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Hungary to commemorate victims of Danube boat catastrophe

Pablo Gorondi, Associated Press  |  Posted May 28th - 4:25am

Commemorations will be held Friday on the anniversary of the Danube River tragedy in which a sightseeing boat carrying mostly tourists from South Korea sank after a collision with a river cruise ship that killed at least 27 people.

Hong Kong's business hub status imperiled by security law

Zen Soo and Joe McDonald, Associated Press  |  Posted May 28th - 3:38am

A national security law proposed by China could imperil Hong Kong’s status as one of the world’s best places to do business.

Nissan to close Indonesia, Spain auto plants after losses

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted May 28th - 3:22am

Japanese automaker Nissan plans to close auto plants in Spain and Indonesia after sinking into the red for the first time in 11 years as the pandemic squashed global demand and disrupted production.

Nissan says it's closing auto plants in Spain and Indonesia, as it sinks into annual loss amid coronavirus pandemic

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 28th - 2:55am

Nissan says it's closing auto plants in Spain and Indonesia, as it sinks into annual loss amid coronavirus pandemic.

Virus, heat wave and locusts form perfect storm in India

Emily Schmall, Associated Press  |  Posted May 28th - 2:44am

As if the coronavirus wasn't enough, India grappled with scorching temperatures and the worst locust invasion in decades as authorities prepared for the end of a monthslong lockdown despite recording thousands of new infections every day.

EasyJet to cut a third of workforce as pandemic hits travel

Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted May 28th - 2:42am

European budget airline easyJet said Thursday it plans to cut up to a third of its 15,000-strong workforce as the global aviation industry struggles to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Spanish workers, officials decry Nissan move to close plant

HernÁn MuÑoz and Aritz Parra, Associated Press  |  Posted May 28th - 2:02am

Angry workers burned tires at the gates of the Nissan carmaking plant in northeastern Spain and prepared for more protests after the Japanese company said it would shut all its manufacturing in the region as it reshuffles its global business.

Patrons under plastic: Restaurants get creative in virus era

Thomas Adamson and Oleg Cetinic, Associated Press  |  Posted May 28th - 1:49am

Dining at a table where each person is enclosed by a clear plastic shield might look and sound futuristic, but it could be one way for some restaurants to reopen. It also might help out if your companion orders escargots, heavy on the garlic.

Caseloads rise in India, Russia underlining reopening risks

Vladimir Isachenkov and Nick Perry, Associated Press  |  Posted May 28th - 12:50am

India saw another record daily jump in coronavirus cases Thursday while Russia reported a steady increase in its caseload even as it moved to swiftly ease restrictions in sync with the Kremlin's ambitious political plans.

Croatian charity offers help as lives turn during outbreak

Darko Bandic, Associated Press  |  Posted May 28th - 12:41am

Winding stone streets, usually packed with tourists, silent as a graveyard. Restaurants closed. Beaches deserted. Hotels bolted shut.

'Didn't give a damn': Inside a ravaged Spanish nursing home

Aritz Parra, Associated Press  |  Posted May 28th - 12:20am

Zoilo Patiño was just one of more than 19,000 elderly people to die of coronavirus in Spain’s nursing homes but he has come to symbolize a system of caring for the country’s most vulnerable that critics say is desperately broken.

World shares mostly higher after Wall Street rally

Elaine Kurtenbach, Associated Press  |  Posted May 28th - 12:18am

Global markets were mostly higher on Thursday as investors pinned their hopes on an economic rebound from the coronavirus pandemic.

House casts proxy votes in pandemic, Republicans have doubts

Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press  |  Posted May 27th - 10:48pm

It was a day for the history books on Capitol Hill: For the first time, House lawmakers voted by proxy, an unprecedented move to avoid the risks of travel to Washington during the pandemic.

Asian shares mixed after Wall Street rally; Hong Kong lower

Elaine Kurtenbach, Associated Press  |  Posted May 27th - 10:35pm

Asian stocks were mixed after an upbeat open on Thursday, as investors pinned their hopes on an economic rebound from the coronavirus crisis.

Trump continues to claim broad powers he doesn't have

Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted May 27th - 10:33pm

Threatening to shut down Twitter for flagging false content. Claiming he can “override" governors who dare to keep churches closed to congregants. Asserting the “absolute authority” to force states to reopen, even when local leaders say it's too soon.

Twitter fact-checks Trump; he threatens new regs or shutdown

Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted May 27th - 10:13pm

President Donald Trump, the historically prolific tweeter of political barbs and blasts, threatened social media companies with new regulation or even shuttering after Twitter added fact checks to two of his tweets. He turned to his Twitter account — where else? — to tweet his threats.

Minnesota man regrets questioning black tenants in building

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 27th - 9:23pm

A Minnesota venture capitalist said it was a mistake to question a group of black businessmen about being tenants in a building after the incident went viral on social media, and he lost his office lease.

UN: Virus could push 14 million into hunger in Latin America

Christine Armario, Associated Press  |  Posted May 27th - 9:04pm

The U.N. World Food Program is warning that upward of at least 14 million people could go hungry in Latin America as the coronavirus pandemic rages on, shuttering people in their homes, drying up work and crippling the economy.

Lawmakers ejected in Hong Kong debate on Chinese anthem bill

Zen Soo, Associated Press  |  Posted May 27th - 8:55pm

Three pro-democracy lawmakers were ejected from Hong Kong's legislative chamber Thursday morning, disrupting the second day of debate on a contentious bill that would criminalize insulting or abusing the Chinese national anthem.