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Officer charged with murder as violent protests sweep US

Minneapolis, United States | AFP | Violent protests erupted across the United States late Friday over the death of a handcuffed black man in police custody, with murder charges laid against the arresting Minneapolis officer failing to quell boiling anger. Demonstrators clashed with police for a fourth straight night in …

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Merkel snubs Trump invite

Merkel a ‘no’ for Trump’s in-person G7 summit: report Washington, United States | AFP |  German Chancellor Angela Merkel will not attend an in-person summit of G7 leaders that US President Donald Trump has suggested he will host despite concerns over the coronavirus pandemic, the Politico website quoted her spokesman …

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Trump hits back at Twitter

  Washington, United States | AFP | US President Donald Trump has hit back at Twitter, that concealed one his tweets on Friday for “glorifying violence.” The US president says social media companies censor conservative voices like his. “Twitter is doing nothing about all of the lies and propaganda being …

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Twitter stands up to Trump over facts

Twitter calls Trump tweets ‘unsubstantiated’ for the first time San Francisco, United States | AFP | Twitter labelled two Donald Trump tweets “unsubstantiated” and accused him of making false claims Tuesday, a first for the social network which has long resisted calls to censure the US president over truth-defying posts. …

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US facing severe crisis, but not a depression: Fed’s Powell

Washington, United States | AFP | The US is facing a severe economic downturn amid the global pandemic, but will not suffer another Great Depression and will see a recovery begin later this year, Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell said Sunday. The world’s top economy was strong before the COVID-19 outbreak hit, like a natural …

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