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Hispanic brand faces boycott for praising Trump - BBC News

A popular Hispanic-owned food company is facing calls for a boycott, after its chief executive praised US President Donald Trump. While at the White House, Goya Foods CEO Robert Unanue said Mr Trump's leadership was a blessing. Goya Foods - sold in the US and many Latin countries - is the largest Hispanic-owned food company in the US. But now many of its loyal customers and some high-profile Democrats are calling for a boycott of the firm. HOW ... Full story

Ghislaine Maxwell seeks bail, citing coronavirus, and denies Jeffrey Epstein charges

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Ghislaine Maxwell, the longtime associate of late financier Jeffrey Epstein, on Friday forcefully denied charges she lured underage girls for him to sexually abuse and said she deserves bail, citing the risk she might contract the coronavirus in jail. FILE PHOTO: Ghislaine Maxwell, longtime associate of accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein, speaks at a news conference on oceans and sustainable development at the United ... Full story

Ghislaine Maxwell requests bail due to 'significant' coronavirus risk

Image caption Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell in New York in 2005. Ghislaine Maxwell should be released on bail of $5m (£4m) while awaiting trial for sex trafficking minors because of the risk of contracting coronavirus in jail, her lawyers have argued. The British socialite was arrested on 2 July and is accused of assisting convicted paedophile Jeffrey Epstein's abuse of minors. In documents submitted to New York court, her lawyers said ... Full story

Amazon tells employees to delete TikTok, app users fear shutdown

Fears over TikTok’s Chinese ownership is setting up a battle between the Trump administration and Amazon on one hand, and the social media site’s users on the other. On Friday, Amazon sent an email to employees ordering them to delete the app from phones that also have access to Amazon email accounts, citing “security risks,” according to a copy of the message shared with The Washington Post. Amazon representatives didn’t immediately respond to ... Full story

Amazon.com bans TikTok from employees' phones, cites 'security': memo

FILE PHOTO: A TikTok logo is displayed on a smartphone in this illustration taken January 6, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo. (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc has requested employees remove the TikTok video sharing app from their mobile devices by July 10 over “security risks,” according to a memo to employees seen by Reuters. “Due to security risk, the TikTok app is no longer permitted on mobile devices that access Amazon email. If ... Full story

On eve of Disney World reopening, Florida posts another daily surge in COVID-19 cases

(Reuters) - Florida confirmed its place as an emerging epicenter of the COVID pandemic in the United States on Friday by reporting its second sharpest daily rise in cases, while Walt Disney Co. prepared to reopen its flagship theme park in Orlando to the chagrin of some employees. FILE PHOTO: Crowds walk along Main Street toward Cinderella Castle and Tomorrowland at Disney's Magic Kingdom on the final day before closing in an effort to combat ... Full story

Coronavirus: How bad was the crisis in US care homes? News

Image caption Families have been unable to visit loved ones inside. Elder care homes across the US have been hard-hit by the virus - though the true extent of the severity remains unclear, months in. One thing is certain, however - Covid-19 has yet again highlighted long-standing flaws in America's health system. When Michael Colwell received the call that his mother-in-law Helen Osucha had passed away at her nursing home in Geneva, Illinois, ... Full story

Greece condemns Turkey's decision to convert Hagia Sophia into mosque

FILE PHOTO: Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis takes part in a joint news conference with Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz in Vienna, Austria March 10, 2020. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner/File Photo. ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece condemned a decision by Turkey on Friday to convert Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia museum into a mosque, saying it would have repercussions not only on relations between the two countries, but on Turkey’s ties with the European ... Full story

France: Bus driver dies after 'attack over face masks' in Bayonne

Image caption The wife of Philippe Monguillot, Veronique Monguillot (centre), holds a portrait of her husband during a protest march. A bus driver has died in France, five days after he was attacked by passengers who reportedly refused to wear face masks, his family says. Philippe Monguillot, aged 59, had been left brain dead after the assault in the south-western city of Bayonne. "We decided to let him go," his daughter Marie told AFP news ... Full story

How ‘class swaps’ could save international students

On Monday morning, Mrittika Sarin, 29, woke up and checked the news like she has every day this summer to “see how this country is going to get rid of me.”. “I’m exhausted and traumatized,” said Sarin, an international student from New Delhi who is getting a master’s degree in screenwriting at the University of California in Los Angeles. When she read about the Trump administration’s move to only allow international students to stay in the ... Full story

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