Despite reopening, some jobs lost to virus are…

Factories and stores are reopening, economies are reawakening – but many jobs just aren’t coming back

North Korea Taunts US Over Protests

North Korea has taken note of the George Floyd protests, and it's not exactly sending a note of support. "Demonstrators enraged by the extreme racists throng even to the White House," says a statement in one of the main state-run newspapers. "This is the reality in the US today." The...

On sad anniversary, few to mourn the D-Day dead…

Saturday’s anniversary will be one of the loneliest remembrances ever for the June 6, 1944 D-Day landings in Normandy

Aussie Calls Out to PM: 'Get Off My Grass'

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison was in the process of announcing a strategy to assist Australians in investing in their homes Thursday when he was interrupted by an annoyed homeowner who'd just invested in his lawn. "Can everyone get off the grass please," the man yelled from his front door...

Surgical or homemade, masks mark a major shift in…

Before the coronavirus outbreak abruptly disrupted the livelihoods of millions of people, the sight of masks worn in public spaces in the Western world conjured up images of malevolent clowns and terrifying fictional villains

2 Key Phone Numbers Shared in Madeleine McCann…

The new suspect in the 2007 disappearance of 3-year-old Madeleine McCann in Portugal has been identified as Christian B., a 43-year-old German national and child sex offender currently serving time in prison for rape. McCann family spokesperson Clarence Mitchell said that in 13 years, he couldn't "recall an instance when...

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Sri Lankan cafe owner feeds and shelters stranded…

Tourism has given the Sri Lankan economy an important boost since a bloody decades-long civil war ended in 2009

Russia Declares State of Emergency After Oil Spill

A massive oil spill in Siberia is being called "Russia's Exxon Valdez"—and Vladimir Putin is furious with a company that allegedly failed to report it. The Russian leader declared a state of emergency in the region Wednesday and slammed executives at Norilsk Nickel, the BBC reports. Officials said Krasnoyarsk...

Police try to stop Floyd rally in Sydney due to…

Police challenged whether a Black Lives Matter protest planned for Saturday in Australia’s largest city is too much of a virus risk, as demonstrators in the capital reminded the country that racial inequality is not a U.S. issue alone

SS Officer's Diary Points to Billions in Looted…

Rumors of a Nazi gold train in Poland resulted in nothing . But a new gold rush could be coming with the airing of a 75-year-old diary written by an SS officer in charge of transport, who describes 11 locations where Nazis hid gold, jewels, priceless paintings, and religious artifacts. The...

The Latest: British Airways mulling suit vs…

British Airways is considering legal action against the U.K. government’s plans to force anyone arriving into the country to quarantine themselves for 14 days in order to stem the spread of the coronavirus

Trudeau Pauses for 21 Seconds When Asked About US

Canadian leader Justin Trudeau was apparently choosing his words carefully Tuesday when asked about the unrest in the US —it took him more than 20 seconds to respond to a reporter's question. You can see for yourself in this Yahoo Finance video . Here is how the question was posed, and...

Protesters rally for black lives, remind…

Thousands have gathered in Australia’s capital to remind Australians that the racial inequality underscored by George Floyd’s death is not unique to the United States

Hong Kong's Leader Accuses US of 'Double Standard'

Hong Kong's leader has defended China's new national security law blocking secession, subversion, terrorism, and foreign interference in the city while accusing the US of a double standard. "For some countries that have had a high-profile response and claimed they will take action, I can only describe them as upholding...

Face coverings to be mandated on public transport…

Passengers on England’s buses, subways and trains will have to wear face coverings from June 15 when most shops reopen

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Australians Want Assange Free on Bail

Julian Assange refused to attend a court hearing Monday in England, even as a group of Australian lawmakers, journalists and human rights advocates pushed for him to be released on bail. A judge in London said an email from the prison where the WikiLeaks founder is being held said that...

Germany's Merkel dismisses talk she might seek…

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has firmly rejected suggestions that she might seek a fifth term at the helm after pledging in 2018 to step down when her current government leaves office

Hong Kong Bans Annual Tiananmen Square Vigil

Police in Hong Kong have banned the annual candelit vigil in memory of the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre—and organizers fear it will never be allowed again. In 1990, an estimated 180,000 people attended the vigil in Victoria Park to mark the first anniversary of the massacre of pro-democracy...

Stranded Venezuelans build camp in Colombia amid…

A growing number of Venezuelan migrants in Colombia displaced during the pandemic have set up a makeshift camp on a tree-covered patch on the outskirts of Bogota, raising fears of an outbreak

Palace Releases First Photos of Queen in Months

Queen Elizabeth II has been photographed outside for the first time since Britain issued stay-at-home—or, in her case, stay-at-castle—orders more than two months ago. The palace released photos of the 94-year-old monarch riding a pony on the grounds of Windsor Castle over the weekend, the BBC reports. The...

Prince Charles misses hugging his family amid…

Prince Charles says he has missed giving his family members a hug during the long weeks of lockdown because of the COVID-19 outbreak

Prince Goes to Party Amid Lockdown, Then Tests…

A Belgian prince traveled from his home country to Spain on May 26 for an internship, and within two days of his arrival, he was one of 27 guests at what the BBC is calling a "lockdown party" held in a city that currently permits no more than 15 people...

Killing of Palestinian man with autism draws…

The fatal shooting of an unarmed autistic Palestinian man by Israeli police has drawn comparisons to the death of George Floyd in the United States and prompted a series of small demonstrations in Israel

10-Year-Old Girl Dies in Faith Healing

Algerians responded with anger online after the death of a 10-year-old girl during a faith healing. In announcing the arrest of a 28-year-old man in the case, the prosecutor said the girl apparently suffered "blows and burns," the Guardian reports. The victim "was abused during a ruqya (faith healing) to...

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Turkey strips 3 legislators of seats, setting off…

Turkey’s parliament has stripped three opposition party deputies of their legislative seats, setting off a raucous protest inside the assembly hall by colleagues who accused the ruling party of an assault on democracy

China Pulls a 180 on Its Dog Policy

Looks like China has a new official dog policy—namely that people can no longer raise and trade them for commercial purposes, People reports. "With the progress of the times, people's civilization ideas and eating habits are constantly changing, and some traditional customs about dogs will also change," says a...

South Africa's hotspot limits most testing to…

South Africa’s worst hotspot for the coronavirus is no longer testing most people under age 55 as it tries to clear a backlog of 27,000 tests amid a shortage of kits