US troops withdrawal: Afghan women fear return of the Taliban
24 April 2021 | 4:49 pm
As the United States prepares to withdraw all US troops from Afghanistan, Afghan women fear the return of the Taliban which could see the end of female education. Also as attempts are to made to revive the Iran nuclear deal, our correspondent in Tehran reports on how crippling US sanctions are impacting Iranian women's rights. Plus how the Belgian city of Liege is taking a tough stand on street harassment with those found guilty, facing the risk of a year in jail.
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Exactly three years ago, George Floyd, a 46-year-old African American, was killed by a White police officer, Derek Chauvin. Floyd's death triggered widespread protests across the United States and around the world, with calls to end police violence and systemic racism. Chauvin was eventually sentenced to more than 22 years in prison, while the city of Minneapolis reached a $27 million settlement with Floyd's family. Three years after Floyd's murder, how much has changed in the US? Our correspondent reports.
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US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen warned that inaction on the debt ceiling would "cause severe hardship." The previous estimate for a potential debt default was June 1.
US President Joe Biden was optimistic about the US averting a technical default. Republicans have refused to raise the nation's debt limit unless Democrats make concessions on spending plans.
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