US and the Debt of Slavery

Today he is retired, has 89 years, but in each legislature for almost three decades, Michigan Congressman John Conyers

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The decision to stage the final Europa League in Baku has drawn criticism from fans and human rights groups. Photograph: Robert Prezioso / Getty Images

Amnesty: Do not let Azerbaijan hide human rights abuses with football

Amnesty International has put pressure on UEFA's governing body for football, UEFA, saying

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'Thanks to its popularity, the number [of downloads] is increasing by 10,000 every month,' said police. Photograph: Behrouz Mehri / AFP / Getty Images

Japanese women resort to application to stop harassment on trains

Nearly two decades after the introduction of train carriages for women only, women traveling in Japan are

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The US believes Assad's regime might have used chemical weapons in Syria's north-west. Photograph: Omar Haj Kadour / AFP / Getty Images

US investigates possible chemical attack on Assad in Syria

The US says it has seen signs that the Syrian government may revert to using chemical weapons in its offensive

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Twenty-five workers at McDonald's branches in Brazil claim they have faced racism and sexual harassment. Photograph: Tolga Akmen / AFP / Getty Images

McDonald's investigated allegations of racism and harassment

It was a busy day at a McDonald's branch in São Paulo. Marcelo says he was struggling to keep up with

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Pro-choice campaigners in Texas on Tuesday. Critics called the bill's shameful passage and noted it did not make exceptions for victims of race or incest. Photograph: Eric Gay / AP

Louisiana Senate Approves Anti-abortion Law in Attack on Women's Rights

The Louisiana Senate passed a state constitutional amendment on Tuesday stating that citizens do not have a constitutional right to

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People hold pictures of the 'Black Madonna of Czestochowa' with a rainbow-colored halo at a protest in Warsaw. Photograph: Kacper Pempel / Reuters

European elections: sex and religion dominate campaigns in Poland

The campaign in Poland for the European elections ended in a war of words about religion, sex and morality after

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People already barred from Facebook include the far-right activist Milo Yiannopoulos (L) and the conspiracy theorist Alex Jones. Photograph: Mark Graham / AFP / Getty Images

Far-right Facebook groups "spread hate to millions in Europe"

A network of far-right Facebook accounts spreading false news and hate speech to millions of people

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Abortion rights activist meets before US Supreme Court in Washington, DC, on Tuesday Photo: Andrew Caballero-Reynolds / AFP / Getty Images

Abortion rights activists protest in the US

US abortion rights advocates, including several Democrat contenders in 2020, have protested against the supreme

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The report shows rapid growth of the US tech sector is helping San Francisco beat traditional capital cities for incomes. Photograph: Eric Risberg / AP

San Francisco has the highest salaries of any city in the world, new research shows

San Francisco overcame all other cities in the world by having the highest salaries and most of the

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The Covanta incinerator in Chester, Pennsylvania. Residents live right behind the plant, which burned about 200 tons of garbage a day until the practice was discontinued in April. Photograph: Hannah Yoon / The Guardian

1,6 million Americans live close to the most polluting incinerators in the US

A total of 1,6 million Americans lives alongside the country's most polluting incinerators, with communities

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FILE PHOTO: A rifle with a Swiss flag is pictured during a competition, ahead of a May 19 referendum on proposals to tighten weapon ownership laws in line with EU steps, in Romont, Switzerland May 11, 2019. REUTERS / Denis Balibouse / File Photo

Swiss voters approve stringent arms laws, aligning with EU

Swiss voters on Sunday approved a measure to restrict the country's arms laws, putting the country at

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Princess Hisako looks at byobu folding screens "Chinese Lions" at a special exhibition of the Tsumugu Project held at Tokyo National Museum in Taito Ward, Tokyo, on Tuesday.

Princess Hisako visits cultural treasures exhibition of the Tsumugu Project

Princess Hisako, widow of the late Prince Takamado, visited a special exhibition entitled "Masterpieces of Japanese Art: Sesshu and

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The surname-first order has been adopted in one of the "New Crown" textbooks published by Sanseido Co. since the fiscal 1987 version. The textbook shown here is the fiscal 1993 version.

Minister wants to change the way names are written in the Olympics

Foreign Minister Taro Kono and Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Masahiko Shibayama, among

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