US presidents pay respects to civil rights pioneer John Lewis
02 August 2020 | 12:42 pm
The late US civil rights leader John Lewis has been honored by three former presidents in a funeral ceremony in Atlanta, Georgia. Barack Obama gave a eulogy in which he condemned the use of troops against protesters.
19 Mar 2021
The FBI and local authorities are investigating after a series of shootings in the Atlanta area, says Crisp County Sheriff Billy Hancock, after state troopers and county law enforcement apprehended a white 21-year-old male suspect. A total of eight people, including six Asian women, were killed in three separate attacks Tuesday at spas and massage parlors around Georgia's largest city.
20 Mar 2021
The shooter was charged with eight murders after he launched attack on spas in Atlanta, targeting victims of mostly Asian descent. He has denied being racially motivated, and claimed to have a "sex addiction."
28 Mar 2021
US Vice President Kamala Harris addresses the increasing level of hate crimes against Asian Americans in the US after eight people were killed in shootings near Atlanta, Georgia. Six of the victims were of Asian descent, exacerbating concerns about a surge in violence targeting the community during the pandemic.
21 Mar 2021
US President Joe Biden says "hate can have no safe harbor in America" after meeting with leaders in Atlanta's Asian American community following the deadly shootings of eight people in spas, including six women of Asian descent.
23 Mar 2021
President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris are visiting Atlanta following the attack targeting Asian-Americans. The leaders are expected to tout hate crime legislation during the visit.
30 Mar 2021
Sarah Obama, often referred to by former US President Barack Obama as his 'granny', has died aged 99 in Kisumu, Kenya. After being unwell for about a week, ‘Mama Sarah’ WAS admitted to the Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital where she later passed away.
26 May 2021
Around 2,000 people rally in Georgia against plans to construct two giant hydropower plants which critics say pose major environmental risks. Locals and environmental activists have long fumed about plans to build the plants in Georgia's western Rioni Valley, pointing to seismic and environmental risks.
13 Jul 2021
Opposition lawmakers are demanding the prime minister resign after the death of cameraman Alexander Lashkarava. His colleagues have told DW about the circumstances that led to his death.
9 Oct 2021
Mikhail Saakashvili said he returned to Georgia in support of the opposition as local elections get underway this weekend. Current Prime Minister, Irakli Garibashvili, had vowed to arrest Saakashvili if he returned.
3 Oct 2021
Mikheil Saakashvili was arrested Friday after returning from Ukrainian exile to campaign in critical nationwide municipal elections. The still-popular politician has called on supporters to take to the streets.
13 Nov 2021
Mikheil Saakashvili's partner said he has been transferred to "the most dangerous place for his life." He has been on hunger strike since his arrest upon returning from exile on October 1.
30 Nov 2021
Opposition leader and former president Mikheil Saakashvili says charges against him for his role in suppressing a 2007 protest are "trumped up." Amnesty International called his arrest "political revenge."
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