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NEWS • Today
Nazi diary reveals secret location of WWII treasure worth billions
June 2, 2020
The journal reportedly outlined Nazi commander Heinrich Himmler's plans to hide stolen European riches, artifacts and priceless works of art.
Coronavirus pandemic could haunt economy until 2029, CBO says
June 2, 2020
Economic shock could last longer than initially forecast unless Congress intervenes, the nonpartisan agency said.
Protests underscore worsening racial wealth gaps: "Justifiable anger"
June 2, 2020
Black families have struggled to match the gains enjoyed by white families, even in progressive cities like Minneapolis.
Facebook employees protest Zuckerberg's inaction
June 2, 2020
The protests come after Mark Zuckerberg opted not to take action against President Trump's inflammatory posts about protests.
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NEWS • Current
Outrage after peaceful rally tear-gassed for Trump photo-op: Live
June 2, 2020
Latest updates as faith leaders, others slam police for firing tear gas at Floyd protesters for Trump church photo-op.
S Africa court rules some coronavirus curbs invalid: Live updates
June 2, 2020
South Africa's gov't said it was studying a High Court decision declaring its COVID-19 restrictions as unconstitutional.
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UK warns China: do not destroy the jewel of Hong Kong
June 2, 2020
The United Kingdom warned Beijing on Tuesday to step back from the brink over an "authoritarian" national security law in Hong Kong that it said risked destroying one of the jewels of Asia's economy while ruining the reputation of China.
Britain to change immigration rules if China imposes security law on Hong Kong, Johnson says
June 2, 2020
The United Kingdom is prepared to change its immigration rules if China imposes a national security law on Hong Kong, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Wednesday in an op-ed for the South China Morning Post.
Gambia calls for transparent probe of U.S. police shooting of diplomat's son
June 2, 2020
Gambia's government called on Tuesday for a credible and transparent investigation into the shooting death of one of its citizens by U.S. police in the state of Georgia last Friday.
Paris bans demo over black Frenchman who died in 2016 police operation
June 2, 2020
Paris police banned on Tuesday a demonstration planned in memory of Adama Traore, a 24-year old black Frenchman who died in a 2016 police operation which some have likened to the death of George Floyd in the United States.
Two centrally run committees to shape UK's COVID-19 approach in shake-up: Telegraph
June 2, 2020
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is aiming to take "direct control" of the government's handling of the coronavirus outbreak in a Downing Street shake-up, the Telegraph reported late on Tuesday.
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NEWS • Report
U.S. Weighs Tariffs Against Nations Seeking to Tax Internet Firms
June 2, 2020
The Trump administration is taking the initial step to prepare tariffs against a range of trading partners unless they back off proposals to impose taxes that would fall heavily on the major American internet companies.
U.S. Stocks Advance Despite Social Unrest
June 2, 2020
The Dow industrials and S&P 500 edged higher as investors weigh the pace of an economic recovery, risks from U.S.-China tensions, the coronavirus and growing social tension in the U.S.
'Live' Facebook Protest Videos Drew Millions of Views, but Some Footage Was Years Old
June 2, 2020
A number of foreign-run Facebook pages appear to be spreading misleading—and widely viewed—videos about the protests in the U.S. using the platform’s live-video features.
Why the U.S. Military Is in an Uncomfortable Position
June 2, 2020

President Trump threatened to deploy the U.S. military onto the streets to quell protesters and protect law and order. WSJ’s Gerald F. Seib explains why this move puts military commanders in a tough position. Photo: Reuters / Jonathan Ernst

U.S. Protests Spark Reactions Around the World, From Citizens to Leaders
June 2, 2020

Anti-racism protests sparked by the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis have spread across the world, from New Zealand to Brazil. Meanwhile, adversaries including China and Iran have criticized the U.S. government’s handling of the demonstrations.

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Suicide blast in mosque near Afghanistan's Green Zone leaves 1 dead, 3 injured
June 2, 2020
Preview A suicide bomber has struck a mosque at the entrance to the international zone in the Afghan capital Kabul during evening prayers, killing one person and injuring at least three others.
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Ming the pantless! Politician caught on VIDEO stream attending European parliament in underwear
June 2, 2020
Preview Irish politician Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan has taken video conferencing calamities to extraordinary new heights by being caught on camera attending a European Parliament committee in his underpants.
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As Halal industry grows in India, many are concerned about its ‘discriminatory’ effect
June 2, 2020
Preview Halal goods are gaining an increased market share in India, which has one of the world’s largest Muslim populations. However, over the last year or so, many in India have started speaking out against the 'Halal industry.'
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NEWS • Analysis
Trump Questions Render Canada Prime Minister Trudeau Speechless for 21 Seconds
June 2, 2020
Trudeau has long been careful not to criticize Trump
Watchdogs Say Assaults on Journalist Covering Protests Is on a ‘Scale That We Have Not Seen Before’
June 2, 2020
The Freedom of Press Foundation has seen a spike in assaults against journalists and press freedom by the police during anti-police brutality protests.
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NEWS • Comment
Downturns tend to reduce gender inequality. Not under covid-19
June 2, 2020
Women’s unemployment has risen by more than men’s
Why are investors not pricing in climate-change risk?
June 2, 2020
Failing to account for it makes markets less efficient
Old religious quarrels return as covid-19 lockdowns ease
June 1, 2020
The pandemic has exacerbated tension between church and state, and between religious figures, in many places
Why are Britons reluctant to wear masks to contain covid-19?
June 1, 2020
Elsewhere in the world, the benefits are more widely understood
How lockdown converted the world to cycling, and the speedbumps that lie ahead
May 31, 2020
Cycling ticks lots of good policy boxes, but cars aren’t over yet
Politics this week
May 30, 2020
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