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Kuroda says BOJ will be 'fully prepared' to act on virus risk

Sun, 02/23/2020 - 11:06am
The Bank of Japan will be fully prepared to take necessary action to mitigate the impact of the coronavirus on the world's third-largest economy, its Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said.

Central bankers will look at options for responding to coronavirus: Mnuchin

Sun, 02/23/2020 - 11:06am
U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Sunday central bankers will look at options for responding to the fast-spreading coronavirus as needed.

Buffett calls for more accountability for corporate directors

Sun, 02/23/2020 - 10:52am
Warren Buffett on Saturday called on corporate America to make their boards of directors more accountable to shareholders and less beholden to chief executive officers, perhaps by reducing their pay and requiring that they buy more stock.

Buffett defends Berkshire stock push, reassures on future as profit smashes record

Sun, 02/23/2020 - 10:52am
Warren Buffett on Saturday forcefully defended Berkshire Hathaway Inc's decision to invest heavily in stocks of companies such as Apple Inc as he labors through a four-year drought since his last major acquisition of a company.

Trump accuses Schiff of leaking intelligence about Russia to hurt Sanders

Sun, 02/23/2020 - 10:52am
President Donald Trump on Sunday accused Representative Adam Schiff of leaking classified information on Russian interference in the 2020 U.S. election to hurt Democratic presidential front-runner Bernie Sanders.

Armenia seals Iran border after coronavirus reports

Sun, 02/23/2020 - 10:48am
Armenia is closing its border with Iran for two weeks and suspending air traffic after reports of coronavirus cases there, Armenia's Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said in a Facebook post on Sunday.

Latest on coronavirus spreading in China and beyond

Sun, 02/23/2020 - 10:46am
South Korea declared a "red alert" on Sunday after a surge in coronavirus infections and two more deaths, while China state media warned the outbreak there had yet to reach a turning point despite some signs of easing.

Third person dies in coronavirus outbreak in northern Italy: official

Sun, 02/23/2020 - 10:45am
A third person infected with the coronavirus has died in Italy, a regional official said on Sunday, as the government struggles to contain an outbreak of the illness in the north of the country with more than 130 cases reported since Friday.

Iran announces low poll turnout, blames coronavirus 'propaganda'

Sun, 02/23/2020 - 10:38am
Iran on Sunday announced a 42% turnout in its parliamentary election, the lowest rate since the 1979 Islamic revolution, while its top leader said Tehran's enemies played up the new coronavirus threat to dissuade people from voting.

Venice Carnival to be halted due to coronavirus outbreak

Sun, 02/23/2020 - 10:38am
The last two days of the Venice Carnival, which draws tourists from around the world, have been canceled because of an outbreak of coronavirus, the head of the Veneto region Luca Zaia said on Sunday.

Sanders proves front-runner status with big win in Nevada Democratic vote

Sun, 02/23/2020 - 10:29am
Broad-based support across age, racial and ideological groups propelled Bernie Sanders to a dominant victory in Nevada's Democratic caucuses, tightening his grip on the front-runner spot in the race to find a challenger to President Donald Trump.

Amazon in Holocaust row about 'Hunters' series, anti-Semitic books

Sun, 02/23/2020 - 10:26am
The Auschwitz Memorial criticized Amazon on Sunday for fictitious depictions of the Holocaust in its Prime series "Hunters" and for selling books of Nazi propaganda.

France should make more of the goods it needs as epidemic shows risk: finance minister

Sun, 02/23/2020 - 10:06am
France should aim to produce more of the goods it deems strategic, such as drugs and electric batteries, as the coronavirus outbreak lays bare the danger of relying on imports from China, the country's finance minister said on Sunday.

Sanders' big Nevada win narrows rivals' path to Democratic nomination

Sat, 02/22/2020 - 11:07pm
Bernie Sanders' convincing win in the Nevada caucuses signaled his campaign is gathering strength and reaching voters who had previously eluded him, putting him on a path – for now – toward the Democratic presidential nomination.

Australia's bushfire-stricken state pays tribute to 25 victims

Sat, 02/22/2020 - 10:42pm
Families, firefighters and politicians gathered in a solemn public ceremony in Sydney on Sunday to honor the 25 people killed in recent bushfires that tore through the country's most populous state.

China reports fewer coronavirus cases outside epicenter, cases surge in South Korea

Sat, 02/22/2020 - 10:20pm
China reported another fall in the new coronavirus infections outside of its epicenter on Sunday, but world health officials warned it was too early to make predictions about the outbreak as new infections and fears of contagion increased elsewhere.

Japan minister apologizes after woman who leaves ship tests positive for virus

Sat, 02/22/2020 - 10:20pm
Japan's health minister apologized on Saturday after a woman who was allowed to leave a coronavirus-infected cruise ship docked near Tokyo tested positive for the virus.

Sanders projected for decisive win in Nevada, Biden on track for second place

Sat, 02/22/2020 - 9:20pm
Bernie Sanders solidified his front-runner status with what appeared to be a decisive victory in the Democratic presidential caucuses in Nevada on Saturday, while Joe Biden was on track for a second-place finish that would give his struggling campaign new hope.

Slow results, confusion and complaints at Nevada caucus sites

Sat, 02/22/2020 - 9:15pm
Nevada caucus officials and voters at multiple sites on Saturday reported voting rules confusion, calculation glitches and delays in reporting tallies - despite efforts to avoid the issues that plagued Iowa's caucuses earlier this month.

New coronavirus cases fall in China, but WHO concerned by global spread

Sat, 02/22/2020 - 8:55pm
China reported a sharp fall in new deaths and cases of the coronavirus on Saturday, but world health officials warned it was too early to make predictions about the outbreak as new infections continued to rise in other countries.