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Mexican protesters clash with police over death in custody

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexicans protested police brutality on Thursday in the country’s second-largest city, Guadalajara, calling for authorities to be held accountable for the death in custody of a local man allegedly arrested over not wearing a face mask in public. Demonstators protest outside Jalisco State Government Palace during a protest to demand justice for Giovanni Lopez, a construction worker who died after being arrested for not ... Full story

Trump’s Approval Slips Where He Can’t Afford to Lose It: Among Evangelicals

President Trump needs every vote he got from white evangelicals in 2016 — and then some. Hoisting a Bible in the air may not be enough. Unnerved by his slipping poll numbers and his failure to take command of the moral and public health crises straining the country, religious conservatives have expressed concern in recent weeks to the White House and the Trump campaign about the president’s political standing. Their rising discomfort spilled ... Full story

Australian police seek ban on Black Lives Matter rally over coronavirus

Image caption A small protest was held in Sydney on Tuesday. Australian police are seeking to stop a Black Lives Matter protest from going ahead in Sydney this weekend, saying it poses coronavirus health risks. Thousands are expected to attend the rally in solidarity with US protesters and to express anger about indigenous deaths in Australian custody. But New South Wales (NSW) Police has applied for a court order to halt it. Australian Prime ... Full story

2 Buffalo police officers suspended after protester injured at Niagara Square demonstration – The Buffalo News

A 75-year-old protester was injured Thursday night after being pushed by police as officers cleared Niagara Square as the citywide curfew went into effect. Following the incident, which drew swift national attention after video of it was viewed millions of times, the Buffalo Police Department suspended two officers without pay and began an Internal Affairs investigation, according to a police official and a department spokesman. The incident ... Full story

Mexico reports record 4,442 new coronavirus cases

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 health ministry reported a record 4,442 additional cases of the novel coronavirus in the country on Thursday, and 816 more deaths, bringing the total to 105,680 ... Full story

U.S. unemployment rate seen near 20% as COVID slams jobs market again in May

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. unemployment rate likely shot up to almost 20% in May, a new post World War Two record, with millions more losing their jobs, exposing the horrific human toll from the COVID-19 crisis. FILE PHOTO - A man speaks with a library worker after receiving an unemployment form, as the outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in Miami Beach, Florida, U.S., April 8, 2020. REUTERS/Marco Bello. The Labor ... Full story

Another ex-top general rebukes Trump troops threat

Image caption In rare public remarks, Gen Dempsey spoke out against Mr Trump. Another senior former military officer has denounced President Donald Trump's threat this week to use troops to suppress violent protests in the US. The ex-Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman, Gen Martin Dempsey, told National Public Radio that Mr Trump's remarks were "very troubling" and "dangerous". Mr Trump's current and former defence secretaries have also spoken out. ... Full story

Attorney General Barr says foreign groups, extremists stoking divisions in U.S. protests

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General William Barr said on Thursday that foreign interests and “extremist agitators” tied to the Antifa movement have tried to exploit nationwide protests over the latest in a long series of killings of black men by white police officers. Barr’s statements came three days after an internal intelligence assessment produced by the Department of Homeland Security and seen by Reuters found that most of the ... Full story

As coronavirus sinks global demand, China’s exporters go online to tap domestic market

YIWU, China/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - At this time of the year, Deng Jinling would normally be welcoming foreign buyers to her vacuum flask showroom or cramming her goods into containers to be shipped to customers in the United States. Deng Jinling, manager of Lucky Bird Trade Co. checks her online store on a company at a cup products shop at the Yiwu Wholesale Market following an outbreak of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Yiwu, ... Full story

Philippines' Duterte renews threat to kill drug dealers after big bust

FILE PHOTO: President Rodrigo Duterte speaks at Davao International airport in Davao City in southern Philippines, September 8, 2018. REUTERS/Lean Daval Jr/File Photo. MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte renewed on Friday a threat to kill drug dealers after police seized 756 kg (1,667 lb) of methamphetamines, a haul he said proved the Southeast Asian country had become a transhipment point for narcotics. The crystal ... Full story