Belarusian police detain hundreds of protesters in Minsk

Belarusian police detained hundreds of protesters in central Minsk on Saturday, a witness said, as around 2,000 people marched through the city demanding that President Alexander Lukashenko step down. Belarus, a former Soviet republic closely allied with Russia, has been rocked by mass street protests since Lukashenko claimed a landslide victory in an August 9… Read More Belarusian police detain hundreds of protesters in Minsk

Thousands rally to protest against government in Thailand

Thousands of protesters in Thailand’s capital demonstrated against the government of former coup leader and Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha on Saturday, with many also demanding reforms to the powerful monarchy. “Down with feudalism, long live the people,” was one of the chants. Protests have been building since mid-July to call for the removal of the… Read More Thousands rally to protest against government in Thailand

Two dead, fourteen injured following shooting in New York

Two people were killed and 14 others wounded in a shooting in Rochester, New York, police said on Saturday. The shooting appeared to start at a backyard party just before 12:30 a.m., with about 100 people running to and from a “very chaotic scene”, said Rochester Interim Police Chief Mark Simmons. “We have 16 confirmed… Read More Two dead, fourteen injured following shooting in New York

U.S. Supreme Court Justice and women’s rights champion Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies at 87

Ruth Bader Ginsburg became a heroine to the American left after overcoming entrenched sexism in the legal profession to ascend to the U.S. Supreme Court, where she championed gender equality and other liberal causes during 27 years on the bench. Ginsburg, who died on Friday at age 87 of complications from pancreatic cancer, was a… Read More U.S. Supreme Court Justice and women’s rights champion Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies at 87

U.S. President Donald Trump awards Kuwait’s Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah with prestigious honor

U.S. President Donald Trump awarded the U.S. Legion of Merit, Degree Chief Commander, to Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah, the White House said in a statement on Friday, adding that it was the first time the honor has been given since 1991. The 91-year-old emir arrived in the United States in July to complete… Read More U.S. President Donald Trump awards Kuwait’s Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah with prestigious honor

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signs landmark environmental bill into law

A landmark environmental justice bill stalled for over a decade became law in New Jersey on Friday. Signed by Democratic Governor Phil Murphy, the legislation seeks to curb new sources of pollution, including sewage treatment plants, landfills and incinerators that have affected certain communities more than others. Seeing the law enacted was a long-fought dream… Read More New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signs landmark environmental bill into law

Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei tests positive for coronavirus

Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei revealed on Friday that he had tested positive for the coronavirus, just as the Central American country was easing draconian travel restrictions imposed months ago to contain infections. “The coronavirus test result was positive,” Giammattei told a local radio station, adding that he had been tested six times during the pandemic.… Read More Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei tests positive for coronavirus