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CDC Tells Americans to Start Readying for Outbreak: Virus Update

(Bloomberg) -- The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned Americans to prepare for a coronavirus outbreak at home that could lead to significant disruptions of daily life, though the warnings were downplayed by the White House. Congress was told that there’s shortage of masks needed for health workers if one occurs.New cases were reported in Europe, prompting worries of a widening outbreak there. Iran reported a total of 15 deaths, the most fatalities outside China, and a top hea...
Tags: Asia, South Korea, Europe, Japan, New York, Milan, London, News, Congress, Cdc, Washington, Senate, White House, China, Iraq, Spain


The coronavirus is still rattling markets in Europe and Asia

Fears about the novel coronavirus outbreak are still roiling some stock markets in Europe and Asia.
Tags: Asia, Europe, Cnn


Coronavirus cases surge in Italy, Iran and South Korea

Coronavirus cases surge in Italy, Iran and South Korea, with the global death toll at 2,698. Follow here for live updates.
Tags: Asia, South Korea, News, Italy Iran


Nice memories but no trade deal for Trump in India

Donald Trump failed Tuesday to strike any major trade deal with India at the end of a visit big on photo opportunities but short on substance and overshadowed by deadly riots. Speaking after talks in New Delhi with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the US president said only that they had made "tremendous progress" towards a comprehensive agreement and that he was "optimistic we can reach a deal". While minor compared to his trade war with China, Trump has slapped tariffs on Indian steel and alumi...
Tags: Asia, News, India, Narendra Modi, US, Donald Trump, New Delhi, China Trump, Trump in India


U.S. Considers Expelling Chinese Journalists After Americans Barred

(Bloomberg) -- The U.S. is weighing whether to expel Chinese journalists after China kicked out three Wall Street Journal reporters, part of a push by the Trump administration to show leaders in Beijing that it will resist restrictions on Americans working in China.The administration’s options were to be discussed in a meeting of senior administration leaders at the White House on Monday led by Matt Pottinger, the deputy national security adviser who was once a Wall Street Journal reporter in Be...
Tags: Asia, News, Washington, White House, China, Bloomberg, Cnn, Beijing, United States, Treasury, National Security Council, State Department, Donald Trump, Wall Street Journal, Wuhan, Journal


Global coronavirus cases surge past 80,000

Cases surge in South Korea, Italy and Iran with the global death toll at 2,698. Follow here for live updates.
Tags: Asia, News, Iran, South Korea Italy


Trump expected to talk business on second day of India visit

US President Donald Trump is in India on a two-day state visit. Follow here for the latest
Tags: Asia, News, India, US, Donald Trump


From the Cold War to trade wars: Six things you need to know about Indo-US ties

US President Donald Trump has become the seventh US President to visit India since Dwight D. Eisenhower touched down in 1959 to cheering crowds on the tarmac.
Tags: Asia, News, India, US, Donald Trump, Dwight D Eisenhower


Two-Thirds of the World’s Most Polluted Cities Are in India

(Bloomberg) -- Several Chinese cities, including Beijing, have dramatically improved their air quality in recent years, while Indian metropolises remain some of the world’s worst polluted, according to a new report.Beijing -- once infamous for its toxic haze -- has reduced smog levels and dropped down a list of the world’s most polluted cities, falling to 199 from 84 three years before, according to the 2019 World Air Quality Report published Tuesday by IQAir AirVisual. In contrast, India still ...
Tags: Asia, Hong Kong, News, China, Southeast Asia, India, Narendra Modi, Bloomberg, Thailand, Beijing, Nepal, Shanghai, Bangladesh, World Health Organization, World Bank, Xinjiang


Japan shares slump as Asia reacts to global sell-off

Tokyo shares drop sharply while Asian stock markets trade cautiously following big falls in US and UK.
Tags: Asia, Japan, News, US, Tokyo


Six things you need to know about Indo-US ties

US President Donald Trump has become the seventh US President to visit India since Dwight D. Eisenhower touched down in 1959 to cheering crowds on the tarmac.
Tags: Asia, News, India, US, Donald Trump, Dwight D Eisenhower


How the Spread of Coronavirus Could Affect Your Travel Plans

The coronavirus has now spread well beyond Asia, hitting the Middle East, Europe and other parts of the globe. As new cases continue to erupt in different countries, what should American consumer...
Tags: Asia, News, Middle East Europe


Trump Admin. Considers Booting Chinese Reporters in Response to ‘Egregious’ Expulsion of WSJ Journalists: Report

The Trump administration is considering whether to expel Chinese journalists in response to China's own expulsion of three Wall Street Journal reporters, Bloomberg News reported on Monday.A meeting will be held at the White House on Monday to discuss the administration's options. The meeting will be led by deputy national security adviser Matt Pottinger, who himself was a Journal reporter based in Beijing.According to Bloomberg, administration officials are debating whether to expel up t...
Tags: Asia, News, White House, China, Bloomberg, National Security Council, Wuhan, Journal, Trump, Bloomberg News, Bard College, Walter Russell Mead, Matt Pottinger, John Ullyot, Trump Admin Considers Booting Chinese Reporters, Beijing According


Dow Drops More Than 1,000 as COVID-19 Outbreak Threatens Economy

The Dow Jones Industrial Average slumped more than 1,000 points Monday in the worst day for the stock market in two years as investors worry that the spread of a viral outbreak that began in China will weaken global economic growth. Traders sought safety in U.S. government bonds, gold and high-dividend stocks like utilities and real estate. The yield on the 10-year Treasury fell to the lowest level in more than three years. Technology stocks accounted for much of the broad market slide, whi...
Tags: Apple, Asia, South Korea, Europe, News, Microsoft, China, Germany, Uncategorized, Markets, Nike, Bank Of America, Italy, Middle East, Treasury, Stocks


As Fears of a Pandemic Mount, WHO Says World Is Not Ready

BEIJING -- As new cases of the coronavirus spiked on two continents, the World Health Organization warned Monday that the world was not ready for a major outbreak, even as it praised China's aggressive efforts to wrest the epidemic under control.After two weeks on the ground in China, a team sent by the WHO concluded that the draconian measures China imposed a month ago may have saved hundreds of thousands of people from infection. Such measures -- sealing off cities, shutting down businesse...
Tags: Asia, News, China, Iran, Beijing, Xi Jinping, New York Times, Italy, Who, World Health Organization, North America, Wuhan, Guangdong, Communist Party, National University Of Singapore, Tam


US urges citizens to reconsider cruise ship travel to Asia

In yet another blow to the troubled cruise industry, US travelers are being urged to steer clear of Asia's waters.
Tags: Asia, News, US, Stories


US State Department urges citizens to reconsider cruise ship travel to Asia

In yet another blow to the troubled cruise industry, US travelers are being urged to steer clear of Asia's waters.
Tags: Asia, News, US, Stories, US State Department


Italy’s Far-Right Seeks to Gain from Coronavirus Outbreak

As Italy scrambles to contain the largest coronavirus outbreak outside of Asia, the country’s powerful far-right opposition party has used the virus to attack its fragile government, attempting to tie COVID-19’s spread to wider issues of border controls and migration. The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 surged in Italy over the weekend from three on Friday to more than 200 on Monday morning. The rapid spread, so far confined to the country’s north, has raised international fears that ...
Tags: Asia, Europe, Milan, News, China, Uncategorized, Austria, Italy, Amnesty International, World Health Organization, Mediterranean, Sicily, Schengen, Conte, League, Walter Ricciardi


WHO tells world to brace for 'potential pandemic' as virus spreads

The World Health Organization warned countries on Monday to be ready for a "potential pandemic" as new deaths and infections in Europe, the Middle East and Asia triggered more drastic efforts to contain the new coronavirus. The number of fatalities in China -- where the virus emerged late last year -- also continued to soar, with 150 more deaths taking the official toll to nearly 2,600. Chinese authorities insist they are containing the virus, citing slowing infection rates, thanks to unprece...
Tags: Asia, Europe, News, China, Middle East, Who, World Health Organization


Global Markets Fall Sharply As Coronavirus Spreads Past Asia

More than 79,000 people worldwide have been infected by the new coronavirus.
Tags: Asia, News


Global Markets Plummet As Coronavirus Spreads Past Asia

More than 79,000 people worldwide have been infected by the new coronavirus.
Tags: Asia, News


Italy put 12 towns on coronavirus lockdown after 215 cases and 5 deaths made it the most infected country outside Asia

Italy has put at least a dozen towns into lockdown and canceled public events as neighboring countries consider how to stop the virus from entering.
Tags: Asia, News, Italy


Is it safe for travelers to visit Italy?

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Italy has shot up to at least 219, making it the largest outbreak outside of Asia. What is the advice for people with travel plans to the country?
Tags: Asia, Cnn, Italy


New global coronavirus infections spark more travel bans

Fears of a global coronavirus pandemic deepened on Monday as new deaths and infections in Europe, the Middle East and Asia triggered more drastic efforts to stop people travelling. The number of fatalities in China -- where the virus emerged late last year -- also continued to soar, with 150 more deaths taking the official toll to nearly 2,600.
Tags: Asia, Europe, News, China, Middle East


Xi’s Response to Virus Foreshadows an Even Tighter Grip on China

(Bloomberg) -- For all the lessons for President Xi Jinping to take away from China’s worst virus outbreak in modern history, he seems to have settled on one above all others: Centralized control works and more is needed.Xi shared the conclusion in an unprecedented conference call with 170,000 officials Sunday -- the closest the leader of the world’s longest-lasting communist regime has come to a fireside chat. In it, according to excerpts released by state-run media, he defended the ruling part...
Tags: Asia, News, China, Bloomberg, Beijing, Xi Jinping, Shanghai, Xinjiang, Wall Street Journal, Wuhan, WSJ, Guangdong, Mao, East Asia, Hubei, Bloomberg News


Malaysia's Mahathir Mohamad resigns as Prime Minister

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad submitted his resignation to the country's king on Monday, his office announced, a shock move that could plunge the country into political crisis.
Tags: Asia, News, Malaysia, Mahathir Mohamad


Worldwide: Opportunities Arising From Asia's Data Protection Frameworks - DLA Piper

The media controversy surrounding China's coronavirus COVID-19 detection app, the "close contact detector," has highlighted a common misapprehension
Tags: Asia, News, China, Dla Piper


China Said It Was Easing Wuhan’s Coronavirus Lockdown, Then Backtracked

China said an announcement that the quarantine of Wuhan would be eased was prematurely issued without approval from top officials. The lockdown of the Chinese city where the novel coronavirus emerged would remain fully in place, it said. The abrupt about-turn within a matter of hours added to the confusion emanating from the devastated city of 11 million which has been sealed off since Jan. 23. Hubei province — where Wuhan is located — has also adjusted its official count of infected people...
Tags: Asia, Europe, News, China, Uncategorized, Bloomberg, Xi Jinping, Wuhan, Weibo, Hubei, South Korea China, China Central Television, Hubei Province, Ying, Overnight, Onetime


Coronavirus: 50 people die in Iranian city of Qom – live updates

New death toll in Iran is significantly higher than the latest number of confirmed cases of infections thereShare your experiences 10.16am GMT Mongolia has halted all flights from South Korea and will block entry through its borders until March 2 as it steps up its efforts to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, Reuters reports. The country’s National Emergency Commission announced the efforts to prevent the spread of the coronavirus on Monday. It has also already closed its schools until ...
Tags: Asia, South Korea, China, World news, Iran, Asia Pacific, Xi Jinping, Infectious Diseases, Venice, Mongolia, Reuters, Lombardy, RTL, Qom, Attilio Fontana, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus: China postpones annual political assembly for first time in decades – live updates

Parliamentary session postponed due to coronavirus while Xi Jinping warns of impact on economy. Follow latest newsShare your experiences 9.02am GMT Renewed fears over the coronavirus outbreak have prompted steep falls on European stock markets – most notably in Italy, which has suffered the most serious outbreak outside Asia.The FTSE MIB stock market index in Italy has dropped by 4%. Shares on London’s FTSE 100 have fallen by 2.8%, more than 200 points. In Germany the Dax index is down by 3....
Tags: Asia, Europe, London, France, China, Germany, World news, Asia Pacific, Xi Jinping, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Coronavirus outbreak



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