World economic prospects darken, rebound delayed: Reuters poll
BENGALURU (Reuters) - Economic prospects for the developed world this year have darkened again in the past month as the coronavirus pandemic has rolled from Asia to the Americas, with a V-shaped sharp recovery expected by less than one-fifth of economists polled by Reuters.
UPDATE 4-Brazil police raid Rio governor's residences amid COVID-19 probe
BRASILIA/RIO DE JANEIRO, May 26 (Reuters) - Brazilian federal police on Tuesday raided the residences of Rio de Janeiro's right-wing Governor Wilson Witzel as part of a COVID-19 corruption probe, targeting one of President Jair Bolsonaro's political foes as the pandemic sweeps the nation.
House Republicans to sue Pelosi over remote proxy voting in pandemic
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House of Representatives Republicans will sue Democratic Speaker Nancy Pelosi over rule changes that allow members to vote on each other's behalf during the coronavirus pandemic, Republican aides said on Tuesday.
Biden calls Trump 'absolute fool' for not wearing face mask
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Tuesday called his Republican rival Donald Trump an "absolute fool" for not wearing a mask at a series of recent public events, saying his lack of leadership on the issue is "costing peoples' lives."
Third Iranian fuel cargo reaches Venezuelan waters, others unloading - data
MARACAY, Venezuela (Reuters) - The third cargo of an Iranian tanker flotilla carrying fuel for gasoline-thirsty Venezuela on Tuesday reached the nation's exclusive economic zone as the previous two were discharging at state run PDVSA's ports, Refinitiv Eikon data showed.
UPDATE 2-Amtrak needs $1.5 bln bailout, prepares to cut up to 20% of workforce
WASHINGTON, May 26 (Reuters) - U.S. passenger railroad service Amtrak said on Tuesday it needs a further $1.475 billion bailout and disclosed plans to cut its workforce by up to 20% in the coming budget year.
Trump issues North Carolina an ultimatum on Republican convention
(Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday gave North Carolina's Democratic governor a week to agree to host the Republican National Convention or face the prospect that Trump will take his event elsewhere.
Brazil total coronavirus death toll reaches 24,512-health ministry
SAO PAULO, May 26 (Reuters) - Brazil deaths by COVID-19 reached 24,512 on Tuesday, with 1,039 new deaths over the last 24 hours, the health ministry said.
Hong Kong legislature surrounded by riot police ahead of expected protests
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hundreds of riot police took up posts around Hong Kong's legislature overnight, as protests were expected on Wednesday over a bill criminalising disrespect of China's national anthem and against plans by Beijing to impose national security laws.
UPDATE 2-Hong Kong legislature surrounded by riot police ahead of expected protests
HONG KONG, May 27 (Reuters) - Hundreds of riot police took up posts around Hong Kong's legislature overnight, as protests were expected on Wednesday over a bill criminalizing disrespect of China's national anthem and against plans by Beijing to impose national security laws.
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