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AP Interview: UN chief says new virus poses 'enormous' risks

February 18, 2020

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — The U.N. secretary general said Tuesday that the virus outbreak that began in China poses “a very dangerous situation” for the world, but “is not out of control. more »»

HSBC cuts headcount by 35,000 in deep overhaul

February 18, 2020

LONDON (AP) — Europe's biggest bank, HSBC, will shed some 35,000 jobs as part of an overhaul to focus on faster-growing markets in Asia and as it tries to cope with a slew of global uncertainties... more »»

Farmers block highways in Spain to protest low food prices

February 18, 2020

NAVALMORAL DE LA MATA, Spain (AP) — Farmers in fluorescent yellow vests blocked highways in southwestern Spain with tractors and other vehicles Tuesday in the latest mass protest over what they... more »»

Lewis Capaldi, Dave among front-runners for UK's Brit Awards

February 18, 2020

LONDON (AP) — Singer-songwriter Lewis Capaldi and rapper Dave lead the nominations for the U.. more »»

Homeland Security waives contracting laws for border wall

February 18, 2020

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Trump administration said Tuesday that it will waive federal contracting laws to speed construction of a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border. more »»

German ex-environment minister seeks to lead Merkel's party

February 18, 2020

BERLIN (AP) — A former German environment minister on Tuesday became the first prominent figure officially to declare his candidacy for the leadership of Chancellor Angela Merkel's center-right... more »»

UK PM Johnson and estranged wife reach financial settlement

February 18, 2020

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his estranged wife Marina Wheeler have reached a financial agreement for their divorce, court records showed Tuesday. more »»

Quarantine on cruise ship in Japan comes under question

February 18, 2020

TOKYO (AP) — An extraordinary two-week quarantine of the Diamond Princess cruise ship ends Wednesday, with thousands of passengers and crew set to disembark over the next several days in the port... more »»

Shares take hit as virus outbreak slams profits, events

February 18, 2020

BANGKOK (AP) — Stock markets slipped Tuesday as the impact from the virus outbreak that began in China deepened, with Apple saying it would fail to meet its profit target this quarter and China... more »»

China virus outbreak chilling recovery for Asian economies

February 18, 2020

BANGKOK (AP) — The virus outbreak in China has put South Korea's economy into an "emergency situation," its president say. more »»

Nissan shareholders furious at Ghosn scandal, dismal results

February 18, 2020

TOKYO (AP) — Nissan shareholders vented their outrage at the Japanese automaker's top management Tuesday for crashing stock prices, zero dividends and quarterly losses after the scandal-ridden... more »»

UK issues severe flood alerts as storm-swollen rivers surge

February 18, 2020

LONDON (AP) — Residents in central England and Wales braced Tuesday for more flooding as rivers peaked in the wake of a weekend storm that brought up to 6 inches (150 mm) of rain to an already... more »»

Court reinstates order for Russia to pay $50 bln over Yukos

February 18, 2020

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — In a major legal defeat for the Russian government, a Dutch appeals court on Tuesday reinstated an international arbitration panel’s order that it should pay $50... more »»

Virus claims life of hospital director in hard-hit Wuhan

February 18, 2020

BEIJING (AP) — As a mysterious new virus enveloped central China's Wuhan early this year, Liu Zhiming mobilized all the resources of his hospital in the city's Wuchang district to deal with the... more »»

Turkey seeks 695 arrests over links to U.S.-based cleric

February 18, 2020

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish prosecutors have issued detention warrants against 695 people suspected of links to the U.S. more »»

China counts more virus deaths, illnesses as impact broadens

February 18, 2020

BEIJING (AP) — China reported 1,886 new virus cases and 98 more deaths in its update Tuesday on a disease outbreak that has caused mild illness in most people, an assessment that promoted guarded... more »»

Killing of 7-year-old stokes anger in Mexico over femicides

February 18, 2020

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The killing of a 7-year-old girl on the southern outskirts of Mexico City has stoked rising anger over the brutal slayings of women, including one found stabbed to death and... more »»

Virus fears rise after Cambodia's acceptance of cruise ship

February 18, 2020

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — The feel-good story of how Cambodia allowed a cruise ship to dock after it was turned away elsewhere in Asia for fear of spreading a new disease took an unfortunate... more »»

China reports 1,886 new virus cases, death toll up by 98

February 18, 2020

Mainland China reported 1,886 new virus cases and 98 more deaths for a total of 1,868 in its update Tuesday, following a report that 80% of cases have been mild, prompting guarded optimism from... more »»

Chinese health report says 80% of virus cases have been mild

February 17, 2020

Health officials in China have published the first details on nearly 45,000 cases of the novel coronavirus disease that originated there, saying more than 80% have been mild and new ones seem to... more »»

 
 
 

 

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