Trump ex-adviser Flynn asked Russia to avoid 'tit-for-tat,' new transcript shows

Published: 2020-05-29 22:31:00 UTC

[Reuters] U.S. President Donald Trump's former adviser Michael Flynn asked Russia's ambassador to help avoid an escalation in diplomatic sanctions during a call between Trump's election and inauguration, a transcript released on Friday showed.

Biden urged to pick black VP, not Klobuchar as Minneapolis killing stokes racial tensions

Published: 2020-05-29 22:28:45 UTC

[Reuters] Joe Biden is facing fresh calls to choose a black woman for his running mate amid rising racial tensions after this week's videotaped killing of an unarmed black man by a white Minneapolis police officer.

Trump terminates US relationship with WHO

Published: 2020-05-29 22:25:50 UTC

[BBC News] The president accuses the UN health agency of "failing" over its handling of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Saturated hospitals, airlifts as California border region virus cases surge

Published: 2020-05-29 22:25:06 UTC

[Reuters] Coronavirus cases are surging in a scorching hot desert region straddling south California and a city near Mexico's Tijuana, leading to saturated hospitals, a cross-border overspill of patients and airlifts from rural U.S. clinics.

North Korea says it supports China's measures on Hong Kong

Published: 2020-05-29 22:24:56 UTC

[Reuters] North Korea on Saturday expressed its support for China's decision to impose new national security laws in Hong Kong, calling it a "legitimate step" to safeguard the state security.

SpaceX launch: Nasa astronauts set for second try

Published: 2020-05-29 22:14:48 UTC

[BBC News] SpaceX will need to beat the weather to get Nasa astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken into orbit.

Trump backpedals after 'shooting' threat to Minneapolis rioters

Published: 2020-05-29 22:11:52 UTC

[Reuters] U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday tried to walk back a Twitter threat to respond with deadly force to three days of violent protests in Minneapolis over the police killing of an unarmed black man.

JPMorgan CEO calls Minneapolis events 'tragic, heartbreaking' in staff memo

Published: 2020-05-29 22:08:14 UTC

[Reuters] JPMorgan Chase & Co Chief Executive Officer Jamie Dimon called events in Minneapolis, where this week a black man died in police custody, "tragic and heartbreaking" in a memo to staff on Friday.

In broadside against China, Trump moves toward ending Hong Kong privileges

Published: 2020-05-29 22:01:50 UTC

[Reuters] President Donald Trump on Friday ordered his administration to begin the process of eliminating special U.S. treatment for Hong Kong to punish China, but stopped short of an immediate end to the territory's cherished privileges that have helped it remain a gl…

Videos of U.S. police killings spur protest - and sometimes charges

Published: 2020-05-29 22:00:43 UTC

[Reuters] The decision of Minneapolis prosecutors to criminally charge a police officer four days after the death of George Floyd shows how efforts to hold officers accountable often hinge on the level of public protest and whether the incident was caught on video.

Trump's move towards erasing HK privileges is 'recklessly arbitrary': Global Times

Published: 2020-05-29 21:45:41 UTC

[Reuters] U.S. President Donald Trump's move towards erasing Hong Kong's privileges is a "recklessly arbitrary" step, according to China's Global Times newspaper https://bit.ly/3chTbD7.

Analysis: Trump fuels new tensions in moment of crisis

Published: 2020-05-29 21:39:49 UTC

[Associated Press] WASHINGTON (AP) — Over 48 hours in America, the official death toll from the coronavirus pandemic topped 100,000, the number of people who filed for unemployment during the crisis soared past 40...

Transcripts released of Flynn's calls with Russian diplomat

Published: 2020-05-29 21:38:25 UTC

[Associated Press] WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration's new national intelligence director waded into political waters in his first week on the job, declassifying documents that allies of the president say...

Why has a US city gone up in flames?

Published: 2020-05-29 21:19:41 UTC

[BBC News] Tensions in Minneapolis did not start with the death of George Floyd. They've been years in the making.

Kylie Jenner, Forbes spar over story on billionaire status

Published: 2020-05-29 20:38:09 UTC

[Associated Press] LOS ANGELES (AP) — Forbes magazine, which once declared Kylie Jenner a billionaire on its cover, says she no longer deserves the title, but Jenner is pushing back. Forbes said in a story...

Trump strikes China over virus, Hong Kong and student visas

Published: 2020-05-29 20:17:30 UTC

[Associated Press] WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump announced Friday he would withdraw funding from the World Health Organization, end Hong Kong’s special trade status and suspend visas of Chinese graduate...

Trump escalates US-China conflict with new sanctions, measures

Published: 2020-05-29 20:15:00 UTC

[Al Jazeera English] US president plans to eliminate special treatment for Hong Kong after Beijing announces new security legislation.

Minneapolis police officer charged with murder in George Floyd case

Published: 2020-05-29 20:09:59 UTC

[Reuters] The white Minneapolis policeman who pinned an unarmed black man with a knee to the throat before the man died was arrested and charged with murder, a prosecutor said on Friday, after three nights of violent protests rocked the Midwestern city.

Bangladeshis killed in Libya were abducted, tortured: Minister

Published: 2020-05-29 19:30:00 UTC

[Al Jazeera English] Thirty migrants, 24 of them Bangladeshis, were killed on Wednesday while crossing the Libyan desert in search of work.

Economic Fallout From Coronavirus Begins Across Developing World

Published: 2020-05-29 19:20:00 UTC

[The Wall Street Journal] Economic output in Brazil, Turkey and India is expected to fall this year, reversing historic run in growth

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