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South Africa Ruling Alliance Moots Prescribed Assets, Self Reliance

1 minute ago   |   Bloomberg

An alliance between South Africa's ruling party and labor unions is pushing for the mobilization of domestic pension funds to drive economic growth, and urging caution about...
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Australia to Toughen Foreign Investment Laws Amid China Spat

32 minutes ago   |   Bloomberg   |   2 articles

Australia will implement a tough new screening regime on foreign investors seeking to buy sensitive assets, as it bids to bolster national security amid a diplomatic row with...
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Lawmakers in Eight Countries Form New Alliance to Counter China

32 minutes ago   |   Bloomberg

A group of senior lawmakers from eight democracies including the U.S. have launched a new cross-parliamentary alliance to help counter what they say is the threat China's...
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Pacific Nation Fiji Declares Itself Coronavirus-Free

1 hour ago   |   Time

Fiji has declared itself free of the coronavirus - at least for now - after all 18 people who tested positive have recovered. Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama said Friday that...
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What you need to know about the coronavirus right now

1 hour ago   |   National Post

Here's what you need to know about the coronavirus right now:
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Law Enforcement Seizes Masks Meant To Protect Anti-Racist Protesters From COVID-19

Law Enforcement Seizes Masks Meant To Protect Anti-Racist Protesters From COVID-19

1 hour ago   |   The Huffington Post

The masks, reading “Stop killing Black people,” were meant to quell the spread of the coronavirus, which has disproportionately affected Black Americans.
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Woman rings bell for beating cancer during coronavirus pandemic

Woman rings bell for beating cancer during coronavirus pandemic

1 hour ago   |   WESH

"I think it was scary for everyone else around me. I knew I was going to be OK. I knew I had a 3-year-old that I was going to keep living for."
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Two elite medical journals retract coronavirus papers over data integrity questions

1 hour ago   |   Science Mag

Mysterious company Surgisphere declined to provide access to hospital data used to evaluate drugs in COVID-19 patients
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Silver walks back idea of restrictions for older NBA coaches

2 hours ago   |   National Post

After initially saying that older coaches might not be able to return to the bench this summer due to the coronavirus pandemic, NBA commissioner Adam Silver reversed course...
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Trump heads to rural Maine but won't escape demonstrators

2 hours ago   |   Star Tribune

Maine's Democratic governor is urging President Donald Trump to watch his tone during a visit to the state Friday to showcase a company that makes specialized swabs for...
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'What will it take': NFL players demand action from league following George...

'What will it take': NFL players demand action from league following George Floyd death

A video circulating social media shows a group of NFL players demanding action from the league following the death of George Floyd. Read more ...

Case against Georgia men charged in Ahmaud Arbery shooting moving forward

Case against Georgia men charged in Ahmaud Arbery shooting moving forward

The murder cases against three white Georgia men charged in the shooting death of unarmed black jogger Ahmaud Arbery can move forward, a judge ruled Thursday. Glynn County... Read more ...

Judge: $750,000 bail for 3 ex-officers accused in George Floyd's death

Judge: $750,000 bail for 3 ex-officers accused in George Floyd's death

A judge has set bail at $750,000 apiece for three former Minneapolis police officers charged with aiding and abetting in the death of George Floyd. Read more ...

AP source: NBA owners approve 22-team season restart plan

AP source: NBA owners approve 22-team season restart plan

A person with knowledge of the situation says the NBA's Board of Governors has approved a 22-team format for restarting the league season in late July at the Disney campus near... Read more ...

After protests, Virginia governor orders removal of Robert E. Lee statue

After protests, Virginia governor orders removal of Robert E. Lee statue

“You see, in Virginia, we no longer preach a false version of history. One that pretends the Civil War was about ‘state rights' and not the evils of slavery. No one believes... Read more ...

Kanye West donates $2 million, pays college tuition for George Floyd's daughter

Kanye West donates $2 million, pays college tuition for George Floyd's daughter

Kanye West has made a $2 million donation to support the families of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbrery and Breonna Taylor, along with black-owned businesses in crisis in his native... Read more ...

Facebook will start labeling pages and posts from state-controlled media

Facebook will start labeling pages and posts from state-controlled media

Facebook will start labeling the pages, posts and advertisements of state-controlled media outlets. Read more ...

Health care workers are marching in solidarity with protesters across the US

Health care workers are marching in solidarity with protesters across the US

Following the death of George Floyd, health care workers are showing solidarity with protesters. Read more ...

Trump campaign blasts Twitter for CENSORSHIP as George Floyd clip taken down...

Trump campaign blasts Twitter for CENSORSHIP as George Floyd clip taken down due to copyright claim

US President Donald Trump's campaign team slammed Twitter founder and CEO Jack Dorsey for “censoring” its video, made amid the police brutality protests and unrest across... Read more ...

Detained US Navy veteran freed by Iran, en route home

Detained US Navy veteran freed by Iran, en route home

U.S. officials say a Navy veteran who's been detained in Iran for nearly two years has been released and is making his way home, with the first leg on a Swiss government aircraft. Read more ...