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    BERLIN (Reuters) - More than 20 countries and territories in Europe have launched or plan smartphone apps that seek to break the chain of coronavirus infection by tracking encounters between people and issuing a warning should one of them test positive. Most countries in the region have opted to use Bluetooth short-range radio to monitor...
    BANGKOK (Reuters) - Some Thai anti-government protesters demanded reforms to the monarchy and the strict lese majeste law in unusually frank comments at a demonstration on Monday. The law has played an important part in Thailand's recent politics. WHAT IS THAILAND'S LESE MAJESTE LAW? The Thai monarchy is protected by Section 112 of the country's...
    Reuters July 30, 2020 0 Comments President Donald Trump’s suggestion on Thursday the Nov. 3 presidential election be delayed due to voter fraud was immediately rejected by lawmakers and dismissed by legal experts, but it raises the specter of a disputed election that could take weeks or even months to resolve. Here are some...
    HANOI (Reuters) - Vietnam has had one of the world's best records in containing the coronavirus despite bordering China, its biggest trading partner, where the virus was first reported. But after more than three months with no reports of local transmission, new cases have now been reported in six cities and provinces in the past...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City BY TED HESSON The administration of U.S. President Donald Trump took steps on Tuesday to limit deportation protections for ‘Dreamers’ who are living in the United States illegally after entering as children. The move follows Trump’s...
    By Ted Hesson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The administration of U.S. President Donald Trump took steps on Tuesday to limit deportation protections for 'Dreamers' who are living in the United States illegally after entering as children. The move follows Trump's defeat last month in the Supreme Court, which found that his administration had violated federal law...
    By Carl O'Donnell (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday signed four executive orders designed to reduce drug costs for consumers, in a bid to highlight his commitment to cutting prescription prices ahead of the November presidential election. The orders, which range from relaxing drug importation rules to cutting Medicare payments to drugmakers, are...
    By Joseph Ax (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's refusal this week to say if he would accept the results of November's election, and his repeated assertions that the vote will be "rigged" because of mail-in ballots, have raised the specter of a disputed election that could take weeks, or even months, to resolve. Even absent...
    (Reuters) - The U.S. demand this week that China close its consulate in Houston is the latest in a string of disputes that have taken the relationship between the world's two biggest economies to its lowest point in decades. Here are the main points of contention between Beijing and Washington: CORONAVIRUS U.S. President Donald Trump...
    July 22 (Reuters) – The U.S. demand this week that China close its consulate in Houston is the latest in a string of disputes that have taken the relationship between the world’s two biggest economies to its lowest point in decades. Here are the main points of contention between Beijing and Washington: CORONAVIRUS U.S. President...
    TUNIS (Reuters) - Tunisia's government has collapsed less than five months after it was formed, plunging the North African democracy into a political crisis as it wrestles with economic troubles and social friction worsened by the global pandemic. HOW DID TUNISIA GET TO THIS POINT? October's election led to a deeply fragmented parliament in which...
    By James Pearson HANOI (Reuters) - The United States this week hardened its position on the South China Sea, where it has accused China of attempting to build a "maritime empire" in the potentially energy-rich waters, despite regional concerns. The rivals have accused each other of stoking tension in the strategic waterway at a time...
    By Lawrence Hurley and Matt Scuffham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Supreme Court ruling on Thursday allowed the chief Manhattan prosecutor to obtain the financial records of President Donald Trump from third parties. Here is what you need to know: WHAT IS THE CASE? The case concerns a subpoena issued to Trump's longtime accounting firm...
    By Kate Kelland LONDON, July 9 (Reuters) – The World Health Organization (WHO) is back in the spotlight over its performance in the global fight against the new coronavirus after U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration gave notice it would quit the body in a year’s time. Trump has accused the WHO of becoming a puppet...
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - TikTok is under investigation for allegedly violating a settlement reached with U.S. authorities last year that resolved charges the popular app broke rules governing how children's personal information is treated online. The U.S. Federal Trade Commission, which enforces the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, or COPPA, and the Justice Department, which often...
    By Andy Sullivan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - With the number of Americans voting by mail on Nov. 3 expected to nearly double due to COVID-19, election experts see little reason to expect an increase in ballot fraud, despite President Donald Trump's repeated claims. Voting by mail is not new in the United States -- nearly 1...
    By Aradhana Aravindan and John Geddie SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singaporeans are expected to return the People's Action Party to power in a July 10 general election, extending its unbroken rule since the Southeast Asian island's independence in 1965. In that time, Singapore has had only three prime ministers: independence leader Lee Kuan Yew, his cabinet...
    By Tim Kelly TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's decision to scrap two Aegis Ashore ballistic missile defence systems means it must find other ways to defend a 3,000-kilometre archipelago along Asia's eastern edge. Some policy makers want Japan to acquire the capability to attack enemy missiles before they are launched. 'IMPOSSIBLE' PROBLEM In a surprise decision,...
    Reuters July 2, 2020 0 Comments As some Americans prepare to travel for the July 4 holiday weekend, and airlines slowly ramp up service, the U.S. government has not changed rules for air travel during the pandemic, leaving airlines to implement their own measures. Most are taking what they call “a layered-approach.” That is...
    Gone with the Wind is back on HBO Max, two weeks after it was temporarily removed over concerns about its depiction of slavery.   The movie returned to the streaming platform on Wednesday with an added video disclaimer that states the film 'denies the horrors of slavery'.   It now opens with a four-minute introduction discussing the movie's...
    Britain’s ambassador to the U.S. is attempting to advance Anglo-American relations by tweeting a self-help video explaining how to make a proper cup of tea — and it doesn’t involve the use of a microwave. Dame Karen Pierce, who became the U.K.’s top diplomat when predecessor Kim Darroch resigned over leaked cables disparaging President Donald...
    SAN ANTONIO – Editor’s note: This content was created exclusively for KSAT Explains, a new, weekly streaming show that dives deep into the biggest issues facing San Antonio and South Texas. Watch past episodes here and download the KSAT-TV app to stay up on the latest. The coronavirus pandemic brought the state to a...
    By John Geddie and Aradhana Aravindan SINGAPORE (Reuters) - A public rift between the heirs of Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore's modern day founder, has shot to the fore with the prospect of his two sons squaring off at a July 10 general election. Lee Hsien Yang on Wednesday formally joined a new opposition party competing...
    By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO (Reuters) - Infectious disease experts, economists and politicians have raised concerns about a second wave of coronavirus infections in the United States that could worsen in the coming months. But some, including Dr. Anthony Fauci, the U.S. government's top infectious disease expert, said it is too soon to discuss a second...
    By John Geddie and Aradhana Aravindan SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore will hold general elections next month after its prime minister opted to go ahead with a vote that opposition parties and rights groups have criticised as opportunistic and unsafe because of the coronavirus pandemic. WHEN? The election is to be held on July 10, and...