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    Hong Kong leader accuses US of double standards

    Agence France-Presse . Hong Kong | Updated at 09:55pm on June 02, 2020

    Hong Kong’s leader accused the United States on Tuesday of applying ‘double standards’ in its response to violent protests as she warned Washington’s plan to...

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    UN chief calls for probe, EU shocked

    Agence France-Presse . United Nations | Updated at 09:52pm on June 02, 2020

    UN secretary general Antonio Guterres urged restraint by US authorities toward protestors and believes allegations of police violence should be investigated, his spokesperson said Monday...

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    Trudeau rejects inviting Russia to G7 summit

    Agence France-Presse . Ottawa | Updated at 09:48pm on June 02, 2020

    Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau on Monday rejected Russia’s participation in a coming summit of the G7 nations, despite host US president Donald Trump wanting...

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    Trump for military mobilisation against US protests

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 11:07am on June 02, 2020

    President Donald Trump vowed to order a military crackdown on once-in-a-generation violent protests gripping the United States, saying he was sending thousands of troops onto...

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    Anger, protests engulf US cities over Floyd’s death in custody

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 12:26am on June 02, 2020

    Police fired tear gas outside the White House late Sunday as anti-racism protestors again took to the streets to voice fury at police brutality, and...

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    United States sends 2m unproven virus drug doses to Brazil

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 11:00pm on June 01, 2020

    The United States has delivered two million doses of the antimalarial medicine hydroxychloroquine  to Brazil to fight COVID-19, the White House said Sunday, though the...

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    Curfew imposed in US major cities following anti-race unrest

    Agence France-Presse . Minneapolis | Updated at 11:17am on June 01, 2020

    Authorities imposed curfews in the capital Washington and other major United States cities Sunday to prevent fresh rioting after anti-racism protestors again took to the...

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    Global COVID-19 infections cross 6.1m

    United News of Bangladesh. Dhaka | Updated at 09:42am on June 01, 2020

    The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases passed 6.1 million globally on Monday morning, said Johns Hopkins University data. There have now been 61,65,181 confirmed cases...

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    Journalists covering US protests find themselves under attack

    Agence France-Presse. New York | Updated at 08:54am on June 01, 2020

    Journalists covering nationwide protests over the death of George Floyd, a black man killed by police in Minneapolis, have found themselves under attack by police...

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    Trump delays G7 summit, invites other countries

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 12:02am on June 01, 2020

    US president Donald Trump said Saturday he will delay the G7 summit scheduled to take place in June and invite other countries — including Russia...