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Systemic racism slows economic growth: Dallas Fed chief Kaplan

Sun, 06/14/2020 - 1:06pm
Systemic racism and high unemployment levels among black and Hispanic Americans create a drag on the U.S. economy, Dallas Federal Reserve President Robert Kaplan said on Sunday.

Trump economic adviser urges wearing of masks at Tulsa rally

Sun, 06/14/2020 - 12:50pm
People attending U.S. President Donald Trump's campaign rally in Oklahoma this week should wear masks, a White House adviser said on Sunday, as health experts cautioned against large gatherings such as political rallies during the coronavirus pandemic.

Protesters burn down Wendy's in Atlanta after police shooting

Sun, 06/14/2020 - 12:21pm
Protesters shut down a major highway in Atlanta on Saturday and burned down a Wendy's restaurant where a black man was shot dead by police as he tried to escape arrest, an incident likely to fuel more nationwide tensions over race and police tactics.

Anti-racism protest signs, murals destined for U.S. Smithsonian

Sun, 06/14/2020 - 12:18pm
Days into nationwide protests over the killing of George Floyd, demonstrators began to fill a tall fence in front of the White House with posters, flowers, paintings and photos in honor of black men, women and children who have lost their lives at the hands of police.

Systemic racism slows down economic growth, Dallas Fed chief says

Sun, 06/14/2020 - 11:32am
Systemic racism and high unemployment levels among black and Hispanic Americans create a drag on the U.S. economy, Dallas Federal Reserve President Robert Kaplan said on Sunday.

Hong Kong riot cop rebuked for chanting 'black lives matter'

Sun, 06/14/2020 - 10:50am
A Hong Kong riot cop who was filmed chanting "black lives matter" and "I can't breathe" on patrol during a demonstration on Friday has been reprimanded by authorities, according to media reports.

Beijing steps up coronavirus measures as dozens of cases emerge from a food market

Sun, 06/14/2020 - 10:41am
After weeks with almost no new coronavirus infections, Beijing has recorded dozens of new cases in recent days, all linked to a major wholesale food market, raising concerns about a resurgence of the disease.

Record spikes in new coronavirus cases, hospitalizations sweep parts of U.S.

Sun, 06/14/2020 - 10:40am
New coronavirus cases and hospitalizations in record numbers swept through more U.S. states, including Florida and Texas, as most push ahead with reopening and President Donald Trump plans an indoor rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

AstraZeneca agrees to supply Europe with 400 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine

Sun, 06/14/2020 - 10:01am
AstraZeneca Plc has signed a contract with European governments to supply the region with its potential vaccine against the coronavirus, the British drugmaker's latest deal to pledge its drug to help combat the pandemic.

Black Lives Matter protesters march through Tokyo

Sun, 06/14/2020 - 8:01am
Thousands of protesters in Tokyo took part in a Black Lives Matter march on Sunday, calling for an end to racial discrimination and police abuse after the killing of African American George Floyd in Minneapolis last month.

Trump says he won't watch NFL, U.S. soccer if players kneel during anthem

Sun, 06/14/2020 - 7:44am
United States President Donald Trump has said he will not watch National Football League (NFL) or U.S. soccer team matches if players do not stand for the national anthem.

Beijing confirms eight new COVID-19 cases in first seven hours of June 14

Sun, 06/14/2020 - 6:25am
Beijing city confirmed eight new coronavirus cases in the first seven hours of June 14, a city official said on Sunday.

Pride events kick off in Shanghai with city run

Sun, 06/14/2020 - 1:25am
More than 100 people took part in the Shanghai's eighth annual Pride Run on Sunday, one of a series of events over nine days in China's financial hub to raise public awareness for the LGBT community.

Protesters burn down Wendy's in Atlanta where black man was slain by police

Sun, 06/14/2020 - 12:43am
Protesters shut down a major highway in Atlanta on Saturday and set fire to a Wendy's restaurant where a black man was shot by police as he tried to escape arrest, an incident caught on video and sure to fuel more nationwide demonstrations.

Australian police arrest two after Captain Cook statue defaced

Sun, 06/14/2020 - 12:07am
Australian police said they arrested two women after a statute of British explorer James Cook, captain of the first Western ship to reach the east coast of Australia, was defaced early on Sunday in Sydney.

South Korea says North Korea should honour agreements

Sat, 06/13/2020 - 8:54pm
South Korea's Unification Ministry on Sunday said North Korea should honor past agreements signed between the two countries, a day after Pyongyang warned of retaliatory measures against the south that could involve the military.

Johnson condemns 'thuggery' after far-right protests in London

Sat, 06/13/2020 - 7:52pm
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson condemned "racist thuggery" after far-right protesters clashed in London on Saturday with anti-racist demonstrators and police trying to keep the two sides apart.

In London skirmishes, suspected far-right protester is rescued

Sat, 06/13/2020 - 4:19pm
A man identified by the crowd as a far-right protester was carried to safety by a Black Lives Matter protester on Saturday as animosity was briefly set aside on a day of clashes in London between police and rival groups.

Factbox: What changes are companies making in response to George Floyd protests?

Sat, 06/13/2020 - 2:21pm
The corporate response to a wave of protests over the treatment of African Americans has included pledges to increase diversity, donations to civil rights groups and, in some cases, changes in policies or practices long sought by critics. Here is a sampling:

Trump to West Point grads: 'We are ending the era of endless wars'

Sat, 06/13/2020 - 12:55pm
President Donald Trump, facing criticism in recent days for plans to withdraw thousands of U.S. troops from Germany, told West Point's graduating class on Saturday that their job will be to defend “America’s vital interests” and not fight “endless wars” in faraway lands.