Minnesota to toughen murder charge in George Floyd case, charge three other officers, Klobuchar says

Minnesota to toughen murder charge in George Floyd case, charge three other officers, Klobuchar says

MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) – Minnesota’s attorney general will increase the murder charge against a fired Minneapolis police officer in the death of an unarmed black man that has triggered nationwide protests and will level charges against three other sacked officers, U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar said on Wednesday. George Floyd, 46, died after Derek Chauvin, a white … Read more

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Trump administration to bar Chinese passenger carriers from flying to U.S.

Trump administration to bar Chinese passenger carriers from flying to U.S.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump’s administration on Wednesday barred Chinese passenger carriers from flying to the United States starting on June 16 as it pressures Beijing to let U.S. air carriers resume flights amid simmering tensions between the world’s two largest economies. The move, announced by the U.S. Department of Transportation, penalizes China for … Read more

George Floyd’s family calls new charges ‘bittersweet’

George Floyd's family calls new charges 'bittersweet'

George Floyd’s family on Wednesday hailed the upgraded and additional charges expected over his slaying and expressed gratitude for the “decisive action” from Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison. “This is a bittersweet moment,” family lawyer Ben Crump tweeted about the reported legal action. “We are deeply gratified that @AGEllison took decisive action, arresting & charging … Read more

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Factbox: What U.S. police are shooting at protesters

Factbox: What U.S. police are shooting at protesters

(Reuters) – Police across the United States are using a variety of weapons on protesters as demonstrations against the police killing of George Floyd intensify. Often described as “non-lethal,” these weapons include tear gas, pepper spray and rubber bullets. They have sometimes seriously injured protesters. FILE PHOTO: A Reuters photographer holds rubber bullet rounds fired … Read more

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Greek demonstrators hurl firebombs towards U.S. embassy in Athens

Greek demonstrators hurl firebombs towards U.S. embassy in Athens

Riot police walk past flames as they clash with protesters, during a demonstration against the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd, outside the U.S. embassy in Athens, Greece, June 3, 2020. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis ATHENS (Reuters) – Demonstrators hurled firebombs in a march towards the U.S. Embassy compound in Athens on Wednesday in a … Read more

Nassau County residents block George Floyd protest march

Nassau County residents block George Floyd protest march

A group of Nassau County residents refused to let George Floyd protesters march through their neighborhood Tuesday — causing a nearly hour-long standoff that involved the police. Video taken by News 12 reporter Shari Einhorn shows a few dozen residents, including two draped in American flags, in Merrick pointing and shouting at the protesters, “You’re … Read more

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Dutch protesters smash windows after anti-racism protest canceled

Dutch protesters smash windows after anti-racism protest canceled

People take part in a protest against the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd, in Rotterdam, Netherlands June 3, 2020. REUTERS/Eva Plevier ROTTERDAM (Reuters) – Dutch riot police intervened to scatter small groups of protesters who smashed windows and threw furniture after authorities broke up an anti-racism demonstration for violating coronavirus social distancing … Read more

Rep. Maxine Waters endorses Joe Biden for president

Rep. Maxine Waters endorses Joe Biden for president

Rep. Maxine Waters, who has often tussled with President Trump, said she would endorse Joe Biden, saying it’s a “particularly dangerous time in America.” She also accused the president of “talking about killing young white children,” by deploying the military to quell riots. The California lawmaker said the US is at a crossroads while it … Read more

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