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Despite global reopening push, some jobs are gone for good

June 5, 2020

BANGKOK (AP) — Factories and stores are reopening, economies are reawakening – but many jobs just aren’t coming back. more »»

The Latest: European Union leaders concerned about US racism

June 5, 2020

TOP OF THE HOUR:

— European Union lawmakers concerned about US racism, leadership.

— Paris police ban protests because of coronavirus concerns. more »»

Canadian economy unexpectedly adds 289,600 jobs in May

June 5, 2020

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Statistics Canada reported Friday the Canadian economy added 289,600 jobs in May, with businesses reopening amid easing public health restrictions. more »»

Pakistani couple suspected of killing 8-year-old maid

June 5, 2020

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Police arrested a Pakistani businessman and his wife who are suspected of beating to death their 8-year-old maid after she inadvertently opened a cage to feed the couple's parrot... more »»

The Latest: Switzerland to lift travel limits on EU, UK

June 5, 2020

BERLIN — Switzerland says it plans to lift restrictions on travel from European Union countries and Britain on June 1. more »»

The Latest: Germany: No EU nation left behind in recovery

June 5, 2020

BERLIN — Germany’s foreign minister has told his Italian counterpart that Berlin is determined to leave no European country behind as the continent tries to recover from the economic damage of th... more »»

UN says eastern Congo fighting has killed 1,300 civilians

June 5, 2020

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Various conflicts involving armed groups and government forces in Congo have killed more than 1,300 civilians in the past eight months and violence has surged in recent week... more »»

Germany investigating McCann suspect in another case

June 5, 2020

BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors have opened an investigation into whether a 43-year-old who has emerged as a possible suspect in the disappearance of British girl Madeleine McCann in Portugal ma... more »»

Court rules against planned Sydney protest due to virus fear

June 5, 2020

SYDNEY (AP) — An Australian court sided with police in ruling Friday that a Black Lives Matter protest planned for Sydney poses too much risk for spreading the coronavirus and cannot be held. more »»

The Latest: Paris police ban protest due to virus concerns

June 5, 2020

TOP OF THE HOUR:

— Paris police ban George Floyd anti-racism protest on Saturday.

— Twitter blocks Trump campaign video featuring George Floyd. more »»

Venice flooded by unusual high tide, 3rd highest for June

June 5, 2020

ROME (AP) — A quarter of Venice has been submerged by a near-record high tide for June, a time of year when such flooding is rare. more »»

Ex-Swedish envoy on trial for alleged contacts with China

June 5, 2020

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden’s former ambassador to China went on trial Friday charged with unauthorized contacts with a foreign power for organizing a meeting in Stockholm between the daughter of a... more »»

Malaysian ex-PM to hear verdict in 1st graft case in July

June 5, 2020

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian ex-Prime Minister Najib Razak was victimized by rogue bankers and should be acquitted of corruption charges linked to the massive looting of a state... more »»

The Latest: British Airways mulling suit vs quaratine rule

June 5, 2020

LONDON -- British Airways is considering legal action against the U.. more »»

The Latest: Erdogan cancels Turkey plans for weekend curfew

June 5, 2020

ANKARA, Turkey — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has canceled an earlier decision to impose a new, two-day weekend curfew in 15 of the country’s provinces. more »»

The Latest: Pakistan shuts shops, markets after cases surge

June 5, 2020

ISLAMABAD - Pakistani authorities backed by security forces shut down more than 3,000 shops and markets across the country in a series of raids for violating social distancing regulations, after... more »»

Rights group says another Thai dissident abducted in SE Asia

June 5, 2020

BANGKOK (AP) — A Thai dissident has been abducted in Cambodia, a human rights group said Friday, raising concern that a mysterious campaign targeting exiles for disappearance or death may have... more »»

The Latest: UK watchdog to probe virus racial inequalities

June 5, 2020

LONDON -- Britain’s official human rights watchdog is to mount an inquiry into the racial inequalities exposed by the coronavirus pandemic. more »»

German bomb experts to defuse WWII-era bomb in Frankfurt

June 5, 2020

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — German police and firefighters are clearing a section of Frankfurt around the convention center to defuse a World War II-era bomb that was discovered during recent... more »»

 
 

 

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