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Statement from the ECB following policy meeting

World News - Thu, 2020-06-04 09:44
Following is the statement from the European Central Bank following its policy meeting.
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ECB expands pandemic support to over $1.5 trillion

World News - Thu, 2020-06-04 09:44
The European Central Bank beefed up its bond-buying programme on Thursday in its latest effort to support a euro zone economy pummelled by more than two months of shutdowns due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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Hong Kongers to mark Tiananmen anniversary with 'candles everywhere', online vigil

World News - Thu, 2020-06-04 07:39
People in Hong Kong planned to light candles across the city on Thursday to commemorate the bloody 1989 crackdown by Chinese troops in and around Tiananmen Square, circumventing a ban imposed on the usual public gathering because of the coronavirus pandemic.
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Explainer: Hong Kong's China national anthem bill aims to enforce 'respect'

World News - Thu, 2020-06-04 07:38
Hong Kong's Legislative Council passed a bill on Thursday that would criminalise disrespect of China's national anthem, a move critics see as the latest sign of Beijing's tightening grip on the city.
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George Floyd was infected with COVID-19, autopsy reveals

World News - Thu, 2020-06-04 07:35
George Floyd, whose fatal encounter with Minneapolis police stirred a global outcry over racial bias by U.S. law enforcement, tested positive for the coronavirus, his autopsy showed, but the infection was not listed as a factor in his death.
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Police face new charges in Floyd killing, Mattis angry at Trump

World News - Thu, 2020-06-04 07:33
U.S. protests over the death of a black man in custody dwindled overnight into early Thursday after prosecutors leveled new charges against four Minneapolis policemen implicated in the killing.
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U.S. states see major challenge in delivering record mail ballots in November

World News - Thu, 2020-06-04 07:07
With a health crisis expected to drive a surge in mail voting in November, U.S. election officials face a major challenge: Ensure tens of millions of ballots can reach voters in time to be cast, and are returned in time to be counted.
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Retired China soccer star calls for ouster of Communist Party

World News - Thu, 2020-06-04 07:05
A retired Chinese soccer star called for the ouster of China's ruling Communist Party in a video released on Thursday on the YouTube channel of fugitive billionaire Guo Wengui, who is close with former Trump White House adviser Steve Bannon.
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Exclusive: GM plans electric van for business users in bid to pre-empt Tesla

World News - Thu, 2020-06-04 06:11
General Motors Co is developing an electric van aimed at business users, joining a growing list of carmakers planning EVs for the same segment which includes customers such as Amazon.com Inc and United Parcel Service Inc, five people familiar with the plans told Reuters.
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Fundraisers say donations to Biden surge as George Floyd protests sweep country

World News - Thu, 2020-06-04 06:10
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and his allies have seen donations swell in recent days, several top fundraisers said, as protests against the police killing of an unarmed black man in Minneapolis roil U.S. cities.
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Three white men to face Georgia judge in death of black jogger

World News - Thu, 2020-06-04 06:07
Three white men charged with the murder of an unarmed black man in Georgia will face a judge Thursday morning in a case that caused a national outcry after cellphone video of the shooting was leaked on social media.
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U.S. airlines gain final approval to drop services to 75 domestic airports

World News - Thu, 2020-06-04 05:16
Fifteen U.S. airlines were granted final government approval on Wednesday to temporarily halt service to 75 domestic airports as travel demand has been crushed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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Rally pauses ahead of ECB stimulus plan

World News - Thu, 2020-06-04 05:16
The rapid rally in world markets finally paused for breath on Thursday, as traders waited to hear how much more stimulus the European Central Bank plans to shovel out to address the coronavirus slump.
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South Korea seeks arrest of Samsung heir Lee in succession probe

World News - Thu, 2020-06-04 05:15
South Korean prosecutors have requested an arrest warrant for Samsung Group heir Jay Y. Lee, they said on Thursday, in the investigation of a 2015 merger and alleged accounting fraud in a suspected bid to aid his succession plans.
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Hong Kong legislature passes national anthem bill amid protests

World News - Thu, 2020-06-04 05:11
Hong Kong's Legislative Council passed a bill on Thursday that would criminalise disrespect of China's national anthem, a move critics see as the latest sign of Beijing's tightening grip on the city.
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Malaria drug touted by Trump fails to prevent COVID-19 in high profile study

World News - Thu, 2020-06-04 04:54
The malaria drug promoted by U.S. President Donald Trump as a treatment for COVID-19 was ineffective in preventing infection in people exposed to the coronavirus, according to a widely anticipated clinical trial released on Wednesday.
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South Korean court to review prosecution's arrest warrant request for Samsung heir

World News - Thu, 2020-06-04 04:49
A South Korean court said on Thursday it will review the prosecution's request for an arrest warrant for Samsung Electronics vice chairman Jay Y. Lee.
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After long silence, Mattis denounces Trump and military response to crisis

World News - Thu, 2020-06-04 04:26
After long refusing to explicitly criticize a sitting president, former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis accused President Donald Trump on Wednesday of trying to divide America and roundly denounced a militarization of the U.S. response to civil unrest.
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South Korea seeks arrest of Samsung heir in succession probe

World News - Thu, 2020-06-04 03:58
South Korean prosecutors have requested an arrest warrant against Samsung Group heir Jay Y. Lee, they said on Thursday, in the investigation of a controversial 2015 merger and alleged accounting fraud in a suspected bid to aid his succession plans.
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Pandemic exposes cracks in oil majors' bet on plastic

World News - Thu, 2020-06-04 03:49
The energy industry's bet that a petrochemicals boom would support decades of oil and gas sales growth is on shaky ground as an already saturated plastic market is hit by a coronavirus demand shock.
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