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The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 11:34am

Stock indexes are trading mostly higher on Wall Street, despite deepening unrest across the U.S., as investors hope that the gradual lifting of lockdown provisions will help economies recover from the damage caused by the coronavirus outbreak.

With Italy at risk, Europe Central Bank could boost stimulus

David McHugh, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 10:59am

The European Central Bank could soon expand its anti-pandemic stimulus program to more than a trillion euros, giving it more firepower to keep the virus crisis from sliding into a new financial crisis for the 19 countries that use the euro.

Virginia county pulls officers from DC after Trump photo-op

Matthew Barakat, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 10:24am

Arlington County, Virginia, pulled its officers out of the District of Columbia Monday night after they played a supporting role in clearing protesters from a park outside the White House so the president could walk to a church for a photo opportunity.

UN appeal for urgent Yemen aid falls $1B short amid virus

Aya Batrawy and Maggie Michael, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 10:12am

A United Nations appeal Tuesday for countries to fund emergency aid in Yemen, where more than five years of war have collapsed the country's health care system, raised $1.35 billion — a billion dollars short of what aid agencies needed.

Virus leaves the US travel industry struggling to recover

Josh Boak and David Koenig, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 10:09am

about 8,500 jobs between them. Delta has launched an early-retirement offer and warns of layoffs if there aren’t enough takers. Those moves don’t include the tens of thousands of union pilots and flights attendants who are likely to be furloughed in October,

Greek tourism minister says all foreign visitors welcome

Elena Becatoros, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 9:10am

Greece is preparing to admit tourists from all over the world this summer but will be adhering to the advice of health experts to ensure it remains a safe destination in terms of coronavirus exposure, the country’s tourism minister said Tuesday.

Paris cafes, restaurants partially reopen post-lockdown

Thomas Adamson and Thibault Camus, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 8:02am

Parisians who have been cooped up for months with takeout food and coffee can savor their steak tartare in the fresh air and cobbled streets of the City of Light once more — albeit in smaller numbers.

UK study finds minorities at higher risk of COVID-19 death

Pan Pylas and Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 7:18am

People from ethnic minorities have died from COVID-19 in larger relative numbers in England than their white compatriots, according to a study published by health authorities Tuesday.

NY mayor: 8 p.m. curfew all week after post-protest mayhem

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 6:22am

New York's mayor extended an 8 p.m. curfew all week in hopes of stopping destruction that continued overnight despite the city's efforts to stop protests over George Floyd's death from devolving into lawless mayhem.

EU, UK leaders to meet this month as post-Brexit talks stall

Samuel Petrequin, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 6:21am

The European Union's top executive and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will meet this month for talks that could give new momentum to the stalled post-Brexit negotiations.

French virus tracing app goes live amid debate over privacy

Sylvie Corbet and Kelvin Chan, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 6:08am

France is rolling out an official coronavirus contact-tracing app aimed at containing fresh outbreaks as lockdown restrictions gradually ease, becoming the first major European country to deploy the smartphone technology amid simmering debates over data privacy.

UK lawmakers queue to vote as Parliament adjusts to COVID-19

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 3:53am

Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative government faced a rebellion from some of its own legislators on Tuesday after it summoned Members of Parliament back to London and scrapped a remote-voting system used during a nationwide coronavirus lockdown.

Update on the latest in business:

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 1:32am

Asian shares are higher as moves to reopen regional economies from shutdowns to contain the coronavirus pandemic override concerns about unrest in the U.S.

The Latest: Court invalidates South Africa's virus measures

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 1:24am

Thousands of people are defying a virus-linked police ban in Paris and have converged on the French capital's main courthouse for a demonstration to show solidarity with U.S. protesters and to denounce the death of a black man in French police custody.

Global shares rise as more economies reopen for business

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 1:13am

Global stock markets rose Tuesday as more economies reopened for business after long and painful shutdowns to contain the coronavirus pandemic.

South America's reopening and US protests could spread virus

Nick Perry, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 12:50am

South American countries at the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic are choosing to reopen even as case numbers rise, ignoring the example set by Europe in which nations waited for the worst to pass.

South Korea to reopen WTO complaint over Japan trade curbs

Kim Tong-Hyung, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 12:44am

Reigniting a bitter row between key U.S. allies, South Korea on Tuesday said it will reopen a complaint filed with the World Trade Organization over Japan’s tightened controls on technology exports to its companies, blaming Tokyo for an alleged lack of commitment in resolving mutual grievances.

225 VIPs urge world powers to adopt $2.5 trillion COVID plan

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 1st - 9:13pm

More than 225 current and former global VIPs urged the world’s 20 major economic powers on Monday to hold an urgent meeting to agree to a $2.5 trillion plan to tackle COVID-19 and launch an economic recovery from the pandemic, especially for hard-hit developing and middle-income countries.

Arrests made inside iconic Macy's store in Manhattan amid violence following George Floyd protests

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 1st - 9:11pm

Arrests made inside iconic Macy's store in Manhattan amid violence following George Floyd protests.