Protests, riots sweep US with curfews, National Guard deployed MINNEAPOLIS. KAZINFORM Protests and unrest took over the streets of many United States cities again on Saturday, with Minneapolis, Minnesota, as the epicenter, where crowds of people demonstrated against police brutality despite a curfew in place.
Cartoonists from 88 countries participate in Iran's coronavirus festival SHIRAZ. KAZINFORM Vice-Chancellor of Shiraz University of Medical Sciences for Cultural Affairs said on Saturday that artists from 88 countries around the world have taken part in the International Cartoon Contest with 4,200 works.
Most areas in Japan to fully reopen Mon. as new infections fall TOKYO. KAZINFORM Thirty-eight of Japan's 47 prefectures are set to fully reopen their economies on Monday as they seek to strike a balance between rebuilding the economies hit by the coronavirus and implementing measures to prevent a second wave of infections.
France's Renault to slash around 15,000 jobs worldwide PARIS. KAZINFORM France's second leading carmaker Renault on Friday announced that it would cut 14,600 posts worldwide and reduce production capacity over the next three years in order to save 2 billion euros (2.22 billion U.S. dollars) and focus on profitable segments of activities.
NYC to begin easing anti-virus restrictions on June 8 NEW YORK. KAZINFORM New York City, the hardest-hit spot in the coronavirus outbreak in the United States, will start easing its restrictions on businesses in phases from June 8 as the local spread of the virus has apparently peaked, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Friday.
Number of COVID-2019 cases across globe up by over 107,000 in past day — WHO MOSCOW. KAZINFORM More than 107,000 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus infection were registered worldwide on May 29, with the overall number of such cases exceeding 5.7 million, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in its daily bulletin on Friday.
Alibaba's online market to sponsor 100,000 influencers worldwide HANGZHOU. KAZINFORM AliExpress, a global online retail marketplace and part of Alibaba Group, announced on Thursday that it will empower over 100,000 content creators and influencers worldwide to bring new jobs and help them generate incomes to recover from the global economic downturn caused by COVID-19.