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Portal:Current events/2019 June 13
Current events of
June 13, 2019
Armed conflicts and attacks
June 2019 Gulf of Oman incident
Iran–United States relations
Iran–Saudi Arabia relations
, one Norwegian and one Japanese, are damaged and abandoned after being attacked in the
Gulf of Oman
, with all crew members aboard both ships safely rescued.
United States Secretary of State
Saudi Arabia Foreign Minister
for being behind the attacks on both ships. Iranian officials deny the U.S. claims.
United States Central Command
(CENTCOM) releases a video showing what CENTCOM spokesperson says, is an
Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps'
patrol boat approaching the Kokuka Courageous "and was observed and recorded removing an unexploded
from the M/T Kokuka Courageous."
kills eleven and injures thirteen in an attack in
Disasters and accidents
One of the towers of the centuries-old
Citadel of Ghazni
collapses amid heavy rainfall.
Law and crime
Flint water crisis
Michigan Attorney General
announces that charges will be dropped against eight people in the
water crisis and investigations will be restarted in the scandal, which has plagued the city since 2014.
(Wall Street Journal)
Politics and elections
U.S. Office of Special Counsel
(OSC) recommends that the
from her office as senior aide to President Trump because of her repeated violations of the
Hatch Act of 1939
. The Trump administration rejects the OSC's recommendations, saying they "are deeply flawed and violate [Conway's] constitutional rights to free speech and due process."
List of Trump administration dismissals and resignations
White House Press Secretary
announces she will resign at the end of June.
Science and technology
says it has removed thousands of accounts that were being run by the
government, to spread propaganda and
platform. It has also removed over a hundred accounts linked to the
Catalan independence movement
, and dozens of accounts related to
2019 NBA Finals
Golden State Warriors
four games to two to win their first
. The Toronto Raptors are also the first NBA team outside of the
and the first from
to win the NBA Finals.
(Los Angeles Times)