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‘Insufficient’: Biden administration criticises Australia on climate

‘Insufficient’: Biden administration criticises Australia on climate

Australia is under mounting pressure to cut greenhouse gas emissions as US President Joe Biden prepares to hold an international climate summit this week.

  • by Matthew Knott

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Protests break out in Ohio after police shoot black teenage girl

Protests break out in Ohio after police shoot black teenage girl

The incident took place as a Minneapolis jury handed down a guilty verdict against former police officer Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd last year.

  • by Rich McKay and Steve Gorman
I’m glad Chauvin has lost his freedom but you can’t call this ‘justice’

I’m glad Chauvin has lost his freedom but you can’t call this ‘justice’

I felt uplifted watching people smile in Minneapolis again, after those same crowds stormed the streets in anguish less than a year ago. But I couldn’t mirror their emotion.

  • by Cole Brown
Quebec can bar government workers from wearing hijabs, turbans, court rules

Quebec can bar government workers from wearing hijabs, turbans, court rules

The law includes a clause that exempts employees already in their positions from the ban but they would lose the exemption if they were promoted or moved elsewhere.

  • by Amanda Coletta
Who is the ex-police officer found guilty of murder in George Floyd case?

Who is the ex-police officer found guilty of murder in George Floyd case?

Before he was convicted of murder and manslaughter over the killing of George Floyd, Derek Chauvin had patrolled the streets of Minneapolis for almost 20 years.

  • by Stephen Montemayor, Jennifer Bjorhus and Matt McKinney
Would justice for George Floyd have occurred if not for the video?

Would justice for George Floyd have occurred if not for the video?

I wonder about justice in those police killings that were not, by chance, recorded on a smartphone.

  • by LZ Granderson
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Derek Chauvin faces decades in jail for the murder of George Floyd

Derek Chauvin faces decades in jail for the murder of George Floyd

The former police officer who was filmed kneeling on the neck of the black man last May has been found guilty of two counts of murder and one of manslaughter.

  • by Matthew Knott
As it happened: Derek Chauvin found guilty of George Floyd’s murder

As it happened: Derek Chauvin found guilty of George Floyd’s murder

The jury in the trial of Derek Chauvin has found the former police officer guilty on all three charges over the death of George Floyd last year. 

  • by Craig Butt and Rachael Dexter
‘We are able to breathe again’: the emotional speech from George Floyd’s brother Philonise

‘We are able to breathe again’: the emotional speech from George Floyd’s brother Philonise

Philonise Floyd, George Floyd’s brother, had to hold back the tears as he spoke on the courthouse steps after the verdict.

Ongoing intrusions: ‘Chinese hackers’ compromise US agencies, firms

Ongoing intrusions: ‘Chinese hackers’ compromise US agencies, firms

The investigation is in its early stages but already has turned up evidence that the intruders breached sensitive defence contractors, a cyber security firm says.

  • by Ellen Nakashima and Aaron Schaffer
Justice delivered, disaster averted: America believes its own eyes

Justice delivered, disaster averted: America believes its own eyes

Life in the United States has taught African Americans to guard against hope. The verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial showed that police can be held accountable.

  • by Matthew Knott