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George Floyd protests: Walmart locks up guns, ammunition at some stores; Disney pledges $5 million to social justice groups

Nationwide tensions appeared to ease, as thousands of demonstrators launched peaceful protests across the U.S. over the death of George Floyd while being subdued by police.

Source: International: Top News And Analysis | 4 Jun 2020 | 7:16 am

Coronavirus live updates: WHO resumes study of malaria drug and says virus has not mutated significantly

The coronavirus has infected more than 6.43 million people around the world as of Wednesday, killing at least 382,299 people.

Source: International: Top News And Analysis | 4 Jun 2020 | 7:14 am

WHO says coronavirus has not meaningfully mutated to a more lethal or contagious form

"It's not in the virus' interest to do too much damage to the host," said Dr. Mike Ryan, executive director of the WHO's emergencies program. "It wants to survive."

Source: International: Top News And Analysis | 4 Jun 2020 | 7:11 am

Trump administration bans Chinese passenger airlines from flying to U.S.

The measure comes after China hasn't allowed U.S. passenger airlines to return to China.

Source: International: Top News And Analysis | 4 Jun 2020 | 6:06 am

World Health Organization resumes coronavirus trial on malaria drug hydroxychloroquine after examining safety concerns

The malaria drug is backed by President Trump to combat the deadly coronavirus despite a lack of scientific proof of its effectiveness.

Source: International: Top News And Analysis | 4 Jun 2020 | 6:05 am

Snap will no longer promote Trump posts within Snapchat

"We simply cannot promote accounts in America that are linked to people who incite racial violence, whether they do so on or off our platform," CEO Evan Spiegel said in a memo.

Source: International: Top News And Analysis | 4 Jun 2020 | 5:48 am

'The Covid-19 recession is over,' says economist Zandi as May job losses not as bad as feared

Finding good news in the loss of another 3 million jobs isn't easy, but the steep drop in private payrolls for May could be a sign that the worst over.

Source: International: Top News And Analysis | 4 Jun 2020 | 5:30 am

HSBC's Asia chief backs China security law for Hong Kong

Asia-Pacific Chief Executive Peter Wong signed the petition and HSBC itself "respects and supports all laws that stabilise Hong Kong's social order", the bank said in a post on social media in China.

Source: International: Top News And Analysis | 4 Jun 2020 | 4:11 am

Jeff Bezos' investment into Beacon is 'personal' and not tied to Amazon, UK firm's CEO says

The UK digital freight forwarding and supply chain finance firm closed its $15 million Series A funding round this week.

Source: International: Top News And Analysis | 4 Jun 2020 | 3:11 am

The ex-head of the Bank of England has this piece of advice for young investors amid the pandemic

Mark Carney, the former governor of the Bank of England, has urged young people to put their money into investments focused on sustainability amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Source: International: Top News And Analysis | 4 Jun 2020 | 2:55 am

Europe risks 'uneven competition' as Germany dominates state aid interventions, Cyprus warns

The EU, a political conglomerate of 27 nations, has relaxed its strict state aid regulations three times since March.

Source: International: Top News And Analysis | 4 Jun 2020 | 2:54 am

Coronavirus crisis presents a 'golden opportunity' to reboot the economy, Prince Charles says

Speaking at the World Economic Forum's (WEF) "The Great Reset" event Wednesday, the heir to the British throne warned that climate change had the potential to wreak even more damage than the "dreadful pandemic."

Source: International: Top News And Analysis | 4 Jun 2020 | 2:41 am

Amazon plans summer sale for June 22 to 'jumpstart sales' after coronavirus crunch

Amazon is still finalizing details around the event, but it has been given a working title of the "Biggest Sale in the Sky."

Source: International: Top News And Analysis | 4 Jun 2020 | 2:39 am

ECB set to scale up stimulus as new data could indicate a need to do more

Staff projections for inflation and economic growth are also likely to be downgraded this week, at least in the short — and perhaps the medium — term.

Source: International: Top News And Analysis | 4 Jun 2020 | 2:17 am

British PM Johnson tells China: We'll not walk away from Hong Kong people

U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson says people in Hong Kong fear their way of life is "under threat."

Source: International: Top News And Analysis | 4 Jun 2020 | 1:57 am

A new trade war? U.S. opens new investigations into countries planning digital taxes

The United States is stepping up pressure on other countries over negotiations for a digital services tax, opening new probes into nations planning higher duties on tech giants.

Source: International: Top News And Analysis | 4 Jun 2020 | 1:43 am

Bird is scrapping thousands of electric scooters in the Middle East

Bird is scrapping e-scooters in Qatar, UAE and Bahrain that belong to Circ, which it acquired in January.

Source: International: Top News And Analysis | 4 Jun 2020 | 1:41 am

Sweden 'could have done better' in tackling coronavirus outbreak, chief epidemiologist admits

Sweden's chief epidemiologist, who advocated a no-lockdown strategy to combat the coronavirus epidemic, concedes that more should have been done.

Source: International: Top News And Analysis | 4 Jun 2020 | 1:16 am

TUI strikes compensation deal with Boeing, delays 737 Max deliveries

Europe's biggest travel company, TUI Group, said it has struck a deal with Boeing for compensation and deferred deliveries of the grounded 737 Max jet.

Source: International: Top News And Analysis | 4 Jun 2020 | 1:08 am

Remember the 'yellow vests'? Now, Italy is seeing an 'Orange Vests' movement that says coronavirus pandemic doesn't exist

Remember the "yellow vests" movement that brought France to a standstill in late 2018? Now, Italy is seeing its own grassroots, anti-government, populist movement, the "Orange Vests."

Source: International: Top News And Analysis | 4 Jun 2020 | 12:58 am
















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