Macron wants curbs on police power Sep 15, 2021 0 0 12345 dpaParisFollowing recurring reports of excessive police violence in France, President Emmanuel Macron has announced stronger checks on the powers of police officers.A supervisory body is to be created at parliamentary level, Macron said in Roubaix on Tuesday. In addition, internal police investigations should be made public in the future. Instead of a general suspicion, there should be transparency, he added.By the end of next year, all police officers are to be equipped with body cameras for filming sensitive operations. This would promote de-escalation and serve possible later investigations, Macron said.A nationwide anti-discrimination platform launched in February had already received 7,564 complaints, but only 4 percent concerned the police, he said. After analysing the situation of the French police, Macron outlined a comprehensive police reform in Roubaix. Less bureaucracy and more efficient processes, better equipment and training, and twice as many officers on the streets within 10 years were some of the key recommendations. Pages 12 RELATED ARTICLES Biden tours wildfire ravaged areas during California trip Sep 15, 2021 0 0 British govt’s winter COVID plan welcomed as ‘sensible’ Sep 15, 2021 0 0 EU-wide survey finds respect for Merkel, fears for the future Sep 15, 2021 0 0 Biden to address UN General Assembly for first time as president Washington Joe Biden will address the United Nations General Assembly in New York next week for first the time as US president. Biden will travel to New York on Tuesday next week to speak at the assembly’s General Debate, .. Boris Johnson’s mother dies aged 79 London British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is mourning the loss of his mother after she died aged 79. Charlotte Johnson Wahl, a painter, died “suddenly and peacefully” at St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington, on Monday .. Putin critic Khodorkovsky warns of election rigging in Russia dpa Moscow Shortly before parliamentary elections in Russia, outspoken critic of the Kremlin Mikhail Khodorkovsky has warned about the possibility of results being falsified. Neither opposition members nor .. Children full of anxiety over environment, says international study London The majority of young people are filled with anxiety over climate change, a study which quizzed thousands of youngsters from around the world suggests. A study based on surveys of 10,000 children and young people .. World should not link humanitarian aid to politics, says Taliban Islamabad The Taliban government in Afghanistan on Tuesday thanked the international community for pledging over a billion dollars in humanitarian aid to the suffering population. But while speaking in a press ..