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Former officer charged in Brooks’ death

17 June 2020

ATLANTA – The death of the 27-year-old Brooks – another in a long line of African-Americans killed by police – further heightened racial concerns in the United States at a time of national soul-searching over racism and police brutality. Read More


More than 600 000 lose jobs in UK during lockdown

17 June 2020

LONDON – The number of people on British employers’ payrolls fell by more than 600 000 in April and May as the coronavirus lockdown hit the labour market, and vacancies plunged by the most on record, data showed on Tuesday. Read More


Trial drug could be life saver

17 June 2020

London - A cheap and widely available drug can help save the lives of patients seriously ill with novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Read More


Officer who shot man in US had reprimand for use of force

16 June 2020

Atlanta - The former Atlanta police officer who shot and killed Rayshard Brooks last week was previously reprimanded for use of force involving a firearm, according to records released to Reuters by the city’s police department on Tuesday. Read More


NYPD reform 'seismic'

16 June 2020

NEW YORK - The New York Police Department (NYPD) is disbanding its aggressive anti-crime unit, a move aimed at turning alienated residents into crime-stopping allies, part of a nationwide push for policing reforms following the killing of George Floyd. Read More


Landmark ruling in US for LGBT workers

16 June 2020

WASHINGTON - The United States Supreme Court on Monday delivered a watershed victory for LGBT rights and a defeat for President Donald Trump’s administration by ruling that a longstanding federal law barring workplace discrimination protects gay and transgender employees.... Read More


Trump to sign executive order

16 June 2020

WASHINGTON – United States President Donald Trump will sign an executive order on Tuesday that will seek to improve how police officers treat African Americans and others by improving credentialing, training and mental health resources, administration officials said.... Read More


Black people in France facing racism

15 June 2020

ROUEN - A tear rolled down Mathilla Diagana’s cheek as she sat in her student dormitory room in the northern French city of Rouen and watched an online video of a Minneapolis police officer kneeling on the neck of George Floyd. Read More


Online editor found guilty of libel

15 June 2020

MANILA - The head of a Philippine news website known for its tough scrutiny of President Rodrigo Duterte faces up to six years in jail after being found guilty of libel by a Manila court, in what is being seen as a blow to media freedom in the country. Read More


Britain's PM to launch commission on racism

15 June 2020

LONDON - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said a cross-government commission would examine racism and the disparities experienced by minority ethnic groups in education, health and the criminal justice system following Black Lives Matter protests. Read More


Blood clots focus of COVID-19 drug treatment trial

15 June 2020

LONDON - Scientists are to test whether an experimental drug can prevent potentially deadly blood clots associated with novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Read More


Beijing moves to curb fresh coronavirus outbreak

14 June 2020

BEIJING - After weeks with almost no new coronavirus (COVID-19) infections, Beijing has recorded dozens of new cases in recent days, all linked to a major wholesale food market, raising concerns about a resurgence of the disease. Read More


Germany submits energy plan to EU

14 June 2020

Germany submitted its ten-year energy and climate plan to the European Union (EU) on Thursday, six months after the deadline to do so, lending long-awaited support to the European Commission’s plan to design a tougher 2030 emissions goal for the bloc. Read More


Chief resigns after man is killed by Atlanta police

14 June 2020

Atlanta, GA – Atlanta’s police chief resigned on Saturday, the city’s mayor said, as protesters took to the streets hours after the fatal shooting by police of a black man who had fallen asleep in his car at a Wendy’s fast-food restaurant drive-thru line. Read More


Counter-protester carried to safety

13 June 2020

LONDON – A man identified by the crowd as a far-right protester was carried to safety by a Black Lives Matter protester on Saturday as animosity was briefly set aside on a day of clashes in London between police and rival groups. Read More


Police, protesters clash in London

13 June 2020

LONDON - Police were pelted with bottles during confrontations with demonstrators in London, where hundreds gathered despite warnings to avoid protests. Read More


Policing with a 'human touch'

13 June 2020

CAMDEN - Zsakhiem James, a police captain in Camden, New Jersey - once considered the most dangerous city in the United States - sees every encounter with a resident as an opportunity to build “social currency” to prevent or solve a future crime. Read More


WHO: The Americas hard hit by virus

13 June 2020

ZURICH/GENEVA - The Americas are bearing the brunt of the global coronavirus pandemic at present, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday, with North and South America currently having four of the 10 worst hit countries in the world. Read More


Risk of increased child labour

12 June 2020

NEW YORK/GENEVA – Millions more children risk being pushed into child labour as a result of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, which could lead to the first rise in child labour after 20 years of progress, according to a new brief from the International Labour... Read More


Global concern over increase in COVID-19 cases

12 June 2020

LONDON - Fears of a second wave of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) infections grew on Friday with a record daily increase in India, warnings against complacency in Europe and word from half a dozen American states that their hospital beds were filling up fast. Read More


North Korea sees little point in ties with US

12 June 2020

United States policies prove Washington remains a long-term threat to the North Korean state and its people and North Korea will develop more reliable military forces to counter that threat, Foreign Minister Ri Son Gwon said in a statement carried by state news agency... Read More


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