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Russian border becomes China's frontline in fight against second virus wave

Mon, 04/13/2020 - 10:01pm
China's northeastern border with Russia has become a frontline in the fight against a resurgence of the coronavirus epidemic as new daily cases rose to the highest in nearly six weeks - with more than 90% involving people coming from abroad.

China reports 89 new coronavirus cases on April 13, 86 imported

Mon, 04/13/2020 - 10:01pm
China reported 89 new coronavirus cases on April 13, down from 108 the previous day, the health authority said on Tuesday.

In upset for Republicans, liberal ousts Trump-backed judge for Wisconsin Supreme Court seat

Mon, 04/13/2020 - 9:57pm
Liberal challenger Jill Karofsky won a hotly contested race for the Wisconsin Supreme Court on Monday, beating a conservative incumbent in state elections marred by court challenges and worries about health risks from the coronavirus pandemic.

Exxon raises $9.5 billion to load up on cash while debt market still open to new deals

Mon, 04/13/2020 - 9:22pm
Exxon Mobil Corp on Monday raised $9.5 billion in new debt, with the largest U.S. oil producer seeking to bolster its finances while debt markets remain open to new deals.

Disney enters $5 billion credit agreement

Mon, 04/13/2020 - 9:21pm
Walt Disney Co said on Monday it has entered an unsecured credit agreement for $5 billion, at a time when companies across industries are scrambling to bolster their liquidity to weather the fallout from the coronavirus crisis.

French new coronavirus death toll rises by 574 to 14,967

Mon, 04/13/2020 - 8:57pm
The death toll in France from the new coronavirus outbreak has risen to 14,967 from 14,393 a day earlier, the French public health authority said on Monday.

Promising 'better days,' Macron extends France's lockdown until May 11

Mon, 04/13/2020 - 8:57pm
French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday announced he was extending a virtual lockdown to curb the coronavirus outbreak until May 11, adding that progress had been made but the battle not yet won.

Trump administration to unveil $15.5 billion first phase of coronavirus farm aid: sources

Mon, 04/13/2020 - 7:41pm
The U.S. Department of Agriculture will spend up to $15.5 billion in the initial phase of its plan to bolster the nation's food supply chain against the impacts of the coronavirus outbreak, according to three sources familiar with the matter.

China's Heilongjiang reports 79 new imported coronavirus cases: CCTV

Mon, 04/13/2020 - 7:30pm
The northeastern Chinese border province of Heilongjiang reported 79 new imported coronavirus cases on April 13, state broadcaster CCTV said on Tuesday.

Liberal projected to win hotly contested Wisconsin Supreme Court seat

Mon, 04/13/2020 - 7:21pm
Liberal challenger Jill Karofsky won a hotly contested race for the Wisconsin Supreme Court on Monday, beating a conservative incumbent in state elections marred by court challenges and worries about coronavirus health risks.

In bid for unity, ex-rival Sanders backs Biden to challenge Trump

Mon, 04/13/2020 - 6:59pm
Senator Bernie Sanders on Monday endorsed his longtime rival former Vice President Joe Biden, a move aimed at unifying a Democratic Party long fractured along moderate and liberal lines ahead of the election match-up against President Donald Trump.