Video shows car drive through crowd of protesters in California

Video shows car drive through crowd of protesters in California

A man was arrested Wednesday night after ramming his Mini Cooper through a crowd of protesters peacefully demonstrating in California after the death of George Floyd, video shows. Dozens of people are heard screaming “Oh my God” as the car, which had Arizona plates, speeds through the Newport Beach Pier protest, video taken by KTTV … Read more

Categories US

Candles to light up Hong Kong on fraught Tiananmen anniversary

Candles to light up Hong Kong on fraught Tiananmen anniversary

HONG KONG/TAIPEI (Reuters) – Many people in Hong Kong plan to commemorate the bloody 1989 crackdown by Chinese troops in and around Tiananmen Square by lighting candles across the city on Thursday, circumventing a ban on the usual public gathering amid the coronavirus pandemic. People attend a candlelight vigil ahead of the 31st anniversary of … Read more

Fired U.S. State Department watchdog confirms probe of Saudi arms sale

Fired U.S. State Department watchdog confirms probe of Saudi arms sale

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A State Department inspector general abruptly fired by President Donald Trump last month confirmed on Wednesday that he was investigating the declaration of a “national emergency” to justify arms sales to Saudi Arabia when he was dismissed, members of the U.S. Congress said. FILE PHOTO: U.S. State Department Inspector General Steve Linick … Read more

Categories US

China to allow more foreign carriers to operate flights into country: The Paper

China to allow more foreign carriers to operate flights into country: The Paper

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s civil aviation regulator will let foreign airlines currently not allowed to operate international routes to China to start once-a-week routes into a designated city from June 8, news website The Paper reported on Thursday. The Paper, backed by the Shanghai city government, cited an order from the Civil Aviation Administration of … Read more