Month: June 2021

US President Joe Biden and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin are preparing sit down for their first, highly-anticipated summit. The talks in Geneva, Switzerland, come at a time when both sides describe relations as being at rock bottom. Issues include arms control, sanctions and US allegations of Russian cyber-attacks and election interference. No major breakthroughs
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Getty Images Airbnb paid a tourist $7m (£5m) after she was allegedly raped at knifepoint at a rental property in New York City, according to media reports. Bloomberg News reported an Australian traveller received the payout after an attack on New Year’s Eve in 2019. The victim and her friends picked up the keys to
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Getty Images Billionaire MacKenzie Scott, ex-wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, has donated another $2.7bn (£1.9bn) to a range of charities. Ms Scott said in a blog post that she wanted to give the money to those “that have been historically underfunded and overlooked”. She wrote that she had chosen 286 organisations working on racial
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Reuters Hundreds of Israeli nationalists are taking part in a flag march through occupied East Jerusalem which Palestinians see as a provocation. The new Israeli government approved changes to the route of the delayed annual event, which marks Israel’s capture of East Jerusalem in 1967. Palestinian protesters clashed with Israeli police nearby before it began.
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