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White House readying emergency coronavirus budget request

By ANDREW TAYLOR | February 24, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is readying an urgent budget request to address the deadly coronavirus outbreak whose rapid spread is spooking financial markets and restricting international travel.The request is still being developed but is likely...

South Korea put on high alert, Italy battles virus outbreak

By HYUNG-JIN KIM | February 23, 2020

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s president said Sunday that he was putting his country on its highest alert for infectious diseases, ordering officials to take “unprecedented, powerful” steps to fight a soaring viral outbreak, while a continent...

New visa rules set off ‘panic wave’ in immigrant communities

By PHILIP MARCELO and SOPHIA TAREEN | February 20, 2020

BOSTON (AP) — After nearly a dozen years moving through the U.S. visa system, Sai Kyaw's brother and sister and their families were at the finish line: a final interview before they could leave Myanmar to join him in Massachusetts and work at his restaurant.Then...

Finally let off cruise, passengers desperate for flight home

By MATT SEDENSKY | February 19, 2020

BANGKOK (AP) — The cheers of celebration have faded. The waving of roses has ceased. Having finally reached a friendly port in Cambodia willing to accept them after nearly two weeks of uncertainty at sea, hundreds of cruise ship passengers eyed warily...

China’s virus center vows no patient unchecked as cases fall

By YANAN WANG | February 19, 2020

BEIJING (AP) — Inspectors in protective suits went door-to-door Wednesday in the epicenter of China's viral outbreak to try to find every infected person in an epidemic that is showing signs of waning as new cases fell for a second straight day.The...

Asian shares mostly rise despite continuing virus fears

By YURI KAGEYAMA | February 18, 2020

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares mostly rose Wednesday, despite overnight losses on Wall Street and continuing fears about an outbreak of a new virus that began in China.The Nikkei 225 rose 1.1% in morning trading to 23,453.59 after data for January showed...

US tells remaining cruise passengers: Stay out for 2 weeks

By CARLA K. JOHNSON | February 18, 2020

The U.S. government made good on its warning to Americans who chose to remain on board a quarantined cruise ship in Japan, telling them they cannot return home for at least two weeks after they come ashore.U.S. officials notified the passengers Tuesday...

Shares take hit as virus outbreak slams profits, events

By ELAINE KURTENBACH | February 18, 2020

BANGKOK (AP) — Stock markets slipped Tuesday as the impact from the virus outbreak that began in China deepened, with Apple saying it would fail to meet its profit target this quarter and China moving to postpone or cancel major events, including the...

Shares fall in Asia as virus outbreak hits profits, events

By ELAINE KURTENBACH | February 18, 2020

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares slipped in Asia on Tuesday as the impact from the virus outbreak that began in China deepened, with Apple saying it would fail to meet its profit target and China moving to postpone or cancel major events including the Beijing...

US travel ban for Sri Lanka army chief in hospital shelling

By BHARATHA MALLAWARACHI | February 14, 2020

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The U.S. government on Friday issued a travel ban Sri Lanka's army chief, saying there is “credible information of his involvement” in human rights violations during the final phase of the island nation's civil war that...

EU health ministers boost preparations to fight new virus

By SAMUEL PETREQUIN | February 13, 2020

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union health ministers agreed Thursday to boost preparations and organize a coordinated response to prevent the virus that emerged in China from further spreading across Europe.At an emergency meeting in Brussels, officials...

Virus outbreak in China poses a new problem for Boeing

By DAVID KOENIG | February 12, 2020

Boeing sold no new airline jets in January, and now the company is worried that the virus outbreak in China could hurt airplane deliveries in the first quarter.Chief Financial Officer Greg Smith said Wednesday that the company is “spending a lot of...

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