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French Police Throw Handcuffs on Ground in Protest of Ban on Chokehold

French Police Throw Handcuffs on Ground in Protest of Ban on Chokehold French police staged a protest on Friday morning against new restrictions such as a ban on chokeholds during arrests following global outcry over the killing of George Floyd . He reportedly stopped short of banning another technique - pressing on a suspect's chest. Such immobilization techniques have come under growing criticism since Floyd's death. [Full Article...]

Officer charged with killing George Floyd still eligible for over N387m pension

Officer charged with killing George Floyd still eligible for over N387m pension Chauvin, 44, was booted from the force and charged with second-degree murder, but could still cash in because Minnesota , unlike some other states, does not allow for the forfeiture of pensions for employees convicted of felony crimes related to their work, CNN reported . [Full Article...]

PM demands answers after video shows violent arrest of First Nations leader

PM demands answers after video shows violent arrest of First Nations leader Trudeau says he knows this is not an isolated incident and that far too many Black Canadians and Indigenous people do not feel safe around police. It also shows the officer punching him in the head. "During some recent interviews, I shared that I struggled with the definition of systemic racism, while trying to highlight the great work done by the overwhelming majority of our employees", she said ... [Full Article...]

Trump administration seeks to allow bear-baiting in Alaska refuge

Trump administration seeks to allow bear-baiting in Alaska refuge The previous restriction had been put into place under the Obama administration in 2015. The proposed Kenai refuge rule change, subject to a 30-day public review, is among a series of conservation rollbacks recently announced or enacted by Republican President Donald Trump's administration. [Full Article...]

Iran challenges nuclear watchdog report over lack of cooperation

Iran challenges nuclear watchdog report over lack of cooperation A spokesman for the United States mission to the United Nations told The National: "We will wait for the release of the report to comment". Iran on Wednesday called on Russian Federation and China to resist a push by Washington to extend a UN-imposed arms embargo that is due to expire in October under Tehran's 2015 nuclear deal with six world powers. [Full Article...]

George Floyd death: Arlene Foster says 'conversation' needed over statues

George Floyd death: Arlene Foster says 'conversation' needed over statues Floyd's death, after a Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck for almost nine minutes while detaining him on May 25, has sparked protests across the United States and Europe and reignited a debate in Britain about monuments to those involved in the country's imperialist past. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump claims 'looting and shooting' phrase was inspired by Frank Rizzo

Donald Trump claims 'looting and shooting' phrase was inspired by Frank Rizzo The host went on to inform Trump that the words were first uttered by former Miami Police Chief Walter Headley , who held a news conference in 1967 "declaring war" on criminals as armed robberies and unrest consumed black neighborhoods in the city. [Full Article...]

President Kenyatta proclaims national mourning in honour of Burundi's Nkurunziza

President Kenyatta proclaims national mourning in honour of Burundi's Nkurunziza His 2015 run for a third term in office sparked protests and a failed coup, with violence leaving at least 1,200 dead while some 400,000 fled the country. The council of ministers noted Burundi's seven days of official mourning and decided that activities should continue as normal, though "everyone should understand the particular circumstances in which the country finds itself". [Full Article...]


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