Anti-Racist Protesters Burn US Flag near White House

Protesters burned American flags just blocks away from the White House, causing US President Donald Trump to call on lawmakers to “do something” about it.

On Tuesday, protesters were seen torching an American flag during a demonstration in the nation’s capital, not far from the White House, where a crowd erupted into cheers as the banner burned.

Twitter puts warning on Trump tweet for 'threat of harm' against DC protesters

NEW YORK- Twitter on Tuesday put a warning label on a tweet from President Donald Trump in which he warned if protesters tried to set up an "autonomous zone" in Washington DC they would be "met with serious force!"

"We've placed a public interest notice on this Tweet for violating our policy against abusive behavior, specifically, the presence of a threat of harm against an identifiable group," Twitter said.

Twitter users, including Trump's supporters, will be unable to retweet the offending tweet due to the measure.

The company explained that although the tweet broke its rules it "will remain on the service given its relevance to ongoing public conversation."

Trump posted the same message on Facebook. CNN has reached out to Facebook for comment.

Erdogan's party fell sharply as Turkish opposition shares escalated

Ankara,(ST)-A new opinion poll in Turkey revealed that popular support for the ruling Justice and Development Party, led by Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has decreased significantly in exchange for rising opposition shares.

The website of the Turkish newspaper Yeni Cag stated that the poll conducted by the Turkish MAC Foundation for Community Studies and Opinion Polls and included 30 cities with major municipalities along with 15 states and districts asked a question about the participants about whether they are considering changing their convictions in supporting the parties that voted for them in the legislative elections on June 24, 2018, and 85 percent of those who voted for the Peoples Democratic Party, responded that their convictions will not change, while this percentage reached 80 percent for the Republican and Good People's Parties, 75 percent for the National Movement Party, and 70 percent for the Happiness Party.

American website: Caesar Act is fraudulent by claiming to “protect civilians”

WASHINGTON- The American website "Antiwar" has stressed that the US aggression being launched on Syria reached this month, June 2020, a new level with extreme sanctions known as the "Caesar Act", a fraudulent law that claims it “protects Syrian civilians”.

"The Caesar Act is fraudulent by claiming to “protect civilians”. In reality, it punishes and hurts the vast majority of 17 million persons living in Syria. It will result in thousands of civilians suffering and dying needlessly," the website said.

The website added that the United States is still impeding humanitarian and relief aid deliveries, stressing that the US and EU blocked all aid for reconstruction and the US and allies were intent to NOT allow Syria to rebuild and reconstruct.

Trump called journalists 'scumbags' who should be 'executed,' according to John Bolton's new book

Former National Security Advisor John Bolton recounts in his forthcoming memoir that President Donald Trump said members of the news media are "scumbags" who should be "executed."

The Washington Post, which obtained a copy of Bolton's book "The Room Where It Happened" before its June 23 publication, reported that according to Bolton, Trump made the comments during a July 2019 meeting in New Jersey, where the Trump Organization owns a golf course and resort.

America under Trump rogue elephant in the international system: ex-Indian diplomat

NEW DELHI, (ST)- M.K. Bhadrakumar, a former Indian diplomat, has criticized the US international policy, pointing out that it is practicing “hypocrisy” particularly in dealing with international organizations.

“Trump’s diatribe against the ICC exposes the hypocrisy of the American policies, which keep blabbering about a “rules-based” international order while acting with impunity wherever it chooses, for geopolitical reasons,” said Bhadrakumar in an article in the News Click newspaper.

America’s withdrawal from Paris Agreement on climate change, UN Human Rights Council, UNESCO, WHO and ICC in addition to imposing unfair sanctions on sovereign countries like Syria prove that America under Trump has now become the rogue elephant in the international system, the former Indian diplomat added.

OECD: The world is facing the most severe economic recession in nearly a century

The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) said that coronavirus has triggered the worst global recession in almost 100 years and laid out two scenarios for its impact on the world economy.

The Paris-based agency said Wednesday it expects the global economy to contract 6% this year before rebounding in 2021, a prediction that ranks among the gloomiest offered by multilateral financial institutions. It warned that a second wave of coronavirus infections would lead to even more disruption and economic scarring.