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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

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

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

In nod to #MeToo, China codifies sexual harassment by law

BEIJING (Reuters) - Two years ago, Zhou Xiaoxuan publicly accused one of China’s most recognizable people of groping and forcibly kissing her, setting off a firestorm in a country that did not specify sexual harassment as a legal offence. FILE PHOTO: Chinese officials and delegates attend the opening session of the National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China May 22, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins/File ... Full story

China says sticking to climate pledges despite coronavirus outbreak

FILE PHOTO: Smoke and steam rise from a steel plant in Anyang, Henan province, China, February 18, 2019. REUTERS/Thomas Peter. BEIJING (Reuters) - China will fully implement its commitment to nationally determined contributions (NDCs) on climate change under the Paris climate agreement despite the coronavirus outbreak, the country’s environment ministry said on Tuesday. China, the world’s biggest emitter of greenhouses gases, pledged to cut ... Full story

South Korean shipbuilder stocks rally on $19 billion deal with Qatar Petroleum

FILE PHOTO - Giant cranes of Hyundai Heavy Industries are seen in Ulsan, South Korea, May 29, 2018. Picture taken on May 29, 2018. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji. SEOUL (Reuters) - Shares in South Korean shipbuilders rallied more than 20% on Tuesday following $19 billion worth of deals to build vessels for Qatar Petroleum (QP). QP said on Monday it has signed agreements with South Korea’s “Big 3” shipyards to secure more than 100 ships costing over 70 ... Full story

Japan has no immediate plan to issue 'corona-bonds': finance minister Aso

FILE PHOTO - Japan's Finance Minister Taro Aso answers a question during a news conference of the G20 finance ministers and central bank governors meeting in Fukuoka, Japan June 9, 2019. Eugene Hoshiko/Pool via REUTERS. TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan has no immediate plan to issue “corona-bonds,” or bonds issued specifically to cover the cost of combating the coronavirus pandemic, Finance Minister Taro Aso said on Tuesday. “We’re able to sell bonds in ... Full story

Hong Kong leader calls out 'double standards' on national security, points to U.S.

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam accused foreign governments of “double standards” in their reaction to Beijing’s plans to impose national security laws on the city, pointing to anti-police brutality protests in the United States. Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam, wearing a mask due to the ongoing global outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19), speaks during a news conference over the new national security legislation in ... Full story

Mexico's coronavirus death toll surpasses 10,000

FILE PHOTO: Relatives of a man who died of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) before being transferred to a hospital are seen near an ambulance transporting the body of their loved one, in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico May 26, 2020. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez. MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico’s death toll from the novel coronavirus on Monday surpassed 10,000 after the health ministry reported an additional 237 deaths in the country. Total deaths reached ... Full story

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