Joshua knee brace at protest march ‘precautionary’

London (AFP) World heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua wore a knee brace as "a precautionary measure" while taking part in a Black Lives Matter march in the British boxer's hometown of Watford on Saturday. Joshua, the reigning WBA, IBF and WBO title-holder, felt a "slight twinge" in his left knee in a training session earlier this … Continue reading Joshua knee brace at protest march ‘precautionary’

Israelis rally against West Bank annexation plan

Tel Aviv (AFP) Thousands of Israelis rallied in Tel Aviv Saturday night against the government's plans to annex parts of the occupied West Bank, an AFP reporter said. Demonstrators waved Israeli and Palestinians flags and held placards against the occupation of the West Bank and the possible annexation of parts of it, in a rally … Continue reading Israelis rally against West Bank annexation plan

Sancho needs to be ‘more grown up’, says Dortmund teammate Can after haircut row

Berlin (AFP) Borussia Dortmund midfielder Emre Can called on team mate Jadon Sancho to be "more grown up" on Saturday, after the England winger was involved in an off-field bust-up over a haircut. "Jadon is a great guy, but he needs to be a bit cleverer with certain things," Can told Sky after the two … Continue reading Sancho needs to be ‘more grown up’, says Dortmund teammate Can after haircut row

British anti-racism protesters clash with mounted police

LONDON (REUTERS) - British anti-racism protesters briefly clashed with mounted police on Saturday (June 5) after thousands gathered in central London to voice their anger at police brutality after the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. After a largely peaceful day, small numbers of protesters near Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Downing Street residence threw bottles … Continue reading British anti-racism protesters clash with mounted police

‘Am I going to get shot?’ kids ask, as brands try to explain racism and violence to children

NEW YORK (REUTERS) - For eight minutes and 46 seconds - the time it took George Floyd, an unarmed black man, to die at the hands of Minneapolis police - cable TV kids channel Nickelodeon's screen went black on Tuesday to sounds of inhaling and exhaling, as white text flashed "I can't breathe." The Pokemon … Continue reading ‘Am I going to get shot?’ kids ask, as brands try to explain racism and violence to children

Britain’s Banksy depicts US flag on fire in George Floyd tribute

Published3 hours ago LONDON (REUTERS) - Reclusive British street artist Banksy published a new artwork online on Saturday (June 6) which depicts the United States flag being set alight by a candle that forms part of a memorial to an anonymous, black, silhouetted figure. The artwork appeared as thousands of people gathered in London and … Continue reading Britain’s Banksy depicts US flag on fire in George Floyd tribute

US accuses China of using George Floyd death for propaganda

WASHINGTON (AFP) - The United States on Saturday (June 6) accused China of using the unrest triggered by the death of Mr George Floyd in police custody to justify denying its own people basic human rights. "As with dictatorships throughout history, no lie is too obscene, so long as it serves the Party's lust for power," Secretary … Continue reading US accuses China of using George Floyd death for propaganda

Leipzig pour cold water on Werner Chelsea talk

Berlin (AFP) RB Leipzig on Saturday cast doubt on news that Germany striker Timo Werner was closing in on a move to Chelsea, saying that the widely reported transfer was far from a done deal. "Timo Werner hasn't triggered the (release) clause (in his contract), and we haven't received a transfer contract from any club," … Continue reading Leipzig pour cold water on Werner Chelsea talk

Bayern close on Bundesliga title as Bundesliga steps up racism protests

Berlin (AFP) Bundesliga players wore black armbands and took the knee in displays of support for the Black Lives Matter protests on Saturday, as Bayern Munich kept title rivals Borussia Dortmund at bay with a ninth successive win. Bayern striker Robert Lewandowski scored his 30th league goal of the season as Bayern came from behind … Continue reading Bayern close on Bundesliga title as Bundesliga steps up racism protests

Virus forces scaled down D-Day commemoration in France

Vierville-sur-Mer (France) (AFP) The 76th commemoration of the World War II allied landing in France was cut to a strict minimum on Saturday owing to restrictions stemming from the coronavirus. Celebrations that normally draw big crowds were held without veterans and were intentionally "simple, sombre and strong" in the words of French junior armed forces … Continue reading Virus forces scaled down D-Day commemoration in France

Sex workers sharing food to survive during virus pandemic

Lima (AFP) Prevented by the lockdown over the coronavirus pandemic from earning a living, Peru's sex workers have had to organize soup kitchens supplied by food handouts to feed themselves and their children. "We have 70 meals we're going to make on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, because most of the girls work on the streets … Continue reading Sex workers sharing food to survive during virus pandemic

Wirtz becomes Bundesliga’s youngest scorer at 17 years and 34 days

Berlin (AFP) At just 17 years and 34 days old, Florian Wirtz on Saturday became the youngest goalscorer in Bundesliga history in Bayer Leverkusen's 4-2 defeat to champions Bayern Munich. Wirtz went into the record books when he curled the ball past Bayern keeper Manuel Neuer in the dying moments of the match. Record breaker: … Continue reading Wirtz becomes Bundesliga’s youngest scorer at 17 years and 34 days