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Belgium was forced to count on Leopold’s legacy and its colonial past | World News

In just a few weeks, George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis has forced Europe’s former colonial powers to count on the past, gaining more than Belgium. It has had some of the biggest protests against racism that activists can remember: 10,000 people, many wearing masks, gathered in central Brussels on Sunday while smaller, physically distanced protests took place in other cities. …

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Madeleine McCann’s ex-suspect says the police should find their hit car

A potentially crucial third vehicle has been linked to Madeleine McCann suspect Christian Brueckner. His British ex-girlfriend has told the Mirror that he owned a third car, the details of which have never been disclosed. She said the German abuser was driving the battered Volkswagen cargo when the three-year-old disappeared in Portugal. The woman, from Berkshire, said he started operating …

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Minneapolis police officers condemn Derek Chauvin after planning to dissolve the department because of George Floyd’s death

Minneapolis police officers condemned former police officer Derek Chauvin over the police-related murders of George Floyd in an open letter to the community Thursday that comes after the city council plans to dissolve the department in the midst of reforms. “Dear everyone – but especially citizens of Minneapolis,” begins the letter. “We wholeheartedly condemn Derek Chauvin. We are with you …

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The hairdresser was imprisoned for keeping the salon open during lockdown defending GMB’s decision

An American hairdresser who defied the law by keeping his salon open during the pandemic and was jailed has defended his decision. Shelley Luther showed up at Good Morning Britain, where she spoke with hosts Ben Shephard and Ranvir Singh. They were also joined by celebrity hair stylist Nicky Clarke. Texas native Shelley was jailed for seven days for refusing …

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Black Lives Matter cancels planned protest from Hyde Park following threat from “many hate groups” | UK | News

Organizers of anti-racist protests that will move on at 1pm on Saturday said it must be postponed because “many hate groups” threaten the safety of the thousands who plan to rally. This comes after former English Defense Leader (EDL) leader Tommy Robinson approved plans from the far right groups to host counter protests on the same day. Black Lives Matter …

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George Floyd protests: US chief apologizes for joining Trump in church picture | US News

America’s top military officer has apologized for joining Donald Trump during his controversial photo opportunity at a church near the White House. The incident took place after authorities dispelled peaceful protesters with tear gas and rubber bullets from the cemetery to clear the way for the US president. “I shouldn’t have been there,” said General Mark Milley, chairman of the …

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Coronavirus UK: Official newspapers say 2m rule “just a precaution”

Hidden deep in the annex to the government’s coronavirus plan “Roadmap to Recovery” lies a surprising recognition. It turns out that the two meter rule is not a rule at all. The 51-page document released last month says: ‘Public Health England recommends trying to keep two feet away from people as a precaution. “However, this is not a rule and …

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Coronavirus: Twitter deletes more than 170,000 pro-China accounts

Image copyright Getty Images Twitter has deleted more than 170,000 accounts that it said were tied to an operation to spread messages from China. Some of these posts were about the coronavirus outbreak, the social media platform has announced. The company said that “a core network” with 23,750 very active accounts had been removed, along with another 150,000 “amplifier accounts”. …

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Thousands of patients admitted to nursing homes without vital tests

Global poverty will increase over a billion billion once again as a result of the pandemic, reducing the incomes of the world’s poorest by £ 398 million a day, according to new research published today. Research from King’s College London and the Australian National University indicates that poverty is increasing dramatically in middle-income developing countries, where millions of people live …

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