Friday, June 12, 2020 | 11:30 AM
North Korea vows to strengthen its military capacities two years after the unprecedented summit between President Trump and leader Kim Jong Un. North Korea’s foreign minister said the country would “never again” hold a high-profile meeting with U.S presidents for political gain without anything substantial in return (AP)
~extra: North Korea has virtually suspended all cooperation with South Korea in recent months.
Kalama Harris is considered the front-runner as Biden’s running-mate, especially as an African American female under the current circumstance.
Disney, Papa John’s, Poshmark and T-Mobile backed away from “Tucker Carlson Tonight” after the host’s comments about Black Lives Matter protests (NYT)
“This may be a lot of things, this moment we are living through,” Mr. Carlson said. “But it is definitely not about black lives, and remember that when they come for you. And at this rate, they will.”
~extra: Fox News said that Mr. Carlson was referring to Democratic leaders, not protesters, when he said “they” in his remarks.
Dow jumps 500 points or ~3% as of this morning from its biggest sell-off since March. This Thursday, Dow lost about 1800 points or ~6% in a single day (CNBC).
The U.K. economy shrank 20.4% in April compared with March, exposing the cost of nationwide lockdowns on the world’s advanced economies (WSJ).
Zoom reinstated the account of a Chinese human rights activists base in the U.S. after media scrutiny and vowed to build software that block participants based on location to better comply with laws in different regions (CNBC)
~extra: Zoom Video, a California-based company founded by U.S. citizen Eric Yuan who was born in China has been under scrutiny over its links to China (The Intercept)
Twitter removed about 170,000 accounts linked to Chinese Communist Party’s misinformation campaign. According to Twitter, these accounts focus on promoting CCP’s narrative on coronavirus, Hong Kong protest, and Taiwan (NYT).
~extra: Twitter was criticized by conservative figures for not fact-checking misinformation by China and Russia after it placed fact-checking labels on President Trump’s tweets.
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