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U.S. firms concerned as tensions simmer in Hong Kong over looming legislation

World News - Wed, 2020-06-03 02:24
A survey of U.S. businesses on Wednesday revealed deep fears for the future of their operations in Hong Kong if China imposes national security legislation that critics say could curb the financial centre's freedoms and fuel ongoing protests.
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Coronavirus brings Asia's booming online lending sector to juddering halt

World News - Wed, 2020-06-03 02:16
The spring started out rosy for the Indian arm of ClearScore, a company that offers online credit scores and loans.
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Study panning anti-malaria drug Trump took against COVID faces new questions

World News - Wed, 2020-06-03 01:58
British medical journal the Lancet on Tuesday said it had concerns about data behind an influential article that found hydroxychloroquine increased the risk of death in COVID-19 patients, a conclusion that undercut scientific interest in the medicine championed by U.S. President Donald Trump.
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Suspect killed by police in Brooklyn unrelated to protests

World News - Wed, 2020-06-03 00:50
A male suspected of shooting another male was shot dead by police in Brooklyn, New York on Tuesday in an incident that police said was not linked to mass demonstrations over the death of George Floyd and police brutality.
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As Asia's tropical storm season arrives, grounded airplanes at risk of damage

World News - Wed, 2020-06-03 00:17
Airlines, airports and insurers across Asia are bracing for the prospect of unusually high damage as the region's tropical storm season begins, as hundreds of aircraft grounded by the coronavirus pandemic can't be moved easily.
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Factbox: Eight U.S. states hold primaries for seats in Congress

World News - Wed, 2020-06-03 00:15
Eight U.S. states held primary elections on Tuesday, some of which were delayed by the coronavirus pandemic, including some key congressional races.
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Confusion, missing ballots as eight U.S. states vote during coronavirus pandemic

World News - Wed, 2020-06-03 00:15
Confusion, missing mail-in ballots and long lines at some polling centers marred primary elections on Tuesday in eight states and the District of Columbia, the biggest test yet of voting during the coronavirus outbreak.
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Temporary pact reached on funding South Korean workers at U.S. bases

World News - Wed, 2020-06-03 00:12
The Pentagon said on Tuesday that it had accepted a proposal from South Korea for it to temporarily fund thousands of Korean workers at U.S. bases who were put on unpaid leave this year.
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Protesters clash with police in New York City in latest demonstrations

World News - Tue, 2020-06-02 23:56
Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of U.S. cities on Tuesday for an eighth consecutive night of protests over the death of a black man in police custody, clashing with police and looting stores in New York City.
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Suspect in critical condition, one officer injured in Brooklyn shooting: police

World News - Tue, 2020-06-02 23:56
A suspect was in critical condition, and at least one police officer was injured, after police responded to a shooting in Brooklyn, New York on Tuesday night, police said.
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Perils for Pentagon as Trump threatens to militarize response to civil unrest

World News - Tue, 2020-06-02 23:41
"Battlespace" was the word Defense Secretary Mark Esper used to describe protest sites in the United States. The top U.S. general reinforced that image by appearing in downtown Washington in camouflage during a Monday evening crackdown.
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Asian stocks jump to 3-month high as recovery hopes outweigh looming risks

World News - Tue, 2020-06-02 23:26
Asian shares vaulted to a near three-month high on Wednesday as hopes of more stimulus and further easing in social restrictions around the world outweighed caution over a host of worries from the coronavirus to growing U.S. civil unrest.
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Pentagon moves about 1,600 Army troops into the Washington region

World News - Tue, 2020-06-02 22:36
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.
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Big in China and tiny in the U.S., Fast Retailing seen weathering pandemic

World News - Tue, 2020-06-02 22:29
The coronavirus pandemic is shredding the global apparel industry, stripping hundreds of billions of dollars from sales and thrusting big names like J.Crew into bankruptcy protection.
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With rallies halted and tweets fact-checked, Trump campaign turns to smartphone app

World News - Tue, 2020-06-02 22:17
Should President Donald Trump and Twitter ultimately part ways, his campaign has a backup plan at the ready to get his voice out.
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Tensions simmer in Hong Kong as controversial anthem law back up for debate

World News - Tue, 2020-06-02 22:13
Hong Kong lawmakers are set to resume a debate on Wednesday over a controversial bill that would make disrespecting China's national anthem a criminal offence, as the city ramps up for fresh protests amid simmering anti-government tensions.
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Trump says Republican convention will not be held in North Carolina

World News - Tue, 2020-06-02 21:42
President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that the Republican convention due to be held in North Carolina in August will have to be held in another state because of social distancing restrictions ordered by the state's Democratic governor.
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Factbox: Seven U.S. states hold primaries for seats in Congress

World News - Tue, 2020-06-02 21:42
Multiple U.S. states are holding congressional primaries on Tuesday, some of which were delayed by the coronavirus. Voting for members of Congress is taking place in Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, Montana, New Mexico, Pennsylvania and South Dakota. Here are details of some of the more interesting nominating contests:
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Biden vows to heal racial wounds, rips Trump as divisive: 'Is this who we want to be?'

World News - Tue, 2020-06-02 21:41
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Tuesday blasted President Donald Trump's response to U.S. protests over racism and police misconduct, vowing to try to heal the country's racial divide and not "fan the flames of hate."
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Agreement reached on funding of South Korean workers at U.S. bases, Pentagon says

World News - Tue, 2020-06-02 21:38
The Pentagon said on Tuesday that it reached agreement with South Korea on a proposal for Seoul to fund thousands of Korean workers at U.S. bases who were put on unpaid leave earlier this year.
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