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George Floyd: US’ Week of Broken Glass and Broken Dreams

By James Reinl NEW YORK, Jun 4 2020 (IPS) – The United States has been a story of broken dreams and broken glass this past week. Once again, an unarmed black man died at the hands of a white police officer, with George Floyd being pinned to the ground under a lawman’s knee in Minneapolis, Minnesota, as stunned passersby made ... Read More »

Osaka adds powerful voice against police brutality in US

LOS ANGELES  – Two-time Grand Slam tennis champion Naomi Osaka joined the chorus of athletes condemning the death of an unarmed black man at the hands of Minneapolis police, posting pictures of protests from the Minnesota city on her Instagram account. “Just because it isn’t happening to you doesn’t mean it isn’t happening at all,” wrote Osaka, whose mother is ... Read More »

Protests spread across US in wake of George Floyd death

Demonstrators marched, stopped traffic and in some cases lashed out violently at police as protests erupted Friday in dozens of U.S. cities following the killing of George Floyd after a white officer pressed a knee into his neck while taking him into custody in Minnesota. In Phoenix, Denver, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and beyond, thousands of protesters carried signs that ... Read More »

Drive-in cinema summer tour set in US

The team behind the Tribeca Film Festival is organizing a summer film series across the United States at drive-in theaters, which are experiencing a renaissance thanks to the coronavirus pandemic. Organizers are partnering with telecoms giant AT&T and big-screen company IMAX for the event, which will kick off on June 25. Screenings of new, classic and indie films — as ... Read More »

US COVID-19 Cases Top 1 Million, deaths above 57,000

The number of coronavirus cases in the United States topped the 1 million mark Tuesday even as several states began taking small steps to reopen for business. According to the count by Johns Hopkins University, 1 million is by far the largest for any country in the world, where the global number of cases exceeds 3 million. Read More »

US brings new charges against Chinese tech giant Huawei

The Justice Department has added new criminal charges against Chinese tech giant Huawei and several subsidiaries, accusing the company of a brazen scheme to steal trade secrets from competitors in America, federal prosecutors announced Thursday. The new indictment also alleges the company provided surveillance equipment to Iran that enabled the monitoring of protesters during 2009 anti-government demonstrations in Tehran, and ... Read More »

US Mideast Peace Plan: From a paper Pharaoh and a fake Moses

By Ameen Izzadeen COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, Feb 3 2020 (IPS) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin (Bibi) Netanyahu was slapped corruption charges last week while he was hobnobbing with US President Donald Trump in Washington. Bibi has, apparently, done his homework in psychology. He knew the quickest way to get around Trump was to flatter him. Read More »