A police union on Thursday urged prosecutors to charge a Black music producer with resisting arrest, six days after President Emmanuel Macron said the arrest and beating of the man, which was caught on film, was unacceptable and shameful for France. The beating of Michel Zecler by police officers inside his music studio was captured on closed circuit television and mobile phone footage. It was circulated widely online and sparked new criticism over police violence in France.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo used his final NATO meeting this week to sharply criticise Turkey, saying its purchase of a Russian weapons system was "a gift" to Moscow, according to five diplomats and officials. At the confidential foreign ministers' video conference on Tuesday, Pompeo said Turkey was undermining NATO's security and creating instability in the eastern Mediterranean in a dispute with Greece and non-NATO member Cyprus over gas resources, said the diplomats and officials, who asked not to be named as the discussions were confidential. While the U.S. and other NATO allies have long been odds over Turkey's military intervention in Syria and Libya, Pompeo's remarks underscored the depth of tensions at the Western alliance that many experts say dangerously weakens it.
"The Rodchenkov Affair: How I Brought Down Putin's Secret Doping Empire" outlines his account of how he helped Russian athletes who cheated by doping escape detection. Rodchenkov later became a whistleblower and was featured in a 2017 Academy Award-winning documentary 'Icarus', providing testimony which ultimately led to the disqualification of Russian athletes and the country being banned from the Olympics. "The Rodchenkov Affair was praised for its searing honesty and bravery," Alyson Rudd, the chair of the judging panel said in a statement.
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Facebook Inc on Thursday said it would remove false claims about COVID-19 vaccines that have been debunked by public health experts, following a similar announcement by Alphabet Inc's YouTube in October. The move expands Facebook's current rules against falsehoods and conspiracy theories about the pandemic. The social media company says it takes down coronavirus misinformation that poses a risk of "imminent" harm, while labeling and reducing distribution of other false claims that fail to reach that threshold.
Content Partners LLC has acquired the FilmDistrict library, including "Olympus Has Fallen," "Looper" and the first two "Insidious" movies. “We’re thrilled to bring these popular titles from FilmDistrict to new platforms while building our library and continuing to be leading owners of intellectual property in the entertainment industry,” said John Mass, executive vice president of […]
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London [UK], December 3 (ANI): Premier League and English Football League on Thursday agreed on a 250 million pound rescue package and distress fund to address the immediate financial challenges faced by EFL clubs amid the coronavirus pandemic.
A Brexit deal could be agreed “within days”, the Irish foreign minister declared on Thursday, hours after negotiators in London haggled about fishing quotas over takeaway pizzas. Simon Coveney said he believed there was a “good chance” of an agreement this weekend despite gaps over fishing and whether the EU courts will act as umpire in future disputes. “It's the time to hold our nerve and trust Michel Barnier,” he told Irish radio.
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The promise of COVID-19 vaccines is "phenomenal" and "potentially game-changing", World Health Organization European director Hans Kluge said on Thursday, a day after Britain became the first Western country to approve a shot. Britain approved Pfizer Inc's COVID-19 vaccine, developed with Germany's BioNTech, outpacing the world in the race to begin the most crucial mass inoculation programme in history. Speaking from Copenhagen, Kluge said vaccine supplies would be very limited at first and that countries must decide who gets priority, though the WHO also cited "growing consensus" that first recipients should be older people, medical workers and people with other diseases, as Britain plans.
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Authorities in Bangladesh have begun relocating thousands of Rohingya refugees to an isolated island despite calls by human rights groups for a halt to the process, officials said Thursday. The United Nations has also voiced concern that refugees be allowed to make a “free and informed decision” about whether to relocate to the island in the Bay of Bengal. The island's facilities are built to accommodate 100,000 people, just a fraction of the million Rohingya Muslims who have fled waves of violent persecution in their native Myanmar and are currently living in crowded, squalid refugee camps.
Eton College should accept girls for the first time in its history, the man in charge of the education system has said. Gavin Williamson said it would be a “good step forward” if the elite boarding school started accepting female pupils. The historic college has produced 20 prime ministers, including Boris Johnson, and currently charges around £42,000 a year in fees.
Cameroon will hold its first ever regional election on Sunday, as President Paul Biya seeks to quell a four-year-old separatist insurgency and appease opponents who say he has neglected the provinces for decades. Over 10,000 local representatives will vote to appoint councils in all ten regions made up of regional delegates and traditional rulers, putting into action a 1996 law that promised decentralised government but was never enacted. Government officials say it will give the regions greater say over spending and local governance.
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Vice President-elect Kamala Harris has named Tina Flournoy, a veteran Democratic strategist and aide to the Clintons, as her chief of staff, the transition team announced Thursday. Flournoy's appointment as Harris' top staffer adds to a team of advisers led by Black women. Harris, who is of Jamaican and Indian heritage, is the nation's first female vice president.
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A large blast in a warehouse near Bristol in England has caused multiple casualties, a spokeswoman for the fire brigade said on Thursday. The fire service had previously said on Twitter that it was responding to an incident after being called to a large explosion in Avonmouth, south west England. "We can confirm there are multiple casualties on site," a spokeswoman for Avon Fire and Rescue Service said, adding that injuries were serious.