Praise for black ‘demo hero’ who saved far-right protester in London
15 June 2020 | 2:26 pm
We look at criticism of French President Emmanuel Macron's latest televised address, an op-ed from British Prime Minister Boris Johnson responding to Black Lives Matter demonstrations, and a cartoon drawing a connection between racial inequality and the Grenfell Tower fire, which marked its three-year anniversary on Sunday. Plus, the viral photo of a black demonstrator saving a white, far-right protester.
22 Jun 2020
Hundreds of protesters in San Francisco mark Juneteenth, the end of slavery and liberation of black people in the US by marching through downtown and calling for increased funding for schools and black youth.
20 Jun 2020
The EU has voted to denounce racism and police brutality both within the bloc and the US in a new resolution, adopting the slogan "Black Lives Matter." The resolution also condemns the "appalling death of George Floyd."
1 Jul 2020
Berlin has played host to two major protests — one on LBGT+ rights and the other on Black Lives Matter. Police said attendees at both observed coronavirus restrictions well.
31 Oct 2020
The southern US state of North Carolina is the archetypal swing state, which could decide the result of the November 3 presidential election. Its student-packed cities are more liberal, while the countryside tends to be conservative. This year the African-American vote could be decisive, with police brutality towards Black people a crucial issue in voters’ minds. Protests have taken place in the cities of Charlotte and Raleigh in recent months. Our reporters went to meet local voters, from Black Lives Matter activists to police officers. We also meet the mayor of Charlotte, Vi Lyles.
25 Dec 2020
The Covid-19 pandemic cast a long pall over 2020 but it also saw President Donald Trump beaten by Joe Biden in a tumultuous US election and the Black Lives Matter movement shake the world.
27 Feb 2021
Five stylists from the Black Lives Matter in Italian Fashion collective open Milan Fashion Week on the 24th of February with their collection. The event was pre-recorded because of Covid-19 restrictions and will air on the 24th of February.
7 Mar 2021
Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy will appeal his conviction for corruption and influence peddling, which saw him handed a three-year prison sentence on Monday, his lawyer said. Sarkozy's lawyer Jacqueline Laffont called the verdict "extremely severe" and "totally unfounded and unjustified", adding that the former president was "calm but determined to continue to prove his innocence".
23 Apr 2021
French President Macron says he will not let anybody threaten Chad
24 May 2021
Activist Sasha Johnson was seriously wounded in a shooting in London, her political party has said, adding that she has recieved death threats. British police said there is no evidence so far of a targeted attack.
28 May 2021
In a significant step forward for relations between France and Rwanda, Emmanuel Macron recognises a damning responsibility on the part of France in the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. Also, in Mali, the interim president and the PM have been released three days after they were detained and stripped of their powers in what appears to be the country's second coup d'état in nine months. And in DR Congo, the city of Goma is being evacuated over fears of volcanic activity at nearby Mount Nyiragongo.
10 Jun 2021
This was the moment, French President, Emmanuel Macron was slapped in the face by a man while on an official trip to the south-eastern department of Drôme. The French president was walking towards people cheering behind a barrier when the incident happened.
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We take a look at why only 11.3 percent of voters turned out in Tunisia's second round of parliamentary elections. We then discuss a tax scandal in the UK that’s hurting the ruling Conservative Party. We also see how the Australian and Serbian press are covering Novak Djokovic's historic win at the Australian Open. Finally, an opinion writer for The New York Times argues that the French are – and are not – lazy.
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An eminent scientist is calling for urgent new work to protect and even enhance underground fungal networks that could provide part of the solution to climate change.
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Pope Francis starts a historic trip to Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan on Tuesday - two countries where protracted conflicts have displaced millions.
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Chelsea reportedly bid 120 million euros for Benfica's Enzo Fernandez in what would be break the record for the largest British transfer.
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Warsaw has announced "unprecedented" plans to ratchet up spending on its military and security following Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Poland is already among NATO's top spenders when adjusted for its GDP.
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The 1989 UN Convention on the Rights of the Child is a human rights treaty setting out the civil, political, economic, social, health and cultural rights of children. The nations that ratified it are bound to it by international law. One of them is Mozambique. But in fact, the country has developed into a major hub of child trafficking in southern Africa.