Why we need a Juneteenth holiday | Black Lives Matter

Last year, Juneteenth came to Berlin, Germany. On June 19, about 100 people gathered at the Bethanien – a former hospital in the Berlin district of Kreuzberg that has since the 1970s served as a hub for artists and a presentation platform for contemporary art – to commemorate the emancipation of African American slaves. Given … Read more

Iran election: Ebrahaim Raisi, hardline cleric, wins controversial vote

Raisi, who is currently under US sanctions, emerged as the frontrunner after an election supervisory body barred all of his serious rivals from the race. Analysts described the vote as the country’s most uncompetitive election since the establishment of the Islamic Republic in 1979. With 90% of the ballots counted, voter turnout stood at around … Read more

Iran’s Ayatollah Ali Khamenei Hails Vote As Victory Over Enemy Propaganda

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei hailed a presidential election won by an ultraconservative cleric (File) Tehran: Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, on Saturday hailed a presidential election won by an ultraconservative as a victory for the nation over “enemy propaganda”. “The great winner of yesterday’s elections is the Iranian nation because it has risen up once … Read more

Tropical Storm Claudette brings rain, floods to US Gulf Coast | Weather News

Flooding had already begun overnight on Friday with reports of high water over roads and stranded vehicles. Tropical Storm Claudette formed along the US Gulf Coast on Saturday morning, bringing heavy rains and flooding to coastal states including Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. The National Hurricane Center in Miami said in a 4am (08:00 GMT) advisory … Read more

Indo-Canadians Prabhmeet Sarkariya And Parm Gill Join Cabinet In Canada’s Ontario Province

Prabhmeet Sarkariya is the first turban-wearing Sikh Cabinet minister in Ontario. Toronto: Two more Indo-Canadian politicians have been appointed as ministers in a Cabinet reshuffle in Canada’s Ontario province, taking the representation of the community members in the Executive Council to three. Ontario Premier Doug Ford on Friday reshuffled his Cabinet, with former finance minister … Read more

Iran presidential election: Hardline cleric Ebrahim Raisi set for landslide victory | World News

Hardline cleric Ebrahim Raisi has taken a big lead in Iran’s presidential election and his rivals have conceded defeat, according to state TV. Mr Raisi has taken an unassailable lead in the election, winning 17.8 million votes, an interior ministry official said. His closest rival, Mohsen Rezaei, a senior conservative general, won just 3.3 million … Read more