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Queen Elizabeth's birthday marked with smaller ceremony

Queen Elizabeth's birthday marked with smaller ceremony

LONDON — Queen Elizabeth II’s birthday was marked Saturday with a smaller ceremony than usual, as the annual Trooping the Color parade was cancelled amid the coronavirus pandemic.
New York governor signs police accountability legislation

New York governor signs police accountability legislation

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York Gov.
Judge orders Seattle to stop using tear gas during protests

Judge orders Seattle to stop using tear gas during protests

SEATTLE — A U.S.

Oscars to set best picture noms at 10, inclusion standards

The Oscars are implementing some big changes, including a set number of best picture nominees and to-be-determined representation and inclusion standards for eligibility.
US stocks bounce higher, but still end the week with a loss

US stocks bounce higher, but still end the week with a loss

Wall Street managed to end a bumpy day broadly higher Friday but still finished with its worst week in nearly three months. The S&P 500 rose 1.3% a day after dropping nearly 6% in its biggest rout since mid-March. It lost 4.
Aid groups 'alarmed' by little US coronavirus assistance

Aid groups 'alarmed' by little US coronavirus assistance

JOHANNESBURG — More than two dozen international aid groups have told the U.S. government they are “increasingly alarmed” that “little to no U.S.
Sun says JK Rowling article did not glorify domestic abuse

Sun says JK Rowling article did not glorify domestic abuse

LONDON — The Sun newspaper said Friday it did not intend to “glorify’’ domestic violence by giving a platform to Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling’s ex-husband just days after she revealed she had been a victim of domestic abuse.
Fed says 'full range of tools' in play to counter pandemic

Fed says 'full range of tools' in play to counter pandemic

WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve is promising to use its “full range of tools” to pull the country out of a recession brought on by a global pandemic, signalling that it would keep interest rates low through 2022.

France grants researcher access to restricted Rwanda files

PARIS — France's highest administrative court on Friday granted a researcher access to restricted archives from the French presidency regarding the country's role before and during the 1994 genocide in Rwanda.
UK economy shrinks 20% in a month to fall back to 2002 level

UK economy shrinks 20% in a month to fall back to 2002 level

LONDON — The British economy has seen nearly two decades worth of growth wiped out as a result of the lockdown measures put in place during the coronavirus pandemic.