Protests erupted across Brazil last week after a Black man was brutally murdered by two white supermarket security guards. The murder is only the latest case of racist violence in Brazil, which is fueling Black Lives Matter activism across the country.
US President-elect Joe Biden is expected to nominate a slate of career diplomats and foreign policy experts to key posts in his administration. British-Swedish pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca has said its vaccine, developed with Oxford University, is up to 90% effective. And, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu flew Sunday to the Red Sea future city of Neom for talks with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
At least 37 people have been killed in Uganda’s worst election-related violence in decades. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus denied accusations made by his own Ethiopian government that he is working with neighboring countries to provide weapons and other assistance for Tigray rebels. And, Mexico has surpassed 100,000 deaths from COVID-19, the fourth nation to do so after the US, Brazil and India.
French President Emmanuel Macron's proposed "separatism law" would, among other things, monitor international funding coming into French mosques, crack down on online hate speech and create a special certificate program for French imams.
America’s top diplomat Mike Pompeo made history Thursday by becoming the first US secretary of state to visit an Israeli settlement in the occupied West Bank, the entirety of which Palestinians claim as a part of their future state.
Australian special forces allegedly killed 39 unarmed prisoners and civilians in Afghanistan, with senior commandos reportedly forcing junior soldiers to kill defenceless captives in order to "blood" them for combat, a four year investigation found.
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