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  • Coronavirus Fuels Dramatic Fall in Oil Price
    Coronavirus_fuels_dramatic_fall_in_oil_price 2020-03-09 01:49:08 UTC
    <p>NEW YORK (AP) &mdash; Oil prices are plunging as a dispute among producers could lead a global economy weakened by COVID-19 to be awash in an oversupply of crude.</p><p>Brent crude, the international standard, lost $9.50, or 20.1%, to $35.77 per barrel, as of 7:58 p.m. Eastern time on Sunday a...

  • Daily Cases of Coronavirus Outside China Climbing
    Daily_cases_of_coronavirus_outside_china_climbing 2020-03-02 18:44:39 UTC
    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The coronavirus appeared for the first time in New York, Moscow and Berlin and clusters of the disease surged around the world, even as new cases in China dropped to their lowest level in six weeks Monday and hundreds of patients were released from hospitals at the epice...

  • Iran reports 978 coronavirus cases, death toll jumps to 54
    Iran_reports_385_new_coronavirus_cases__death_toll_jumps_to_54 2020-03-01 13:15:28 UTC
    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's health ministry raised on Sunday the nationwide death toll from the new coronavirus to 54 as the number of confirmed infected cases jumped overnight by more than half to 978 people. The ministry's spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour said new cases were confirmed in a number...

  • Coronavirus Outbreak Is Spreading Around the World
    Coronavirus_outbreak_is_spreading_around_the_world 2020-02-27 21:37:15 UTC
    <p>One by one, more and more countries are reporting cases of the new coronavirus. Governments and doctors on the front lines are scrambling for solutions and everyday life around the globe is being disrupted in a manner that&rsquo;s not been seen in recent times.&nbsp;</p><p>The spread of the vi...

  • New Hope in Virus Outbreak in China: Fall in New Cases
    New_hope_in_virus_outbreak_in_china-_fall_in_new_cases 2020-02-12 18:59:17 UTC
    BEIJING (AP) — Dr. Mike Ryan, the head of emergencies for the World Health Organization, says “it’s way too early to try to predict the beginning of the end” of the virus outbreak in China. Ryan was speaking at a news conference Wednesday at WHO headquarters in Geneva. He says it is reassur...

  • Trump Calls For China To Investigate His Political Opponent
    Trump_calls_for_china_to_investigate_his_political_opponent 2019-10-03 15:49:34 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S President Donald Trump said on Thursday he wanted Ukraine and China to investigate political rival and former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and his son, openly advocating an action that triggered a Democratic impeachment inquiry in Congress. Trump’s earlier efforts t...

  • North Korea Tested New Submarine-Launched Ballistic Missile
    North_korea_tested_new_submarine-launched_ballistic_missile 2019-10-03 04:56:04 UTC
    SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea said on Thursday it had successfully test-fired a new submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) from the sea to contain external threats and bolster self-defense, ahead of fresh nuclear talks with the United States. The launch on Wednesday was the most provocati...

  • Attacks on Saudi Oil Field Knock Out Half of Its Output
    Attacks_on_saudi_oil_facilities_knock_out_more_than_half_of_its_output 2019-09-15 07:21:05 UTC
    RIYADH/DUBAI/LONDON (Reuters) - Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi group said it attacked two plants at the heart of Saudi Arabia’s oil industry on Saturday, knocking out more than half the Kingdom’s output, in a move expected to send oil prices soaring and increase tensions in the Middle East. The a...

  • Japan Eats Whale Despite Environmental Concerns
    Japan_eats_whale_despite_environmental_concerns 2019-06-24 04:59:19 UTC
    MINAMIBOSO, Japan (Reuters) - Whale cutlets, sliced raw whale, deep-fried whale nuggets, whale bacon and whale jerky feature on the menu at the restaurant Yoko Ichihara runs - and that's just a small sample of the ways Japan eats whale. Though Japan's government maintains that eating whale is ...

  • Toyota Speeds Up Electric Vehicle Schedule
    Toyota_speeds_up_electric_vehicle_schedule_ 2019-06-07 15:52:16 UTC
    TOKYO (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp aims to get half of its global sales from electrified vehicles by 2025, five years ahead of schedule, and will tap Chinese battery makers to meet the accelerated global shift to electricity-powered cars. The change illustrates the breakneck growth in the ele...

  • North Korea Tells US: Don't Try Our Patience
    North_korea_calls_trump's_threat_a_'load_of_nonsense' 2019-06-05 06:06:46 UTC
    SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea warned the United States that agreements made between the two countries’ leaders in Singapore last year could be at risk, blaming the United States for undue pressure to denuclearize, state news agency KCNA said on Tuesday. The statement comes as media reports ind...

  • Asia Shares Hit 4-Month Low on Risk of Endless Trade War
    Asia_shares_hit_four-month_low_on_risk_of_endless_trade_war 2019-05-23 05:34:55 UTC
    SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian shares broke support and caved to a four-month low on Thursday, as concerns grew that the Sino-U.S. trade conflict was fast morphing into a prolonged technology cold war between the world’s two largest economies. Late Wednesday, Reuters reported the U.S. administration...

  • Dutchman Travels Across 33 Countries on Electric Car
    Dutchman_travels_across_33_countries_on_electric_car 2019-04-18 22:49:36 UTC
    Dutchman Wiebe Wakker on Sunday ended a 95,000 kilometer (59,000 mile) electric car journey that he hoped would show the world the viability of such vehicles. Wakker arrived in the eastern Australian city of Sydney after driving his retrofitted station wagon nicknamed "The Blue Bandit" across 33...

  • Chinese Company to Sell Popular Dating App Grindr
    Chinese_company_to_sell_the_popular_dating_app_grindr 2019-03-27 17:54:06 UTC
    (Reuters) - Chinese gaming company Beijing Kunlun Tech Co Ltd is seeking to sell Grindr LLC, the popular gay dating app it has owned since 2016, after a U.S. government national security panel raised concerns about its ownership, according to people familiar with the matter. The Committee on F...

  • China's Chang'e-4 Probe Touched Down on Far Side of Moon
    China's_chang'e-4_probe_touched_down_on_far_side_of_moon 2019-01-06 05:35:05 UTC
    China's Chang'e-4 probe touched down on the far side of the moon, state broadcaster CCTV reported on Thursday morning. The successful "soft landing" marks a groundbreaking development in space exploration, being the first time that a spacecraft has landed on the side of the moon that faces away ...

  • China’s Population to Reach 1.442 Billion in 2029
    China%e2%80%99s_population_to_reach_1.442_billion_in_2029 2019-01-06 05:03:07 UTC
    SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China’s population is set to reach a peak of 1.442 billion in 2029 and start a long period of “unstoppable” decline in 2030, government scholars said in a research report published on Friday. The world’s most populous country must now draw up policies to try to cope with a...

  • Catastrophic Effects of Climate Change
    Catastrophic_effects_of_climate_change 2018-11-25 02:46:14 UTC
    (Reuters) - Climate change will cost the U.S. economy hundreds of billions of dollars by the end of the century, hitting everything from health to infrastructure, according to a government report issued on Friday that the White House called inaccurate. The congressionally mandated report, writ...

  • Meghan rushed through dark market on royal visit to Fiji
    The_duchess_of_sussex_was_rushed_through_her_visit_to_an_indoor_market_in_fiji%e2%80%99s_capital 2018-10-24 01:36:12 UTC
    SUVA, Fiji (AP) — The Duchess of Sussex was rushed through her visit to an indoor market in Fiji’s capital over apparent concerns about the location’s security. Meghan on Wednesday visited the Suva Market with the intention of meeting some of the female vendors who have been involved in the U....

  • UNHCR: 4 million refugee children can't go to school
    4_million_refugee_children_around_the_world_can't_go_to_school 2018-09-23 22:16:47 UTC
    Four million refugee children around the world are excluded from education, according to a United Nations report. A solution should be to allow refugees to attend regular schools, the UNHCR has demanded. With more and more children forced to leave their homes, the number of refugees out of edu...

  • China lodges tariff case at WTO against the U.S.
    Wto 2019-09-02 15:46:34 UTC
    HONG KONG/GENEVA (Reuters) - China has lodged a complaint against the United States at the World Trade Organization over U.S. import duties, the Chinese Commerce Ministry said on Monday. The United States began imposing 15% tariffs on a variety of Chinese goods on Sunday and China began imposi...

  • Iran praises EU for their efforts to salvage 'Nuclear deal'
    Federica_mogherini_and_javad_zarif-_iran_praises_eu_for_their_efforts_to_salvage_'nuclear_deal' 2018-08-19 16:50:57 UTC
    LONDON (Reuters) - Iran’s vice president said on Sunday the government was seeking solutions to sell oil and transfer its revenues despite fresh U.S. sanctions. “We are hopeful that the European countries can meet their commitments but even if they cannot, we are seeking solutions to sell our ...

  • China takes over project in world’s biggest natural gas reserves in Iran
    China_takes_over_project_in_world%e2%80%99s_biggest_natural_gas_reserves_in_iran 2018-08-11 18:21:26 UTC
    Reuters - China’s state-owned energy major CNPC has taken over the share in Iran’s multi-billion dollar South Pars gas project held by France’s Total, the Iranian state news agency IRNA reported on Saturday. Total signed a contract in 2017 to develop Phase II of South Pars field with an initia...

  • North Korea expects no progress as long as US pushes for sanctions
    North_korea_claims_the_latest_u.n._sanctions_are_an_act_of_war 2018-09-06 00:41:10 UTC
    SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea accused the United States on Thursday of pushing for international sanctions despite goodwill moves by Pyongyang and said progress on denuclearization promises could not be expected if Washington continues to follow an “outdated acting script.” A foreig...

  • Iran tells North Korea that the US cannot be trusted
    Iran_tells_north_korea_that_the_us_cannot_be_trusted 2018-08-09 15:34:50 UTC
    SEOUL/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told North Korea’s foreign minister that the United States cannot be trusted, Tehran’s state media said, as the United States seeks a deal to rein in the North’s nuclear and missile programs. North Korea for its part denounced the Unite...

  • Impact of escalating trade tensions between US and China
    Impact_of_escalating_trade_tensions_between_us_and_china 2018-08-08 18:14:42 UTC
    (Reuters) - U.S. companies are putting in place measures to cushion the impact of escalating trade tensions between the United States and China. The world’s two largest economies have already imposed tariffs on $34 billion worth of each other’s imports. In the latest development, Washington...