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After raucous welcome in India, Trump set for talks on trade, arms deals

World News - Mon, 02/24/2020 - 11:25pm
After a rousing reception, U.S. President Donald Trump sits down with Indian leaders on Tuesday for talks on arms sales and festering trade disputes that have strained ties in recent months.

Japan urges telecommuting, staggered shifts to curb coronavirus

World News - Mon, 02/24/2020 - 11:23pm
The Japanese government on Tuesday urged companies to recommend telecommuting and staggered shifts for workers in a bid to curb the spread of the new coronavirus.

Washington pledges $1 billion for coronavirus vaccine as pandemic risks grow

World News - Mon, 02/24/2020 - 11:13pm
U.S. President Donald Trump will seek $2.5 billion from Congress to fight the coronavirus epidemic and U.S. and South Korean militaries are considering scaling back joint training as the virus spreads in Europe and the Middle East.

Soccer: Japan postpones Cup games due to coronavirus concerns

World News - Mon, 02/24/2020 - 11:13pm
Japan's J.League says it has postponed seven Levian Cup matches scheduled for Wednesday due to concerns about the coronavirus outbreak and is considering postponing all domestic soccer games through the first half of March.

All 16 of Vietnam's coronavirus sufferers cured

World News - Mon, 02/24/2020 - 11:09pm
All 16 people in Vietnam infected with a new coronavirus have been cured, the health ministry said on Tuesday, adding that no new cases have been recorded since Feb. 13.

Battle against coronavirus turns to Italy; Wall Street falls on pandemic fears

World News - Mon, 02/24/2020 - 11:04pm
The coronavirus death toll climbed to seven in Italy on Monday and several Middle East countries were dealing with their first infections, sending markets into a tailspin over fears of a global pandemic even as China eased curbs with no new cases reported in Beijing and other cities.

Malaysia's Mahathir returns as interim PM amid political uncertainty

World News - Mon, 02/24/2020 - 11:02pm
Malaysia's Mahathir Mohamad went back to work on Tuesday with the new title of interim prime minister, a day after he resigned the leadership in a shock move that plunged the country into political turmoil.

Malaysian king to meet all lawmakers to decide the next PM

World News - Mon, 02/24/2020 - 11:02pm
Malaysia's king will meet all members of parliament to decide the next prime minister, a palace official said on Tuesday, after 94-year-old premier Mahathir Mohamad unexpectedly resigned a day earlier.

China aviation regulator says flights outside of Hubei to resume gradually

World News - Mon, 02/24/2020 - 10:59pm
Flights in China halted in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak will resume gradually as factories and businesses reopen but those to Hubei province, the virus's epicenter, will remain suspended, the country's aviation regulator said on Tuesday.

Factbox: Airlines suspend flights due to coronavirus outbreak

World News - Mon, 02/24/2020 - 10:56pm
Airlines have been suspending flights or modifying service in response to the coronavirus outbreak.

Trump administration seeks $2.5 billion in funds to fight coronavirus

World News - Mon, 02/24/2020 - 10:51pm
The Trump administration is asking Congress for $2.5 billion to fight the fast-spreading coronavirus, including more than $1 billion for vaccines, the White House said on Monday.

One of Korean Air's cabin crew tests positive for coronavirus

World News - Mon, 02/24/2020 - 10:50pm
One of the cabin crew of Korean Air has tested positive for coronavirus, the airline said on Tuesday, prompting it to shut its office near the Incheon International Airport, where the crew briefing room is located.

Thailand reports two new virus cases, bringing total to 37

World News - Mon, 02/24/2020 - 10:45pm
Thailand confirmed two new cases of the coronavirus, a senior health official said, bringing the total infections in the country to 37.

Trump's request for $2.5 billion to fight coronavirus 'inadequate', Pelosi says

World News - Mon, 02/24/2020 - 10:31pm
U.S. President Donald Trump's request for $2.5 billion in supplemental funds to combat a coronavirus outbreak is "long overdue" and "completely inadequate" to the scale of the emergency, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said.

China to keep strict control, prevention measures in virus epicenter

World News - Mon, 02/24/2020 - 10:23pm
China's national health commission says it will continue to take the strictest control and prevention measures in Hubei province, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak, according to a statement on Tuesday.

Weinstein found guilty of sexual assault, rape, in victory for #MeToo movement

World News - Mon, 02/24/2020 - 10:13pm
Former movie producer Harvey Weinstein was convicted of sexual assault and rape in a New York court on Monday and taken off to jail in handcuffs, a victory for the #MeToo movement that inspired women to publicly accuse powerful men of misconduct.

After a Four Seasons breakfast, Harvey Weinstein sent to dank New York jail

World News - Mon, 02/24/2020 - 10:13pm
Harvey Weinstein's day began with expensive coffee and Acqua Panna mineral water at a breakfast meeting with his lawyers in a Four Seasons hotel near Manhattan's criminal courts.

Testimony alleging past Weinstein sexual assaults bolstered difficult case

World News - Mon, 02/24/2020 - 10:11pm
In order to secure the rape and sexual assault convictions that will send Harvey Weinstein to prison, prosecutors called a parade of witnesses who portrayed the former Hollywood producer as a man who abused his power to prey on younger women.

Buttigieg courts South Carolina black voters with his veteran status

World News - Mon, 02/24/2020 - 9:44pm
Pete Buttigieg, the only veteran in the top tier of candidates seeking the Democratic presidential nomination, is turning to South Carolina's large military community to help shore up his nagging lack of support among black voters.

Coronavirus spreads outside China, but 'world in Wuhan's debt' for its actions: WHO

World News - Mon, 02/24/2020 - 11:28am
Italy, South Korea and Iran reported sharp rises in coronavirus cases on Monday, but China eased curbs as the rate of infection there slowed and a visiting World Health Organization team said a turning point had been reached in the epicenter, Wuhan.