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'I can't breathe' protests heat up as curfews imposed in several U.S. cities
Civil unrest flared and curfews were imposed in several major U.S. cities on Saturday as demonstrators took to the streets to vent outrage at the death of a black man shown on video gasping for breath as a white Minneapolis policeman knelt on his neck.
(Sat, 30 May 2020 23:23:56 -0400)

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.
(Sat, 30 May 2020 23:19:37 -0400)

China media bristles at U.S. moves on Hong Kong over national security push
China's state media lashed out on Sunday at possible retaliatory moves by the United States to impose sanctions and end Hong Kong's special status if Beijing imposes new national security laws, as the city braces for fresh protests.
(Sat, 30 May 2020 22:32:40 -0400)

NASA resumes human spaceflight from U.S. soil with historic SpaceX launch
SpaceX, the private rocket company of billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk, launched two Americans into orbit from Florida on Saturday in a landmark mission marking the first spaceflight of NASA astronauts from U.S. soil in nine years.
(Sat, 30 May 2020 21:21:24 -0400)

Trump says military could respond quickly to Minneapolis unrest
U.S. President Donald Trump said the military could deploy troops to Minneapolis "very quickly" to respond to violent protests in the aftermath of a police killing of an unarmed black man.
(Sat, 30 May 2020 20:56:33 -0400)

U.S. military units put on four-hour standby amid Minnesota unrest
In an extraordinary move, the Pentagon on Saturday said it put military units on a four-hour recall status to be ready if requested by Minnesota's governor amid civil unrest following the killing of a black man by a white Minneapolis police officer.
(Sat, 30 May 2020 19:31:36 -0400)

With fact-checks, Twitter takes on a new kind of task
In addition to disputing misleading claims made by U.S. President Donald Trump about mail-in ballots this week, Twitter has added fact-checking labels to thousands of other tweets since introducing the alerts earlier this month, mostly on posts about the coronavirus.
(Sat, 30 May 2020 18:30:35 -0400)

U.S. college towns on edge as coronavirus threatens football season
In 2019, Dante Lucchesi and his Champs Sports Grill in State College, Pennsylvania, were on a roll.
(Sat, 30 May 2020 17:41:52 -0400)

Israeli police fatally shoot Palestinian in Jerusalem: spokesman
Israeli police officers fatally shot a Palestinian they suspected was carrying a weapon in Jerusalem's Old City on Saturday, a police spokesman said, but the man was later found to have been unarmed, Israeli media reported.
(Sat, 30 May 2020 15:16:22 -0400)

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.
(Sat, 30 May 2020 15:09:54 -0400)

U.S. attorney general says outside agitators taking over anti-police protests
U.S. Attorney General William Barr said on Saturday "outside radicals and agitators" have hijacked protests in U.S. cities over the death of an unarmed black man in police custody in Minneapolis.
(Sat, 30 May 2020 14:27:41 -0400)

American McKennie wears 'Justice for George' armband in Bundesliga game
United States soccer player Weston McKennie joined the chorus of outrage from athletes protesting against the death of a black man in Minneapolis by wearing an armband with the message "Justice for George" in a German league game on Saturday.
(Sat, 30 May 2020 14:17:30 -0400)

England risks COVID-19 resurgence by ending lockdown too soon, scientific advisers say
England risks losing control of the coronavirus pandemic again and is at a "very dangerous moment" as it starts to ease out of the COVID-19 lockdown, senior scientific and medical advisers warned on Saturday.
(Sat, 30 May 2020 13:41:01 -0400)

Rules apply to all, senior health official says of UK PM's adviser Cummings
Britain's COVID-19 lockdown rules are clear and apply to everyone, a senior medical officer said when asked about a long road trip made by the prime minister's top adviser, Dominic Cummings, at the height of the lockdown.
(Sat, 30 May 2020 13:33:42 -0400)

Divert weapons funding to research to prevent next pandemic, pope says
Pope Francis on Saturday urged politicians to divert funds spent on weapons to research to prevent another pandemic, as he led the largest gathering in the Vatican in nearly three months.
(Sat, 30 May 2020 13:27:02 -0400)

Britain at a very dangerous moment in the pandemic, health official says
Britain is at a very dangerous moment as it starts to ease some of its lockdown measures, England's deputy chief medical officer said on Saturday, warning that people would need to follow the guidelines and not "tear the pants out of it".
(Sat, 30 May 2020 11:55:05 -0400)

UK COVID-19 confirmed death toll rises by 215 to 38,376
The United Kingdom death toll from people who have tested positive for COVID-19 rose by 215 to 38,376, the government said on Saturday.
(Sat, 30 May 2020 11:50:39 -0400)

EU urges U.S. to reconsider decision to cut ties with WHO
The European Union urged the United States on Saturday to reconsider its decision to cut ties with the World Health Organization over its handling of the coronavirus pandemic.
(Sat, 30 May 2020 10:35:12 -0400)

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.
(Sat, 30 May 2020 10:19:55 -0400)

'At last we're free': Parisians head for the park as lockdown eases
Parisians flocked to parks and gardens as they reopened in the sunny French capital on Saturday for the first time after almost 11 weeks of coronavirus lockdown, one of the last areas of France to ease restrictions.
(Sat, 30 May 2020 10:11:32 -0400)

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