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U.S. House panel hears from Facebook, Google, Twitter on election security

FILE PHOTO: The logo of Facebook is seen in Davos, Switzerland Januar 20, 2020. Picture taken January 20, 2020. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann (Reuters) – Top officials from Facebook, Google and Twitter …

Kazakhstan tightens COVID-19 restrictions, former president tests positive

FILE PHOTO: Police officers wearing protective masks are seen at a checkpoint, set up to lock down the city to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), on the …

Panama reports 635 new coronavirus cases, 13 more deaths

PANAMA CITY (Reuters) – Confirmed cases of coronavirus infection in Panama reached 22,597 on Wednesday, up 635 from the previous day, and deaths climbed by 13 to 470, the health …

Egypt passes electoral changes that could bolster Sisi supporters

CAIRO (Reuters) – Egypt’s parliament approved amendments on Wednesday which critics say will help supporters of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi extend their dominance over the chamber in elections expected this …

Kyrgyzstan’s parliament confirms Boronov as prime minister

BISHKEK (Reuters) – Kyrgyzstan’s parliament confirmed Kubatbek Boronov as prime minister on Wednesday, after his predecessor resigned due to a corruption probe against former cabinet officials. Boronov, 55, has served …

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Unemployment payments backlog draws hundreds to Kentucky’s capital

People line up outside a Kentucky Career Center hoping to find assistance with their unemployment claim in Frankfort, Kentucky, U.S. June 18, 2020. REUTERS/Bryan Woolston FRANKFORT, Ky. (Reuters) – Hundreds …

U.S. Chamber urges China to accelerate purchases of U.S. goods

Chinese and U.S. flags flutter in Shanghai, China June 3, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Chamber of Commerce on Thursday underscored the importance of functional U.S.-China ties …

Asian stocks set to fall as Wall St. snaps three-day winning streak

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Asian stocks were set to dip on Thursday after a choppy Wall Street session as spiking coronavirus cases and prospects of new lockdowns erased earlier confidence about …

U.S. lawmaker says seeking bipartisan legislation on airline mask rules

FILE PHOTO: A Southwest Airlines Co. employee wears a protective mask while assisting a passenger at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on an unusually empty Memorial Day weekend during the …

Asian business sentiment plunges to record low on virus effect: Thomson Reuters/INSEAD survey

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Business sentiment of Asian companies sank to an 11-year low in the second quarter, a Thomson Reuters/INSEAD survey found, with some two-thirds of the firms polled flagging …

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Alcott slams U.S. Open ‘discrimination’ over wheelchair omission

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Australian Paralympic tennis champion Dylan Alcott has slammed the omission of the wheelchair tournament from the U.S. Open, calling it “disgusting discrimination”. FILE PHOTO: Tennis – Australian …

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Pelosi urges Senate to take up ‘Dreamers’ bill after top court ruling

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) addresses her weekly news conference with Capitol Hill reporters at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., June 18, 2020. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/ WASHINGTON (Reuters) – …