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Iran wants American president arrested over Soleimani’s death

Iran wants American president arrested over Soleimani’s death

Iran on Monday issued an arrest warrant for United States President, Donald Trump, and other involved in the killing of its top general, Qassem Soleimani. The state’s semi-official news agency, ISNA quoted Tehran prosecutor, Ali Alqasimehr, to have accused Trump and more than 30 others to have been involved in the January 3 attack that … Continue reading Iran wants American president arrested over Soleimani’s death

A Nigerian among four officers in Floyd’s death

A Nigerian among four officers in Floyd’s death

Alex Kueng One of the black police officers at the scene of the killing of George Floyd by a white officer in Minneapolis in May has a Nigerian father. Alex Kueng who joined the police largely because he believed diversity could force change in a Police Department long accused of racism, New York Times reported … Continue reading A Nigerian among four officers in Floyd’s death

Rebecca sacked for sharing ‘anti-Semitic conspiracy theory’

Rebecca sacked for sharing ‘anti-Semitic conspiracy theory’

The UK's Shadow Education Secretary, Rebecca Long-Bailey has been sacked after she shared an article on Twitter that contained "an anti-Semitic conspiracy theory." The one-time leadership contender retweeted an interview by British newspaper, The Independent with British actress Maxine Peake in which she claimed the US police tactic of kneeling on someone’s neck was taught … Continue reading Rebecca sacked for sharing ‘anti-Semitic conspiracy theory’

US celebrates the end of slavery

US celebrates the end of slavery

The United States marks the end of slavery by celebrating Juneteenth on Friday, with the annual unofficial holiday taking on renewed significance as millions of Americans confront the nation's living legacy of racial injustice. Demonstrations, prayers and cultural celebrations of food and music will enliven communities from New York to Los Angeles to honor the day in … Continue reading US celebrates the end of slavery

France frowns US sanctions targeting ICC staff

France frowns US sanctions targeting ICC staff

France on Friday called on the US to withdraw sanctions against employees of the International Criminal Court (ICC), calling the decision an attack on states party to the Rome Statute, the treaty that established the court. “France is dismayed to learn of the June 11, 2020 executive order of the United States government authorising the … Continue reading France frowns US sanctions targeting ICC staff

Covid-19 vaccine ready by December 2020

Pharma giant AstraZeneca struck a deal Saturday with Europe’s Inclusive Vaccines Alliance to supply up to 400 million doses of an experimental Covid-19 vaccine, as efforts to boost manufacturing capacity continue at pace. The alliance, which was forged by Germany, France, Italy and the Netherlands to speed up production of a vaccine, is set to take delivery … Continue reading Covid-19 vaccine ready by December 2020

Covid-19: Pope intervenes to save workers in Rome from hardship

Covid-19: Pope intervenes to save workers in Rome from hardship

With so many people left unemployed or in a precarious position because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Pope Francis launched a fund aimed specifically at helping people in Rome struggling economically in the wake of the crisis. “This fund is meant to be a sign that can urge people of goodwill to offer a concrete gesture … Continue reading Covid-19: Pope intervenes to save workers in Rome from hardship

Australians defy covid:19 in mass anti-racism rallies

Australians defy covid:19 in mass anti-racism rallies

Tens of thousands of people have protested across Australia in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. Rallies were held despite warnings from officials over the coronavirus. A ban in Sydney was lifted only at the last minute and some organisers have been fined for breaking health rules. The marches were inspired by the death … Continue reading Australians defy covid:19 in mass anti-racism rallies