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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

G7 leaders reject Russia's return after Trump summit invite

Image caption US President Donald Trump has previously supported Russia's return to the group. The UK and Canada have opposed Russia's return to the G7, deepening a rift over US President Donald Trump's wish for the country to rejoin. Mr Trump said on Saturday he would postpone the G7 summit scheduled to take place this month until September. The president said the G7's "outdated group of countries" should be expanded to include others, ... Full story

Trump vows to send in troops to end unrest

Image caption Police cleared Lafayette Square of protesters shortly before Mr Trump visited a nearby church. US President Donald Trump has threatened to send in the military to quell growing civil unrest over the death of a black man in police custody. He said if cities and states failed to control the protests and "defend their residents" he would deploy the army and "quickly solve the problem for them". The death of George Floyd, 46, in ... Full story

Medical examiner declares George Floyd death homicide: report

Terrence Floyd, brother of George Floyd, reacts at a makeshift memorial honouring George Floyd, at the spot where he was taken into custody, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S., June 1, 2020. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson. (Reuters) - The Hennepin County Medical Examiner on Monday declared the death of George Floyd a homicide, saying he died of “cardiopulmonary arrest complicating law enforcement subdual restraint, and neck compression,” according to a ... 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

Distancing and masks cut COVID-19 risk, says largest review of evidence

FILE PHOTO: Learners observe social distancing markers as they queue at a school feeding scheme in Gugulethu township during a nationwide lockdown aimed at limiting the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Cape Town, South Africa, April 24, 2020. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings/File Photo. LONDON (Reuters) - Keeping at least one metre apart and wearing face masks and eye protection are the best ways to cut the risk of COVID-19 infection, ... Full story

U.S. ups National Guard forces to quell D.C. unrest, readies active duty troops

Military vehicles carrying National Guard personnel drive along West Executive Drive, following national protests against the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody, at the White House in Washington, U.S., June 1, 2020. REUTERS/Tom Brenner. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military is sharply increasing the number of National Guard forces in Washington, D.C., and, in an extraordinary move, has readied active-duty troops outside the ... Full story

Brazil to end 2020 with debt at 94% of GDP, treasury secretary says

FILE PHOTO: Brazil's Secretary of the Treasury Mansueto Almeida attends an interview with Reuters in Brasilia, Brazil February 12, 2020. Picture taken February 12, 2020. REUTERS/Adriano Machado/File Photo. BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil will end 2020 with debt equal to 94% of the nation’s gross domestic product, Treasury Secretary Mansueto Almeida said on Monday, adding that Brazil needs to show it is committed to additional fiscal reforms for the ... Full story

Twitter restricts Republican lawmaker’s Antifa tweet for ‘glorifying violence’ – TechCrunch

Twitter placed a tweet from a close political ally of the president behind a warning label Monday, citing its policy prohibiting content that promotes violence. The tweet, from Republican Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz, suggested that the U.S. government “hunt down” anti-fascist activists in the country like it would pursue international terrorists. “We have placed a public interest notice on this Tweet from @mattgaetz,” a Twitter spokesperson told ... Full story

Japan talking with South Korea about export controls: trade minister

FILE PHOTO: Japan's new Economy, Trade and Industry Minister Hiroshi Kajiyama attends a news conference at the ministry in Tokyo, Japan October 25, 2019. REUTERS/Issei Kato. TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan is engaged in dialogue with South Korea on export controls, the Japanese trade minister said on Tuesday, declining to elaborate on Seoul’s request for Tokyo to remove restrictions on exports of technological materials. South Korea had asked Japan to ... Full story