CANADIAN PM TAKES A KNEE WITH PROTESTORS FOR RACIAL JUSTICE

Sat 06 June 2020: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau joined thousands on Friday in taking a knee in front of Canada’s parliament in solidarity with U.S. protesters marching against racism and police brutality. It marked a rare public outing for the Canadian leader since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, as protests spread outside the United […]

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PENTAGON MOVES ABOUT 1,600 ARMY TROOPS INTO THE WASHINGTON REGION

Wed 03 June 2020: (Reuters) The Pentagon has moved about 1,600 U.S. Army troops into the Washington, D.C., region, the Pentagon said on Tuesday, after several nights of violent protests in the city. “Active duty elements are postured on military bases in the National Capitol Region but are not in Washington, D.C.,” Pentagon spokesman Jonathan […]

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APPLE LOCKS LOOTED IPHONES FOR GOOD AS PROTESTS OVER FLOYD MURDER CONTINUE

Tue 02 June 2020: As looters all over the U.S. took advantage of the riots over killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody, Apple Stores were a primary target as the Cupertino giant’s products are in hot demand with a very high resale value. Well, things did not go so well for the looters. […]

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GOOGLE REJECTS CALL FOR HUGE AUSTRALIAN MEDIA PAYOUT

Mon 01 June 2020: (AFP) Google has rejected demands it pay hundreds of millions of dollars per year in compensation to Australian news media under a government-imposed revenue sharing deal. The company’s top executive in Australia said Google made barely Aus$10 million (US$6.7 million) per year from news-linked advertising, a fraction of a government watchdog’s […]

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BRAZIL OVERTAKES HARD-HIT SPAIN IN CORONAVIRUS DEATHS

Sat 30 May 2020: Brazil on Friday reached 27,878 coronavirus deaths, official figures showed, surpassing the toll of hard-hit Spain and making it the country with the fifth-highest number of fatalities. The epicenter of the South American coronavirus outbreak, Brazil saw 1,124 deaths in 24 hours, the Ministry of Health said. It also had a […]

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RARE COGNAC FETCHES RECORD PRICE AT AUCTION RARE COGNAC FETCHES RECORD PRICE AT AUCTION

Fri 29 May 2020: Auctioneers Sotheby’s said on Thursday that an “exceedingly rare” bottle of Cognac preserved since the end of the 19th century had set a new auction sales price record. The bottle of Gautier Cognac 1762 fetched £118,580 ($144,525, 132,000 euros) in an online sale, according to Sotheby’s. “Only three bottles of this […]

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COVID-19: FRANCE BANS HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE, SOUTH AMERICA, OUTPACE EUROPE AND US

Thu 28 May 2020: The US coronavirus death toll passed 100,000 as the pandemic tightened its grip on South America, which is outpacing Europe and the United States in daily infections. Global cases have surged to nearly 5.7 million, with more than 354,000 deaths, and the worrying acceleration of the disease in South America has […]

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J K ROWLING PUBLISHES FAIRY TALE SO CHILDREN CAN DREAM IN LOCKDOWN

Wed 27 May 2020: (Reuters) J.K. Rowling published the first chapters of a fairy tale about a monster known as the Ickabog on Tuesday, an allegory about truth and abuse of power that is free online so that children can read it during coronavirus lockdown. The story concerns rumours of a fierce child-eating monster with […]

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