Start your day off right with five things you need to know this morning.
Five things you need to know
IKEA in France has been ordered to pay a fine of a million euros after being found guilty of spying on staff in the country. A mass surveillance apparatus was used to vet job applicants and check up on employees.
— Reuters (@Reuters) June 15, 2021
NATO has defamed China's "defensive' military build-up and should concentrate more on creating positive dialogue, China has warned. It comes after the alliance said that the communist giant threatens the "international order."
Spokesperson of China's mission to the EU accuses NATO of a “Cold War mentality” in a statement, saying that it is “slandering China’s peaceful development and misjudging the international situation and its own role.” https://t.co/OTi9l96Cm3— NBC News (@NBCNews) June 15, 2021
An American athlete who tested positive for a prohibited substance has blamed a burrito. Olympian Shelby Houlihan has been banned from athletics for four years.
Shelby Houlihan, the U.S. record holder in the 1500m & 5000m, tested positive for the banned substance Nandrolone from a Dec. test & is banned for 4 years. No Olympic Trials. Says the positive test came from contaminated meat in a burrito. Appealed AIU's decision to CAS & lost. pic.twitter.com/MZs7pskQNH— Chris Chavez (@ChrisChavez) June 14, 2021
A US Congresswoman who referred to the Holocaust in the context of mask rules has apologized. Marjorie Taylor Greene, a Republican, said her remarks were "offensive" and a "mistake."
Marjorie Taylor Greene: “I have made a mistake… this afternoon I visited the Holocaust Museum. The Holocaust is- there’s nothing comparable to it.” pic.twitter.com/skrF6YyC3u— Andrew Solender (@AndrewSolender) June 14, 2021
Treasure hunters have flocked to a South African village after a man discovered an unknown stone during a dig. The local government has expressed concerns about the "diamond rush" to the area.
Hundreds flock to a South African village in search of mystery stones believed to be diamonds pic.twitter.com/c4heKRDSiX— The Sun (@TheSun) June 15, 2021