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North Korea destroys inter-Korean liaison office in 'terrific explosion'

Tue, 06/16/2020 - 12:12pm
North Korea on Tuesday blew up a building set up in 2018 in a border town as a joint liaison office to foster better ties with South Korea after threatening action if North Korean defectors went ahead with a campaign sending propaganda leaflets into the North.

U.S. urges North Korea to 'refrain from further counterproductive actions'

Tue, 06/16/2020 - 12:11pm
The United States responded to North Korea's blowing up of a joint liaison office with South Korea on Tuesday by saying it fully supports Seoul's efforts on inter-Korean relations and urging Pyongyang to "refrain from further counterproductive actions."

Did elite David Boies law firm get a pandemic bailout? It's a secret

Tue, 06/16/2020 - 12:11pm
When the U.S. government announced a multibillion-dollar bailout of struggling small businesses amid the coronavirus pandemic, one of the top U.S. law firms sensed an opportunity.

Trump signs order on police reform after weeks of protests about racial injustice

Tue, 06/16/2020 - 12:10pm
President Donald Trump, facing criticism that his policies and inflammatory rhetoric have aggravated a racial divide in the United States, signed an order on Tuesday aimed at improving police practices and said that "Americans want law and order."

Steroid drug hailed as 'breakthrough' in COVID-19 as trial shows it saves lives

Tue, 06/16/2020 - 12:06pm
A cheap and widely-used steroid called dexamethasone has become the first drug shown to be able to save lives among COVID-19 patients in what scientists said is a "major breakthrough" in the coronavirus pandemic.

'Woefully lax': report slams CIA cybersecurity after hacking tool leak

Tue, 06/16/2020 - 11:52am
Many of the Central Intelligence Agency's most sensitive hacking tools were so poorly secured that it was only when WikiLeaks published them online in 2017 that the agency realized they had been compromised, according to a report released Tuesday.

At least 12 Indian soldiers killed in border clashes with China

Tue, 06/16/2020 - 11:49am
At least 12 Indian soldiers were killed in clashes with Chinese troops at a disputed border site between the two countries on Monday, three Indian government sources said on Tuesday.

Trump says he met with families of victims of recent police violence

Tue, 06/16/2020 - 11:41am
U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he met with the relatives of victims of recent police and other violence, including the family of Ahmaud Arbery, the unarmed black Georgia man who was killed while jogging in February.

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

Tue, 06/16/2020 - 11:33am
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.

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

Tue, 06/16/2020 - 11:26am
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.

Apple's App Store, Apple Pay targeted by EU antitrust regulators

Tue, 06/16/2020 - 11:25am
Apple is being investigated by EU antitrust regulators over its App Store and mobile payment system Apple Pay as the bloc turns up the heat on gatekeepers of online platforms on which thousands of companies depend for business.

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

Tue, 06/16/2020 - 11:05am
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.

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

Tue, 06/16/2020 - 10:31am
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.

India, China troops clash at Himalayan border with 'casualties on both sides'

Tue, 06/16/2020 - 10:22am
Indian and Chinese troops clashed with iron rods and stones at their disputed border, resulting in casualties on both sides including the death of three Indian soldiers, Indian officials said on Tuesday, in a major escalation of a weeks-old standoff.

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

Tue, 06/16/2020 - 12:55am
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".

Supreme Court rejects cases over 'qualified immunity' for police

Tue, 06/16/2020 - 12:40am
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear eight cases involving a legal defense called qualified immunity that can be used to shield government officials from lawsuits, including seven involving police accused of excessive force or other misconduct.

'Our Supreme Court did something': Iconic New York bar celebrates transgender ruling

Tue, 06/16/2020 - 12:20am
A diverse crowd of New Yorkers wearing masks and waving the rainbow pride flag gathered on Monday at the Stonewall Inn, an iconic gay bar in Manhattan, to celebrate the Supreme Court’s ruling making it illegal for employers to fire workers because they are transgender.

U.S. expected to report record rise in monthly retail sales

Tue, 06/16/2020 - 12:17am
U.S. retail sales likely experienced a record rise in May as 2.5 million Americans went back to work, although any rebound will retrace only a fraction of the historic drops in March and April amid the coronavirus lockdowns.

Three New York police ill after suspected contamination of drinks

Tue, 06/16/2020 - 12:14am
Three New York City police officers fell ill and were hospitalized on Monday after drinking beverages at a fast-food outlet that a police association said were believed to have been contaminated with bleach.

North Korean army 'fully ready' for action over South Korean propaganda leaflets: KCNA

Mon, 06/15/2020 - 11:57pm
North Korea's army is ready to take action if defector groups push ahead with their campaign to send propaganda leaflets into North Korea, state media said on Tuesday, in the latest warning of retaliatory measures.