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Trump says four candidates being considered for U.S. intelligence chief

Fri, 02/21/2020 - 10:40am
U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said on Twitter that four candidates are under consideration for the job of U.S. intelligence chief and that a decision would come in the next few weeks.

Central banks opened the tap for crisis fighting. Sometimes it worked

Fri, 02/21/2020 - 10:23am
The raft of programs rolled out by central banks to fight recent economic crises, from massive bond buying to negative interest rates, had mixed success at best and may do even less the next time around.

Russia denies backing Trump re-election, critics express alarm

Fri, 02/21/2020 - 10:19am
The Kremlin on Friday denied Russia was interfering in the 2020 U.S. presidential campaign to boost President Donald Trump's re-election chances following reports that American intelligence officials warned Congress about the election threat last week.

With selfie, Ukrainian health minister joins coronavirus evacuees in quarantine

Fri, 02/21/2020 - 10:18am
Ukraine's health minister joined evacuees from China in quarantine in a sanatorium on Friday in a show of solidarity after fears over the possible spread of the coronavirus led to clashes between protesters and police.

UAE records two new coronavirus cases, total number reaches 11

Fri, 02/21/2020 - 10:09am
The United Arab Emirates said on Friday it had registered two new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of people diagnosed with the virus in the Gulf Arab state to 11.

Outbreak will not change China's commitments to buy U.S. goods: senior U.S. official

Thu, 02/20/2020 - 11:14pm
The U.S. government expects China to honor its commitments to buy more U.S. goods under a trade deal signed by the world's two largest economies in January despite the fast-spreading coronavirus outbreak, a senior U.S. official said on Thursday.

Latest on coronavirus spreading in China and beyond

Thu, 02/20/2020 - 11:09pm
China reported an uptick in new cases of coronavirus on Friday, although the pace of increase was at its slowest since January, a downward trend that the World Health Organization (WHO) called encouraging.

Coronavirus on G20 agenda as China reports uptick in cases

Thu, 02/20/2020 - 11:09pm
China reported an uptick in new cases of coronavirus on Friday, boosted by more than 200 people testing positive for the disease in two prisons outside of Hubei province, the epicenter of the outbreak.

China's Hubei province revises up coronavirus toll, adds 220 cases

Thu, 02/20/2020 - 11:08pm
China's Hubei province, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak that has killed more than 2,000 in the country, revised up its total number of confirmed infection cases by 220 to account for cases in the province's prison system.

South Korean church leader says coronavirus outbreak is the 'devil's deed'

Thu, 02/20/2020 - 11:07pm
The leader and self-proclaimed messiah of a South Korean religious movement at the center of the country's largest coronavirus outbreak on Friday called the disease the "devil’s deed" and a test of faith.

Factbox: Airlines suspend China flights due to coronavirus outbreak

Thu, 02/20/2020 - 10:56pm
Airlines are suspending flights to China in the wake of the new coronavirus outbreak.

Asian funds seek a sheltered shore in U.S. assets

Thu, 02/20/2020 - 10:52pm
Asian shares were under water on Friday as fears over the creeping spread of the coronavirus sent funds fleeing to the sheltered shores of U.S. assets, lifting the dollar to three-year highs.

Trump's acting intelligence chief Grenell says won't be tapped for permanent post

Thu, 02/20/2020 - 10:50pm
Richard Grenell, U.S. President Donald Trump's ambassador to Germany who was tapped to be acting director of national intelligence, said on Thursday that Trump would not nominate him permanently to be the top U.S. spy.

As Japan coronavirus concerns grow, hundreds to leave quarantined cruise ship

Thu, 02/20/2020 - 10:48pm
Hundreds of Japanese and foreign passengers were set to disembark from a coronavirus-hit cruise ship near Tokyo on Friday amid growing disquiet in Japan about whether the government is doing enough to stop the virus spreading.

China says January-February trade to take sharp hit from virus outbreak

Thu, 02/20/2020 - 10:45pm
China's exports and imports will fall sharply in January and February as the coronavirus outbreak severely disrupts activity in the world's second-largest economy, the commerce ministry said on Friday, adding more measures are being studied to support companies.

China finds spike in coronavirus cases in two jails, officials fired

Thu, 02/20/2020 - 10:18pm
The new coronavirus has spread in two prisons in China, infecting 234 people, and top officials deemed responsible for the outbreaks have been fired, authorities said on Friday.

Coronavirus widens Hong Kong anger at government, China

Thu, 02/20/2020 - 10:01pm
Pro-democracy protesters have all but vanished from the streets of Hong Kong over the past month as residents avoid the new coronavirus, but the outbreak has broadened discontent with the city's leadership and China's influence on the financial hub.

Tokyo to cancel or postpone major indoor events for next three weeks: jiji

Thu, 02/20/2020 - 9:07pm
The Tokyo Metropolitan government said it will to cancel or postpone major indoor events planned for the next three weeks as Japan tries to halt the spread of the coronavirus, Jiji newswire reported.

China says earliest coronavirus vaccine to be submitted for trials late April

Thu, 02/20/2020 - 8:59pm
The earliest vaccine for the coronavius that has killed more than 2,000 in China alone will be submitted for clinical trials around late April, China's Vice Science and Technology Minister Xu Nanping said on Friday.

Australia says two evacuees from Japan cruise vessel have coronavirus

Thu, 02/20/2020 - 8:17pm
Two Australians evacuated from a cruise ship in Japan have tested positive for coronavirus after returning to their home country, Australia's health department said on Friday.