US cities brace for more fury as officer hearing postponed Jun 02, 2020 0 1153 12345 AFPWashingtonUS cities braced on Monday for more fury on the streets as a hearing was postponed for a Minneapolis police officer over the killing of an unarmed black man that ignited the country’ most sweeping unrest in decades.Protests, initially peaceful, erupted after the killing a week ago of George Floyd, a black man in Minneapolis who was accused of buying cigarettes with a counterfeit bill. In shocking final moments captured on video, Floyd pleaded for his life and said he could not breathe as a white police officer, Derek Chauvin, knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes.Chauvin, who had remained in the police force despite persistent complaints about his behaviour, had been due to appear in court on Monday but the judiciary said the initial hearing had been postponed to June 8.The news immediately triggered a storm on social media, a major organising ground for protests, with outraged activists vowing to keep up pressure over the coming week. RELATED ARTICLES UK records lowest death toll of lockdown as restrictions ease Jun 02, 2020 0 1585 Thousands join new US anti-racism protests as Trump vows crackdown Jun 02, 2020 0 1171 ANTI-RACISM PROTESTS ACROSS THE WORLD Jun 02, 2020 0 76 Armenian PM tests positive for the coronavirus as cases surge YEREVAN: Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and his family have tested positive for the coronavirus, he said Monday, as the rate of new infections soared in the Caucasus nation. “My coronavirus test was positive .. Belarus detains dozens of opposition activists MINSK: Dozens of opposition activists were being held in Belarus on Monday, including a former presidential candidate, following a political rally ahead of presidential elections this summer. Tensions in the .. Mexico begins reopening after two-month lockdown MEXICO CITY: Mexico began gradually reopening its economy on Monday after more than two months of shutdown because of the coronavirus pandemic. With almost 10,000 COVID-19 deaths and more than 90,000 confirmed cases, .. Spain has no daily virus deaths for 1st time in 3 months: Ministry MADRID: Spain has recorded no coronavirus deaths over the past 24 hours for the first time since the beginning of March, a senior health ministry spokesman said on Monday. “Today we have received no deaths with the date of .. Virus still potent says WHO, after claim by Italian doctor AFP Geneva The World Health Organization stressed on Monday that the new coronavirus has not suddenly become less pathogenic, following claims by a leading Italian doctor that COVID-19 had lost some of its potency. .. Italy records fewest new virus cases since February ROME: Italy posted a series of encouraging figures in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic on Monday, including the smallest daily number of new cases since February 26, the Civil Protection Agency said in a .. Latin America virus cases surpass 1 million AFP Brasília Confirmed coronavirus cases in Latin America have surged past one million on Monday. With more than half a million known infections, Brazil now has the second-highest caseload in the world, but its .. Joe Biden visits scene of anti-racism protest DEMOCRATIC presidential candidate Joe Biden visited the scene of an anti-racism protest in the state of Delaware on Sunday, saying that the United States was “in pain”. “We are a nation in pain right now, but we must not ..