Beirut Blast: France’s Macron Visits Lebanon Promising Aid Yet Urging Reform

France’s President Emmanuel Macron arrived in Lebanon on Thursday with a message of solidarity for a country reeling from a devastating explosion, but warned that the country must reform its corrupt ways. Macron said he wants to quickly organize a conference to raise funds for the former French protectorate, while pointedly noting that international assistance “will go … Read more Beirut Blast: France’s Macron Visits Lebanon Promising Aid Yet Urging Reform

Officials say they sent letters to Lebanon’s judiciary expressing concern over ammonium nitrate

FRANCE 24’s correspondent Leila Molana-Allen reports that Beirut port and Lebanese customs officials said they sent letters to Lebanon’s judiciary expressing concern over the warehoused ammonium nitrate that caused Tuesday’s massive blast. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit our website: http://www.france24.com Subscribe to … Read more Officials say they sent letters to Lebanon’s judiciary expressing concern over ammonium nitrate

Beirut Blast: Aftermath Shows City in Ruins

Aug.05 — The volatile chemical suspected of causing the deadly explosion that flattened Lebanon’s main port had been lying in storage there for six years despite warnings from customs officials about its hazards, documents show. Authorities haven’t said what triggered the explosion that roared through Beirut, killing at least 100 people and wounding 4,000.

Live: Most handsome Khampa warriors take the stage at Litang Horse Festival康巴汉子的维密秀

This year’s horse racing festival in Litang County, Sichuan Province, includes a beauty pageant to choose the most handsome Khampa man. Locals will use their fine jewelry, traditional hair adornments, and customs to win the contest. The Khampa men have a reputation as the most fearless Tibetans. Tall and well-built, with high cheekbones and aquiline … Read more Live: Most handsome Khampa warriors take the stage at Litang Horse Festival康巴汉子的维密秀

Feds Will Withdraw From Downtown Portland Following Agreement, Says Oregon Governor Kate Brown

The Trump administration has struck a deal with Oregon to end weeks of clashes between federal officers and protesters in downtown Portland that President Donald Trump has made a focus of his re-election campaign. But Federal and state officials gave seemingly conflicting accounts of the agreement amid continuing protests in the city over police brutality … Read more Feds Will Withdraw From Downtown Portland Following Agreement, Says Oregon Governor Kate Brown

Cuomo Calls Trusted Traveler Ban on New Yorkers ‘Political Extortion’

Jul.24 — New York Governor Andrew Cuomo called for an investigation into the Department of Homeland Security’s attempt to ban New Yorkers from programs that allow pre-screened travelers to speed through airport passport and customs checks. “It was a clear abuse of government power for political purposes,” Cuomo said at a new conference in Albany on Friday.

Portland mayor stung by tear gas at protest

The mayor of Portland, Oregon, Ted Wheeler, has joined protesters in his city’s streets demanding federal officers withdraw. And he got a first-hand taste of what demonstrators have faced every night for weeks. Video shows a cloud of smoke or tear gas waft over the mayor, who appears to lower his head and cough. A … Read more Portland mayor stung by tear gas at protest

Portland Protests: U.S. Officials Urge Protesters to Stay Away From Violent Activity

U.S. Homeland Security officials are standing by what they say are efforts to bring peace and order to Portland, Oregon, where protests continue without any sign of slowing. Protesters there have been staging nightly demonstrations since May in a section of downtown that includes the federal courthouse, forcing most businesses in the zone to close. … Read more Portland Protests: U.S. Officials Urge Protesters to Stay Away From Violent Activity

Portland: Federal officers crack down on George Floyd protesters

Federal law enforcement officers are cracking down on protesters in Portland, Oregon, under the Trump administration’s new executive order to protect US monuments in what the state’s Democratic governor has called “political theatre.” Camouflage-clad officers without clear identification badges used force and unmarked vehicles to transport arrested protesters during protests on Friday A US Customs and … Read more Portland: Federal officers crack down on George Floyd protesters

Protests in Portland Continue as Federal Agents Take Action

Oregon sued the U.S. over the detention of residents during anti-racism protests in Portland, shortly after a judge ruled that journalists alleging local police had assaulted them could add federal agents to their own lawsuit. OR: Portland Protests Continue Demonstrators in Portland on July 12.Photographer: Alex Milan Tracy/Sipa USA via AP Photo In her suit … Read more Protests in Portland Continue as Federal Agents Take Action

In full: Rishi Sunak questioned by MPs about economic impact of Covid-19

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has been questioned by MPs on the Commons Treasury Select Committee about the economic impact of coronavirus. Watch the replay of the livestream to hear his answers to questions about his mini-Budget last week, the furlough bonus, the triple lock on pensions and the economic impact of Covid-19 on women. In the … Read more In full: Rishi Sunak questioned by MPs about economic impact of Covid-19

International Students React After Trump Rescinds Rule on Visas

The Trump administration rescinded a new policy on student visas after a high-profile confrontation with Harvard University, MIT and hundreds of other colleges, ending a standoff that could have sent thousands of students back to their home countries and left schools scrambling to plan for the fall. U.S. District Judge Allison Burroughs announced at an … Read more International Students React After Trump Rescinds Rule on Visas

Live: China releases import and export data for first half of 2020国新办举行上半年进出口情况新闻发布会

China’s spokesman of customs Li Kuiwen speaks to media about import and export data for the first half of 2020. A slump in China’s exports likely eased in June as some countries reopened their economies, and factories have ramped up production amid an expansion in new orders, fueling expectations of an economic rebound faster than … Read more Live: China releases import and export data for first half of 2020国新办举行上半年进出口情况新闻发布会

Government announces £700m for Britain-EU border | ITV News

More than £700 million is to be spent on building new infrastructure, hiring staff and developing technology to ensure Britain’s border systems are fully operational when the UK leaves the EU at the end of the year. Cabinet Office Minister Michael Gove said the major investment would ensure traders and the border industry are able … Read more Government announces £700m for Britain-EU border | ITV News