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Gay Pride events go online to mark 50th anniversary

Paris - Fifty years on from the first Gay Pride march, the LGBT community and their supporters took many of their events online Saturday, responding to the threat of the coronavirus pandemic.

Asian markets swing as new virus cases temper reopening hopes

Fpo - Asian markets fluctuated Monday as investors kept a nervous eye on a spike in virus infections around the world, while Europe pressed ahead with the easing of lockdown measures.

Fresh world protests against racism and police violence

Paris - Thousands marched in cities around the world for a second week of rallies Saturday to support the US Black Lives Matter movement, but also to highlight racism and police brutality in their own countries.

Airlines improvise gradual liftoff as lockdowns ease

Frankfurt Am Main - Cabin crews on standby with destinations revealed only hours before the flight, pilots put on simulators to keep up to date -- an airline restarting after the pandemic is a far cry from the clockwork precision of the pre-coronavirus world.

Europeans join global wave of anti-racism protests

Madrid - Calling for racial justice, protesters rallied across Europe Sunday, joining a wave of demonstrations sparked by the death of African American George Floyd at the hands of US police.

'Burn down racism': world rallies against George Floyd's death

London - Taking a knee, banging drums and ignoring social distancing measures, outraged protesters from Sydney to London on Saturday kicked off a weekend of global rallies against racism and police brutality.

Warmest May on record, Siberia 10C hotter

Paris - Temperatures soared 10 degrees Celsius above average last month in Siberia, home to much of Earth's permafrost, as the world experienced its warmest May on record, the European Union's climate monitoring network said Friday.

Warmest May on record, Siberia 10C hotter: EU

Paris - Temperatures soared 10 degrees Celsius above average last month in Siberia, home to much of Earth's permafrost, as the world experienced its warmest May on record, the European Union's climate monitoring network said Friday.

Global stocks rise despite protests, US-China tensions

New York - Global stock markets were firmer Monday, with Wall Street reversing opening losses and shrugging off unrest in many American cities following anti-racism protests and worsening US-China tensions.

Neighbours help out as fighting virus trumps old rivalries

Nicosia - Face masks are delivered across dividing lines in Ireland and Cyprus, the United Arab Emirates sends medical supplies to rival Iran, and China and Japan exchange rare warm words.

Coronavirus: latest global developments

Paris - Here are the latest developments in the coronavirus crisis:- 'Enormous evidence' -US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says there is "enormous evidence" the pandemic originated in a laboratory in Wuhan, China, adding to the diplomatic tensions with Beijin...

Equities tumble as Trump revives trade war fears

Fpo - Stock markets suffered steep losses Monday, tracking a selloff in New York after Donald Trump sparked fears of a renewed trade war with China over its role in the coronavirus pandemic.

Stock markets rattled by Trump's China virus claims

New York - London and New York stocks sank on Friday after US President Donald Trump lashed out at China over the coronavirus crisis, bringing back bad memories of a damaging standoff between both countries over trade.

Balcony banners, e-rallies as pandemic curbs May Day demos

Havana - Workers of the world scaled back their traditional May Day demos Friday with coronavirus lockdowns forcing many to rally online while a determined few hit the streets in face masks.

Stock markets struggle as antiviral drug hopes fade

New York - Stock markets struggled on Friday as hopes of quickly finding a treatment for coronavirus were dashed, and more crushing economic data delivered a body blow to confidence.

Tea, beer, garlic: how world copes with lockdown

Baghdad - In the US it was toilet paper, in Mexico it's beer and in France, predictably, flour. The goods missing from stores reveal how the world is coping with coronavirus lockdowns.

Oil rockets higher, boosting global equities

New York - Beaten-down US oil prices rallied Wednesday following dramatic declines earlier this week, lifting global equities, even as American crude inventories surged closer to capacity levels.

Oil collapses to $10 as world awash with crude

London - US oil prices dived to 34-year lows at $10 Monday after crashing more than 45 percent in a market flooded with crude as demand evaporates in the face of the coronavirus pandemic.

Ben Proud talks Energy Standard, postponement of Tokyo Olympics Special

World champion British swimmer Ben Proud chatted with Digital Journal about being a part of the Energy Standard swimming team, and he shared his outlook on the sport following the postponement of the Tokyo Olympic Games.

Struggle, fear and heartbreak for medical staff on virus frontline

Rome - Doctors, nurses and healthcare workers have become the unwitting heroes of the coronavirus pandemic, winning applause from balconies and streets around the world.From Yaounde to Rome to New York, the pandemic has infected more than 1.

Coronavirus: three months of global upheaval

Paris - In the three months since China first came across a new coronavirus, the world has been plunged into turmoil.

Oil price barrels ahead as OPEC flags meeting

New York - The price of crude oil surged again Friday after OPEC said it would talk to non-members, notably Russia, giving investors hope for an end to a price war which has created market chaos along with crushed demand because of the coronavirus.

Stocks rebound as US makes economic moves against virus

London - Stocks rebounded Tuesday following Wall Street's sharpest daily drop in more than three decades as the United States took steps to try to deal with the economic fallout from the coronavirus.

Meet Sarah Sjöström: Olympic gold medalist, world record holder Special

Olympic gold medalist and world champion swimmer Sarah Sjöström chatted with Digital Journal about the International Swimming League (ISL), motivations, and her competitive swimming career.

Meet Kristian Gkolomeev: World silver medalist, Greek swimmer Special

2019 world silver medalist swimmer Kristian Gkolomeev chatted with Digital Journal about his swimming career, proud moments and competing in the International Swimming League (ISL).

Worldwide sports collapse piles pressure on Olympics

Apo - The collapse of sports events worldwide over the rapidly spreading new coronavirus heaped pressure on the Tokyo Olympics on Friday as US President Donald Trump suggested delaying the Games by a year.

Stocks and oil comeback rally fizzles

London - A rebound in European and US stocks on hopes Washington would agree on new stimulus measures fizzled Friday as traders closed out a week of carnage over fears the coronavirus pandemic will trigger a global recession.While the Dow shot 5.

Asian stocks nosedive, extending global rout on recession fears

Apo - Asian markets opened in freefall on Friday, extending a global rout that saw bourses experience their worst day in decades on fears of a recession caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

Stocks see worst slump in decades as Trump ban bites

London - Equity markets plunged Thursday, with some recording their worst day in decades, after the US banned travel from Europe and the ECB failed to stem the selling tide.The oil price also fell sharply as the move ramped up fears of a worldwide recession.

Stocks, oil plunge as Trump travel ban fans recession fears

London - Global stock markets and oil prices plunged Thursday after President Donald Trump banned all travel from mainland Europe to the United States for a month to fight the coronavirus pandemic, ramping up fears of worldwide recession.
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