George Floyd protests rage for seventh night: Police, protesters clash in Chicago, Seattle; Las Vegas rally starts at Trump International
by USA TODAY on June 2, 2020 at 5:51 am
Ben Crump, the attorney for the family of George Floyd, called for peace on Monday: "Let's take a breath to heal our country."
'We know people are angry and hurting': 2 New York officers struck by vehicle during George Floyd protests in Buffalo
by USA TODAY on June 2, 2020 at 4:06 am
Two New York law enforcement officers were struck by a vehicle during a Monday night protest for George Floyd. They are in stable condition.
DC mayor says using tear gas on protesters outside White House before curfew is 'shameful'
by USA TODAY on June 2, 2020 at 3:33 am
DC Mayor Muriel Bowser called it "shameful" that police used tear gas to clear the way for the president to walk to St. John's Church.
Military personnel, equipment seen in DC after Trump promised to 'dominate the streets'
by USA TODAY on June 2, 2020 at 3:11 am
Arrests and a military show of force came after law enforcement officers used shields and tear gas to clear protesters from a park
George Floyd protest live updates: Funeral to be held June 9 in Houston; Death ruled homicide; crowd tear-gassed near White House
by USA TODAY on June 2, 2020 at 2:52 am
George Floyd updates: Autopsy requested by family shows he suffocated; Funeral set for June 9; President Trump calls for crackdown
Outcry after a Nigerian student dies from 'brutal attack' in church
on June 2, 2020 at 1:37 am
It should have been one of the safest places to seek refuge. Instead, Uwaila Vera Omozuwa was attacked as she studied in church, according to Nigerian police.
How to invest in a pandemic: Buy boring stocks
on June 1, 2020 at 6:05 pm
With all the volatility in the market lately, it may seem rash to make much of one week's trading. But value stocks -- companies in sectors like energy, financial services and retail -- have finally started to outperform sexier technology companies and other growth stocks.
Facebook, Netflix, Peloton and other companies take a stand on US protests
on June 1, 2020 at 5:38 pm
Facebook is donating $10 million to groups fighting racial inequality as mass protests sweep across the United States after an unarmed black man died at the hands of a police officer in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Sewage could hold the key to stopping new coronavirus outbreaks
on June 1, 2020 at 3:29 pm
AMD's Lisa Su was the highest-paid CEO in the S&P 500 last year
on June 1, 2020 at 3:24 pm
AMD's Lisa Su was the highest-paid CEO of a company in the S&P 500 last year.
Car appears to run over protesters live on-air in Boston amidst George Floyd protests
by Louise Hall on June 2, 2020 at 12:11 am
'Several people just got hit several people just run over by a car', reporter says
Coronavirus: Protests could cause catastrophic setback for pandemic, experts warn
by Louise Hall on June 2, 2020 at 12:07 am
'It's a setup for further spread of Covid, It's heartbreaking'
White man arrested for setting fire to historic Nashville courthouse during protests over police killing of George Floyd
by James Crump on June 2, 2020 at 12:04 am
Wesley Somers was identified after authorities asked public for help finding suspects
New York protests: NYPD filmed taking a knee with George Floyd protesters
by Louise Hall on June 2, 2020 at 12:00 am
'It's a nice start, but it's nowhere near enough'
'Money and morals': Mayors tell Biden what cities need from federal government to deal with aftermath of unrest
by Oliver O'Connell on June 1, 2020 at 11:56 pm
'We're all hurting today ... we just have to acknowledge that and make sure that we talk to people about not losing their sense of hope' — Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot
Crowds Protest in New Zealand Against George Floyd’s Death and Police Brutality Against Indigenous Communities
by Billy Perrigo on June 1, 2020 at 3:50 pm
Thousands of people marched in several cities in New Zealand on Monday, chanting “black lives matter” and “I can’t breathe,” in protests of solidarity against the death of George Floyd, police brutality, and structural racism. The protests also highlighted the issue of what activist groups say is the disproportionate effect of armed policing on indigenous…
Hong Kong Blocks Annual Vigil Commemorating Tiananmen Square Crackdown
by Zen Soo / AP on June 1, 2020 at 1:59 pm
The rejection comes as HK residents rushed to apply for passports that could allow them to move to the United Kingdom
Defying Trump’s Landmark Peace Deal, Taliban Continues to Back Al-Qaeda in Afghanistan, UN Report Says
by Kimberly Dozier on June 1, 2020 at 12:58 pm
The U.S. went to war in Afghanistan with one goal in mind: ridding the country of the threat of al-Qaeda just weeks after the group killed nearly 3,000 people in the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Now, after nearly 20 years of fighting in which more than 3,500 American and coalition lives have been lost, President Donald…
These Are 10 ‘Most Urgent’ Cases of Threats to Press Freedom In The World Right Now
by Madeleine Carlisle on June 1, 2020 at 11:00 am
Amid the coronavirus pandemic, journalists in multiple countries are under the attack for seeking the truth
Bodies Are Being Left in Hospital Beds in Mumbai as Coronavirus Overwhelms India’s Financial Capital
by Dhwani Pandya and Ari Altstedter / Bloomberg on June 1, 2020 at 9:16 am
The public health-care system in Mumbai, epicenter of India’s worsening coronavirus outbreak, is overwhelmed
New Zealand may remove all virus restriction next week
on June 2, 2020 at 5:40 am
New Zealand's Prime Minister said on Tuesday that all remaining restrictions to limit the spread of the coronavirus may be lifted next week, after the country all but eliminated the virus domestically.
Australian PM accepts G7 invitation during call with Trump
on June 2, 2020 at 5:33 am
Australia will accept an invitation to attend a Group of Seven (G7) nations meeting, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison told U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday.
South Korea says to resume WTO complaint over Japan's export controls
on June 2, 2020 at 5:23 am
South Korea said on Tuesday that it decided to resume dispute settlement proceedings over Japan's export controls, saying the two sides failed to make progress over talks to resolve the trade disputes rooted in wartime history.
What you need to know about the coronavirus right now
on June 2, 2020 at 5:13 am
Here's what you need to know about the coronavirus right now:
Iranian professor acquitted of sanctions busting leaves U.S., Zarif says
on June 2, 2020 at 5:02 am
An Iranian professor imprisoned in the United States after being acquitted of stealing trade secrets has left the country and is on his way back to Iran, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said in an Instagram post on Tuesday.
Coronavirus Australia live update: Reserve Bank says economic downturn may be 'less than expected', while NSW to reopen gyms on 13 June – latest news
by Luke Henriques-Gomes (now) and Amy Remeikis (earlier) on June 2, 2020 at 5:36 am
RBA leaves interest rates at 0.25% as NSW deputy premier says 10 people per class and 100 people per facility can return to gyms and studios. Follow liveReserve Bank says economic downturn may not be as bad as expectedGyms to reopen in NSW from 13 JuneCoronavirus restrictions eased around AustraliaFollow the global coronavirus live blogDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 6.36am BSTLabor’s Pat Dodson is asking about increased testing in remote communities and whether the government will engage in “surveillance” of the population.Caroline Edwards, the health department secretary, says the current AHPPC advice is that “anybody with respiratory symptoms, however mild, should get tested” but there is “no proposal to do asymptomatic testing” under consideration. That said, “if there were an outbreak in a remote community we’d have a higher level of testing”, just like when there is an outbreak in aged care 6.26am BSTRachel Siewert is asking the National Indigenous Advancement Agency about when mutual obligations will be reimposed in the Community Development Program.Ryan Bulman replies that the general mutual obligations are being phased back in from 8 June, but will apply differently in each program, so Indigenous affairs minister Ken Wyatt will have the call on CDP. Continue reading...
George Floyd killing: police forcefully crack down on protesters as curfews hit – live
by Helen Sullivan (now); Maanvi Singh , Sam Levin, Joan E Greve and Martin Pengelly (earlier) on June 2, 2020 at 5:34 am
George Floyd’s death a homicide, county medical examiner saysFamily autopsy points to homicide by asphyxiationCurfew to go into effect for New York City from 11pm to 5amFloyd’s family calls for peaceful protestsPressure grows for other three officers to face chargesMinneapolis police chief: all four officers ‘complicit’ in deathGet a fresh perspective on America – sign up to our First Thing newsletter 6.34am BSTHere is a video of the incident referred to earlier, where police violently dispersed protestors ahead of Trump’s bible photo op: 6.27am BSTHallie Golden reports for the Guardian from Seattle: Officials from the Seattle Office of Police Accountability reported Monday that they received over 12,000 complaints related to how the city’s police responded to protests over the weekend.The majority of the complaints had to do with 10 key incidents, including pepper spraying a young girl on Saturday, punching two people who were already on the ground and being arrested on two separate occasions and covering their badge numbers.The next step will be for officials to run civilian led investigations, which, according to a statement from the office, will be completed “quickly due to the immense public concern.”The report came on the fourth consecutive night of protests in Seattle, which, while mainly peaceful, have included a number of cases of looting. At 6 p.m. Monday, the city’s curfew went into effect, but thousands of protesters remained on the streets.On Twitter, Seattle Police declared a demonstration in the Seattle neighborhood of Capitol Hill a riot, saying the crowd had “thrown rocks, bottles and fireworks at officers and is attempting to breach barricades.” Breaking News: Police and protesters clash in Capitol Hill. @KIRO7Seattle pic.twitter.com/W3M9zlWwIi Continue reading...
Coronavirus live news: Singapore reopens schools as UK quarantine rules criticised
by Alison Rourke (now), Helen Sullivan (earlier) on June 2, 2020 at 5:33 am
Dr Fauci says he hasn’t spoken to Trump in two weeks; New Zealand to consider easing restrictions earlier than planned; Mexico deaths pass 10,000. Follow the latest updates Singapore reopens schools Pakistanis urged to ‘live with the virus’Australia coronavirus updates – liveCoronavirus latest: at a glanceSee all our coronavirus coverage 6.31am BSTIn the UK critics have taken aim at the government’s 14-day quarantine rules, calling them “ridiculous”. Tens of thousands of new arrivals to the UK will be able to go food shopping, change accommodation and use public transport from airports during a 14-day quarantine imposed to prevent a second wave of coronavirus, under draft plans to be laid before parliament. Related: Critics round on No 10 over 'ridiculous' rules for 14-day quarantine 6.23am BSTMore on Singapore and the government there is racing to create additional housing for about 60,000 migrant workers by the end of this year, as it seeks to reduce the density in dormitories which have seen mass outbreaks of the coronavirus infection, Reuters reports.The nation of 5.7 million people has more than 35,000 cases, one of the largest numbers in Asia, largely due to infections in cramped, bunk-bed accommodation that house more than 300,000 mostly South Asian workers. Continue reading...
Where's the catch in the Brexit fishing talks?
by Jennifer Rankin in Brussels on June 2, 2020 at 5:00 am
As the UK and EU resume negotiations over quotas, many snags remain to be unpickedEuropean Union and British negotiators will face each other screen-to-screen as the latest round of Brexit talks get under way on Tuesday. During this four-day round, the most time has been allocated to one of the toughest issues: fishing rights. Continue reading...
Pakistan polio fears as Covid-19 causes millions of children to miss vaccinations
by Shah Meer Baloch on June 2, 2020 at 5:00 am
Officials voice concern as coronavirus halts annual programme in country already struggling against resurgence in casesIn April, almost 40 million children missed their polio drops in Pakistan after the cancellation of the nationwide vaccination campaign. Alongside Afghanistan, Pakistan is one of only two countries in the world where polio is still endemic. It was very close to becoming polio free, with only 12 cases in 2018, but last year the number of cases rose to 147. In the same year, Pakistan was accused of covering up the resurgence of the P2 strain of the virus, which was thought to have been eradicated in 2014. Continue reading...
George Floyd, Donald Trump, Hong Kong: Your Tuesday Briefing
by By Isabella Kwai on June 2, 2020 at 4:22 am
Here’s what you need to know.
Minneapolis, Tiananmen Vigil, Israel: Your Tuesday Briefing
by By Melina Delkic and Carole Landry on June 1, 2020 at 8:30 pm
Here’s what you need to know.
After Reality Star’s Death, Japan Vows to Rip the Mask Off Online Hate
by By Ben Dooley and Hikari Hida on June 1, 2020 at 8:05 pm
While many in the country abhor the kind of harassment Hana Kimura endured before her apparent suicide, some warn that cracking down on it could also chill rising internet activism.
Mass Extinctions Are Accelerating, Scientists Report
by By Rachel Nuwer on June 1, 2020 at 7:39 pm
Five hundred species are likely to become extinct over the next two decades, according to a new study.
Putin Sets New Date for Vote on Extending His Rule
by By Andrew Higgins on June 1, 2020 at 6:40 pm
His political program and ratings derailed by the coronavirus, Russia’s president pushes to get back on track.
Coronavirus live news: Dr Fauci says he hasn't spoken to Trump in two weeks as Pakistanis told to 'live with virus' - The Guardian
on June 2, 2020 at 5:36 am
Coronavirus live news: Dr Fauci says he hasn't spoken to Trump in two weeks as Pakistanis told to 'live with virus' The GuardianDr. Anthony Fauci hasn't spoken with Trump in two weeks CNNFauci says his meetings with Trump have 'dramatically decreased' | TheHill The HillFauci says Trump no longer talks much to him or the rest of the coronavirus task force - Business Insider Business InsiderFauci says his contact with Trump has 'dramatically decreased' The GuardianView Full Coverage on Google News
Coronavirus News: Live Updates - The New York Times
on June 2, 2020 at 5:21 am
Coronavirus News: Live Updates The New York Times
World-famous beach emptied by coronavirus - CNN
on June 2, 2020 at 4:54 am
World-famous beach emptied by coronavirus CNN
Which international destinations are reopening to tourists? - CNN
on June 2, 2020 at 4:41 am
Which international destinations are reopening to tourists? CNNView Full Coverage on Google News
Beijing is unlikely to target U.S. investors in retaliation, Hong Kong lawmaker says - CNBC
on June 2, 2020 at 3:24 am
Beijing is unlikely to target U.S. investors in retaliation, Hong Kong lawmaker says CNBCChina gifted propaganda win as Trump's protest response undermines US efforts to protect Hong Kong CNNChina asks state firms to halt purchases of U.S. soybeans, pork, sources say CNBCHong Kong fuels new crisis for American relations with China | TheHill The HillThe US needs to stand up for Hong Kong to deter China's crackdowns The GuardianView Full Coverage on Google News
Australian news crew attacked by police live on air while covering protests
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Hong Kong Chief Executive says foreign countries have "double standards" responding to "riots" in the US and in Hong Kong
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‘US is a habitual quitter’, says China, as the former has quit UNESCO, UN Human Rights Council, Paris Agreement, JCPOA [Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action], INF Treaty, Treaty on Open Skies, and its latest withdrawal from WHO
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China’s agricultural ministry has just removed dogs from the national list of livestock, and has reclassified dogs as pets.
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Thousands of protesters rallied in the Dutch and Irish capitals on Monday against the death of a black man during an arrest by police in the United States
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Bill Gates Conspiracy Theories Have Circulated For Years. It Took The Coronavirus Pandemic To Turn Him Into A Fake Villain.
by Ryan Broderick on June 2, 2020 at 5:54 am
After months of conspiracy-mongering, people around the world are demanding Gates be arrested for crimes against humanity. Here’s how things got so bad.View Entire Post ›
Dozens Of Immigrant Families Who Were Separated At The Border Likely Shouldn't Have Been, An Internal Report Found
by Hamed Aleaziz on June 2, 2020 at 5:24 am
The inspector general's report found that 40 children were separated from their parents for at least four weeks, although one didn't see their family for more than a year.View Entire Post ›
15 Not-Peaceful Things Cops Were Recorded Doing During The Weekend's Black Lives Matter Protests
by Christopher Hudspeth on June 2, 2020 at 4:04 am
Violence against protesters, pepper spraying journalists, and destroying property.View Entire Post ›
After The "Plandemic" Video Went Viral In The US, It Was Exported To The Rest Of The World
by Jane Lytvynenko on June 2, 2020 at 3:25 am
The discredited video has been translated into more than a dozen languages and has spread across the non-English-speaking world.View Entire Post ›
Australians Are Pissed After An Aussie Reporter's "Ignorant" Comments At The US Black Lives Matter Protests
by Julia Willing on June 2, 2020 at 12:25 am
Her comments have prompted an outcry of #AboriginalLivesMatter from Australians.View Entire Post ›
Two killed in Chicago suburb as Trump threatens military force
on June 2, 2020 at 5:45 am
Live updates as Trump threatens to deploy US military if states do not halt 'violent protests' against police brutality.
UN needs $2.4bn to stem Yemen coronavirus 'tragedy': Live updates
on June 2, 2020 at 5:44 am
Delegates at pledging conference scheduled for Tuesday expected to hear of unfolding 'tragedy' in war-torn country.
Immigration detention centres become Malaysia coronavirus hotspot
on June 2, 2020 at 5:10 am
Health ministry says detention centres 'high risk' areas after spike in cases following series of raids during lockdown.
Hong Kong leader accuses US of 'double standards' over protests
on June 2, 2020 at 5:00 am
Carrie Lam takes aim at US response to racial justice protests and slams its plans to revoke Hong Kong's special status.
George Floyd: State, private autopsies agree death a homicide
on June 2, 2020 at 4:21 am
Medical examiner's finding on homicide confirms same conclusion of the private autopsy, but differs in part on cause.
The Real Danger in a Quiet Escalation of Tensions Between China and India
by Suzanne Kelly on May 31, 2020 at 6:36 pm
This expert-driven national-security insight can’t be generated for free. We invite you to support quality content by becoming a Cipher Brief Level I Member . Joining this experienced security-focused community is only $10/month (for an annual $120/yr membership). It’s a great and inexpensive way to stay ahead of the national and global security issues that impact … Continue reading "The Real Danger in a Quiet Escalation of Tensions Between China and India" The post The Real Danger in a Quiet Escalation of Tensions Between China and India appeared first on The Cipher Brief.
Iran and Hezbollah’s Pre-Operational Modus Operandi in the West – Part Two
by Suzanne Kelly on May 28, 2020 at 4:01 am
In part one of Iran and Hezbollah’s Pre-Operational Modus Operandi in the West, authors Mitch Silber and Ioan Pop pulled from court documents and open source reporting to shed light on ways that Iran and its proxy groups have engaged in regional escalations after the killing of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani in January, and after … Continue reading "Iran and Hezbollah’s Pre-Operational Modus Operandi in the West – Part Two" The post Iran and Hezbollah’s Pre-Operational Modus Operandi in the West – Part Two appeared first on The Cipher Brief.
Iran and Hezbollah’s Pre-Operational Modus Operandi in the West – Part One
by Suzanne Kelly on May 27, 2020 at 4:01 am
Cipher Brief Expert Mitch Silber and Ioan Pop have pulled from court documents and open source reporting to compile a modus operandi of Iran and Hezbollah and their efforts to attack the west. Mitchell D. Silber, Former Director of Intelligence, NYPD In January 2020, Mitchell D. Silber was named the executive director of the Community … Continue reading "Iran and Hezbollah’s Pre-Operational Modus Operandi in the West – Part One" The post Iran and Hezbollah’s Pre-Operational Modus Operandi in the West – Part One appeared first on The Cipher Brief.
How Cyber Plays in Boardrooms of the Future
by Suzanne Kelly on May 26, 2020 at 4:03 am
This expert-driven national-security insight can’t be generated for free. We invite you to support quality content by becoming a Cipher Brief Level I Member . Joining this experienced security-focused community is only $10/month (for an annual $120/yr membership). It’s a great and inexpensive way to stay ahead of the national and global security issues that impact … Continue reading "How Cyber Plays in Boardrooms of the Future" The post How Cyber Plays in Boardrooms of the Future appeared first on The Cipher Brief.
NATO Imagines Future Warfare
by Suzanne Kelly on May 14, 2020 at 4:01 am
Innovation is a key component of readiness when it comes to future threats. NATO’s Innovation Hub recently commissioned a short story from author August Cole, asking him to draw upon his writing and imaginative abilities to create a picture of what NATO operations could be like in the year 2040. The Cipher Brief is pleased … Continue reading "NATO Imagines Future Warfare" The post NATO Imagines Future Warfare appeared first on The Cipher Brief.
Round Four: UK and EU back in the Brexit ring
on June 2, 2020 at 5:17 am
Trade negotiators from Britain and the EU embark on a fourth round of post-Brexit negotiations Tuesday but no-one in London or Brussels expects a breakthrough. Instead, once the latest cross-Channel video conferences are over, Prime Minister Boris Johnson and EU chief Ursula von der Leyen will meet to decide how to proceed. A "high-level" June meeting to take stock of the talks was already foreseen in the political declaration signed by both parties alongside the divorce accord.
DC Episcopal bishop: 'I am outraged' by Trump church visit
on June 2, 2020 at 4:29 am
The bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington sharply criticized President Donald Trump for staging a visit to the historic St. John's Church across from the White House, where he held up a Bible after authorities had cleared the area of peaceful protesters. The Rev. Mariann Budde, whose diocese St. John's belongs to, said in a statement Monday night that she was “outraged” by Trump's visit and noted that he didn’t pray while stopping by the church, a landmark known for its regular visits from sitting presidents since the early 19th century. "He took the symbols sacred to our tradition and stood in front of a house of prayer in full expectation that would be a celebratory moment," Budde said in an interview after her statement on Trump's visit was posted to the diocese's Twitter account.
Black female mayors in spotlight amid protests and pandemic
on June 2, 2020 at 4:22 am
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms captured the nation's attention when she addressed the civil unrest occurring in her city after George Floyd’s death. “I am a mother to four black children in America, one of whom is 18 years old,” Bottoms said Friday in a rousing speech. “When I saw the murder of George Floyd, I hurt like a mother.”
China delayed releasing coronavirus info, frustrating WHO
on June 2, 2020 at 4:07 am
Throughout January, the World Health Organization publicly praised China for what it called a speedy response to the new coronavirus and thanked the Chinese government for sharing the genetic map of the virus “immediately,." The story behind the early response to the pandemic comes at a time when the U.N. health agency is under siege.
China delayed releasing coronavirus info, frustrating WHO
on June 2, 2020 at 4:02 am
Throughout January, the World Health Organization publicly praised China for what it called a speedy response to the new coronavirus. It repeatedly thanked the Chinese government for sharing the genetic map of the virus “immediately,” and said its work and commitment to transparency were “very impressive, and beyond words.” Despite the plaudits, China in fact sat on releasing the genetic map, or genome, of the virus for more than a week after three different government labs had fully decoded the information.
No One Seems To Feel Bad About Nigel Farage Getting Hit With A Milkshake
by Cristina Cabrera on May 20, 2019 at 7:30 pm
Far-right British politician Nigel Farage received a sticky cold shower on Monday, much to the internet’s collective glee. The Brexit...
Egged Australian Senator Who Blamed Muslims For NZ Shootings Loses Election
by Cristina Cabrera on May 20, 2019 at 2:51 pm
Fraser Anning, the far-right Australian senator who blamed Muslim immigrants for the New Zealand mosque shootings, was voted out of...
Sri Lanka’s Top Security Officials Asked To Resign After Failure To Prevent Bombings
by Cristina Cabrera on April 24, 2019 at 12:58 pm
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka’s president has asked for the resignations of the defense secretary and national police...
Netanyahu Wants To Name A New Golan Heights Settlement After Trump
by Summer Concepcion on April 23, 2019 at 3:38 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he wants to name a new settlement in the Golan Heights...
Police Identify ‘New Breed’ Of Terrorists In Northern Ireland After Reporter Fatally Shot
by Cristina Cabrera on April 20, 2019 at 7:00 pm
LONDON (AP) — Police in Northern Ireland arrested two teenagers Saturday in connection with the fatal shooting of a young...
Asian shares mostly higher following Wall Street gains
by By Yuri Kageyama | AP on June 2, 2020 at 4:04 pm
Shares are mostly higher in Asia, lifted by moves to reopen many regional economies from shutdowns aimed at containing the coronavirus pandemic
Why the U.S. protests matter to the world
by By Ishaan Tharoor on June 2, 2020 at 4:00 pm
The outpouring of international solidarity with Black Lives Matter protesters reflects a particular hold America has on the global imagination.
Sundarbans devastated by cyclone, as virus halts migration
by By Aniruddha Ghosal | AP on June 2, 2020 at 5:13 am
The cyclone that struck India and Bangladesh last month passed through the vast mangrove forests of the Sunderban delta, a UNESCO world heritage site
A wave of protests puts a spotlight on U.S. hypocrisy
by By Ishaan Tharoor on June 1, 2020 at 4:00 pm
The upheaval sparked by the killing of George Floyd and the vociferousness of Trump's rhetoric shows the hollowness of his posturing over Hong Kong and human rights elsewhere.
225 VIPs urge world powers to adopt $2.5 trillion COVID plan
by By Edith M. Lederer | AP on June 1, 2020 at 3:16 pm
More than 225 current and former global VIPs are urging the world’s 20 major economic powers to hold an urgent meeting to agree to a $2.5 trillion plan to tackle COVID-19 and launch an economic recovery from the pandemic, especially for hard-hit developing and middle-income countries
Trump vowed to disrupt Washington, now he faces disruption in the streets
on June 2, 2020 at 9:40 am
Canada's Trudeau rejects inviting Russia to G7 summit
on June 2, 2020 at 9:09 am
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Monday rejected Russia's participation in a coming summit of the G7 nations, despite host US President Donald Trump wanting to invite Moscow. "Russia was excluded from the G7 after it invaded Crimea a number of years ago," Trudeau told reporters. "Its continued disrespect and flaunting of international rules and norms is why it remains outside of the G7 and will continue to remain out," he added.
In China, US protests a hot topic on state, social media
on June 2, 2020 at 8:21 am
Chinese state media is giving extensive coverage to violent protests roiling cities across the US, while the unrest has also featured widely in Chinese social media. On China's social media platform Weibo, at least 5 news items on the protests were among the top 20 trending topics. Some Chinese media have also made comparisons between the US protests and those in Hong Kong.
US records 743 coronavirus deaths in 24 hours
on June 2, 2020 at 8:05 am
The United States on Monday recorded 743 new coronavirus deaths in 24 hours, according to the Johns Hopkins University, bringing its total to 105,099 since the global pandemic began. The country has officially logged 1,809,109 cases. The death toll and the number of cases in the United States are by far the worst in the world.
On the spot where George Floyd died, his brother urges calm
on June 2, 2020 at 8:01 am
George Floyd’s brother pleaded for peace in the streets Monday, saying destruction is "not going to bring my brother back at all." George Floyd, 46, died last week after he was arrested in Minneapolis, accused of using a forged $20 bill to pay for goods at a grocery store. The white officer, Derek Chauvin, has been charged with murder.
World's Latest Billionaire Emerges From One Of Asia's Costliest Break-Ups
on June 2, 2020 at 4:51 am
A new female billionaire has emerged from one of Asia's most-expensive breakups. Du Weimin, the chairman of Shenzhen Kangtai Biological Products Co., transferred 161.3 million shares of the vaccine...
Imran Khan Defends Lifting Lockdown, Urges Pak To "Live With The Virus"
on June 2, 2020 at 3:08 am
Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday cited economic losses to justify his government's decision to lift a coronavirus lockdown despite rising infections and deaths, urging people to "live...
Trump Using "American Military Against The American People": Joe Biden
on June 2, 2020 at 2:55 am
Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden slammed Donald Trump Monday for "using the American military against the American people," after the president vowed to order an army crackdown on sweeping...
Gilead's Remdesivir Shows Fair Improvement In Moderate COVID-19 Patients
on June 2, 2020 at 2:41 am
Gilead Sciences Inc on Monday reported that its antiviral drug remdesivir provided a modest benefit in patients with moderate COVID-19 given a five-day course of the treatment, while those who...
Police Fire Tear Gas Near White House As Trump Vows To Bring In Military
on June 2, 2020 at 1:49 am
Police fired tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse peaceful demonstrators near the White House on Monday as US President Donald Trump vowed a massive show of force to end violent protests over the...
Bellingcat’s (race) war against RT: Russians didn’t kill George Floyd, but are STILL BAD, say internet ‘sleuths’
by RT on June 1, 2020 at 9:36 pm
Bellingcat, the UK-based enablers of Western narratives in Syria and Ukraine now fueling US race riots, selectively translated a satirical post from Russian social media shared by RT’s editor-in-chief to get her “canceled.” Read Full Article at RT.com
Pompeo gaslights Germans with Huawei privacy concerns… casually forgets NSA spied on Merkel
by RT on June 1, 2020 at 3:38 pm
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has warned the US’ European allies against using Huawei tech, insisting privacy-loving Germans shouldn’t stand for such (alleged) spying. Never mind that time the NSA wiretapped Merkel. Read Full Article at RT.com
Justice for… Thaddeus Kosciuszko? Polish envoy enraged after DC protesters vandalize statue of national hero
by RT on June 1, 2020 at 12:33 pm
The chaotic protests rocking Washington DC have caught the attention of Poland, after protesters targeted a statue of an Eastern European military hero and statesman. Read Full Article at RT.com
Putin & Trump talk Russia’s possible participation in G7 summit during phone call
by RT on June 1, 2020 at 10:45 am
Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Donald Trump talked on the phone, discussing Russia’s possible participation in the G7 summit, Covid-19 response and the dialogue on strategic stability, the Kremlin said. Read Full Article at RT.com
America is CHRONICALLY ILL with racism, Beijing proclaims, as George Floyd rallies blight US cities
by RT on June 1, 2020 at 10:04 am
The death of African-American George Floyd at the hands of Minnesota police is a symptom that is sufficiently acute for the US to be diagnosed with “a chronic disease” of racism, China’s foreign ministry has declared. Read Full Article at RT.com
Donald Trump's Voter Fraud Claims Are Dangerous
on May 29, 2020 at 4:03 pm
Not taking Trump at face value is naïve. And with the U.S. president now issuing constant warnings of voter fraud this fall, it is time to accept that he is laying the groundwork for his next attack on democracy.
Virologist Christian Drosten: "We Managed to Stop a Pandemic Wave with Relatively Mild Measures"
on May 29, 2020 at 4:02 pm
Germany's most famous virologist Christian Drosten has been the target of hatred and adoration. In an interview, he tells DER SPIEGEL how he is dealing with his newfound fame and what comes next in the fight against COVID-19.
Generation Coronavirus: Economic Scars for Decades to Come
on May 29, 2020 at 8:16 am
Companies in Germany were practically begging 20- to 30-year-olds to come work for them. Then came the coronavirus, destroying health, lives and jobs. It will take decades for this generation to catch up economically.
The Empregadas and the Epidemic: COVID-19 Lays Bare Brazil’s Deep Societal Divide
on May 28, 2020 at 4:49 pm
The coronavirus pandemic is hitting Brazil harder than most other countries, in part because social inequality is so massive. Armies of maids commute between favela slums and middle-class neighborhoods. Taking a closer look at them tells a lot about the country.
The Assads against the Makhloufs: A Bitter Feud over Power and Money Erupts in Syria
on May 26, 2020 at 5:32 pm
For the last several months, a heated conflict has been escalating between the most powerful families in Syria. It has been trying Russia's patience and could decide who will ultimately wield control.