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Stocks slide as coronavirus fears spur safe-haven buying

World News - Fri, 2020-02-21 15:39
Global equity markets slumped on Friday as the fast-spreading coronavirus drove investors into safe havens, with gold hitting a fresh seven-year high and the yield on the 30-year U.S. Treasury bond sliding to an all-time low.
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Trump says he is eyeing four candidates for intelligence chief

World News - Fri, 2020-02-21 15:36
President Donald Trump said on Friday he had four candidates under consideration to be the next U.S. intelligence chief and that a decision would be made soon, even as one potential candidate said he was not interested in the job.
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World must act fast to contain coronavirus: WHO's Tedros

World News - Fri, 2020-02-21 15:34
The window of opportunity to contain wider international spread of the epidemic of the new coronavirus disease is closing, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Friday, after cases were reported in Iran and Lebanon.
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Divided EU fails in bid to end budget deadlock

World News - Fri, 2020-02-21 15:08
A European Union summit ended abruptly on Friday after leaders failed to reach agreement on the bloc's long-term budget, following a two-day stand-off between poorer countries and "frugal" member states seeking to rein in spending.
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Church at center of South Korea coronavirus outbreak sits silent as infections surge

World News - Fri, 2020-02-21 15:00
Usually teeming with thousands of worshippers, the church at the center of South Korea's largest coronavirus outbreak was shuttered and silent on Friday, surrounded by empty streets.
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Coronavirus outbreak grows in northern Italy, 16 cases reported in one day

World News - Fri, 2020-02-21 14:59
An outbreak of coronavirus in northern Italy worsened on Friday, with officials announcing 14 confirmed cases in the wealthy region of Lombardy and two in the adjacent region of Veneto.
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China's Hubei province revises February 19 new cases tally to 775, from 349 previously

World News - Fri, 2020-02-21 14:56
China's Hubei province, the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak, on Friday revised the number of new cases it reported on Feb. 19 to 775, from 349 previously.
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UAE records two new coronavirus cases, total number reaches 11

World News - Fri, 2020-02-21 14:56
The United Arab Emirates said on Friday it had registered two new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of people diagnosed with the virus in the Gulf Arab state to 11.
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Iran says coronavirus has spread to several cities, reports two new deaths

World News - Fri, 2020-02-21 14:56
The coronavirus has spread to several Iranian cities, a health ministry official said on Friday, as an outbreak that the authorities say began in the holy city of Qom caused two more deaths.
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Coronavirus breaks into China prisons as global markets, U.S. business take hit

World News - Fri, 2020-02-21 12:47
The coronavirus has infected hundreds of people in Chinese prisons, authorities said on Friday, contributing to a jump in reported cases beyond the epicentre in Hubei province, including 100 more in South Korea.
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Only three U.S. states can test for coronavirus: public lab group

World News - Fri, 2020-02-21 12:47
California, Nebraska and Illinois are the only U.S. states that can currently test for coronavirus, the Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) told Reuters on Friday.
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Coronavirus outbreak grows in northern Italy, 16 cases reported in one day

World News - Fri, 2020-02-21 12:44
An outbreak of coronavirus in northern Italy worsened on Friday, with officials announcing 14 confirmed cases in the wealthy region of Lombardy, while two cases were reported in the adjacent region of Veneto.
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Deadlock at EU budget summit as rival camps dig in

World News - Fri, 2020-02-21 12:38
European Union leaders appeared no closer on Friday to agreeing on the bloc's long-term budget as poorer countries fought back in talks against "frugal" member states' vow to rein in spending.
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‘Tamales for Tío Bernie’: Sanders’ outreach to Latino voters pays off

World News - Fri, 2020-02-21 12:30
Violeta Alvarez is so passionate about Bernie Sanders that she becomes emotional talking about the white, 78-year-old senator from Vermont, a state 3,000 miles from this sun-drenched California enclave.
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World must act fast to contain coronavirus, says WHO's Tedros

World News - Fri, 2020-02-21 12:25
The window of opportunity to contain wider international spread of the epidemic of the new coronavirus disease is closing, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Friday, after cases were reported in Iran and Lebanon.
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U.N. says it fears 'bloodbath' in northwest Syria fighting

World News - Fri, 2020-02-21 12:24
The United Nations warned on Friday that fighting in northwest Syria could "end in a bloodbath" and called again for a ceasefire, while Moscow denied reports of a mass flight of civilians from a Russian-led Syrian government offensive.
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Germany reopens hate speech, gun law debates after shisha bar killings

World News - Fri, 2020-02-21 12:22
Germany faced calls to toughen gun ownership laws and step up efforts to track far-right sympathizers after the suspect in one of its worst mass shootings since World War Two was found to have published a racist manifesto.
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Lebanon confirms first case of coronavirus, two more suspected

World News - Fri, 2020-02-21 12:19
Lebanon confirmed its first coronavirus case on Friday and said it was monitoring two other potential cases after a 45-year-old woman who returned from Iran tested positive.
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France, Germany call on political solution to 'catastrophic' Idlib crisis

World News - Fri, 2020-02-21 12:19
The leaders of France and Germany told Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan that the humanitarian crisis in Syria's northwest Idlib province needed a political solution and that the three should meet soon with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
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Wall Street slides as gloomy data adds to coronavirus fears

World News - Fri, 2020-02-21 12:12
U.S. stock indexes fell on Friday after data showed U.S. business activity stalled in February, and a spike in new coronavirus cases in China and elsewhere sent investors scrambling for safer assets such as gold and government bonds.
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