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Work Is Started On Removing Damaged Scaffolding Around Notre Dame Cathedral

| The scaffolding had initially been placed on the cathedral's old spire for renovation, but was caught in a 2019 blaze that destroyed the spire and roof .

Moscow Eases Coronavirus Lockdown Ahead Of Military Parade And Referendum


Russia's capital, the epicenter of the country's coronavirus pandemic, is lifting restrictions as the Kremlin prepares for a massive military parade and a referendum on term limits.

In Germany, George Floyd's Death Sparks Protests — And Artwork That Honors His Life


Eme Freethinker wanted to commemorate George Floyd alive, rather than show his killing. "Some guy told me, 'You have to do it with the police over his neck,' and I was like: 'No, man. Not like that.'"

With No Current Cases, New Zealand Lifts Remaining COVID-19 Restrictions


Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern made the announcement weeks after her government began easing restrictions as the number of cases in New Zealand continued to drop.

Chicago Mayor Says Police Union Is 'Extraordinarily Reluctant To Embrace Reform'


Lori Lightfoot says contracts with the city's police union have been "a significant problem and challenge in getting the reforms necessary."

Israeli Police Killing Of Palestinian Leads To Apologies And Echoes Of The U.S.


A fatal police shooting of an unarmed Palestinian man with autism in Jerusalem last weekend has stirred protests.

For Bangladesh's Struggling Garment Workers, Hunger Is A Bigger Worry Than Pandemic


Many garment factories have reopened, but the coronavirus still affects global demand and orders remain canceled. "I need to work," says one employee. "I'll die of hunger before I die of this virus."


Tacoma Mayor: Officers Who Arrested Manuel Ellis 'Should Be Fired And Prosecuted'


A medical examiner ruled this week the black man's death in police custody was a homicide, and the officers were placed on leave. But the Washington city's top politician says that's not enough.

3 Police Injured During Brooklyn Stabbing Attack


The late-night violence occurs in the Flatbush neighborhood when police say a man approached an officer assigned to an anti-looting patrol and stabbed him in the neck.