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‘What planet are they on?‘ No respite for Johnson and Cummings

Prime Minister Boris Johnson faced mutiny in his party and fury across Britain on Monday for refusing to sack his closest aide Dominic Cummings who is accused of flouting the coronavirus lockdown by driving 250 miles from London.

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China says opposes all U.S. restrictions on Chinese airlines

China said on Monday it opposes all U.S. restrictions imposed against Chinese airlines, responding to a report that the U.S. Transportation Department has demanded Chinese carriers file their schedules and other flight details by May 27.

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Three Republican groups sue California governor over mail-in-vote order

The Republican National Committee (RNC) and two other Republican groups on Sunday filed a lawsuit against California Governor Gavin Newsom over his executive orders to use mail-in ballots for the November election.

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Hong Kong shares ease on China-U.S. rift, dollar firms

Hong Kong shares extended losses and a gauge of Asian stocks was largely subdued on Monday, after China‘s move to impose a new security law on Hong Kong heightened concerns about the future stability of the city and global trade prospects.

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Americans spend holiday at beaches and parks as virus death toll nears 100,000

Americans sunbathed on beaches, fished from boats and strolled on boardwalks this holiday weekend, even as the U.S. death toll from COVID-19 fast approaches 100,000.

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Hong Kong‘s security, police chiefs warn of growing ‘terrorism‘ as national laws loom

Hong Kong‘s security and police chiefs said "terrorism" was growing in the city, as government departments rallied on Monday behind Beijing‘s plans to introduce national security laws after thousands took to the streets to protest against the move.

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Abe‘s ‘own goals‘ slash support rates even as Japan‘s coronavirus emergency set to be lifted

A string of controversial missteps has slashed Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe‘s support to levels that could threaten to end his term early, even as he prepares to lift a state of emergency after the rate of coronavirus infections declined.

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Thousands without power in Western Australia after once in a decade storm

Wild weather downed trees and left tens of thousands of people without power in Western Australia, as emergency services began cleaning up in Perth on Monday after some of the worst weather in a decade.

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Asian shares reverse early gains, eyes on China-U.S. trade relations

A gauge of Asian stocks pared early gains on Monday amid souring relations between China and the United States, with Hong Kong shares extending losses on mounting fears about future stability in the city.

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Hong Kong‘s security chief warns of growing ‘terrorism‘ as govt backs Beijing‘s planned security laws

Hong Kong‘s security chief said "terrorism" was growing in the city, as government departments rallied on Monday behind Beijing‘s plans to introduce national security laws and after thousands took to the streets to protest against the move.

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Hong Kong‘s security chief warns of growing ‘terrorism‘ as government backs Beijing‘s planned security laws

Hong Kong‘s security chief said "terrorism" was growing in the city, as government departments rallied on Monday behind Beijing‘s plans to introduce national security laws and after thousands took to the streets to protest against the move.

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Asian shares tick up, eyes on China-U.S. trade relations

Asian shares started cautiously on Monday as central bank largesse globally boosted sentiment but rising trade tensions between the world‘s two biggest economies dulled risk appetite.

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Americans pass pandemic holiday on beaches, in parks as death toll nears 100,000

Americans sunbathed on beaches, fished from boats and strolled on boardwalks this holiday weekend, but the occasional person wearing a mask was a constant reminder that the world is still battling the coronavirus pandemic.

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SpaceX to bring astronauts to short-handed Space Station for longer stay

Two NASA astronauts gearing up to ride SpaceX‘s new space taxiwill now beona mission planned to last more than a month, instead of a week, to help the short-handed crew aboard the International Space Station, the U.S. space agency said on Friday.

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Former Hong Kong governor: China‘s proposed national security law should be on G7 agenda

The United Kingdom should ensure that China‘s efforts to impose a new national security law on Hong Kong are on the agenda for the G7 meeting in June, Chris Patten, the last British governor of Hong Kong wrote in the Financial Times newspaper on Sunday.

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Haiti voodoo leaders prepare temples for coronavirus sufferers

Haiti‘s voodoo leaders have trained priests of the Afro Caribbean religion to concoct a secret remedy for the novel coronavirus and to prepare the sacred initiation chambers of their temples to receive patients.

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UK PM‘s adviser has been reported to police over lockdown journey: Daily Mirror

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson‘s aide Dominic Cummings, who is under pressure over a long journey made while coronavirus restrictions were in place, has been reported to police over an alleged breach of the lockdown, the Daily Mirror said.

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UK government ‘bleeding credibility‘ over PM‘s aide, says cabinet member: ITV

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson‘s government is bleeding credibility over senior aide Dominic Cummings, who is facing calls to resign for a journey during the coronavirus lockdown, an unnamed cabinet member told ITV on Sunday.

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Johnson risks party wrath to back aide who crossed UK during lockdown

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson backed his senior adviser Dominic Cummings on Sunday, despite calls from within his own Conservative Party for the aide to resign for driving 250 miles during the coronavirus lockdown.

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UK opposition leader calls for inquiry into PM‘s adviser over lockdown drive

Britain‘s most senior civil servant should launch an urgent inquiry into the actions of Prime Minister Boris Johnson‘s senior adviser Dominic Cummings over a journey made during lockdown, the opposition Labour leader Keir Starmer said.

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UK PM Johnson says adviser‘s lockdown drive was understandable

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the actions of his senior adviser Dominic Cummings, who is under pressure over a journey made during lockdown, were understandable.

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UK PM Johnson backs aide Cummings despite calls to resign over lockdown travel

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson backed his senior adviser Dominic Cummings on Sunday, despite calls from within his own Conservative Party for the aide to resign for travelling 250 miles during the coronavirus lockdown.

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UK PM Johnson stands by senior adviser Cummings over lockdown drive

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Sunday he was standing by senior adviser Dominic Cummings, who is under pressure to resign over a journey he made during the coronavirus lockdown.

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U.S. hopes for in-person G7 summit end of June: White House

Any in-person meeting of Group of Seven leaders will take place at the end of June, White House national security adviser Robert O‘Brien said on Sunday.

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