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EXCLUSIVE-China asks banks not to withhold loans to asset manager Huarong – sources

Chinese regulators have asked some banks not to withhold loans to embattled asset management giant China Huarong Asset Management Co, as part of the supportive measures to stabilize its c
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Dollar heads for second weekly loss on Fed’s lower-for-longer stance

The dollar headed for its worst back-to-back weekly drop this year amid an extended retreat in Treasury yields as investors increasingly bought into the Federal Reserve’s insistence of

Wanted in Hollywood: COVID-19 consultants to help keep sets safe

Along with hair stylists, camera operators and the hundreds of others who make magic happen for TV and film, Hollywood is counting on a new supporting member for future productions: COVID-

NHL players call for change after death of unarmed black man

A number of NHL players have voiced a call to stand together for change amid fiery clashes between police and protesters over last week’s death of a black man shown on video gasping

NBA great Michael Jordan speaks out on death of George Floyd: ‘We have had enough’

Basketball great Michael Jordan voiced outrage on Sunday over the death of George Floyd, a black man shown on video gasping for breath as a white policeman knelt on his neck in Minneapolis

Hamilton criticises F1 for staying silent on Floyd death

Six times Formula One motor racing champion Lewis Hamilton has criticised his sport for its silence on the killing of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died after a white U.S. police

Golf: Singh pulls out of developmental tour event after criticism

Former world number one Vijay Singh, who drew criticism for signing up for a tournament on the developmental Korn Ferry Tour (KFT), has since decided not to play the event, the PGA Tour sa

Elite sport to get exemptions from British quarantine rules: report

British quarantine rules are set to be relaxed for elite sport in a boost for soccer clubs in European competition and Formula One’s plans for races at Silverstone, the Times reporte

Soccer: Hat-trick hero Sancho wears ‘Justice for George Floyd’ shirt

Borussia Dortmund players Jadon Sancho and Achraf Hakimi became the latest athletes to join a chorus of outrage over the death of a black man in Minneapolis by wearing shirts with the mess

Mercedes set to oppose F1 reverse grid qualifying race plan

A Formula One proposal for an experimental reverse-grid qualifying race when Austria hosts two grands prix in July looks unlikely to be accepted due to opposition from champions Mercedes.

Alpine skiing: Faced with tragedy, Shiffrin chooses to give back

This year has been difficult for athletes but few have had a harder time than Olympic champion ski racer Mikaela Shiffrin. FILE PHOTO: Alpine Skiing - FIS Ski World Cup - Women's Slalom

Asia’s factory pain worsens as China’s recovery fails to lift demand

Asia’s factory pain deepened in May as the slump in global trade caused by the coronavirus pandemic worsened, with export powerhouses Japan and South Korea suffering the sharpest dec

Asia stocks reach 3-month peaks, resilient to U.S. riots

Asian shares pushed to three-month highs on Monday as progress on opening up economies helped offset jitters over riots in U.S. cities and unease over Washington’s power struggle wit

Oil prices slip as wary traders eye upcoming OPEC+ meeting

Oil prices fell nearly 1% on Monday as traders hedged bets with the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) considering meeting as soon as this week to discuss whether to

Retailers already hit by coronavirus board up as U.S. protests rage

Target Corp and Walmart said on Sunday they shuttered stores across the United States as retailers already reeling from closures because of the coronavirus pandemic shut outlets amid prote

Delta, union working to avoid furloughs of 2,300 pilots

Delta Air Lines Inc (DAL.N) and its pilots union said on Sunday they are working to avoid furloughs of roughly 2,300 pilots following a reshuffling process meant to match staffing to summe

Coty to appoint Chairman Peter Harf as its new CEO: WSJ

Coty Inc (COTY.N) is set to announce that Peter Harf, its current chairman, will become the cosmetics company’s new chief executive officer, replacing Pierre Laubies, the Wall Street

Amazon’s Jeff Bezos invests in UK digital freight forwarder Beacon

Amazon.com Inc Chief Executive Jeff Bezos has picked British startup Beacon, a digital freight forwarder, for his latest investment. Beacon said on Sunday it raised over $15 million in

Exclusive: Mexican broadcaster Televisa to launch mobile phone service, challenging Slim

Mexican broadcaster Televisa said on Sunday it will start offering mobile phone service, a bid to challenge billionaire Carlos Slim’s America Movil, which has long dominated the coun

Embraer negotiating $600 million bank financing for exports

Brazilian planemaker Embraer SA (EMBR3.SA), the world’s third largest commercial jet builder, should obtain $600 million in credit lines from Brazil’s state development bank BN

Russia has no objection to earlier OPEC+ meeting: sources

Russia has no objection to the next meeting of OPEC and its allies, known as OPEC+, being brought forward to June 4 from the following week, three OPEC+ sources familiar with the meeting&r

Democrat Biden visits site of police brutality protest in Delaware

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Sunday toured the site of one of the protests that ripped through U.S. cities overnight and called for protesters against police brutality no

Biden staff donate to group that pays bail in riot-torn Minneapolis

Campaign staff for Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden are advertising their donations to a group that pays bail fees in Minneapolis after the city’s police jailed people pro

Biden urged to pick black VP, not Klobuchar as Minneapolis killing stokes racial tensions

Joe Biden is facing fresh calls to choose a black woman for his running mate amid rising racial tensions after this week’s videotaped killing of an unarmed black man by a white Minne

Sen. Cruz seeks federal Twitter probe as Trump feuds with company

U.S. Senator Ted Cruz on Friday urged the Treasury and Justice Departments to investigate whether Twitter, which is embroiled in a feud with the White House, is violating U.S. law by letti

Florida governor asks court to stay felon voting ruling

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis gave notice on Friday that he will appeal a federal judge’s decision on voting rights for felons, while asking for a stay on the ruling that appeared to

House Democrats launch inquiry into Medicare stimulus payouts

Two U.S. House of Representatives Democrats on Friday launched an inquiry into whether the Health and Human Services Department misdirected billions of dollars in coronavirus stimulus mone

Young Minneapolis mayor in spotlight after police killing, protests

Shaken and angry, Minneapolis’ telegenic young mayor stood in front of television cameras over and over this week - first to decry the police killing of George Floyd, and on Friday t

Trump ex-adviser Flynn asked Russia to avoid ‘tit-for-tat,’ new transcript shows

U.S. President Donald Trump’s former adviser Michael Flynn asked Russia’s ambassador to help avoid an escalation in diplomatic sanctions during a call between Trump’s ele

Trump orders his administration to begin eliminating Hong Kong privileges

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he was directing his administration to begin the process of eliminating special treatment for Hong Kong, in response to China’s plans to im

U.S. senators urge probe of TikTok on children’s privacy

Four U.S. senators, including a China hawk, urged the Federal Trade Commission on Friday to investigate allegations that the popular video app TikTok violated a consent decree protecting c

Australia’s stalled migrant boom derails golden economic run

Australia’s three decades of uninterrupted prosperity are coming to an abrupt end as the global coronavirus pandemic crashes one of its most lucrative sources of income – immig

Bolsonaro joins rally against Brazil’s top court; judge warns democracy at risk

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro joined a rally on Sunday on horseback as supporters urged the closing of the Supreme Court for investigating the right-wing leader, as one of its justice

Armed bandits kill at least 18 in Nigeria’s Katsina state

Armed bandits in Nigeria’s northwestern state of Katsina killed at least 18 people, including a local official, and stole thousands of livestock on Sunday, two witnesses and a police

Queen Elizabeth back in the saddle as British lockdown eases

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth was photographed riding a 14-year-old Fell pony in Windsor Home Park on Sunday as the country eases stringent measures to stop the spread of the novel coron

U.S. sends Brazil 2 million doses of hydroxychloroquine, drug touted by Trump

The United States has supplied Brazil with 2 million doses of hydroxychloroquine for use against the coronavirus, the two governments said on Sunday, despite medical warnings about risks a

Tropical Storm Amanda kills at least seven people in El Salvador

Tropical Storm Amanda has killed at least seven people in El Salvador as heavy rains made rivers overflow, flooded city streets and produced landslides, Interior Minister Mario Duran said

Hundreds attend funeral of Palestinian shot by Israeli police

Hundreds of people attended the funeral on Sunday of a Palestinian who was fatally shot by Israeli police in an incident for which Israel’s new defense minister later apologized. A

Civilians killed as park hit by shelling in Libyan capital

A grassy area used as a park in the Libyan capital Tripoli was hit by shelling on Sunday that left five people dead and 12 others wounded, an official and a medic said. The incident high

Lebanon must turn reform ideas into reality, U.S. ambassador says

The Lebanese government must turn its reform ideas into reality and take concrete steps to win international support, the U.S. ambassador said in an interview broadcast on Sunday. Doroth

Hundreds of protesters rally in London, Berlin over U.S. death

Hundreds of people protested in London and Berlin on Sunday in solidarity with demonstrations in the United States over the death of a black man shown on video gasping for breath as a whit

Netease aims to raise $2-$3 billion in Hong Kong listing

Chinese tech group Netease Inc aims to raise between $2 and $3 billion in one of the largest equity deals so far this year when it launches a secondary listing in Hong Kong on Monday, said

SpaceX Crew Dragon delivers two NASA astronauts to International Space Station

Nearly 24 hours after launching from Florida, SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule delivered NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley to the International Space Station on Sunday, marking

Amazon’s Jeff Bezos invests in UK digital freight forwarder Beacon

Amazon.com Inc Chief Executive Jeff Bezos has picked British startup Beacon, a digital freight forwarder, for his latest investment. Beacon said on Sunday it raised over $15 million in

NASA resumes human spaceflight from U.S. soil with historic SpaceX launch

SpaceX, the private rocket company of billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk, launched two Americans into orbit from Florida on Saturday in a landmark mission marking the first spaceflight of

Russia applauds SpaceX launch but calls Trump’s reaction ‘hysteria’

Russia’s space agency criticised U.S. President Donald Trump’s “hysteria” about the first spaceflight of NASA astronauts from U.S. soil in nine years, but also said

Exclusive: Mexican broadcaster Televisa to launch mobile phone service, challenging Slim

Mexican broadcaster Televisa said on Sunday it will start offering mobile phone service, a bid to challenge billionaire Carlos Slim’s America Movil, which has long dominated the coun

Exclusive: Zoom plans to roll out strong encryption for paying customers

Video conferencing provider Zoom (ZM.O) plans to strengthen encryption of video calls hosted by paying clients and institutions such as schools, but not by users of its free consumer accou

Amazon removes racist messages after they appear on some product listings

Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) said it was removing certain images after messages using extremely strong racist abuse appeared on some listings on its UK website when users searched for Apple&rsq

With fact-checks, Twitter takes on a new kind of task

In addition to disputing misleading claims made by U.S. President Donald Trump about mail-in ballots this week, Twitter has added fact-checking labels to thousands of other tweets since in
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