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U.S. narrowing support to seven COVID-19 vaccine candidates, expects them to be free for many

The Trump administration aims to narrow its financial support to about seven experimental coronavirus vaccines from the 14 it has been working with so far, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) said on Tuesday.


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Posted 2020/06/16 16:33:10

U.S. economy starts long recovery as retail sales post record jump

U.S. retail sales increased by the most on record in May after two straight months of sharp declines as businesses reopened, offering more evidence that the recession triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic was over or drawing to an end.


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Posted 2020/06/16 16:26:43

U.S. posts rule allowing U.S. companies to work with Huawei on 5G and other standards

The U.S. Department of Commerce on Tuesday posted a new rule that allows U.S. companies to work with China's Huawei to develop standards for 5G and other cutting-edge technologies, despite restrictions on doing business with the telecommunications equipment maker.


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Posted 2020/06/16 16:05:03

SUVs more deadly to pedestrians than cars: U.S. insurance study

SUVs are more likely than passenger cars to injure or kill pedestrians, according to a new U.S. insurance industry study which recommended design changes to improve safety.


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Posted 2020/06/16 15:31:45

Atlanta police officer who shot Rayshard Brooks had past reprimand for use of force

The former Atlanta police officer who shot and killed Rayshard Brooks last week was previously reprimanded for use of force involving a firearm, according to records released to Reuters by the city's police department on Tuesday.


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Posted 2020/06/16 14:54:27

India says China unilaterally tried to change status quo at disputed border site

India's foreign ministry said on Tuesday the face-off that led to the deaths of three Indian troops along its disputed border with China was a result of an attempt by Beijing "to unilaterally change the status quo there".


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Posted 2020/06/16 14:53:24

Stimulus splurge restarts stocks rally

The global stocks rally was back on track on Tuesday, with more support from the Federal Reserve and the Bank of Japan helping end a bumpy few days for financial markets.


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Posted 2020/06/16 10:15:44

Huawei CFO raises new argument to fight U.S. extradition in Canada court

Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou is raising a new argument in a Canadian court in a bid to fight extradition to the United States on bank fraud charges, court documents released on Monday showed.


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Posted 2020/06/16 10:10:16

North Korea blows up liaison office on its side of border with South

North Korea blew up an office set up to foster better ties with South Korea in its border town of Kaesong on Tuesday after it threatened to take action if North Korean defectors went ahead with a campaign to send propaganda leaflets into the North.


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Posted 2020/06/16 10:09:00

Hong Kong leader says opponents of security law are "enemy of the people"

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Tuesday urged opponents of Beijing's plan to impose national security legislation in the financial hub to stop "smearing" the effort, saying those who did were "the enemy of the people".


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Posted 2020/06/16 10:06:01

South Korea vows to respond sternly if North keeps raising tensions

South Korea's presidential office said on Tuesday it will respond sternly if North Korea continues to raise tensions after destroying a joint liaison office that was a symbol of inter-Korean reconciliation.


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Posted 2020/06/16 09:57:47

Kremlin concerned about situation on Korean peninsula, calls for restraint

The Kremlin said on Tuesday it was concerned about the situation on the Korean peninsula and called for restraint from all sides after North Korea destroyed an inter-Korean liaison office.


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Posted 2020/06/16 09:57:32

Exclusive: Chesapeake Energy to file for bankruptcy as soon as this week - sources

Chesapeake Energy Corp is preparing to file for bankruptcy as soon as this week, said three people familiar with the matter, becoming the largest oil and gas producer to unravel after an energy market rout caused by the coronavirus outbreak.


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Posted 2020/06/16 09:53:20

Chinese military suffers casualties in clash with India - Global Times editor

The Chinese military suffered casualties in a border clash with Indian soldiers, the editor-in-chief of China's Global Times newspaper said on Tuesday.


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Posted 2020/06/16 09:27:09

Armed French police deploy in Dijon to quell ethnic gang violence

Armed police were deployed in part of Dijon, eastern France, after violence erupted between rival gangs for a fourth night running.


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Posted 2020/06/16 09:14:54

Social media companies distrusted by most Americans on content decisions: Poll

Most Americans do not trust social media companies to make the right decisions about what should be allowed on their platforms, but trust the government even less to make those choices, according to a poll released on Tuesday by Gallup and the Knight Foundation.


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Posted 2020/06/16 09:09:10

China foreign ministry says unaware of reported border clash with India

Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said on Tuesday he was not aware of any incident on the border with India after the Indian army said one of its officers and two soldiers were killed in a "violent faceoff" there.


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Posted 2020/06/16 08:13:24

Trump to sign police reform executive order on Tuesday

U.S. President Donald Trump will sign an executive order on Tuesday that will seek to improve how police officers treat African Americans and others by improving credentialing, training and mental health resources, administration officials said.


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Posted 2020/06/16 07:56:35

Next LGBTQ rights legal battle looms after Supreme Court victory

The U.S. Supreme Court's ruling protecting LGBT rights in the workplace sets the stage for another major legal fight over the scope of religious-rights exemptions to certain federal laws that could dilute the landmark decision's impact.


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Posted 2020/06/16 07:52:12

Pompeo to meet Chinese delegation in Hawaii this week

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo plans to meet a Chinese delegation at a U.S. military base in Hawaii this week to discuss bilateral ties that have soured deeply since the start of the year, sources familiar with the matter said.


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Posted 2020/06/16 07:35:46