Jacksonville activist addresses UN committee about racial discrimination in Florida

Jacksonville activist addresses UN committee about racial discrimination in Florida

The United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination heard community activist Ben Frazier deliver a discussion on racial discrimination in Florida on Tuesday. STORY: Mayor Curry announces the launch of a local veterans assessment survey Frazier presented on what he describes as the racist policies of the DeSantis regime. He is the president … Read more

Pelosi calls Taiwan trip ‘worth it,’ pushes back on China

Pelosi calls Taiwan trip 'worth it,' pushes back on China

WASHINGTON — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday defended her decision to visit Taiwan despite an aggressive response from China that has included live-fire military exercises in the Taiwan Strait. “Yes, it was worth it,” she said in her first interview since returning from Asia last week on NBC’s “Today” show. “And what the Chinese … Read more

U.N. Escalates BBC’s Complaint Over Iran’s Harassment of Persian Journalists

U.N. Escalates BBC's Complaint Over Iran's Harassment of Persian Journalists

The United Nations has escalated the BBC’s complaint over Iran. In March, the British broadcaster filed an “urgent” U.N. complaint regarding the country’s harassment of female journalists in its Persian service. “We absolutely deplore the violent, misogynistic and gendered harassment our women journalists have to face every day,” Liliane Landor, senior controller of BBC International … Read more

U.S. accuses Chinese company of helping ZTE hide business with Iran -Commerce Dept

U.S. accuses Chinese company of helping ZTE hide business with Iran -Commerce Dept

By Karen Freifeld WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The United States on Tuesday accused Far East Cable, China’s largest wire and cable manufacturer, of violating U.S. export controls related to shipments to Iran, the Commerce Department said. Far East Cable entered into an agreement in 2013 to buy equipment from Chinese telecomunications equipment maker ZTE Corp. and then … Read more

United Nations Raises “Grave Concerns” With Iran Over Treatment Of BBC News Journalists – Deadline

United Nations Raises “Grave Concerns” With Iran Over Treatment Of BBC News Journalists – Deadline

In an unprecedented move, the United Nations has formally raised “grave concerns” with Iranian officials over treatment of BBC News staff operating in the region. The BBC filed a complaint with the UN earlier this year regarding BBC News Persian staffers, which spotlighted online violence against journalists, gendered attacks faced by women and increased financial … Read more