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LA Times (June 8)

2020/ 06/ 09 by jd in Global News

“The coronavirus transmission rate in Los Angeles County is climbing again as the economy reopens.” It could go higher still if the protests prove to be incubators. “Officials said the increase in disease transmission largely reflected infections that occurred before the start of demonstrations protesting the death of George Floyd.”


Houston Chronicle (June 8)

2020/ 06/ 09 by jd in Global News

“The coronavirus pandemic and the unprecedented plunge in energy demand has forced oil companies to shut down wells by the thousands, providing another test of a shale industry that restored the U.S. as a leading global producer and spurred Houston’s economy for more than a decade.”


Deutsche Welle (June 7)

2020/ 06/ 09 by jd in Global News

“Donald Trump seems to finally be making good on his threat …. to punish Germany.” The sudden move to remove 9,500 troops is “misguided.” It “does not make military sense” and “has shown once again that NATO’s European members cannot rely on the commander-in-chief in the White House. It is a wake-up call for Europeans to take the initiative when it comes to their own defense, and actually spend more money on it.”