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Shell takes $22 billion hit on lower oil, gas prices

LONDON — Energy producer Royal Dutch Shell warned Tuesday it will slash the value of its assets by $22 billion to account for lower oil and gas prices amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

EU bans Pakistan airline from flying to Europe for 6 months

ISLAMABAD — The European Union's aviation safety agency said Tuesday that Pakistan’s national airline will not be allowed to fly into Europe for at least six months after the country’s aviation minister revealed that nearly a third of Pakistani pilot
Citroen unveils new hatchback as virus pushes event online

Citroen unveils new hatchback as virus pushes event online

FRANKFURT — PSA Group unveiled one of its most important new models Tuesday with 20 people physically present and 2,600 watching online - a marketing configuration that the coronavirus seems likely to accelerate across the industry after the Geneva a
Using 'face doubles,' a new doc captures an anti-LGBTQ purge

Using 'face doubles,' a new doc captures an anti-LGBTQ purge

Anonymous sources in documentaries have often been reduced to a shadowy, voice-distorted figure — or worse, a pixelated blur.

US consumer confidence rises to 98.1 in June

WASHINGTON — U.S. consumer confidence rose in June, reflecting the partial re-opening of the country but the concern is that rising coronavirus cases in many states could jeopardize future gains.
Paris police say no weapon found in shopping centre search

Paris police say no weapon found in shopping centre search

Paris police say checks have been completed at a popular shopping centre near La Defence business district and a witness's report of seeing a man carrying a gun turned out to be an apparent false alarm.
'White power' flare-up in retirement haven reveals tensions

'White power' flare-up in retirement haven reveals tensions

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Iran journalist who fueled 2017 protests sentenced to death

Iran journalist who fueled 2017 protests sentenced to death

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran sentenced a once-exiled journalist to death over his online work that helped inspire nationwide economic protests that began at the end of 2017, authorities said Tuesday.

Golden State Killer admits murders, rapes for life in prison

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Gay Hardwick stood arm-in-arm with her husband to face a criminal dubbed the Golden State Killer and couldn't recognize the elderly man hunched in a wheelchair as the sadistic rapist who had terrorized them 42 years earlier.
Supreme Court refuses to block upcoming federal executions

Supreme Court refuses to block upcoming federal executions

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday refused to block the execution of four federal prison inmates who are scheduled to be put to death in July and August.