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Russia says U.S not ready to extend nuke control treaty

Kampala, Uganda | XINHUA | Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said Tuesday that the United States made it clear at a meeting held in Vienna that it has not yet decided on whether to extend the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START). “We did not feel that the Americans …

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Trump signs executive order halting certain work visas through 2020

Kampala, Uganda | XINHUA | U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday signed an executive order suspending the issuance of a number of certain employment-based visas through the end of 2020, including the H-1B which are used for highly skilled workers and common in the tech industry. “Temporary workers are often accompanied …

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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 ‘outraged’ as Russia convicts American of spying

Washington, United States | AFP | The United States expressed outrage Monday over a Russian court’s conviction of American Paul Whelan on espionage charges, saying he was deprived of a fair trial. Whelan, a former Marine arrested in December 2018, was sentenced Monday to 16 years of hard labor after being found guilty of receiving …

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Silence is ‘complicity,’ say many white protestors

New York, United States | AFP | As massive crowds take over streets across the United States in support of black lives, “white silence is violence” has become a recurring theme, a push to spread awareness that discrimination in a country built on racism extends far beyond police brutality. The recent …

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UN rights experts condemn modern-day ‘racial terror lynchings’

Geneva, Switzerland | AFP | Independent UN rights experts called Friday for systemic reform in the United States following the killings of George Floyd and other African Americans they said resembled “modern-day racial terror lynchings”. The group, who report to the world body, decried the spate of killings by police and …

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