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China expands scope of Hong Kong security legislation: media reports

Riot police officers stand guard outside Central Government Complex as a second reading of a controversial national anthem law takes place in Hong Kong, China May 27, 2020. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu …

White House says late-June G7 summit would be great reopening example

White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany holds a daily press briefing during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Washington, U.S. May 26, 2020. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald …

UK COVID-19 death toll tops 47,000 as pressure heaps on PM Johnson

LONDON (Reuters) – The United Kingdom’s COVID-19 death toll surpassed 47,000 on Tuesday, a dire human cost that could define the premiership of Boris Johnson. People are seen on the …

Hong Kong’s leader says security laws will not affect city’s rights and freedoms

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said on Tuesday that Beijing’s proposed national security laws would not trample on the city’s rights and freedoms and called on …

White House brings forward Brazil travel restrictions by two days

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House on Monday brought forward by two days restrictions on travel to the United States from Brazil that were announced after the Latin American country …

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World economic prospects darken, rebound delayed: Reuters poll

BENGALURU (Reuters) – Economic prospects for the developed world this year have darkened again in the past month as the coronavirus pandemic has rolled from Asia to the Americas, with …

Amtrak needs $1.5 billion bailout, prepares to cut up to 20% of workforce

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. passenger railroad service Amtrak said on Tuesday it needs a further $1.475 billion bailout and disclosed plans to cut its workforce by up to 20% in …

LATAM becomes largest airline yet driven to bankruptcy by coronavirus

(Reuters) – Chile’s LATAM Airlines Group (LTM.SN) filed for U.S. bankruptcy protection on Tuesday, becoming the world’s largest carrier so far to seek an emergency reorganization due to the coronavirus …

Hertz awards over $16 million in retention bonus to key executives

FILE PHOTO: Logos of car rental company Hertz are seen outside Paris Charles de Gaulle airport in Roissy-en-France during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in France May 19, …

Korean prosecutors question Samsung heir in succession-related probe

SEOUL (Reuters) – Samsung Group heir Jay Y. Lee was questioned on Tuesday by prosecutors about a controversial 2015 merger and alleged accounting fraud that they said may have helped …

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Australia eyes New Zealand travel ‘bubble’ as cases fall

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Falling numbers of active coronavirus cases in Australia and New Zealand are paving the way for the easing of travel restrictions between the two countries, health officials …

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Japanese fans can cheer remotely at empty stadiums

TOKYO (Reuters) – As Japan’s sports teams prepare a cautious return to action after novel coronavirus suspensions, a company has developed an app that allows fans to cheer remotely for …

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Heavy rains may mar quality of Ugandan coffee crop: official

KAMPALA (Reuters) – The quality of Uganda’s coffee crop may decline in the coming months as heavy rains across the east African nation have reduced the amount of sunshine necessary …