Category: World News

Satellite images suggest Chinese activity at Himalayan border with India before clash

SINGAPORE/NEW DELHI (Reuters) – In the days leading up to the most violent border clash between India and China in decades, China brought in pieces of machinery, cut a trail into a Himalayan mountainside and may have even dammed a river, satellite pictures suggest. The images, shot on Tuesday, a day after soldiers engaged in […]

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At least 13 killed in landslide in Ivory Coast's main city

ABIDJAN (Reuters) – A landslide on the outskirts of Ivory Coast’s main city of Abidjan in the early hours of Thursday caused by heavy rains killed at least 13 people, the defence minister said. The landslide occurred on the northern outskirts of Abidjan, where some neighbourhoods saw more than three times as much rain between […]

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Bank of England to remove any portraits of former governors linked to slave trade

LONDON (Reuters) – The Bank of England said on Thursday it would remove any portraits still on display within the 325-year-old central bank of former governors or directors with links to the slave trade. “As an institution, the Bank of England was never itself directly involved in the slave trade, but is aware of some inexcusable […]

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Mexico enlists F1 racetrack, military barracks to fight coronavirus

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico has repurposed a Formula One racetrack, converted a huge convention center and put hundreds of beds into military barracks to create new hospital space to ease the strain on its health system in the mounting coronavirus pandemic. Mexico’s coronavirus death toll has leapt 14-fold since President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador […]

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Belarus president's main rival detained in crackdown before election

MINSK (Reuters) – Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko’s main rival was detained on Thursday and accused of siphoning $430 million out of the country, in a widening crackdown on opponents before an Aug. 9 presidential election. Lukashenko has allowed little dissent in the former Soviet republic since coming to power in 1994 but faces the biggest […]

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Canada's Trudeau backs opposition leader kicked out of Parliament in racism row

OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Thursday backed the leader of an opposition party who was ejected from the House of Commons for branding a member of another party a racist and refusing to apologize. New Democratic Party head Jagmeet Singh, the first minority leader of a federal Canadian political party, had […]

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'Palestinian lives matter': Killing of autistic man by Israeli police draws George Floyd parallels

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – The killing of an autistic Palestinian by Israeli police has sparked protests by both Palestinians and Israelis, drawing comparisons with the death of African-American George Floyd in the United States. Iyad al-Halaq, 32, was on his way to volunteer at a special needs school in Jerusalem’s Old City on May 30 when […]

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London faces up to former role insuring Atlantic slave trade

LONDON (Reuters) – London is facing up to its role in insuring the slave trade as part of a sweeping global reassessment of history and racism. This reappraisal was triggered by the death of George Floyd, a black man who died after a Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes while […]

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U.S. offers $10 million reward for capture of former Colombian rebels

BOGOTA (Reuters) – The United States on Thursday said it was offering rewards of up to $10 million each for information leading to the arrest or conviction of two former leaders of Colombia’s FARC rebel group. Seuxis Hernandez and Luciano Marin, best known by their respective noms de guerre Jesus Santrich and Ivan Marquez, had […]

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Former White House aide Bolton says Trump not "fit" to be president

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Former top White House aide John Bolton delivered a damning indictment of his former boss, saying Donald Trump’s behavior in office and dealings with foreign leaders showed he was unfit to be president of the United States. “I don’t think he’s fit for office,” Bolton told ABC News in an interview aired […]

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