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Trump signs executive order to protect monuments from vandalism

Kampala, Uganda | XINHUA | U.S. President Donald Trump Friday said on social media that he has signed an executive order to protect the country’s monuments. “I just had the privilege of signing a very strong Executive Order protecting American Monuments, Memorials, and Statues – and combatting recent Criminal Violence,” …

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Man City whip Arsenal, extend Liverpool title wait

Man City make winning return to extend Liverpool’s wait Manchester, United Kingdom | AFP |  Manchester City extended Liverpool’s wait to win a first league title in 30 years as Pep Guardiola’s men beat 10-man Arsenal 3-0 at an empty Etihad to secure the first win of the Premier League’s …

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UN rights chief urges reparations for colonialism, slavery

Geneva, Switzerland | AFP | The UN’s human rights chief urged countries Wednesday to confront the legacy of slavery and colonialism and to make amends for “centuries of violence and discrimination” through reparations. Addressing an urgent debate on racism and police brutality at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, Michelle Bachelet called on countries …

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Africa urges UN probe of US ‘systemic racism’, police violence

Geneva, Switzerland | AFP | African countries are pushing for the UN’s top rights body to launch a high-level investigation into “systemic racism” and police violence in the United States and beyond, according to a draft resolution seen Tuesday by AFP. The text was being circulated to diplomats for consultations ahead of a so-called urgent …

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US police torn between shame and pride for their badge

New York, United States | AFP |  US police officers at the center of demonstrations that have roiled the country are caught between their commitment to the job and recognition that reforms are needed to address institutional racism within their ranks. From California to Massachusetts, several officers interviewed by AFP said …

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Fight the Power: the soundtrack of US anti-racism protests

New York, United States | AFP | Anti-racism protesters have rolled out a creative batch of chants to soundtrack the ongoing US demonstrations, but both fresh music and timeless classics are also front and center. Rapper YG’s recently released “FTP” — Fuck The Police — has become a de-facto anthem for …

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US retailers condemn racism but critics say profiling persists

New York, United States | AFP | As racial justice protests have swept the US, leading retailers have taken to social media to proclaim their commitment to equality. But such statements decrying racism in the wake of the George Floyd killing have been met with incredulity by some non-white customers, who …

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