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Egyptian president announces plan for ceasefire in Libya
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Sisi’s initiative includes peace talks in Geneva and is backed by rebel general Khalifa HaftarEgypt’s president has announced an initiative to end nearly a decade of civil war in Libya, backed by the main commander in the oil-rich country’s east, whose siege of the capital, Tripoli collapsed this week.President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi said a ceasefire will start on Monday and is meant to pave the way for elections. He called for peace talks in Geneva and the exit of all foreign fighters from Libya. Continue reading... (The Guardian)
'A giant wheezing kazoo': Golden Gate Bridge starts to 'sing' after design fix
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Strange sound coming from bridge explained by new bicycle-path railings that make ‘music’ as wind passes throughSan Francisco’s famous Golden Gate Bridge has started “singing” following recent changes to bicycle-path railings that appear to make music as the wind blows through them, residents have reported. Related: George Floyd killing: Washington expecting biggest march yet as mourners prepare for second memorial service – live Continue reading... (The Guardian)
Mali to investigate after army accused of killing dozens in village attack
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Military to examine alleged massacre of some 30 people and the torching of a village Mali on Saturday pledged to investigate claims that the army killed dozens of civilians in its conflict-riven centre, as complaints about the military’s conduct in the west African nation escalate.Some 30 people were killed and a village burnt in the region, officials said, but it was unclear who was behind the latest violence. Continue reading... (The Guardian)
Protesters flood on to the streets of Beirut demanding basic rights
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Demonstrators seek reforms to tackle Lebanon’s many problems, with Shia group Hezbollah another flash pointProtesters have poured on to the streets of the Lebanese capital to decry the collapse of the economy, as clashes erupted between supporters and opponents of the Iran-backed Shia group Hezbollah.Hundreds filled the streets in and around the protest hub of Martyrs Square in the centre of Beirut on Saturday, blaming a lack of government reforms for the economic crisis. Continue reading... (The Guardian)
French health ban keeps Allied D-day veterans away
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Normandy locals mourn the absence of the Allied soldiers forced to stay at home for the first time in 76 yearsIn Ranville cemetery, a lone piper playing Amazing Grace walked solemnly between the graves as the early morning sun reflected off the rows of white headstones.Every 6 June for the last 75 years, the soldiers who made it off the Normandy beaches in 1944 have returned to remember comrades who did not. Every year, the pilgrimage became a different kind of battle but still they came, in fewer numbers but just as determined to overcome the odds as they were when they landed to liberate France. Continue reading... (The Guardian)
'What I am thinking about': African American US air force general reacts to Floyd protests – video
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Charles Quinton Brown Jr shares his thoughts on the events surrounding the killing of George Floyd.The Pacific Air Forces commander said his nomination to serve as the first African American air force chief of staff created some hope, but was also a heavy burdenWhat the George Floyd protests say about America – video explainer Continue reading... (The Guardian)
Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe to wait another week for release decision
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Family has been left hovering between hope and despair, says husband Richard RatcliffeNazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, the British-Iranian dual citizen who has been detained in Iran since 2016, must wait another week for a decision on whether she will be permanently freed from jail, a move her husband says has left the family “hovering between hope and despair”.Zaghari-Ratcliffe had expected an update on Saturday on the progress of a bid for clemency. She was hoping to be released in time for her daughter Gabriella’s sixth birthday on Thursday but instead has been told to call back next week. Continue reading... (The Guardian)
Anti-corruption watchdog hit by legal row over staff ‘bullying’
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Transparency International receives millions from UK government and ex-boss claims she was pushed out of job A leading anti-corruption organisation – which receives millions of pounds from the government to promote integrity initiatives around the world – is locked in a damaging row with its former managing director, who claims she was bullied out of her job.Transparency International (TI), which describes itself as a movement with a remit to “hold the powerful to account”, has been rocked by claims involving the former managing director of its global secretariat, Patricia Moreira, who was herself the subject of bullying allegations. Continue reading... (The Guardian)
Louisiana: coastal residents evacuated as Tropical Storm Cristobal approaches
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Cristobal first named storm expected to hit US this seasonHeavy rains could cause flash flooding in central Gulf coastTropical Storm Cristobal moved through the US Gulf of Mexico on Saturday carrying strong winds and heavy rains that prompted the evacuation of a coastal Louisiana community and dozens of offshore oil platforms. Related: George Floyd killing: Washington expecting biggest march yet as mourners prepare for second memorial service – live Continue reading... (The Guardian)
Europe’s big two kiss and make up for pandemic rescue deal
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Germany amazed the whole continent with last week’s stimulus package, but it paves the way for countries such as France to agree an effective coronavirus responseFrom champion of austerity to Europe’s biggest spender – Germany has travelled a long way in just a few months. The notoriously frugal ministry of finance has agreed to spend €130bn – a sum equal to 4% of national income – on more than 50 initiatives to promote growth across the country.This breathtaking investment programme comes on top of the almost 30% of GDP the government has so far spent on rescuing businesses and protecting jobs during the coronavirus crisis. Continue reading... (The Guardian)