The first lady expressed her condolences to the family of George Floyd, and urged the people of the United States to focus on “peace, prayers & healing”.
Rioting erupted in the US on Tuesday after the death of George Floyd, an African-American man who died on Monday after being arrested by law enforcement officers in Minneapolis.
US biotech company Moderna announced on 18 May that results of its first phase of clinical trials involving humans showed that patients given its potential COVID-19 vaccine had developed an immune response similar to people who acquired the novel coronavirus and recovered.
Crowds of protesters gathered in front of the White House overnight Friday following the death of George Floyd, an African-American man from Minnesota, at the hands of police.
Protests over the death of George Floyd have grown nationwide and are expected to continue for a fifth day in Minnesota and across the US, including clashes and rioting.
Police in the US are wrongly being used to treat the consequences of decades of de-industralisation and austerity, according to sociologist and policing expert Alex Vitale. Re-training programmes and other measures haven't worked, he argues, because it is the nature of policing itself which is the problem.
Protests have flared up across the United States over the past four days following the death of an African American man in police custody, and while many are demonstrating peacefully, demanding justice for the victim, some groups have taken advantage of the resulting turmoil by engaging in violence and looting.
The United States announced on Wednesday it will terminate sanctions waivers that had allowed Russian, Chinese and European companies to carry out work at Iranian nuclear sites as part of the JCPOA nuclear deal.
A vehicle rammed into a crowd protesting against the police killing of George Floyd right in front of the Bakersfield Police Headquarters in Bakersfield, California.
Located in our galaxy about 10,000 light years from Earth, the black hole, which was formed by the decimation of a massive star, and the stellar companion orbiting it, make up a system called MAXI J1820+070.
Venezuela has relied on Iranian fuel supplies since the US cut off other trading partners with sanctions and threats. Washington has shied away from using military power to block Iranian shipments, but is going out of its way to halt any other ships carrying fuel and other products to Venezuela.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel's refusal to accept US President Donald Trump's invitation to attend the G7 summit in person, originally scheduled for 10-12 June but postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, comes amid a spate of heated disagreements between the two leaders, according to POLITICO.
Riots have continued in Minneapolis over the 25 May killing of George Floyd, who was pronounced dead after being manhandled by police. Mayor Jacob Frey has announced a curfew in the city in a bid to control the situation, which has been characterised by looting and arson attacks. The unrest has started to spread to other US cities.
Protests over the death of an unarmed black man in police custody continued into fourth night on Friday, with the mayors of Minneapolis and neighbouring St. Paul issuing citywide curfews to contain rioters.
A video that spread online on Tuesday shows a white Minneapolis police officer, Derek Chauvin, pinning George Floyd to the ground with his knee on the alleged counterfeiter's neck for nearly eight minutes. Floyd repeatedly tells him that he cannot breathe until becoming unresponsive. Floyd was pronounced dead at a local hospital shortly thereafter.
New York is among the cities that has seen angry citizens take to the streets over the death of a black resident of Minneapolis, where the protests have taken the most violent turn, including clashes with police, vandalism, and even arson.
On 18 May, the US Space Force issued a $2.375 billion contract to defence company Northrop Grumman to build two missile early detection satellites by the end of December 2025. Dubbed Next Gen OPIR, the satellites are the first of an anticipated five-sat constellation expected to be in place by 2029.
The Facebook CEO said his personal reaction to the tweets concerning the uproar in Minneapolis was negative, but acting as the leader of a social media platform, he was obliged to allow as much freedom of speech online as possible.
The Walt Disney Company closed all of its theme parks around the world, including those in Florida indefinitely, following the declaration of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) disease as a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) on 11 March.
Unrest has been witnessed in several US cities, including Washington, after Minneapolis black resident George Floyd died shortly after being held in police custody.