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  • Thu, 28 May 2020 14:25

    Taiwan pledges help for fleeing Hong Kongers, riles China

    TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan promised on Thursday to settle Hong Kongers who flee the Chinese-ruled city for political reasons, offering help from employment to counselling, and prompting angry condemnation from Beijing as it pushes security legislation for Hong Kong.

  • Thu, 28 May 2020 14:21

    U.S. coronavirus deaths top 100,000 as country reopens

    (Reuters) - The novel coronavirus has killed more than 100,000 people in the United States, according to a Reuters tally on Wednesday, even as the slowdown in deaths encouraged businesses to reopen and Americans to emerge from more than two months of lockdowns.

  • Thu, 28 May 2020 14:16

    U.S. coronavirus deaths top 100,000 as country reopens

    (Reuters) - The novel coronavirus has killed more than 100,000 people in the United States, according to a Reuters tally on Wednesday, even as the slowdown in deaths encouraged businesses to reopen and Americans to emerge from more than two months of lockdowns.

  • Thu, 28 May 2020 14:11

    Russia's coronavirus death toll passes 4,000

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia on Thursday reported 174 deaths from the new coronavirus in the previous 24 hours, matching its record daily rise for fatalities and taking the overall death toll to 4,142.

  • Thu, 28 May 2020 14:06

    South Korea coronavirus spike stirs second wave concern, social distancing crackdown

    SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea reported 79 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, the most in nearly eight weeks, triggering the return of tougher social distancing curbs amid the spectre of a second wave of disease in a country praised for containing the first outbreak.

  • Thu, 28 May 2020 14:04

    Trump to sign executive order on social media on Thursday - White House

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will sign an executive order on social media companies on Thursday, White House officials said after Trump threatened to shut down websites he accused of stifling conservative voices.

  • Thu, 28 May 2020 13:58

    Protests, looting erupt in Minneapolis over racially charged killing by police

    MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) - Protesters clashed with riot police firing tear gas for a second night in Minneapolis on Wednesday in an outpouring of rage over the death of a black man seen in a widely circulated video gasping for breath as a white officer knelt on his neck.

  • Thu, 28 May 2020 13:52

    China parliament advances Hong Kong security law as tensions with U.S. rise

    HONG KONG/BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s parliament approved a decision on Thursday to go forward with national security legislation for Hong Kong that democracy activists in the city and Western countries fear could erode its freedoms and jeopardise its role as a global financial hub.

  • Wed, 27 May 2020 13:30

    With black masks and silence, Spain mourns its coronavirus dead

    MADRID - Grieving Spaniards wore black and fell silent across the nation at midday on Wednesday at the start of 10 days of mourning for more than 27,000 dead from the coronavirus crisis.