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SpaceX Crew Dragon delivers two NASA astronauts to International Space Station

Just under 19 hours after launching from Florida, NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley arrived at the International Space Station aboard SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule on Sunday, marking the first U.S. space capsule to do so with a crew since 2011.

[Read More] Posted: Mon, 1 Jun 2020 2:48:10 SGT
Amazon's Jeff Bezos invests in UK digital freight forwarder Beacon

Amazon.com Inc Chief Executive Jeff Bezos has picked British startup Beacon, a digital freight forwarder, for his latest investment.

[Read More] Posted: Mon, 1 Jun 2020 2:48:10 SGT
U.S. cities brace for another violent night as protesters rage against police brutality

Dozens of U.S. cities on Sunday were bracing for another night of unrest after cleaning up streets strewn with broken glass and burned out cars as curfews failed to quell confrontations between protesters and police.

[Read More] Posted: Mon, 1 Jun 2020 2:48:10 SGT
NASA resumes human spaceflight from U.S. soil with historic SpaceX launch

SpaceX, the private rocket company of billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk, launched two Americans into orbit from Florida on Saturday in a landmark mission marking the first spaceflight of NASA astronauts from U.S. soil in nine years.

[Read More] Posted: Mon, 1 Jun 2020 2:48:10 SGT
Russia applauds SpaceX launch but calls Trump's reaction 'hysteria'

Russia's space agency criticised U.S. President Donald Trump's "hysteria" about the first spaceflight of NASA astronauts from U.S. soil in nine years, but also said on Sunday it was pleased there was now another way to travel into space.

[Read More] Posted: Mon, 1 Jun 2020 2:48:10 SGT
Reuters camera crew hit by rubber bullets as more journalists attacked at U.S. protests

Two members of a JunctionNews TV crew were hit by rubber bullets and a photographer's camera was smashed in Minneapolis on Saturday night as attacks against journalists covering civil unrest in U.S. cities intensified.

[Read More] Posted: Mon, 1 Jun 2020 2:48:10 SGT
'I can't breathe' protests heat up as curfews imposed in several U.S. cities

Civil unrest flared and curfews were imposed in several major U.S. cities on Saturday as demonstrators took to the streets to vent outrage at the death of a black man shown on video gasping for breath as a white Minneapolis policeman knelt on his neck.

[Read More] Posted: Mon, 1 Jun 2020 2:48:10 SGT
Hundreds of protesters rally in London, Berlin over U.S. death

Hundreds of people protested in London and Berlin on Sunday in solidarity with demonstrations in the United States over the death of a black man shown on video gasping for breath as a white policeman knelt on his neck in Minneapolis.

[Read More] Posted: Mon, 1 Jun 2020 2:48:10 SGT
UK foreign minister defends lockdown easing as the 'right step'

British foreign minister Dominic Raab on Sunday defended the government's careful loosening of the coronavirus lockdown, saying it was the "right step to be taking" at this time.

[Read More] Posted: Mon, 1 Jun 2020 2:48:10 SGT
People more important than the economy, pope says about Covid crisis

Pope Francis said on Sunday that people are more important than the economy, as countries decide how quickly to reopen their countries from coronavirus lockdowns.

[Read More] Posted: Mon, 1 Jun 2020 2:48:10 SGT
EU trade commissioner Hogan mulling candidacy for WTO chief

European trade commissioner Phil Hogan is considering putting his name forward as a candidate to be the next director-general of the World Trade Organization, his spokesman said on Sunday.

[Read More] Posted: Mon, 1 Jun 2020 2:48:10 SGT
China media, Hong Kong government bristle at Trump's pledge of curbs, sanctions

China's state media and the government of Hong Kong lashed out on Sunday at U.S. President Donald Trump's vow to end Hong Kong's special status if Beijing imposes new national security laws on the city, which is bracing for fresh protests.

[Read More] Posted: Mon, 1 Jun 2020 2:48:10 SGT
Britain will not 'look away' from Hong Kong responsibilities, says Raab

Britain will not look away from its responsibilities to Hong Kong, foreign minister Dominic Raab said on Sunday, repeating London's offer of extended visa rights in response to China's push to impose a new law in the former British colony.

[Read More] Posted: Mon, 1 Jun 2020 2:48:10 SGT
Wall Street Week Ahead: Investors eye consumer discretionary stocks as U.S. reopens

Investors are taking a closer look at the market's consumer discretionary companies as a reopening U.S. economy fuels hopes of a turnaround for some of the sector's hardest-hit names.

[Read More] Posted: Mon, 1 Jun 2020 2:48:10 SGT
FBI's top lawyer resigns as agency faces pressure from Trump

The FBI said on Saturday that its top lawyer, Dana Boente, had announced his resignation as the agency faces scrutiny over its investigations of former staffers and supporters of President Donald Trump.

[Read More] Posted: Mon, 1 Jun 2020 2:48:10 SGT
Exclusive: Zoom plans to roll out strong encryption for paying customers

Video conferencing provider Zoom plans to strengthen encryption of video calls hosted by paying clients and institutions such as schools, but not by users of its free consumer accounts, a company official said on Friday.

[Read More] Posted: Mon, 1 Jun 2020 2:48:10 SGT
Trump says military could respond quickly to Minneapolis unrest

U.S. President Donald Trump said the military could deploy troops to Minneapolis "very quickly" to respond to violent protests in the aftermath of a police killing of an unarmed black man.

[Read More] Posted: Mon, 1 Jun 2020 2:48:10 SGT
Russia says coronavirus infections pass 400,000

Russia on Sunday reported 9,268 new cases of the novel coronavirus, raising the national tally to 405,843.

[Read More] Posted: Mon, 1 Jun 2020 2:48:10 SGT
U.S. military units put on four-hour standby amid Minnesota unrest

In an extraordinary move, the Pentagon on Saturday said it put military units on a four-hour recall status to be ready if requested by Minnesota's governor amid civil unrest following the killing of a black man by a white Minneapolis police officer.

[Read More] Posted: Mon, 1 Jun 2020 2:48:10 SGT
With fact-checks, Twitter takes on a new kind of task

In addition to disputing misleading claims made by U.S. President Donald Trump about mail-in ballots this week, Twitter has added fact-checking labels to thousands of other tweets since introducing the alerts earlier this month, mostly on posts about the coronavirus.

[Read More] Posted: Mon, 1 Jun 2020 2:48:10 SGT



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