• Dubai throws Emirates Air a cash lifeline as travel grounded
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    Dubai throws Emirates Air a cash lifeline as travel grounded

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Dubai's government announced Tuesday it will inject equity into Emirates airlines as the Middle East's largest carrier grounds nearly all of its flights due to coronavirus restrictions on travel.Crown Prince Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum said in

  • Exclusive: U.S. calls for broad Venezuela transitional government, lays out proposal for sanctions relief
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    Exclusive: U.S. calls for broad Venezuela transitional government, lays out proposal for sanctions relief

    The Trump administration is calling for a transitional government in Venezuela made up of the opposition and some members of President Nicolas Maduro's Socialist Party and is laying out for the first time how U.S. sanctions might eventually be lifted, including on the vital oil sector. With the

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    Global stocks mostly rise amid continuing outbreak worries

    TOKYO — Global shares were mostly higher after China reported strong manufacturing data, extending an overnight rally on Wall Street.France's CAC 40 added 1.5% in early trading to 4,443.47. Germany's DAX gained 2.5% to 10,063.41, while Britain's FTSE 100 jumped 2.2% to 5,685.74.U.S. shares

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    Iran says natgas exports to Turkey halted after attack by "terrorists"

    Iran said on Tuesday its natural gas exports to Turkey have stopped after an attack on a pipeline inside the neighbouring country, an Iranian official told state TV. "This morning, terrorists attacked a natural gas pipeline inside Turkey near Iran's Bazargan border with Turkey ...Flow of gas

  • World's busiest border falls quiet with millions of Mexicans barred from U.S.
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    World's busiest border falls quiet with millions of Mexicans barred from U.S.

    TIJUANA/CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico (Reuters) - The world's busiest land border has fallen quiet as restrictions to contain the coronavirus prevent millions of Mexicans from making daily trips north, including many who work in U.S. businesses. At least 4 million Mexicans residing in cities along the 1,954

  • Indonesia to suspend foreign arrivals as coronavirus cases, deaths rise
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    Indonesia to suspend foreign arrivals as coronavirus cases, deaths rise

    Indonesia's foreign minister said on Tuesday the government would ban all arrivals and transit by foreigners in Indonesia as the number of coronavirus cases and deaths rise. This comes a day after Indonesian President Joko Widodo said that he planned stricter rules on mobility and social distancing

  • In China, a young diplomat rises as aggressive foreign policy takes root
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    In China, a young diplomat rises as aggressive foreign policy takes root

    SINGAPORE/BEIJING (Reuters) - Diplomats returning from overseas postings don't usually receive special attention at China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, a vast government bureaucracy with thousands of staff. Now a foreign ministry spokesman, Zhao has come to represent a new generation of diplomatic

  • Coronavirus epidemic 'far from over' in Asia: WHO official
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    Coronavirus epidemic 'far from over' in Asia: WHO official

    The coronavirus epidemic is "far from over" in the Asia-Pacific region, and current measures to curb the spread of the virus are buying time for countries to prepare for large-scale community transmissions, a WHO official said on Tuesday. The new coronavirus first surfaced in central China

  • China state media reports 19 people killed in forest fire
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    China state media reports 19 people killed in forest fire

    BEIJING — Nineteen people have died while fighting a raging forest fire in southwestern China and hundreds of reinforcements were sent to fight the blaze and evacuate nearby residents, officials and state media reported Tuesday.The area threatened by the fire in Sichuan province is thinly populated,

  • Asian stocks rise after Wall Street health-care-led rally
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    Asian stocks rise after Wall Street health-care-led rally

    TOKYO — Asian shares surged Tuesday after a rally in U.S. stocks, mostly spurred by health care companies' announcements of developments that could aid in the coronavirus outbreak.Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 rose 0.8% in morning trading to 19,243.91. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 added 2.0% to

  • Hawaii governor orders quarantine for travel between islands
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    Hawaii governor orders quarantine for travel between islands

    HONOLULU — Hawaii Gov. David Ige further tightened travel restrictions to limit the spread of the coronavirus on Monday by ordering people moving between islands to adhere to a 14-day self-quarantine.The order, which takes effect at midnight on Wednesday, won't apply to essential workers like health

  • Job cuts pile up, Ford to make ventilators at parts plant
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    Job cuts pile up, Ford to make ventilators at parts plant

    The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments on Monday related to the global economy, the work place and the spread of the virus._______AIR CARE: Britain’s health service is asking airline cabin crew who have been laid off

  • Proposed state stimulus check removed from Alaska budget
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    Proposed state stimulus check removed from Alaska budget

    JUNEAU, Alaska — Alaskans who found themselves suddenly out of work or working reduced hours because of shutdowns over the coronavirus were buoyed by news last week that lawmakers had proposed paying a $1,000 stimulus check to residents.Checks would have gone to residents who received Alaska Permanent

  • Time to 'revenge shop': China's virus hot spot reopens
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    Time to 'revenge shop': China's virus hot spot reopens

    WUHAN, China — The city at the centre of China's virus outbreak was reopening for business Monday after authorities lifted more of the controls that locked downs tens of millions of people for two months. “I want to revenge shop,” declared an excited customer at one of Wuhan's major shopping

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    Ecuador struggles to collect the dead as coronavirus spreads

    GUAYAQUIL, Ecuador/QUITO (Reuters) - Ecuadorean authorities said on Monday they would improve the collection of corpses, as delays related to the rapid spread of the new coronavirus has left families keeping their loved ones' bodies in their homes for days in some cases. Residents of Guayaquil,

  • China zeroes in on coronavirus patients with no symptoms as new infections rise
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    China zeroes in on coronavirus patients with no symptoms as new infections rise

    SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) - China will start releasing information from Wednesday on coronavirus patients who show no disease symptoms, ordering them into quarantine for 14 days, a health official said, after the mainland witnessed its first rise in infections in five days. As local infections peter

  • Stocks end worst quarter since 2008 with small recovery
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    Stocks end worst quarter since 2008 with small recovery

    World stocks were set to close their worst quarter since 2008 on a brighter note, as Chinese factory data on Tuesday held out hope for an economic revival even as much of the rest of the world locked down to fight the coronavirus. European shares have had an even worst time, suffering their worst three

  • Trump defends extending virus guidelines as spread continues
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    Trump defends extending virus guidelines as spread continues

    WASHINGTON — Siding with public health experts' dire projections, President Donald Trump on Monday defended his decision to extend restrictive social distancing guidelines through the end of April, while bracing the nation for a coronavirus death toll that could exceed 100,000.“Challenging times

  • In scrappy Cambodian casino town, Chinese plan future beyond coronavirus
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    In scrappy Cambodian casino town, Chinese plan future beyond coronavirus

    When casino owner Kang Qiang looks out the window of his 20th floor office in this city on the remote Cambodian coast, he sees construction cranes sitting idle. The Chinese-funded gambling enclave of Sihanoukville has suffered a double blow. Travel restrictions imposed in recent weeks to slow the global

  • Growth in Australia coronavirus cases slows, but experts urge caution
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    Growth in Australia coronavirus cases slows, but experts urge caution

    Australia on Tuesday reported a sustained fall in the country's rate of new coronavirus infections but officials and experts warned against complacency, stressing the need for further strict social distancing policies. Health Minister Greg Hunt reported there were about 4,400 coronavirus cases nationally

  • Brazil's Bolsonaro urges no more coronavirus quarantine, says jobs being lost
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    Brazil's Bolsonaro urges no more coronavirus quarantine, says jobs being lost

    BRASILIA/RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro said on Monday that there can be no more quarantine measures imposed on the country than those already in place to combat coronavirus because jobs are being destroyed and the poor are suffering disproportionately. Speaking to

  • Macy's, Kohl's, Gap to furlough majority of their workers
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    Macy's, Kohl's, Gap to furlough majority of their workers

    NEW YORK — Macy's, Kohl's and Gap Inc. all said Monday they will stop paying tens of thousands of employees who were thrown out of work when the chains temporarily closed their stores and sales collapsed as a result of the pandemic.Macy's said the majority of its 125,000 employees will be

  • ABC's Karl calls Rubio's tweet on media outrageous, hurtful
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    ABC's Karl calls Rubio's tweet on media outrageous, hurtful

    NEW YORK — The president of the White House Correspondents' Association on Monday called on Florida Sen. Marco Rubio to apologize for a tweet saying some media members “can't contain their delight” at reports of Americans getting the coronavirus.Jonathan Karl, who is ABC News' White House

  • U.S. spies find coronavirus spread in China, North Korea, Russia hard to chart
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    U.S. spies find coronavirus spread in China, North Korea, Russia hard to chart

    As U.S. spy agencies seek to assemble a precise picture of the world's coronavirus outbreaks, they are finding serious gaps in their ability to assess the situation in China, Russia and North Korea, according to five U.S. government sources familiar with the intelligence reporting. The four countries

  • Conditions for companies that get virus aid: Room for abuse?
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    Conditions for companies that get virus aid: Room for abuse?

    WASHINGTON — A $500 billion federal aid package for companies and governments hurt by the coronavirus includes rules aimed at ensuring that the taxpayer money is used in ways that would help sustain the economy. But questions are being raised about whether those guardrails will prevent the kinds of abuses