Morning news brief: Floyd's family meets Biden, Tesla changes autopilot, and more

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, IndiaUpdated: May 26, 2021, 01:07 PM IST

George Floyd Memorial Square in Minneapolis, Minnesota Photograph:(AFP)

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As people chanted 'Black Lives Matter' all around the city to mark one year since George Floyd's death, his family visited the White House to talk to the US President and urge stricter police reforms. Meanwhile, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken began a visit to the Middle East in Israel on Tuesday, seeking to strengthen a ceasefire with Gaza's ruling Hamas group and help accelerate humanitarian aid to the devastated Palestinian enclave. While the world leaders aim to save lives, Tesla Inc has also brought in changes to Autopilot system for its Model 3 and Model Y vehicles after several reported accidents, allegedly caused due to fault in the autopilot system. We have all these stories here to start your day.

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Floyd’s family was invited to the White House to meet Joe Biden and Vice President, Kamala Harris, on Tuesday in a private meeting.

The move came amid growing scrutiny by regulators and media about the safety of what Tesla dubs 'Autopilot' and 'Full Self-Driving (FSD)' features, following a series of crashes.

China's Xiaomi Corp said on Wednesday a US court has removed the company's designation as a Communist Chinese Military Company (CCMC) and lifted all restrictions on US persons buying or holding its stock.