Month: May 2020

Did Trump Tweet George Floyd’s Family Was ‘Honored to Hear from Me’? – Snopes.com

As protests swept the U.S. over the police-custody death of George Floyd in Minneapolis in May 2020, social media users circulated an image of a purported tweet from President Donald Trump (complete with spelling errors) in which he supposedly boasted that Floyd’s family was “honored to hear from me”: I spoke with George Floyd’s family. …

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Coronavirus: Belgian Prince Joachim apologises for Spanish lockdown party – BBC News

Image copyright EPAImage caption Prince Joachim of Belgium is said to have mild coronavirus symptoms A Belgian prince who contracted coronavirus after attending a party during lockdown in Spain has apologised and “will accept the consequences”. “I deeply regret my actions,” he said in a statement on Sunday. Prince Joachim, 28, travelled from Belgium to …

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Bolsonaro joins rally against Brazil’s top court; judge warns democracy at risk – Reuters

BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro joined a rally on Sunday on horseback as supporters urged the closing of the Supreme Court for investigating the right-wing leader, as one of its justices compared the risks to Brazil’s democracy with Hitler’s Germany. Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro rides a horse during a meeting with supporters protesting …

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‘Riots,’ ‘violence,’ ‘looting’: Words matter when talking about race and unrest, experts say – USA TODAY

Alia E. Dastagir USA TODAY Published 2:21 PM EDT May 31, 2020 Riots erupted in cities across the country this weekend after the death of George Floyd, and the destruction was widely condemned by the president, local elected officials and many members of the African American community. (Dictionaries define “riots” as “a violent public disorder, …

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Gottlieb: Need to resolve ‘underlying problems’ of racial inequity to stop coronavirus pandemic – The Hill

Former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said the “underlying problems” of racial inequity in the U.S. need to be addressed in order to stop the coronavirus pandemic which is impacting communities of color at disproportionate rates.  “I think it’s a symptom of broader racial inequities in our country that we need to work to resolve,” he …

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President Trump was dismissive on phone call, George Floyd family says – New York Daily News

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George Floyd’s family say condolence call from Trump was rushed and he didn’t let them speak – The Independent

The brother of George Floyd said a call of condolence from Donald Trump did not go well. At the White House on Friday, the president said he had spoken to the family of Floyd, the 46-year-old African American man whose death during an arrest by police officers in Minneapolis sparked nationwide protest. The president said …

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George Floyd’s brother says Trump ‘kept pushing me off’ during phone call – The Guardian

At the White House on Friday, Donald Trump said he had spoken to the family of George Floyd, the 46-year-old African American man who was killed during an arrest by police officers in Minneapolis this week.  “I just expressed my sorrow,” Trump said, adding “that was a horrible thing to witness” and saying it “looked like …

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Burkina Faso gunmen ‘kill dozens’ at cattle market in Kompienga – bbc.com

Image copyright AFPImage caption The security forces are struggling to end violence in Burkina Faso Some 30 people have been killed in eastern Burkina Faso in a gun attack on a cattle market, reports say. Gunmen on motorbikes fired into the crowded market in Kompienga town around lunchtime on Saturday, eyewitnesses and residents said. It …

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Video: Crying, Vomiting Alpacas Tied and Cut Up for Wool | PETA – PETA

Subject Message A PETA undercover investigation revealed that workers hit, kicked, tied down, and mutilated pregnant, crying alpacas at Mallkini, the world’s largest privately owned alpaca farm, in Peru. Mallkini is owned by the Michell Group, the world’s largest exporter of alpaca tops and yarn. As a shopper who wants to support retailers that don’t …

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