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New charge in George Floyd death could make officer’s conviction easier: prosecutors.

Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison on Wednesday added a more serious second-degree murder charge against Derek Chauvin.

George Floyd, Whose Death Sparked US Protests, Tested Positive For Virus.

George Floyd, the African-American, who died in police custody last month, had tested positive for the coronavirus in April, according to the medical examiner's report.

«World's Most Overrated General» : Trump Hits Back At Ex-Pentagon Chief.

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday hit back at former Secretary of Defence James Mattis after he wasrebuked for his leadership as the president of the United States.

Russia Delivers 'Second Batch' Of Warplanes To Syria After U.

Russia has confirmed the delivery of more MiG-29 fighter jets to Syria, just days after the U.S. military accused Moscow of using Syria to transfer warplanes to Libya. 

Tiananmen Square anniversary marred by Hong Kong crackdown, vigil ban.

China has long detested Hong Kong's vigil, the only such activity allowed on Chinese territory to commemorate victims of the crackdown, which remains a taboo subject on the mainland.

George Floyd tested positive for coronavirus, full autopsy report reveals.

The report says Floyd had tested positive for COVID-19 on April 3 but appeared asymptomatic.

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Indian-American Man Opens His Doors To Protestors, Hailed As «Hero» In US.

An Indian-American businessman, who opened the doors of his home in Washington to over 70 people demonstrating against the custodial killing of George Flyod, has emerged as a hero after he helped some...

China Allows Limited US Flights Despite Restrictions On Chinese Airlines.

China on Thursday said it would allow foreign airlines currently blocked from operating in the country over coronavirus concerns to resume limited flights, lifting a de facto ban on US carriers.

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US Records 919 Coronavirus Deaths In 24 Hours: Report.

The United States recorded 919 coronavirus deaths in the past 24 hours, bringing the total to 107,099, according to the latest real-time tally Wednesday reported by Johns Hopkins University.

Brazil seeks to reopen despite reporting over 1,000 coronavirus deaths daily.

State and local authorities that have supported quarantining measures are loosening restrictions as hunger grows and public finances, shaky in the best of times, plummet deep into the red.

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Anti-Malaria Drug Touted By Trump Ineffective At Preventing Virus: Study.

Taking hydroxychloroquine shortly after being exposed to COVID-19 does not help prevent infection in a statistically meaningful way, scientists reported Wednesday following a clinical trial.

«Angry, Appalled» : Ex-Pentagon Chief Says Trump «Tries To Divide Us» .

Former Pentagon chief Jim Mattis issued a stinging rebuke of his erstwhile boss Donald Trump on Wednesday, accusing the president of trying to "divide" America and failing to provide "mature...

Amazon Sued After Warehouse Worker Gets COVID In US.

Amazon.com Inc has been sued for allegedly fostering the spread of the coronavirus by mandating unsafe working conditions, causing at least one employee to contract COVID-19, bring it home, and see...

«Your Dreams Matter» : Obama's Message To Young US Protesters.

Former US president Barack Obama on Wednesday applauded the "profound" protests by Americans demanding racial justice and said demonstrations over last week's killing of a black man in police custody...

Former U.S. defence chief condemns Trump’s response to anti-racism protests

Mattis took particular issue with the use of force to move back protesters so Trump could visit St. John’s Church the day after it was damaged by fire during protests.

A US nakedly at odds with itself is in no position to take on China.

US Politics: Sowing disunity at home is a bad tactic for a president seeking a winnable showdown abroad

Why Facebook wants the EU to decide the limits of free speech.

Europe Letter: Brussels set to update digital laws amid debate over acceptable content

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Virginia governor to remove confederate leader Robert E.

The Democratic governor will direct the statue to be moved off its massive pedestal and put into storage while his administration seeks input on a new location.

White House compares Trump’s church visit to Winston Churchill in Second World War.

Churchill, who is the former prime minister of the U.K., often watched the bombing raids from rooftops and he made special effort to walk the streets in places where thousands were killed.

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White House compares Trump’s church visit to Winston Churchill in Second World War.

Churchill, who is the former prime minister of the U.K., often watched the bombing raids from rooftops and he made special effort to walk the streets in places where thousands were killed.

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Trump Says ‘Common Sense’ To Invite Russia to G7

U.S. President Donald Trump has said it is “common sense” to invite Russian President Vladimir Putin to an expanded Group of Seven (G7) summit.

U.S. defence chief opposed to using military amid protests, calls off standby troops

WASHINGTON — Defence Secretary Mark Esper declared on Wednesday he opposes using military troops for law enforcement in containing current street protests, tamping down threats from President Donald Trump, who had warned states he was willing to s...

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George Floyd protests: Focus on violence, looters detracting from real issue, expert says.

George Floyd's death has acted as a catalyst, igniting protests on anti-Black racism in the U.S. and beyond.

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Four Cops Charged In Floyd Death, One Faces 2nd-Degree Murder Count.

The Minneapolis police officer who kneeled on the neck of a black man who later died will now be charged with second-degree murder, and his three colleagues will also face charges, Senator Amy...

Obama steps up public role as U.S. confronts anti-racism, coronavirus crises

Aides said Obama will call for turning the protests over George Floyd’s death into policy change and will urge specific reforms to ensure safer policing and increased trust between communities and law enforcement.

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