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Vast majority of black Americans don’t want to abolish police

A new Gallup poll found that 61 percent of black Americans believe that the current number of police officers in their area is good, while 20 percent said they would like even more patrols.

French president meets Hezbollah, pleads for ‘new political order’ in Beirut

BeirutAfter the disaster that struck the Lebanese capital, Emmanuel Macron asked during his trip on Thursday for a “profound change” on the part of the leaders of Lebanon. He also met with a Hezbollah representative.

Apocalypse Beirut

BeirutThe huge white mushroom cloud stretched out low and wide over the Port of Beirut, and then the sonic blast followed, which registered as a 3,3 magnitude earthquake, felt as far away as Cyprus.

Trump claims Beirut blast was bomb

WashingtonUS President Donald Trump has suggested that the explosion in the Lebanese capital Beirut was a bomb attack. For him, the incident looks like a "terrible attack".

Google Maps marks black businesses

Mountain ViewThe technology giant Google has integrated a function in its search engine and online map service Maps that highlights businesses run by blacks. Customers will now be able specifically go to black shops to support them, the tech firm explained.

‘I am disgusted with Bordeaux, we are no longer safe here’

BordeauxAfter he was attacked and stripped of his belongings by an organised gang, a Bordeaux journalist gave a distraught view of his city, which he says he no longer recognizes. Residents report thefts and violent attacks on a daily basis. The mayor is worried about a "climate emergency" however.

Leftist spokeswoman for German state’s Interior Ministry groped by migrant

SondershausenThe spokeswoman for Thuringia's Interior Minister Georg Maier (SPD), Anne Bressem, has been the victim of a sexual assault by a "Mediterranean-looking man". According to the police, the crime took place on Sunday morning in the castle park in Sondershausen, Thuringia.

Media narrative on death of George Floyd implodes after body-cam leak

LondonFootage of George Floyd's arrest leaked to a British tabloid has had more than 2 million views on YouTube in only one day - with most of the comments denouncing the media lies about alleged police violence against a black man.

Young Swedish girl shot dead at McDonalds in gang violence

NorsborgThe young girl, Adriana (12) was shot dead on the night before Sunday at a petrol station in southern Stockholm - an innocent victim of Sweden's gang violence. She would have turned 13 in September.

Swiss municipal swimming pool bans foreigners

Porrentruy The municipality of Porrentruy has authorized the town's swimming pool to be reserved exclusively for Swiss residents - a decision leading to strong criticism.