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 2020-06-05 17:01 

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Steel contract signed for new Australian frigate prototypes...

A delivery contract for 1,500 tons of steel plate, for prototypes of the Australian Navy's Hunter-class frigates, was announced by the government on Friday....

 2020-06-05 16:59 

AFP

France denies giving refuge to Venezuela's Guaido...

France on Friday denied that Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido had been given refuge at its mission in Caracas, after Venezuela's foreign minister claimed he was hiding at the embassy....

 2020-06-05 16:59 

AFP

Stalemate after fourth round of post-Brexit talks...

The latest round of Brexit trade talks ended with no breakthrough Friday, as the EU and Britain stuck to long-held positions and called for negotiations to be ramped up....

 2020-06-05 16:45 

UPI

'We're Here': HBO renews drag queen series for Season 2...

"We're Here," starring Bob the Drag Queen, Eureka O'Hara and Shangela, will return for a second season on HBO....

 2020-06-05 16:44 

Reuters

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Facebook says it found no foreign interference campaigns targeting U.S. protests...

Facebook Inc said on Friday it had not seen evidence of coordinated foreign interference targeting the U.S. protests spurred by the police killing of George Floyd, an unarmed black man....

 2020-06-05 16:40 

Reuters

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Citigroup closes some branches, mostly in LA and Chicago, due to George Floyd protests...

Citigroup Inc said on Friday it would "proactively"; close some branches and reduce hours at others in light of protests around the country in response to the death of George Floyd that have at times turned violent....

 2020-06-05 16:39 

Reuters Africa

Iranian foreign minister challenges Trump to return to nuclear deal...

Seizing on Donald Trump's conciliatory tone after Tehran released an American Navy veteran, Iran's foreign minister challenged the U.S. president on Friday to return to the nuclear deal that Washington abandoned two years ago....

 2020-06-05 16:38 

UPI

Big guns return to the track in weekend horse racing...

Horse racing breaks well free of the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions this weekend -- albeit without fans -- with the first of the British Classics, the Santa Anita Derby and important races in newly reopened Belmont Park....

 2020-06-05 16:36 

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Stocks boom Friday after report shows major U.S. job growth...

U.S. stocks boomed early Friday following a major surprise in the federal government's labor report that showed the economy grew by more than 2 million jobs last month....

 2020-06-05 16:34 

AP

Malaria drug didn't help virus patients, big UK study finds...

Leaders of a large study in the United Kingdom that is rigorously testing the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine and other medicines for hospitalized COVID-19 patients say they will stop putting......

 2020-06-05 16:33 

AP

North Dakota reports 5 new deaths because of the coronavirus...

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota health officials on Friday reported five new deaths because of the coronavirus, including four people in Cass County with underlying health......

 2020-06-05 16:32 

AP

NCAA hits Oklahoma St with postseason ban in corruption case...

An NCAA infractions committee panel announced Friday that former Oklahoma State assistant men's basketball coach Lamont Evans violated ethical-conduct rules by accepting up to $22,000 in bribes......

 2020-06-05 16:31 

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Genomic researchers detail the peopling of the Caribbean...

Thanks to new analysis of the genomes of 93 ancient Caribbean islanders, researchers are gaining new insights into the Caribbean islands' earliest settlers....

 2020-06-05 16:31 

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Oprah Winfrey to host two-night special about racism...

Oprah Winfrey will speak with black leaders in "Where Do We Go From Here," an OWN special airing June 9 and 10, in the wake of George Floyd's death....

 2020-06-05 16:29 

Reuters Canada

Cate Blanchett reveals 'a bit of a chainsaw accident'...

Actress Cate Blanchett suffered an accident with a chainsaw during the coronavirus lockdown with her family, she revealed during a podcast....

 2020-06-05 16:28 

Reuters

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Criminal probe launched of police seen shoving elderly man in Buffalo, says prosecutor's office...

Two Buffalo, New York, police officers who video showed shoving a 75-year-old protestor to the ground on Thursday are under investigation for potential criminal liability, a spokeswoman for the region's district attorney said on Friday....

 2020-06-05 16:24 

UPI

Watch: Woman, dog rescued from Massachusetts sewer...

Firefighters in Massachusetts came to the rescue of a woman who chased her dog into an underground pipe and ended up stranded with the canine in the sewer....

 2020-06-05 16:24 

AFP

Liverpool cleared to win Premier League at Anfield...

Premier League leaders Liverpool could claim a first title for 30 years at Anfield after the initial batch of fixtures of the restart was announced on Friday....

 2020-06-05 16:22 

AP

Maryland moves into Phase 2 of coronavirus reopening plan...

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland is easing more restrictions imposed to stop the spread of the coronavirus by allowing more businesses to reopen on Friday.Gov. Larry Hogan announced......

 2020-06-05 16:17 

Reuters Africa

Italy's records 85 new coronavirus deaths on Friday, 518 new cases...

Deaths from the COVID-19 epidemic in Italy climbed by 85 on Friday against 88 the day before, the Civil Protection Agency said, while the daily tally of new cases jumped to 518 from 177 on Thursday....

 2020-06-05 16:17 

AFP

Chelsea declared English women's champions on points-per-game...

Chelsea were awarded the Women's Super League title on Friday as the Football Association applied a points-per-game formula to decide standings from the curtailed season....

 2020-06-05 16:16 

AP

US will allow limited flights by Chinese airlines, not a ban...

The Trump administration said Friday it will let Chinese airlines operate a limited number of flights to the U.S., backing down from a a threat to ban the flights.The decision......

 2020-06-05 16:15 

Reuters Africa

IAEA voices serious concern at Iran's stonewalling on old sites...

The U.N. nuclear watchdog expressed serious concern on Tuesday that Iran has continued for months to deny it access to sites of interest to it, describing previous suspected activities there that could have been part of a nuclear weapons programme....

 2020-06-05 16:14 

UPI

Reports: Israeli warplanes target Syrian weapons lab, at least 9 killed...

At least nine people were killed in an Israeli airstrike on a suspected weapons lab and factory in Syria on Thursday, according to a Syrian non-governmental organization based in Britain....

 2020-06-05 16:14 

Reuters Africa

Ex-China ambassador ignored Swedish policy in Gui Minhai case, says prosecutor...

Sweden...

 2020-06-05 16:11 

Reuters Africa

Cameroon military says missing journalist died in its custody...

Cameroon...

 2020-06-05 16:07 

AP

'Today we say no more': Jaguars march to sheriff's office...

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars held their own protest Friday against inequality and police brutality, marching from their stadium to the steps of the local sheriff's......

 2020-06-05 16:07 

Reuters Canada

Legend Biotech shares jump nearly 61% in U.S. market debut...

Shares of Legend Biotech , a cell therapy unit owned by Hong Kong-listed Genscript Biotech , jumped nearly 61% in their stock market debut, signaling strong investor appetite for new listings....

 2020-06-05 16:07 

AP

DC paints huge Black Lives Matter mural near White House...

WASHINGTON (AP) — City workers and activists painted the words Black Lives Matter in enormous bright yellow letters on the the street leading to the White House, a highly visible sign of the......

 2020-06-05 16:07 

AP

VIRUS DIARY: A cancer survivor takes comfort in her piano...

NEW YORK (AP) — Since mid-March, when my NYC friends and I began sheltering at home, my piano has been a big source of comfort. I pound out the keys to Broadway tunes ("On My Own" from "Les......

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