Protests in Portland have carried on for more than 50 days. Here’s how they started

For more than fifty days, protests in Portland have carried on. Last week, the state’s U.S. Attorney called for an investigation into why some protesters were being taken by federal agents without badges and put into unmarked vehicles.

Minnesota lawmakers ban neck restraints after Floyd’s death

The Minnesota Legislature passed a package of police accountability measures early Tuesday that includes a ban on neck restraints like the one that was used on George Floyd before his death in Minneapolis.

Biden unveils ‘caregiving economy’ plan for expanded child care and home care

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on Tuesday proposed new tax credits for those who care for children, seniors and disabled people and said he would build tens of thousands of new child-care facilities as part of a plan to bolster what his campaign called the ‘caregiving economy.’

EU nations clinch US$2.1 trillion budget, virus aid deal after 4 days

Weary but relieved, European Union leaders finally clinched a deal on an unprecedented 1.8 trillion-euro (US$2.1 trillion) budget and coronavirus recovery fund early Tuesday, somehow finding unity after four days and nights of fighting and wrangling over money and power in one of their longest summits ever.

Armed man seizes bus, holds 10 people hostage in Ukraine

An armed man seized a long-distance bus and took people in it hostage in northwestern Ukraine on Tuesday launching an hours-long standoff with police, Ukrainian authorities said.

2 explosive devices disarmed at a market in Kyiv, mayor says

Two explosive devices were disarmed at a Kyiv market on Tuesday following an anonymous tip to the police, the Ukrainian capital’s mayor said.

Fiery crash kills 5 children on France’s ‘Highway of Sun’

A car laden with travellers careened off one of France’s busiest highways in smoke and flames, killing five children and injuring the four other people aboard as it barrel-rolled in a fiery wreck.

St. Louis couple charged for pulling guns at protest

St. Louis’ top prosecutor on Monday charged a husband and wife with felony unlawful use of a weapon for displaying guns during a racial injustice protest outside their mansion.

U.K. officials ‘avoided’ looking into Russian meddling: report

A long-awaited report on Russian influence in British politics criticized the British government for neglecting to investigate whether Russia interfered in the 2016 Brexit referendum, describing its utter lack of curiosity about the threats to democracy as being a major failure at the heart of power.

Breached levees trap thousands as flooding in China worsens

Breached levees have trapped more than 10,000 people in an eastern Chinese town as flooding worsens across much of the country, local authorities said Tuesday.