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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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US shows surprising jobs recovery in May amid pandemic

Washington, United States | AFP | The United States regained 2.5 million jobs in May and the unemployment rate dropped as coronavirus pandemic shutdowns began to ease, raising hopes the economy could recover from the crisis sooner than expected. The Labor Department report released Friday, which showed the jobless rate fall …

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Trump says US ‘largely through’ coronavirus pandemic

Washington, United States | AFP | President Donald Trump asserted Friday that the United States has made it through the worst of the coronavirus pandemic, after new jobs numbers showed a surprising increase in employment. “We had the greatest economy in the history of the world. And that strength let us get through this horrible …

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US faces unemployment crisis amid record trade drop

Washington, United States | AFP | In further signs of the crisis facing the world’s largest economy amid the coronavirus pandemic, new data Thursday showed US a record plunge in US exports as layoffs exceeded 42 million. The two key reports on economic health indicate that even as Wall Street regains …

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Trump trying to ‘divide’ America: ex-Pentagon chief Mattis

Washington, United States | AFP | Former Pentagon chief Jim Mattis issued a stinging rebuke of his erstwhile boss Donald Trump on Wednesday, accusing the president of trying to “divide” America and failing to provide “mature leadership” as the country reels from days of protests. Mattis, who resigned in December 2018 …

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‘Endemic racial discrimination’ exposed in US: UN rights chief

Geneva, Switzerland | AFP | The coronavirus pandemic’s disproportionate impact on ethnic minorities, and protests triggered by George Floyd’s death, have laid bare “endemic inequalities” in the United States, the UN rights chief said Tuesday, urging action. Michelle Bachelet, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, warned that the COVID-19 crisis has had a worse …

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Violence divides protesters, as ‘chaos’ grips Minneapolis

Minneapolis, United States | AFP | Flames light up the skyline and the smell of acrid smoke fills the streets in a Minneapolis neighborhood rocked by protest, a few hundred meters from a besieged police station. “The real reason we’re here is because the police keep killing black folk all around …

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