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Most Americans, including Republicans, support sweeping Democratic police reform proposals

Most Americans, including Republicans, support sweeping Democratic police reform proposals The majority of Black Americans agree with the movement at 57%. The Reuters/Ipsos poll was conducted among 1,113 Americans 18 or older between June 9 and June 10. For example, 39% of respondents supported proposals "to completely dismantle police departments and give more financial support to address homelessness, mental health, and domestic violence". [Full Article...]

Italian prosecutors question PM Conte over Covid-19 response

Italian prosecutors question PM Conte over Covid-19 response It's part of an inquiry following dozens of complaints that two towns in the northern Lombardy region should have been declared "red zones" much earlier after cases of the virus were detected. Bergamo became the symbol of the Italy's COVID-19 tragedy when videos showed army trucks carrying coffins from its overwhelmed cemetery to other towns: Caskets were piling up; Bergamo's crematorium, even... [Full Article...]

France unveils plan to reopen non-Schengen borders

France unveils plan to reopen non-Schengen borders Actions at the EU's external borders must be coordinated and uniform to be effective. Moreover, the government also confirmed that France would be lifting border restrictions on land, sea and air for Schengen nations on June 15 at 12 a.m., due to a favoyrable development of the COVID-19 situation in France and Europe. [Full Article...]

Brazil now has 2nd highest COVID death total

Brazil now has 2nd highest COVID death total On Thursday, deaths passed 40,000 and cases rose to above 800,000, according to the health ministry. Also, a new study showed the illness may be far more widespread in Brazil than official data suggests. The University of Washington's Institution for Health Metrics and Evaluation, which the Trump administration has relied on, projects Brazil will overtake the U.S.in per-capita deaths by mid-July... [Full Article...]

Dakar rally 2021, again in Saudi Arabia News

Dakar rally 2021, again in Saudi Arabia News Saudi Arabia is reportedly considering canceling the annual hajj pilgrimage to Mecca this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. Organisers have revealed that the 2021 route will be entirely new - while the bivouac will revisit some of the places where it set up camp a few months ago, the specials will be completely different. [Full Article...]

Beijing closes food market amid fears of second wave of coronavirus

Beijing closes food market amid fears of second wave of coronavirus All fresh salmon was removed from stores and markets across the city and disposed of, and authorities said they would start screening frozen and fresh meat in markets across the city. Dalian, a coastal city in the Liaoning province, has requested its residents to avoid unnecessary travel to Beijing . China reported the first local transmission of the novel coronavirus in Beijing in week... [Full Article...]

Australian drug smuggler sentenced to death in China

Australian drug smuggler sentenced to death in China The man was arrested in 2013 at the airport in the city of Guangzhou, in the country's south, with 7.5 kilograms of methamphetamine in his luggage. "Owing to our privacy obligations we will not provide further comment". It has also urged Chinese tourists to avoid Australia. China imposes the death penalty for drug smuggling, and executions are usually carried out by firing squad. [Full Article...]

Top Pentagon Military Chief Says Accompanying Trump Was Mistake

Top Pentagon Military Chief Says Accompanying Trump Was Mistake Defense officials have told CNN that Milley lobbied Trump against using active duty troops to quell some of the violent protests that broke out in the wake of Floyd's death, recommending that local law enforcement backed by National Guard troops under local control handle the situation. [Full Article...]


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