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Coronavirus around the world: March 29, 2020
Here are the stories making COVID-19 headlines around the world today:
The prime minister of Italy has approved a new package of measures in an effort to help people worst hit by the pandemic.
Migrant workers in India are doing whatever they can to go home amid the country’s lockdown.
Located in Malaysia, the world’s biggest manufacturer of rubber gloves has been overwhelmed with orders.
Jordan’s army has been handing out essential goods to residents in lockdown.
The streets of Paris are eerily empty, which shows that people have been listening. Across the country, people have been told to stay at home or face fines.
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Government reactions to George Floyd protests, Tiananmen Square not ‘morally equivalent’, says US State Department spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus
In recent days, Chinese officials, social media users and state media have accused the US administration of applying a double standard. Ortagus responds to a provocative tweet b...
George Floyd killing: Asian stars Jay Park, Rich Brian, Yuna and others speak up for Black Lives Matter campaign, donate funds to raise awareness
Korean-American singer Eric Nam and K-pop stars Jae of Day6, Got7’s Mark, Yeri of Red Velvet and B.a.p’s Jongup were others to show their backing. Asian singers and rappers made...
Mike Pompeo warns US investors against ‘fraudulent Chinese companies’
US secretary of state says Nasdaq’s decision to tighten listing rules should be model for stock exchanges around the world. Remarks illustrate Trump administration’s desire to m...
Hong Kong’s coronavirus relief supports businesses over workers: why this won’t change in a hurry
y deciding to give every Hong Kong resident a handout of HK$10,000 at a total cost of around HK$71 billion, the government has yet again ignored the systemic inequity that is in...
China-US financial war over Hong Kong unlikely given damage it would do to both sides, analysts say
Washington’s moves to restrict China’s access to US capital markets are ‘skirmishes’ rather than start of all-out financial war, analysts say. Risk remains that US will impose s...
New York coronavirus came via Europe, not directly from China, scientists say
Analysis of gene samples from 84 Covid-19 patients in city suggests most had a European origin, according to researchers from Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Similar st...
Tiananmen vigil in Hong Kong draws thousands despite coronavirus-related ban
Police stand back as crowds pour into Victoria Park in Causeway Bay and take up a couple of soccer pitches. Show of defiance comes on a politically charged day as legislature pa...
Ex-MI6 boss claims coronavirus started in a lab
A former MI6 chief has said he believes the origins of the coronavirus pandemic can be traced back to an accident at a Chinese laboratory.
What is the definition of 'systemic racism'?
Protests have been taking place all over the world in the wake of the killing of George Floyd, who died in police custody after a white police officer, Derek Chauvin, knelt on h...
George Floyd's 6-year-old daughter opens up about her dad
ABC News' Eva Pilgrim speaks to Gianna Floyd, the daughter of George Floyd, and her mother, Roxie Washington, as a new investigation is launched into the Minneapolis Police Depa...
Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex: 'George Floyd's life mattered'
Meghan has shared her devastation at racial division and protests in the United States in a graduation talk to her old high school. She said: "I realised the only wrong thing to...
China: US can now 'enjoy' protests after criticizing China's handling of Hong Kong situation
China's state media is harnessing the current wave of protests across America to call out the US government for 'hypocrisy' after it criticized China's handling of Hong Kong pro...
No, once again, it's not the death of HK
By Nury Vittachi
Dead again? Oh no! This is extremely inconvenient. We had just made plans to reopen our karaoke venues and lead a global economic recovery.
Mike Pompeo meets with 1989 Tiananmen Square activists at US State Department
One participant said the secretary of state primarily listened but asked, ‘What can we do to help China have democracy?’. Ex-State Department official, however, said the US was ...
Police chief to Trump: Please, keep your mouth shut if you can't be constructive
Houston police chief Art Acevedo responds to President Trump telling governors to "dominate" protesters saying that if Trump if can't be constructive to stay quiet.
This trendy social-distancing bracelet will vibrate when you go somewhere you shouldn’t – and GCHQ has its maker’s back
There’s nothing like a global health crisis to help the tech dream of business control freaks to rein in suspicious masses. A GCHQ-backed firm now offers vibrating wristbands fo...
HKSAR Chief Executive underlines significance of 'One Country, Two Systems' principle
In Beijing, Hong Kong SAR Chief Executive Carrie Lam has held talks with central government officials on the proposed national security law for the region.
China accuses UK of meddling over Hong Kong citizenship offer
China has accused Britain of interference after the PM said he would offer millions of Hong Kong residents a path to UK citizenship.
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China warns US to 'Stay out of Hong Kong'
As US drafts sanctions on many Chinese firms in order to counter its autonomous Hong Kong Security Bill, China retaliated by saying 'Stay out of Hong Kong'.
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