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COVID-19 2nd wave would undermine recovery: US Fed chief

Washington, May 30 | US Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said that he was concerned about a second wave of COVID-19 infections, which he...

UK unveils plan to wind down COVID-19 furlough scheme

London, May 30 | UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced a plan to wind down the coronavirus furlough scheme as the country seeks to...

Spanish govt approves minimum income to fight poverty

Madrid, May 30 | The Spanish government has confirmed that it has approved a guaranteed minimum income aimed at dealing with extreme poverty and...

Russian fighter jets intercept US bombers

Moscow, May 30 | Russian fighter jets intercepted US Air Force B-1B strategic bombers over the neutral waters of the Black and Baltic Seas,...

Gwadar port to boost Pakistan-Afghanistan trade: Envoy

Islamabad, May 30 | Afghan Ambassador to Pakistan Atif Mashal said Islamabad's decision to allow Afghan traders to import goods via the Gwadar port...

Denmark to allow travels to Germany, Norway, Iceland

Copenhagen, May 30 | Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen announced the reopening of the country's borders for reciprocal holiday travel arrangements to Germany, Norway,...

Canadian economy sees worst quarterly performance since 2009

Ottawa, May 30 | Canada's national statistical agency said that the country's economy saw the worst quarterly performance since 2009 due to the COVID-19...

US personal spending plunges to record 13.6%

Washington, May 30 | US personal consumption expenditures (PCE) plunged to a record 13.6 per cent in April month-on-month amid widespread shutdowns triggered by...

HK Legco approves $696 mn bailout for Ocean Park

Hong Kong, May 30 | Hong Kong's Legislative Council (Legco) has approved the city government's proposed urgent bailout of HK$5.4 billion ($696 million) to...

Turkey’s mosques reopen as part of normalization

Ankara, May 30 | Mosques across Turkey have reopened after 74 days of closure as part of the normalization process amid a slowdown in...

Pakistan resumes int’l flight operations

Islamabad, May 30 | Pakistan has resumed its international flight operations after the government eased some of the restrictions imposed to curb the spread...

Global COVID-19 cases nearly 6 mn: Johns Hopkins

Washington, May 30 | The total number of global coronavirus cases was nearing the 6 million mark, while the deaths have surged to more...

S. Africa reports record daily increase in COVID-19 cases

Cape Town, May 30 | South Africa reported 1,837 new COVID-19 cases, the highest daily increase since the country confirmed its first case in...

Egypt sees highest single-day hike of COVID-19 deaths

Cairo, May 30 | Egypt registered 34 new COVID-19 fatalities, the highest single-day surge since the pandemic hit the country in mid-February, raising the...

Minneapolis imposes curfew amid violent protests over death of black man

Washington, May 30 | Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey announced a mandatory nighttime curfew following three straight nights of growing protests and violence in the...

Ex-officer charged with murder in Minneapolis

Washington, May 30 | A former Minneapolis police officer has been arrested and charged with murder and manslaughter following the death of an unarmed...

US stocks end mixed amid data

New York, May 30 | US stocks closed mixed as Wall Street pored through a slew of economic data.On Friday, the Dow Jones Industrial...

Inter-region movement in Italy expected to open

Rome, May 30 | Active coronavirus infections in Italy dropped to 46,175, after a decrease by 1,811 cases was registered over the 24 hours,...

UN chief stresses women’s role in peacekeeping

United Nations, May 30 | UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres stressed the important role of women in peacekeeping on the occasion of the International Day...

New York City ‘on track’ for 8 June reopening

New York, May 30 | New York City - the epicentre of the US outbreak - is "on track" to enter the first phase...

India in proposed UK alliance to curb telecom reliance on China

London, May 29 | The UK has pitched for the 'D10', a grouping of 10 democratic countries comprising the G7 and India, among others,...

Galaxy Note 20 may feature Exynos 992 SoC

Seoul, May 29 | South Korean tech giant Samsung is working on a new chipset called the Exynos 992 and now a new report...

Twitter targets Republicans, allows China to spread lies: Trump

San Francisco, May 29 | After issuing an executive order on social media, US President Donald Trump on Friday again accused Twitter of engaging...

Hizbul chief Syed Salahudin attacked in Islamabad, injured

By Sumit Kumar SinghNew Delhi, May 29 | Unable to carry out Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) diktat of creating unrest in Jammu and Kashmir...

Twitter gets pat on back, warnings after hiding Trump tweet

San Francisco, May 29 | After Twitter flagged a tweet by US President Donald Trump for violating its rules on glorification of violence, some...

Russia records 30% rise in daily COVID-19 deaths

Moscow, May 29 | Russias coronavirus death toll rose by 232 to 4,374 in the past 24 hours, a 30 per cent increase, the...

Russia Victory Day parade rehearsal to begin on June 8

Moscow, May 29 | Russias Defence Ministry has started preparing for the Victory Day parade in Moscow and the first rehearsal will take place...

Tokyo to ease more COVID-19 restrictions from June 1

Tokyo, May 29 | Tokyo authorities announced on Friday that the Japanese capital would enter the second phase of a plan to gradually ease...

UK proposes rights for HK passport holders

London, May 29 | The UK could offer British National (Overseas) passport holders in Hong Kong a path to UK citizenship if China does...

100 kids arrested over HK national anthem, security law unrest

Hong Kong, May 29 | Nearly 100 children were arrested during this week's protests in Hong Kong against China's plan to press ahead with...

Pak chicanery on Indian ‘Islamophobia’ checkmated at OIC meet (Ld)

Islamabad, May 29 | In a massive reverse for Pakistans Machiavellian manoeuvres, the UAE and Maldives slammed the door on a Pakistani attempt to...

N.Koreans charged with money laundering to support nuclear program

Seoul/Washington, May 29 | The US Justice Department has indicted more than 30 North Korean and Chinese individuals on charges of laundering at least...

S.Korea moves to limit classroom crowding

Seoul, May 29 | South Korea's government tightened up school quarantine and distancing rules on Friday as the novel coronavirus transmission in the greater...

Australians face fines for returning to workplaces

Canberra, May 29 | Australians in the state of Victoria could face fines if they return to their workplaces from June 1 under the...

Sri Lankan brewery resumes exports after 2 months

Colombo, May 29 | Sri Lanka's Lion Brewery has resumed exports after the island nation eased a two-month lockdown imposed due to the COVID-19...

Pak chicanery on Indian Islamophobia checkmated at OIC meet

Islamabad, May 29 | In a massive reverse for Pakistans Machiavellian manoeuvres, the UAE and Maldives slammed the door on a Pakistani attempt to...

People with intellectual disabilities at high Covid-19 death risk

New York, May 29 | In first-of-its-kind study, researchers have claimed that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) are more likely to die...

HK’s Lam reiterates support for national security law

Hong Kong, May 29 | Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam on Friday reiterated her support for the new security law approved by Beijing,...

Pak SC to hear Daniel Pearl murder case on June 1

islamabad, May 29 | The Pakistan Supreme Court has fixed the hearing of the murder case of American journalist Daniel Pearl for June 1,...

Crashed PIA plane’s cockpit voice recorder found

Karachi, May 29 | The cockpit voice recorder of the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane which crashed in Karachi on May 22 killing 97...

Facebook, Twitter slam Trump’s executive order on social media

San Francisco, May 29 | Far from expanding the scope of free speech online, US President Donald Trump's executive order on "preventing online censorship"...

Bangladesh to resume domestic flights on June 1

Dhaka, May 29 | The Bangladesh government has allowed domestic flights to resume in a reduced capacity from June 1 after grounding them for...

White House won’t release economic projections this summer

Washington, May 29 | White House officials have decided not to release updated economic projections this summer, breaking from precedent as the US economy...

No immediate plan to go for stricter lockdown: Pak govt

Islamabad, May 29 | The Pakistan government has said that it has no immediate plan to go for a stricter lockdown, despite thousands of...

Nepal govt targets 7% growth next fiscal year

Kathmandu, May 29 | The Nepal government has targeted the economic growth of 7 per cent in the next fiscal year 2020-21 despite the...

40 arrested in NYC over protests against black man’s death

New York, May 29 | At least 40 people were arrested in New York City as people took to the streets to protest against...

Aus court allows release of Queen Elizabeth II’s letters

Canberra, May 29 | An Australian court on Friday ruled in favour of historian Jenny Hocking and allowed her access to letters between Queen...

Aus zoo keeper mauled by lion, critical

Sydney, May 29 | An Australian zookeeper has sustained critical injuries to her head and neck after being mauled by a lion at a...

Minnesota declares emergency over protests against black man’s death

Washington, May 29 | Minnesota Governor Tim Walz has declared a state of emergency and activated the National Guard to restore order after protests...

Business

Microsoft cuts editorial staff, to replace them with AI: Report

Seattle, May 30 | Microsoft is reportedly laying off at least 50 news production workers and replacing them with artificial intelligence (AI)-based algorithms to...