Taiwan says planned stimulus coupons could boost consumer spending by $3 billion

© Reuters. Cars and motorbikes are seen during sunset in Taipei TAIPEI (Reuters) – Taiwan said on Tuesday that planned “stimulus coupons” for its coronavirus-hit economy could boost consumer spending by T$100 billion ($3.3 billion) this year. In its latest move to spur the trade-reliant economy, Taiwan’s cabinet announced a budget of nearly T$50 billion […]

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Charges: Illinois man went to Minneapolis to riot

An Illinois man who allegedly said he was traveling to Minneapolis to “riot” after the death of George Floyd has been charged with federal counts By AMY FORLITI Associated Press June 2, 2020, 12:10 AM 4 min read 4 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article MINNEAPOLIS — An Illinois man who allegedly […]

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Trump vows to mobilize federal resources to ‘end’ riots: ‘I will fight to protect you’

President Trump said during a statement in the Rose Garden on Monday that he is taking “immediate action” to mobilize “all available federal resources” to stop riots and looting across the country, threatening to deploy the military if states don’t send in the National Guard to protests. “I will fight to protect you,” Trump said […]

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Biden says police should be trained to ‘shoot ’em in the leg instead of the heart’

Joe Biden said Monday that police — if facing a threat from a person with “a knife or something” — should be trained to “shoot ‘em in the leg instead of the heart,” amid five straight days of protest following the death of George Floyd. “Instead of standing there and teaching a cop when there’s an unarmed […]

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McConnell: George Floyd protests ‘hijacked’ by rioters committing ‘unjust violence’

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Monday that the previously peaceful protests over George Floyd’s death in police custody have been “hijacked” by rioters committing “unjust violence.” McConnell, R-Ky., from the Senate floor, said he “completely” supported and “fully defends” citizens’ rights to engage in “peaceful protest,” but condemned the riots that spread across the nation […]

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Fiat Chrysler to list robot-making business after Peugeot merger

Fiat Chrysler said it planned to list its robot-making business, giving new details on Monday about the future of Turin-based Comau, which it already planned to spin off. Comau will be spun off shortly after FCA completes its merger with Peugeot maker PSA and its shares distributed to shareholders of the new group. The deal […]

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CEO of pharmaceutical giant Merck: George Floyd ‘could be me’

The CEO of pharmaceutical giant Merck on Monday said he watched the videotape of George Floyd being killed by a white officer with the knowledge that it “could be me.” “What the African American community sees in that videotape is that this African American man, who could be me or any other African American man, […]

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Panama will fine ships up to $10,000 if they tamper with transponders

By Elida Moreno PANAMA CITY (Reuters) – Panama’s Maritime Authority said it will impose sanctions on vessels, including fines of up to $10,000 and withdrawing its flag from the ship, if they deliberately deactivate, tamper or alter the operation of their tracking transponders. “This General Directorate of Merchant Marine will impose sanctions to all those […]

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Barr: George Floyd violence from Antifa, other groups ‘is domestic terrorism and will be treated accordingly’

Attorney General William Barr said Sunday that the Department of Justice will treat violence by individuals associated with Antifa as domestic terrorism in a statement that condemned the far-left group and asserted that protests against police brutality and racial inequality following George Floyd’s death have “been hijacked.” Such demonstrations in cities nationwide have turned into violent riots complete […]

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Sen. Ron Johnson says there was ‘total corruption’ in transition between Obama and Trump administrations

Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., the chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, said on Sunday that he saw “total corruption” in the transition between the presidency of Barack Obama and that of Donald Trump. Speaking on “Sunday Morning Futures,” Johnson called the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 “corrupt” and slammed the media for […]

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Trump, Lacking Clear Authority, Says U.S. Will Declare Antifa a Terrorist Group

President Trump said on Twitter on Sunday that the United States would designate a group of far-left anti-fascism activists as a terrorist organization, a declaration that lacked any clear legal authority, as his administration sought to blame the group for violent protests across the nation over the weekend. “The United States of America will be […]

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Rep. Demings says internal review needed at every law enforcement agency in the country

Rep. Val Demings, D-Fla., said on Sunday that the death of George Floyd while in police custody in Minneapolis proves that “it is long overdue” for an internal review to be conducted at law enforcement agencies nationwide. “I do believe we are long overdue for every law enforcement agency in our nation to review itself […]

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Sen. Tim Scott: Trump’s tweets on George Floyd protests ‘not constructive’

Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., said Sunday that he told President Trump that some of his Twitter posts about the violent riots that have rocked the nation in the wake of the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis were “not constructive.” Scott, the only African-American Republican in the Senate, said on “Fox News Sunday” that he […]

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Mexico’s President Says Most Domestic Violence Calls Are ‘Fake’

The numbers were startling: In March, Mexico’s government said, the country’s emergency call centers were flooded with more than 26,000 reports of violence against women, the highest since the hotline was created. But Mexico’s president brushed aside his own cabinet’s announcement, suggesting, without evidence, that the vast majority of the calls for help were little […]

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Los Angeles mayor asks for National Guard amid violence

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles mayor said National Guard troops were being sent in to the nation’s second-largest city after continuing demonstrations Saturday saw protesters torch police cars and vandalize and burglarize stores while clashing with lines of officers. Mayor Eric Garcetti said he asked Gov. Gavin Newsom for 500 to 700 members of […]

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LA Mayor Garcetti calls for National Guard help: ‘This is no longer a protest. This is destruction’

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said late Saturday he’s seeking National Guard assistance as the nation’s second-largest city faces another night of rioting in response to the death of George Floyd. “This is no longer a protest,” Garcetti told local media. “This is destruction. This is vandalism.” TEXAS JOINS SEVERAL OTHER STATES IN MOBILIZING NATIONAL GUARD AMID UNREST […]

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Trump says he’s postponing G7, wants to invite other countries

President Trump on Saturday said he is postponing the G7 until at least September and that he hopes to invite additional countries to participate in the summit. The White House initially announced in March that, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the G7 meeting set for June of the seven major industrial nations — Britain, Canada, France, Germany, […]

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Minneapolis mayor says ‘white supremacists,’ ‘out of state instigators’ behind protests, but arrests show different story

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey said Saturday that state officials think “white supremacists” and “out-of-state instigators” could be behind the protests in the wake of George Floyd’s death, but a report showed that “about 86 percent” of arrests so far are mostly of in-state residents. Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz also said Saturday that the majority of the protestors arrested […]

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Minnesota using ‘intelligence support’ from NSA, US military amid riots

Minnesota’s governor said Saturday the state is using “intelligence support” from the U.S. military and the National Security Agency to push back against the alleged organizers of riots that have occurred in the state in response to the death of George Floyd. Gov. Tim Walz said the Pentagon was providing “intelligence support of what they’re seeing, […]

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Trump applauds SpaceX launch as ‘inspiration for our country’

President Trump on Saturday said the SpaceX launch was an “inspiration for our country,” just moments after its rocket sent astronauts into space from American soil for the first time since 2011. SpaceX launched NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken on their historic Demo-2 mission to the International Space Station (ISS). The launch is the first time […]

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Patrick Sharp foresees wide-open NHL hierarchy when coronavirus pause, much like 2013 lockout, ends

Former Blackhawks forward Patrick Sharp said he’s looking forward to the return of hockey on TV. | AP Photos “Nobody really knows what they’re going to have until they get back together as a group and get on the ice and sort this thing out,” said the former Blackhawks forward and current NBC Sports analyst. […]

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California prison employees suspended over racist remarks

California prison officials said Friday that they suspended multiple employees who made racist jokes about the death of an African American man in police custody in Minneapolis, a disclosure that came amid protests across the state and nation. The Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation “was made aware of abhorrent comments made on social media by […]

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Biden Calls Out Trump for ‘Encouraging Violence,’ Says Floyd Killing Was an ‘Act of Brutality’

In a live address on Friday, presidential candidate Joe Biden said the killing of George Floyd was “an act of brutality” that “denied him of his very humanity.” Biden’s emotional speech came before the arrest of Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who was later charged with Floyd’s murder. Before the speech, the candidate spoke with […]

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