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From TheJournal.ie Donald Trump commutes prison sentence of longtime ally Roger Stone Strategist

Donald Trump commutes prison sentence of longtime ally Roger Stone

“Roger Stone is now a free man!” the White House said in a statement, days before he was to start serving time.

From TheJournal.ie US tops 3 million Covid-19 cases as Trump pushes for schools to reopen Coronavirus

US tops 3 million Covid-19 cases as Trump pushes for schools to reopen

The virus is surging in several southern hotspots including Texas, Florida, Louisiana and Arizona.

From TheJournal.ie Kanye West says he's running for US president - it's not the first time he's promised a White House bid Yeezy Peasy

Kanye West says he's running for US president - it's not the first time he's promised a White House bid

Kanye West made the announcement on Twitter on US Independence Day.

From TheJournal.ie 'We will not be terrorised': Donald Trump attacks protesters and 'cancel culture' at Mount Rushmore 4 July

'We will not be terrorised': Donald Trump attacks protesters and 'cancel culture' at Mount Rushmore

Donald Trump accused Black Lives Matter protesters of trying to ‘wipe out our history’.

From TheJournal.ie Joe Biden accuses 'white flag’ Trump of leaving the battlefield Russia

Joe Biden accuses 'white flag’ Trump of leaving the battlefield

Biden suggested Trump has abdicated his duty to protect both US troops abroad and American citizens at home.

From TheJournal.ie US on track for 100,000 new Covid-19 cases a day, warns top disease expert Anthony Fauci America

US on track for 100,000 new Covid-19 cases a day, warns top disease expert Anthony Fauci

There have been at least 126,000 deaths from Covid-19 in the United States so far.

From TheJournal.ie Man killed and teenager in critical condition after shooting in Seattle’s occupied protest zone US

Man killed and teenager in critical condition after shooting in Seattle’s occupied protest zone

It is the second fatal shooting in the area occupied for two weeks by protesters.

From TheJournal.ie Texas' battle against Covid-19 takes 'a dangerous turn', as LA bars ordered to close Coronavirus

Texas' battle against Covid-19 takes 'a dangerous turn', as LA bars ordered to close

Bars in seven Californian counties have been ordered to close due to a spike in coronavirus cases.

From TheJournal.ie Covid-19 precautions increase after cases surge in various hotspots worldwide Pandemic

Covid-19 precautions increase after cases surge in various hotspots worldwide

Indonesia is expected to pass the 50,000 mark for confirmed infections today.

From TheJournal.ie Covid-19 numbers surge globally as many nations ease lockdowns Coronavirus

Covid-19 numbers surge globally as many nations ease lockdowns

India has been recording about 15,000 new infections each day, and some states are considering fresh lockdown measures.

From TheJournal.ie Trump launches new attack on postal voting, saying it could be the 'scandal of our times' US Election

Trump launches new attack on postal voting, saying it could be the 'scandal of our times'

The US President has made unsubstantiated assertions that foreign countries will print millions of bogus ballots to rig the election.

From TheJournal.ie US Justice Department puts pressure on New York prosecutor investigating Trump allies to resign Edged Out

US Justice Department puts pressure on New York prosecutor investigating Trump allies to resign

The Manhattan prosecutor said he was refusing to leave his post and his ongoing investigations would continue

From TheJournal.ie Former eBay employees charged after allegedly sending spiders and cockroaches to US couple Investigation

Former eBay employees charged after allegedly sending spiders and cockroaches to US couple

The campaign was allegedly over a newsletter they published which was critical of the company.

From TheJournal.ie Film director Spike Lee apologises after defending Woody Allen and criticising 'cancel culture' Metoo

Film director Spike Lee apologises after defending Woody Allen and criticising 'cancel culture'

Lee called Allen “a great, great filmmaker” in an interview on Friday.

From TheJournal.ie Atlanta police officer sacked after fatal shooting of black man Protests

Atlanta police officer sacked after fatal shooting of black man

Rayshard Brooks was running away when he was shot by a police officer.

From TheJournal.ie Fine Gael MEPs call for investigation into whether EU arms exports have been used against US civilians Joint Letter

Fine Gael MEPs call for investigation into whether EU arms exports have been used against US civilians

The five MEPs co-signed a letter to Josep Borrell ahead of a debate in the EU parliament next week.

From TheJournal.ie Trump says police chokeholds sound 'so innocent and perfect' but should 'generally be ended’ Police Brutality

Trump says police chokeholds sound 'so innocent and perfect' but should 'generally be ended’

Chokeholds have come under renewed scrutiny in the wake of the killing of George Floyd in police custody.

From TheJournal.ie Brazil digs up bones to make space in graveyards for Covid-19 victims as death toll hits almost 42,000 Death Toll

Brazil digs up bones to make space in graveyards for Covid-19 victims as death toll hits almost 42,000

The country now has the second highest death toll from Covid-19 behind the United States.

From TheJournal.ie George Floyd's brother challenges US Congress to ‘stop the pain’ Black Lives Matter This post contains videos

George Floyd's brother challenges US Congress to ‘stop the pain’

“The people marching in the streets are telling you enough is enough. Be the leaders that this country, this world, needs. Do the right thing,” Philonise Floyd said.

From TheJournal.ie Trump rules out changing names of US military bases named after Confederate leaders Black Lives Matter

Trump rules out changing names of US military bases named after Confederate leaders

The demand for renaming the bases gathered momentum in the wake of protests.

From TheJournal.ie TV show Cops axed amid racial tensions and protests George Floyd

TV show Cops axed amid racial tensions and protests

The programme had been pulled temporarily from the air in late May, but that move has now become permanent.

From TheJournal.ie 'An Antifa provocateur': Trump makes unfounded claims about 75-year-old protester who was hospitalised by police Martin Gugino

'An Antifa provocateur': Trump makes unfounded claims about 75-year-old protester who was hospitalised by police

The president attempted to cast doubt on footage showing police in the city of Buffalo shoving the man.

From TheJournal.ie Funeral of George Floyd takes place in Texas Houston

Funeral of George Floyd takes place in Texas

The private service will end six days of mourning for the 46-year-old.

From TheJournal.ie 'He has not died in vain': Thousands gather in Houston to mourn George Floyd before private funeral Black Lives Matter

'He has not died in vain': Thousands gather in Houston to mourn George Floyd before private funeral

The death of George Floyd has triggered protests and anger in the US and beyond.

From TheJournal.ie Police officer charged with killing of George Floyd appears in court Derek Chauvin

Police officer charged with killing of George Floyd appears in court

Members of the party knelt for eight minutes and 46 seconds before a sitting of Congress today.

From TheJournal.ie New York police officers suspended after 75 year-old shoved to ground and left in serious condition at protest Buffalo

New York police officers suspended after 75 year-old shoved to ground and left in serious condition at protest

A video of the incident by local radio station WBFO went viral after being posted on social media.

From TheJournal.ie Barack Obama: 'As tragic as these few weeks have been, it's an incredible opportunity to awaken' US

Barack Obama: 'As tragic as these few weeks have been, it's an incredible opportunity to awaken'

Obama has urged every US mayor to review its use of police force and commit to reforms.

From TheJournal.ie Four police officers to be charged in relation to George Floyd's death; one charged with second-degree murder Minneapolis

Four police officers to be charged in relation to George Floyd's death; one charged with second-degree murder

George Floyd’s family described news of the new charges as a “bittersweet moment”.

From TheJournal.ie National Guard deployed to Minneapolis following third night of protests over black man's death George Floyd

National Guard deployed to Minneapolis following third night of protests over black man's death

Demonstrations have been sparked by those angered at a video showing 46-year-old George Floyd’s arrest.

From TheJournal.ie 'They murdered my brother': Protests held in Minneapolis over black man's killing by police officer George Floyd

'They murdered my brother': Protests held in Minneapolis over black man's killing by police officer

The case is seen as the latest example of police brutality against African Americans.

From TheJournal.ie Covid-19 death toll in US has surpassed 100,000 Coronavirus

Covid-19 death toll in US has surpassed 100,000

The news comes as only half of Americans said they would be willing to get vaccinated if scientists are successful in developing a vaccine.

From TheJournal.ie Woman who threatened to call police on black birdwatcher in New York's Central Park loses job US

Woman who threatened to call police on black birdwatcher in New York's Central Park loses job

A clip posted on Twitter showing the incident has been viewed millions of times.

From TheJournal.ie Twitter adds fact-check warning to election posts by Donald Trump Misinformation

Twitter adds fact-check warning to election posts by Donald Trump

Trump claimed postal voting would be “fraudulent” and that “mail boxes will be robbed”.

From TheJournal.ie Four Minneapolis police officers fired after death of black man shown pinned down in video George Floyd

Four Minneapolis police officers fired after death of black man shown pinned down in video

A video showed George Floyd pleading that he could not breathe as a white officer knelt on his neck.

From TheJournal.ie 'I had one on before': Trump avoids wearing mask during tour of Ford factory despite company policy Cover Up

'I had one on before': Trump avoids wearing mask during tour of Ford factory despite company policy

Company chairman Bill Ford said that he had encouraged Trump to wear a mask when he arrived at the factory.

From TheJournal.ie US publishes scathing report on China, and threatens to 'increase public pressure' Donald Trump

US publishes scathing report on China, and threatens to 'increase public pressure'

The White House has published a 20-page report giving out about China.

From TheJournal.ie Johnson and Johnson to stop selling talc baby powder in US and Canada — but not in Ireland Fall In Demand

Johnson and Johnson to stop selling talc baby powder in US and Canada — but not in Ireland

Talc powder sales have fallen dramatically due to misinformation, the company said.

From TheJournal.ie Donald Trump threatens to permanently stop funding World Health Organisation over Covid-19 response Coronavirus

Donald Trump threatens to permanently stop funding World Health Organisation over Covid-19 response

The move comes after weeks of finger-pointing between the US and China over the pandemic.

From TheJournal.ie Huawei says its survival is at stake after latest US restrictions Growing Tensions

Huawei says its survival is at stake after latest US restrictions

The Chinese company has hit out at the “pernicious” attack against it.

From TheJournal.ie 11 firefighters injured in explosion at hash oil factory in Los Angeles US

11 firefighters injured in explosion at hash oil factory in Los Angeles

The significant explosion” occurred at around 6.30pm local time on Saturday.

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