- A memorial service has taken place in the U.S. state of Minnesota for George Floyd whose death while in police custody has sparked nationwide protests against racial injustice. Hundreds of people attended Thursday’s ceremony in Minneapolis. It was the 10th day since Floyd died after a police officer pinned him to the ground with a knee on his neck.
- Thousands of people in Hong Kong have defied a ban on large gatherings to hold a vigil marking 31 years since the deadly military crackdown on pro-democracy activists at Beijing’s Tiananmen Square.
- The European Central Bank has decided to sharply expand its emergency stimulus program to help eurozone countries weather the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
June 5, Friday, 2020 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline