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EU, China postpone September summit due to pandemic

BERLIN — The European Union and China have agreed to postpone a summit planned for this fall because of the coronavirus pandemic, German officials said Wednesday.
Snapchat to stop 'promoting' Trump amid uproar over tweets

Snapchat to stop 'promoting' Trump amid uproar over tweets

OAKLAND, Calif. — Snapchat will stop “promoting” President Donald Trump on its video messaging service, the latest example of a social media platform adjusting how it treats this U.S. president.
Cannes announces lineup for a festival cancelled by COVID

Cannes announces lineup for a festival cancelled by COVID

From an empty movie theatre in Paris, organizers of the Cannes Film Festival on Wednesday announced the films that would have played at there in May had it not been cancelled by the pandemic.
Fed approves expansion of state and local support program

Fed approves expansion of state and local support program

WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve has approved an expansion of its $500 billion emergency program to support state and local governments.
US service sector contracts for second month in May

US service sector contracts for second month in May

WASHINGTON — The U.S. services sector shrank for a second month in May as the coronavirus pandemic triggered shutdowns and layoffs around the country. Activity did rise from levels last month that had not been seen since the recession.

Strong earthquake, little damage in northern Chile

SANTIAGO, Chile — A strong earthquake shook northern Chile early Wednesday, but its epicenter was relatively deep beneath a sparsely populated desert region and there were no reports of serious damage or injury. The U.S.
Survey: Businesses cut 2.76 million jobs in May

Survey: Businesses cut 2.76 million jobs in May

BALTIMORE — U.S. businesses shed 2.76 million jobs in May as the economic damage from the coronavirus outbreak stretched into a third month. The payroll company ADP reported Wednesday that businesses have let go of a combined 22.
Protesters return to the streets as Trump decries 'lowlifes'

Protesters return to the streets as Trump decries 'lowlifes'

WASHINGTON — Undeterred by curfews, protesters streamed back into the nation's streets Tuesday, hours after President Donald Trump pressed governors to put down the violence set off by George Floyd's death and demanded that New York call up the Natio
Biden moves closer to formally winning Democratic nomination

Biden moves closer to formally winning Democratic nomination

Joe Biden is on the cusp of formally securing the Democratic presidential nomination after winning hundreds more delegates in primary contests Tuesday that tested the nation's ability to run elections while balancing a pandemic and sweeping social un
China delayed releasing coronavirus info, frustrating WHO

China delayed releasing coronavirus info, frustrating WHO

Throughout January, the World Health Organization publicly praised China for what it called a speedy response to the new coronavirus.