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Google postpones Android 11 unveiling amid U.S. protests

Alphabet Inc's Google on Saturday said it has postponed next week's planned unveiling of the beta version of its latest Android 11 mobile operating system in light of protests and unrest in the United States.


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Posted 2020/05/30 08:26:48

Unrest flares in U.S. cities despite arrest of Minneapolis policeman

The white former Minneapolis police officer shown in video footage using his knee to pin an unarmed black man's neck to the street was charged with murder on Friday in the man's death, an incident that has unleashed four nights of violent protests.


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Posted 2020/05/30 06:23:26

U.S. high court rejects church challenges to state pandemic rules

The U.S. Supreme Court rejected challenges on Friday to curbs on religious services in California and Illinois during the coronavirus pandemic.


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Posted 2020/05/30 04:24:18

Exclusive: Zoom plans to roll out strong encryption for paying customers

Video conferencing provider Zoom plans to strengthen encryption of video calls hosted by paying clients and institutions such as schools, but not by users of its free consumer accounts, a company official said on Friday.


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Posted 2020/05/30 02:35:58

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

Former Vice President Joe Biden is facing fresh calls to choose a black woman as his running mate amid rising racial tensions after this week's videotaped death of an unarmed black man as a white Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck.


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Posted 2020/05/30 02:31:16

Many Canadians shocked by U.S. riots, Canada has racism problem too, PM Trudeau says

Many Canadians are watching the riots in parts of the United States with shock and horror but Canada also has problems with racism, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Friday.


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Posted 2020/05/30 00:56:25

Trump says he spoke with family of George Floyd

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he had spoken with the family of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died after a white police officer knelt on his neck in a killing that triggered three days of violent protests in Minneapolis.


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Posted 2020/05/30 00:56:25

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

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.


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Posted 2020/05/30 00:46:46

Wall Street Week Ahead: Investors eye consumer discretionary stocks as U.S. reopens

Investors are taking a closer look at the market's consumer discretionary companies as a reopening U.S. economy fuels hopes of a turnaround for some of the sector's hardest-hit names.


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Posted 2020/05/30 00:43:40

Exclusive: Zoom plans to roll out strong encryption for paying customers only

Zoom , the video conferencing provider whose business has boomed with the COVID-19 pandemic, plans to strengthen encryption on video calls made by paying clients and institutions like schools, but not for users of its popular free accounts, a company official said Friday.


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Posted 2020/05/30 00:38:13

Minneapolis police officer charged with murder of George Floyd

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.


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Posted 2020/05/30 00:33:43

Young Minneapolis mayor in spotlight after police killing, protests

Shaken and angry, Minneapolis' telegenic young mayor stood in front of television cameras over and over this week - first to decry the police killing of George Floyd, and on Friday to impose a curfew as parts of his city burned in ongoing protests.


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Posted 2020/05/29 23:54:11

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

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.


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Posted 2020/05/29 23:02:36

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

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 calling an immediate end to privileges that have helped the territory remain a global financial center.


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Posted 2020/05/29 23:00:34

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

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.


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Posted 2020/05/29 22:28:45

Saturated hospitals, airlifts as California border region virus cases surge

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.


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Posted 2020/05/29 22:25:06

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

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.


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Posted 2020/05/29 22:00:43

Exclusive: White House kept FDA in the dark on Russian ventilators for New York and New Jersey

When U.S. President Donald Trump agreed to accept a shipment of ventilators from Russian President Vladimir Putin at the height of the coronavirus outbreak, the White House did not alert the FDA as it headed to New York and New Jersey, Reuters has learned.


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Posted 2020/05/29 21:39:09

Epstein estate, victims reach agreement on compensation fund

A fund to compensate victims of Jeffrey Epstein's sexual abuse may begin making payouts soon, after the deceased financier's estate, his accusers and the attorney general of the U.S. Virgin Islands resolved their differences over the process.


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Posted 2020/05/29 21:30:53

U.S. Asians, harassed over coronavirus, push back on streets, social media

A spike in harassment of Asian-Americans since the coronavirus pandemic began has led community activists in the United States to fight back - forming street patrols, rallying on social media, and supporting each other online.


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Posted 2020/05/29 21:28:23