Police tell thousands at Dutch anti-racism protest to go home because of overcrowding

Police tell thousands at Dutch anti-racism protest to go home because of overcrowding

People take part in a protest against the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd, in Rotterdam, Netherlands June 3, 2020. REUTERS/Eva Plevier ROTTERDAM (Reuters) – Dutch police on Wednesday asked several thousand protesters in the port city of Rotterdam to go home because the anti-racism rally was too crowded and participants could not … Read more

U.S. defense chief opposes deploying troops to quell protests, despite Trump threats

U.S. defense chief opposes deploying troops to quell protests, despite Trump threats

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Wednesday he does not support invoking the Insurrection Act to deploy active-duty forces to quell civil unrest for now, despite President Donald Trump’s threats to militarize America’s response to mass protests. Trump said this week he could use military forces in states that fail to … Read more

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Mexico’s COVID-19 death toll could surpass 30,000: deputy health minister

Mexico's COVID-19 death toll could surpass 30,000: deputy health minister

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico’s death toll from the coronavirus pandemic may reach 30,000, a senior health official said in a newspaper interview published on Wednesday, while suggesting fatalities could be even higher if social distancing measures were relaxed too fast. FILE PHOTO: Relatives of a man who died of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) before … Read more

UK looking at air bridges; criticises airlines on job cuts

UK looking at air bridges; criticises airlines on job cuts

LONDON (Reuters) – The United Kingdom is looking closely at air bridges to enable some people to travel but airlines should not be using the government’s job retention scheme as a way to cut jobs, a junior transport minister said on Wednesday. The government plans to introduce a 14-day quarantine period for almost everyone entering … Read more

Man behind Sweden’s voluntary lockdown admits plan’s flaws

Man behind Sweden’s voluntary lockdown admits plan's flaws

Sweden’s top infectious disease expert admitted Wednesday that his controversial coronavirus strategy of avoiding a strict lockdown resulted in too many deaths, according to a report. As the country’s fatality rate soars, its chief epidemiologist Anders Tegnell — whose light-touch approach left many businesses and schools open as the pandemic raged — told Swedish Radio … Read more

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