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Al Jazeera 1 Aug 2020

Should Britain pay reparations for its part in the slave trade?


The toppling of slave owner Edward Colston's statue amid the Black Lives Matter protests has raised some uncomfortable questions about the United Kingdom's role in the slave trade.

The transportation of more than a million Africans as part of the triangle trade helped build the British economy.

Sir Hilary Beckles, vice-chancellor of the University of the West Indies and chairman of the CARICOM Reparations Committee, tells us what the UK should do.

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Athens says it will defend its rights against "any type of threat" after Turkey announced it would send oil-and-gas research vessels to the Eastern Mediterranean.

Greek armed forces have been put on high alert and are monitoring Turkish movements in the region. French President Emmanuel Macron has called for tougher sanctions against Turkey for violating Greek and Cypriot waters. And America's ambassador to Greece said Washington backed Athens over the issue.
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