WASHINGTON – U.S. President Joe Biden on Tuesday announced a series of measures aimed at bridging the gap between racial groups in a speech commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa massacre, one of the most heinous racial violence history of the United States.
In less than 24 hours, between May 31 and June 1, 1921, a mob of white assailants killed more than 300 black Americans in the Greenwood neighborhood of Tulsa, Oklahoma, and burned 35 blocks. squares of this commercial district built by black Americans. prosperous at the time it was then known as Black Wall Street. Approximately 10,000 Greenwood residents were displaced and the community has never been on the verge of recovery. (Massacre of the Biden-Tulsa race)
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BRUSSELS – The eurozone inflation rate continued to rise in May, as the harmonized index of consumer prices reads at two per cent year-on-year, according to preliminary Eurostat estimates on Tuesday.
The rise in inflation was driven by the energy component of the HICP, with inflation of 13.1 percent compared to 10.4 percent in April, the European Union’s statistical office reported. The cost of services also rose, with a reading of 1.1 percent from 0.9 percent in April. (Rising inflation in the euro area)
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OTTAWA – Canada’s National Vaccination Advisory Committee on Tuesday announced its updated guidelines for mixing and matching COVID-19 vaccines approved in most scenarios.
According to the updated guide, people who received a first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine may receive Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna for their second dose, unless contraindicated. Four vaccines, developed by Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson, have been authorized for use in Canada so far. (Canada Vaccine-COVID-19)
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LONDON – London Mayor Sadiq Khan on Tuesday called for a post-Brexit settlement plan to be extended to European citizens due to a 300,000-case exhaustion.
Khan said 100,000 of the cases are in London, with a deadline set at just one month.
The City Council said that from next month European citizens could suffer a loss of rights, leaving them undocumented and vulnerable to discrimination. (UK-EU citizens)