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Trump Scapegoats China and WHO—and Americans Will Suffer

Foreign Policy - Sat, 30/05/2020 - 22:48
The White House’s official narrative about the pandemic is contradicted by the facts—and creates new obstacles to stopping the virus.

Yemen: Amid spike in COVID-19 cases, UNICEF airlifts in badly needed health supplies

UN News Centre - Sat, 30/05/2020 - 17:04
A plane chartered by the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) landed at Sana’a airport on Saturday with lifesaving supplies to help curb the spread of COVID-19 in conflict-torn Yemen.  

America’s Race Problem Erupts Anew, Layered With Coronavirus Tensions

Foreign Policy - Sat, 30/05/2020 - 16:34
Rioting in the aftermath of another police-inflicted death—this time in one of the most prosperous U.S. cities—reveals how little progress has been made.

Our Top Weekend Reads

Foreign Policy - Sat, 30/05/2020 - 13:00
The stock market is soaring, African leaders are rallying around George Floyd, and reducing the U.S. military presence abroad could boost the domestic economy.

Rethinking American History in Trump’s Shadow

Foreign Policy - Sat, 30/05/2020 - 12:00
Catastrophes like the pandemic or the president shape the past as much as the future.

From fighting with guns to fighting the pandemic

UN News Centre - Sat, 30/05/2020 - 06:10
In countries suffering from conflict, readjusting to life in a peaceful society is a challenge, both for former fighters and the wider community. Since the spread of the COVID-19 crisis, the UN is having to refocus many of its programmes, aimed at reducing violence in communities, and rehabilitating combatants.

Trump Cuts U.S. Ties With World Health Organization Amid Pandemic

Foreign Policy - Sat, 30/05/2020 - 00:53
Democrats and NGOs slammed the White House decision, saying the U.S. president was ceding influence to China and further undercutting the coronavirus response.

China’s Crackdown in Hong Kong Won’t Spare Foreigners

Foreign Policy - Fri, 29/05/2020 - 22:57
Business as usual is over in the city, whether companies like it or not.

Extremism Is on the Rise in West Africa. Education Is Suffering.

Foreign Policy - Fri, 29/05/2020 - 22:45
A new report from Burkina Faso shows that rising violence is taking a toll for a generation of children.

Peacekeepers exemplify ‘service, sacrifice and selflessness’, in face of pandemic

UN News Centre - Fri, 29/05/2020 - 22:29
To honour the more than 3,900 women and men who have lost their lives under the UN flag since 1948, Secretary-General António Guterres laid a wreath at the Peacekeepers’ memorial on Friday, International Day of UN Peacekeepers.

COVID-19: Countries support ‘one-stop shop’ to share science and research

UN News Centre - Fri, 29/05/2020 - 22:17
Thirty countries and numerous international partners have underlined the need to make tests, treatments and other technologies to fight COVID-19, available to people everywhere.

African Leaders, Joined by U.S. Embassies, Condemn Police Killing in Minneapolis

Foreign Policy - Fri, 29/05/2020 - 22:04
In highly unusual move, U.S. diplomats in Uganda and Kenya issue public pronouncements expressing distress over the death of George Floyd.

Taliban Leadership in Disarray on Verge of Peace Talks

Foreign Policy - Fri, 29/05/2020 - 21:35
The coronavirus has swept through the top ranks, leaving Mullah Omar’s son tenuously in charge.

Why Are Stocks Soaring in the Middle of a Pandemic?

Foreign Policy - Fri, 29/05/2020 - 21:12
Wall Street and Main Street are on two different planets. We asked six leading experts why.

Victim of Wartime Sexual Slavery Points Finger at Korean Aid Agency

Foreign Policy - Fri, 29/05/2020 - 20:12
Allegation of wrongdoing reopens war wound that has marred relations between Seoul and Tokyo.

UN human rights office welcomes moves to curtail spread of hatred and violence online

UN News Centre - Fri, 29/05/2020 - 20:05
The UN human rights office (OHCHR) has welcomed steps taken by social media companies to prevent their platforms from being used to promote hatred, violence and misinformation, Spokesperson Rupert Colville said on Friday.

Spain’s Right Wing Sees Coronavirus Crisis as Opportunity

Foreign Policy - Fri, 29/05/2020 - 19:24
Conservatives have framed women’s rights rallies in March as a source of contagion, threatening to undermine the surging feminist movement.

Should the United States Punish China for Aggression Toward India and Hong Kong?

Foreign Policy - Fri, 29/05/2020 - 19:15
As Beijing flexes its muscle from Hong Kong to Ladakh, the U.S. government must decide how to respond.

Un débat intellectuel en trompe-l'œil

Le Monde Diplomatique - Fri, 29/05/2020 - 19:08
Depuis vingt ans, les néolibéraux ont cherché à « prolétariser » leur identité en multipliant discours et dispositions sécuritaires. La médiatisation de leur lutte, présumée populaire, contre les « barbares » a coïncidé avec la généralisation, plus discrète, de mesures économiques favorables aux possédants. / (...) / , , , - 2003/01 Ce siècle aura trois ans

More ‘can and must be done’ to eradicate caste-based discrimination in Nepal

UN News Centre - Fri, 29/05/2020 - 18:20
Shocked over the killing last weekend of five men in Nepal, who had planned to escort home one of their girlfriends from a higher caste, the UN human rights chief on Friday stressed that ending caste-based discrimination is “fundamental” to the overall sustainable development vision of leaving no one behind.