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Coronavirus cases in China's Hubei fall for second day, Apple and markets feel impact2/19/2020 1:34:16 AM New coronavirus cases in the Chinese province at the epicenter of the outbreak fell for a second straight day, but deaths rose after the World Health Organization had cautioned there was not yet enough data to know if the epidemic had slowed.
Virus-hit cruise ship passengers to start disembarking in Japan2/19/2020 1:34:16 AM Around 500 passengers on the virus-hit cruise ship quarantined off Yokohama near Tokyo were set to disembark on Wednesday, although those sharing a room with people testing positive would have to stay on board longer, media and officials said.
Asian shares inch higher, euro teeters on weak economic outlook2/19/2020 1:25:53 AM Asian shares and U.S. stock futures edged cautiously higher on Wednesday as investors tried to shake off worries about the coronavirus epidemic following a slight decline in the number of new cases.
New coronavirus cases in China fall for second day as death toll passes 2,0002/19/2020 1:21:17 AM The death toll from the new coronavirus in mainland China passed 2,000 on Wednesday although the number of new cases fell for a second straight day, as authorities tightened already severe containment measures in the worst-hit city of Wuhan.
Chinese cities seek blood donations as coronavirus crimps supplies: China Daily2/19/2020 1:20:48 AM Several Chinese cities have declared that a shortage in blood supply for clinical use was imminent, state media reported on Tuesday, as travel curbs due to the coronavirus outbreak keep potential donors at home.
South Korea to announce about 10 new cases of coronavirus on Wednesday: Yonhap2/19/2020 1:06:54 AM South Korea has confirmed about 10 new cases of the coronavirus and will announce the positive test results later on Wednesday, Yonhap news agency reported, citing unnamed health officials.
Prisoner 3870, alias 'El Chapo,' appears in rare Mexican video2/19/2020 12:47:33 AM Clad in a beige uniform marked "3870," the captured drug kingpin answered the Mexican prison guard's questions calmly, barely looking up as he scrubbed black fingerprint ink from his hands.
Japan plans HIV drug trials to fight coronavirus as Diamond Princess cases rise2/19/2020 12:43:41 AM Japan plans to start trials of HIV medications to treat coronavirus patients as an increase in the number of cases poses a growing threat to the economy and public health, the government's top spokesman said on Tuesday.
Trump commutes Blagojevich sentence, pardons junk bond king Milken2/19/2020 12:23:28 AM U.S. President Donald Trump came under fire on Tuesday for commuting the sentence of Rod Blagojevich, the ex-Illinois governor convicted of trying to peddle Barack Obama's vacated U.S. Senate seat.
U.S. imposes new rules on state-owned Chinese media over propaganda concerns2/19/2020 12:05:06 AM The Trump administration said on Tuesday said it will begin treating five major Chinese state-run media entities with U.S. operations the same as foreign embassies, requiring them to register their employees and U.S. properties with the State Department.
Weinstein jury concludes first day of deliberations in rape trial2/18/2020 11:56:54 PM The jury in former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein's rape trial finished its first day of deliberations on Tuesday, in a case that has become a milestone for the #MeToo movement.
Trump blasts proposed U.S. restrictions on sale of jet parts to China2/18/2020 11:42:43 PM President Donald Trump objected on Tuesday to U.S. proposals that would prevent companies from supplying jet engines and other components to China's aviation industry and suggested he had instructed his administration not to implement them.
Stocks slide on Apple's virus warning, euro near three-year low2/18/2020 11:26:00 PM Gold rose and global equity markets slid on Tuesday after Apple Inc said it was unlikely to meet its sales guidance because of the coronavirus outbreak in China, a warning highlighting the epidemic's threat to global growth and corporate profits.
U.S. slaps sanctions on Russian oil firm in swipe at Venezuela's Maduro2/18/2020 11:19:02 PM The United States on Tuesday ramped up pressure on Venezuela by blacklisting a subsidiary of Russian state oil major Rosneft that President Donald Trump's administration said provides a financial lifeline to President Nicolas Maduro's government.
Tripoli government suspends Libya talks after Haftar attacks Tripoli port2/18/2020 11:16:25 PM Libya's internationally recognized government on Tuesday suspended talks hosted by the United Nations to halt warfare over the capital after eastern forces shelled Tripoli's port, killing three people and almost hitting a highly explosive gas tanker.
U.S. judge rejects Huawei challenge to federal law restricting its business2/18/2020 11:15:37 PM A federal judge in Texas on Tuesday rejected Chinese telecommunications equipment maker Huawei Technologies Co Ltd's constitutional challenge to a U.S. law that restricted its ability to do business with federal agencies and their contractors.
China's Hubei province reports 132 new coronavirus deaths on Feb. 182/18/2020 11:03:01 PM The number of deaths in China's central Hubei province from the coronavirus outbreak rose by 132 to 1,921 as of Tuesday, the province's health commission said in a statement on its website on Wednesday.
Stone sentencing to go ahead amid pardon speculation2/18/2020 11:02:22 PM Roger Stone, a longtime friend of President Donald Trump, on Tuesday lost his bid to delay his sentencing amid speculation that Trump might pardon him.
U.S. CDC places 14-day travel restriction on passengers from quarantined cruise ship2/18/2020 11:02:13 PM The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Tuesday all passengers on the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan would be restricted from traveling to the United States for at least 14 days after leaving the ship.
Ghani named winner of disputed Afghan poll, rival also claims victory2/18/2020 10:54:15 PM Afghanistan on Tuesday declared incumbent Ashraf Ghani winner of a disputed presidential election, but his main rival rejected the result and vowed to form his own government, threatening new turmoil as the United State strives to seal a U.S. troop withdrawal deal with Taliban militants.