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Australia says two evacuees from Japan cruise vessel have coronavirus

Thu, 2020-02-20 21:17
Two Australians evacuated from a cruise ship in Japan have tested positive for coronavirus after returning to their home country, Australia's health department said on Friday.
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China reports uptick in new coronavirus cases though downward trend holds

Thu, 2020-02-20 20:31
China's Hubei province reported an uptick in new cases of coronavirus on Friday, reversing three days of declines, although the numbers still confirmed a downward trend which the World Health Organization (WHO) has called encouraging.
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Factbox: Latest on coronavirus spreading in China and beyond

Thu, 2020-02-20 20:31
The deserted shopping malls and cinemas of South Korea's Daegu, a city of 2.5 million people, became one of the most striking images outside China of an outbreak that international authorities are trying stop from becoming a global pandemic.
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Morgan Stanley's Gorman charts ambitious course with $13 billion E*Trade deal

Thu, 2020-02-20 20:17
Morgan Stanley said on Thursday it would buy discount brokerage E*Trade Financial Corp in a stock deal worth about $13 billion, the biggest acquisition by a Wall Street bank since the 2008-2009 financial crisis.
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South Korea reports 52 new coronavirus cases, brings total to 156: Yonhap

Thu, 2020-02-20 20:09
South Korea reported 52 new confirmed cases of the coronavirus, taking the national tally to 156, the Yonhap news agency said on Friday, citing health authorities.
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U.S. dollar, bonds get safe-haven rush as virus spreads

Thu, 2020-02-20 20:02
Asian shares were cast adrift on Friday as fears over the creeping spread of the coronavirus sent funds fleeing to the sheltered shores of U.S. assets, lofting the dollar to three-year highs.
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Branson targets younger cruise crowd with DJs, tattoos and yoga

Thu, 2020-02-20 20:00
British entrepreneur Richard Branson will unveil the "Scarlet Lady" on Friday, a 60,000 tonne cruise liner complete with a tattoo studio and yoga deck aimed at drawing in a younger generation of holiday-makers.
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Two passengers from coronavirus-hit cruise ship in Japan die, authorities defend quarantine

Thu, 2020-02-20 19:50
Two elderly passengers became the first people from aboard a cruise ship moored near Tokyo to die of the coronavirus, the Japanese government said on Thursday, as hundreds more passengers disembarked after two weeks' quarantine.
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Coronavirus fears create ghost town in South Korea after church 'super-spreader'

Thu, 2020-02-20 19:41
The streets of South Korea's fourth-largest city were abandoned on Thursday, with residents holed up indoors after dozens of people caught the new coronavirus in what authorities described as a "super-spreading event" at a church.
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U.S. intelligence told lawmakers of Russian bid to boost Trump re-election: source

Thu, 2020-02-20 19:24
U.S. intelligence officials told lawmakers last week that Russia is interfering in the 2020 election campaign by aiming to cast doubt on the integrity of the vote and boost President Donald Trump's re-election, a person familiar with the briefing said on Thursday.
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China's Hubei province reports 411 new coronavirus cases

Thu, 2020-02-20 19:15
China's central Hubei province had 411 new confirmed cases of coronavirus infections on Thursday, the province's health commission said on Friday, up from 349 cases a day earlier.
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Wall St. eases, led by tech decline on mounting fears coronavirus could spread

Thu, 2020-02-20 18:21
U.S. stocks fell on Thursday, led by declines in technology heavyweights, after reports of new coronavirus cases in China and other countries intensified fears over its spread and impact on the global economy.
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Factbox: Stone is one of dozens ensnared in Trump-Russia probe

Thu, 2020-02-20 18:17
A federal judge on Thursday sentenced Roger Stone, President Donald Trump's longtime friend and adviser, to three years and four months in prison for his conviction on charges including lying to a congressional committee investigating Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election.
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Democratic presidential candidate Warren gets super PAC help despite past opposition

Thu, 2020-02-20 18:05
Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren will get help in the final days before Nevada's caucuses from a super PAC, despite her outspoken opposition to such fundraising efforts.
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Jurors in Weinstein trial focus on 'Sopranos' actress Sciorra

Thu, 2020-02-20 18:04
New York jurors weighing rape and sexual assault charges against former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein ended their third day of deliberations by asking on Thursday to review testimony from actress Annabella Sciorra.
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Bloomberg comes under scathing attack at first Democratic presidential debate in Nevada

Thu, 2020-02-20 18:03
Michael Bloomberg faced a barrage of attacks at his first Democratic presidential debate on Wednesday, as his rivals assailed the free-spending and fast-rising billionaire over his record on race, history of sexist comments and the use of his massive fortune to muscle his way into the contest.
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South Korea city deserted after coronavirus 'super-spreads' through church

Thu, 2020-02-20 15:58
The streets of South Korea's fourth-largest city were abandoned on Thursday, with residents holed up indoors after dozens of people caught the new coronavirus in what authorities described as a "super-spreading event" at a church.
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Iraq bans border crossings by Iranians amid coronavirus fears

Thu, 2020-02-20 15:58
Iraq banned border crossings by Iranian nationals for three days from Thursday amid fears of the coronavirus, Iraq's state news agency said on Thursday.
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Germany's minorities call for action after shisha bar shootings

Thu, 2020-02-20 15:48
German Kurds called on Thursday for stronger government action against far-right radicalism and racism as they mourned the victims of a gun attack on two shisha lounges.
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Suspected shisha bar gunman published racist manifesto: German prosecutor

Thu, 2020-02-20 15:48
A man suspected of shooting dead nine people in shisha bars in a German town before killing himself and his mother had posted a manifesto online including conspiracy theories and deeply racist views, prosecutors said on Thursday.
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