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

"Media briefing on #COVID19 with @DrTedros"

"Media briefing on #COVID19 with @DrTedros"

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Economics

Brazil to end 2020 with debt at 94% of GDP, treasury secretary says

Brazil to end 2020 with debt at 94% of GDP, treasury secretary says

FILE PHOTO: Brazil's Secretary of the Treasury Mansueto Almeida attends an interview with Reuters in Brasilia, Brazil February 12, 2020. Picture taken February 12, 2020. REUTERS/Adriano Machado/File Photo. BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil will end 2020 with debt equal to 94% of the nation’s gross domestic product, Treasury Secretary Mansueto Almeida said on Monday, adding that Brazil needs to show it is committed to additional fiscal reforms for the ... Full story

Entertainment

Frequent testing, less contact recommended to get Hollywood cameras rolling again

Frequent testing, less contact recommended to get Hollywood cameras rolling again

FILE PHOTO: People hike beneath the Hollywood sign after a partial reopening of Los Angeles hiking trails during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Los Angeles, California, U.S., May 9, 2020. REUTERS/Patrick T. Fallon/File Photo. LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Hollywood studios and labor unions on Monday proposed extensive coronavirus testing and other safeguards to allow actors and crew members to resume movie and TV show ... Full story

Health

Singapore rushes to build housing for 60,000 migrant workers after virus outbreak

Singapore rushes to build housing for 60,000 migrant workers after virus outbreak

FILE PHOTO: Migrant workers look out of windows in a dormitory, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Singapore May 15, 2020. REUTERS/Edgar Su. SINGAPORE (Reuters) - The Singapore government is racing to create additional housing for about 60,000 migrant workers by the end of this year, as it seeks to reduce the density in dormitories which have seen mass outbreaks of the coronavirus infection. The nation of 5.7 million people has ... Full story

Law

U.S. ups National Guard forces to quell D.C. unrest, readies active duty troops

U.S. ups National Guard forces to quell D.C. unrest, readies active duty troops

Military vehicles carrying National Guard personnel drive along West Executive Drive, following national protests against the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody, at the White House in Washington, U.S., June 1, 2020. REUTERS/Tom Brenner. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military is sharply increasing the number of National Guard forces in Washington, D.C., and, in an extraordinary move, has readied active-duty troops outside the ... Full story

Living

Southwest offers buyout packages, temporary leaves to 'ensure survival'

Southwest offers buyout packages, temporary leaves to 'ensure survival'

(Reuters) - Southwest Airlines Co ( LUV.N ) on Monday extended buyout packages and temporary paid leaves to employees in what its chief executive said was an effort to “ensure survival” as the carrier braces for a slow recovery from the coronavirus pandemic, according to documents detailing the packages that were seen by Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Social distancing sign is displayed at a check-in area for Southwest Airlines Co. at Los Angeles ... Full story

Politics

New Zealand's Ardern says she is 'horrified' by George Floyd's death

New Zealand's Ardern says she is 'horrified' by George Floyd's death

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Tuesday that she was “horrified” by George Floyd’s death, and welcomed peaceful protests in New Zealand in solidarity, but noted that they flouted social distancing restrictions. FILE PHOTO: New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern during a news conference prior to the anniversary of the mosque attacks that took place the prior year in Christchurch, New Zealand, March 13, 2020. ... Full story

Sport

Mayweather offers to cover funeral costs for George Floyd

Mayweather offers to cover funeral costs for George Floyd

FILE PHOTO: Boxing - Floyd Mayweather v Tenshin Nasukawa - Saitama Super Arena, Tokyo, Japan - December 31, 2018 Floyd Mayweather during a press conference after the fight REUTERS/Issei Kato. NEW YORK (Reuters) - Boxing great Floyd Mayweather has offered to cover the funeral expenses for George Floyd, the 46-year-old African-American man whose death while in police custody in Minneapolis prompted protests across the United States. The former ... Full story

Technology

A service that detects ‘China apps’ goes viral in India – TechCrunch

A service that detects ‘China apps’ goes viral in India – TechCrunch

The app’s name says it all: Remove China Apps. Developed by a self-proclaimed “Indian startup” named OneTouch AppLabs , Remove China Apps crossed 1 million downloads within 10 days of launch in May. Its overnight success came amid rising China-Indian tensions over the countries’ disputed border in the Himalayas. Most of the app’s installs are found in India, although analytics data from App Annie shows that it has been gaining momentum in ... Full story