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  1. APTOPIX Minneapolis Police Death

    The former Minneapolis police officer shown in bystander video kneeling on the neck of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who subsequently died, has been charged with murder, officials in Minnesota said on Friday.

  2. Election 2020 Biden Appearance

    Joe Biden's choice of running mate, which he promised would be a woman, is likely to have significance beyond election day. If his ticket wins, she'd be the first female vice-president, and possibly be the presidential candidate in 2024.

  3. HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/BRAZIL-AMAZON

    Coronavirus deaths in Brazil reached 27,878, the Health Ministry said on Friday, surpassing Spain to become the fifth-ranking nation in the number of dead.

  4. Virus Outbreak Trump

    U.S. President Donald Trump announced Friday he would withdraw funding from the World Health Organization, end Hong Kong's special trade status and suspend visas of Chinese graduate students suspected of conducting research on behalf of their government.

  5. Virus Outbreak Russia

    The Russian government on Friday presented more detailed mortality figures for last month that include more deaths linked with the coronavirus, in a bid to dispel suspicions from some Russian and Western experts that authorities were trying to lower the toll for political reasons.