- Americans excited about what for many was their first big break from coronavirus shutdowns flocked to beaches and outdoor areas on Saturday, snarling roadways and forcing some closures on the Memorial Day weekend that signals the start of the U.S. summer.The restaurant was operating at 50% seating capacity to ensure that chairs and umbrellas could be placed 6 feet apart, and newcomers had to wait for places to become free before they could enter, said hostess Julianna Preede, 18.In Arizona, holi
- Amsterdam's mayor faced criticism from politicians and health experts on Tuesday after thousands of demonstrators packed the city centre for an anti-racism rally in violation of social distancing rules put in place to ward off the coronavirus.The protesters rallied in support of George Floyd, a black American who died in police custody in the United States last week, their number swelling from an expected 200-300 to several thousands on Monday.Amsterdam Mayor Femke Halsema, of the Green Left par
- Asian shares are higher as moves to reopen regional economies from shutdowns to contain the coronavirus pandemic override concerns about unrest in the U.S.Japan’s Nikkei 225 rose 1.2% to finish at 22,325.61, and Hong Kong’s Hang Seng gained 0.8% to 23,912.07.Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 rose nearly 0.3% to 5,835.10, while the Shanghai Composite edged up 0.1% to 2,918.94.
- Violent factions attacked half a dozen police officers in New York state over the last 24 hours as demonstrations against the death of George Floyd have spiralled out of control.Early Tuesday morning, video of a police officer apparently being run over by an SUV in the Bronx went viral. In the video, which has not been verified by The Daily Beast, an officer is struck by a speeding SUV and left in the middle of an intersection. Moments later, a New York City Police Department vehicle arrives and
- A Wuhan doctor who worked with coronavirus whistleblower Li Wenliang died of the virus last week, state media reported Tuesday, becoming China's first COVID-19 fatality in weeks.Hu Weifeng, a urologist at Wuhan Central Hospital, died on Friday after being treated for COVID-19 and allied issues for more than four months, state broadcaster CCTV said.Wuhan Central Hospital has yet to give a formal statement on Hu's death.
- A cluster of nine coronavirus cases raised concerns in Hong Kong over renewed local transmission in a city that has been one of the most successful in keeping the pandemic under control.The first two cases in the cluster - a husband and wife - were confirmed on Sunday."We are very concerned about this cluster of nine," Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam told her weekly news conference on Tuesday, before an executive council meeting.
- Iran's foreign minister said Tuesday that a plane had taken off from arch-foe the United States carrying scientist Sirous Asgari after his apparent release from a US prison.Asgari was accused by a US court in 2016 of stealing trade secrets while on an academic visit to Ohio, but the 59-year-old scientist from Tehran's Sharif University of Technology was acquitted in November.
- With temperatures checked, masks fitted, and hand sanitizers at the ready, many Singapore children returned to school on Tuesday after a novel coronavirus lockdown of nearly two months.With one of the highest coronavirus tallies in Asia, Singapore has said it will ease restrictions gradually, with the registry of marriages and some businesses, including pet salons, also reopening on Tuesday.Studies in some European countries have shown reopening schools has not led to a rise in coronavirus infec
- Two years ago, Zhou Xiaoxuan publicly accused one of China's most recognizable people of groping and forcibly kissing her, setting off a firestorm in a country that did not specify sexual harassment as a legal offence.Last week Zhou and dozens of other women who started China's #MeToo movement won a small victory when the nation's parliament enacted legislation that for the first time defines actions that can constitute sexual harassment.The reference in the new civil code, approved on Thursday
- George Floyd, whose death sparked mass protests, suffered a cardiac arrest while being restrained.
- When Andrés Manuel López Obrador won Mexico’s presidency after years of agitating for change, many expected a transformative leader who would take the country to the left even as much of Latin America moved right.Instead, López Obrador is leading like a conservative in many ways — cutting spending, investing heavily in fossil fuel development and helping the U.S. crack down on the northbound flow of migrants.As coronavirus spreads through Mexico, the president kn
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- Hong Kong's leader accused the United States on Tuesday of applying "double standards" in its response to violent protests as she warned Washington's plan to place trade restrictions on the financial hub would "only hurt themselves".Semi-autonomous Hong Kong has been rocked by months of huge and often violent pro-democracy protests over the past year, which riot police have stamped out with more than 9,000 arrests.Washington has been critical of Hong Kong's response to the demonstrations with US
- A Qatari arms factory that makes rifles and grenade launchers has added a product that saves rather than takes lives -- ventilators, needed at home and abroad amid the coronavirus pandemic.The venture is the latest salvo in Doha's charm offensive to cement old partnerships and secure new friends as a bitter spat with Saudi Arabia and its allies drags into its fourth year this Friday.It has also allowed the small Gulf state to draw on capabilities developed the hard way in the wake of its regiona
- In June 2017, Saudi Arabia led its Gulf allies the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, along with Egypt, to cut all ties with Qatar, accusing it of backing radical Islamist movements and Iran -- a charge denied by Doha.On May 24, 2017, a statement attributed to Qatar's ruler appears on the state news agency's website, apparently endorsing Islamist movements and criticising US President Donald Trump.Qatar says the site has been hacked and that the statement is fake, but it is picked up and publishe
- The curfew will be in effect from 11 p.m. Monday night until 5 a.m. Tuesday morning.
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- It was around 6.35pm that the tear gas was fired. Hundreds of protesters had gathered by the park just north of the White House under the clear blue sky. Moments earlier some in the crowds had been urging the policemen in riot helmets and shields to “take a knee”, a sign of support for their cause, and chanting “no justice, no peace”. Then, suddenly, the officers push forward. Huge bangs startled the crowds and sent many sprinting away from the front line. Plumes of tear
- via gamesradar.comThe unreleased NES game's late co-author is most known for the arcade game Anteater
- New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Tuesday criticised Black Lives Matter protesters for flouting social distancing rules when the country is on the verge of eliminating the coronavirus, with just one active case remaining.The centre-left leader said she sympathised with people who marched in New Zealand cities on Monday to protest the death of US man George Floyd, an African-American, at the hands of a white police officer.New Zealand, with a population of five million, has recorded ju
- The UK and Canada oppose Russia's readmission, as Donald Trump invites Vladimir Putin to a summit.
- Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-FL., tweeted "Now that we clearly see Antifa as terrorists, can we hunt them down like we do those in the Middle East?"
- SpaceX sent two NASA astronauts to the International Space Station on Saturday — the first crewed commercial spaceflight ever.
- After protesters and journalists were tear-gassed across from the White House and the area was cleared, the president walked across the street to visit St. John's Church.
'Exactly what President Trump wants': Democratic governors are shunning Trump's calls to 'dominate' protests using military forces"Society that's about dominance and aggression — this is what you get," California governor Gavin Newsom said.
- SpaceX launched the two NASA astronauts into space on Saturday. They wore new spacesuits that Elon Musk helped to design.
- Attorney General Bill Barr told state governors on Monday that the Department of Justice was prepared to use the FBI’s regional counterterrorism hubs to share information with local law enforcement about “extremists” and “agitators” in the protests sweeping the country. Barr said the Justice Department would tap Joint Terrorism Task Forces (JTTFs)—regional groups that ordinarily unite area FBI agents with state, local and federal law enforcement to monito
Ohio woman still missing months after mysterious disappearance from grandparents' house on Christmas DayParris Hopson, 26, of Columbus, Ohio, was visiting her grandparents in Massillon, Ohio for a family gathering on Christmas Day, December 25, 2020. She left the house saying she needed to go on a walk to clear her head. Relatives say she left her cell phone, debit card and ID behind in her car. The Massillon Police Department is investigating.
Brit Hume: President Trump has aligned himself with those who feel the restoration of law and order is job oneFox News senior political analyst Brit Hume joins Bret Baier on 'Special Report.'
Wearing Face Masks and Social Distancing Actually Work to Contain COVID-19, According to a New StudyA large study finds that precautions like social distancing, wearing face masks and eye protection can reduce the risk of spreading coronavirus infections
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