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Extra! Fear And Looting In Baltimore

" RIOTS ERUPT" Tuesday's front page of The Baltimore Sun reads, above images of clashes and burning cars as the city descended into chaos Monday after two weeks of tensions over the alleged police killing of Freddie Gray.

Violence started erupting just hours after the funeral for Gray, the 25-year-old Baltimore man who died April 19 while in police custody, becoming the latest symbol of police violence against young black men in the United States.

Roaming gangs of mostly young men clashed with police in the streets, injuring at least 15 officers, breaking into shops and looting their stocks, leading to the arrest of more than two dozen people, The Baltimore Sun reports.

The government declared a state of emergency, and reinforcements from the National Guard were called out. The city also imposed a mandatory curfew from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. for one week starting Tuesday night.

ABOUT THE SOURCE: The Baltimore Sun is a daily newspaper that was founded in 1837 in Baltimore, Maryland, and is now operated by Tribune Company.

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Rare Earth Race: How China And Russia (And EVs) Are Pushing France Back Into Mining

The government is launching a "major inventory of French mining resources", to prepare for the relaunch of mining in France of the minerals needed for the ecological transition. A concern for sovereignty in the face of Chinese domination of the sector.

A worker holding up two disks of rare earth metals.

A worker displays materials which consist of rubidium, iron and boron at a workshop in Ganzhou City, east China's Jiangxi Province,

Zhou Ke/Xinhua via ZUMA
Pierre Haski


PARIS — The world of mining holds an important place in the imagination of France's past, from writer Emile Zola's "Germinal" in the 19th century to the many films about the "black faces" in the 20th. Perhaps, mining is about to also become its future.

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