The United States has designated an additional four China-owned media organisations on its soil as foreign missions. In a statement on Monday, the Department of State identified them as China Central Television, China News Service, the People’s Daily and the Global Times. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that these...
Tom Petty’s family slammed President Donald Trump for using the late rock star’s hit “I Won’t Back Down” at his sparsely attended rally in Tulsa, sending the campaign a cease and desist warning. “Trump was in no way authorised to use this song to further a campaign that leaves too...
The United States Food and Drug Administration on Monday withdrew emergency use authorizations for two coronavirus treatments promoted by President Donald Trump, despite concerns about their safety and effectiveness. The agency revoked the authorizations for hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine after a request from Gary Disbrow, acting director of the Biomedical Advanced...
The shooting of another African-American man during a US arrest has prompted fresh condemnation of the use of deadly force by police. Rayshard Brooks, 27, was shot dead as he fled officers in a restaurant car park in Atlanta late on Friday. The killing sparked protests. A top House Democrat said...
US President Donald Trump is postponing his first post-coronavirus lockdown election rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma so it does not fall on a holiday commemorating the end of US slavery. He tweeted that the 19 June rally would be held a day later out of respect for the occasion, known as...
The family of African-American, George Floyd, who died in the hands of officers of the Minnesota Police Department in May have revealed that it will hold a private funeral service for the man whose death has sparked a global protest against police brutality. According to the family, on Tuesday, a...
Former vice president Joe Biden on Friday claimed victory in the Democratic Party race to take on President Donald Trump in the November election. “It was an honour to compete alongside one of the most talented groups of candidates the Democratic party has ever fielded – and I am proud...
The mayor of the U.S. capital city, Washington, has formally asked President Donald Trump to remove federal forces from the district. The forces were deployed amid protests over police brutality, which in some instances descended into rioting. Mayor Muriel Bowser noted in her letter to the president that there were no...
Sierra Leone's US-based striker Kei Kamara, who joined in the protests this week following the death of George Floyd, has said that the death of the African-American in the hands of the police and the protests which followed will change a number of things in the country, including the...
Ex-US Defence Secretary James Mattis has denounced President Donald Trump, saying he deliberately stokes division. He said he was "angry and appalled" by Trump's handling of ongoing protests over the death of African American George Floyd at the hands of police. Mattis berated Trump's "abuse of authority" - and backed protesters...
The death of George Floyd, which triggered widespread protests across the US, has been declared a homicide in an official post-mortem examination on Tuesday. The 46-year-old suffered a cardiac arrest while being restrained by Minneapolis police, the report found. It listed Mr Floyd's cause of death as "cardiopulmonary arrest complicating law...
President Donald Trump has threatened to send in the military to quell growing civil unrest in the US over the death of a black man in police custody. He said if cities and states failed to control the protests and "defend their residents" he would deploy the army and "quickly...
Protesters have clashed with police in cities across the US over the killing of an unarmed African-American man at the hands of officers in Minneapolis. Hundreds of people rallied outside the White House, which was briefly put under lockdown on Friday, demanding justice over the death of George Floyd. Minnesota, New...
Twitter has hidden one of President Donald Trump's tweets from his profile, saying it violates rules about glorifying violence. But instead of being deleted, it has been replaced with a warning and can be viewed by clicking on it. The warning says "Twitter has determined that it may be in the...
A police station in Minneapolis has been set alight during a third night of protests over the death of an unarmed black man in custody. The unrest continued despite the governor of Minnesota ordering the deployment of hundreds of members of the National Guard to restore order. President Donald Trump said...
US President Donald Trump is expected to sign an executive order redefining the legal protections given to social media platforms. It means platforms such as Facebook and Twitter could be sued if they are judged to "deceptively" block posts. The draft of the executive order says social networks are engaged in...