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Cruise ship turned away in other ports anchors off Cambodia

By SOPHENG CHEANG and GRANT PECK | February 13, 2020

SIHANOUKVILLE, Cambodia (AP) — A cruise ship turned away by other Asian and Pacific governments due to virus fears anchored Thursday off Cambodia, which is checking the health of its 2,200 passengers and crew.The Westerdam was unwelcome elsewhere even...

Cruise ship barred by 4 governments set to dock in Cambodia

By GRANT PECK | February 12, 2020

BANGKOK (AP) — The operators of a cruise ship that was barred from docking by four governments over fears of a new virus that originated in China announced Wednesday that it will finally disembark passengers in Cambodia.Thailand refused Tuesday to allow...

Q&A: How virus is impacting Asia’s cruises and passengers

By DEE-ANN DURBIN and DAVID KOENIG | February 12, 2020

A new viral outbreak is wreaking havoc on cruises in Asia, where some passengers are stranded aboard ships and others can't leave China.Japan's health ministry has confirmed 174 cases of the virus aboard Carnival Corp.'s Diamond Princess, which is docked...

Asian shares rise despite worries about virus outbreak

By YURI KAGEYAMA | February 11, 2020

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were higher Wednesday, although the outbreak of a new virus in the region continued to weigh on investor sentiments.Japan's Nikkei 225 rose 0.5% in morning trading to 23,813.14. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 gained 0.6% to 7,094.00....

More businesses reopen in China, but many people stay home

By JOE McDONALD | February 10, 2020

BEIJING (AP) — More offices and stores in Beijing and other parts of China finally reopened Monday after the Lunar New Year break was extended to discourage travel and contain the new coronavirus, but many workers and shoppers appeared to stay home.Public...

Global stocks surge after Trump acquitted, China virus aid

By JOE McDONALD | February 6, 2020

Global stocks rose Thursday after U.S. President Donald Trump was acquitted in an impeachment trial and China cut tariffs on U.S. imports and provided aid to businesses reeling from a virus outbreak.European markets were up modestly, while Tokyo, Hong...

Asian shares up on China efforts despite virus worries

By YURI KAGEYAMA | February 4, 2020

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares rose Wednesday on optimism that China's latest actions may help curtail some of the expected economic damage from the virus outbreak.Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 gained 1.1% to 23,330.11 in morning trading. Australia's S&P/ASX...

China virus death toll rises to 425, total cases now 20,438

By KEN MORITSUGU | February 3, 2020

BEIJING (AP) — The death toll in mainland China from the new type of virus has risen to 425, with the total number of cases now standing at 20,438, officials said Tuesday.The new figures come after the country opened a new hospital built in 10 days,...

Senator wants probe of Hawaii FAA office after 3 crashes

By JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER and TOM KRISHER | January 31, 2020

HONOLULU (AP) — A whistleblower has told a Senate committee that a manager in the Federal Aviation Administration's Hawaii field office improperly let a helicopter tour company owner certify pilots for flight on behalf of the agency.The owner then approved...

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