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George Floyd protests around the world 2020-06-01 21:16:14The recent killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis has led to protests in many countries around the world

Hong Kong blocks Tiananmen Square crackdown anniversary vigil, 2020-06-01 18:44:25Hong Kong police on Monday blocked a candlelit vigil marking the anniversary of China’s deadly military 1989 crackdown on pro-democracy proteste

Chinese state media editorial claims some in China 2020-06-01 18:39:40Chinese citizens are cheering the civil unrest that has besieged parts of the United States in the wake George Floyd's death, according to Beijing's

Moscow eases coronavirus lockdown after 9 weeks, some 2020-06-01 14:46:04The Russian capital on Monday eased restrictions meant to curb the spread of the coronavirus after nine weeks in lockdown, even though case numbers co

Protests sparked by George Floyd's death get support 2020-05-31 10:17:56The widespread protests that were sparked after the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police are getting support from others around th

China, Iran mock US amid ongoing riots: 'I 2020-05-30 14:38:13Chinese spokesperson Hua Chunying mocked the United States' concerns with Hong Kong's freedom by tweeting a sensitive phrase -- "I can't breathe"

Dalai Lama blames George Floyd’s death on ‘discrimination, 2020-05-29 15:53:32The Dalai Lama blamed racism and discrimination for the death of George Floyd while in police custody in Minnesota, which has sparked riots

Greece will reopen to tourists from 29 countries 2020-05-29 15:40:47Greece will begin lifting its coronavirus lockdown for business and travel ahead of the peak summer tourism season, officials announced Friday.

Ethiopian army gunned down man because his phone 2020-05-29 14:24:25An Ethiopian soldier gunned down a 32-year-old businessman during a security crackdown last year because his phone went off during a pu

North Korea nuclear fuel plant still operational despite 2020-05-29 12:24:13North Korea is pushing forward with work at a nuclear fuel plant despite calls from the U.S. to wind its program&nb

New Zealand says it's down to just one 2020-05-29 10:27:19New Zealand is down to its last coronavirus case. 

The week in pictures, May 23 - May 2020-05-29 07:31:58Here's a selection of some of the most poignant images in the past seven days, as the coronavirus pandemic continues to change the way we live.

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Stunned silence, angry protests as world watches U.S. New! 2020-06-02 18:41:16U.S. angst over George Floyd's death in police was once again the a focus of global attention, with 20 seconds of dead air from one world leader perh

UN expects movement soon on new Libya cease-fire New! 2020-06-02 17:55:23UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The United Nations said Tuesday it expects “things to get moving in the next few days” following the agreement by Li

Russia invites U.S. defense secretary to Moscow for New! 2020-06-02 17:22:11The Russian defense minister has invited his American counterpart to Moscow to attend a parade on Red Square marking the 75th anniversary of the defea

Judge in June 9 Nevada primary fight won't New! 2020-06-02 17:19:00RENO, Nev. (AP) - A federal judge has put off until next month any decisions about the legality of the temporary rules for next week’s primary e

Justin Trudeau on U.S. protests, Donald Trump response: New! 2020-06-02 16:43:58TORONTO — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Tuesday that Canadians are watching what's unfolding in the United States with "horror a

Australia investigating assault by police of TV news New! 2020-06-02 15:39:51Australian officials said Tuesday they are taking action after U.S. authorities attacked an Aussie television crew reporting from protests near the Wh

In Israel, protesters demonstrate against Floyd killing New! 2020-06-02 14:08:12TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) - Over 200 demonstrators protested outside the U.S. diplomatic mission in Tel Aviv on Tuesday to decry the killing of George Flo

Nevada GOP out-registers Democrats for 2nd month in New! 2020-06-02 12:49:32CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - Nevada Republicans out-registered Democrats for the second month in a row, according to the secretary of state's office. Se

Sudan appoints new defense chief amid tensions with New! 2020-06-02 11:46:14CAIRO (AP) - Sudan on Tuesday swore in a new defense minister more that two months after the death of the former defense chief and amid tensions with

Philippines suspends abrogation of defense pact with US New! 2020-06-02 11:41:12MANILA, Philippines (AP) - The Philippine president has suspended his decision to terminate a key defense pact with the United States, at least tempor

Belgian diplomats recalled from Rwanda over genocide event New! 2020-06-02 11:35:56KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) - Rwanda on Tuesday said Belgium has decided to recall two diplomats after the East African nation accused them of organizing a co

Putin signs Russia's nuclear deterrent policy New! 2020-06-02 11:01:17MOSCOW (AP) - President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday endorsed Russia's nuclear deterrent policy which allows him to use atomic weapons in response to a

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Tropical storm Amanda kills at least 17 in 2020-06-01 14:54:26Rains from tropical storm Amanda left at least 17 dead and seven missing while causing extensive damage across El Salvador and Guatemala, pushing thou

'Mark is wrong': Facebook employees stage walkout in 2020-06-01 13:06:37Some Facebook employees critical of chief executive Mark Zuckerberg's decision not to act on President Donald Trump's inflammatory comments about U.

2 dead after shooting at North Dakota air 2020-06-01 12:00:17A shooting early Monday has killed two airmen at the Grand Forks Air Force Base in North Dakota, the U.S. military says.

Putin sets July 1 for vote to extend 2020-06-01 11:19:21Russian President Vladimir Putin says a nationwide vote on constitutional amendments that could allow him to further extend his rule will be held on J

Canada, Britain not interested in Russia attending G7 2020-06-01 11:17:50Britain's government would not support readmitting Russia as a member of the G7, but it is up to the host country of any summit to decide which leade

First SpaceX astronauts had 'smooth' ride to the 2020-06-01 11:02:24NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley made history as they successfully arrived on the ISS Sunday, becoming the first to do so on a commercial s

NYC mayor proud of daughter, who was among 2020-06-01 09:19:25Hundreds of people were arrested in New York City protests during the weekend over the death of George Floyd, including Mayor Bill de Blasio's daught

Coronavirus: What's happening around the world on Monday 2020-06-01 08:48:54Britain has begun cautiously easing lockdown restrictions despite warnings from some health officials that the risk of spreading COVID-19 is still too

Scientists find oldest fossil of a land animal 2020-06-01 08:40:43A fossilized millipede-like creature discovered in Scotland may represent the oldest-known land animal, a humble pioneer of terrestrial living 425 mil

Hong Kong police block vigil to mark Tiananmen 2020-06-01 08:30:33Hong Kong police rejected an application Monday for an annual candlelight vigil marking the anniversary this week of the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdo

George Floyd's brother calls for peaceful protests across 2020-06-01 07:06:40George Floyd's brother pleaded for peace in the streets Monday, saying violence is "not going to bring my brother back at all."

Christo, creator of ambitious public art projects, dead 2020-05-31 23:07:20The Bulgarian-born artist Christo has died. He and his wife were known for their attention-grabbing but ephemeral public art projects, which involved

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Temporary pact reached on funding South Korean workers New! 2020-06-03 00:12:07The Pentagon said on Tuesday that it had accepted a proposal from South Korea for it to temporarily fund thousands of Korean workers at U.S. bases who

U.S. firms concerned as tensions simmer in Hong New! 2020-06-03 00:00:40A survey of U.S. businesses on Wednesday revealed deep fears for the future of their operations in Hong Kong if China imposes national security legisl

New Zealand could return to normal life as New! 2020-06-02 23:58:24New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Wednesday she could lift all social distancing measures to return the country to normal life, bar th

Mumbai streets deserted as India's biggest city braces New! 2020-06-02 23:56:00The streets of Mumbai emptied on Wednesday as a rare cyclone headed for India's most populous metropolis and thousands of people moved away from the

Germany says coronavirus infections rise 342 to 182,370 New! 2020-06-02 23:36:48The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany increased by 342 to 182,370, data from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for infectious diseases sh

Venezuela government, opposition agree to seek funds to New! 2020-06-02 22:56:00Venezuela's government has signed an agreement with the opposition-led National Assembly to work with the regional arm of the World Health Organizati

Coronavirus reaches maximum intensity in Mexico, health official New! 2020-06-02 21:34:09Mexico's deputy health minister said on Tuesday that the novel coronavirus had reached its maximum intensity in the country after the ministry report

Mainland China reports one confirmed, four asymptomatic COVID-19 New! 2020-06-02 21:21:35China reported one new coronavirus case and four new asymptomatic COVID-19 cases in the mainland on June 2, the country's health commission said.

UK's quarantine of travellers vital to avoid second New! 2020-06-02 20:57:22Britain's quarantine for travellers arriving from abroad, which will be introduced from June 8, is crucial to avoiding a second wave of the coronavir

Mexico freezes almost 2,000 accounts linked to powerful New! 2020-06-02 20:37:34Mexico's Financial Intelligence Unit, a part of the finance ministry tasked with combating and preventing money laundering, said Tuesday it had asked

Colombia court to investigate ex-President Uribe's alleged ties New! 2020-06-02 20:35:47Colombia's Supreme Court said on Tuesday it would investigate former President Alvaro Uribe's possible connections to a scandal involving alleged mi

Brazil sets another record for daily coronavirus deaths New! 2020-06-02 20:32:50Brazil registered another record number of novel coronavirus deaths over the last 24 hours, the health ministry said on Tuesday evening, as the pandem

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