, tests on almost 10 million people over the past two weeks uncovered only 300 asymptomatic carriers. Let's hope that's true!
A group of more than 230 former world leaders, global health experts and economists called on the G20 to convene an urgent summit to provide a “strongly coordinated global response” to what they described as an unprecedented global crisis. Come on G20, pull your finger out!