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Severe cyclone approaches India’s financial capital Mumbai

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MUMBAI, India (Net) — India's western coast and financial capital of Mumbai braced for the first cyclone in a century on Wednesday as cases of the coronavirus continued to surge.
Police shooed people away from a beach as light rain fell. Homes in a nearby slum had been left and locked up, and municipal officials patrolled the streets, using bullhorns to order people to stay inside.
Nisarga was forecast to drop heavy rains and sustained winds of 100 to 110 kilometers (62 to 68 miles) per...

Asian shares rise as Wall Street gains for 3rd straight day

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TOKYO (Net) — Asian shares rose Wednesday after Wall Street extended its gains for a third straight day, driven by optimism over economies reopening from shutdowns to stem the coronavirus pandemic.
Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 gained 1.3% to finish at 22,613.76. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 rose...

France enters second phase in easing of cononavirus restrictions

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PARIS, June 3 (Net) -- Basking in spring sunshine, restaurants, bars and cafes throughout France reopened their doors to customers on Tuesday morning with tables positioned at least one meter apart, kicking off the second phase of de-confinement in the country.
Museums and parks are now allowed...

Trump questions render Trudeau speechless for 21 seconds

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TORONTO (Net) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Tuesday that Canadians are watching what's unfolding in the United States with "horror and consternation" and he paused for 21 seconds when asked about U.S. President Donald Trump and the use of tear gas against protesters to clear the...

Greece reopens primary schools, hotels, announces rules for restart of tourism

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ATHENS, June 2 (Net) -- Greece took another step to normalcy on Monday with the reopening of primary schools and kindergartens, open-air cinemas, hotels and swimming pools among other businesses which had closed since March as part of measures to control the spread of the novel coronavirus.

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