- Suspected shisha bar gunman published racist manifesto: German prosecutor
- Fri, 21 Feb 2020 00:56:32 -0500 - 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.
- BOJ's Kuroda says watching with 'grave concern' as virus hits Asian economies
- Fri, 21 Feb 2020 00:53:17 -0500 - Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said he was watching the coronavirus impact on the economy with "grave concern," in a nod to the growing toll the epidemic is taking on manufacturing activity and exports across Asia.
- Coronavirus on G20 agenda as China reports uptick in cases
- Fri, 21 Feb 2020 00:30:56 -0500 - 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.
- South Korean church leader says coronavirus outbreak is the 'devil's deed'
- Fri, 21 Feb 2020 00:30:56 -0500 - 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.
- China's Hubei revises Thursday's tally of new coronavirus cases upward
- Fri, 21 Feb 2020 00:28:20 -0500 - China's central province of Hubei said on Friday it has revised the number of new confirmed cases of coronavirus infections on Thursday upward to 631 from 411 after including cases in the province's prison system.
- China finds spike in coronavirus cases in jails, officials fired
- Fri, 21 Feb 2020 00:20:34 -0500 - The new coronavirus has infected 234 people in two prisons outside the province at the center of the epidemic and top officials deemed responsible for the outbreaks have been fired, authorities said on Friday.
- China says January-February trade to take sharp hit from virus outbreak
- Fri, 21 Feb 2020 00:17:25 -0500 - 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.
- Outbreak will not change China's commitments to buy U.S. goods: senior U.S. official
- Fri, 21 Feb 2020 00:14:11 -0500 - 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
- Fri, 21 Feb 2020 00:09:54 -0500 - 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.
- China's Hubei province revises up coronavirus toll, adds 220 cases
- Fri, 21 Feb 2020 00:08:37 -0500 - 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.
- Factbox: Airlines suspend China flights due to coronavirus outbreak
- Thu, 20 Feb 2020 23:56:45 -0500 - 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, 20 Feb 2020 23:52:28 -0500 - 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, 20 Feb 2020 23:50:30 -0500 - 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, 20 Feb 2020 23:48:46 -0500 - 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.
- Coronavirus widens Hong Kong anger at government, China
- Thu, 20 Feb 2020 23:01:29 -0500 - 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, 20 Feb 2020 22:07:48 -0500 - 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.
- Fires and climate fears rattle Australia's giant coal lobby
- Thu, 20 Feb 2020 22:07:28 -0500 - As bushfires and floods fuel public concerns in Australia about global warming, the country's powerful mining lobby is facing increasing pressure from investors to drop support for new coal mines, according to a dozen interviews with shareholders in global mining companies.
- China says earliest coronavirus vaccine to be submitted for trials late April
- Thu, 20 Feb 2020 21:59:33 -0500 - 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, 20 Feb 2020 21:17:21 -0500 - 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.
- Nagoya Women's Marathon restricted to elite runners over coronavirus
- Thu, 20 Feb 2020 21:17:21 -0500 - 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.