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    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States won a seat on the U.N. Human Rights Council that former president Donald Trump denounced and quit, joining 17 other nations elected in uncontested votes Thursday that were criticized for guaranteeing spots to countries with abysmal rights records. The 193-member U.N. General Assembly elected all 18 candidates proposed by the world organization’s five...
    China is irate at NBC for showing what it labeled an “incomplete” map of the nation during its coverage of Friday night’s Opening Ceremonies at the 2021 Olympics. In a statement put out by the Chinese consulate in New York Saturday (via Reuters), China blasted NBC for displaying a map of the country which did not include Taiwan or the...
    Posted: Jul 11, 2021 13:24 GMT “Washington is looking for ‘rapes’ anywhere except at home,” says the Russian Foreign Ministry. The Russian Foreign Ministry published a report on the human rights situation in various nations, including the United States. In its analysis, the institution assures that “serious human rights violations” do not prevent the North American country...
    Concerns Mount Over Looming Surge in Bankruptcy as COVID Medical Debt Soars Israels new prime minister, COVID-19 deaths, Biden heads to Brussels: 5 things to know Monday China has accused the G7 of political interference and slander after the Group of Seven leaders released their final communique and called on Beijing to respect human rights. © Brendan SMIALOWSKI/Getty Images...
    Religious liberty is a deepening fault line in international affairs, according to U.S. activists, as well as Chinese and Russian officials aligning to repudiate Western condemnation of their human rights abuses. "The religious factor is increasingly becoming a serious foreign policy weapon,” Russian ambassador-at-large Gennady Askaldovich told the upper house of the Russian Legislature this week. “There is a growing...
    BOSTON (CBS) – Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey told WBZ-TV political analyst Jon Keller that the C. Carlos Carreiro Immigration Detention Center in North Dartmouth, which will no longer be used to detain immigrants, committed “serious civil rights violations”. Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson was furious over the Department of Homeland Security’s decision to end the county’s ICE contract to...
    If you want to know one reason Republicans feel confident running around threatening major companies for speaking up in defense of the right to vote, consider how the media covers them. One case in point: this gem from The Washington Post. “Republicans ramp up attacks on corporations over Georgia voting law, threaten ‘consequences.’” We start with no sense of what the “Georgia...
    The UK on Monday took sanctions against four senior Chinese officials for their role in human rights abuses in the Xinjiang region, particularly against the Uyghur Muslim minority, said British Foreign Minister Dominic Raab. These British sanctions, taken in consultation with the EU, the United States and Canada, also target a public entity responsible for security in certain areas...
    China on Monday announced sanctions against ten Europeans and against four organizations, in retaliation for EU sanctions. Among the parliamentarians targeted is Samuel Cogolati, member of the House of Representatives. LThe United States on Monday announced sanctions against two Chinese officials for their role in “serious human rights violations” against the Uyghur Muslim minority in China’s Xinjiang Autonomous...
    The United States Treasury announced new sanctions Monday against two senior Chinese government officials over their role in the “serious human rights abuses” against Uyghur Muslims in Xinjiang. “These designations include Wang Junzheng, the Secretary of the Party Committee of the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps (XPCC), and Chen Mingguo, Director of the Xinjiang Public Security Bureau (XPSB),” the administration wrote...
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    In his first foreign policy address, US President Joe Biden on Thursday described China as the “most serious competitor” to the United States and vowed to confront Beijing on various fronts, including human rights, intellectual property and economic policy. Appearing at the State Department, Biden declared his administration would “take on directly the challenges posed [to] our prosperity, security and...
    The Treasury Department on Friday announced sanctions on Cuba’s Ministry of Interior and its director due to allegations of “serious human rights abuse,” the latest in a string of hard-line actions aimed at the Caribbean nation in the final days of the Trump administration.  The Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) announced in a press release that it was...
    GENEVA (Reuters) - U.S. President-elect Joe Biden's pledges to halt the separation of migrant families, address "systemic racism" and climate change are promising and could reverse setbacks during the Trump administration, the U.N. human rights chief said on Wednesday. "He has made a series of promising pledges like the protection for child arrivals - and I think that's fantastic that...
    Reuters December 9, 2020 0 Comments U.S. President-elect Joe Biden’s pledges to halt the separation of migrant families, address “systemic racism” and climate change are promising and could reverse setbacks during the Trump administration, the U.N. human rights chief said on Wednesday. “He has made a series of promising pledges like the protection for child arrivals – and I...
    BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union agreed Monday to set up a system similar to the Magnitsky Act in the United States that enables the bloc to impose sanctions on officials and organizations responsible for human rights abuses . The bloc’s foreign ministers sealed the agreement at talks in Brussels, and said it underlines that “the promotion and protection of...
    (CNN)On Thanksgiving eve, barely a month after her confirmation, Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett delivered on President Donald Trump's promise to evangelical Christians to tilt the Constitution's scales in favor of religion. With Chief Justice John Roberts now relegated to the role of dissenter, Barrett joined a new 5-4 conservative majority that blocked New York State's limits on the...
    Britain 'lost Meghan Markle within a week' of her wedding after she was turned from a 'serious human right's campaigner' into 'Prince Harry's hottie', a royal biographer has claimed. Royal expert Sean Smith appeared on Lorraine today to discuss his new book, Meghan Misunderstood, where he said the Duchess of Sussex, 39, had been 'a very serious person' before meeting the...
    Dominic Raab has left open the possibility of Britain boycotting the upcoming Winter Olympics in Beijing. The foreign secretary said he would "consider" action against China for its "serious and egregious human rights violations" against Uighur Muslims. And he did not rule out asking Prince William, often sent on behalf of the government to attend international sporting events, not to...
    “People are going to have some serious questions" after one of three officers involved in the Louisville drug raid that led to the police shooting death of Breonna Taylor was indicted, but not on charges directly tied to her death, civil rights attorney Daryl Parks told “The Daily Briefing” Wednesday. “It’s always a tough thing to swallow in the African-American community when you see a life being taken of a person...
    The archbishop of San Francisco claimed Monday that the city government is depriving Catholics of their religious rights and urged Democratic Mayor London Breed and public health officials to “at a minimum, remove the excessive limits on outdoor public worship.” Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone explained in a public letter the importance of gathering together physically to celebrate the Mass, and...
    The archbishop of San Francisco demanded in a statement Monday that the mayor ease what the archbishop calls “unfair restrictions” for worship gatherings that pose a “serious deprivation” of Catholics’ rights. Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone accused San Francisco Mayor London Breed, Director of Public Health Dr. Grant Colfax, and Health Officer Dr. Tomás Aragón of placing undue restrictions on religious...
    A two-year audit of Facebook’s civil rights record found “serious setbacks” that have marred the social network’s progress on matters such as hate speech, misinformation and bias. Facebook hired the audit’s leader, former American Civil Liberties Union executive Laura Murphy, in May 2018 to assess its performance on vital social issues. Its 100-page report released Wednesday outlines a “seesaw of...
    A two-year audit of Facebook’s civil rights record found "serious setbacks" that have marred the social network’s progress on matters such as hate speech, misinformation and bias.   Facebook hired the audit’s leader, former American Civil Liberties Union executive Laura Murphy, in May 2018 to assess its performance on vital social issues. Its 100-page report released Wednesday outlines a "seesaw...
    A two-year audit of Facebook's civil rights record found "serious setbacks" that have marred the social network's progress on hate speech, misinformation and bias. The findings come as the social media giant grapples with a revolt from major advertisers amid criticism it is letting hateful or false posts go unchecked. Facebook hired the audit's leader, former American Civil Liberties Union...
    A two-year audit of Facebook's civil rights record found "serious setbacks" that have marred the social network's progress on matters such as hate speech, misinformation and bias.Facebook hired the audit's leader, former American Civil Liberties Union executive Laura Murphy, in May 2018 to assess its performance on vital social issues. Its 100-page report released Wednesday outlines a "seesaw of progress...
    By BARBARA ORTUTAY, AP Technology Writer A two-year audit of Facebook’s civil rights record found “serious setbacks” that have marred the social network’s progress on matters such as hate speech, misinformation and bias. Facebook hired the audit’s leader, former American Civil Liberties Union executive Laura Murphy, in May 2018 to assess its performance on vital social issues. Its 100-page report...
    A two-year audit of Facebook’s civil rights record found “serious setbacks” that have marred the social network’s progress on matters such as hate speech, misinformation and bias. Facebook hired the audit’s leader, former American Civil Liberties Union executive Laura Murphy, in May 2018 to assess its performance on vital social issues. Its 100-page report released Wednesday outlines a “seesaw of...
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