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Gantz tells Israeli Army to step up preparations ahead of possible annexation

Tue, 06/02/2020 - 18:35
Israel's Defense Minister Benny Gantz has told the army to step up preparations in parts of the West Bank, heightening the sense the government stands ready to make a possible dramatic announcement on annexation in the next few weeks.

People from ethnic minorities are up to 50% more likely to die from coronavirus than white people, UK report finds

Tue, 06/02/2020 - 16:09
People from the UK's ethnic minority communities are up to 50% more likely to die with coronavirus than their white British peers, a government review has found.

Australia will investigate police attack on journalists in Washington, DC

Tue, 06/02/2020 - 15:38
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has called for an investigation after two of the country's journalists were attacked by police in Washington DC on Monday.

A lost decade looms for the US economy

Tue, 06/02/2020 - 14:36
It could take the US economy most of the next decade to recover from the coronavirus pandemic, the Congressional Budget Office said on Monday.

Analysis: Boris Johnson's Brexit nightmare is back at the worst possible moment

Tue, 06/02/2020 - 09:33
June 2020 is set to be one of the most important months in Boris Johnson's somewhat tumultuous first year as Prime Minister.

Five dead in new Ebola outbreak

Tue, 06/02/2020 - 09:13
Five people, including a 15-year-old girl, have died of Ebola in a fresh outbreak of the virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the United Nations Children's Fund said Monday. Nine cases total have been reported, UNICEF said.

India is using drones and fire trucks to fight its worst locust invasion in almost 30 years

Tue, 06/02/2020 - 08:49
As India continues its battle with the coronavirus pandemic a new kind of invasion is threatening to destroy vital crops and vegetation -- the worst locust swarm the country has seen in almost 30 years.

New Zealand's PM Ardern 'horrified' by George Floyd's death

Tue, 06/02/2020 - 08:36
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said that she was "horrified" by George Floyd's death, and welcomed peaceful solidarity protests in New Zealand, but noted that they flouted social distancing restrictions.

George Floyd's last words fly above US cities

Tue, 06/02/2020 - 07:45
The final words of George Floyd, the African American man who died after being restrained by a Minneapolis police officer, have become powerful slogans for protesters in the US.

The homes frozen in time on abandoned island

Tue, 06/02/2020 - 01:59
While many visitors to Hong Kong know about the main Hong Kong island, home to many of the financial capital's skyscrapers, the city is actually an archipelago.

Outcry after a Nigerian student dies from 'brutal attack' in church

Tue, 06/02/2020 - 01:37
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

Mon, 06/01/2020 - 18:05
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

Mon, 06/01/2020 - 17:38
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.

AMD's Lisa Su was the highest-paid CEO in the S&P 500 last year

Mon, 06/01/2020 - 15:24
AMD's Lisa Su was the highest-paid CEO of a company in the S&P 500 last year.

Impossible Foods forces Nestlé to stop selling 'Incredible Burgers' in Europe

Mon, 06/01/2020 - 15:23
Nestlé will stop marketing its plant-based burgers as "incredible" in Europe after a Dutch court found that using the word infringes on an Impossible Foods trademark.

Should you fly yet? Here's what scientists say

Mon, 06/01/2020 - 14:55
We don't know about you, but we're ready to travel. And that typically means flying.

Belgian prince with coronavirus apologizes for breaking quarantine and attending party

Mon, 06/01/2020 - 13:52
A Belgian prince has apologized, after testing positive for coronavirus two days after attending a social gathering in Córdoba, Spain.

What nudists do during a lockdown

Mon, 06/01/2020 - 09:25
On an average weekday, you might find Parisian Laurent Luft enjoying a swim at the city's Roger Le Gall swim center.