Protesters topple statues in US states – BBC News

Juneteenth marks the end of slavery in the United States of America and falls on 19 June. Events to commemorate the day this year saw hundreds of protesters gather in several states to topple statues associated with slavery. One was as high as 75-feet tall, and another was set on fire. Please subscribe HERE http://bit.ly/1rbfUog

McCarthy: States Must Request Removal of Confederate Statues at the U.S. Capitol

Republicans on Capitol Hill are responding to calls to remove confederate statues from the US Capitol and rename military bases named after Confederates who fought in the Civil War. A GOP-led Senate panel approved a plan by Sen. Elizabeth Warren that would remove the names of Confederate figures from military bases and other Pentagon assets. … Read more McCarthy: States Must Request Removal of Confederate Statues at the U.S. Capitol

Trump opposes removing Confederate names from US bases

President Donald Trump said he opposes any effort by the US military to rename the nearly one dozen major bases and installations that bear the names of Confederate military commanders. US Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy and Defense Secretary Mark Esper are said to be open to holding a “bipartisan conversation” about renaming nearly a dozen … Read more Trump opposes removing Confederate names from US bases

Booger McFarland reacts to Drew Brees’ comments on Colin Kaepernick | SportsCenter

Booger McFarland joins SportsCenter to react to New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees’ comments that he “will never agree with anybody disrespecting the flag of the of the United States of America” by kneeling during the national anthem. Booger says the remarks show that Brees doesn’t grasp what Colin Kaepernick and other athletes were advocating … Read more Booger McFarland reacts to Drew Brees’ comments on Colin Kaepernick | SportsCenter

Cuomo Denounces de Blasio, NYPD After Another Night of Violence, Looting

Gov. Andrew Cuomo denounced New York City Mayor de Blasio and the NYPD as ineffective in the face of the nightly looting. The governor said he offered help from the National Guard, an option de Blasio opposes. “The NYPD and the mayor did not do their job last night, I believe that,” Cuomo said at … Read more Cuomo Denounces de Blasio, NYPD After Another Night of Violence, Looting

‘Murder Hornet’ now found in the US | The World

This Australian video news item talks about the Asian Giant Hornet being found in the United States of America. Sightings of the Asian Giant Hornet, nicknamed the ‘Murder Hornet’, in North America have prompted fears the species could take over and wipe out local bee populations. Yvonne Yong reports. ABC News (Australia) YouTube Channel There’s … Read more ‘Murder Hornet’ now found in the US | The World

WHO Chief ‘Regrets’ Trump’s Decision to Halt U.S. Funding

The head of the World Health Organisation said Wednesday they regretted a decision by the United States to halt funding to the United Nations health body, adding a review was underway to assess the impact of the financing withdrawal. “The United States of America has been a longstanding and generous friend to W.H.O. and we … Read more WHO Chief ‘Regrets’ Trump’s Decision to Halt U.S. Funding

Coronavirus Outbreak (COVID – 19): WHO Update (15 April 2020)

The daily press briefing on coronavirus COVID-19, direct from WHO Headquarters, Geneva Switzerland with Dr Tedros WHO Director-General, Dr Micheal Ryan, Executive Director of the Health Emergencies Programme, and Dr Maria Van Kerkhove, Technical lead, Health Emergencies Programme. WHO Director-General Tedros Ghebreyesus said the “United States of America has been a longstanding and generous friend” … Read more Coronavirus Outbreak (COVID – 19): WHO Update (15 April 2020)

Adam Sandler Hits UK Cinemas with “That’s My Boy”

One of Hollywood’s most prolific stars, Adam Sandler has released his 35th film as an actor and his 40th title as a producer. “That’s My Boy” tells the tale of Donny (Sandler), a teen parent who raised Todd (Andy Samberg) until his son’s 18th birthday. When Donny hears that Todd is getting married, he decides … Read more Adam Sandler Hits UK Cinemas with “That’s My Boy”

The Full Paris Communiqué on Libya from the US, UK and France, 19th March 2011

On Saturday 19th March 2011, the following communiqué was issued by world leaders present in Paris to discuss the situation in Libya: At the invitation of President of the French Republic, M. Nicolas SARKOZY, Mr. Ban Ki Moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations; Mr. José Luis Zapatero, President of the Government of the Kingdom of Spain, Mrs. … Read more The Full Paris Communiqué on Libya from the US, UK and France, 19th March 2011

Law: Barack Obama to Sign New Law Permitting Open Homosexuality in US Military

Barack Obama, president of the United States of America, is set to sign a new law this week allowing open homosexuality within the US military forces for the first time in history. The “don’t ask, don’t tell” law, which had been in place since 1993, meant that while it was permissible to be homosexual within … Read more Law: Barack Obama to Sign New Law Permitting Open Homosexuality in US Military

China is Australia’s Biggest Export Market

China has overtaken the USA to become Australia’s largest services export market in 2009-10, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics. Services exports to China reached $5.8 billion in 2009-10, up 13.4% from the previous year. Combined goods and services exports  increased by 17.8% over 2009-10. The United States, which held the top spot as … Read more China is Australia’s Biggest Export Market