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Nagoya Women's Marathon restricted to elite runners over coronavirus

Thu, 02/20/2020 - 8:17pm
The Nagoya Women's Marathon on March 8 will be limited to elite runners, and the Nagoya City Marathon scheduled for the same day has been canceled, organizers said, marking the latest sports events to be affected by fears over the new coronavirus.

China reports 889 new confirmed cases of coronavirus on mainland on Feb. 20

Thu, 02/20/2020 - 8:17pm
Mainland China had 889 new confirmed cases of coronavirus infections on Thursday, the National Health Commission said on Friday, up from 394 cases a day earlier.

Stone sentenced to 3-1/3 years, Trump signals no immediate pardon for adviser

Thu, 02/20/2020 - 7:33pm
A federal judge on Thursday sentenced President Donald Trump's long-time adviser Roger Stone to three years and four months in prison and said his lies to lawmakers investigating Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election posed a threat to American democracy.

Suspected shisha bar gunman published racist manifesto: German prosecutor

Thu, 02/20/2020 - 11:19am
A man suspected of shooting dead nine people in shisha bars in a German town before killing himself and his mother had posted a manifesto online including conspiracy theories and deeply racist views, prosecutors said on Thursday.

Dollar tramples yen and safe-haven status, gold gains

Thu, 02/20/2020 - 11:16am
The strong dollar got stronger on Thursday, rising to a three-year high against a basket of trading partner currencies, after a steep slide in the Japanese yen called into question its safe-haven status while the rally in U.S. equities took a pause.

Bloomberg comes under scathing attack at first Democratic presidential debate in Nevada

Thu, 02/20/2020 - 11:15am
Michael Bloomberg faced a barrage of attacks at his first Democratic presidential debate on Wednesday, as his rivals assailed the free-spending and fast-rising billionaire over his record on race, history of sexist comments and the use of his massive fortune to muscle his way into the contest.

After fiery Democratic debate, Bloomberg seeks reset as rivals hit campaign trail

Thu, 02/20/2020 - 11:15am
The Democratic presidential contenders began a frantic dash for votes on Thursday, with big-spending billionaire Michael Bloomberg seeking to move past a bruising debate performance while several of his rivals jockeyed to be the moderate alternative to liberal U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders.

Six workers found trapped in illegal underground tobacco factory in Spain

Thu, 02/20/2020 - 11:14am
Six workers trapped in squalid, airless conditions were rescued from an elaborate cannabis farm and counterfeit tobacco factory hidden beneath a mountain village in Spain after police arrested the suspected masterminds of the operation.

Man arrested after non-fatal stabbing inside London mosque

Thu, 02/20/2020 - 11:05am
A man in his 70s was stabbed inside a London mosque on Thursday, police said, and a suspect was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

Morgan Stanley's Gorman charts ambitious course with $13 billion E*Trade deal

Thu, 02/20/2020 - 10:58am
Morgan Stanley said on Thursday it would buy discount brokerage E*Trade Financial Corp in a stock deal worth about $13 billion, the biggest acquisition by a Wall Street bank since the 2008-2009 financial crisis.

Judge calls Trump adviser Stone's threats intolerable as lawyer asks for mercy

Thu, 02/20/2020 - 10:57am
A U.S. judge said on Thursday President Donald Trump's long-time adviser Roger Stone engaged in intolerable intimidating conduct toward her but his lawyer asked that he get no prison time as he awaited sentencing on charges that include lying to lawmakers investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election.

London can host 2020 Games if moved over coronavirus - mayor candidate

Thu, 02/20/2020 - 10:55am
London would be ready to host the 2020 Olympics if the outbreak of the coronavirus forced the Games to be moved from Tokyo, Shaun Bailey, the Conservative candidate for mayor of the British capital, has said.

Wall Street drops more than 1% as coronavirus fears grow

Thu, 02/20/2020 - 10:48am
U.S. stock indexes fell more than 1% on Thursday, with technology stocks among the hardest hit as investors weigh how bad the economic damage will be from the coronavirus outbreak as the number of cases rise outside of China.

South Korea city deserted after coronavirus 'super-spreads' in church

Thu, 02/20/2020 - 10:42am
The streets of South Korea's fourth-largest city were abandoned on Thursday, with residents holed up indoors after dozens of people caught the coronavirus in what the authorities described as a "super-spreading event" at a church.

U.S. labor market remains strong; manufacturing likely stabilizing

Thu, 02/20/2020 - 10:39am
The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits rose modestly last week, suggesting sustained labor market strength that could help to support the economy amid risks from the coronavirus and weak business investment.

German prosecutor: Shooting victims included foreigners and Germans

Thu, 02/20/2020 - 10:34am
The victims of a shooting in Hanau that left nine people dead included German citizens and foreigners aged between 21 and 44, Germany's federal prosecutor said on Thursday.

Mexican prosecutors to issue arrest warrants in probe for young girl's murder

Thu, 02/20/2020 - 10:12am
Mexican authorities said on Wednesday they would soon issue arrest warrants for two people wanted for the murder of a 7-year-old girl in Mexico City, the latest in a series of killings that have unleashed outrage over growing violence against women.

Factbox: Stone is one of dozens ensnared in Trump-Russia probe

Thu, 02/20/2020 - 10:11am
Roger Stone, a long-time associate of President Donald Trump, was due to be sentenced on Thursday in a criminal case that sprang from former Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation that documented Russia's interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

Super-spreaders: What are they and what do they do?

Thu, 02/20/2020 - 9:58am
South Korea's Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has described an outbreak of coronavirus infections linked to a church in the city of Daegu as a "super-spreading event". But experts, including the WHO, say the term is poorly defined.

China backs Pakistan decision not to evacuate students from coronavirus lockdown

Thu, 02/20/2020 - 9:58am
A Chinese diplomat on Thursday backed Pakistan's decision not to evacuate Pakistani students from the province at the centre of China’s coronavirus outbreak, a day after parents confronted government ministers demanding their children be brought home.