Asia Today: Virus cases jump again in South Korea, India

Asia Today: Virus cases jump again in South Korea, India

1 minute ago   |   Stl Today

BANGKOK - South Korea on Thursday reported its biggest jump in coronavirus cases in more than 50 days, a setback that could erase some of its hard-won gains. Health officials...
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Is Pakistan's Minorities Commission Doomed To Fail?

5 minutes ago   |   Forbes

On May 5, 2020, Pakistan's federal cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister, established the National Commission for Minorities , six years after a 2014 judgment of the Supreme...
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From bikes to blockchain: Shipping industry goes digital in lockdown

9 minutes ago   |   Reuters

The coronavirus lockdown has accelerated a digitalisation drive in a global shipping and logistics sector that still routinely delivers many documents by bike messenger in some...
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Meniga, the digital banking tech provider, raises €8.5M led by French bank Groupe BPCE

19 minutes ago   |   Tech Crunch

Meniga , the London-headquartered fintech that provides digital banking technology to some of the world's largest banks, has closed a €8.5 million in additional...
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Hong Kong Security Plan Is Approved, Tightening China's Hold

21 minutes ago   |   NY Times   |   4 articles

Beijing ordered that a new law be written to extend many of mainland China's security practices to Hong Kong, creating broad powers to quash unrest.
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Oil falls as surprise U.S. stock build douses demand recovery hopes

25 minutes ago   |   Reuters   |   2 articles

Oil prices plunged on Thursday after U.S. industry data showed a surprise steep build in crude oil inventories, dampening hopes of a smooth recovery in demand as some countries...
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EasyJet will not fly to Italy with distancing on planes: report

25 minutes ago   |   Reuters

EasyJet will not fly to Italy if Rome prolongs social distancing rules on planes beyond June 15, the budget airline's chief executive said in a newspaper interview.
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EasyJet not planning equity raise, doesn't rule it out in future: CEO

25 minutes ago   |   Reuters   |   2 articles

Britain's easyJet is not planning on raising new equity currently but its chief executive did not rule it out in future as the low-cost airline seeks to survive the coronavirus...
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Safran shares lifted by Boeing 737 MAX restart plan

25 minutes ago   |   Reuters

Safran shares rose on Thursday after Boeing said it would restart production of its 737 MAX jet and announced further cost-cutting measures.
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Britain's easyJet to axe up to 30% of staff

43 minutes ago   |   Reuters   |   2 articles

British low cost airline easyJet said it planned to cut up to 30% of its staff, or 4,500 jobs, and shrink its fleet, to fit the smaller market that will emerge from the...
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Twitter fact-checks Trump; he threatens new regs or shutdown

Twitter fact-checks Trump; he threatens new regs or shutdown

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The Latest: South Korea has biggest jump of cases in 50 days

The Latest: South Korea has biggest jump of cases in 50 days

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health... Read more ...

US mission to the UN accuses China of 'exploiting COVID-19' to distract from...

US mission to the UN accuses China of 'exploiting COVID-19' to distract from abuses in Hong Kong as tensions boil over

The US mission to the UN accused China of exploiting the world's preoccupation with the spread of the new coronavirus to further erode Hong Kong's freedoms. Tensions between... Read more ...

Boeing restarted 737 Max production just hours after saying it would lay off...

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Photos of mass graves in Brazil show the stark toll of the coronavirus, as...

Photos of mass graves in Brazil show the stark toll of the coronavirus, as experts predict that it will surpass 125,000 deaths by August

Brazil is predicted to surpass 125,000 COVID-19 deaths by August 4, according to new estimates from the University of Washington . By comparison, the US is expected to reach... Read more ...

Protesters marching over George Floyd's death overtake major Los Angeles...

Protesters marching over George Floyd's death overtake major Los Angeles freeway and clash with California Highway Patrol

Protesters in Los Angeles briefly overtook the 101 Freeway and shattered the windows of at least two law enforcement vehicles. Video from the incident shows protesters swarming... Read more ...

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Many Americans say the pandemic changed their spending habits for the better, but experts are skeptical it will last

Surveys show that Americans redirected their discretionary income after restaurants and stores closed and social events were canceled because of the COVID-19 crisis. A majority... Read more ...

Trump will sign an executive order 'pertaining to social media' on Thursday...

Trump will sign an executive order 'pertaining to social media' on Thursday, shortly after he accused Twitter of squashing free speech

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