Thousands in Paris protest racial injustice as George Floyd killing resonates beyond US

Riot police fired tear gas Tuesday as scattered protesters in Paris pelted them with debris and set fires during an unauthorized demonstration against racial injustice and heavy-handed police tactics. Several thousand people had previously rallied peacefully for two hours at the main Paris courthouse as global outrage over what happened to George Floyd in the United … Continue reading Thousands in Paris protest racial injustice as George Floyd killing resonates beyond US

Covid-19: France records more than 100 new deaths as country’s lockdown eases

France's Covid-19 death toll rose by more than 100 for the first time in 13 days on Tuesday, as the country enacts a new easing of lockdown measures. The French health ministry said that the number of fatalities had risen by 107, or 0.4 percent, to 28,940, the fifth-highest tally in the world. Technicians handling … Continue reading Covid-19: France records more than 100 new deaths as country’s lockdown eases

Boko Haram: 13 killed in Borno

BORNO, (DAILY POST) Thirteen people including a female suicide bomber were killed in several attacks across four local government councils of Borno in the northeast, Nigeria. The attacks, according to residents took place in Kwabula, Kondori, Ali Gambori in Askira-Uba, Konduga, and Nganzai Local Government Areas of Borno State. Informed sources told DAILY POST that, … Continue reading Boko Haram: 13 killed in Borno

Newcastle doctor warns of injury increase ahead of Premier League restart

London (AFP) Newcastle United's doctor warned on Tuesday that Premier League clubs are preparing for "a lot more injuries" as players return to full training ahead of this month's restart. UK government guidance has paved the way for teams to resume full-contact training, with the season set to resume on June 17 after being suspended … Continue reading Newcastle doctor warns of injury increase ahead of Premier League restart

Arc de Triomphe to get posthumous Christo wrap in 2021

Paris (AFP) Even after his death, artist Christo's dream project of wrapping up Paris' Arc de Triomphe in silvery-blue recyclable fabric will go ahead next year in line with his wishes, organisers said on Tuesday. From Paris's oldest bridge to Berlin's Reichstag, the Bulgarian-born artist spent decades wrapping landmarks and creating improbable structures around the … Continue reading Arc de Triomphe to get posthumous Christo wrap in 2021

UN donor nations pledge $1.35 billion in aid for war-ravaged, Covid-hit Yemen

International donors promised $1.35 billion in humanitarian aid to Yemen on Tuesday, United Nations aid chief Mark Lowcock told a pledging conference to help the war-torn country. UN chief Antonio Guterres Tuesday sought to raise $2.41 billion to support Yemen, ravaged by war and coronavirus, at a donor conference hosted by Saudi Arabia in the sixth … Continue reading UN donor nations pledge $1.35 billion in aid for war-ravaged, Covid-hit Yemen

Virus fears threaten Lyon’s famous ‘bouchons’

Lyon (AFP) For gastronomes worldwide, Lyon has long held pride of place in France's hierarchy of fine dining, but even as the city's beloved "bouchon" restaurants emerge from the coronavirus lockdown, many fear they might not survive the changes demanded in the coronavirus era. The tiny, cramped dining rooms known for jovial, rib-sticking feasts fuelled … Continue reading Virus fears threaten Lyon’s famous ‘bouchons’

Violence spreads in US as Trump faces anger for ordering force

Washington (AFP) Violence and looting spread early Tuesday to more US cities as President Donald Trump faced heated criticism for using force outside the White House to dispel peaceful demonstrators against racial injustice. Once-in-a-generation protests have brought a multiracial and overwhelmingly peaceful coalition into the streets for the past week but each night has descended … Continue reading Violence spreads in US as Trump faces anger for ordering force

Anti-Putin shaman forced into mental asylum in Siberia

Moscow (AFP) A Russian court on Tuesday committed to a mental asylum a Siberian shaman critical of Vladimir Putin, a move rights groups condemned as a repressive move to silence a dissenter. Alexander Gabyshev, a self-styled shaman from Yakutsk, northern Siberia, last year set out to walk from his home to the Kremlin to "banish" … Continue reading Anti-Putin shaman forced into mental asylum in Siberia

‘Blackout Tuesday’ posts draw support, skepticism in music industry

New York (AFP) A work stoppage campaign started by the music industry in solidarity with anti-racism protests has bloomed into a social media phenomenon featuring posts of black squares accompanied by somber messages and campaign hashtags. Music executives Jamila Thomas and Brianna Agyemang hatched the idea to pause business as usual on Tuesday, June 2, … Continue reading ‘Blackout Tuesday’ posts draw support, skepticism in music industry

Spain eyes new tax to rubbish plastic packaging

Madrid (AFP) The Spanish government on Tuesday proposed new legislation on rubbish that seeks to dramatically reduce single-use plastic packaging, notably by taxing it. The move specifically aims to reduce the plastic cups and bottles used in the fast food and take-away sectors. The move specifically aims to reduce the plastic cups and bottles used … Continue reading Spain eyes new tax to rubbish plastic packaging

England confirm West Indies Test series in July

London (AFP) England will play three Tests at home against the West Indies in July, subject to government clearance, the England and Wales Cricket Board announced on Tuesday. The first Test will take place at Southampton's Ageas Bowl from July 8-12, with the second and third Tests at Emirates Old Trafford in Manchester on July … Continue reading England confirm West Indies Test series in July