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Les États-Unis, une nation née dans la brutalité

Le Monde Diplomatique - Mon, 01/06/2020 - 17:25
Convaincu qu'il serait assassiné s'il rentrait dans son pays, Eldridge Cleaver vit depuis plusieurs années en exil. L'auteur d'« Un noir à l'ombre » brosse ici un portrait extrêmement violent des Etats-Unis. Mais, pas plus que le racisme des autres ne saurait constituer un alibi au racisme de chacun, (...) / , , , , , , , , , - 1973/01

Kim Is Back, but North Korea Still Isn’t Stable

Foreign Policy - Mon, 01/06/2020 - 16:35
There’s a lot more to worry about in Pyongyang than just its ruler’s health.

Protests Spread Across the United States

Foreign Policy - Mon, 01/06/2020 - 10:32
As cities burn during continuing protests over police violence, the police have responded with even more violence.

Leaders Can’t Lift Lockdowns Without Public Trust

Foreign Policy - Sun, 31/05/2020 - 08:17
Germany’s reopening is working because Angela Merkel treats citizens like adults; China’s is succeeding because people see results. In India, there’s no trust—and little evidence of progress.

Life and death for Yemen’s women and girls, as funding evaporates

UN News Centre - Sun, 31/05/2020 - 04:00
In mid-May, just as the COVID-19 pandemic arrived in Yemen, funding for UNFPA’s life-saving reproductive health services dried up. The agency has been forced to suspend the provision of reproductive healthcare in 140 out of the 180 health facilities, it supports, meaning only 40 now remain.  

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.