- 2020-06-24 20:11:15Z
Former governor of Arkansas and ordained minister, Mike Huckabee, reacts to a Black Lives Matter activist's call to take down all images of "white" Jesus.
Construction of Austria's first public monument naming all the country's Holocaust victims began on Monday, a further step by Adolf Hitler's native land towards confronting an issue it has long struggled with. For decades after World War Two, Austria denied responsibility for crimes committed by the Nazis, arguing that it was their first victim despite the enthusiasm with which many citizens had welcomed annexation by Hitler's Germany in 1938. Vienna had none.
The last few months have been turbulent for fashion-just as it has been for all businesses. Apparel and retail, which employs nearly 16 million people, was hit particularly hard as brick-and-mortar stores had to shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic. Black-owned businesses were hit particularly hard by coronavirus. Over 40 percent of Black-owned businesses reported they weren't working in April compared to 14 percent of white-owned businesses. These Black Fashion Professionals Want to Talk to the CFDA. The CFDA Won't Talk to Them.In the wake of the protests across the country following the killing of George Floyd, companies are also reassessing how to make better progress on...
Mitt Romney's vote to remove Trump from office and his participation in a Black Lives Matter protest do not mean he deserves an apology for how he was treated in 2012.
A bomb exploded Friday inside a mosque in western Kabul, killing at least four people, including the prayer leader, and wounding eight, an Afghan government official said. The Taliban issued a statement condemning the attack and calling the death of the prayer leader a "great crime." Azizullah Mofleh Frotan was among the city's more prominent prayer leaders.
The president, who has struggled to provide any policy responses to George Floyd's death, said the order would ensure police meet "current professional standards for the use of force" but did not offer details.
Russia said on Thursday (June 11) it had charged the mayor of the remote Arctic city of Norilsk with criminal negligence over what investigators said was his bungled response to last month's fuel spill. Around 21,000 tonnes of diesel leaked into rivers and subsoil on May 29 from a power station in Norilsk. Greenpeace has compared the incident to the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill off Alaska. Russia's Investigative Committee handles probes into major crimes and said mayor Rinat Akhmetchin failed to coordinate and organize emergency measures, to contain and control fallout from the spill. Committee spokeswoman Svetlana Petrenko....
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The organiser of Hong Kong's annual vigil for the victims of China's deadly Tiananmen crackdown told AFP Thursday his Zoom account was suspended after trying to host an online discussion about Beijing's global influence. Lee Cheuk-yan, chairman of the Hong Kong Alliance, told AFP he has been locked out of Zoom since May 22 when his group tried to host an online discussion on China's influence around the world.
Zimbabwe's National Security Council (NSC) in a maiden news conference on Wednesday accused allies of the late former leader Robert Mugabe and some opposition officials of peddling rumours of an impending military coup and said the country was stable. Zimbabwe's worst economic crisis in more than a decade and rising public anger have stoked concern the military, which ended Mugabe's more than three-decades rule in November 2017, might step in again. The NSC is chaired by President Emmerson Mnangagwa and its members include security ministers and military chiefs, who were present at Wednesday's media briefing.
Hundreds of handbags belonging to Malaysia's scandal-plagued former first lady have suffered serious damage after being seized by police, a lawyer grumbled Wednesday -- prompting mockery from graft-weary citizens. Rosmah Mansor became a lightning rod for public anger during the rule of her husband, prime minister Najib Razak, who was accused of plundering state coffers. In raids on properties linked to the pair, police seized more than 500 top-range handbags and over 12,000 pieces of jewellery allegedly purchased using stolen public money.
Compounding the hardships of the coronavirus, some nursing homes have demanded that low-income residents turn over their $1,200 economic stimulus checks, a cash grab lawmakers want to halt. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Ron Wyden, D-Ore., called on the Health and Human Services inspector general's office to issue a warning to nursing homes and assisted living facilities that such practices are "improper and unlawful." In the House, Reps. Richard Neal, D-Mass., and Frank Pallone, D-N.J., asked the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to spell out to nursing homes that the relief money from Congress is not considered income that facilities can legally claim to defray the cost of care.
Russia and China have started making the case at the United Nations against Washington's claim that it can trigger a return of all sanctions on Iran at the Security Council, with Moscow invoking a 50-year-old international legal opinion to argue against the move. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and the Chinese government's top diplomat, Wang Yi, both wrote to the 15-member council and U.N. chief Antonio Guterres as the United States threatens to spark a so-called sanctions snapback under the Iran nuclear deal, even though Washington quit the accord in 2018.