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Hong Kong bans entry of visitors from China virus province
Mon, 27 Jan 2020 09:46:28 -0500
Residents of China's Hubei province, where the new coronavirus outbreak was first reported, will be banned from entering Hong Kong from Monday as China tries to halt the rapid spread of the outbreak.
Saudi Arabia, UAE caution oil market against gloom over China virus
Mon, 27 Jan 2020 09:46:28 -0500
Saudi Arabia, the world's top oil exporter, urged caution on Monday against "gloomy expectations" regarding the possible impact of the spread of the coronavirus on the global economy and oil demand.
Poland, Israel condemn anti-Semitism at Auschwitz commemoration
Mon, 27 Jan 2020 09:43:46 -0500
The presidents of Israel and Poland called on Monday for greater global efforts to combat anti-Semitism as the world marked 75 years since the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp amid concerns over a resurgence of anti-Jewish prejudice.
Testimony in Harvey Weinstein's rape trial enters second week
Mon, 27 Jan 2020 09:39:34 -0500
Harvey Weinstein's rape trial is expected to continue on Monday, following last week's testimony by actress Annabella Sciorra that the former Hollywood mogul violently raped her in her Manhattan apartment in the early 1990s.
China's Li pledges medical reinforcements as virus toll hits 81
Mon, 27 Jan 2020 09:37:20 -0500
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang will "inspect and direct" efforts to control a virus outbreak in the central city of Wuhan and promised reinforcements, as provincial authorities faced accusations from the public of a failure to respond in time.
In virus-hit 'ghost town', stranded Thai student waits for help
Mon, 27 Jan 2020 09:37:20 -0500
When Thai medical student Badeephak Kaosala dares to leave his rented apartment in the central Chinese city of Wuhan, he puts on a mask, gloves, a hat and layers of clothing to try to avoid infection with the coronavirus that has the city on lockdown.
Wall St opens 1% lower on growing China virus fears
Mon, 27 Jan 2020 09:37:02 -0500
U.S. stocks opened more than 1% lower on Monday, on concerns about the financial fallout of a fast-spreading coronavirus outbreak in China.
Factbox: Countries evacuating nationals from China virus areas
Mon, 27 Jan 2020 09:34:41 -0500
Countries around the world are planning to evacuate diplomatic staff and private citizens from Chinese areas hit by the new coronavirus, which is spreading quickly.
Palestinians decry Trump peace plan before he meets Israeli leaders
Mon, 27 Jan 2020 09:15:14 -0500
U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to disclose details of his Middle East peace plan to Israeli leaders on Monday as Palestinian officials decried it as a bid "to finish off" the Palestinian cause.
NBA great Kobe Bryant and daughter among nine killed in helicopter crash near Los Angeles
Mon, 27 Jan 2020 09:12:23 -0500
Kobe Bryant, one of the NBA's all-time greatest players and an athlete of global renown, was killed at age 41 on Sunday in a helicopter crash near Los Angeles along with his 13-year-old daughter and seven on board, officials said.
Djokovic and Osaka lead tennis community in mourning 'mentor' Bryant
Mon, 27 Jan 2020 09:12:23 -0500
Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic led the tennis world in mourning for "mentor" Kobe Bryant on Monday after Melbourne Park awoke to the news that the NBA great had died in a helicopter crash along with his daughter and seven others.
Fog likely to figure prominently in probe of Kobe Bryant's fatal helicopter crash
Mon, 27 Jan 2020 09:10:05 -0500
Weather conditions appear likely to come under the scrutiny of investigators probing the helicopter crash that killed former NBA superstar Kobe Bryant, his daughter and seven others near Los Angeles on Sunday, when overcast skies and fog grounded other aircraft.
The man with the spider brooch who could cost Macron Paris
Mon, 27 Jan 2020 09:05:06 -0500
Cedric Villani, out campaigning to be the next mayor of Paris, was dressed in his trademark three-piece suit with pocket watch and spider brooch under his overcoat.
Trump's 'massive' U.S.-UK trade deal faces big hurdles
Mon, 27 Jan 2020 09:03:32 -0500
Britain is the United States' closest ally but their long friendship may be sorely tested as the two countries try to forge a new trade agreement after Britain's exit from the European Union.
Fed's first hurdle in 2020: Dispensing with 'QE Lite'
Mon, 27 Jan 2020 09:02:10 -0500
The Federal Reserve's bond portfolio is swelling again at a pace not seen since the "quantitative easing" heyday in the early 2010s. Prices for stocks and other risky assets are also rising at a fast clip - a state of affairs that a growing chorus of investors, economists and former Fed officials say is no coincidence, and potentially a problem.
Olympics: Women's basketball qualifier moved from China to Serbia
Mon, 27 Jan 2020 08:55:54 -0500
A women's Olympic basketball qualifying tournament for this year's Tokyo Games has been moved from China to Serbia as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.
European travel firms cancel trips to China as virus fears grow
Mon, 27 Jan 2020 08:51:21 -0500
By Anneli Palmen, Ilona Wissenbach and Benoit Van Overstraeten
Explainer: Why Iowa? How one rural state picks presidential nominees
Mon, 27 Jan 2020 08:50:38 -0500
Utilizing a complicated in-person caucus system, the first contest in the Democratic presidential primary will take place in Iowa on Feb. 3.
Meghan's father to Meghan: Would be great to see you, even in court
Mon, 27 Jan 2020 08:41:39 -0500
Meghan Markle's estranged father Thomas said on Monday that he was prepared to face his daughter in court and that she and her husband Prince Harry had hurt Queen Elizabeth by abruptly stepping back from royal duties.
Factbox: What is known about the new coronavirus
Mon, 27 Jan 2020 08:39:16 -0500
A new virus that has killed 81 people in China can spread before symptoms show up, Chinese health authorities said, adding that its incubation period can range from one to 14 days.