World shares inch up on Chinese support measures

Published: 2020-02-17 12:13:33 UTC

[Reuters] Global shares inched higher on Monday as the promise of further policy stimulus from China to counteract the economic hit from a coronavirus outbreak calmed nervous investors.

Rwandan gospel singer found dead in police cell

Published: 2020-02-17 12:06:19 UTC

[BBC News] The singer was arrested near the border with Burundi and accused of attempting to flee the country.

Hundreds of Americans flown home from cruise ship, 14 with coronavirus

Published: 2020-02-17 12:04:51 UTC

[Reuters] More than 300 American passengers have been flown home from a cruise ship after two weeks under quarantine off Japan, including 14 found to have coronavirus who were kept isolated on the flight.

China's epidemic control is showing an improving trend: state media

Published: 2020-02-17 12:04:51 UTC

[Reuters] Control of the coronavirus epidemic in China is showing an active and improving trend, state television quoted a meeting chaired by Premier Li Keqiang as saying on Monday.

Rise in coronavirus infections prompts Japan to limit public crowds

Published: 2020-02-17 12:01:14 UTC

[Reuters] Japan canceled the emperor's birthday celebrations next week as it moved on Monday to limit crowds to contain the spread of the coronavirus, and said it will close the Tokyo Marathon to all but elite professional runners.

Alibaba offers $2.86 billion in loans to firms hit by coronavirus outbreak

Published: 2020-02-17 11:56:49 UTC

[Reuters] (This Feb 10 story refiles to add bylines)

Euro zone to cautiously pave the way for more fiscal stimulus

Published: 2020-02-17 11:44:31 UTC

[Reuters] Euro zone finance ministers are set to discuss on Monday a document that calls for a more growth-friendly fiscal policy, a move that could lead to Germany's spending more amid fears of a downturn.

Australian firefighter's viral outburst at PM

Published: 2020-02-17 11:42:36 UTC

[BBC News] The man claims he was sacked for criticising Scott Morrison, but authorities have denied it.

India denies entry to UK Labour MP who chairs group on Kashmir

Published: 2020-02-17 11:18:00 UTC

[Al Jazeera English] Debbie Abrahams hoped to visit family, but was rejected and said she was treated with hostility at the airport.

North Korea imported purebred horses from Russia as Kim Jong Un took snowy ride

Published: 2020-02-17 11:12:41 UTC

[Reuters] North Korea, whose leader Kim Jong Un was filmed riding through the snow on a white stallion last year, has spent tens of thousands of dollars on 12 purebred horses from Russia, according to Russian customs data.

China seeks help of national tech giants to track coronavirus with QR codes

Published: 2020-02-17 11:07:49 UTC

[Reuters] China's government is enlisting the help of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd and Tencent Holdings Ltd to expand color-based systems for tracking individuals affected with the coronavirus nationwide.

Israeli soldiers in 'fake women' phone ruse

Published: 2020-02-17 10:47:59 UTC

[BBC News] Hamas militants hacked dozens of smartphones by posing as female admirers, Israel's military says.

China may delay key parliament, political panel meetings

Published: 2020-02-17 10:47:44 UTC

[Reuters] China's parliament and its top political consultative body are both considering delaying annual meetings set for March, state media said on Monday, as the country battles a coronavirus outbreak that has killed more than 1,700 people.

Why Mess With a Winning Strategy? Investors Bet on Tech

Published: 2020-02-17 10:30:00 UTC

[The Wall Street Journal] Many have stopped looking for bargains, jumping instead into some of the market’s biggest winners, including tech stocks

Elon Musk Has Changed Investors’ Views on the Electric Car

Published: 2020-02-17 10:30:00 UTC

[The Wall Street Journal] Rival auto makers struggle to become more Tesla-like

Fourteen Americans Flown Home From Coronavirus Cruise Ship Test Positive

Published: 2020-02-17 09:32:00 UTC

[The Wall Street Journal] Japan says additional 99 people aboard the ship tested positive for the virus, bringing the total to 454

UN: 14 children among at least 22 dead in Cameroon massacre

Published: 2020-02-17 09:16:00 UTC

[Al Jazeera English] Armed men carried out the killings on Friday in the village of Ntumbo in the Northwest Region.

Chinese Stocks Recover From Coronavirus-Driven Selloff

Published: 2020-02-17 09:16:00 UTC

[The Wall Street Journal] Recovery signals optimism, even if initial impact of outbreak on China will be more severe than in other large economies

Syria military hails advance against rebels in 'record time'

Published: 2020-02-17 09:11:57 UTC

[Associated Press] DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria's military announced on Monday that its troops have regained control of territories in northwestern Syria “in record time,” vowing to continue to chase armed groups...

Disgraced religious order tried to get abuse victim to lie

Published: 2020-02-17 09:07:22 UTC

[Associated Press] MILAN (AP) — The cardinal’s response was not what Yolanda Martínez had expected -- or could abide.Her son had been sexually abused by a priest of the Legion of Christ, a disgraced...

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