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Black Lives Matter protests risk spreading Covid-19, says Hancock
Health secretary denies UK is racist, and repeats calls to keep to distancing rules at rallies Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage The UK health secretary has said there is undoubtedly a risk there will be an increase in coronavirus cases following the Black Lives Matter protests this weekend, while denying Britain is a racist country. Matt Hancock repeated his calls for
We must keep fighting for justice for Breonna Taylor. We must keep saying her name | Arwa Mahdawi
Black women are rarely centered in narratives about police violence and they are rarely the catalysts for mass outrage Sign up for the Week in Patriarchy, a newsletter​ on feminism and sexism sent every Saturday. Continue reading...
'I'm bored of the game … I'm over it': Conor McGregor announces retirement
Irishman bows out with UFC record of 22-4 at the age of 31 McGregor last fought in January, his first win in over three years Conor McGregor has announced his retirement from UFC at the age of 31. The controversial Irishman, formerly featherweight and lightweight champion and one of the biggest names in the business, tweeted the news following the conclusion of the UFC 250 event. Related: 'My pay

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Racism in America is not the exception – it's the norm | Nesrine Malik
Those clutching their pearls at police brutality think the US’s inherent virtue will prevail. But it was never there to begin with When a black CNN reporter was arrested live on air last week while covering the protests in Minneapolis, it was met with denunciation that something like this could happen in the US. It was “ a sign of American disintegration ”, wrote the Washington Post. The head of
'Enough is enough': the faces and voices of the Black Lives Matter protest in London
Guardian contributor Anselm Ebulue photographed some of the protesters at a Black Lives Matter rally in London and heard their reasons for attending following the death of George Floyd in police custody in Minneapolis Continue reading...
Covid-19 vaccine: AstraZeneca has 'approached Gilead over possible merger'
If the report is accurate, the £200bn merger would be the biggest ever healthcare deal Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage AstraZeneca has approached its rival Gilead Sciences about a potential merger, Bloomberg News reported on Sunday. Any merger, which would be the biggest healthcare deal on record, would bring together two of the companies leading the pharmaceutical i
How marriage helps Carlos Álvarez and Renae Cuéllar achieve their goals
Cuéllar, who plays for Tijuana in Mexico’s top flight, is often told she should be home with her family but says there are huge benefits in having a spouse who understands your industry It is hard to find a family that lives and breathes football as much as that of Carlos Álvarez and his wife, Renae Cuéllar. Both play professionally: Álvarez with Landon Donovan’s newly formed San Diego Loyal, in
Black Lives Matter protests risk spreading coronavirus, warns Hancock – video
The UK health secretary has said there is a risk of an increase in Covid-19 cases following the Black Lives Matter protests this weekend, while denying Britain is a racist country. Speaking to Sky’s Sophy Ridge on Sunday, Matt Hancock said: ‘I support very strongly the argument that is being made by those who are protesting … but the virus itself doesn’t discriminate and gathering in large groups
George Floyd protests: New York city curfew lifted as demonstrations enter second week – live
Peaceful protests sweep US as calls for racial justice reach new heights A week that shook a nation: power of protests leaves Trump exposed ‘Tearing apart America’: How friends and foes now view Trump’s rule ‘George Floyd happens every day’: police killings the media forgot 2.23pm BST The former secretary state, and retired general, Colin Powell is on CNN’s State of the Union show. He is asked ab
Trump takes note as the far right lobbies for violent crackdown on peaceful protests
Republican politicians, media personalities and rightwing activists suggest a show of force to George Floyd protesters – and the result could be severe George Floyd killing – latest US updates See all our George Floyd coverage As protests over the police killing of George Floyd continue across the US, a slew of influential rightwing figures have been urging an ever more violent crackdown on the d
'George Floyd happens every day': activists seek justice for police killings the media forgot
Mario Woods, Angel Ramos, Sean Monterrosa: California faces the highest rate of fatal police shootings for a state of its size. The outcry over Floyd’s death offers a ‘window of opportunity’ George Floyd killing – latest US updates See all our George Floyd coverage In 2016, 28-year-old Alex Nieto was killed by San Francisco police while he ate a burrito on a hilltop park. A year later in northern
Irene Triplett, last person to collect an American civil war pension, dies at 90
Daughter of private who fought for both sides and had children in his 80s lived for years in a North Carolina nursing home The last person to receive a US government pension from the American civil war has died. Related: Confederate statue to be removed from Virginia's Monument Avenue Continue reading...
Trump reaches for Nixon playbook after protests that have rocked America
Styling himself as the ‘law and order’ candidate, as Nixon did in 1968, is a re-election strategy in Trump’s comfort zone They were 48 minutes of mayhem that shook the republic. With a bizarre pageant of riots shields, a Bible and a designer handbag, they also represented what could be Donald Trump’s last best chance of clinging to power. Related: 'Revolting': Trump condemned for saying George Fl

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Trump's scrapping of Obama-era reforms hinders police reform
Trump’s justice department has dropped the use of consent decrees to bring federal oversight of troubled police departments The Trump administration has dismantled key federal tools for imposing accountability on police forces engaging in systemic racial discrimination, severely hampering efforts to heal the wounds of the police killing of George Floyd and the ongoing protests convulsing the coun
Patrick Mouratoglou: 'Coco Gauff was more mature at 14 than women of 25'
The French coach holds court on the sport’s latest prodigy, his new league and the prospects of staging the US Open In the chaos of a pandemic and scenes in the United States of police brutality against protesters protesting against police brutality, clarity can arise from unexpected places. On Wednesday afternoon it came at the Delray Beach City Hall in the form of a 16-year-old tennis player. W
'Tearing apart America': How friends and foes now view Trump's rule
The racial tensions in the US have emboldened both President Trump’s allies and his enemies The images of troops facing off against protesters on US city streets has brought back bad memories for Ana María Careaga. The Argentinian psychoanalyst was 16 and pregnant when she was kidnapped in mid-1977 by the military dictatorship. Careaga was tortured but survived. Her mother, Esther de Careaga, a c
Publish and debate, NYT, but don't be in denial | Kenan Malik
The New York Times can’t run a provocative article then refuse to engage with the fallout There is at the New York Times , depending on whom you believe, either a civil war instigated by “ wokes ” or a culture willing to endanger the lives of its black staffers . The newspaper published an op-ed piece by the Republican senator Tom Cotton calling for troops to be mobilised against rioting proteste
The Fed deserves the praise for America’s jobs turnaround. But Trump benefits
The US stimulus programme looks to have been a success: one that has political as well as economic consequences The political obituaries of Donald Trump were all prepared. At the end of a week that has seen American cities convulsed by protests over the killing of George Floyd , the president would be faced with an increase in unemployment worse than anything seen in the Great Depression. Well, it
A week that shook a nation: anger burns as power of protests leaves Trump exposed
Not for half a century has the US seen such large protests – and never with a president whose response has been so callous America has been here before, split by racial division that left its cities in flames and its citizens demanding a different country. But not for half a century, and never with a president whose response to demands for basic justice were so belligerent and divisive that even
I’ve been ill for months, but I still don't know if it is Covid-19
I’ve had a fever, a cough and breathlessness since February, and been in and out of hospital. If it isn’t coronavirus, what is it? By Simon Hattenstone I’m lying in bed, shivering like crazy. My partner, Diane, is asleep, and I burrow deep into her back. I’m sweating like crazy, too. I’m desperate for the loo, and I run there in my shivery sweats and sweaty shivers. It’s only five minutes since I
George Floyd killing: peaceful protests sweep America as calls for racial justice reach new heights
Hundreds of thousands took to the streets on a day that saw grief and determination punctuated by moments of levity George Floyd killing – latest US updates See all our George Floyd coverage Hundreds of thousands of Americans took to the streets, in big cities and small towns, from coast to coast, marking one of the the most expansive mobilizations yet in the nationwide protests against police vi
Buffalo officers filmed shoving 75-year-old protester charged with assault
New York governor calls video ‘horrendous’ but fellow police officers cheer for colleagues outside courthouse George Floyd killing – latest US updates See all our George Floyd coverage Two Buffalo police officers were charged with assault on Saturday, prosecutors said, after a video showed them shoving a 75-year-old protester in recent demonstrations over the death of George Floyd. Robert McCabe
Witness: Manuel Ellis was having 'friendly' talk with officers before he was beaten
Account of events leading to man’s death in Tacoma, Washington, differs widely from police version A woman who witnessed Manuel Ellis’s arrest on the night the young African American died in police custody says she saw him having a “friendly” conversation with two white police officers when one of them then knocked him to the ground with their car door. Sara McDowell’s account of what happened on
Glasgow 'slaver' streets renamed by anti-racist campaigners
Roads whose names are linked to the slave trade have been targeted Anti-racism campaigners have renamed streets in the centre of Glasgow that have links to the slave trade. In several streets, signs with a black background and white font have appeared alongside the originals, as activists replace the names of tobacco lords and slave trade ownerswith those of black activists, slaves and people kil
Spurs' Gregg Popovich: the US is in trouble and white people must bear burden
Spurs coach says he is embarrassed by injustice in America NFL does unthinkable and gives Trump the middle finger San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, who is a long-time critic of Donald Trump and an advocate for civil rights in the US, has given his thoughts on the unrest of the last few weeks. Popovich, who has won five NBA titles with the Spurs, said he believes the “country is in trouble”
No, Australia is not the US. Our shocking racial injustice is all our own | Greg Jericho
The latest data on Indigenous incarceration in Australia took my breath away This week we discovered in the March quarter the economy went backwards for the first time since 2011 and we are now obviously in a recession. But that is not was shocked me. This week the retail figures for April were released showing our spending fell 17%, and our spending on clothes and footwear fell 54% – meaning in
Fury at Floyd's death 'fuelled by impact of Covid-19 on black communities'
Anger sweeping US and elsewhere due to inequality, says WHO envoy Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage The outrage that has gripped many nations in the wake of the death of George Floyd is likely to have been fuelled by resentment over Covid-19’s extreme impact on black communities, one of the world’s top health experts warned on Saturday. David Nabarro, professor of glob
‘Now is the time’: London’s Black Lives Matter rally looks like a turning point
Many of those protesting about George Floyd’s death believe demands for racial justice now have a new and unstoppable urgency George Floyd killing: latest updates It was always likely that the months of lockdown would demand some kind of emotional catharsis. You imagined it would involve the usual British excesses of lager and sunshine. In fact, in the past week its primary expression has been a

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