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World in brief: February 1, 2023

CUBA: Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez said on Tuesday that law enforcement brutality is one of the most serious and systematic violations of human rights in the United States.

Citing the deaths of George Floyd in 2020 and the killing in January of Tyre Nichols as examples of racism, Mr Rodriguez tweeted his alarm that more than 1,000 people die every year in the United States due to police firearms.

HAITI: Four key suspects in the killing of Haitian president Jovenel Moise were transferred to the United States for prosecution as the case stagnates in Haiti amid death threats that have spooked local judges, United States officials announced on Tuesday.

The suspects in the killing of the president on July 7 2021 are James Solages, Joseph Vincent, 57, Christian Emmanuel Sanon and German Rivera Garcia.

ITALY: The Italian government said on Tuesday it had increased security at its diplomatic missions around the globe in response to “a crescendo of terroristic attacks” by an informal anarchist network acting in solidarity with imprisoned Italian militant, Alfredo Cospito.

The Italians cited nearly a dozen attacks since the end of November, at diplomatic targets in Argentina, Bolivia, Germany, Greece, Portugal, Spain and Switzerland. No injuries have been reported.

PALESTINE: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Tuesday that both Russia and Egypt agreed on the importance of resuming negotiations between Palestine and Israel.

They confirmed the need for a swift revival of negotiations, saying that such talks should aim to resolve key final status issues and help achieve a comprehensive settlement based on a universally recognised international legal framework.

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