July 16, 2020

Tesla wants to start building a new U.S. vehicle plant this summer

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U.S. Supreme Court blocks Trump bid to end ‘Dreamers’ immigrant program

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Atlanta officer says he is not ‘state’s witness’ in Rayshard Brooks case

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Mexico’s foreign ministry says it will monitor U.S. DACA program developments

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Pelosi says Trump ‘ethically unfit’ for presidency, will continue oversight

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Facebook takes down Trump ads over ‘organized hate’ policy

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S&P 500 closes nominally higher amid COVID-19 spikes, muted data

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Trump unfit to be U.S. president, Democrat Pelosi, conservative Bolton agree

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World stock markets slip on second wave virus fears, safe-havens rise

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Trump pledges new list of conservative Supreme Court contenders

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Months before election, Trump finds himself at odds with most Americans’ views

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The temporary fences that separated protesters from the White House have come down. But its occupant, President Donald Trump, appears to be more isolated than ever. FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks prior to signing an executive order on police reform at a ceremony in the Rose Garden at the White…

Wall Street set to open lower on rising virus cases, elevated jobless claims

(Reuters) – U.S. stock futures fell on Thursday as an uptick in COVID-19 infections in parts of the United States threatened to upend bets of a swift economic recovery, with data showing that weekly jobless claims remained elevated. Traders exit the 11 Wall St. door of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York…

Jean Kennedy Smith, last surviving sibling of JFK, is dead at 92: NYT

(Reuters) – Jean Kennedy Smith, the last surviving sibling of slain President John F. Kennedy, who as U.S. ambassador to Ireland in the 1990s played a pivotal role in the Northern Irish peace process, died on Wednesday at age 92, the New York Times reported. FILE PHOTO: Jean Kennedy Smith, sister of Senator Edward Kennedy,…

Biden launches first major advertising campaign in battle against Trump

FILE PHOTO: Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Biden pauses as he speaks at a presidential campaign event held at a community center in Darby, Pennsylvania U.S., June 17, 2020. REUTERS/Jonathan ErnstWASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden launched his first major advertising blitz in six battleground states on Thursday as he intensified his effort to…

Asian stocks set to fall as Wall St snaps 3-day winning streak

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Asian stocks were set to dip on Thursday after a choppy Wall Street session as spiking coronavirus cases and prospects of new lockdowns erased earlier confidence about a global economic recovery. A man wearing a protective face mask, following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, is silhouetted in front of a stock quotation…

Heavy fog may have disoriented pilot in Kobe Bryant helicopter crash: NTSB

FILE PHOTO: Personnel collect debris while working with investigators at the helicopter crash site of NBA star Kobe Bryant in Calabasas, California, U.S., January 28, 2020. REUTERS/Patrick T. FallonLOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The pilot of a helicopter that crashed outside Los Angeles in January, killing basketball great Kobe Bryant, his daughter and all seven others…

Factbox: All the president’s countries featured so far in ex-Trump adviser’s book

(Reuters) – China was not the only country mentioned in a litany of allegations that former national security adviser John Bolton makes about U.S. President Donald Trump in excerpts here published on Wednesday of his book, “The Room Where It Happened: A White House Memoir.” The following are other countries that feature in reports about…

Ahead of Trump rally, coronavirus cases surge in Oklahoma, other states

(Reuters) – Just days before U.S. President Donald Trump’s campaign rally in Tulsa, the biggest event in the country since pandemic restrictions were imposed in March, new coronavirus cases are surging in Oklahoma, Texas, Arizona and elsewhere. The spike in new cases on Wednesday and over the last two weeks points to a troubling trend…

Russia, China, India postpone June 23 video conference amid tensions: RIA

MOSCOW (Reuters) – A June 23 video conference between the foreign ministers of Russia, China and India has been postponed to a later date, Russia’s RIA news agency cited an Indian foreign ministry source as saying amid tensions between China and India. The source did not provide a new date for the conference that is…

China says it has agreed with India to de-escalate border situation

A satellite image taken over Galwan Valley in Ladakh, India, parts of which are contested with China, June 16, 2020, in this handout obtained from Planet Labs. Picture taken June 16, 2020. Mandatory credit PLANET LABS INC/via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS – THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. MANDATORY CREDIT. NO RESALES. NO…

India, China want peace but blame each other after deadly border clash

NEW DELHI/BEIJING (Reuters) – India and China said they wanted peace but blamed each other on Wednesday after soldiers of the two sides savagely fought each other with nail-studded clubs and stones on their Himalayan border, killing at least 20 Indian troops. “We never provoke anyone,” Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on national television,…

Stocks grind higher on recovery hopes

LONDON/SYDNEY (Reuters) – Europe’s shares added to their best gains in almost a month as safety plays lost their lustre on Wednesday, with hopes of a rapid economic recovery standing firm against a resurgence of global coronavirus cases. Data showed U.S. retail sales bounced back sharply in May, but new infections have hit record highs…

Record spike in new coronavirus cases reported in six U.S. states as reopening accelerates

(Reuters) – New coronavirus infections hit record highs in six U.S. states on Tuesday, marking a rising tide of cases for a second consecutive week as most states moved forward with reopening their economies. FILE PHOTO: Beachgoers walk past a social distancing sign on the floor as beaches are reopened with restrictions to limit the…

U.S. sues former Trump adviser Bolton to block book publication

FILE PHOTO – Former U.S. national security advisor John Bolton speaks during his lecture at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, U.S. February 17, 2020. REUTERS/Jonathan Drake(Reuters) – The United States on Tuesday sued former national security adviser John Bolton, seeking to block him from publishing a book about his time in the White House…

Why some black-owned U.S. businesses are hardest hit by coronavirus shutdowns

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – After 15 years working as a hair stylist in other people’s salons, Gary Connell opened his “Healthy Hair” studio in Montgomery County, Maryland in early March, sinking his savings into a two-chair shop in a busy mall. It hadn’t even been up and running for a full month when stay-at-home orders…

Trump signs order on police reform after weeks of protests about racial injustice

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump, facing criticism that his policies and inflammatory rhetoric have aggravated a racial divide in the United States, signed an order on Tuesday that he said would reform police practices even as he pressed for “law and order” nationwide. After weeks of protests against racism and policy brutality prompted by…

Chinese military suffers casualties in clash with India – Global Times editor

BEIJING (Reuters) – The Chinese military suffered casualties in a border clash with Indian soldiers, the editor-in-chief of China’s Global Times newspaper said on Tuesday. “Based on what I know, Chinese side also suffered casualties in the Galwan Valley physical clash,” Hu Xijin said in a tweet. He did not give further details. The Global…

Armed French police deploy in Dijon to quell ethnic gang violence

PARIS (Reuters) – Armed police were deployed in part of Dijon, eastern France, after violence erupted between rival gangs for a fourth night running. Cars were torched and wheelie bins set alight late on Monday before several dozen police managed to restore order, authorities said. The unrest stemmed from “a settling of scores” between ethnic…

Social media companies distrusted by most Americans on content decisions: Poll

(Reuters) – Most Americans do not trust social media companies to make the right decisions about what should be allowed on their platforms, but trust the government even less to make those choices, according to a poll released on Tuesday by Gallup and the Knight Foundation. FILE PHOTO: The Twitter and Facebook logo along with…

Stimulus splurge restarts stocks rally

LONDON (Reuters) – The global stocks rally was back on track on Tuesday, with more support from the Federal Reserve and the Bank of Japan helping end a bumpy few days for financial markets. FILE PHOTO: A man wearing a protective face mask walks past the London Stock Exchange Group building in the City of…

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