Puerto Rico looks to colonial legacy as statues tumble in US

Amid the racial justice movement, protesters in the US territory have called on leaders to rethink its monuments. Statues, street names, plazas and even the body of conquistador Juan Ponce de Leon himself: Spain left a nearly indelible legacy in Puerto Rico that attracts hordes of tourists every year, but some activists are trying to erase it as they join […]

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Wife of Brazil's Bolsonaro, and her two daughters, negative for coronavirus

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Michelle Bolsonaro, the wife of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro who is sick with the new coronavirus, said on Saturday that she and her two daughters had tested negative for the virus. The president announced that he had tested positive on Tuesday, and said he was quarantining while also taking the unproven drug hydroxychloroquine. More than […]

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Animal rights protesters dye fountains red in London's Trafalgar Square

LONDON (Reuters) – Protesters dyed bright red the water of two fountains in London’s Trafalgar Square in a protest on Saturday against the farming of animals. A few dozen activists from the Animal Rebellion group held placards aloft as dye was poured into the fountain’s basins. “We are here today to demand that the government prevent future pandemics by ending […]

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Floods, landslides kill 23 in Nepal, dozens missing

KATHMANDU (Reuters) – Heavy rains triggered flash floods and landslides that killed at least 23 people and displaced thousands in western Nepal, officials said on Saturday. Nine people were killed and more than 30 were missing in Myagdi district, 200 km (125 miles) northwest of the capital Kathmandu, where several houses were destroyed on Friday, district administrator Gyan Nath Dhakal […]

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Jada Pinkett Smith tells husband of ‘relationship’

Jada Pinkett Smith has revealed on her chat show in a heart-to-heart with husband Will Smith that she did have a relationship with rapper August Alsina. Speaking to Smith on her Facebook show Red Table Talk, the actress said that the relationship happened while the pair were separated. “We were over,” she says. “From there, as time went on, I […]

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The two men fighting for Poland’s future

Poland’s presidential election on Sunday will be crucial in shaping the country’s future and its strained relations with the EU for at least the next three years and perhaps beyond. Why run-off presents Poles with clear choice If the incumbent President Andrzej Duda is re-elected for another five-year term, his allies, the nationalist Law and Justice-led government will continue their […]

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