• Tourism deals lingering blow to global economy

    Jun 15, 2020 15:19

    Economists warn the blow that coronavirus has dealt to the global travel and tourism industry is set to do lingering damage to the world’s growth, as areas that are dependent on visitors for their income struggle to reposition their local economies.

  • World joins US protests but leaders restrained about Trump

    Jun 15, 2020 14:35

    People have taken to the streets of Berlin, London, Paris and other cities around the world to demonstrate in support of Black Lives Matter protesters in the US and to vent anger over President Donald Trump’s response to the police killing of George Floyd in Minnesota. But at the top, the leaders of traditional allies of the US have taken pains to avoid criticizing Trump directly, walking a fine line to reconcile international diplomacy with domestic outrage.

  • Anger, activism grow over police abuse amid French lockdown

    Jun 11, 2020 14:44

    With France confined to fight the Coronavirus, a video circulated online in April showing a young man lying on the bloody ground next to two police officers – and quickly set off protests in struggling neighborhoods around the Paris region. Sometime before, the man had been on a motorcycle. Then, he crashed into a suddenly opened police car door. Whether the door was opened on purpose or not is unclear, but what was clear was the anger the video sparked.

  • American police shoot, kill, imprison more people than other developed countries

    Jun 10, 2020 15:43

    US Police officers are more likely to use force on black Americans – and, according to a 2016 study published in the American Journal of Health, black men are nearly three times more likely than white men to be killed by police intervention. Comparable figures for other countries are not readily available. In general, more Americans are subjected to the cogs of the criminal justice system than in many other countries; and more end up in prison, too.

  • US leads global wave of nations stealing, seizing and diverting coronavirus equipment

    Apr 08, 2020 13:57

    Western governments have resorted to seizing, diverting, outbidding and outright stealing equipment from each other in a desperate bid to stem the tide of the coronavirus epidemic.

  • Workers shut down the Louvre. The French labor strike is here to stay

    Jan 27, 2020 15:43

    French railway workers remain on strike for the second month in a row and workers across industries continue demonstrations and work stoppages against the government’s plans to restructure the pension system.

  • France enters second month of national strike

    Jan 13, 2020 10:11

    Nurses, lawyers, and sanitation workers marched alongside railway and other public sector workers in massive demonstrations across France. At least 24 people were arrested at protests in Paris, and protesters clashed with police across the country.

  • Paris police use pepper spray against seated climate change protesters

    Jul 07, 2019 08:50

    In the latest act of police violence in France, dozens of riot officers surrounded a group of peaceful climate change protesters sitting on and blocking a road in Paris on Friday, dousing them in pepper spray and assaulting them.

  • The G20 Summit in Osaka: The war of all against all

    Jul 05, 2019 09:03

    World leaders gathered in Osaka, Japan Friday for the G20 summit amid the relentless promotion of trade war, protectionism and militarism. Andre Damon, National Secretary of the US-based International Youth and Students for Social Equality, has more on this under the heading “The G20 Summit in Osaka: The war of all against all.”

  • Don’t weaponize Taiwan – Germany, France told

    Jul 04, 2019 08:41

    China is highly sensitive to the plot of the West to pour in arms and ammunitions into the breakaway Chinese island of Taiwan, which the US is trying to use as a base against mainland China.