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Expert witnesses against Chauvin in trial for Floyd's death

Minneapolis - Police and medical experts delivered withering testimony against Derek Chauvin in the second week of trial for the white former Minneapolis police officer charged with killing George Floyd by kneeling on the Black man's neck for more than nine minutes....

French Socialist reignites row over 'non-white' meetings

Paris - A black French politician came under fire on Sunday for saying that whites should "keep quiet" if allowed into a meeting of people of colour discussing racism, reigniting a debate over how to address discrimination.

Asian community angry, stunned after Atlanta spa killings

Atlanta - Sadness, anger and fear were coursing on Wednesday through Stephanie Cho, a day after a gunman's attack on spas in the Atlanta area killed eight people -- most of whom were Asian women.

What we know about Atlanta shooting suspect

Atlanta - A 21-year-old man identified as Robert Aaron Long has been arrested on suspicion of killing eight people, including six Asian women, in shootings at three Atlanta-area massage parlors.Here is what is known about Long so far.

US protesters demand justice one year after Breonna Taylor's killing

Louisville - Demonstrators demanded justice and police reforms on Saturday as they marched on the one-year anniversary of the death of Breonna Taylor, a young Black woman mistakenly shot and killed by officers during a raid of her apartment.

Macron announces diversity plan for France's elite ENA training school

Nantes - President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday announced a plan to make France's ruling class more diverse by creating dedicated places for young people from disadvantaged backgrounds at the elite ENA college that has groomed generations of French leaders.

US city on edge ahead of decision on officer who shot black man

Washington - Officials called in the National Guard Tuesday as Kenosha, Wisconsin girded for possible violence ahead of announcing whether a white police officer will be charged over the shooting of African American Jacob Blake.

Brazil police charge six in black man's killing that sparked protests

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilian police recommended Friday that prosecutors charge six people over the killing of a black man beaten by security guards at a supermarket, a case that shocked the country and triggered protests.

Sao Paulo's first black trans councilwoman defies barriers

S - As she steps into the staid chamber of Sao Paulo's city council, the first black trans woman elected to the municipal legislature is well aware of the dangers before her.

Two French women charged over 'racist' stabbing of veiled Muslim women

Paris - Two women accused of stabbing two other women wearing Muslim headscarves near the Eiffel Tower in Paris and trying to rip off their veils have been charged with assault and racist slurs, legal sources told AFP on Thursday.

Black gymnast says career derailed by racism in Brazil

S - Brazilian gymnast Angelo Assumpcao still wonders how far he could have gone if not for the decision he says derailed his career: speaking out against the racism he was subjected to by his white teammates.Could he have made the Olympics? Won a medal?

Family hopes for justice as policeman charged in black woman's 2019 death

Washington - The family of a black woman shot dead 16 months ago by a Texas police officer said justice was closer Thursday after the officer was charged in her death.

Family of US police shooting victim settles civil case for $12mn

Washington - Relatives of Breonna Taylor, a black woman killed in a police shooting in her own home, announced Tuesday they have settled their wrongful death suit with the US city of Louisville for $12 million, as well as promises of local law enforcement reforms.

Guns and trucks at Oregon protest to defend Trump's America

Oregon City - Hundreds of Donald Trump's supporters gathered for a large motorcade in support of the US president and police near Portland, where anti-racism activists have clashed continuously with law enforcement for more than 100 days.

Charges dropped against US black man tried six times for one crime

Washington - US prosecutors dropped charges Friday against a black man who was tried six times and spent more than 20 years in prison for the same murders.Curtis Flowers served 23 years for a quadruple murder committed in Mississippi in 1996.

Anti-racism protests in Portland will carry on: professor

Portland - The anti-racism protests that have taken place in Portland almost daily since May have become a hot issue in the US presidential race and will probably continue for some time, says University of Oregon political scientist Joe Lowndes.

Violence against African Americans that sparked furious protest

Washington - Their names are angrily chanted at demonstrations across the United States: they are the African Americans who suffered violence this year -- mostly deadly bloodshed at the hands of police -- that has galvanized protests around the world.

French journalist recounts police violence, racism as undercover officer

Paris - Racial or homophobic insults, gratuitous violence, a colleague's suicide: a journalist on Thursday detailed his undercover experience in France's police force where he said abuse was commonplace, if only among a handful of officers.

US on brink as vigilantes, guns and hate stoke fears ahead of election

Washington - Shootings that left three dead at protests against police brutality have stoked fears of rising violence as a deeply divided US heads into elections amid economic collapse, a deadly pandemic and the worst social upheaval since the 1960s.

Trudeau condemns toppling of statue of Canada's first prime minister

Montr - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Monday condemned the weekend toppling of a statue of Canada's first prime minister in Montreal by anti-racism activists, saying a focus on improving society today, and not historical wrongs, will best advance the fight ...

France opens racism probe after magazine depicts black MP as slave

Paris - French prosecutors on Monday opened a probe into allegations of racism after a right-wing magazine published images depicting a black woman MP as a slave, prompting a nationwide outcry.

Kenosha looks to love for recovery from riots and destruction

Kenosha - Messages calling for love and unity have bloomed on boarded-up storefronts in Kenosha, the small lakefront city in the US state of Wisconsin where anti-racism protests this week degenerated into deadly clashes.

Paris's 'Little Africa' fights back against racist stereotypes

Paris - Branded a "no-go zone" by Fox News in the wake of the 2015 Charlie Hebdo attacks, the Goutte d'Or neighbourhood of northern Paris has long been shunned by outsiders as a den of crime, prostitution and drugs.

America divided two months after death of Floyd

Washington - One after another, statues recalling slavery in America keep coming down, and night after night demonstrators taunt police in a groundswell of anger over brutality against people of color.

US black kids die at higher rates than white ones after surgery: study

Washington - African-American children in the United States have a 3.5 times greater risk of dying from an operation than white kids, according to a study out Monday based on tens of thousands of children.

Trump idea of 'National Garden of American Heroes' raises questions

Washington - A new national park populated with statues of "American heroes"? The surprise idea, proposed by President Donald Trump over the July 4 holiday weekend, hardly seems likely to calm the partisan passions deeply dividing the American people.

Ex-officers charged in George Floyd killing due in court

Minneapolis - The former police officer charged with killing George Floyd and three others accused of abetting the African American's murder were to appear in court Monday, in a case that has touched off a global reckoning over racial inequality.

Mississippi votes to remove Confederate symbol from state flag

Jackson - Lawmakers in Mississippi voted Sunday to remove the Confederate battle standard from the state flag, after nationwide protests drew renewed attention to symbols of the United States' racist past.

Princeton University removes Woodrow Wilson's name from school

Washington - Princeton University said Saturday it was removing the name of president Woodrow Wilson from its public policy school and a residential college, calling the former US leader a racist.

'The Simpsons' ends white actors voicing characters of color

Los Angeles - The Simpsons will no longer use white actors to dub ethnic minority characters, the producers of the long-running animated series announced Friday.
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