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Far-right and anti-racism protesters scuffle in London

World News - Sat, 06/13/2020 - 12:34pm
Scuffles broke out in London on Saturday between far-right activists, Black Lives Matter protesters and police trying to keep the two sides apart.

Rival groups and police clash at London's Waterloo station

World News - Sat, 06/13/2020 - 12:33pm
Fights broke out between rival groups and police outside London's Waterloo station on Saturday, with missiles and fireworks thrown, a Reuters witness reported.

Beijing district in 'wartime emergency' after virus cluster at major food market

World News - Sat, 06/13/2020 - 12:31pm
A Beijing district put itself on a "wartime" footing and the capital banned tourism and sports events on Saturday after a cluster of novel coronavirus infections centred around a major wholesale market sparked fears of a new wave of COVID-19.

Iran prepared to retaliate if U.S. stopped Venezuela-bound tankers: news agency

World News - Sat, 06/13/2020 - 10:49am
An Iranian news agency close to the elite Revolutionary Guards said on Saturday Iran's naval forces were preparing to target U.S. commercial vessels in the Gulf last month in case U.S. forces interfered with Venezuela-bound Iranian oil tankers.

Ukraine alleges $5 million bribe over Burisma, no Biden link

World News - Sat, 06/13/2020 - 10:02am
Ukrainian officials on Saturday said they were offered $5 million in bribes to end a probe into energy company Burisma's founder, but said there was no connection to former board member Hunter Biden whose father is running for the U.S. presidency.

North Korea warns of retaliatory actions over defectors in South

World News - Sat, 06/13/2020 - 9:35am
The sister of North Korea's leader has warned of retaliatory measures against South Korea that could involve the military, in the latest escalation of tensions over defectors from the North who have been sending back propaganda and food.

Trump pushes Tulsa rally back by a day to 'honor' emancipation holiday

World News - Sat, 06/13/2020 - 9:22am
President Donald Trump has bowed to pressure over an election rally scheduled to take place in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on the "Juneteenth" anniversary that commemorates the end of U.S. slavery, and said he was pushing the event back by a day.

A scaled-down ceremony at Windsor marks Queen Elizabeth's official birthday

World News - Sat, 06/13/2020 - 8:28am
Britain's Queen Elizabeth viewed a socially-distanced military ceremony at Windsor Castle to mark her official birthday on Saturday, after the coronavirus pandemic forced cancellation of the usual large parade of soldiers through central London.

Polish president compares 'LGBT ideology' to Soviet indoctrination

World News - Sat, 06/13/2020 - 8:02am
Poland's president compared LGBT "ideology" to communist doctrine in a campaign speech on Saturday, as LGBT rights become a hotly debated issue ahead of a June 28 presidential election in the staunchly Catholic country.

William S. Sessions, former FBI director, dies at 90: media

World News - Sat, 06/13/2020 - 6:30am
William S. Sessions, an FBI chief under three U.S. presidents who won praise for bringing more diversity to the agency but who was fired after being investigated for ethical lapses, died Friday aged 90, U.S. media reported.

Amazon's business practices examined by two U.S. states

World News - Sat, 06/13/2020 - 4:57am
State investigators in both California and Washington are examining Amazon's business practices, two newspapers reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

CVS joins Walmart in keeping multicultural beauty products out of locked cabinets

World News - Sat, 06/13/2020 - 4:49am
Drugstore chain CVS Health Corp joined Walmart Inc in announcing it will stop keeping beauty and personal care products designed for people of color in locked display cases, after the practice drew criticism online.

U.S.'s Pompeo to meet China's top diplomat in Hawaii seeking to ease tensions: media

World News - Sat, 06/13/2020 - 3:37am
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will meet China's top diplomat Yang Jiechi in Hawaii, trying to ease tensions between the world's two largest economies over various issues, according to media reports.

Beijing district in 'wartime emergency' after virus spike shuts market

World News - Sat, 06/13/2020 - 12:12am
A district of Beijing was on a "wartime" footing and the capital banned tourism on Saturday after a cluster of novel coronavirus infections centred around a major wholesale market sparked fears of a new wave of COVID-19.

Trump shifts date of Oklahoma rally to 'respect' emancipation holiday

World News - Fri, 06/12/2020 - 11:32pm
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he would shift the date of an Oklahoma rally from June 19th, the date of the "Juneteenth" holiday, to June 20th out of respect for a day commemorating the end of U.S. slavery.

Trump moves Oklahoma political rally date from African-American holiday: tweet

World News - Fri, 06/12/2020 - 11:03pm
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he would shift the date of an Oklahoma rally from June 19th, the date of the "Juneteenth" African-American freedom day, to June 20th out of respect for the holiday marking the emancipation of slaves in Texas.

Beijing district in 'wartime emergency mode' after virus case spike

World News - Fri, 06/12/2020 - 10:55pm
A Beijing district official said on Saturday the district was in "wartime emergency mode" following a spike in novel coronavirus cases centered around a major wholesale market there.

One American city's model of policing reform means building 'social currency'

World News - Fri, 06/12/2020 - 10:25pm
Zsakhiem James, a police captain in Camden, New Jersey - once considered the most dangerous city in the United States - sees every encounter with a resident as an opportunity to build "social currency" to prevent or solve a future crime.

U.S.'s Pompeo plans to meet Chinese officials in Hawaii: Politico

World News - Fri, 06/12/2020 - 9:58pm
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is planning to travel to Hawaii to meet with Chinese government officials, Politico reported on Friday, citing two unnamed sources.

Suicide finding for black man found hanging in California stirs anger

World News - Fri, 06/12/2020 - 9:16pm
Police in California on Friday said a young black man found hanging from a tree likely committed suicide, stirring outrage among community members who said authorities were too quick to draw conclusions about what could have been a hate crime.