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May 2020
BUSINESS 06:30am, May 30, 2020
Canada's economy shrinks 8.2% in Q1 2020

OTTAWA, Canada – Canada's economy shrank at an annualized rate of 8.2% in the 1st quarter as consumers stopped spending and business ground to a halt because of the coronavirus pandemic, the ...


TECH NEWS 11:36pm, May 29, 2020
White House dares Twitter in war over Trump tweets

WASHINGTON DC, USA – The White House thumbed its nose at Twitter on Friday, May 29, by reposting a President Donald Trump tweet that the social media giant had just taken the unprecedented step of ...


U.S. & CANADA 11:18pm, May 29, 2020
Hundreds of troops deployed as angry U.S. anti-racism protests spread

MINNEAPOLIS, USA – Hundreds of troops deployed to the streets of Minneapolis and St. Paul early Friday, May 29, after a third night of rioting over police brutality against African Americans left ...


BUSINESS 11:15pm, May 29, 2020
India quarterly growth worst in 2 decades as lockdown bites

MUMBAI, India – India's economy grew at its slowest pace in at least two decades last quarter, government data showed on Friday, May 29, with warnings of far worse to come as it grapples with the ...


BUSINESS 11:00pm, May 29, 2020
Brazil GDP shrinks 1.5% in Q1 2020 due to pandemic

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil – Brazil's economy – Latin America's largest – contracted by 1.5% in the 1st quarter due to the shutdown triggered by the coronavirus pandemic, the government reported on ...


BUSINESS 10:00pm, May 29, 2020
Chile, Peru secure credit lines from IMF amid pandemic

WASHINGTON, USA (UPDATED) – The International Monetary Fund (IMF) approved a two-year $24-billion credit line for Chile on Friday, May 29, as the South American nation battles the growing impact of ...


BUSINESS 09:20pm, May 29, 2020
Volkswagen invests 2 billion euros in Chinese electric vehicle sector

BEIJING, China – Volkswagen said on Friday, May 29, it will invest around 2 billion euros ($2.2 billion) in two Chinese companies in the electric vehicle sector, calling it "the world's biggest ...


BUSINESS 08:30pm, May 29, 2020
Renault to cut 15,000 jobs in 'vital' cost-cutting plan

PARIS, France – Carmaker Renault said on Friday, May 29, that it would cut nearly 15,000 jobs, including 4,600 at its core French operations, as it seeks to steer out of a cash crunch exacerbated by ...


FOOTBALL 05:01pm, May 29, 2020
Messi looking forward eagerly to 'weird' La Liga restart

MADRID, Spain – Barcelona and Argentina captain Lionel Messi said he was eager to start playing again but thought La Liga games behind closed doors would feel "weird.” Messi, who after a few weeks ...


TECH NEWS 04:25pm, May 29, 2020
Twitter conceals Trump tweet for 'glorifying violence'

WASHINGTON, DC, USA (3rd UPDATE) – Twitter concealed one of Donald Trump's tweets on Friday, May 29, for "glorifying violence," ramping up a dispute with the US president who says social media ...