The Week in Stories Around the Globe

London bus attack: Arrests after gay couple who refused to kiss beaten

UK Attack 2

Speaking about the attack, which happened in the early hours of 30 May, Ms Geymonat told BBC Radio 4’s World at One she had previously experienced “a lot of verbal violence”.

But she said she had never before been physically attacked because of her sexuality.

#Pride #UnitedKingdom #HateCrime #LGTBQ


African Union suspends Sudan over violence against protesters


In a strongly worded statement, the AU said it deplored the loss of innocent lives in recent days in Sudan and called for the military and security forces to ensure the full protection of civilians and respect for human rights and freedoms.

#Protest #Sudan #AfricanUnion #Violence


Why Trump’s strategy against Iran is likely to fail


Trump is perhaps counting on the US leadership position in the world – that when the US acts, the rest will follow. But quitting international agreements and treaties is one thing and waging a war is another. In all likelihood, if the US chooses to start a conflict, it would have to go about it without the support of its traditional allies. Its regional partners – Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Israel – might also not be of much help and indeed could turn into a liability, disrupting US war plans by pursuing their own interests.

#Iran #Trump #Politics #War


Pictures from Space! Our Image of the Day


Space can be a wondrous place, and we’ve got the pictures to prove it! Take a look at our favorite pictures from space here, and if you’re wondering what happened today in space history don’t miss our awesome On This Day in Space video show here!


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