Protests continue to sweep US over the death of a handcuffed black man

Protests erupted across the United States late Friday over the death of a handcuffed black man in police custody, with murder charges laid against the arresting Minneapolis officer failing to quell boiling anger.

Demonstrators clashed with police for a fourth straight night in Minneapolis, but riots also raged from New York to Los Angeles in one of the worst nights of national civil unrest in years.

In Atlanta police cruisers were attacked and set ablaze as rallies spun out of control, while in the capital Washington protesters collided with Secret Service agents in heated midnight scenes in front of the White House.

In Minneapolis, Derek Chauvin, the white officer filmed kneeling on the neck of a handcuffed and unarmed George Floyd for nearly nine minutes, was charged with "one count of third-degree murder -- unintentionally causing a death -- and one count of negligent manslaughter".

Manifestations of racial, as violence against African Americans increases

Damascus, (ST) - “I can't breathe” were the last words of help sought by the African American citizen George Floyd as he breathed his last breath under the foot of an American police officer in a crime that reflects the racist approach rooted in the United States in its most heinous forms and highlights the aspects of racial discrimination that the Police  use when dealing with American citizens, especially of African origins .

Floyd's murder that sparked protests bearing the slogan of his recent words “I can't breathe” brings to mind the many and frequent racist murders committed by the US police, whether documented or undocumented, including the murder of the young Villando Castle in 2016 in Minnesota as well and the murder of Eric Garner similarly killed Floyd in New York in 2014.

Such crimes based on racism rooted in the mentality of some white Americans increased significantly after Trump's arrival in the White House in early 2017 and his feeding of these racist and segregation practices on the basis of ethnicity through his inflammatory speeches to his electoral base, of which the far-right groups make up a large part.

Twitter tags Trump tweet with fact-checking warning for first time

A post by US President Donald Trump has been given a fact-check label by Twitter for the first time.

Mr. Trump tweeted , without providing evidence: "There is NO WAY (ZERO!) that Mail-In Ballots will be anything less than substantially fraudulent."

Twitter put a warning label in the post and a subsequent tweet under its new policy on misleading information.

President Trump responded by tweeting again , saying the social media giant "is completely stifling free speech".

Twitter's notification displays a blue exclamation mark underneath the tweets, suggesting readers "get the facts about mail-in ballots".

The Guardian: Erdogan supports mercenaries and sends thousands of them to Libya to dominate the eastern Mediterranean

UK's "The Guardian" newspaper has warned that the Turkish regime of Recep Tayyib Erdogan has been supporting mercenaries and sending them from Syria to Libya as part of Ankara's plan for supremacy in the eastern Mediterranean.

In an article written by Bethan McKernan, the Guardian said that between 8.000-10.000 mercenaries are now in Libya to implement "Mavi Vatan, or Blue Homeland", Turkey’s ambitious plan for geopolitical supremacy in the eastern Mediterranean and for excavations for gas off Cyprus's southern coastline in a blatant violation of the Cypriot sovereignty.

In this context the newspaper indicated that Mustafa Karahan, the director of consultancy Dragon Energy, said “the push for control over any oil and gas in the Mediterranean basin is not really an economic project at all: gas supply is not a pressing need or financial imperative for Turkey yet. This is really about the projection of political power.”

Liverpool's clash against Atletico Madrid 'led to 41 additional deaths' due to coronavirus as government failed to ban fans

An analysis of NHS data has discovered that Liverpool's Champions League last-16 second leg against Atletico Madrid at Anfield 'led to 41 additional deaths' due to coronavirus.

Jurgen Klopp's side hosted their Spanish rivals at Anfield on March 11 in front of 52,000 fans. There were 3,000 Atletico Madrid fans in attendance.

The match was the last major game played in England before lockdown restrictions were enacted and the league was temporarily suspended due to the scale of the coronavirus pandemic.

Trump ordered US Forces to Burn Hectares of Wheat Field in Syria amid CoVID-19 Pandemic: International Business Times

The US forces used Apache helicopters to drop thermal balloons in Hasaka province on May 17.

UN officials raised alarm that the pandemic was now driving food insecurity to record levels in Syria.

It is estimated 9.3 million people in Syria are now food insecure.

Days after Syria stated that the American occupation forces in the country burned large areas of wheat crop fields, a report now has emerged that the destroying of the food crop was carried out by the US forces on the orders sanctioned by President Donald Trump.

The report titled "Confirmed Trump Ordered Syria's Wheat Crop Burning During Pandemic" said that the US forces were carrying out the orders that were sanctioned by The White House. President Donald Trump had signed the orders for the burning of agriculture lands in Syria.

On May 17, the local Syrian news report said that US forces burned down 20 hectares of the wheat crop in Syria.

The report published in SANA reported that a plane belonging to the American occupation forces dropped thermal balloons over the agricultural lands in the countryside of Shaddadi, south of Hasaka. The thermal balloons burned a large area of agricultural land that contain wheat crops in Hasaka province.

Global Research: US sanctions have denied the Syrian people medication

Ottawa,(ST)-The Canadian Global Research website confirmed that unilateral coercive economic measures deprive the Syrian people of medicine and medical equipment that could enhance their ability to confront the Corona epidemic that is sweeping the world.

The website, in the context of an article written by Andrew Korybko, an analyst specializing in American strategy in the Asian-African region, said that the failure of the United States to achieve its goals in Syria through the terrorist war prompted it to use other types of wars, especially by targeting the health sector in an attempt to achieve its plans