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Coronavirus Live Updates: Disruptions, Rising Cases, Warnings

As outbreaks grow and spread in Asia, Europe and the Middle East, U.S. officials warn Americans to brace for their own.
Tags: News, China, Iran, New York Times, Italy, Middle East, Epidemics, Travel Warnings, Asia Europe, Stocks and Bonds, United States Economy, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV


FTSE 100 hits one-year closing low, as Wall Street slides again – business live

European markets have suffered a second day of heavy losses as new coronavirus cases are reportedLatest: Wall Street is falling sharply againFTSE 100 has shed another 138 points - lowest close in a yearLuxury industry faces $40bn lossesTrump: Markets will slump if I lose re-election bidMeggitt, Croda and Morgan warn on virus impact 7.19pm GMT 7.16pm GMT The worst-performing sectors in New York today are mining companies, industrial companies, banks and energy firms.They all suffer when ...
Tags: Business, New York, China, Economics, UK News, World news, US news, Stock Markets, Asia Pacific, Morgan, Croda


C.D.C. Officials Warn of Coronavirus Outbreaks in the U.S.

Clusters of infection are likely in American communities, health officials said. Some lawmakers questioned whether the nation is prepared.
Tags: South Korea, News, Senate, China, Masks, Iran, United States, House Of Representatives, Italy, Epidemics, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Homeland Security Department, Health and Human Services Department, United States Politics and Government, Hubei Province (China, Respiratory Diseases


Coronavirus Live Updates: U.S. Officials Warn Americans to Brace for Likely Outbreak

New outbreaks in Asia, Europe and the Middle East are renewing fears of a coming global pandemic, even as the spread in China appears to be slowing.
Tags: News, China, Iran, New York Times, Italy, Middle East, Epidemics, Travel Warnings, Asia Europe, Stocks and Bonds, United States Economy, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV


Bipartisan concern and outrage about coronavirus spill over on Capitol Hill

There is mounting concern on Capitol Hill that more needs to be done to contain the coronavirus, the contagious respiratory disease that started in China and has reached from Iran to the US, with Republicans and Democrats outwardly expressing alarm and outrage.
Tags: China, US, Iran, Cnn, Capitol Hill


FTSE 100 loses another £35bn as coronavirus market rout continues – business live

European markets have suffered a second day of heavy losses as new coronavirus cases are reportedLatest: FTSE 100 has shed another 138 pointsLowest close in a yearFresh losses on Wall Street tooLuxury industry faces $40bn lossesTrump: Markets will slump if I lose re-election bidMeggitt, Croda and Morgan warn on virus impact 6.22pm GMT While stocks are slumping again, Wall Street’s fear index is rising.The VIX index, which tracks volatility, has jumped by over 8% today:#DOW 27425.56 -1.91%#SP...
Tags: Business, China, US, Economics, UK News, World news, US news, Stock Markets, Asia Pacific, Treasury, Morgan, Croda


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


Why Are Young Health Care Workers Getting Coronavirus?

We discuss why thousands of health care workers in China seem to be bearing the brunt of the coronavirus.
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China sentences Swedish bookseller Gui Minhai to 10 years' jail

China has sentenced Swedish book publisher Gui Minhai to 10 years in prison on charges of illegally providing intelligence abroad, and claimed him as a citizen, prompting Stockholm to call for his release in a case that has rattled diplomatic relations. Gui, one of five Hong Kong-based booksellers known for publishing salacious titles about China's political leaders, was snatched by authorities while on a train to Beijing in February 2018, the second time he disappeared into mainland custody. ...
Tags: Hong Kong, News, China, Beijing, GUI, Stockholm, Gui Minhai, Ningbo


In China, Uighur Muslims Are Detained And Surveilled

A look at this long-standing human rights crisis in the country.
Tags: News, China


TSA bans employees' TikTok use

The Transportation Security Administration has banned employee use of TikTok for the agency's social media engagement as the US questions whether the China-owned app poses a threat to national security.
Tags: News, China, US, Stories, Tsa, Transportation Security Administration


Coronavirus Live Updates: C.D.C. Warns Americans to Brace for Likely Outbreak

New outbreaks in Asia, Europe and the Middle East are renewing fears of a coming global pandemic.
Tags: News, China, Iran, New York Times, Italy, Middle East, Epidemics, Travel Warnings, Asia Europe, Stocks and Bonds, United States Economy, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV


Analysis: Trump seems to know very little about the coronavirus

President Donald Trump has lots and lots of thoughts about the novel coronavirus that has crippled China and has been spreading worldwide. Unfortunately, most of those thoughts are either wrong or factually questionable.
Tags: News, China, Stories, Donald Trump, Trump


Iran says the official who mocked coronavirus fears while coughing and sweating is now infected with coronavirus

The head of Iran's coronavirus government task force who urged the public not to freak out about the epidemic while coughing and sweating profusely has tested positive for the illness himself, authorities said Tuesday. New cases of COVID-19 originating in Iran are now rapidly popping up across the Middle East. The coughing and heavily sweating Iraj Harirchi told journalists at a televised news conference in Tehran only one day ago that “the situation is almost stable in the country.” Coronavi...
Tags: Travel, Health, Post, Business, News, China, World news, Iran, Middle East, World Health Organization, Associated Press, Tehran, Epidemic, Health Ministry, Ali Rabiei, Coronavirus


Switzerland confirms first case of coronavirus

In Switzerland today, a 70-year old man tested positive for the coronavirus in the southern canton of Ticino, right next to the border with Italy, say Swiss health authorities. This is the first case of COVID-19 in Switzerland, and authorities say the man was likely exposed in Italy. “The infected person was in Italy about ten days ago and participated in an event near Milano,” the Swiss health ministry said in a statement. From Reuters: Officials told a media conference it was not clear at w...
Tags: Travel, Health, South Korea, Europe, Post, Business, News, China, World news, Iran, Italy, Switzerland, Sicily, Tuscany, Liguria, Reuters


Wall Street Gets Worried About the Coronavirus

The hit to markets may be sharp. But if the past is any guide, the scare should be relatively brief.
Tags: News, China, Stocks and Bonds, Economic Conditions and Trends, United States Economy, International Trade and World Market, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV


Rush Limbaugh, noted epidemiologist: "The coronavirus is the common cold, folks."

Covid-19 is a lab-concocted version of the common cold that's been weaponized to make Trump look bad, says Rush Limbaugh. From HuffPost: Right-wing radio host Rush Limbaugh claimed on his show Monday that the potentially lethal coronavirus afflicting several countries is nothing more than a “common cold” blown out of proportion by the media to take down President Donald Trump ― even as he also asserted it was a “bioweapon” created by China in a laboratory. “It looks like the coronavirus is being...
Tags: Post, News, China, Donald Trump, Trump, Limbaugh, Rush Limbaugh, Gage Skidmore, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Rush Limbaugh From HuffPost


Pompeo blasts China, Iran for response to virus outbreak

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday hit out at China and Iran for their response to the outbreak of coronavirus, accusing the two governments of censorship and of trying to cover up the severity of the spread of the deadly illness. Pompeo assailed Beijing for expelling three Wall Street Journal reporters and said a free press was needed to ensure accurate information about the virus is available to the public and medical personnel.
Tags: News, China, Iran, Beijing, Wall Street Journal, State, Pompeo, Mike Pompeo, China Iran


Rush Limbaugh is under fire for claiming the coronavirus is a 'common cold' being 'weaponized' to bring down Trump

Limbaugh accused China of bioterrorism, claiming it was using the coronavirus to destroy the US economy.
Tags: News, China, US, Trump, Limbaugh


What Happens If You're Critically Ill In China — But Not With Coronavirus

Residents say their relatives have been unable to get care for cancer, for childhood diseases and more as Wuhan and other cities put a priority on treating COVID-19 patients.(Image credit: China Daily CDIC/Reuters)
Tags: News, China, Wuhan


Coca-Cola could be in tight supply of artificial sweetener for diet and zero-sugar drinks because of coronavirus

Coca-Cola says coronavirus has disrupted its supply chain, and artificial sweeteners from China could be in shorter supply if the outbreak continues to spread.
Tags: China, Cnn, Coca Cola


Donald Trump seems to know very little about the coronavirus

President Donald Trump has lots and lots of thoughts about the novel coronavirus that has crippled China and has been spreading worldwide. Unfortunately, most of those thoughts are either wrong or factually questionable.
Tags: China, Cnn, Donald Trump


FTSE 100 heads towards one-year low as market rout continues – business live

European markets are in the red again after Dow plunged by 1,000 points last nightLatest: FTSE 100 has shed another 130 pointsOn track for lowest close in a yearFresh losses on Wall Street tooLuxury industry faces $40bn lossesTrump: Markets will slump if I lose re-election bidMeggitt, Croda and Morgan warn on virus impact 4.22pm GMT Stocks are really on the slide in New York.The Dow has lost another 1.3%, or 374 points, on top of the 1,000 shed on Monday. 4.06pm GMT Nearly every share o...
Tags: Business, New York, China, Economics, UK News, World news, US news, Stock Markets, Asia Pacific, Dow, Morgan, Croda


Wall Street Wakes Up to Coronavirus

The hit to markets may be sharp. But if the past is any guide, the scare should be relatively brief.
Tags: News, China, Stocks and Bonds, Economic Conditions and Trends, United States Economy, International Trade and World Market, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV


Iran Confirms Official Running Its Anti-Coronavirus Task Force Has Contracted Coronavirus

(DUBAI, United Arab Emirates) — The head of Iran’s counter-coronavirus task force has tested positive for the virus himself, authorities announced Tuesday, showing the challenges facing the Islamic Republic amid concerns the outbreak may be far wider than officially acknowledged. The announcement regarding Iraj Harirchi came after he gave a news conference with journalists in Tehran about the virus just one day prior, seeking to minimize the danger posed by the outbreak. Read more: Coronavi...
Tags: News, China, Wam, Uncategorized, Iran, Beijing, Pakistan, United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Hassan Rouhani, Oman, Associated Press, Tehran, Bahrain, Etihad, Istanbul


U.S. Short on Stockpiled Masks; Gilead Drug Trials: Virus Update

(Bloomberg) -- Iran reported a total of 15 deaths from the outbreak, the most fatalities outside China, and a top health official tested positive. Italy reported a surge in infections and Spanish police isolated 1,000 people at an island resort.The U.S. said its short on the number of masks needed for health workers in case of an outbreak. Chinese President Xi Jinping said the country was confident of limiting the impact. Earlier on Tuesday, South Korea reported 84 new infections for a total tal...
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‘Don’t You Think You Ought to Check?’: Sen. Kennedy Demands DHS Chief Provide ‘Straight Answers’ on Coronavirus Spread

Senator John Kennedy on Tuesday demanded answers from acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf regarding the likely extent of the domestic coronavirus outbreak, saying the American people deserve "straight answers" about the deadly virus.During a hearing of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security, Kennedy asked Wolf how many cases of people infected with the coronavirus the U.S. anticipates having."You're head of Homeland Security, and your job is to keep us safe. Do ...
Tags: News, Cdc, China, Dhs, Homeland Security, Louisiana, Republican, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Kennedy, Wolf, Don, John Kennedy, Jeanne Shaheen, Chad Wolf, Sen Kennedy Demands DHS


100,000 Indians say 'Namaste Trump' and the president ignores some key human rights concerns

President Donald Trump kicked off his first official visit to India by addressing a rally of more than 100,000 people on Feb. 24 in Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s home state of Gujarat. Trump promised the thousands of cheering Indians who greeted him “an incredible trade deal” and “the most feared military equipment on the planet.” Accompanied by first lady Melania Trump, he then toured Sabarmati ashram, where Mahatma Gandhi lived for 13 years. Afterwards, Trump visited the Taj Mahal, a 1...
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While mobile devices are all but essential and the center of so many individual universes these days, find one person who loves their wireless plan with that type of passion. Check around. We’ll wait… Didn’t find anybody, did you? That’s because most wireless plans are designed for the convenience of the provider and will nickel-and-dime you into the poor house if you step outside their terms of service. Instead, you can dump service plans and contracts entirely with a prepaid six-month Tello Va...
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Coronavirus updates: Senior Iranian health official tests positive as pandemic fears grow

As 500 new cases were reported across mainland China, here is the latest for Tuesday, Feb. 25.
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