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South Korea reports 123 new coronavirus cases, fourth death

Sat, 02/22/2020 - 8:55pm
South Korea reported 123 new confirmed coronavirus cases and a fourth death from the virus, taking total infections to 556, the Korea Centers for Disease and Control and Prevention (KCDC) said on Sunday.

China reports 648 new cases of coronavirus, but infections outside Hubei falling

Sat, 02/22/2020 - 8:55pm
China on Sunday reported a rise in the number of new confirmed cases of coronavirus, but the number of fresh infections and deaths outside of the epicenter of central Hubei province continued to fall.

China's Hubei province reports 630 new coronavirus cases on February 22

Sat, 02/22/2020 - 6:52pm
China's central Hubei province had 630 new confirmed cases of coronavirus infections on Saturday, the province's health commission said on Sunday, up from 366 new cases the previous day.

Hong Kong cruise passengers head to quarantine after third flight from Japan

Sat, 02/22/2020 - 6:52pm
A third plane with five Hong Kong residents who were quarantined on the Diamond Princess cruise in Japan for more than two weeks landed early on Sunday in the Asian financial hub.

IMF chief, Argentina flag path to new debt deal after G20 meet in Riyadh

Sat, 02/22/2020 - 5:50pm
Argentina on Saturday agreed to start consultations with the International Monetary Fund that could lead to a new financing program, days after the global lender said the country's debt situation had become "unsustainable".

Factbox: Latest on coronavirus spreading in China and beyond

Sat, 02/22/2020 - 5:29pm
China reported a sharp decrease in new deaths and cases of the coronavirus on Saturday but a doubling of infections in South Korea and 10 new cases in Iran added to unease about its rapid spread and global reach.

New coronavirus cases fall in China but fears grow over global spread

Sat, 02/22/2020 - 11:08am
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.

Ten new cases of coronavirus in Iran, two dead: officials

Sat, 02/22/2020 - 11:08am
Authorities in Iran on Saturday announced the detection of at least 10 new cases of coronavirus and two more deaths, deepening a sense of public unease over the handling of the spread of the disease.

Italy's coronavirus outbreak infects 51 people, kills two

Sat, 02/22/2020 - 11:08am
An outbreak of the new coronavirus has killed two people and infected another 51 in northern Italy, forcing authorities to ban public events and companies to tell workers in affected areas to stay at home.

Buffett defends stock investments, which fueled record Berkshire profit

Sat, 02/22/2020 - 11:06am
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.

Sealed in: Chinese trapped at home by coronavirus feel the strain

Sat, 02/22/2020 - 10:52am
During weeks holed up in her grandmother's apartment with 10 relatives and eating a restricted diet, Chinese teenager Li Yuxuan says tempers have frayed.

Hubei's medical supply situation improving, but shortages remain: official

Sat, 02/22/2020 - 10:52am
The medical supply situation in China's Hubei, which has been hit hard by the coronavirus outbreak, has improved, but items such as protective suits remain scarce, a provincial official said at a briefing on Saturday.

Ten new cases of coronavirus in Iran, one dead: health ministry

Sat, 02/22/2020 - 10:52am
Ten new cases of coronavirus have been detected in Iran, one of whom has died, Health Ministry spokesman Kianush Jahanpur said on state TV on Saturday.

Samsung Electronics confirms coronavirus case at phone factory complex in South Korea

Sat, 02/22/2020 - 10:52am
Samsung Electronics said on Saturday that one coronavirus case had been confirmed at its mobile device factory complex in the southeastern city of Gumi, causing a shutdown of its entire facility there until Monday morning.

Japanese emperor, on birthday, expresses coronavirus concern, looks forward to Olympics

Sat, 02/22/2020 - 10:52am
Japanese Emperor Naruhito said on Sunday that he was looking forward to the Tokyo Olympics in summer but that he was concerned about the spread of the new coronavirus, which has killed three in Japan and is slowly spreading across the country.

Alarm in the holy land after visit by pilgrims with coronavirus

Sat, 02/22/2020 - 10:52am
Israeli and Palestinian authorities sought to quell fears of a potential local outbreak of the coronavirus after learning that South Korean pilgrims who had toured some of the holy land's most popular sites were later found to be carrying the virus.

Sanders puts Democratic front-runner status on the line in Nevada's caucuses

Sat, 02/22/2020 - 10:33am
Bernie Sanders faces a test of his front-runner status in the Democratic White House race on Saturday in Nevada, where voters will consider an unsettled field of candidates as they search for a challenger to take on President Donald Trump.

Hardline Guards make early gains in restricted Iran election

Sat, 02/22/2020 - 10:30am
Candidates affiliated with Iran's Revolutionary Guards looked on course to win a parliamentary majority on Saturday, reportedly leading in the race in Tehran and across the country after a vote stacked in favor of loyalists to the supreme leader.

Despite horror stories, California cruise passengers won't let coronavirus spoil their fun

Sat, 02/22/2020 - 10:28am
With a white captain's hat perched on his head, Calvin Ballard seemed relaxed as he waited to depart on his first-ever cruise to Mexico, unfazed by the possibility of being trapped on a ship under siege by an outbreak of coronavirus.

The ECB wants to talk to you about inflation. But will it listen?

Sat, 02/22/2020 - 10:03am
For many people, the language of European Central Bank policymakers is so impenetrable, it could be beamed from another planet.