Occupation police beat mourners at the funeral of the slain Palestinian journalist

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israeli police officers accused Palestinian mourners who carried the coffin of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh on Friday before thousands led her coffin through Jerusalem’s Old City in a wave of grief and anger over her death. Gathering around Abu Aqla’s coffin, dozens of Palestinians, some of them waving Palestinian flags … Read more

Hong Kong police release on bail a Catholic cardinal arrested on national security charges

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Cardinal Joseph Zen, one of Asia’s leading Catholic clergy, and three others who helped run the now-dissolved Hong Kong Fund for Protesters have been arrested for “collusion with foreign forces”. Then he was released on bail. Zen, a 90-year-old former bishop of Hong Kong, was questioned for several hours on Wednesday … Read more

Disdain for Russian diplomats in European capitals

Russian embassies lose car insurance, access to banks Foreign Minister Lavrov says his envoys should not go out alone Russia demands apology for paint accident Warns of possible further action WARSAW/VILNIUS (Reuters) – Russian diplomat Sergei Andreev felt unwelcome on the streets of Warsaw even before protesters poured red liquid on his face from a … Read more

Violence erupts at May Day protests in Paris, and protesters have criticized Macron’s re-election

Minister: Police arrest 54 in Paris Protesters denounce Macron’s retirement plan Most of the other May Day rallies are peaceful PARIS, May 1 (Reuters) – Police fired tear gas to repel black-clad anarchists who stormed commercial buildings in Paris on Sunday during May Day protests against the policies of re-elected President Emmanuel Macron. Thousands of … Read more