From small towns to cities, US sees biggest rallies yet for racial justice

Published26 min agoUpdated5 sec ago WASHINGTON/LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) - A relaxed confidence infused a new round of street protests in New York and other major cities on Sunday (June 7), a day after some of the largest demonstrations since the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody unfolded with no major violence. The near-festive … Continue reading From small towns to cities, US sees biggest rallies yet for racial justice

Democrat Joe Biden to meet George Floyd’s family

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - Democratic US presidential candidate Joe Biden will travel to Houston on Monday (June 8) and meet with the family of George Floyd, two weeks after Floyd's death in police custody triggered nationwide protests over racial injustice, aides said. Biden is expected to offer his sympathies to Floyd's relatives and record a video … Continue reading Democrat Joe Biden to meet George Floyd’s family

European cities join global wave of anti-racism protests

MADRID (AFP) – Chanting for justice, protesters rallied in European cities on Sunday (June 7), joining a wave of demonstrations sparked by the death of African American George Floyd at the hands of US police. A video of the incident with Floyd pleading for his life in Minneapolis as a white police officer knelt on his … Continue reading European cities join global wave of anti-racism protests

Black Lives Matter protesters topple statue of British slave trader in Bristol

British protesters tore down the statue of a renowned slave trader Sunday and threw it in the harbour on the second day of weekend protests against George Floyd’s death. Footage shot by a witness showed a few dozen people tie a rope around the neck of Edward Colston’s statue and bring it to the ground … Continue reading Black Lives Matter protesters topple statue of British slave trader in Bristol

Brazilians hold rival rallies for and against president

Sao Paulo (AFP) Brazilians took to the streets in Sao Paulo and Brasilia for rival demonstrations on Sunday for and against President Jair Bolsonaro, who has been widely criticized over his response to the coronavirus pandemic. Hundreds of people banging drums and setting off flares marched through the capital to denounce the far-right president. Many … Continue reading Brazilians hold rival rallies for and against president

More than 16,000 displaced in latest Libya fighting: UN

More than 16,000 Libyans have been displaced during recent battles that saw forces of the UN-recognised government wrest back control of western Libya from strongman Khalifa Haftar, the UN said Sunday. The UN mission in Libya (UNSMIL) said in a statement it was “alarmed by the harm inflicted on the civilian population by the continuing cycle of violence in … Continue reading More than 16,000 displaced in latest Libya fighting: UN

UK slave trader’s statue toppled in anti-racism protests

London (AFP) British protesters tore down the statue of a renowned slave trader Sunday and threw it in the harbour on the second day of weekend protests against George Floyd's death. Footage shot by a witness showed a few dozen people tie a rope around the neck of Edward Colston's statue and bring it to … Continue reading UK slave trader’s statue toppled in anti-racism protests

Standing room only as Olympiakos close in on 45th Greek title

Athens (AFP) Olympiakos closed in on a 45th Greek league title on Sunday with a 1-0 win at closest rivals PAOK Salonika, even if fans had to climb onto nearby rooftops to watch the game. As the Greek Super League emerged from a three-month coronavirus shutdown, Olympiakos opened up a 17-point lead with nine games … Continue reading Standing room only as Olympiakos close in on 45th Greek title

Werder slip towards drop, Union eye safety as teams take knee for Floyd

Berlin (AFP) Werder Bremen were staring at relegation from the Bundesliga on Sunday after a 1-0 home defeat to Wolfsburg, while Union Berlin edged towards safety on a day that featured a renewed show of solidarity with the global protests sparked by the death of George Floyd. Wout Weghorst headed home the decisive goal for … Continue reading Werder slip towards drop, Union eye safety as teams take knee for Floyd

Mayer beats rival decathletes in long-distance challenge

Paris (AFP) World record holder Kevin Mayer came out on top as three of the world's top decathletes resumed international competition on Sunday without leaving their training facilities. Mayer, German Niklas Kaul and Estonian Maicel Uibo followed the lead of pole vaulters in May by adding another innovative live-streamed event to the depleted track and … Continue reading Mayer beats rival decathletes in long-distance challenge

India sends ‘man-eater’ tiger to lifetime in captivity

New Delhi (AFP) A tiger blamed for killing three people will spend the rest of its life in captivity, Indian officials said Sunday, saying the big cat was "too dangerous" to be allowed to roam free. The five-year-old male predator, also blamed for attacking cattle, had embarked on a trek more than 500 kilometres (310 … Continue reading India sends ‘man-eater’ tiger to lifetime in captivity

Global virus death toll passes 400,000

Paris (AFP) The coronavirus pandemic has killed 400,000 people since it emerged in China late last year, according to an AFP tally of official sources at 1430 GMT on Sunday. A total of 400,052 deaths have now been recorded -- a figure that has doubled in the past month and a half. The sharp rise … Continue reading Global virus death toll passes 400,000