US embassy in Tokyo warns of 'suspected racial profiling'

The US Embassy in Tokyo on Monday warned in a tweet of incidents of suspected racial profiling of non-Japanese by Japanese police.

Russia to send tycoon to ISS in return to space tourism

Russia on Wednesday will send Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa to the International Space Station (ISS) in a move marking Moscow's return to the now booming space tourism business after a decade-long break.

  • Record EU defense spending masks failure to collaborate, report says

    European Union states spent nearly 200 billion euros ($225 billion) on defense in 2020, the most since records began in 2006, but joint investment by governments fell, the European Defence Agency (EDA) announced in a report on Monday.

    By Reuters | 2021/12/6 18:03:16
  • South African protesters oppose Shell

    Hundreds of environmentalist demonstrators gathered on South African beaches on Sunday to protest against oil and gas exploration by energy giant Shell.

    By AFP | 2021/12/6 17:53:39
  • Indonesia's Mt. Semeru erupts again

    Indonesia's Mount Semeru spewed more ash on Monday, hampering the search for survivors as aerial images showed the extent of the devastation unleashed by the volcano's deadly weekend eruption.

    By AFP | 2021/12/6 17:48:39
  • 'Pure Isolation'

    It's a hulking metal-and-concrete platform in the North Sea that has been run as an independent micronation in defiance of the UK government for the last 54 years.

    By AFP | 2021/12/6 17:28:40
  • Japan PM seeks to boost workers' wages

    Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida vowed on Monday to ensure workers' wage hikes to protect the economy from rising global inflation, while strengthening the country's defenses.

    By Reuters | 2021/12/6 17:28:39
  • France, Saudi Arabia committed to resolving diplomatic row with Lebanon: Macron

    France and Saudi Arabia have committed to “fully engage” to resolve a diplomatic row between the Gulf kingdom and Lebanon, visiting French President Emmanuel Macron said Saturday.

    By AFP | 2021/12/5 17:43:39
  • Iran holds unannounced air defense drill: report

    Iranian air defenses fired a missile as part of an exercise on Saturday over the central town of Natanz, which houses nuclear installations, state TV reported, after local residents reported hearing a large blast.

    By Reuters | 2021/12/5 17:38:40
  • COVID-19 protests across Europe

    Tens of thousands of protesters marched through several northwest European cities on Saturday to demonstrate against coronavirus restrictions imposed amid a surge in infections.

    By Agencies | 2021/12/5 17:28:39
  • CNN fires Chris Cuomo over help to governor brother

    CNN fired veteran anchor and correspondent Chris Cuomo, the cable news channel said Saturday, amid an investigation into his involvement with helping defend brother Andrew Cuomo, former New York governor, against sexual misconduct allegations.

    By AFP | 2021/12/5 17:23:39
  • Dozens arrested in Pakistan after mob kills Sri Lankan factory boss

    Up to 120 people have been arrested in Pakistan after a Sri Lankan factory manager was beaten to death and set ablaze by a mob who accused him of blasphemy, officials said on Saturday.

    By AFP | 2021/12/5 17:18:39
  • Sudan military to 'exit politics' after elections

    Sudan's military will exit politics after elections scheduled for 2023, General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan told Reuters in an interview on Saturday, adding that the deposed former ruling party would have no role in the transition.

    By Reuters | 2021/12/5 17:13:40
  • Hundreds of Cote d'Ivoire women march against rape

    Hundreds of women in Cote d'Ivoire took to the streets of Abidjan Saturday to protest a surge of violence against women, in a country where 800 women reported rapes in 2020.

    By AFP | 2021/12/5 17:08:39
  • Pope Francis hits out at EU migration divisions at start of Greek visit

    Pope Francis on Saturday blamed the EU's nationalist divisions for a lack of coordination on migration as he began a landmark trip to Greece, aiming to improve complicated relations with the country's Orthodox Church.

    By AFP | 2021/12/5 17:08:39
  • Indonesia volcano death toll rises

    The death toll from a sudden, spectacular eruption of Indonesia's Mount Semeru has risen to 13, disaster officials said Sunday, as rescuers searched villages blanketed in molten ash for survivors.

    By AFP | 2021/12/5 17:03:39
  • 'Space is limited'

    Friday afternoons are a time for communal prayer for Muslims in the northern Indian city of Gurugram, who over the years had negotiated with local authorities to pray in parks and empty plots of land as they outgrew their mosques.

    By Reuters | 2021/12/5 15:58:39
  • US-led summit a joke on history of democracy, hegemony in essence: officials

    The US-manipulated so-called summit for democracy is a joke, as it is using democracy as a banner to crack down on countries with different systems and development models, a senior Chinese official said on Saturday at a press conference introducing China's whole-process people's democracy.

    By Global Times | 2021/12/4 16:43:28
  • Chinese students affected by Japan's ban on foreign arrivals amid Omicron surge

    Visa application services for Chinese students going to Japan have been suspended as Japan has banned foreign entry for 30 days, the Global Times has learned.

    By Global Times | 2021/12/2 22:25:39
  • GT Investigates: US wages global color revolutions to topple govts for the sake of American control

    To start a revolution, first you need to pick a color.

    By GT staff reporters | 2021/12/2 20:25:13
  • US world's biggest contributor to plastic pollution: report

    The US is by far the biggest contributor to global plastic waste in the world, according to a new report submitted to the federal government Wednesday that called for a national strategy to tackle the growing crisis.

    By AFP | 2021/12/2 18:43:40
  • Austria's Greens party halts projects

    The Austrian government announced on Wednesday that it has halted several highway construction projects, an initiative by the Greens, a junior coalition partner, to fight climate change.

    By AFP | 2021/12/2 18:43:39
  • UN says aid needs will surge in 2022

    The UN warned Thursday that the need for humanitarian aid was skyrocketing worldwide, as the pandemic continues to rage, and climate change and conflicts push more people to the brink of famine.

    By AFP | 2021/12/2 18:38:40
  • UNESCO site Lalibela retaken from rebels, claims Ethiopian government

    Ethiopia said Wednesday that pro-government forces had recaptured the UNESCO World Heritage site Lalibela, which fell to Tigrayan fighters in August, as Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's administration seeks to wrest back territory from the rebels.

    By AFP | 2021/12/2 18:28:39
  • WB backs using frozen funds to aid Afghanistan

    The World Bank's board has backed transferring $280 million from a frozen trust fund to two aid agencies to help Afghanistan cope with a brewing humanitarian crisis after the US withdrawal, two sources familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.

    By Reuters | 2021/12/2 18:23:40
  • Russia Detects Over 50 NATO Reconnaissance Aircraft Near Borders Weekly

    Russia's objective control means are detecting over 50 NATO reconnaissance aircraft and drones near its borders every week, the Russian Foreign Ministry said.

    By Sputnik News | 2021/12/2 18:20:40
  • US reports first Omicron case

    Fears over the impact of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus rose on Thursday after the first case was reported in the US and the Japanese central bank warned of economic pain as countries respond with tighter containment measures.

    By Reuters | 2021/12/2 18:18:39
  • Russia Will Soon Have New Hypersonic Missile With Maximum Speed of Mach 9, Putin Says

    Earlier in November, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that tests of the Zircon hypersonic missiles are almost completed.

    By Sputnik News | 2021/12/2 18:15:25
  • Supreme Court looks set to gut abortion rights

    Conservative US Supreme Court justices on Wednesday signaled a willingness to dramatically curtail abortion rights in America and perhaps overturn the landmark 1973 Roe v.

    By Reuters | 2021/12/2 17:58:39
  • A long way to go

    Andrew Caldwell laughs at the idea that he is brave.

    By Reuters | 2021/12/2 17:08:39
  • European diplomats say no time for 'niceties' in Iran nuclear talks

    European negotiators on Tuesday said they will assess the “seriousness” of the Iranian position over the next few days to decide whether to continue with recently resumed talks about reviving the 2015 nuclear deal.

    By AFP | 2021/12/1 17:38:39
  • US delegation speaks with Afghan Taliban representatives

    A US delegation led by the special representative for Afghanistan, Thomas West, held talks with senior Afghan Taliban representatives in Qatar on Monday and Tuesday, the US State Department said.

    By Reuters | 2021/12/1 17:33:39
  • WHO warns against travel bans

    The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned blanket travel bans will not prevent the spread of Omicron, as more countries rushed to impose curbs and the first cases of the new COVID-19 strain were detected in Latin America.

    By AFP | 2021/12/1 17:23:39
  • Arctic rainfall could dominate snowfall earlier than expected: study

    Rainfall could start replacing snowfall in the Arctic decades sooner than previously thought, a study found Tuesday, warning the change caused by global warming could have effects beyond the region.

    By AFP | 2021/12/1 17:08:40
  • Spacewalk postponed due to risk from debris

    NASA early Tuesday postponed a spacewalk outside the International Space Station (ISS) by two of its astronauts after receiving a “debris notification” for the orbital outpost.

    By AFP | 2021/12/1 17:03:40
  • Santa Claus is coming to town

    After a “dark year,” Britain's Santas are raring to meet children at live events once again this Christmas and even their reindeer are fully jabbed, a lineup of the white-bearded performers said on Tuesday.

    By AFP | 2021/12/1 16:58:40
  • Marginalized and excluded

    Woken by the first light of dawn, Mehmet and his family rise to drink sweet black tea before they deconstruct the goat hair tent they share and set out across the rangelands of central Anatolia.

    By Reuters | 2021/12/1 16:43:39
  • S.Korea reports new daily record of COVID-19 cases

    South Korea reported a new daily record of 5,123 new coronavirus cases, as it battles to contain a sharp rise in patients with severe symptoms and stave off the Omicron variant, the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) said on Wednesday.

    By Reuters | 2021/12/1 16:38:39
  • UK armed forces to allow HIV-positive people to enlist

    Britain plans to allow people who have tested positive for HIV to join the armed forces if they no longer carry a detectable amount of the virus, its defense ministry said on Wednesday.

    By Reuters | 2021/12/1 16:28:39
  • US sees deadliest school shooting of 2021

    A 15-year-old student opened fire at his Michigan high school on Tuesday, killing three teenagers and wounding eight other people before surrendering to police, authorities said, in what was the deadliest US school shooting so far in 2021.

    By AFP | 2021/12/1 16:13:40
  • Duterte's chosen successor exits Philippines presidential race as field narrows

    Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte's chosen successor on Tuesday announced his withdrawal from the 2022 presidential race, saying it was “not yet my time.”

    By AFP | 2021/11/30 17:43:40
  • World Bank mulls plan to release aid for Afghanistan

    The World Bank will consider a compromise plan to release humanitarian aid for Afghanistan by shifting funds intended for rebuilding efforts, a source told AFP Monday.

    By AFP | 2021/11/30 17:43:39
  • A new republic is born: Barbados

    Barbados ditched Britain's Queen Elizabeth as head of state, forging a new republic on Tuesday with its first-ever president and severing its last remaining colonial bonds nearly 400 years after the first English ships arrived at the Caribbean island.

    By Reuters | 2021/11/30 17:38:40
  • Japan's crown prince criticizes media coverage of daughter's marriage

    Japan's crown prince criticized the media on Tuesday for falsities and “terrible things” in its coverage of the engagement of his daughter, former princess Mako, who relinquished her royal status to marry a non-royal in October.

    By Reuters | 2021/11/30 17:33:39
  • Population of France to peak in 2044 before falling

    The population of France is set to grow slowly but steadily until 2044, when an aging demographic will prompt a decline if current fertility and immigration rates hold, the country's national statistics office said Monday.

    By AFP | 2021/11/30 17:28:40
  • Pentagon probes Syria airstrike

    The Pentagon launched a fresh probe on Monday into a 2019 airstrike that killed civilians in Syria, two weeks after a New York Times investigation claimed the US military concealed dozens of noncombatants' deaths.

    By AFP | 2021/11/30 17:28:39
  • 30 South African white rhinos relocated to Rwanda

    Thirty endangered white rhinos arrived in Rwanda on Monday after a long journey from South Africa in a Boeing 747, conservationists said, hailing it as the largest single transfer of the species ever undertaken.

    By AFP | 2021/11/30 16:48:40
  • 'Fatal blow' to Senegal's gas wealth dream

    Senegal's President Macky Sall on Monday firmly opposed ending financing for fossil fuel extraction, saying the move would deal “a fatal blow” to economies like the West African country.

    By AFP | 2021/11/30 16:43:40
  • HIV infection rates not slowing fast enough

    Infection rates of HIV are not slowing fast enough to reach the goal of eradicating AIDS by 2030, a report by the United Nations group to fight the disease said Monday.

    By AFP | 2021/11/30 16:38:39
  • Stolen gods

    When Virginia Tech professor Sweta Gyanu Baniya saw an ornate 17th-century Nepali necklace in the Art Institute of Chicago, she burst into tears, bowed down and began to pray.

    By AFP | 2021/11/30 16:03:39
  • Brazil burns boats in crackdown on wildcat Amazon gold miners

    Brazilian authorities burned more than 60 river-dredging boats in a crackdown on wildcat miners drawn to a major Amazon tributary by rumors of a gold find, the government and Greenpeace said Sunday.

    By AFP | 2021/11/29 18:23:40
  • Northern Peru struck by 7.5-magnitude earthquake

    A 7.5-magnitude earthquake struck northern Peru on Sunday, destroying buildings, injuring at least 10 people and sending shock waves across the region.

    By AFP | 2021/11/29 18:23:39
  • Pandemic cost high for tourism

    The coronavirus pandemic will cost the global tourism sector $2 trillion in lost revenue in 2021, the UN's tourism body said Monday, calling the sector's recovery “fragile” and “slow.”

    By AFP | 2021/11/29 18:08:39
  • Iceland's ruling coalition agrees on new govt

    Iceland's outgoing left-right coalition government said Sunday it had reached a deal to continue together in power for four more years, more than two months after winning a majority in a general election.

    By AFP | 2021/11/29 18:03:39
  • Fiji sends troops to Solomon Islands as hunger fears grow

    Fiji joined an international peacekeeping force keeping a lid on simmering tensions in the riot-hit Solomon Islands on Monday, as the Red Cross warned of food shortages in the Pacific nation's devastated capital.

    By AFP | 2021/11/29 18:03:39
  • Keyboard warriors

    The group that ran the Hindutva Watch handle on Twitter – which flagged instances of violence and bigotry from an extreme form of Hindu nationalism – had long been accustomed to being abused and trolled for content critical of the Indian government.

    By Reuters | 2021/11/29 17:53:39
  • Britain urged to help fight smuggling

    France on Sunday urged Britain to help more with cracking down on people-smuggling gangs following a row between the two countries last week over an unprecedented boat accident in the Channel that cost 27 lives.

    By AFP | 2021/11/29 17:53:39
  • Taliban asks EU for help with airports as winter brings looming humanitarian crisis

    The Taliban asked for help in keeping Afghanistan's airports running in weekend talks with EU officials that also raised “grave concern” about the humanitarian situation in their country, according to an EU statement late Sunday.

    By AFP | 2021/11/29 17:38:39
  • Maduro slams EU 'spies' in wake of report criticizing polls

    Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro on Sunday denounced members of the European Union's (EU) electoral observation mission who monitored voting last weekend as “spies,” and accused them of looking to “stain” the regional elections on their preliminary report.

    By Reuters | 2021/11/29 17:33:39
  • Japan latest to slam borders shut

    Japan announced plans Monday to bar all new foreign travellers over the Omicron variant of COVID-19, joining a growing list of countries trying to erect virtual fortresses against the heavily mutated new strain.

    By AFP | 2021/11/29 17:28:39
  • GT investigates: Funding opposition, cultivating influence through cult - US, Taiwan island lurk in shadows of Solomon Islands riots

    Riots in the southern Pacific nation the Solomon Islands are yet to be brought under control, with Chinatown in the country's capital, Honiara, being burned and looted, seeing Chinese nationals suffer incalculable losses. But what the riots truly reflect are the scope of influence the US and the island of Taiwan have over the region considering the island nation's history as a geopolitical pawn.

    By Fan Lingzhi and Shan Jie | 2021/11/28 18:51:01
  • Sudan says forces from Ethiopia kill 'several' troops

    Sudan's army said Saturday “several” soldiers had been killed in an attack by armed groups and militias linked to the Ethiopian military in a disputed fertile border region.

    By AFP | 2021/11/28 18:28:39
  • Greece opens two more holding centers for migrants on islands

    Greece on Saturday inaugurated two more migrant holding centers on islands near Turkey as part of a tougher policy for managing migrant flows that has been criticized by rights groups.

    By Reuters | 2021/11/28 18:23:39
  • Israel closes borders to foreigners

    Israel is expected to close its borders to all foreigners later Sunday in a bid to stem the spread of the new Omicron variant of coronavirus, authorities said.

    By AFP | 2021/11/28 18:18:39
  • Guinea govt pledges to hold 2009 stadium massacre trial

    Guinea's government has announced it will hold a trial over a 2009 massacre that left more than 150 people dead, state media reported Saturday, in a development that rights groups have long asked for.

    By AFP | 2021/11/28 18:03:39
  • Low expectations on nuclear talks

    World powers and Iran are expected to return to Vienna on Monday for a last ditch effort to salvage a 2015 nuclear deal, but few expect a breakthrough.

    By Reuters | 2021/11/28 18:03:39
  • Spanish police march in Madrid to protest against 'Gag Law' reform

    Thousands of Spanish police officers marched through Madrid on Saturday to protest against a proposed reform of a security law which they say will hamper their ability to do their work.

    By Reuters | 2021/11/28 17:58:39
  • Australia's new laws to unmask online trolls

    Australia will introduce legislation to make social media giants provide details of users who post defamatory comments, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Sunday.

    By Reuters | 2021/11/28 17:53:39
  • Up to UK to control borders after Brexit, says EU commissioner

    The European Commission's vice president Margaritis Schinas on Saturday told Britain it has to sort out its own migrant problems post-Brexit.

    By AFP | 2021/11/28 17:48:40
  • Boys more prone to abuse in sports: study

    Three-quarters of children have faced abuse in sports and boys are more likely to be victims than girls, a study of more than 10,000 individuals in six European countries released on Saturday shows.

    By AFP | 2021/11/28 17:48:39
  • Beyond one's means

    As British shoppers gear up for a multibillion pound Black Friday and Christmas splurge, lawmakers have called for urgent regulation of “buy now, pay later” (BNPL) fintech services, which they say lead many people to spend beyond their means.

    By Reuters | 2021/11/28 17:38:39
  • Chinese nationals in the Solomon Islands suffer loss on local riots

    Chinese nationals in the Solomon Islands have suffered great loss after the second day of local riots with their shops smashed, burned and looted and their personal safety in jeopardy.

    By Shan Jie | 2021/11/26 2:36:59
  • Germany's new government prepares to legalize recreational cannabis

    Amsterdam may soon have a rival as the European capital of cannabis, with Germany's next government planning to legalize recreational use of the drug.

    By AFP | 2021/11/25 18:38:39
  • Iraq water resources in danger: World Bank

    Iraq could suffer a 20 percent drop in water resources by 2050 due to climate change, the World Bank said Wednesday, warning of repercussions on growth and jobs.

    By AFP | 2021/11/25 18:33:40
  • Pandemic precautions still needed

    COVID-19 vaccines reduce transmission of the dominant Delta variant by about 40 percent, the WHO said Wednesday, warning that people were falling into a false sense of security concerning jabs.

    By AFP | 2021/11/25 18:33:39
  • UAE crown prince puts aside rivalry, makes first Turkey visit in decade

    The UAE announced a $10 billion fund for investments in Turkey on Wednesday during Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed's visit to Ankara, burying past rivalries.

    By AFP | 2021/11/25 18:08:39
  • Australia sends forces to Solomon Islands: report

    Australia announced the snap deployment of a police and military peacekeeping force to the Solomon Islands Thursday, hoping to quell two days of riots that threaten to topple the government in Honiara.

    By AFP | 2021/11/25 18:03:40
  • 'No progress' in Iran talks: UN

    The UN nuclear watchdog said Wednesday there had been “no progress” in talks with Tehran on disputes over the monitoring of Iran's atomic program, just days before talks restart on reviving the 2015 Iran nuclear deal.

    By AFP | 2021/11/25 18:03:40
  • New Swedish PM resigns on first day in job

    Sweden's first female prime minister, Social Democrat Magdalena Andersson, resigned on Wednesday after less than 12 hours in the top job after the Green Party quit their two-party coalition, stoking political uncertainty.

    By Reuters | 2021/11/25 17:48:40
  • Germany's total COVID-19 death toll passes 100,000

    Germany announced record coronavirus fatalities and infections Thursday as its total death toll passed 100,000, with its most severe virus wave yet breaking just as a new government prepares to take the reins.

    By AFP | 2021/11/25 17:48:39
  • 3 white men found guilty of killing black

    Three white men were found guilty of murder Wednesday for shooting dead an African-American man after chasing him in their pickup trucks, following a racially charged trial in the southern US state of Georgia that gripped the nation.

    By AFP | 2021/11/25 17:43:40
  • Expanding digital world

    The metaverse will soon be a place not only to just buy virtual goods and meet avatars, but also to get essential public services, as governments prepare to enter the rapidly expanding digital world despite concerns about privacy and other rights.

    By Reuters | 2021/11/25 17:38:39
  • Europe likely to be hit more severely by COVID-19 in December, January

    Hurling fireworks and setting fire to vehicles, thousands of people have taken to the streets in Europe recently to protest against reinforced COVID-19 measures as a new wave of the virus sweeps through the continent. Worse may yet be to come as winter and the Christmas festive season could boost infections, Chinese observers warned.

    By Zhang Hui and Wan Hengyi | 2021/11/25 0:29:51
  • Serbia's Vucic Says Without Russia Belgrade Would Have Paid Up to $1,000 for Gas

    If not for its partnership with Russia, Serbia would have had to buy gas for 800-900 euros (about $900-$1,000) per 1,000 cubic meters, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said.

    By | 2021/11/24 18:35:26
  • Google, Twitter, Facebook Face 8 More Legal Complaints in Russia, Court Says

    Transnational IT giants Google, Twitter and Meta (formerly Facebook) received a total of eight new administrative protocols in Russia for failure to remove banned content from their platforms, a Moscow court said on Tuesday.

    By | 2021/11/24 18:32:33
  • UN to evacuate families of staff in Ethiopia as Tigrayan rebels near Addis Ababa

    International alarm mounted on Tuesday over the escalating war in Ethiopia as Tigrayan rebels claimed to be edging closer to the capital Addis Ababa and more foreign citizens were told to leave.

    By AFP | 2021/11/24 17:38:39
  • Europe battles COVID-19 surge

    Europe remains “in the firm grip” of COVID-19 and the continent's death toll could top 2.2 million in winter 2021 if current trends continue, the WHO warned on Tuesday.

    By AFP | 2021/11/24 17:33:40
  • 4 killed in Israel strikes on Syria: war monitor

    Two civilians were among four people killed by Israeli strikes on Wednesday that targeted a part of Syria where fighters loyal to Lebanon's Hezbollah are based, a monitor said.

    By AFP | 2021/11/24 17:33:40
  • Biden releases US strategic oil reserves

    President Joe Biden tapped the US strategic oil reserves Tuesday in a bid to reassure Americans angry about inflation and goods shortages as they head off to Thanksgiving – and to buoy up his sinking poll ratings.

    By AFP | 2021/11/24 17:19:07
  • Challenges in global supply chains

    Two giant US commodity traders bought soybeans in Brazil from farmers trying to evict a traditional community from South America's largest savanna, where deforestation is hastening global warming, watchdog group Global Witness found on Tuesday.

    By Reuters | 2021/11/24 17:03:39
  • EU Parliament greenlights farm subsidies despite objections

    The European Parliament gave its final green light on Tuesday to the EU's vast farm subsidy program despite the opposition of environmentalists, who denounced its terms as “greenwashing.”

    By AFP | 2021/11/24 16:58:40
  • Singapore to see moderate GDP growth

    Singapore's economy is expected to grow about 7 percent in 2021, at the top of the official forecast range, and will expand at a slower pace in 2022 as an uneven recovery continues across sectors, the government said on Wednesday.

    By Reuters | 2021/11/24 16:58:39
  • New Zealand to stay closed to foreigners

    New Zealand said Wednesday it will not reopen to foreign travelers for at least another five months, as it slowly relaxes some of the world's toughest pandemic border restrictions.

    By AFP | 2021/11/24 16:43:39
  • Brooks case highlights complexity, sharpness of US society's deeply rooted contradictions

    Disputes on racial issues arose again in the US after a black man drove a SUV into a Christmas parade in Wisconsin on Monday, leaving five dead and 48 injured. Following the Kyle Rittenhouse case which has sparked protests in multiple cities, racial antagonism has erupted in the US society, aggravating social split.

    By GT staff reporters | 2021/11/24 1:43:13
  • Not always reliable

    Mbonagaija Nestoli knows how it feels to live in fear of the river.

    By Reuters | 2021/11/23 20:08:39
  • Australian energy firm sparks outrage with new gas field project

    Australian environmental groups on Tuesday vowed to scupper plans for a vast new gas project off the country's pristine northwest coast, saying it would critically undercut international climate efforts.

    By AFP | 2021/11/23 20:03:40
  • Lava flows threaten coastal towns in La Palma

    Authorities on the Spanish island of La Palma ordered residents of three coastal towns to stay indoors on Monday after a new stream of lava crashed into the ocean, sending thick clouds of potentially toxic gases high into the sky.

    By Reuters | 2021/11/23 20:03:39