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New York mayor joins governor in defending Columbus statue

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio on Friday ruled out removing a statue of explorer Christopher Columbus from the circle bearing his name near Central Park, entering the fraught US debate over the fate of monuments linked to the country's…

Unrest grips America: key questions answered

Six nights of furious demonstrations against police brutality and racism have rocked the United States. Here, AFP answers the key questions surrounding America's worst civil unrest in years.

Lockdowns ease amid promising drops in virus deaths

Spanish children ventured outside for the first time in weeks on Sunday, and Italy and New York laid out partial reopening plans as marked decreases in deaths from the global coronavirus pandemic stirred hopes.

US Supreme Court to hear Trump taxes case in May

The US Supreme Court said Monday that it will hear arguments by teleconference in May over whether President Donald Trump can continue to shield his tax returns from Congress and New York prosecutors.

Trump: NY governor would be a better candidate than Biden

US President Donald Trump said Monday that New York governor Andrew Cuomo, whose popularity has surged thanks to his handling of the coronavirus outbreak in the state, would make a better candidate to run against him in November's elections…

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