Factbox: Where protests are expected following Minneapolis 'I can't breathe' death

Published: 2020-05-29 23:19:44 UTC

[Reuters] The killing of George Floyd, a Minneapolis black man who died after being pinned by the neck by a white police officer's knee, has triggered a wave of protests across the country, with more demonstrations expected on Friday.

Minneapolis police officer charged with murder of George Floyd

Published: 2020-05-29 23:15:51 UTC

[Reuters] A white former Minneapolis police officer was charged with murder on Friday after a bystander video showed him pinning his knee into the neck of an unarmed black man who later died, an incident that triggered three nights of violent protests.

Trump cutting U.S. ties with World Health Organization over virus

Published: 2020-05-29 23:15:16 UTC

[Reuters] The United States will end its relationship with the World Health Organization over the body's handling of the coronavirus pandemic, U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday, accusing the U.N. agency of becoming a puppet of China.

Wall Street ends mostly higher as U.S.-China spat simmers

Published: 2020-05-29 23:02:36 UTC

[Reuters] U.S. stocks finished mostly higher on Friday after President Donald Trump announced measures against China in response to new security legislation that were less threatening to the U.S. economy than investors had feared.

Noted: Class of 2020

Published: 2020-05-29 22:52:25 UTC

[The Wall Street Journal] After country-wide shutdowns due to the coronavirus pandemic, 2020 graduates address their classmates remotely and offer words of encouragement for the future.

World's largest all-electric plane takes flight

Published: 2020-05-29 22:48:35 UTC

[BBC News] An historic day for the aviation industry as the world's largest all-electric plane takes flight.

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.

Minneapolis protest misinformation stokes racial tensions

Published: 2020-05-29 22:28:23 UTC

[Associated Press] CHICAGO (AP) — The false social media posts started just hours after protesters first began chanting and carrying banners around the Minneapolis neighborhood where George Floyd, an African...

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.

Twitter and Trump: a feud years in the making finally erupts

Published: 2020-05-29 22:23:07 UTC

[Associated Press] On one side of this fraught moment: the president of the United States, facing multiple crises less than six months before the election. On the other: Twitter, the social media giant, which has...

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.

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…

‘Let my building burn’: Minneapolis restaurateur prioritizes justice for George Floyd, while others bemoan the damage

Published: 2020-05-29 21:47:26 UTC

[The Washington Post] Despite the destruction to their restaurants, owners continue to support the protesters and their call for justice.

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...

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...


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