Art

George Floyd protests: People are pushed to the edge  Angeles Times

George Floyd protests: People are pushed to the edge Angeles Times

What was your first reaction when you saw the video of the white cop kneeling on George Floyd’s neck while Floyd croaked, “I can’t breathe”? If you’re white, you probably muttered a horrified, “Oh, my God” while shaking your head at the cruel injustice. If you’re black, you probably leapt to your feet, cursed, maybe threw something (certainly wanted to throw something), while shouting, “Not @... Full story

Education

U.S. planning to cancel visas of Chinese graduate students: sources

U.S. planning to cancel visas of Chinese graduate students: sources

FILE PHOTO: A U.S. flag flies over Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S., November 21, 2018. REUTERS/Brian Snyder/File Photo. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is planning to cancel the visas of thousands of Chinese graduate students believed by President Donald Trump’s administration to have links with China’s military, two sources with knowledge of the matter said on Thursday. The move, first ... Full story

Economics

Natixis opens investment banking office in Saudi Arabia

Natixis opens investment banking office in Saudi Arabia

FILE PHOTO: The logo of Natixis is displayed in Hong Kong, China December 1, 2015. REUTERS/Bobby Yip/File Photo. DUBAI (Reuters) - French investment bank Natixis has opened a corporate and investment banking office in Saudi Arabia’s capital Riyadh and appointed former JPMorgan banker Reema al-Asmari as its chief executive officer, the bank said on Sunday. Western financial institutions have been seeking opportunities in Saudi Arabia since the ... Full story

Entertainment

The master list of PR DON’Ts (or how not to piss off the writer covering your startup) – TechCrunch

The master list of PR DON’Ts (or how not to piss off the writer covering your startup) – TechCrunch

When it comes to working with journalists, so many people are, frankly, idiots. I have seen reporters yank stories because founders are assholes, play unfairly, or have PR firms that use ridiculous pressure tactics when they have already committed to a story . There is so much bad behavior that I thought that it might be time to write up a list of “DON’Ts” on how not to work with journalists. I compiled this list by polling TechCrunch’s entire ... Full story

Health

UK COVID-19 confirmed death toll rises by 113 to 38,489

UK COVID-19 confirmed death toll rises by 113 to 38,489

People are seen enjoying the hot weather in the beach, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), West Kirby Beach, Britain, May 31, 2020. REUTERS/Jason Cairnduff. LONDON (Reuters) - The United Kingdom’s death toll from people who have tested positive for COVID-19 has risen by 113 to 38,489, the government said on Sunday. Reporting by Elizabeth Piper; Editing by Mark Heinrich. Our Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust ... Full story

Law

Celebrities help Minneapolis protesters make bail

Celebrities help Minneapolis protesters make bail

Several Hollywood stars make donations to support arrested protesters. Full story

Living

Mining firm Rio Tinto sorry for destroying Aboriginal caves

Mining firm Rio Tinto sorry for destroying Aboriginal caves

Image caption Juukan Gorge cave site: Rio Tinto got permission to expand its mining in 2013. Mining giant Rio Tinto has apologised for blowing up 46,000-year-old Aboriginal caves in Western Australia dating back to the last Ice Age. The Juukan Gorge caves, in the Pilbara region, were destroyed last Sunday as Rio Tinto expanded an iron ore project agreed with the authorities. Many prehistoric artefacts have been found at the remote heritage ... Full story

Politics

Protesters rally in London, Berlin over George Floyd's death

Protesters rally in London, Berlin over George Floyd's death

People react during a protest against the death in Minneapolis police custody of African-American man George Floyd, in Parliament Square, London, Britain, May 31, 2020. REUTERS/John Sibley. LONDON (Reuters) - Hundreds of people protested in London and Berlin on Sunday in solidarity with demonstrations in the United States over the death of a black man shown on video gasping for breath as a white policeman knelt on his neck in Minneapolis. The ... Full story

Sport

Astronaut capsule docks with space station

Astronaut capsule docks with space station

Image caption The approaching Dragon Capsule "Endeavour" as viewed from the ISS. US astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken have docked with the International Space Station (ISS). Their Dragon capsule - supplied and operated by the private SpaceX company - edged them into port on the high-flying lab's bow section. The men will have to wait for leak and pressure checks to be completed before they can disembark and join the Russian and American ... Full story

Technology

SpaceX Crew Dragon with two NASA astronauts docks with International Space Station

SpaceX Crew Dragon with two NASA astronauts docks with International Space Station

FILE PHOTO: A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon spacecraft carrying NASA astronauts Douglas Hurley and Robert Behnken lifts off during NASA's SpaceX Demo-2 mission to the International Space Station from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, U.S., May 30, 2020. REUTERS/Joe Skipper/File Photo. CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - Just under 19 hours after launching from Florida, SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule carrying NASA ... Full story