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George Floyd’s Killing Prompts Africans to Call for Police Reform at Home

George Floyd’s Killing Prompts Africans to Call for Police Reform at Home

George Floyd’s Killing Prompts Africans to Call for Police Reform at Home George Floyd’s Killing Prompts Africans to Call for Police Reform at Home NAIROBI, Kenya — Kenyan and American protesters knelt outside the United States Embassy in Nairobi one morning last month, outraged at George Floyd’s killing and the racism and brutality they saw across the Atlantic. But they …

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Late Action on Virus Prompts Fears Over Safety of U.S. Diplomats in Saudi Arabia

Late Action on Virus Prompts Fears Over Safety of U.S. Diplomats in Saudi Arabia

Late Action on Virus Prompts Fears Over Safety of U.S. Diplomats in Saudi Arabia Late Action on Virus Prompts Fears Over Safety of U.S. Diplomats in Saudi Arabia WASHINGTON — Inside the sprawling American Embassy compound in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, a coronavirus outbreak was spreading. Dozens of embassy employees became sick last month, and more than 20 others were quarantined …

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Harry Enfield prompts uproar after defending blackface and using racial slur live on BBC radio

Harry Enfield prompts uproar after defending blackface and using racial slur live on BBC radio

Harry Enfield prompts uproar after defending blackface and using racial slur live on BBC radio Harry Enfield prompts uproar after defending blackface and using racial slur live on BBC radio Harry Enfield has sparked outrage after using the word “c**n” in an interview defending blackface. The comedian, who last donned blackface to play actor Harry Belafonte in a 2014 comedy …

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Reopening Prompts New Agitation Over Workers’ Virus Exposure

Reopening Prompts New Agitation Over Workers’ Virus Exposure

Reopening Prompts New Agitation Over Workers’ Virus Exposure Reopening Prompts New Agitation Over Workers’ Virus Exposure Riley Breakell, a Starbucks barista in Connecticut, was reassured in mid-March when the company sent a letter announcing expanded catastrophe pay for those absent because of the pandemic. Even though she couldn’t live on the roughly $250 per week she received from Starbucks while …

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As South Korea Eases Limits, Virus Cluster Prompts Seoul to Close Bars

As South Korea Eases Limits, Virus Cluster Prompts Seoul to Close Bars

As South Korea Eases Limits, Virus Cluster Prompts Seoul to Close Bars As South Korea Eases Limits, Virus Cluster Prompts Seoul to Close Bars Go out, socialize and have fun, South Korea’s government told its people, declaring the start of “a new daily life with Covid-19” — while keeping a vigilant eye out for any sign of backsliding, any need …

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U.S. Aid for Greenland Prompts Praise and Suspicion in Denmark

U.S. Aid for Greenland Prompts Praise and Suspicion in Denmark

U.S. Aid for Greenland Prompts Praise and Suspicion in Denmark U.S. Aid for Greenland Prompts Praise and Suspicion in Denmark COPENHAGEN — Denmark said no, emphatically, when President Trump expressed interest last year in purchasing Greenland. But that doesn’t mean the Danish government would rebuff a little American help for its semi-autonomous territory. The United States has agreed to provide …

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Covid-19 prompts surge in will writing

Covid-19 prompts surge in will writing

Legal firms across the country have reported dramatic increases in enquiries about wills as the coronavirus outbreak prompts Britons to urgently review the state of their bequests. The National Will Register has also seen a marked increase in searches for wills performed by those who have lost someone as a result of Covid-19, often in a bid to quickly determine …

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Economic Crisis Prompts a Showdown, and a Shutdown, in Suriname

Economic Crisis Prompts a Showdown, and a Shutdown, in Suriname

PARAMARIBO, Suriname — Suriname ground to a halt on Wednesday as its banks, shops and factories shuttered in a showdown between its beleaguered private sector and its authoritarian government over how to respond to a deepening economic crisis. The closures brought a new and unpredictable tension to the streets of Paramaribo, the capital of this nation in the north of …

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Coronavirus Prompts Instacart and Amazon Strikes Over Health Concerns

Coronavirus Prompts Instacart and Amazon Strikes Over Health Concerns

Signaling both growing anxiety and growing solidarity brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, workers in a variety of occupations across the country are protesting what they see as inadequate safety measures and insufficient pay for the risks they are confronting. On Monday, a contingent of workers who fulfill orders for the grocery delivery service Instacart stayed off the job, demanding …

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