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Belgium's King Leopold II Statue Brought Down Following Black Lives Matter Protests

Belgium's King Leopold II Statue Brought Down Following Black Lives Matter Protests The statue has always been controversial in the city, given Leopold's brutal treatment of people he ruled in the Congo Free State, now the Democratic Republic of Congo. In fiction, the Belgian Congo provided the backdrop for Heart of Darkness, Joseph Conrad's classic novel on colonial exploitation. Several streets, squares and parks honor him across the country and many Belgians believe he shoul... [Full Article...]

China alerts students to risks of studying in Australia

China alerts students to risks of studying in Australia In the statement, the Education Ministry reminded " overseas students to conduct a good risk assessment and be cautious about choosing to go to Australia or return to Australia to study ". According to reporting in Reuters , Australia says the China remains unresponsive to its weeks-long pleas to ease tensions between the two trading partners. [Full Article...]

Trump Announces Next Campaign Rally for June 19 in Tulsa, Oklahoma

Trump Announces Next Campaign Rally for June 19 in Tulsa, Oklahoma He said his first rally is expected for June 19 and that others would follow in Florida, Texas and Arizona. "It's been an wonderful thing to behold". The president also confirmed that he would attend the graduation ceremony on Saturday at West Point. [Full Article...]

Air Force Gen. Charles Brown becomes first African American service chief

Air Force Gen. Charles Brown becomes first African American service chief Brown, a decorated general who is now the commander of the Pacific Air Forces and oversees more than 46,000 Airmen serving mainly in Alaska, Guam, Hawaii, Japan and Korea, according to his Air Force biography . "I'm thinking about living in two worlds, each with their own perspective and views". Those feelings of being an outsider didn't end in the Air Force though, he said, as he often found him... [Full Article...]

Libya's Sharara oilfield declares force majeure after new shutdown

Libya's Sharara oilfield declares force majeure after new shutdown Sharara oilfield in Libya is one of the largest in the country. The National Oil Corporation had hoped that output at the field would have returned to normal within 90 days. NOC declared force majeure on Tuesday but did not immediately comment on whether production subsequently resumed. Production at Sharara, which previously had an output of around 300,000 barrels per day, had been resuming g... [Full Article...]

Fired watchdog says State Department aware of probes

Fired watchdog says State Department aware of probes In response, Undersecretary for Management Brian Bulatao said in a letter last week to Foreign Affairs Chairman Eliot L. Engel (D-N.Y.) that Linick's dismissal was the president's prerogative and that "it is hard to understand why the Foreign Affairs Committee believes this action would warrant the time or resources contemplated by the Committee's several requests for transcribed interviews of D... [Full Article...]

We will not rename military bases that honor Confederate leaders

We will not rename military bases that honor Confederate leaders The police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, and the subsequent nationwide protests against police brutality, appear to have influenced the announcement: Events of the past two weeks "made us start looking more at ourselves and the things that we do and how that is communicated to the force as well as the American public", the spokesperson, Col. [Full Article...]

Minneapolis police chief pulls out of union negotiations in steps toward reform

Minneapolis police chief pulls out of union negotiations in steps toward reform He also promised to implement new strategies to identify bad officers. "I need to as chief step away from the table with the Minneapolis Police Federation and really take a deep dive in terms of how we can do something that is historically been something that is in the way of progress, that I've been hearing from many in our city", Arradondo said . [Full Article...]


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