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 2020-06-03 21:46 

Jakarta Post

SOEs in dark over fundraising despite government guarantees...

The state will grant investment guarantees to several state-owned companies, including Garuda Indonesia and Krakatau Steel....

 2020-06-03 21:45 

Jakarta Post

Pertamina Foundation gives grants to over 200 university students nationwide...

Beasiswa Sobat Bumi Pertamina (Pertamina Friends of the Earth Grant) has announced 285 recipients of the 2020 grants. They are students from 25 universities nationwide....

 2020-06-03 21:45 

Jakarta Post

Protests over George Floyd's death expose raw race relations worldwide...

Images of a white police officer kneeling on the neck of African-American George Floyd, who then died, have sparked protests from Amsterdam to Nairobi, but they also expose deeper grievances among demonstrators over strained race relations in their own co...

 2020-06-03 21:30 

Jakarta Post

Tropical Storm Amanda death toll rises to 26 in Central America...

The death toll from Tropical Storm Amanda in Central America rose to 26 even as a new storm was forming in the Gulf of Mexico, reports said on Tuesday....

 2020-06-03 21:22 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

PSEi shoots past 6,200, highest since March...

The local stock barometer surged to the 6,200 mark on Wednesday, hitting its highest level since the number of new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases began to rise in the country in March, as investors welcomed the reopening of Metro Manila to business....

 2020-06-03 21:20 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

Aboitiz group moves to help stimulate economic activity...

The Aboitiz group has vowed to sustain the economic "lifeline" extended to customers and partners in its eco-system even if the government started easing lockdown protocols in Metro Manila and other key regions this month. This is to ensure the un...

 2020-06-03 21:19 

Channel NewsAsia

Dow ends up 2.1%, extending rally on recovery hopes...

NEW YORK: Wall Street stocks surged on Wednesday (Jun 3), again betting on an economic rebound in the United States following coronavirus ......

 2020-06-03 21:18 

ABS-CBN

Mga pagupitan, beauty salon sa Lipa, naghahanda na para sa balik-operasyon...

Ilang mga pagupitan at beauty salon sa Lipa City, Batangas ang naghahanda na sa kanilang pagbabalik sa operasyon sa ilalim ng general community quarantine....

 2020-06-03 21:16 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

Disciplining with dignity...

Staying home, physical distancing, washing hands—the pandemic has spawned many rules. Math reveals why these are needed to minimize infection rates (See "The math behind the virus' dangerous spread," May 21), while science searches for a...

 2020-06-03 21:14 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

Airlines seek clarity in LGU, gov't rules...

Philippine carriers are set to meet with key national and local government officials on Friday to iron out confusing regulations that greeted them after strict lockdown rules were lifted over their main hub in Metro Manila on June 1. Instead of a smooth r...

 2020-06-03 21:12 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

PayMaya tapped to distribute aid to vulnerable...

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has tapped digital payments company PayMaya to distribute financial aid to beneficiaries of the Assistance to Individuals in Crisis Situation (AICS). The AICS program allows indigent, marginalized, p...

 2020-06-03 21:11 

ABS-CBN

The ANC Brief: Filipino citizen...

ABS-CBN chairman emeritus Eugenio "Gabby" Lopez III appeared at a congressional hearing on the network's franchise to answer questions on his citizenship. Here are the stories making the headlines on ANC today....

 2020-06-03 21:10 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

Ayala acquiring Australian renewable energy firm...

An affiliate of AC Energy Inc. has acquired a 12.8-percent stake in Australian renewables firm Infigen Energy Ltd. through a deal worth about P3.12 billion in the latest of the Ayala group's overseas expansion moves. AC Energy-controlled UAC Energy In...

 2020-06-03 21:10 

Channel NewsAsia

Anger and sadness as Londoners protest George Floyd killing...

LONDON: There was solidarity, sadness and anger in London on Wednesday (Jun 3) as thousands of mostly young people gathered to protest the death ......

 2020-06-03 21:10 

Jakarta Post

ASEAN chair Vietnam proposes face-to-face summit in June: RI Foreign Ministry...

Should a face-to-face meeting be realized for the 36th ASEAN Summit instead of a virtual one it is expected to be held on June 27 and 28 in Da Nang, a coastal city in the southeastern part of Vietnam....

 2020-06-03 21:09 

ABS-CBN

Filipino community in Hong Kong now COVID-19-free, DFA undersecretary says...

The Filipino community in Hong Kong is now COVID-19-free, a Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) undersecretary said early Thursday....

 2020-06-03 21:09 

Jakarta Post

Global airport group says pandemic safety rules to lengthen pre-departure waits...

New global guidelines featuring physical distancing to restart aviation safely during the coronavirus pandemic could add up to two hours of pre-departure time for passengers at some airports during peak hours, the head of an international airports group s...

 2020-06-03 21:05 

Jakarta Post

Asian football getting 'closer' to return, official says...

Asias Champions League is getting closer to a return but it will have to wait until domestic competitions are back in action, a senior football official told AFP on Wednesday....

 2020-06-03 21:04 

ABS-CBN

6 bagong kaso ng COVID-19 naitala sa Negros Oriental...

Nagtala ng 6 bagong kaso ng coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) sa Negros Oriental ngayong Miyerkoles....

 2020-06-03 21:03 

Jakarta Post

Govt delays import reduction deadline amid COVID-19...

Industry Minister Agus Gumiwang Kartasasmita told journalists that the ministry had decided to delay the deadline to reduce imports by 35 percent from 2021 to 2022....

 2020-06-03 21:02 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

'Unparalleled decline' in energy investment seen...

Annual global energy investments are primed for an "unparalleled decline" of 20 percent, or by $400 billion, in 2020 due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA). Based on the Paris-based I...

 2020-06-03 21:02 

Channel NewsAsia

Football: Eintracht thumping sends Bremen further into relegation mire...

BERLIN: Werder Bremen's fight against relegation from the Bundesliga faltered on Wednesday after a 3-0 home defeat by Eintracht Frankfurt that ......

 2020-06-03 21:00 

Channel NewsAsia

Mercedes F1 boss backs Hamilton on racial injustice...

Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff has given six-times Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton his full backing for the passionate condemnation of racial ......

 2020-06-03 21:00 

Jakarta Post

Health workers, slum dwellers face housing bias as lockdowns lift...

The easing of coronavirus lockdowns in cities around the world could lead to a rise in evictions of slum dwellers, housing experts warned on Wednesday, with healthcare workers and migrants also facing difficulties finding homes....

 2020-06-03 20:52 

Jakarta Post

Greater Tangerang extends PSBB, requires permit for intercity travel...

Residents of the region and Greater Jakarta identity card holders traveling within Greater Jakarta are not required to obtain an exit and entry permit (SIKM)....

 2020-06-03 20:50 

The Strait Times

Protesters throw Molotov cocktails at Athens rally over George Floyd death...

ATHENS (AFP) - Protesters threw Molotov cocktails at Greek riot police who responded with tear gas at a rally in Athens on Wednesday (June 3) against racism and police violence galvanised by roiling demonstrations across the US.. Read more at straitstimes...

 2020-06-03 20:45 

Channel NewsAsia

Uber signals recovery in rides as lockdown restrictions ease...

Uber Technologies Inc said on Wednesday trip requests were gradually picking up, but still remained significantly below prior year levels, as ......

 2020-06-03 20:45 

Jakarta Post

Black and Asian people in England more likely to die from COVID-19, says report...

Black and Asian people in England are up to 50% more likely to die after becoming infected with COVID-19, an official study said on Tuesday, putting pressure on the government to outline plans to protect the most at-risk communities....

 2020-06-03 20:44 

The Strait Times

Football: Ilsanker brace for Eintracht keeps Bremen in drop zone...

BREMEN, GERMANY (REUTERS) - Eintracht Frankfurt substitute Stefan Ilsanker scored twice in 10 minutes to complete a 3-0 win away to Werder Bremen, who stayed in the Bundesliga drop zone on Wednesday (June 3) as their dismal home record continued.. Read mo...

 2020-06-03 20:40 

Jakarta Post

Traps snare three endangered leopards in Sri Lanka...

Two endangered leopards -- including a rare black one -- have been killed by snares in Sri Lanka in less than a week, sparking calls for authorities to crack down harder on the cruel traps....

 2020-06-03 20:35 

The Strait Times

China-EU summit in Germany postponed due to coronavirus...

BERLIN (REUTERS) - A summit planned for September in Leipzig, Germany, between China and the European Union has been postponed because of the coronavirus, the German government said on Wednesday (June 3).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-06-03 20:30 

Channel NewsAsia

German police identify 'murder' suspect in Madeleine McCann case...

BERLIN: Police revealed on Wednesday (Jun 3) they have identified a new suspect in the disappearance of British girl Madeleine McCann in 2007, ......

 2020-06-03 20:30 

Jakarta Post

As crops fail, Indonesia's Sumba seeks lifeline in weaving, fishing...

On Indonesias Sumba island, the motifs displayed on traditional textiles produced by its weavers often depict animals, including the areas famed Sandalwood breed of horses....

 2020-06-03 20:28 

The Strait Times

Football: Portuguese league returns after coronavirus lockdown...

LISBON (AFP) - The Portuguese Primeira Liga became the second top European football league to return on Wednesday (June 3) following the coronavirus lockdown as Portimonense beat Gil Vicente.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-06-03 20:25 

Channel NewsAsia

Amazon leases 12 aircraft to bolster air cargo fleet...

Amazon.com Inc said on Wednesday that it leased 12 Boeing 767-300 converted cargo aircraft from Air Transport Services Group, bringing its total ......

 2020-06-03 20:21 

Jakarta Post

Hikers set up camp in Bogor despite COVID-19 restrictions...

A viral photo on social media showed a large number of tents erected by hikers at Alas Bandawasa Hill in Cigombong in Bogor regency....

 2020-06-03 20:18 

Channel NewsAsia

Confusion, long lines at some poll sites as eight US states vote during COVID-19...

WASHINGTON, DC: Confusion, complaints of missing mail-in ballots and long lines at some polling centres marred primary elections on Tuesday in ......

 2020-06-03 20:15 

Channel NewsAsia

Norris drives an F3 car ahead of F1 return...

After COVID-19 lockdown and months of virtual racing, McLaren's Lando Norris has got behind the wheel for real by taking a Formula Three car for a ......

 2020-06-03 20:15 

Jakarta Post

India's Modi gets Trump invite to attend G7 summit: Ministry...

Indias Prime Minister Narendra Modi has received an invitation from US President Donald Trump to attend the next Group of Seven summit, Indias Foreign Affairs Ministry said on Tuesday....

 2020-06-03 20:07 

Channel NewsAsia

Trump without side effects after two-week course of anti-malaria drug...

WASHINGTON, DC: US President Donald Trump had no side effects from a two-week course of hydroxychloroquine, an anti-malaria drug that can cause ......

 2020-06-03 20:07 

The Strait Times

Coronavirus: New York governor allows outdoor dining in phase two, jabs at Trump Bible photo...

NEW YORK (REUTERS) - New York will allow outdoor dining during phase two of reopening, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Wednesday (June 3), with restaurants in seven of 10 regions given the green light beginning on Thursday.. Read more at straitstimes.c...

 2020-06-03 20:05 

Jakarta Post

Arc de Triomphe to get posthumous Christo wrap in 2021...

Even after his death, artist Christos dream project of wrapping up Paris Arc de Triomphe in silvery-blue recyclable fabric will go ahead next year in line with his wishes, organizers said on Tuesday....

 2020-06-03 20:03 

Jakarta Post

Pertamina picks Siemens to supply machinery for Balikpapan refinery...

Indonesian state-owned oil and gas giant Pertamina has chosen German engineering company Siemens to supply key machinery for its oil refinery in Balikpapan, East Kalimantan....

 2020-06-03 20:02 

Jakarta Post

US protests defy curfews as Trump faces backlash for violent crackdown...

Standoffs between police and demonstrators stretched into the night in cities from New York to Los Angeles over the death of George Floyd, an unarmed African-American man whose killing has brought once-in-a-generation protests to the nation for the past w...

 2020-06-03 20:00 

The Strait Times

British business minister tested for Covid-19 after lawmakers return to parliament...

LONDON (REUTERS) - British business minister Alok Sharma has been tested for Covid-19 after feeling unwell in parliament on Wednesday (June 3), just a day after the government required hundreds of legislators to resume voting in person.. Read more at stra...

 2020-06-03 20:00 

Channel NewsAsia

US HR executives see working from home as part of new normal: survey...

More than three out of four U.S. human resource executives think more employees will continue to work from home even after the threat of the novel ......

 2020-06-03 20:00 

Jakarta Post

New Zealand could return to normal life as early as next week...

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Wednesday she could lift all social distancing measures to return the country to normal life, bar the international border closure, as early as next week....

 2020-06-03 19:50 

Channel NewsAsia

Delta will extend social distancing through Sept. 30...

Delta Air Lines Inc said on Wednesday it will extend social distancing measures on its flights through Sept. 30 and will block the selection of ......

 2020-06-03 19:45 

Jakarta Post

S. Korea says kids with suspected COVID-19 syndrome had another disease...

Two children suspected to be South Koreas first cases of a life-threatening syndrome linked with the coronavirus were found to have contracted Kawasaki disease, a similar but separate infection, health authorities said on Wednesday....

 2020-06-03 19:40 

Channel NewsAsia

US senators to announce sanctions bill on Russia's Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline...

Five U.S. senators are to announce legislation on Wednesday to expand sanctions on Russia's Nord Stream 2, a natural gas pipeline that would ......

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