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Nissan to begin restart of U.S. auto plants on June 1 - 27 May 2020 at 4:48pm - Japanese automaker Nissan Motor Co said Wednesday it plans to begin restarting its shuttered U.S. manufacturing operations beginning June 1.

Factbox: Where states stand as U.S. reaches 100,000 deaths - 27 May 2020 at 4:47pm - Less than four months after a 57-year-old California woman died and was later found to be the country's first COVID-19 fatality, the coronavirus U.S. death toll topped 100,000 people on Wednesday, according to a Reuters tally.

Huawei CFO Meng loses key court fight against extradition to United States - 27 May 2020 at 4:45pm - Huawei Technologies Co's Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou was dealt a setback by a Canadian court on Wednesday as she tries to avoid extradition to the United States to face bank fraud charges, dashing hopes for an end to her 18-month house arrest in Vancouver.

Weather delays SpaceX's first astronaut launch from Florida - 27 May 2020 at 4:45pm - SpaceX, billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk's private rocket company, was forced by foul weather to scrub a planned launch on Wednesday of two Americans into orbit from Florida, a mission that would mark the first spaceflight of NASA astronauts from U.S. soil in nine years.

Ackman says hedge fund up 27% year to date, dumped Berkshire - 27 May 2020 at 4:43pm - William Ackman's hedge fund is boasting double-digit gains at a time many portfolios have sunk along with the economy during the coronavirus pandemic, after the billionaire investor plowed cash into a number of companies he already owned and dumped Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway among other stocks.

Stocks rally on EU stimulus plan, euro gains - 27 May 2020 at 4:42pm - Equity markets rallied on Wednesday, lifted by enthusiasm for the European Union's plans for a 750 billion euro (672 billion pounds) recovery fund, but crude prices slid on concerns about unrest in Hong Kong over Beijing's proposed national security laws.

U.S. coronavirus deaths top 100,000 as country reopens - 27 May 2020 at 4:40pm - U.S. deaths from the novel coronavirus topped 100,000 on Wednesday even as the daily average death toll declines, businesses reopen and Americans emerge from lockdowns across the country.

Gilead study shows shorter five-day course of remdesivir works as well as 10-... - 27 May 2020 at 4:36pm - Gilead Sciences Inc, which has suggested that a shorter treatment duration could extend limited supplies of its drug remdesivir, on Wednesday published results of a study showing no significant difference in outcomes between 5- and 10-day courses of the drug for patients with severe COVID-19.

MGM Resorts to re-open its Las Vegas casinos on June 4 - 27 May 2020 at 4:36pm - MGM Resorts said on Wednesday it would re-open its Las Vegas casinos on June 4 after months of closure due to public health restrictions aimed at curbing the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Wall Street gains with economic hopes; bank stocks jump - 27 May 2020 at 4:30pm - U.S. stocks rose on Wednesday, with the S&P 500 closing above 3,000 for the first time since March 5, as the further easing of lockdowns lifted optimism for an economic recovery.

'Move on' says British PM, as row over adviser Cummings persists - 27 May 2020 at 4:28pm - Prime Minister Boris Johnson urged Britain on Wednesday to move on from what he described as a "very, very frustrating episode" when his closest adviser provoked outrage for taking a long-distance drive during the coronavirus lockdown.

"Move on" says British PM, as row over adviser Cummings persists - 27 May 2020 at 4:27pm - Prime Minister Boris Johnson urged Britain on Wednesday to move on from what he described as a "very, very frustrating episode" when his closest adviser provoked outrage for taking a long-distance drive during the coronavirus lockdown.

Exclusive: Venezuela reaches deal with U.N. to buy food, medicine with gold -... - 27 May 2020 at 4:17pm - Venezuela has reached a deal with the U.N. Development Programme (UNDP) to destine part of its gold in Bank of England accounts to finance the purchase of food and medicine during the coronavirus pandemic, its central bank governor said on Wednesday.

Pompeo says Hong Kong no longer warrants special U.S. treatment - 27 May 2020 at 4:16pm - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday China had undermined Hong Kong's autonomy so fundamentally that the territory no longer warranted special treatment under U.S. law, a potentially big blow to its status as a major financial hub.

U.N. warns of possible war crimes in northeastern Congo - 27 May 2020 at 4:14pm - Widespread and systematic killings, beheadings, rape and other barbaric acts by militia mostly from the ethnic Lendu community in northeastern Congo may constitute crimes against humanity and war crimes, the United Nations said on Wednesday.

Boeing cutting more than 12,000 U.S. jobs, thousands more planned - 27 May 2020 at 4:12pm - Boeing Co said Wednesday it was eliminating more than 12,000 U.S. jobs, including involuntary layoffs of 6,770 U.S. workers as the largest American planemaker restructures in the face of the coronavirus pandemic.

BlackRock votes to split CEO, chairman roles at Exxon Mobil - 27 May 2020 at 4:10pm - Top fund manager BlackRock Inc on Wednesday said it cast an advisory vote in favor of an independent chairman at Exxon Mobil Corp and cast votes against the reelection of two directors over the company's approach to climate risks.

American Airlines CEO quells U.S. bankruptcy talk, says demand improving - 27 May 2020 at 4:09pm - American Airlines Group Inc is not considering a Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing, Chief Executive Doug Parker said on Wednesday and dismissed speculation that a major U.S. carrier could disappear due to the coronavirus pandemic.

U.S. businesses hammered by pandemic but see some green shoots, Fed says - 27 May 2020 at 4:08pm - U.S. businesses continued to be slammed by the effects of the novel coronavirus epidemic into the middle of May, a Federal Reserve report showed on Wednesday, and few expected a swift recovery despite some signs of hope.

Exclusive: Chevron to cut up to 15% of staff amid restructuring - 27 May 2020 at 4:07pm - Chevron Corp will cut 10% to 15% of its worldwide workforce as part of an ongoing restructuring at the second-largest U.S. oil producer.

EU governments ban malaria drug for COVID-19, trial paused as safety fears grow - 27 May 2020 at 4:04pm - European governments moved on Wednesday to halt the use of anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19 patients, and a second global trial was suspended, further blows to hopes for a treatment promoted by U.S. President Donald Trump.

Dollar treads water against euro; yuan sinks on U.S.-China tensions - 27 May 2020 at 4:04pm - The dollar steadied against the euro on Wednesday even as the common currency remained supported by news of a proposal for an economic recovery package to help the euro zone region recover from the coronavirus pandemic.

Moderna rally loses steam over COVID-19 vaccine worries - 27 May 2020 at 4:03pm - Shares of biotechs racing to make coronavirus vaccines, including Moderna Inc , fell about 10% on Wednesday, as investor concerns grew about the prospects of the experimental products that are still in early stages of development.

World TeamTennis picked Greenbrier so fans could watch live tennis - 27 May 2020 at 3:57pm - World TeamTennis said on Wednesday it had several options for where to stage its 2020 season but selecting the Greenbrier resort in West Virginia was an easy decision as it was the only site that could include fans amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Minneapolis mayor calls for white police officer to be charged in black man's... - 27 May 2020 at 3:55pm - Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey on Wednesday called on prosecutors to file criminal charges against a white police officer caught on a bystander's video pressing his knee into the neck of African-American man who later died at a hospital.

U.S. states sue Trump administration over fuel efficiency rollback - 27 May 2020 at 3:54pm - A group of 23 U.S. states and the District of Columbia filed a lawsuit on Wednesday challenging a Trump administration decision to weaken Obama-era fuel efficiency standards.

Sea turtles appear next to Rio airport thanks to fewer flights amid pandemic - 27 May 2020 at 3:53pm - Sea turtles have been spotted swimming amid garbage next to an airport in Brazil's tourist hotspot of Rio de Janeiro, as the scream of jet engines that would normally keep them away has been largely silenced due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Anti-inflammatory drugs may help keep virus in check; mornings not ideal for ... - 27 May 2020 at 3:50pm - The following is a brief roundup of some of the latest scientific studies on the novel coronavirus and efforts to find treatments and vaccines for COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus.

Don't abandon us, we don't transmit coronavirus, say Cairo dogs and cats - 27 May 2020 at 3:49pm - The doggies and kitties of a Cairo veterinary clinic have an important message, and they are taking it to the internet.

U.S. to end sanctions waivers allowing some work at Iran nuclear sites: sources - 27 May 2020 at 3:49pm - The United States has decided to end sanctions waivers allowing Russian, Chinese and European firms to continue work at certain Iranian nuclear sites, a U.S. official and another source familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.

Migrants stuck on merchant ship disembark in Libya: IOM - 27 May 2020 at 3:48pm - At least 90 migrants who were returned to Libya after being rescued at sea while attempting to cross the Mediterranean to Europe were disembarking in Misrata on Wednesday after spending two nights on board, the U.N. migration agency said.

Five coronavirus patients die in Bangladesh hospital fire - 27 May 2020 at 3:48pm - Five coronavirus patients died in a hospital fire in the Bangladesh capital Dhaka on Wednesday, a fire service official said.

New York's Cuomo says discussed infrastructure with Trump, railed against par... - 27 May 2020 at 3:47pm - New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said his meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday focused on how to "supercharge" the economy by investing in infrastructure, and he called on Republicans to approve federal funding to state and local governments crippled by the coronavirus pandemic.

New York's Cuomo says Congress 'abusing' states worst hit by coronavirus - 27 May 2020 at 3:47pm - New York Governor Andrew Cuomo called on Wednesday for the U.S. Congress to "stop abusing" New York and other Democratic-controlled states and release more federal funds to help them combat the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

U.S. military says Russia flew 14 MiG 29s and Su-24s to Libya - 27 May 2020 at 3:35pm - Russian military personnel flew MiG 29 and SU-24 fighter planes to a Libyan airbase escorted by other Russian fighter jets, the U.S. military said on Wednesday, detailing a deployment of air power that could have a big impact on Libya's war.

Mickelson keen on annual 'Match' featuring all-star cast - 27 May 2020 at 3:35pm - The COVID-19 relief match featuring Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Tom Brady and Peyton Manning proved a big success and Mickelson hopes it can become an annual event with the likes of basketball greats Steph Curry and Michael Jordan competing.

Money pours into North Carolina as battle for U.S. Senate heats up - 27 May 2020 at 3:32pm - Republican U.S. Senator Thom Tillis is used to being in a tight spot in campaigns in the swing state of North Carolina, having come from behind in the polls six years ago to clinch his post.

Rosenstein to testify in Senate on Trump-Russia probe - 27 May 2020 at 3:30pm - A key figure behind the U.S. investigation into links between Russia and President Donald Trump's 2016 election campaign will testify next week before a Republican-led Senate committee examining the origins of the probe, the panel said on Wednesday.

Larry Kramer, author known for his AIDS activism, dead at age 84 - 27 May 2020 at 3:27pm - Larry Kramer, an author, playwright and film producer who helped shape U.S. healthcare policy with his early advocacy of a national response to AIDS when it first emerged in the 1980s, died on Wednesday at 84.

Venezuela readies fuel distribution as fourth Iranian tanker enters Caribbean - 27 May 2020 at 3:23pm - Venezuela has begun preparations to distribute fuel imported from Iran among desperate citizens as the fourth cargo of a five-tanker flotilla was crossing the Caribbean on Wednesday, according to Refinitiv Eikon and a government official.

Oil slides on U.S.-China tensions - 27 May 2020 at 3:21pm - Oil futures tumbled on Wednesday after U.S. President Donald Trump said he was working on a strong response to China's proposed security law in Hong Kong and as some traders doubted Russia's commitment to deep production cuts.

Burkina prosecutor says cause of death of 12 detainees unclear - 27 May 2020 at 3:18pm - A Burkina Faso prosecutor said on Wednesday that a preliminary probe could not determine what caused the death of 12 people in detention cells hours after they were arrested, a decision advocacy group Human Rights Watch says could signal a cover-up.

Total number of coronavirus cases in Gulf Arab states surpasses 200,000: Reut... - 27 May 2020 at 3:17pm - The number of coronavirus cases in the six Gulf Arab states doubled in less than a month to surpass 200,000 on Wednesday, according to a Reuters' tally, at a time the region's two biggest economies move to resume activity.

WHO creates foundation to boost funding in coronavirus fight - 27 May 2020 at 3:16pm - The World Health Organization announced on Wednesday the creation of a foundation to tap new sources of funding that could help ease a potential cash shortage as it leads the global fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

Lufthansa board rejects EU conditions on $10 billion bailout - 27 May 2020 at 3:08pm - Lufthansa's $10 billion (8.2 billion pounds) government bailout was thrown into doubt on Wednesday after the German airline's supervisory board refused to accept the conditions attached by Brussels.

Italy PM meeting with allies fails to break Atlantia deadlock - 27 May 2020 at 3:06pm - A meeting between Italy's Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte and coalition allies on Wednesday to try settle a row over Atlantia's motorway business yielded no progress, two government sources said.

U.N. nuclear watchdog plans delayed board meeting because of coronavirus - 27 May 2020 at 3:03pm - The U.N. nuclear watchdog's 35-nation board plans to hold next month's quarterly meeting a week later than originally planned and mainly by video link because of the coronavirus pandemic, the board's chairwoman told member states on Wednesday.

Bertha weakens to tropical depression after making landfall in South Carolina - 27 May 2020 at 3:02pm - Bertha, the second named storm this Atlantic hurricane season, has weakened to a tropical depression but was still expected to bring heavy rain and possibly life-threatening flash floods to parts of the Carolinas and Virginia, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Wednesday.

Russia postpones July BRICS summit due to coronavirus - 27 May 2020 at 3:02pm - Russia said on Wednesday it has decided to postpone the summit of the BRICS nations, initially scheduled to be held in St. Petersburg in July, due to the spread of the coronavirus.

Disney plans to reopen Walt Disney World starting on July 11 - 27 May 2020 at 3:00pm - Walt Disney Co plans to reopen the world's largest theme park, Walt Disney World, in phases beginning on July 11, if the governor of Florida approves.