France’s parliament voted to approve a controversial law Friday that will ban the publication of images of on-duty police officers as well as expand the use of surveillance drones and police powers. Journalists’ groups, human rights activists and unions organized protests against law on Saturday : worldnews

This is the best tl;dr I could make, original reduced by 91%. (I’m a bot) France’s parliament voted to approve a controversial law Friday that will ban the publication of images of on-duty police officers as well as expand the use of surveillance drones and police powers. Critics of the bill say it threatens to make it more difficult for journalists and others to report on police brutality or other infractions, with journalists’ groups, human rights activists and unions organising the protests in French cities. Stanislas Gaudon, the head of…

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If the US doesn’t start to meaningfully help African nations, China will have a blank check to control growing African industries : worldnews

The US used to have a great way around it. They would give the money to them in US products. They could only use it for purchases within the US. So they could not just run off with the money. They told the US what they wanted with the money and the US delivered. For instance, food was often delivered this way. They would choose which US crops they wanted and it would be delivered in bulk. So no money actually changes hands. And the goods often come with restrictions…

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Vancouver mayor introduces motion to decriminalize illicit drug possession

This is the best tl;dr I could make, original reduced by 69%. (I’m a bot) Mayor Kennedy Stewart is introducing a motion, that if passed, would decriminalize the simple possession of illicit drugs in Vancouver. The motion will be discussed with Vancouver City Council during next week’s meeting, although he notes that decriminalization “Is not a silver bullet.” If passed, the City of Vancouver will reach out to the federal government to “Decriminalize personal possession of illicit substances within the City’s boundaries for medical purposes.” Extended Summary | FAQ |…

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Vice-President of Brazil denies existence of racism in the country after João Alberto Freitas, a black man, was beaten to death at a Carrefour. : worldnews

This is the best tl;dr I could make, original reduced by 85%. (I’m a bot) One of the journalists at the scene again reinforced the question, asking Mourão to confirm that he does not believe in the existence of racism in Brazil. “When the President is racist and Vice President Mourão denies racism in Brazil and speaks in person of color, we see the level we have reached. Crimes such as the murder of João Alberto at Carrefour are not isolated facts. There is racism and Bolsonaro stimulating hatred and…

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