Washington prepares for major protest as US officials move to rein in police

6 June 2020, 4:19 PM
Protesters are expected to gather in Washington for a huge demonstration on Saturday, its police chief said, as United States street marches over the killing of a black man in custody enter a 12th day and authorities move to rein in policing tactics.
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Trump judicial nominee calls it quits 19 December 2017, 6:57 AM

President Donald Trump's nominee for the federal court in Washington withdrew from consideration after a video that showed him admitting a lack of experience and ignorance of basic legal concepts went viral.

At least three dead as train derails over Washington state highway 19 December 2017, 6:54 AM

An Amtrak passenger train traveling on a new route for the first time derailed Monday in Washington state, killing at least three people as cars plunged off a bridge onto a busy highway at the height of morning rush hour, officials said.

US might cut contribution to the global fight against HIV & AIDS 18 December 2017, 2:36 PM

HIV and AIDS activists in the United States have warned its government to guard against complacency in the fight against HIV globally.

Fire and collapse in Mumbai shop kills 12 18 December 2017, 11:56 AM

Fire tore through a sweet shop in the Indian city of Mumbai before dawn Monday, sparking a building collapse which killed 12 sleeping workers, authorities said.

North Koreans mark the sixth anniversary of ex-leader Kim Jong Il’s death 18 December 2017, 10:37 AM

North Koreans commemorated the sixth anniversary of the late leader Kim Jong Il's death, on Sunday.

11 dead, 15 missing in Chile mudslide 18 December 2017, 7:36 AM

A mudslide that buried much of a village in southern Chile has killed 11 people while another 15 are still missing, authorities said Sunday.

U.N. to vote Monday on call for U.S. Jerusalem decision to be withdrawn 17 December 2017, 10:05 PM

The United Nations Security Council is due to vote on Monday on a draft resolution calling for the withdrawal of U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, diplomats said, a move likely to face a Washington veto. The one-page Egyptian-drafted text, seen by Reuters, does not specifically mention the […]

U.S. Republicans confident tax bill will become law this week 17 December 2017, 7:51 PM

Top U.S. Republicans said they expected Congress to pass a tax code overhaul this week, with a Senate vote as early as Tuesday and President Donald Trump aiming to sign the bill by week’s end. John Cornyn, the No. 2 U.S. Senate Republican, said in an interview on ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday that he […]

Interior of Church show destruction after suicide bomb attack 17 December 2017, 3:37 PM

Two suicide bombers attacked a packed Catholic church in south-western Pakistan on Sunday (December 17), killing at least eight people and wounding up to 45 before one of them blew himself up and police killed the other, officials said.

Winds fuel California wildfire 17 December 2017, 8:22 AM

A raging California wildfire on Saturday (December 16) became the state's third-largest on record, with more devastation possible from resurgence of the harsh winds that have fuelled the deadly blaze since the beginning of December.

Palestinian billionaire Masri detained in Saudi Arabia – sources 16 December 2017, 8:39 PM

Sabih al-Masri, Jordan’s most influential businessman and the chairman of its largest lender Arab Bank, was detained in Saudi Arabia for questioning after a business trip to Riyadh, family sources and friends said on Saturday. Masri’s detention, which follows the biggest purge of the Saudi kingdom’s affluent elite in its modern history, has sent shockwaves […]

Thousands of Romanians mourn former king Michael 16 December 2017, 5:10 PM

Thousands of Romanians lined the streets of Bucharest on Saturday for the funeral of the country’s former king Michael, one of the last surviving World War Two European heads of state. Born in 1921, Michael ruled Romania twice, switched its alliance away from Nazi Germany to the Allied side during the war and was subsequently […]

Crews wary as gusty winds stoke huge California wildfire 16 December 2017, 7:18 AM

Crews battled shifting winds and difficult terrain on Friday to stop a mammoth wildfire that has burned for nearly two weeks along the scenic California coastline, killing a firefighter and destroying more than 720 homes.

Israeli troops kill 3 Palestinians, wound scores in protests over Jerusalem 15 December 2017, 6:16 PM

Israeli troops shot and wounded more than 40 Palestinians in Gaza and the occupied West Bank on Friday medical officials said, as protests over U.S.

EU launches next phase of Brexit 15 December 2017, 4:14 PM

The European Union agreed on Friday to move talks forward with London on Britain’s exit from the bloc as leaders warmed to the British premier, but there was little clarity on trade, as well as on some issues already discussed.

French and Polish leaders meet during Euro Summit 15 December 2017, 11:45 AM

French President Emmanuel Macron and new Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki held a bilateral meeting on Friday during a EU leaders summit in Brussels. Mateusz Morawiecki, who took over as Poland’s premier this week, said on Thursday that he expected the European Commission to launch an unprecedented punishment procedure against Warsaw next week after months […]

Putin, Trump discuss N Korea in phone call 15 December 2017, 7:02 AM

Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump discussed the crisis over North Korea's nuclear program in a phone call Thursday, in which the US president took the unusual step of thanking his Russian counterpart for praising America's economy.

May tells EU Brexit on track despite vote disappointment 14 December 2017, 6:36 PM

British Prime Minister Theresa May sought to brush off a humiliating parliamentary defeat as she arrived at a Brussels summit on Thursday, insisting Brexit was on track.

EU’s new eastern leaders stick to guns on refugees 14 December 2017, 3:27 PM

The new prime ministers of Poland and the Czech Republic vowed not to give any ground on the divisive issue of hosting refugees as they arrived in Brussels on Thursday for their first summit of European Union leaders.

British PM’s Brexit defeat looms over EU summit 14 December 2017, 5:42 AM

British Prime Minister Theresa May heads to a Brussels summit Thursday reeling from a parliamentary defeat over Brexit that threatens to undermine her just as EU leaders back the opening of trade talks.

Palestinian President says America has lost capability as a broker in Middle East peace talks 13 December 2017, 8:43 PM

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has told Muslim leaders on Wednesday that the United States of America’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital was a crime.

Kouwenhoven’s arrest may have been premature 13 December 2017, 8:02 PM

Laywers for convicted Dutch weapons smuggler, Guus Kouwenhoven, say his arrest in Cape Town last week may have been premature.

Israeli undercover unit breaks up Palestinian protest 13 December 2017, 6:29 PM

An Israeli undercover unit infiltrated a Palestinian protest on the outskirts of Ramallah on Wednesday before dispersing it by firing into the air.

EU pushes to curb Africa migration more 13 December 2017, 6:52 AM

European Union leaders will discuss how to further curb immigration from across the Mediterranean over dinner on Thursday but are as divided as ever on how to take care of refugees who still make it to Europe.

US slaps terror charges on accused Times Square bomber 13 December 2017, 6:41 AM

US prosecutors on Tuesday brought federal charges against the suspect in Monday's attempted suicide bombing in one of New York City's busiest commuter hubs, accusing him of supporting a foreign terrorist organization.

ICC prosecutor’s resolve on Darfur unshakable 13 December 2017, 6:25 AM

The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court says the resolve of her office is unshakable and that they will continue in their efforts to bring those responsible for crimes in Sudan’s Darfur region to justice.

Democrat wins US Senate seat in Alabama setback for Trump 13 December 2017, 5:59 AM

Democrat Doug Jones won Alabama's election for the U.S. Senate on Tuesday, scoring an upset victory in a deeply conservative state against a Republican candidate who was backed by President Donald Trump, U.S. media said.

Serbia is emerging gracefully from decades of war & conflict 12 December 2017, 5:53 PM

The South Eastern European country of Serbia is fastly becoming the economic powerhouse in the Balkan region, 17 years after the violent overthrow of former president Slobodan Milosevic.

Universal equal human rights not yet achieved: UN 12 December 2017, 1:08 PM

The recognition of the inherent dignity and equal rights of human beings is still far from universal. That was the message from the UN Secretary General at an event to mark the 70th anniversary since the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Thulsie terrorist case back in court 12 December 2017, 8:18 AM

Brandon-Lee and Tony-Lee Thulsie are Tuesday morning expected to appear in the High Court in Johannesburg for their pre-trial hearing.