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US Democrats introduce sweeping legislation to reform police

by on June 8, 2020 0
US Democrats in Congress have proposed sweeping legislation to reform American police, following weeks of protests against police brutality and racism. The bill would make it easier to prosecute police for misconduct, ban chokeholds, and addresses racism. Its comes as Minneapolis lawmakers vowed to disband the city’s police force. The death of George Floyd... Read More

Explainer: Who are Antifa, the ‘boogaloo’ movement and others blamed in U.S. protest violence?

by on June 5, 2020 0
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump and his allies have sought to blame left-wing extremists for the violence and looting at U.S. protests over police brutality while local authorities and watchdog groups have pointed to the threat posed by right-wing movements. A recent U.S. intelligence assessment reviewed by Reuters this week said most of... Read More

What we know about the White House’s secret bunkers and tunnels

by on June 2, 2020 0
At some point Friday night, with angry demonstrators gathered just north of the White House, the Secret Service took the unusual step of moving President Trump out of the executive mansion proper and into a secure underground facility. It was understandable, given the violence and vandalism that had accompanied protests in Minnesota earlier in the week... Read More

As Brazil Covid-19 cases pass 500,000 mark, Bolsonaro rallies, US sends unproven drug

by on June 1, 2020 0
President Jair Bolsonaro, who opposes coronavirus lockdown measures imposed by Brazilian cities and states, rallied with his supporters Sunday, as Washington said it had sent two million doses of a controversial unproven Covid-19 drug. Brazil is Latin America’s hotspot for the deadly pandemic, with more than 500,000 cases and a death toll of nearly 28,000, the... Read More

AfDB board bows to US pressure to probe its president

by on May 27, 2020 0
The African Development Bank’s board agreed to an independent probe of its president, Akinwumi Adesina, after the U.S. rejected an internal investigation that cleared him of allegations of favoritism. Africa’s largest multilateral lender decided on the inquiry after several governments backed U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin’s criticism of a bank-led examination into the allegations,... Read More

US declares Hong Kong no longer enjoying autonomy

by on May 27, 2020 0
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo declared Wednesday that Hong Kong no longer enjoys the autonomy promised by Beijing, stripping the financial hub of its special status under US law. Hours before Beijing will hold a key vote on a controversial new security law on Hong Kong, Pompeo sent a notice to Congress that... Read More

House Set to Back China Sanctions Amid Rising Tensions With U.S.

by on May 27, 2020 0
(Bloomberg) — The House of Representatives is poised to give final passage Wednesday to legislation that would sanction Chinese officials for human rights abuses against Muslim minorities, the latest in a series of moves by Congress and the White House to put pressure on the Beijing government. The measure was approved by unanimous consent... Read More
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