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The 1898 Wilmington Massacre Is an Essential Lesson in How State Violence Has Targeted Black Americans
The 1898 Wilmington Massacre Is an Essential Lesson in How State Violence Has Targeted Black Americans

A coup by white supremacists in 1898 is a vital and sadly enduring lesson in how the state has long used violence against Black Americans.

Judge Blocks Trump Admin. Rule on Third-Country Asylum Seekers
Judge Blocks Trump Admin. Rule on Third-Country Asylum Seekers

A federal judge has overturned a Trump administration policy mandating that asylum seekers first apply for asylum in countries they pass through on their way to the U.S.-Mexico border.The policy was aimed at deterring illegal immigration from Central American countries including Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador.U.S. District Judge Timothy J. Kelly of Washington, D.C., a Trump appointee, said that the administration violated the Administrative Procedure Act when adopting the policy. The APA requires that the federal government allow time for Americans to weigh in on certain proposed federal policy changes."There are many circumstances in which courts appropriately defer to the...

Government may not be able to
Government may not be able to 'rely' on Huawei for 5G due to US sanctions, minister admits

The UK Government may not be able to "rely" on Huawei for 5G due to US sanctions, a minister has admitted. Oliver Dowden, the Culture Secretary, conceded that there was a "further specific issue with Huawei" when it came to America. "Given that the US government has imposed sanctions on Huawei, given that those are focused on 5G, we do need to fully understand those and how much that impacts on how much we can rely on Huawei equipment in the system, given that it is subject to restraints from sanctions," he told Tuesday's Defence Sub Committee. When asked by Tobias Ellwood, the committee's chairman, if the "Americans are having an impact on your decision making?" Mr Dowden said...

EU summons Venezuela envoy in response to expulsion order
EU summons Venezuela envoy in response to expulsion order

The European Union's top diplomat said Tuesday that the bloc will summon Venezuela's ambassador over the South American country's decision to expel the EU envoy in Caracas, insisting all options "are on the table." Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro on Monday ordered the EU ambassador to leave the country following stiff financial measures imposed by the 27-nation bloc against 11 Venezuelans, including Luis Parra, who heads a National Assembly rival to the one headed by opposition leader Juan Guaidó. Maduro gave the ambassador 72 hours to leave Venezuela.

Vietnam ratifies significant trade deal with European Union

Vietnam on Monday ratified a significant trade deal with the European Union, which is expected to boost the country's manufacturing sector and exports, as it recovers from a dip caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The deal was signed in Hanoi last June and was ratified by the European Parliament in

Australia says China unresponsive to its pleas to ease tensions

Australia said on Monday China remains unresponsive to its weeks-long pleas to ease tensions between the two trading partners that escalated after Canberra called for an international enquiry into the origins of the novel coronavirus. Australia has insisted the call for an independent investigation

AG Barr says pepper spray
AG Barr says pepper spray 'is not a chemical irritant.' But the company that makes pepper-spraying balls says otherwise.

According to PepperBall company, their products contain "a proprietary chemical irritant that's proven more effective from even greater distances."

Amid pandemic, Iran doubles down on social media
Amid pandemic, Iran doubles down on social media 'modesty,' arrests hundreds

As authorities in Iran crack down on social media users, young people are mired not only in a pandemic but also a growing cultural battle.

Why Pakistan Risked Everything To Build Nuclear Weapons
Why Pakistan Risked Everything To Build Nuclear Weapons

Pakistan has a difficult security environment.

Indian troops kill 5 rebels in Kashmir fighting

Government forces killed at least five rebels during a gunbattle in disputed Kashmir on Sunday, sparking violent anti-India protests by residents, the Indian army and locals said. Army soldiers and counterinsurgency police surrounded a village in the southern Shopian area early Sunday following a tip

Small business owner: The looters who broke into my store weren
Small business owner: The looters who broke into my store weren't protesting Floyd death

My heart goes out to all those who haven't had a fair shake and are victims of violence. But I'm delighted the National Guard is in Washington.

Column: Trump finds an unexpected center of resistance: the Pentagon
Column: Trump finds an unexpected center of resistance: the Pentagon

What we're seeing is a quiet revolt - and a warning to Trump that he can't count on his generals if he issues orders they find profoundly wrong.

Man who sheltered protesters from police says he saw "horrific use of force"
Man who sheltered protesters from police says he saw "horrific use of force"

Rahul Dubey sheltered more than 70 protesters in his Washington, D.C., home Monday night as police were enforcing curfew. "It was unfathomable," Rahul Dubey said of the police violence he saw used against peaceful protesters outside his home.

Protests over police abuses spread to Mexico City, stones thrown at U.S. embassy
Protests over police abuses spread to Mexico City, stones thrown at U.S. embassy

Masked men and women protesting police abuses vandalized buildings and threw stones at the U.S. embassy in Mexico City on Friday as Mexican state authorities arrested three officers in a bid to quell anger over the death of a man in police custody. Protesters have been demanding that authorities be held accountable over the death of Giovanni Lopez, who died in police custody in the western state of Jalisco last month. Jalisco Attorney General Gerardo Solis said authorities had arrested three police officers over the death of Lopez, a construction worker.

California again extends major contract for protective masks

California is giving a Chinese manufacturer it contracted with for hundreds of millions of protective masks one more week to get federal certification after the company twice missed the deadline. California signed a nearly $1 billion contract in April with BYD, a Chinese company with Los Angeles-area

WHO changes COVID-19 mask guidance
WHO changes COVID-19 mask guidance

The agency previously had recommended that only health care workers, people with COVID-19 and their caregivers wear medical masks.

CDC: People are calling poison control after rubbing themselves and their food with bleach to prevent the coronavirus
CDC: People are calling poison control after rubbing themselves and their food with bleach to prevent the coronavirus

One third of CDC survey respondents engaged in unsafe cleaning practices, like using bleach to clean food.

Qatar
Qatar's foreign minister says there is a new initiative to end Gulf crisis

Qatar's foreign minister said on Friday there is a new initiative to end the three-year-old Gulf crisis and that Qatar is open to negotiations, Qatar's Al Jazeera broadcaster reported on its twitter account. "We hope the initiative will produce results, we are open to dialogue and ready to meet each step forward with 10 steps from our side," Al Jazeera's tweet quoted foreign minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani.

Deception at D-Day: How Fake Armies, False Radio Traffic and Even Rubber Tanks Helped Fool Hitler
Deception at D-Day: How Fake Armies, False Radio Traffic and Even Rubber Tanks Helped Fool Hitler

On June 6, 1944, the Allies mounted the largest amphibious invasion in military history- it was D-Day and some 156,000 Allied soldiers landed in Normandy, France beginning the liberation of Western Europe. However, in the days and weeks that followed the German military - including their leader Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler - believed the landings at Normandy were merely a feint, a deception with the real invasion still to come at Pas de Calais.

Elon Musk called for the breakup of Amazon, escalating his fight with Jeff Bezos. Here
Elon Musk called for the breakup of Amazon, escalating his fight with Jeff Bezos. Here's a history of the Tesla billionaire's weirdest beefs.

Musk has got into spats and even long-running feuds with an eclectic bunch of people, often over his preferred medium of Twitter.

Marine Corps veteran hospitalized after police shot him with rubber bullet during George Floyd protest
Marine Corps veteran hospitalized after police shot him with rubber bullet during George Floyd protest

A Marine Corps veteran was sent to the hospital after Los Angeles police officers shot him and other protesters with rubber bullets in an effort to quell the unrest.

ECB gives euro zone fresh shot of stimulus
ECB gives euro zone fresh shot of stimulus

The ECB has given euro zone economies another massive jolt of stimulus. On Thursday (June 4) the region's central bank raised its planned bond purchases to 1.35 trillion euros - about 1.5 trillion dollars. The move exceeded market expectations, driving a rally for stocks and the euro. Bank chief Christine Lagarde said dramatic action was required: "The June euro systems staff macro economic projections see growth declining at an unprecedented pace in the second quarter of this year before rebounding again in the second half, crucially helped by the sizeable support from fiscal and monetary policy." The...

Trump says national guard
Trump says national guard 'cut through' protests 'like butter'

Peaceful protesters marched through the streets of Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, continuing to demonstrate against police brutality toward people of color. They did so in the face of a threat from the White House to send the military to quell unrest after some demonstrations devolved into looting. And similar scenes nationwide: In Oakland, protesters drummed and burned the Republican president in effigy. Marchers in Boston chanted "no justice, no peace." Their message echoed in the streets of Detroit, Portland, Oregon, Fort Worth and Memphis. Even the sandy beaches of Encinitas saw surfers riding the waves for the...

Sweden to ease travel curbs despite signs of rising coronavirus infections
Sweden to ease travel curbs despite signs of rising coronavirus infections

Sweden will ease restrictions on domestic travel from June 13, Prime Minister Stefan Lofven said on Thursday, despite signs that novel coronavirus infections are increasing in parts of the country. Sweden has not imposed a social lockdown, instead relying primarily on voluntary measures focused on social distancing and hygiene to check the spread of the virus. "If the curve showing the seriously ill turns up again, there will be new restrictions."

Minneapolis woman recalls run-in with officer charged in George Floyd killing:
Minneapolis woman recalls run-in with officer charged in George Floyd killing: 'I lived to complain'

The woman detained by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin in 2007 remembers being "dragged" away from her crying newborn and yelping dog. Chauvin was disciplined over the incident.

Uphill task for Taliban as virus spreads in militant bastions
Uphill task for Taliban as virus spreads in militant bastions

The Taliban boasted of their readiness to fight the deadly coronavirus when it first reached Afghanistan, but now the insurgents are struggling to curb its spread in their strongholds. For months, Habib Rahman, a resident of a Taliban-controlled area in the south of the country, has been unable to test whether his persistent cough is due to the virus. "I have a cough, fever and chest pain," said Rahman, 32, who owns a grocery store in Helmand province.

At least 39 injured in knife attack at China kindergarten

A school security guard injured at least 39 people in a knife attack at a kindergarten in southern China on Thursday morning, state media reported. The attack was an eerie throwback to deadly attacks at schools in China over past years that prompted security upgrades and that authorities have blamed

What you need to know about the coronavirus right now
What you need to know about the coronavirus right now

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson hosts a global vaccine summit on Thursday, urging nations to pledge funding for vaccinations against infectious diseases to help the poorest countries tackle the coronavirus crisis. China said 300 symptomless carriers of the novel coronavirus in Wuhan, the epicentre of the pandemic, had not been found to be infectious, in a bid to reassure people as countries ease restrictions. The World Health Organization defines asymptomatic cases as those who do not show symptoms but have been confirmed infected through a lab test, noting that there are few reports of truly asymptomatic cases.

Man killed by police in Vallejo had a hammer, not a gun
Man killed by police in Vallejo had a hammer, not a gun

At the time he was shot, Monterrosa was on his knees, the police chief said.


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