The event’s organizers specifically called on white women to join the sit-in to leverage their “privilege and their power.”
Kenyan police fired tear gas and arrested 11 protesters, AFP journalists said, during a march in Nairobi on Tuesday against a new finance bill that critics say will pile more economic hardship on ordinary people.Police fired several volleys of tear gas and arrested 11 people, bundling them into a police truck, to try to disperse the demonstration, AFP journalists at the scene said.
Oil prices sank Tuesday as dealers mulled the weak demand outlook after having rallied the previous day on output cuts from key crude producer Saudi Arabia.Europe's Brent oil contract and US counterpart WTI crude fell more than two percent, one day after bouncing on news that Riyadh slashed daily output by one million barrels for July in a bid to prop up prices.
Mohammed Imam Ul Haq has been struggling to find his missing brother and to claim his nephew's body from the many corpses lying in city hospitals following India's worst train accident in two decades on Friday. Haq's brother and two nephews were on the Coromandel Express, one of the three trains that crashed into each other in the Balasore district of the eastern state of Odisha. For Haq, from the eastern state of Bihar, the tragedy is two-fold.
"Everything is going to die here," said Sergiy as water from the breached Kakhovka dam poured downstream into the Ukrainian city of Kherson on Tuesday.Locals blamed Russia for blowing up the dam as water poured into the southern city from the mighty Dnipro River, flowing down roads and covering low-lying fields.
French trade unions organised another day of strikes and demonstrations on Tuesday to try and derail President Emmanuel Macron's pensions overhaul, insisting that the fight to thwart the changes is not over even after it became law."It's going to be another big day in the history of the trade union movement," the new head of the hard-left CGT union, Sophie Binet, told BFM television on Tuesday.
A leading international NGO's Afghan women staff have resumed their work in some provinces, months after the Taliban government banned them from working. Since the ban, UNAMA has asked all of its Afghan staff -- men and women -- to work from home, but other agencies in the country "have had different ways of handling the situation", he noted.
Pope Francis visited a Rome hospital for a medical check-up on Tuesday, according to Italian media, just over two months after he was hospitalised with bronchitis.When Francis was hospitalised at the end of March the Vatican initially said in a one-line statement that he had gone into the Gemelli for health checks that were previously scheduled.
The CEO of German technology group Merck KGaA said that unravelling trade ties with China would come at great economic costs and that she was banking on dialogue to ease tensions between Beijing and Western powers. Belen Garijo, the Spanish CEO of the German maker of drugs, lab equipment and semiconductor chemicals, said late on Monday that dependencies between the powers were huge, speaking at a journalist club event in Frankfurt. For months, U.S. and German lawmakers have called for a reduction in trade to cut dependency on China.
Thousands are at risk of flooding in southern Ukraine, with Kyiv and Moscow blaming each other for damage to the strategic Russian-held Kakhovka hydroelectric dam.Kyiv says Moscow destroyed the dam to slow down its military counteroffensive.
The South Carolina Republican is the latest Black conservative to cozy up to white traditionalists by ignoring systemic racism to place Black progress solely on African American self-sufficiency.
The vote comes after months of organizing against the site and hours of public comment asking for the legislation to be rejected.
Ukraine branded Russia a "terrorist state" at the UN's top court on Tuesday, accusing Moscow of blowing up a major dam as part of a years-long campaign to wipe its smaller neighbour off the map.Moscow however now faces a wider campaign of "lawfare" over the situation in Ukraine, much of which is happening at courts in the Netherlands.
Iran's Revolutionary Guards unveiled an intermediate range ballistic missile Tuesday capable of travelling at hypersonic speeds of up to 15 times the speed of sound, state television reported."The range of the Fattah missile is 1,400 kilometres (870 miles) and its speed before hitting its target" is between 13 and 15 times the speed of sound, IRNA said.
Andrew Weissmann broke down the "bottom line" in the "zillion stories" about the investigation into the former president's mishandling of classified documents.
NEW DELHI (Reuters) -Germany's Thyssenkrupp AG is likely to bid for a project to supply six submarines for the Indian Navy, German defence minister Boris Pistorius said on Tuesday, during a visit to New Delhi. Earlier, Pistorius met his counterpart Rajnath Singh, at a time when the South Asian nation is looking to boost domestic defence manufacturing as it aims to counter China's growing presence in the Indian Ocean.
Charlie Sykes explained what the former president "losing his mind" on social media amid developments in the classified documents case really means.
"I do not thank you for that," Tapper told his CNN colleague in the lighthearted exchange.
Taiwanese semiconductor giant TSMC said Tuesday its production of ever-smaller microchips will remain on the island, hopeful that the critical industry will have a "stabilising effect on global geopolitical conflicts"."I hope Taiwan's semiconductor industry can do well to have a stabilising effect on global geopolitical conflict."
A Russian-held dam in southern Ukraine was damaged on Tuesday, with Kyiv and Moscow accusing each other of blowing it up while locals were forced to flee rising waters.- 'Defensive operations' - The Kakhovka dam, seized at the start of the Russian offensive in Ukraine, notably supplies water to the Crimean peninsula, annexed by Moscow in 2014.
The Russian missile strike took nearly everything from Oleksandr Remez -- his wife Natalia and their home in central Ukraine."They (Russia) must be held responsible for each one," Remez said, standing near a memorial for his wife and the 22 others killed in the April 28 strike.
Noor Bibi lost her mother, her daughter and the roof over her head in the catastrophic floods that drowned Pakistan last summer.asked Abdulrahim Brohi, who already weathered catastrophic floods in 2010.
The Indian rupee was trading marginally higher on Tuesday after a pullback in the U.S. dollar, while traders awaited the Reserve Bank of India's policy decision. "USD/INR lacks a clear direction and exhibits minimal discernible patterns," said Anindya Banerjee, head of research for foreign exchange and interest rates at Kotak Securities.
LONDON/SINGAPORE (Reuters) -Investors have pulled around $790 million from the crypto exchange Binance and its U.S. affiliate in the last 24 hours, data firm Nansen said on Tuesday, a day after a top U.S. regulator sued both exchanges. Binance saw net outflows of $778.6 million of crypto tokens on the ethereum blockchain, with its U.S. affiliate, Binance.US, registering net outflows of $13 million, Nansen tweeted. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Monday sued Binance, its CEO Changpeng Zhao and the operator of Binance.US over what it called a "web of deception" to evade U.S. laws.
The capricious cryptocurrency's been uncommonly quiet over the past four weeks, bound in the range of $28,452 and $25,800. Bitcoin's volatility index is near 64, well below the 2023 peak of 116.5 touched in January, according to CryptoCompare. "Looking at bitcoin's chart, traders are waiting for a definitive break away from the $27,000 level that has magnetically pulled prices back consistently," he said.