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Virginia Beach tries to dispel "rumors" about mass shooting

Officials in Virginia Beach are pushing back against what they describe as "rumors, innuendo, conflicting theories and speculation" about the recent mass shooting in a municipal building. Source: Fox News - National Virginia Beach tries to dispel "rumors"...

Prosecutor: Wisconsin officers justified in deadly shooting

Prosecutors say two Wisconsin officers were justified when they shot and killed a man who got in a gunfight with police that left a city firefighter dead in the crossfire. Source: Fox News - National Prosecutor: Wisconsin officers justified in deadly shooting

Utah officer who pulled gun on black child sparks protests

Activists are planning to protest at a police agency in northern Utah after learning an officer who pulled his gun on a 10-year-old child will continue to work. Source: Fox News - National Utah officer who pulled gun on black child sparks protests

Europe

Brussels aims for price transparency in food chain

After bans on unfair trading practices and better producer cooperation, the EU Commission made proposals Wednesday for greater transparency in the way prices are reported throughout the food chain. Source: European Business News Brussels aims for price transparency in...

Europe goes to the polls

Three days of Europe-wide elections for the European Parliament got under way Thursday with voters in the Netherlands and also, finally, the United Kingdom going to the polls.The count starts Sunday. Source: European Business News Europe goes to the polls

EU approves unprecedented cuts to single-use plastics

EU ministers gave final approval Tuesday to new laws to tackle marine litter coming from single-use plastic products found on European beaches, as well as abandoned fishing gear and oxo-degradable plastics. Source: European Business News EU approves unprecedented cuts...

Brussels signs landmark aviation agreements with China

The EU strengthened aviation relations with China Monday, signing an agreement on civil aviation safety and a horizontal aviation agreement in a boost for EU trade in aircraft and related products. Source: European Business News Brussels signs landmark aviation...

Banks fined over EUR 1bn for foreign exchange cartel

The EU Commission fined five banks - Barclays, RBS, Citigroup, JPMorgan and MUFG - EUR 1.07 billion Thursday for taking part in two cartels in the Spot Foreign Exchange market for 11 currencies. Source: European Business News Banks fined over EUR 1bn for foreign...

EU launches citizens' initiative to save the bees

The European Commission decided Wednesday to register a European Citizens' Initiative entitled ‘Save the bees! Protection of biodiversity and improvement of habitats for insects in Europe'. Source: European Business News EU launches citizens' initiative to save...

Asia

Trump talks trade with Apple CEO Cook as China dispute looms

U.S. President Donald Trump met with Apple CEO Tim Cook on Thursday to discuss trade, U.S. investment, immigration and privacy, a White House spokesman said. Source: Channel News Asia Trump talks trade with Apple CEO Cook as China dispute looms

Huawei says in process of preparing Hongmeng software roll-out

An executive of Huawei Technologies Co Ltd said on Thursday that the Chinese telecoms giant is in the process of potentially launching its "Hongmeng" operating system (OS) to replace the U.S. Android OS. Source: Channel News Asia Huawei says in process of preparing...

Syria Kurds hand over six Belgian orphans from IS families

BEIRUT: Kurdish authorities in northeast Syria on Thursday (Jun 13) handed to their Belgian counterparts six orphans born to families belonging to the Islamic State group, officials said. "Six Belgian orphan children were handed over to a delegation from the Belgian...

Real Madrid present Hazard to adoring Bernabeu crowd

Real Madrid presented Eden Hazard as their new "galactico" signing on Thursday with an army of adoring fans queuing outside the Santiago Bernabeu stadium to welcome the Belgian playmaker. Source: Channel News Asia Real Madrid present Hazard to adoring Bernabeu crowd

De Allende back to bolster Stormers for crucial Sharks game

Springbok centre Damian de Allende has returned to the starting line-up to strengthen the Stormers for Saturday's crucial final Super Rugby regular season game against the Sharks at Newlands. Source: Channel News Asia De Allende back to bolster Stormers for crucial...

Serbia sack Krstajic after poor Euro 2020 qualifying start

Serbia coach Mladen Krstajic and the Balkan nation's football association (FSS) parted company by mutual consent after a patchy start to their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign, the soccer governing body said on Thursday. Source: Channel News Asia Serbia sack Krstajic...

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