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NBA great Michael Jordan speaks out on death of George Floyd: 'We have had enough'

(Reuters) - Basketball great Michael Jordan voiced outrage on Sunday over the death of George Floyd, a black man shown on video gasping for breath as a white policeman knelt on his neck in Minneapolis, an incident that has triggered violent nationwide protests. Jordan said his heart went out to the family of Floyd and others who have died through acts of racism. “I am deeply saddened, truly pained and plain angry,” Jordan, a Basketball Hall of ... Full story

Police ban Hong Kong's vigil for Tiananmen Square

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption Images from last year's commemoration in Hong Kong. Hong Kong police have banned a vigil marking the Tiananmen Square crackdown for the first time in 30 years. Authorities said the decision was due to health concerns over coronavirus. However, there are fears this may end the commemorations, as China seeks to impose a new law making undermining its authority a crime in the territory. ... Full story

Tropical Storm Amanda: At least 14 dead in El Salvador News

Image caption The force of the floods swept away cars in the capital, San Salvador. Tropical Storm Amanda killed at least 14 people when it struck El Salvador, unleashing flooding and landslides, officials say. The president of El Salvador, Nayib Bukele, has declared a 15-day state of emergency to deal with the effects of the deadly storm. He said it had caused $200m (£161m) worth of damage. Thousands of people have sought refuge in shelters ... Full story

Gilead trades that made millions on COVID-19 drug news raise eyebrows

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Well-timed trades in Gilead Sciences Inc’s ( GILD.O ) options ahead of good news on the biopharmaceutical company’s COVID-19 drug treatment may draw regulatory scrutiny, experts said. FILE PHOTO: Gilead Sciences Inc pharmaceutical company is seen after they announced a Phase 3 Trial of the investigational antiviral drug Remdesivir in patients with severe coronavirus disease (COVID-19), during the outbreak of the ... Full story

In China, U.S. protests a hot topic on state, social media

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese state media is giving extensive coverage to violent protests roiling cities across the United States, while the unrest has also featured widely in Chinese social media. FILE PHOTO: Protesters rally against the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd, in Portland, Oregon, U.S. May 31, 2020. REUTERS/Terray Sylvester/File Photo. The death of George Floyd, a 46-year old black man, while in police custody last ... Full story

Canada's Suncor CEO sees electric vehicles disrupting oil demand as much as coronavirus

TORONTO (Reuters) - The shift to electric vehicles and other low-carbon technologies could disrupt crude oil demand on a similar scale to the coronavirus pandemic, Suncor Energy Inc’s ( SU.TO ) chief executive said on Monday. FILE PHOTO: Suncor Energy facility is seen in Sherwood Park, Alberta, Canada August 21, 2019. REUTERS/Candace Elliott/File Photo. The comments are a stark prediction in an industry that frequently downplays the impact of ... Full story

Steamy Singapore says face shields no substitute for mandatory masks

A man wearing a protective face mask rides past in a bicycle at a housing estate amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Singapore June 1, 2020. REUTERS/Edgar Su. SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Tropical city-state Singapore said on Monday it was curbing the use of face shields as a substitute for masks, as its residents look for ways to protect themselves from the coronavirus and avoid discomfort on hot, humid days. The Southeast Asian ... Full story

Sign here first: U.S. salons, gyms, offices require coronavirus waivers

(Reuters) - As U.S. businesses reopen after weeks of pandemic lockdowns, many have been posting coronavirus disclaimers or requiring employees and patrons to sign waivers before entering. FILE PHOTO: Jessica King sits under a dryer at Three-13 Salon, Spa and Boutique, during the phased reopening of businesses and restaurants from coronavirus disease (COVID-19) restrictions in the state, in Marietta, Georgia, U.S., April 24, 2020. REUTERS/Bita ... Full story

South Africans cheer as alcohol goes back on sale

Image caption Traders will only be permitted to sell alcohol for consumption off-site. Long queues have formed outside shops selling alcohol in South Africa after restrictions on its sale, imposed two months ago as part of measures to fight Covid-19 were lifted. Social media posts showed people, who had braved the morning chill, cheering as buyers emerged with their bottles. The alcohol ban was to allow police and hospitals to better focus on ... Full story

Truckmaker Scania signals lay-offs, has 5,000 more staff than needed

FILE PHOTO - The logo of Swedish truck maker Scania is pictured on a wheel at the IAA truck show in Hanover, September 22, 2016. REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer. STOCKHOLM/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Swedish truckmaker Scania, owned by Germany’s Traton ( 8TRA.DE ), is planning major job cuts and estimates it has 5,000 more staff globally than it needs as a result of the coronavirus crisis. Traton, in which Volkswagen ( VOWG_p.DE ) has a 89.7% stake, said last ... Full story