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UK halts trial of hydroxychloroquine as 'useless' for COVID-19 patients

LONDON (Reuters) - British scientists halted a major drug trial on Friday after it found that the anti-malarial hydroxychloroquine, touted by U.S. President Donald Trump as a potential “game changer” in the pandemic, was “useless” at treating COVID-19 patients. FILE PHOTO: The drug hydroxychloroquine, pushed by U.S. President Donald Trump and others in recent months as a possible treatment to people infected with the coronavirus disease ... Full story

Trump campaign ad pulled after complaints it politicized space

The Trump campaign took down a video late Thursday trumpeting NASA’s return to human spaceflight, after harsh criticism that it was politicizing the event and violating NASA advertising rules. The video featured Trump watching last week’s launch from the Kennedy Space Center along with the slogan “Make Space Great Again” and historic footage from the Apollo era. On Twitter, Karen Nyberg, a former astronaut and wife of Doug Hurley, who was ... Full story

President @realDonaldTrump holds a news conference"

The White House: "LIVE: President @realDonaldTrump holds a news conference" - -. - Sorry, this site requires JavaScript for full functionality. Please enable JavaScript in your browser and reload the page. Full story

Kanye West donates for George Floyd’s daughter

Image caption Kanye West has donated to George Floyd's family. Kanye West has set up a fund to cover the cost of university for George Floyd's six-year-old daughter Gianna. He's also donated £1.5 million ($2m) to other causes, including paying the legal fees of Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor, who were killed in 2020. Ahmaud Arbery was shot and killed in Georgia whilst out jogging. Breonna Taylor was an emergency medical technician and was ... Full story

Paris bans George Floyd protest planned at U.S. Embassy

FILE PHOTO: People protest against the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd, next to the U.S. embassy in Paris, France, June 1, 2020. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann/File Photo. PARIS (Reuters) - French police have banned a demonstration planned to take place in front of the U.S. Embassy in Paris on Saturday as protests mount around the world over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. The Paris police department said on Friday it ... Full story

Combat drone to compete against piloted plane

Image caption The XQ-58A Valkyrie is one example of a combat drone aircraft. It is not known which planes will be used in the test. The US Air Force will pit an advanced autonomous aircraft against a piloted plane in a challenge set for July 2021. The project could eventually lead to unpiloted fighter aircraft that use artificial intelligence (AI). Lt Gen Jack Shanahan, head of the Pentagon's Joint Artificial Intelligence Center, called the ... Full story

Japan aims to have coronavirus vaccines in use by June 2021

FILE PHOTO: A man wearing a protective mask walks past a countdown clock for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Tokyo, Japan June 4, 2020. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon. TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan aims to put coronavirus vaccines into use by June 2021, the health minister said on Friday, as the country strives to be fully ready to host the Tokyo Olympics, originally planned for this summer but postponed by ... Full story

Mudslide in Arctic Norway sweeps houses into the sea

A worker descends from a Royal Norwegian Airforce Sea King Helicopter to rescue a dog called Raija from the debris of destroyed houses after a landslide in Alta, Norway, June 3, 2020 in this picture grab from a video. Royal Norwegian Airforce/via REUTERS. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. MANDATORY CREDIT. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES. OSLO (Reuters) - A powerful mudslide in Arctic Norway swept eight houses and the piece of land on ... Full story

Coronavirus: Malaria drug hydroxychloroquine 'does not save lives'

Image caption Hydroxychloroquine received global attention after being taken by Donald Trump. A malaria drug that has been tested as a treatment for coronavirus does not save lives, one of the world's largest trials shows. Hydroxychloroquine received global attention after being promoted by Donald Trump, and then controversy after studies on it were retracted. The drug has now been pulled from the UK's Recovery trial , which is run by the ... Full story

Surprise May U.S. payrolls rise fans hopes for economic recovery

(Reuters) - The U.S. unemployment rate unexpectedly fell in May and layoffs abated, the Labor Department said on Friday in a report that showed the latest signs the economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic was bottoming. FILE PHOTO: A "We're Hiring" sign advertising jobs is seen at the entrance of a restaurant, as Miami-Dade County eases some of the lockdown measures put in place during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in ... Full story