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Brazil’s left and right unite to launch pro-democracy manifesto

Brazil’s left and right unite to launch pro-democracy manifesto

Call for unity comes as criticism of Jair Bolsonaro’s handling of coronavirus growsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageProminent figures from across Brazil’s political spectrum
Global report: fears of coronavirus surge from US protests as world cases hit 6m

Global report: fears of coronavirus surge from US protests as world cases hit 6m

The pope warns that people are more important than economies as countries ease lockdownsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageGlobal coronavirus infections have passed the 6

SpaceX Dragon capsule delivers NASA astronauts to International Space Station

NASA astronauts entered the International Space Station on Sunday after a landmark 19-hour journey on the first crewed US spacecraft in nearly a decade, a triumph for SpaceX and private enterprise.

Protesters rally in Minneapolis to say 'no to racism'

Hundreds of demonstrators rallied Saturday in Minneapolis for a fifth consecutive day to demand justice for George Floyd, an unarmed black man killed in police custody last week. FRANCE 24 reports

Joe Biden condemns violence of US race protests

US presidential candidate Joe Biden on Sunday condemned the violence of race protests that have erupted across the United States but said Americans had a right to demonstrate.

Trump postpones 'outdated' G7 summit, seeks to extend the invitation list

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday he would postpone a Group of Seven summit he had hoped to hold next month until September or later and expand the list of invitees to include Australia,

US cities order curfews amid mass protests over death of George Floyd

Civil unrest flared and curfews were imposed in several major U.S. cities on Saturday as demonstrators took to the streets to vent outrage at the death of a black man shown on video gasping for breath
Coronavirus live news: Spain's prime minister seeks final two-week extension of state of emergency

Coronavirus live news: Spain's prime minister seeks final two-week extension of state of emergency

Brazil becomes fourth worst country for deaths; pressure builds on South African president over his handling of outbreakGlobal report: cases pass 6 million as Donald Trump postpones G7Senior UK

Trump warns cities, states to get ‘much tougher’ on anti-police protests

US President Donald Trump said on Saturday that states and cities must get "much tougher" on anti-police protests or the federal government will step in, including by using the military and making

SpaceX rocket blasts off on historic private crewed flight

A rocket ship built by Elon Musk’s SpaceX company thundered away from Earth with two Americans on Saturday, ushering in a new era of commercial space travel and putting NASA back in the business of

SpaceX-NASA mission set for repeat attempt at landmark launch

The two-man crew entered the capsule that will take them to the InternationalSpace Station on Saturday, as Elon Musk's private rocket company SpaceX was set for a repeat attempt at launching the
Cemeteries braced for surge in Covid-19 dead as Mexico readies to reopen

Cemeteries braced for surge in Covid-19 dead as Mexico readies to reopen

The president says the pandemic has been tamed but experts, and those who must bury the dead, fear an alarming rise in casesFour generations of Enrique Ruvalcaba’s family have worked at the Mezquitán

Brazil surpasses Spain with one of the highest Covid-19 death tolls in the world

Brazil on Friday reached 27,878 coronavirus deaths, official figures showed, surpassing the toll of hard-hit Spain and making it the country with the fifth-highest number of fatalities.

Trump 'terminates' the US's relationship with the WHO over Covid-19

The United States will end its relationship with the World Health Organization over the body's handling of the coronavirus pandemic, U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday, accusing the U.N.

Protests rage across US over the death of George Floyd in police custody

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

Trump directs action to revoke Hong Kong’s special status in a move targeting Beijing

President Donald Trump on Friday ordered his administration to begin the process of eliminating special U.S. treatment for Hong Kong to punish China, but stopped short of calling an immediate end to

US policeman who knelt on neck of black man George Floyd charged with third-degree murder

A sacked Minneapolis police officer who knelt on the neck of George Floyd, a black man who was handcuffed and later died, was arrested and charged with third-degree murder Friday.
Trudeau: Canadians watching US unrest and police violence in ‘shock and horror’

Trudeau: Canadians watching US unrest and police violence in ‘shock and horror’

Prime minister condemned racism and called on Canada to ‘stand together in solidarity’ against racial hate as protests continue in USGeorge Floyd killing – follow live updatesCanadians are watching
Pussy Riot and Chilean group join forces against state repression

Pussy Riot and Chilean group join forces against state repression

Activists release manifesto, calling on civilians to set the institutions of the state on fire – ‘in a figurative sense’Governments around the world are using the coronavirus as an excuse to step up
Fugitive Mexican drug lord says he has no money in legal appeal

Fugitive Mexican drug lord says he has no money in legal appeal

Rafael Caro Quintero, on FBI’s most wanted list for 1985 murder of a federal agent, said he is too old to work and has no pensionRafael Caro Quintero, a fugitive Mexican drug lord who is on the FBI’s