Global stocks rise despite protests, US-China tensions

New York (AFP) Global stock markets were firmer Monday, with Wall Street reversing opening losses and shrugging off unrest in many American cities following anti-racism protests and worsening US-China tensions. US cities braced Monday for more fury on the streets due to outrage at the killing of an unarmed black man, George Floyd, at the … Continue reading Global stocks rise despite protests, US-China tensions

Pandemic antibiotics surge will cause more deaths: WHO

Geneva (AFP) Increased antibiotics use in combating the COVID-19 pandemic will strengthen bacterial resistance and ultimately lead to more deaths during the crisis and beyond, the World Health Organization said Monday. WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said a "worrying number" of bacterial infections were becoming increasingly resistant to the medicines traditionally used to treat them. … Continue reading Pandemic antibiotics surge will cause more deaths: WHO

In Minneapolis, African refugees see American dream in tatters

Minneapolis (AFP) African refugees living in Minneapolis were already struggling with their "American dream" when George Floyd died in police custody. Now their dream is in tatters and they have joined their African American "brothers" in the streets to protest racism in their adopted homeland. A Somali-American man injured when protesters clashed with police during … Continue reading In Minneapolis, African refugees see American dream in tatters

Werner strikes as potent Leipzig win in Cologne to return to third

Berlin (AFP) RB Leipzig returned to third place in the Bundesliga with an entertaining 4-2 victory at Cologne on Monday. Jhon Cordoba claimed the early advantage for the home side but Leipzig scored four in 37 minutes, including Timo Werner's 31st in all competitions, to climb back above Borussia Moenchendgladbach and Bayer Leverkusen in the … Continue reading Werner strikes as potent Leipzig win in Cologne to return to third

Independent autopsy finds George Floyd died of asphyxiation

An autopsy commissioned for George Floyd’s family found that he died of asphyxiation due to neck and back compression when a Minneapolis police officer held his knee on Floyd's neck for almost nine minutes and ignored his cries of distress, the family’s attorneys said Monday. People react as Terrence Floyd, the brother of George Floyd, who … Continue reading Independent autopsy finds George Floyd died of asphyxiation

Protests in Amsterdam, Dublin over killing of black American

The Hague (AFP) Thousands of protesters rallied in the Dutch and Irish capitals on Monday against the death of a black man during an arrest by police in the United States. Defying coronavirus restrictions, demonstrators in both Amsterdam and Dublin carried signs saying "Black Lives Matter", referring to the death of George Floyd in Minnesota. … Continue reading Protests in Amsterdam, Dublin over killing of black American

US foes delight in criticizing US as protests flare

Washington (AFP) With US cities in flames over outrage about police brutality, nations that are usually on the receiving end of Washington's criticism on human rights are gleefully turning the tables. Condemnation of the US record on race came from China, which days earlier faced US counter-measures for tightening controls on Hong Kong, as well … Continue reading US foes delight in criticizing US as protests flare

Canada’s Trudeau rejects inviting Russia to G7 summit

Ottawa (AFP) Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Monday rejected Russia's participation in a coming summit of the G7 nations, despite host US President Donald Trump wanting to invite Moscow. "Russia was excluded from the G7 after it invaded Crimea a number of years ago," Trudeau told reporters. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Dave Chan … Continue reading Canada’s Trudeau rejects inviting Russia to G7 summit

Threat to national park, wetlands after India gas well blowout

Guwahati (India) (AFP) About 2,000 people have been evacuated from their homes as authorities struggle to control gas pouring from an exploded well near a popular ecotourism spot in northeastern India. The gas well in an oil field managed by state-owned Oil India Ltd blew out last Wednesday in Tinsukia district of Assam state, and … Continue reading Threat to national park, wetlands after India gas well blowout

Torino v Parma kick off Serie A return on June 20

Milan (AFP) Serie A will return after a three-month coronavirus-enforced absence on June 20 with Torino hosting Parma in the first of four postponed matches on the opening weekend, the Italian league confirmed on Monday. The championship will resume with fixtures which were called off when Italian sports was suspended on March 9 because of … Continue reading Torino v Parma kick off Serie A return on June 20

Storm Amanda leaves at least 18 dead in Central America

San Salvador (AFP) Emergency workers were searching for seven people still missing Monday as El Salvador and its Central American neighbors picked through the destruction after the first named Pacific storm of the year left at least 18 people dead. Rescue teams were trying to locate the missing in floodwaters caused by torrential rain and … Continue reading Storm Amanda leaves at least 18 dead in Central America

Bangladesh arrests alleged human traffic chief after Libya killings

Dhaka (AFP) A Bangladeshi who allegedly heads an international human trafficking gang was arrested Monday, police said, after the retaliatory killing of 30 migrants following the murder of a smuggler in Libya. About 26 Bangladeshis and four Africans were killed in the North African nation by family members of the 30-year-old Libyan smuggler after "clandestine … Continue reading Bangladesh arrests alleged human traffic chief after Libya killings