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World Aug 01Mexico no. 3 in virus deaths; storm could hinder U.S. response
Mexico now has the third most COVID-19 deaths in the world, behind Brazil and the United States, where a hurricane bearing down on the East Coast on Saturday is threatening to complicate efforts to contain the virus.
World Jul 10Activists protest against French minister accused of rape
Women’s rights activists held protests in cities in France and abroad against President Emmanuel Macron’s appointment of a new interior minister who is accused of rape and a justice minister who has minimized the #MeToo movement.
World Jul 04At Pride march in Paris, activists demand racial justice too
Marchers chanted “It’s my body, it’s my choice!” and “Everyone hates the police!” as the young, ethnically diverse crowd wound peacefully from the Pigalle neighborhood in northern Paris to Republique plaza in the east. Many of the participants wore protective…
World Jun 17France sees protests by activists, medics and police
A few hundred police officers have put down their handcuffs at Paris police headquarters to demand better working conditions. The protest on Wednesday came amid mounting anger over brutal French arrests.
World Jun 15France backs off chokehold ban, adds stun guns for police
France's government is testing stun guns for wider use and backing off a ban on police chokeholds after French police staged protests around the country last week. The government says it will allow chokeholds until a better immobilization tactic emerges,…
World Jun 09Anger and activism grow over abuse by French police
Virus containment measures have made tensions even worse between police and marginalized residents of France's low-income neighborhoods, many of whom are Arab or black and trace their roots to former French colonies.