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Putin declines British invitation to take part in coronavirus summit: Kremlin

Yahoo News - 7 hours 19 min ago

 KremlinRussian President Vladimir Putin does not plan to take part in an online summit on a possible coronavirus vaccine being organised by the British government this week, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Wednesday. Putin received an invitation to take part in the summit from British Prime Minister Boris Johnson last week, the Kremlin had said. Scheduled to take place on June 4, the Global Vaccine Summit 2020 is designed to mobilise resources needed to ensure universal availability of the vaccine against the novel coronavirus.


Boris Johnson told Italy's prime minister the UK had been aiming for coronavirus herd immunity, new documentary reveals

Yahoo News - 7 hours 21 min ago

Boris Johnson told Italy's prime minister the UK had been aiming for coronavirus herd immunity, new documentary revealsItalian health minister Pierpaolo Sileri said Johnson's early COVID-19 plan was pursuing herd immunity in an interview with Channel 4's Dispatches.


Lawmakers want must-pass defense bill to protect protesters from the military

Yahoo News - 8 hours 33 min ago

Lawmakers want must-pass defense bill to protect protesters from the militaryOutraged Democrats plan to use the massive defense budget and policy bill to fight President Donald Trump’s push to use the U.S. military to quell days of riots, and they may seek defense cuts to do it.


America could move weapons stored on British soil if UK persists with Huawei, US senator warns

Yahoo News - 10 hours 36 min ago

America could move weapons stored on British soil if UK persists with Huawei, US senator warnsAmerica could move weapons stored on British soil if the UK allows Huawei to build its 5G network, a US senator has warned. Tom Cotton, the Republican senator for Arkansas who was called as a witness before the Defence Select Committee, warned that the case for America keeping some US Air Force assets, such as F-35 fighters, in the UK could be weakened if it goes ahead with Huawei, as it would pose a security risk. “We have to make a decision about deploying those [F-35 fighters] to many countries,” Senator Cotton said. “Obviously if you no longer have Huawei in your network then F-35 fighters can be based in your country under my legislation. “That does not mean I would drop my legislation… my legislation is about Huawei and the threat Huawei poses to our airmen and our aircraft.” He added that allowing Huawei in UK infrastructure could "give PLA [China's People's Liberation Army] hackers a window into our military logistics operations", which he said could put US forces and American weapons systems based in England "at dangerous risk".


Backlash in China after front-line doctor dies

Yahoo News - 11 hours 12 min ago

Backlash in China after front-line doctor diesA doctor's death has sparked angry conversations about the Chinese authorities' handling of the pandemic.


Minneapolis Police union president said he has been involved in three shootings, 'and not one of them has bothered' him

Yahoo News - 11 hours 25 min ago

Minneapolis Police union president said he has been involved in three shootings, 'and not one of them has bothered' himLt. Bob Kroll said in an April interview that he and the majority of Minneapolis Police Officers' Federation's board have been involved in police shootings.


Phoenix's Jeri Williams is one of the nation's few black female police chiefs. She says George Floyd's death was 'disgustingly horrific.'

Yahoo News - Tue, 06/02/2020 - 23:14

Phoenix's Jeri Williams is one of the nation's few black female police chiefs. She says George Floyd's death was 'disgustingly horrific.'As one of the nation's few black female police chiefs, Phoenix Chief Jeri Williams reflects on the death of George Floyd and the future of policing.


In aftermath of George Floyd's death, San Diego police will 'immediately' end use of carotid restraint

Yahoo News - Tue, 06/02/2020 - 22:17

In aftermath of George Floyd's death, San Diego police will 'immediately' end use of carotid restraintThe San Diego Police Department, spurred by the fallout from George Floyd's death, has immediately banned a controversial neck restraint.


Italy welcomes tourists (but the feeling’s not mutual)

Yahoo News - Tue, 06/02/2020 - 20:52

Italy welcomes tourists (but the feeling’s not mutual)Rome wants to open its borders for the summer season, but other countries are still wary.


Los Angeles Police Chief Michel Moore apologizes after saying George Floyd's death is on the 'hands' of looters

Yahoo News - Tue, 06/02/2020 - 20:41

Los Angeles Police Chief Michel Moore apologizes after saying George Floyd's death is on the 'hands' of lootersLAPD Chief Michel Moore is facing calls to resign after saying George Floyd's death is on the 'hands' of looters. He apologized the same day.


McConnell blocks resolution condemning Trump's response to protests

Yahoo News - Tue, 06/02/2020 - 19:58

McConnell blocks resolution condemning Trump's response to protestsSenate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer attempted to pass the resolution by unanimous consent.


Is international travel allowed yet? See when the Bahamas, Mexico, UK plan to reopen borders

Yahoo News - Tue, 06/02/2020 - 19:40

Is international travel allowed yet? See when the Bahamas, Mexico, UK plan to reopen bordersSpain has announced that it will reopen its borders to foreign tourists in July and Mexico will start reopening in June. See when others will follow.


Cop in Las Vegas critically wounded, others elsewhere injured in protests

Yahoo News - Tue, 06/02/2020 - 19:10

Cop in Las Vegas critically wounded, others elsewhere injured in protests"This has been a long night for your police department ... and a tragic night for our community," the Las Vegas sheriff said Tuesday.


Police chief fired after fatal shooting of black business owner

Yahoo News - Tue, 06/02/2020 - 18:28

Police chief fired after fatal shooting of black business ownerBarbecue operator David McAtee owned a business near a parking lot where a large crowd had gathered and officers opened fire early Monday.


Clashes at Paris protest against racism and deadly police violence

Yahoo News - Tue, 06/02/2020 - 18:20

Clashes at Paris protest against racism and deadly police violenceClashes broke out between police and protesters in Paris on Tuesday after around 20,000 people defied a ban to rally over the 2016 death of a black man in police custody, galvanised by US demonstrations against racism and deadly police violence. The protesters used slogans from the American protest movement to call for justice for Adama Traore, whose death four years ago has been a rallying cause against police brutality in France. The demonstration, which came after the release of two differing medical reports into the cause of Traore's death, had been prohibited by police citing a coronavirus ban on gatherings of more than 10 people.


Senate Republicans struggle to respond to Trump's actions on protests

Yahoo News - Tue, 06/02/2020 - 18:08

Senate Republicans struggle to respond to Trump's actions on protestsWhile a handful of Republicans criticized the president's photo op at St. Johns Episcopal Church, others were supportive or dodged the questions.


Boris Johnson says 3m people in Hong Kong will get path to British citizenship

Yahoo News - Tue, 06/02/2020 - 17:57

Boris Johnson says 3m people in Hong Kong will get path to British citizenshipBoris Johnson is ready to open the door to nearly three million Hong Kong citizens if China imposes a new security law that critics say would rob the territory of its autonomy. The Prime Minister, writing in The Times, has offered to make what he says would be one of the "biggest changes" in the history of the British visa system to allow 2.85 million Hong Kong citizens the chance of fully-fledged citizenship. The move, which represents a dramatic escalation in the stand-off between the UK and China, would put Hongkongers "on the route to citizenship", said the Conservative Party leader. China's ceremonial legislature, the National People's Congress, endorsed a security law for Hong Kong earlier this week that has strained relations with the UK and the US. The law will alter the territory's mini-constitution, or Basic Law, to require its government to enforce measures to be decided later by Chinese leaders.


Democratic Rep. Eliot Engel caught on hot mic amid unrest: 'If I didn't have a primary, I wouldn't care'

Yahoo News - Tue, 06/02/2020 - 17:18

 'If I didn't have a primary, I wouldn't care'It comes as the New York congressman has faced his toughest primary since being elected Congress in 1988.


Appeals court mulls making Hillary Clinton testify on emails

Yahoo News - Tue, 06/02/2020 - 16:58

Appeals court mulls making Hillary Clinton testify on emailsA bid to block her deposition shares legal tactic with Michael Flynn’s move to shut down his prosecution.


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