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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.
10 Dec 2020
Here are a few reasons to pick up a copy of The Guardian on Friday. Find these stories and much more when you grab a copy of The Guardian on Friday.⁣ ⁣⁣⁣
22 Jun 2020
Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States.⁣⁣ Here are some facts about the ‘Black Fourth of July.’⁣⁣ ⁣⁣
15 Jun 2020
As the UN Human Rights Council gets set to hold an urgent debate on allegations of "systemic racism, police brutality, and violence against peaceful protests" in the United States, we are reminded of the emotional speech delivered by Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, to her former high school, imploring the class of 2020 to “lead with love, lead with compassion” and “use your voice” amid the on-going protests against racial injustice and police brutality sweeping across the globe.⁣⁣⁣
6 Jun 2020
4 Jan 2020
The murder of Trayvon Benjamin Martin in 2012 and the acquittal of the ‘killer cop' George Zimmerman revealed an already-established fact: the Black race's freedom is only an illusion.⁣⁣ Standing on the shoulders of his death, three black women, Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, and Opal Tometi will rise in 2013 to start a revolutionary movement called Black Lives Matter
11 Nov 2018
"I'm not the only person who calls into question how this country works." Artist Mark Thomas Gibson shares how the #BlackLivesMatter movement inspired his work and how he thinks real change can occur. #tictocnews #loyalgallery #fredericksandfreiser

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This week on Talking Europe we take a look at some of the other countries, aside from Ukraine, that are knocking on the EU's door to join the bloc. EU leaders held a summit on Thursday with the Western Balkan states to discuss their accession process. For Albania, that started back in 2008 and still hasn't advanced to the negotiations stage. Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama spoke to FRANCE 24’s Luke Brown on the sidelines of the EU-Western Balkans leaders' meeting in Brussels.
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Since Russia invaded Ukraine four months ago, the cost of living crisis has become a global issue. Prices have gone up around the world. In Europe, the countries that use the euro saw an average of 8.1 percent inflation in May. Pressure on prices, combined with stuttering economic growth, has sparked fears of a recession. These concerns could still come into play regarding the EU's response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. In this programme, we're joined by two MEPs to discuss how the EU should balance sanctions against Russia with the risk of recession.
1 hour ago
German airline Lufthansa has said it is canceling over 2,000 additional flights at its Frankfurt and Munich hubs due to staff shortages. Its low-cost subsidiary, Eurowings, is also expected to cancel flights.
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On November 17, 2018, French men and women gathered for the first time on the capital’s iconic Champs-Élysées and on hundreds of roundabouts throughout France to protest against the high cost of living. They were easily recognisable by their yellow high-visibility vests. The months-long demonstrations against the government of President Emmanuel Macron turned violent and were met with a fierce crackdown by security forces. Almost four years later, those who participated in the movement tell FRANCE 24’s reporters how the struggle has changed their lives.
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The man behind the attack that shook a small Norwegian town has been sentenced to mental health care. The prosecution and defense both argued he was not capable of criminal responsibility.
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Bottom trawling is often singled out by scientists and activists as one of the world's most destructive fishing techniques. It's prevalent in European waters. Nothing escapes the vast nets: fish, crustaceans, but also coral reefs and seagrass beds. Wherever trawlers go, the ocean floor turns into a desert. In this edition of Down to Earth we head to Spain, where bottom trawling is rife, even in marine protected areas.