Minneapolis

Top of The World

EU imposes sanctions on Belarus over Protasevich arrest

Top of The World: The EU has agreed to impose sanctions on Belarus, in response to the forced diversion of a commercial flight to detain activist and opposition journalist Roman Protasevich. And, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken is in the Middle East following a deadly 11-day war between Israel and Hamas and vowed to aid Gaza. Also, Tuesday marks one year since the death of George Floyd, a Black man who was killed by a white police officer in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Top of The World

Chauvin guilty verdict results in cheers and relief

Top of The World: Derek Chauvin’s case took three weeks of testimony but less than a day of jury deliberations to find him guilty on all charges. And, the European Super League has had a super meltdown as Atlético Madrid, Inter Milan, AC Milan and Juventus all dropped out Wednesday. Also, the UN special rapporteur for Myanmar has warned of a “humanitarian catastrophe” in the South Asian country.

Top of The World

Global focus returns to Minneapolis as jury selection begins for Chauvin trial

Updated

Top of The World: Jury selection begins this week in a Minneapolis courtroom for Derek Chauvin's trial for the death of George Floyd — a case that sparked widespread outrage and global protests. And, Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has been released from prison but her future remains uncertain. Also, a widely discussed and eye-opening interview with Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, has captured headlines around the world.

Top of The World

North Korea destroyed the liaison office with the South; Beijing imposed coronavirus restrictions; France backs away from chokehold ban

In a dramatic escalation of tensions, North Korea blew up the liaison office used to improve relations with South Korea on Tuesday. And, in a move to stop a flare-up of new coronavirus cases, Beijing has imposed restrictions on public transport and banned high-risk people, such as those in close contact with others who have tested positive for COVID-19, from leaving the city. Also, three Indian soldiers were killed today in a confrontation with Chinese troops in the disputed border region of Kashmir.

Pages