Covid-19: About 3,800 Singapore companies closed down in April; expect uptick in coming months – minister

A general view of an unusually quiet road leading to the central business district SINGAPORE, June 5 (NNN-CNA) — About 3,800 companies closed down in April, comparable to the average of 3,700 recorded in the same month over the past five years, said Senior Minister of State for Trade and…

US says China’s Tiananmen Square ‘slaughter’ not forgotten

WASHINGTON, June 5 (NNN-AGENCIES) — The White House said that China’s “slaughter” of protesters in Tiananmen Square in 1989 has not been forgotten, urging Beijing to give its first accurate accounting of the bloodshed. “The Chinese Communist Party’s slaughter of unarmed Chinese civilians was a tragedy that will not be…

China: Three dead, seven wounded in supermarket stabbing

BEIJING, June 5 (NNN-AGENCIES) — Three people were killed and seven wounded in a stabbing spree at a supermarket in rural southeast China, police said Friday. The suspected attacker, a 35-year-old man, was arrested shortly after the incident late Thursday in Fujian province, they said in a statement, without specifying…

Covid-19: India pledges 15 million USD to international vaccine alliance

NEW DELHI, June 5 (NNN-Xinhua) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi pledged 15 million U.S. dollars to “Gavi”, the international vaccine alliance, while participating in the virtual Global Vaccine Summit 2020, said an official statement issued by the PM office. Addressing the summit, Modi said India stands in solidarity with…

Pakistan adheres to one-China policy: foreign ministry

ISLAMABAD, June 5 (NNN-Xinhua) — Pakistan reiterated its longstanding position that it adheres to one-China principle regarding a decision to make a national security laws for Hong Kong by the Chinese top legislation body. Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson Aisha Farooqui was responding to a question when asked that China is…

Covid-19: China to allow limited US passenger flights

BEIJING, June 5 (NNN-AGENCIES) — China said it would allow foreign airlines currently blocked from operating in the country over coronavirus concerns to resume limited flights, lifting a de facto ban on US carriers. The move by China’s civil aviation authority comes after Washington ordered the suspension of all flights…

‘Near impunity’ for drug war killings in Philippines, U.N. report says

Activists wear hoods depicting families of victims killed in the Philippines’s drug war GENEVA, June 5 (NNN-AGENCIES) — Tens of thousands of people in the Philippines may have been killed in the war on drugs since mid-2016 amid “near impunity” for police and incitement to violence by top officials, the…

Hong Kong: Tens of thousands defy ban to attend Tiananmen vigil

Police banned the vigil this year, citing coronavirus measures HONG KONG, June 5 (NNN-AGENCIES) — Tens of thousands of demonstrators in Hong Kong have defied a ban to stage a mass vigil for the victims of the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown in Beijing. Officers erected barricades around the city’s Victoria…

Covid-19: Over 127 journalists die from coronavirus globally – PEC

GENEVA, June 4 (NNN-AGENCIES) — At least 127 journalists have died of COVID-19 between March 1, and May 31, this year, around the world, according to a count by the Press Emblem Campaign (PEC).In a press release, the Geneva-based NGO said that among the 127 deaths, around two-thirds were on duty.“Media workers…

China eases flight curbs after United States targets its carriers

BEIJING, June 4 (NNN-AGENCIES) — China said it will ease coronavirus restrictions to allow more foreign carriers to fly to the mainland, shortly after Washington vowed to bar Chinese airlines from flying to the United States due to Beijing’s curbs on American airlines. Qualifying foreign carriers currently barred from operating flights to China will…
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