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US and Chinese officials have clashed during their first face-to-face meeting since Joe Biden became president. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Chinese Communist Party foreign affairs chief Yang Jiechi shared with reporters their sharply different views of each other and the world at the beginning of the two-day talks in Alaska. Relations between
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An announcer at a girls’ high school basketball game in Oklahoma used a racial slur as players kneeled during the national anthem. The Norman High School team took the knee before their quarter-final game against Midwest City – a familiar way of protesting racial and social injustice. One of the livestream’s broadcasters, who didn’t realise
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Andrew Cuomo has criticised “reckless and dangerous” politicians for calling for him to step down as he told New Yorkers on Friday: “I’m not going to resign.” New York’s governor has said he wants people to “wait for the facts” regarding the sexual harassment allegations against him, adding that he doesn’t want to speculate on
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To the west of New Orleans on the banks of the Mississippi a few grand old plantation mansions stand testament to a bygone age of slavery. Now the riverine corridor has a new dubious distinction. The sugar cane plantations have been replaced with industrial plants, huge petrochemical and industrial monsters, belching out pollution and clouds
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The Walt Disney Company does not have a “blacklist” for conservatives and is neither “left-leaning or right-leaning”, its chief executive has said. It comes amid accusations of cancel culture in the entertainment industry which resurfaced in February after actress Gina Carano left her role as warrior Cara Dune in Star Wars spin-off series, The Mandalorian.
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There’s a reason that civil rights activist and Black Panther deputy chairman Fred Hampton’s story is little known, according to filmmaker Shaka King – because it “would contradict everything America represents”. Judas And The Black Messiah – the director’s first studio feature – is already very much part of the awards conversation, with a Golden
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Buckingham Palace has issued a statement in response to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s interview with Oprah Winfrey, saying issues of race are “concerning” and “will be addressed”. Following the explosive interview airing in full on UK television last night, a palace spokesman said: “The whole family is saddened to learn the full extent
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