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 2020-05-29 20:33 

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Washington, D.C., will cut speed limit on residential streets to 20 mph...

The mayor of the U.S. capital said Friday Washington D.C. will reduce the speed limit on most local city streets by 20% to 20 miles per hour starting June 1 in a bid to reduce pedestrian deaths....

 2020-05-29 20:32 

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Factbox: Where protests are expected following Minneapolis 'I can't breathe' death...

The killing of George Floyd, a Minneapolis black man who died after being pinned by the neck by a white police officer's knee, has triggered a wave of protests across the country, with more demonstrations expected on Friday....

 2020-05-29 20:31 

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JPMorgan CEO: events in Minneapolis are 'terrible ... tragic and heartbreaking' - memo...

JPMorgan Chase & Co Chief Executive Officer Jamie Dimon called the events in the U.S. city of Minneapolis this week "terrible ... tragic and heartbreaking" in an internal memo sent to staff on Friday that was seen by Reuters....

 2020-05-29 20:27 

Reuters

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Prototype of new SpaceX rocket Starship explodes on Texas test pad...

A prototype of SpaceX's upcoming heavy-lift rocket, Starship, exploded on Friday during ground tests in south Texas as Elon Musk's space company pursued an aggressive development schedule to fly the launch vehicle for the first time....

 2020-05-29 20:10 

Reuters

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Egypt confirms new daily record of 1,289 new coronavirus cases...

Egypt registered 1,289 new coronavirus cases and 34 deaths, the health ministry said on Friday, marking another record of daily increases on both counts despite stricter curfew rules....

 2020-05-29 19:59 

Reuters

[ UK ]

Florida officials approve Walt Disney World reopening plans...

Florida officials have approved plans for a phased reopening of Walt Disney World in Orlando starting on July 11, according to a memo from a state agency released on Friday....

 2020-05-29 19:58 

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FOREX-Dollar weak vs. euro as month-end flows weigh...

The dollar edged lower against the euro on Friday, hurt by month-end flows and as the common currency continued to enjoy a boost from the European Union's recently announced plan to prop up the bloc's coronavirus-hit economies with a 750 billion-e...

 2020-05-29 19:58 

Reuters

[ UK ]

FOREX-Dollar weak vs. euro as month-end flows weigh...

The dollar edged lower against the euro on Friday, hurt by month-end flows and as the common currency continued to enjoy a boost from the European Union's recently announced plan to prop up the bloc's coronavirus-hit economies with a 750 billion-e...

 2020-05-29 19:57 

Reuters

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Motor racing-Mercedes has 'clear intention' to continue in F1 for years...

Mercedes plans to stay in Formula One for years to come, parent company Daimler has said after renewed speculation about the world champions' future and the intentions of team principal Toto Wolff....

 2020-05-29 19:56 

Reuters

[ UK ]

Oil surges 5% on U.S.-China trade optimism, falling crude output...

Oil prices soared on Friday, with U.S. futures closing out May with record monthly gains, on hopes that the U.S.-China trade deal would remain intact and on falling crude production....

 2020-05-29 19:56 

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Brazil restricts bank dividends, management pay through to December...
 2020-05-29 19:56 

Reuters

[ UK ]

Brazil restricts bank dividends, management pay through to December...

Brazil's National Monetary Council on Friday extended caps on banks increasing dividends and senior staff pay through the end of the year, its latest effort to boost the flow of credit in an economy under increasing strain from the coronavirus pandemi...

 2020-05-29 19:56 

Reuters

Saudi Arabia transferred $25 bln to sovereign fund PIF in April - official...

Saudi Arabia's foreign reserves are expected to drop in April at about the same rate as in March, as the government transferred $25 billion to the kingdom's sovereign wealth fund, Public Investment Fund (PIF), to finance overseas investments, a fi...

 2020-05-29 19:56 

Reuters

[ UK ]

Saudi Arabia transferred $25 bln to sovereign fund PIF in April - official...

Saudi Arabia's foreign reserves are expected to drop in April at about the same rate as in March, as the government transferred $25 billion to the kingdom's sovereign wealth fund, Public Investment Fund (PIF), to finance overseas investments, a fi...

 2020-05-29 19:55 

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TREASURIES-Yields fall as Trump leaves U.S., China trade deal untouched...
 2020-05-29 19:55 

Reuters

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TREASURIES-Yields fall as Trump leaves U.S., China trade deal untouched...

U.S. Treasury yields fell onFriday after President Donald Trump appeared to keep the tradedeal between the United States and China intact, but said hewould begin the process of eliminating special treatment forHong Kong. Investors are worried that escalat...

 2020-05-29 19:55 

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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 children's privacy.'...

 2020-05-29 19:55 

Reuters

[ UK ]

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 children's privacy....

 2020-05-29 19:55 

Reuters

Oil surges 5% on U.S.-China trade optimism, falling crude output...

Oil prices soared on Friday, with U.S. futures closing out May with record monthly gains, on hopes that the U.S.-China trade deal would remain intact and on falling crude production.'...

 2020-05-29 19:55 

Reuters

[ UK ]

Oil surges 5% on U.S.-China trade optimism, falling crude output...

Oil prices were mixed on Friday, but were closing out the month with strong gains, bolstered growing fuel demand even as investors worried about worsening Washington-Beijing relations....

 2020-05-29 19:55 

Reuters

[ UK ]

Stocks pare losses after Trump's Hong Kong response...

Global stocks fell while bonds and the euro climbed on Friday as investors turned cautious over China's national security law on Hong Kong, but U.S. stocks pared earlier losses after President Trump did not announce any new retaliatory tariffs....

 2020-05-29 19:54 

Reuters

[ World ]

Belgium to restart cross-border family visits from May 30...

Belgium will allow cross-border travel to visit family members in neighbouring countries from Saturday, in a slight easing of travel restrictions imposed to curb the coronavirus, the interior minister said on Friday....

 2020-05-29 19:53 

Reuters

[ UK ]

Speculators lift short dollar bets to $8.60 bln, CFTC data, Reuters calculations show...

Speculators' net bearish bets on the U.S. dollar increased in the latest week, according to calculations by Reuters and U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission data released on Friday....

 2020-05-29 19:52 

Reuters

[ Health ]

Trump says terminating U.S. relationship with World Health Organization over virus...

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said he is terminating the U.S. relationship with the World Health Organization over its handling of the coronavirus, saying the WHO had essentially become a puppet organization of China....

 2020-05-29 19:52 

Reuters

[ World ]

Trump says terminating U.S. relationship with World Health Organization over virus...

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said he is terminating the U.S. relationship with the World Health Organization over its handling of the coronavirus, saying the WHO had essentially become a puppet organization of China....

 2020-05-29 19:52 

Reuters

[ UK ]

Trump says terminating U.S. relationship with World Health Organization over virus...

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said he is terminating the U.S. relationship with the World Health Organization over its handling of the coronavirus, saying the WHO had essentially become a puppet organization of China....

 2020-05-29 19:50 

Reuters

[ UK ]

Move over James Bond; India returns alleged bird spy to Pakistan...

Indian police have released a pigeon belonging to a Pakistani fisherman after a probe found that the bird, which had flown across the contentious border between the nuclear-armed nations, was not a spy, two officials said on Friday....

 2020-05-29 19:49 

Reuters

[ World ]

PGA Tour Canada cancels 2020 season due to COVID-19...

The Mackenzie Tour-PGA Tour Canada said on Friday it had decided to cancel its 2020 season due to border restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic that also requires mandatory quarantines for those entering the country....

 2020-05-29 19:47 

Reuters

Argentine bonds up 3.5% after new debt restructuring proposals unveiled...

Argentine over the counter bonds ended 3.5% higher on Friday after new debt restructuring proposals from the government and its creditors were unveiled. (Reporting by Walter Bianchi; Editing by Sandra Maler)'...

 2020-05-29 19:47 

Reuters

[ UK ]

Argentine bonds up 3.5% after new debt restructuring proposals unveiled...

Argentine over the counter bonds ended 3.5% higher on Friday after new debt restructuring proposals from the government and its creditors were unveiled. (Reporting by Walter Bianchi; Editing by Sandra Maler)...

 2020-05-29 19:46 

Reuters

[ Health ]

Coronavirus infection rate may shift toward younger ages; death risk higher in cancer patients...

The following is a brief roundup of some of the latest scientific studies on the novel coronavirus and efforts to find treatments and vaccines for COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus....

 2020-05-29 19:46 

Reuters

[ UK ]

Coronavirus infection rate may shift toward younger ages; death risk higher in cancer patients...

The following is a brief roundup of some of the latest scientific studies on the novel coronavirus and efforts to find treatments and vaccines for COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus....

 2020-05-29 19:46 

Reuters

[ UK ]

Trump says terminating U.S. relationship with World Health Organization over virus...

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said he is terminating the U.S. relationship with the World Health Organization over its handling of the coronavirus, saying the WHO had essentially become a puppet organization of China....

 2020-05-29 19:46 

Reuters

Stocks pare losses after Trump's Hong Kong response...

Global stocks fell while bonds and the euro climbed on Friday as investors turned cautious over China's national security law on Hong Kong, but U.S. stocks pared earlier losses after President Trump did not announce any new retaliatory tariffs.'...

 2020-05-29 19:46 

Reuters

[ UK ]

Stocks pare losses after Trump's Hong Kong response...

Global stocks fell and safe havens such as bonds and the Japanese yen rallied on Friday as investors awaited Washington's response to China's national security law on Hong Kong amid rising tensions between the world's two biggest economies....

 2020-05-29 19:46 

Reuters

Golf-PGA Tour Canada cancels 2020 season due to COVID-19...
 2020-05-29 19:46 

Reuters

[ UK ]

Golf-PGA Tour Canada cancels 2020 season due to COVID-19...

The Mackenzie Tour-PGA Tour Canada said on Friday it had decided to cancel its 2020 season due to border restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic that also requires mandatory quarantines for those entering the country....

 2020-05-29 19:46 

Reuters

[ UK ]

Golf-PGA Tour Canada cancels 2020 season due to COVID-19...

The Mackenzie Tour-PGA Tour Canada said on Friday it had decided to cancel its 2020 season due to border restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic that also requires mandatory quarantines for those entering the country....

 2020-05-29 19:46 

Reuters

Chilean student hits the roof for online classes during pandemic...

To keep from falling behind in her studies amid the coronavirus pandemic, first-year Chilean college student Paulina Romero climbs onto her roof each day in search of a cell signal strong enough to transmit her online classes.'...

 2020-05-29 19:45 

Reuters

UPDATE 8-Oil surges 5% on U.S.-China trade optimism, falling crude output...
 2020-05-29 19:44 

Reuters

[ US ]

Florida officials approve Walt Disney World reopening plans...

Florida officials have approved plans for a phased reopening of Walt Disney World in Orlando starting on July 11, according to a memo from a state agency released on Friday....

 2020-05-29 19:44 

Reuters

EMERGING MARKETS-Latam assets slip on China-U.S. tensions, but gain in May...
 2020-05-29 19:44 

Reuters

[ UK ]

EMERGING MARKETS-Latam assets slip on China-U.S. tensions, but gain in May...

Most Latin American stocks and currenciesdeclined on Friday after the United States outlined its responseto China's security law on Hong Kong, but were up for the monthon optimism about major economies emerging from coronaviruslockdowns. U.S. Presiden...

 2020-05-29 19:44 

Reuters

Chilean regulator approves Uber's purchase of Cornershop: statement...

Chile's antitrust regulator said on Friday it had approved "without conditions" Uber's purchase of Chilean online grocery provider Cornershop, clearing a key hurtle for the ride-hailing company as it seeks to expand into the delivery of gr...

 2020-05-29 19:44 

Reuters

[ UK ]

Chilean regulator approves Uber's purchase of Cornershop: statement...

Chiles FNE antitrust regulator said on Friday it had approved...

 2020-05-29 19:44 

Reuters

[ UK ]

Soccer-Red Star crowned champions as Serbian league restarts...

Red Star Belgrade clinched their third successive and a record-extending 31st league title with a 5-0 win at city rivals Rad on Friday as Serbia's first division resumed after it was halted due to the COVID-19 pandemic in mid-March....

 2020-05-29 19:44 

Reuters

Ethiopian security forces accused of 39 extrajudicial killings...

Ethiopian security forces in the Oromiya region have executed 39 opposition supporters and arrested at least 10,000 others accused of being members of an armed group since early 2019, Amnesty International said on Friday.'...

 2020-05-29 19:43 

Reuters

[ UK ]

Exclusive: U.S. warns governments, firms against aiding Iran fuel shipments to Venezuela - envoy...

Seeking to deter further shipments of Iranian fuel to Venezuela, the Trump administration has quietly warned foreign governments, seaports, shipping companies and insurers that they could face stiff U.S. sanctions if they aid the tanker flotilla, the U.S....

 2020-05-29 19:43 

Reuters

COVID SCIENCE-Coronavirus infection rate may shift toward younger ages; death risk higher in cancer patients...
 2020-05-29 19:43 

Reuters

[ UK ]

COVID SCIENCE-Coronavirus infection rate may shift toward younger ages; death risk higher in cancer patients...

The following is a brief roundup of some of the latest scientific studies on the novel coronavirus and efforts to find treatments and vaccines for COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus....

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