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U.S. State Dept. says fourteen test positive for coronavirus from cruise ship in Japan

Mon, 2020-02-17 04:32
Fourteen U.S. citizens tested positive for the new coronavirus during the evacuation of over 300 U.S. nationals and their family members from a quarantined ship in Japan, the U.S. State Department said on Monday.
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Global shares edge higher on Chinese support measures

Mon, 2020-02-17 04:28
Global shares rose on Monday as the promise of further policy stimulus to counteract the economic hit from a coronavirus outbreak calmed nervous investors.
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Australia to evacuate more than 200 citizens from cruise ship quarantined at Japan port

Mon, 2020-02-17 04:13
Australia will evacuate more than 200 of its citizens onboard a coronavirus-stricken cruise ship being held under quarantine in the Japanese port of Yokohama, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Monday.
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Factbox: Coronavirus forces delay of trade fairs and conferences

Mon, 2020-02-17 04:11
Over two dozen large trade fairs and industry conferences in China and overseas have been postponed due to travel curbs and concerns about the spread of the 2019 coronavirus, potentially disrupting billions of dollars' worth of deals.
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China approves imports of live poultry from U.S.

Mon, 2020-02-17 04:07
China has approved the import of all poultry products from the United States, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs said on its website on Monday, including breeding birds in addition to poultry meat approved late last year.
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Additional 99 virus infections confirmed on cruise ship in Japan: reports

Mon, 2020-02-17 04:00
An additional 99 people on a quarantined cruise ship off Yokohama have been confirmed to have been infected with the coronavirus, Japanese media reported on Monday.
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New coronavirus is 'preventable and treatable': China health official

Mon, 2020-02-17 03:31
The novel coronavirus that has killed more than 1,700 people in China is "preventable and treatable", an official from the country's National Health Commission said on Monday.
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Facing uptick in virus infections, Japan moves to limit public crowds

Mon, 2020-02-17 03:30
Japan said on Monday it would limit public crowds in Tokyo to prevent a further spread of the deadly coronavirus, scrapping the emperor's birthday celebrations and closing next month's Tokyo Marathon to all but elite professional runners.
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Trump kicks off Daytona 500 race with limo loop, Air Force One flyby

Mon, 2020-02-17 02:41
President Donald Trump took a loop around the Daytona 500 racetrack on Sunday in his presidential limousine, drawing cheers from fans at NASCAR's most prestigious race not long after completing a dramatic flyby on Air Force One.
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China says WHO delegation to visit Beijing, Guangdong, Sichuan

Mon, 2020-02-17 02:39
China says a World Health Organization (WHO) delegation of experts will visit Beijing, and the provinces of Guangdong and Sichuan from Feb. 17 onwards.
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Beijing autoshow delayed due to coronavirus

Mon, 2020-02-17 02:25
Organizers of Beijing autoshow, which is scheduled to be held in late-April, said on Monday the event will be delayed event due to the coronavirus outbreak.
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Coronavirus cases rise as recessions loom in Singapore, Japan

Mon, 2020-02-17 02:18
Japan and Singapore appeared to be on the brink of recession on Monday as the coronavirus epidemic disrupted tourism and supply chains around the world, and as China imposed tougher restrictions to try and stop the virus spreading further.
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S&P warns coronavirus travel restrictions could hurt Dubai's hospitality industry

Mon, 2020-02-17 02:17
Dubai's hospitality industry is most at risk in the Gulf Arab states region from being negatively impacted by travel restrictions associated with the new coronavirus outbreak, ratings agency S&P Global said in a research note.
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Scramble to track Cambodia cruise passengers after coronavirus case reported

Mon, 2020-02-17 02:15
Health authorities scrambled on Monday to track hundreds of passengers who disembarked from a cruise ship in Cambodia last week after a woman tested positive for coronavirus, heightening fears about the spread of the disease around the world.
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China parliament body to discuss delaying key annual March session: Xinhua

Mon, 2020-02-17 02:15
A top legislative body of the Chinese parliament will meet on Feb. 24 to discuss a proposal on delaying the key annual March meeting of parliament, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Monday.
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Asian shares near three-week highs on Chinese support measures; Japan skids

Mon, 2020-02-17 01:48
Asian shares reversed losses on Monday and moved back toward a three-week top as China's persistent efforts to cushion the blow from a coronavirus outbreak calmed nervous investors, although Japanese stocks faltered on growing recession risks.
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General Motors to wind down Australia, NZ operations, sell Thai plant to Great Wall

Mon, 2020-02-17 01:40
General Motors Co is retreating from more markets outside of the United States and China, saying on Sunday that it will wind down sales, design and engineering operations in Australia and New Zealand and retire the Holden brand by 2021.
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Timeline: General Motors streamlines its international operations

Mon, 2020-02-17 01:40
General Motors Co is retreating from more markets outside the United States and China, saying on Sunday that it will wind down its Australian and New Zealand operations, while selling a plant in Thailand.
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Thailand reports new coronavirus case, to increase entry screening

Mon, 2020-02-17 01:08
Thailand said on Monday it had recorded one new case of the coronavirus and was increasing screening of visitors from Singapore and Japan entering the country in response to the widening outbreak.
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Factbox: Choices curtailed - Iran's parliamentary election

Mon, 2020-02-17 00:06
Iranians vote on Friday in a parliamentary election likely to reinforce Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's authority, as the country faces mounting U.S. pressure over its nuclear program and growing discontent at home.
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