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Wall Street bounces after virus-driven selloff
Wed, 26 Feb 2020 12:02:27 -0500
U.S. stocks attempted a recovery on Wednesday after a rocky start to the week that shaved off more than 6% from the main indexes on growth concerns stemming from a global spread of the coronavirus.
Scared or bored, hotel guests face four-star lockdown in Tenerife
Wed, 26 Feb 2020 11:49:42 -0500
"It's absolutely awful," says 45-year-old Lara Pennington, one of more than 700 guests spending a second day in lockdown at a four-star Tenerife hotel on Wednesday after four cases of coronavirus were detected there among a group of Italians.
Factbox: Latest on coronavirus spreading in China and beyond
Wed, 26 Feb 2020 11:48:25 -0500
A second European hotel was in lockdown on Wednesday as authorities around the world battled to prevent the spread of coronavirus, although a senior U.S. health official said a pandemic was inevitable and urged Americans to prepare.
U.S. warns of coronavirus pandemic as Latin America reports first case
Wed, 26 Feb 2020 11:48:25 -0500
Asia reported hundreds of new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, including an American soldier stationed in South Korea, as the United States warned of a pandemic, the disease spread in Europe and Brazil confirmed Latin America's first infection.
French Riviera city cancels carnival over coronavirus fears
Wed, 26 Feb 2020 11:48:14 -0500
The French Mediterranean city of Nice has canceled the last major day of its carnival due to concerns over the spreading coronavirus outbreak in Europe, its mayor said on Wednesday.
Russia suspends some South Korea flights, Iranian visas over coronavirus
Wed, 26 Feb 2020 11:48:06 -0500
Russia said on Wednesday it would suspend flights to and from South Korea from March 1 to prevent the spread of coronavirus, except those operated by national carrier Aeroflot and a subsidiary, Aurora.
Brazil confirms first coronavirus case in Latin America
Wed, 26 Feb 2020 11:47:32 -0500
Brazil confirmed the first case of a fast-spreading new coronavirus in Latin America on Wednesday, diagnosing a 61-year-old man in Sao Paulo who returned recently from Italy.
Biden secures key endorsement as 2020 candidates court black voters in South Carolina
Wed, 26 Feb 2020 11:43:22 -0500
Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday secured the endorsement of James Clyburn, an influential black congressman from the early-voting state of South Carolina, which could prove pivotal to his White House bid.
India's Modi appeals for calm as riot toll rises to 20
Wed, 26 Feb 2020 11:35:59 -0500
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi appealed for calm on Wednesday after days of clashes between Hindus and minority Muslims over a controversial citizenship law in some of the worst sectarian violence in the capital in decades.
Greece confirms first coronavirus case, a woman back from Milan
Wed, 26 Feb 2020 11:33:12 -0500
A Greek woman who recently returned home from northern Italy became Greece's first coronavirus case and is being closely monitored, the health ministry said on Wednesday.
Lebanon reports second case of coronavirus
Wed, 26 Feb 2020 11:20:30 -0500
Lebanon confirmed on Wednesday its second case of coronavirus and said the patient was quarantined in a Beirut hospital after returning from a religious trip to Iran.
North Macedonia confirms first case of coronavirus
Wed, 26 Feb 2020 11:20:21 -0500
North Macedonia has confirmed its first case of the coronavirus infection, diagnosed in a woman who recently returned home from Italy, the health minister said on Wednesday.
White House is considering appointment of coronavirus 'sideczar': Politico
Wed, 26 Feb 2020 11:18:54 -0500
The White House is considering appointing a coronavirus "czar" to coordinate the U.S. response to the disease, Politico reported on Wednesday, citing two officials familiar with the matter.
Pomp, praise and a divided legacy as Egypt buries Mubarak
Wed, 26 Feb 2020 11:12:10 -0500
Egypt held a military funeral on Wednesday for its former president Hosni Mubarak, bestowing the state's final rehabilitation on the man who ruled for 30 years until he was ousted in disgrace in a 2011 popular uprising.
Japan urges firms to have staff work from home over coronavirus; soccer postponed
Wed, 26 Feb 2020 10:45:49 -0500
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Factbox: Sports events hit by the coronavirus epidemic
Wed, 26 Feb 2020 10:36:00 -0500
The following is a list of international sports events hit by the outbreak of the new coronavirus.
Trump returns to U.S. as country warily eyes coronavirus' global spread
Wed, 26 Feb 2020 10:30:39 -0500
President Donald Trump returned to Washington on Wednesday to face increasing concerns over the coronavirus as U.S. public health officials warned Americans to prepare for a possible outbreak and financial markets remained on edge.
Walt Disney's Iger steps down as CEO, parks head Chapek to take reins
Wed, 26 Feb 2020 10:28:50 -0500
Walt Disney Co's Robert Iger will step down as chief executive officer, handing the reins to Disney Parks head Bob Chapek, the company said on Tuesday, ending years of speculation on who will take over Hollywood's most powerful studio.
Disney shares down 2% after 'surprise' CEO change
Wed, 26 Feb 2020 10:28:50 -0500
Shares of Walt Disney Co fell 2% on Wednesday after the media giant's surprise move to replace top boss Bob Iger raised questions on Wall Street if his successor Bob Chapek had sufficient experience in the entertainment business.
Second person dies of coronavirus in France
Wed, 26 Feb 2020 10:18:21 -0500
A second person suffering from the coronavirus died in France overnight as health officials tried to find out how the college teacher, who had not visited any country with a known outbreak, had caught the new disease.