(LIMITED POSTING SPORADICALLY THROUGH LATE WEDNESDAY)
Minnesota's Attorney General Keith Ellison raising the charges against former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin in the murder of George Floyd. Chauvin will now be charged with second degree murder instead of third. The three other former officers present when Chauvin put his knee on Floyd's neck being charged with abetting murder........MINNEAPOLIS STAR-TRIBUNE.....
The autopsy for George Floyd included the details that he tested positive for Covid-19 on April 3rd but was asymptomatic......ASSOCIATED PRESS STORY
Tonight in Washington DC regular army troops facing off in the streets with protesters outside the White House........LIVE VIDEO LINK
The protests continued across the United States yesterday over the murder of George Floyd by a now former Minneapolis police officer.. Overall the mainstream media reporting "less violence". Portland Police Chief Jami Resch posted on Twitter late last night that "riot control agents" were employed near Justice Center to deal with "criminal activity"....
Here in York, Pennsylvania some one thousand people on the streets in protest yesterday with the crowd described as "rowdy".....YORK DISPATCH
Former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee today defending his role in appointing a special counsel to look into collusion between Russia and President Trump's campaign......IRISH INDEPENDENT NEWS STORY
US OFFICIALS SAY THAT JEWISH SETTLER OPPOSITION TO PRESIDENT TRUMP'S "DEAL OF THE CENTURY" SHOWS INGRATITUDE.
THE CHAIRMAN OF THE YESHA COUNCIL OF "WEST BANK" SETTLERS, DAVID ELHAYANI, SAYS THAT THE TRUMP PLAN PROVES THAT BOTH THE PRESIDENT TRUMP AND HIS SON-IN-LAW JARED KUSHNER ARE "NOT FRIENDS OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL". ELHAYANI SAID THAT THEY ARE "PROMOTING THEIR OWN INTERESTS AHEAD OF THE UPCOMING ELECTION (US PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION)".......ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS STORY
The US will impose a ban on Chinese airline flights into the US starting June 16th. That's in response to China's refusal to allow US airlines to resume flights to China.......
China angered by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's plans to offer Hong Kong residents British visas, asylum in the UK and a pathway to British citizenship. China's foreign ministry says the plan will "backfire". The British reacting to China's plans for a new Hong Kong "security law" in the former British territory......AL JAZEERA QATAR NEWS STORY
The Russian pipe laying vessel Akademik Chersky is registered under new ownership in a bid to evade US sanctions on construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline. The pipe laying ship will seek to finish the last stretch of the Nord Stream 2 following imposition of US sanctions to stop Nord Stream 2 in defense spending legislation signed by President Trump last December.....SOUTHFRONT STORY
Some of the coronavirus rules of the South African government deemed "irrational" in a court ruling. The judge ruled those regulations "unconsititutional and invalid"....BBC NEWS