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Northern Star

Fears of new virus trigger anti-China sentiment worldwide

By HYUNG-JIN KIM | February 2, 2020

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A scary new virus from China has spread around the world. So has rising anti-Chinese sentiment, calls for a full travel ban on Chinese visitors and indignities for Chinese and other Asians.Restaurants in South Korea, Japan,...

Europe evacuates citizens from China, Russia shuts border

By BARRY HATTON | January 30, 2020

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — European countries stepped up efforts Thursday to contain the virus sweeping through central China, sending a chartered airliner there to evacuate hundreds of European citizens, scrapping more commercial flights to Chinese destinations...

The most VIP Super Bowl weekend costs $1.5M, includes butler

By KELLI KENNEDY | January 28, 2020

MIAMI (AP) — Private jet service, a personal butler, or how about a meal with former Patriots star Rob Gronkowski to top off Super Bowl weekend? From legendary nightclubs to exclusive parties, no place caters to the rich and famous quite like glitzy...

China virus outbreak rams global tourism, costing billions

By ELAINE KURTENBACH and ALEXANDRA OLSON | January 28, 2020

Businesses around the world that have grown increasingly reliant on big-spending tourists from China are taking a heavy hit, with tens of millions of Chinese residents restricted from leaving their country as the coronavirus spreads.Hotels, airlines,...

Asian shares sink on mounting worries over China outbreak

By YURI KAGEYAMA | January 27, 2020

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares skidded again Tuesday on deepening worries over the expanding outbreak of a new virus in China.Markets in Hong Kong and mainland China were closed Tuesday for Lunar New Year holidays, while South Korea's benchmark tumbled 3.4%...

Trump rally on Jersey shore shows loyalty beyond heartland

By JOSH BOAK and MIKE CATALINI | January 27, 2020

WILDWOOD, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump is holding his next rally in a county with almost no factory jobs to save, a reliance on immigrant workers and an economy built in part by coastal elites who summer there.Cape May County on the southern tip...

UN health chief visits China to help with virus containment

January 27, 2020

BEIJING (AP) — 11:20 p.m.The director-general of the World Health Organization has flown to China to meet with government officials and health experts trying to contain the spread of a deadly virus that has killed 81 people in China and infected 2,750.Tedros...