Day: June 7, 2020

Virus deaths approach 400,000 as oil producers extend output cuts

The global death toll from the coronavirus neared 400,000 on Sunday with fatalities accelerating in Latin America, as oil-producing countries agreed to extend output cuts to offset a collapse in prices caused by the pandemic. Brazil now has the world’s third-highest death toll from the virus, but President […]

TikTok lookalike Zynn brings Chinese video app rivalry to US

Chinese short video app makers have taken their rivalry overseas, with TikTok facing stiff competition from a newcomer that has surged in popularity abroad — by paying users to keep scrolling. Zynn, a product of China’s number-two video app maker Kuaishou, launched in May and became the most […]

A U-turn, a rush to see Trump, a day of tension and surprise

WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Mark Esper was three blocks from the FBI’s Washington field office. He had planned to confer there at a security command center, but plans changed with an unexpected call to divert immediately. Go the White House. President Donald Trump wanted a briefing from him […]

Zuckerberg-funded scientists: Rein in hate on Facebook

BOSTON — Dozens of scientists doing research funded by Mark Zuckerberg say Facebook should not be letting President Donald Trump use the social media platform to “spread both misinformation and incendiary statements.” The researchers, including 60 professors at leading U.S. research institutions, wrote the Facebook CEO on Saturday […]

Largely peaceful protests against police brutality march on

WASHINGTON — Massive protests against police brutality nationwide capped a week that began in chaos but ended with largely peaceful expressions that organizers hope will sustain their movement. Saturday’s marches featured few reports of problems in scenes that were more often festive than tense. Authorities were not quick […]

‘It’s complicated’, German minister says of ties with U.S.

BERLIN – Germany’s relationship with the United States is “complicated”, Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said in a newspaper interview, regretting the planned withdrawal of U.S. soldiers from Germany. President Donald Trump has ordered the U.S. military to remove 9,500 troops from Germany, a senior U.S. official said on […]

Fujifilm says COVID-19 drug research may drag on into July

TOKYO – Fujifilm Holdings Corp’s (4901.T) research on Avigan as a potential treatment for COVID-19 may drag on until July, the company said on Sunday, a further setback in the Japanese firm’s race to find a vaccine. “There is a possibility that clinical trials will continue in July,” […]

National Gallery of Modern Art to run ONLINE NAIMISHA 2020

Four workshops will be organized  under ONLINE NAIMISHA 2020 Program open view news desk NEW DELHI, JUNE 7: National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi has announced ONLINE NAIMISHA 2020- Summer Art Program from 8th June 2020 to 3rd July 2020. During this pandemic situation and lockdown, museums […]

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