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Facebook: Canada's banks join ad boycott to block hate speech

作者:admin 2020-07-04

Canada's biggest lenders confirmed on Friday they had joined a widespread boycott of Facebook Inc begun by United States civil rights groups seeking to pressure the world's largest social media platform to take concrete steps to block hate speech. Mo 阅读全文

Jeffrey Epstein confidante Ghislaine Maxwell arrested by FBI

作者:admin 2020-07-04

Ghislaine Maxwell, a British socialite and close friend of disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein, was arrested in the United States on Thursday on charges of helping to lure underage girls who were then sexually abused by Epstein. Maxwell, who lived fo 阅读全文

Three US cities pilot truth, reconciliation push to tackle racism

作者:admin 2020-07-04

District attorneys in Boston, Philadelphia and San Francisco are teaming up on a pilot effort patterned after South Africa's post-apartheid Truth and Reconciliation Commission to confront racism in the criminal justice system. Suffolk County DA Racha 阅读全文

Selma 'Bloody Sunday' bridge renaming efforts cause divides

作者:admin 2020-07-04

Thousands gathered in Selma, Alabama, a United States river city in 1940 to dedicate a new bridge in honour of white supremacist Edmund Pettus, a Confederate general and reputed Ku Klux Klan leader. Just 25 years later, the bridge became a global lan 阅读全文

US Congress passes bill penalising banks over China's new HK law

作者:admin 2020-07-04

The United States Senate passed legislation on Thursday to penalise banks doing business with Chinese officials who implement Beijing's draconian new national security law on Hong Kong, sending it to the White House for President Donald Trump's signa 阅读全文

US Supreme Court considers Nestle, Cargill human rights appeals

作者:admin 2020-07-03

The United States Supreme Court will decide whether American corporations can be sued for alleged human rights abuses occurring abroad under a 1789 law, agreeing on Thursday to hear appeals by two companies - Cargill Inc and a Nestle SA subsidiary - 阅读全文

US airlines strike deal with Treasury for billions in virus loans

作者:admin 2020-07-03

The United States Treasury says it has agreed on terms for government loans with five US carriers, including American Airlines Group Inc. The Treasury on Thursday said it had signed letters of intent with American, Frontier Airlines, Hawaiian Airline 阅读全文

Washington Redskins football team pressured to change name

作者:admin 2020-07-03

The push for racial justice in the United States is putting renewed pressure on the Washington Redskins football team to change its name. Activists say the term "Redskins" is racist and offensive to Native Americans. Al Jazeera's Alan Fisher reports 阅读全文

US seizes shipment of Chinese products over human rights fears

作者:admin 2020-07-03

Federal authorities in New York on Wednesday seized a shipment of weaves and other beauty accessories suspected to be made out of human hair taken from people locked inside a Chinese internment camp. US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials t 阅读全文

US Supreme Court to delay Congress access to Mueller documents

作者:admin 2020-07-03

The United States Supreme Court is denying Congress access to secret grand jury testimony from special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation through the November election. The justices agreed on Thursday to hear the Trump administration's app 阅读全文