Opinion | Dems Beware: Don’t Be Like Mitt in 2012

Published: 2020-02-17 13:24:01 UTC

[Politico] He’s become a folk hero for his impeachment vote, but as a candidate he blew the race. Here's how to avoid the mistakes of 2012.

The Myth of George Washington’s Post-Presidency

Published: 2020-02-17 13:24:00 UTC

[Politico] When Washington left the presidency, he didn’t really leave politics at all.

Democrats fear Republican sabotage in key Senate race

Published: 2020-02-17 13:23:58 UTC

[Politico] A mysterious super PAC with GOP ties is attempting to boost little-known Erica Smith over DSCC-endorsed Cal Cunningham in the North Carolina primary.

'Will get through this': Aftermath of Thailand's worst massacre

Published: 2020-02-17 13:17:00 UTC

[Al Jazeera English] A week after the deadly mass shooting, Southeast Asian nation is trying to overcome a profound collective trauma.

Russia orders woman back into coronavirus quarantine after escape

Published: 2020-02-17 13:02:35 UTC

[Reuters] A Russian court on Monday ordered a woman to be returned to a quarantine facility as a precaution against coronavirus after she staged an elaborate escape and said she was being kept against her will.

Missing From Harvey Weinstein Prosecution: Police Witnesses

Published: 2020-02-17 13:00:00 UTC

[The Wall Street Journal] District attorneys didn’t call detectives—as is typical —after allegations of faulty police work

The Pinsa Pie Tries to Elbow Into New York’s Crowded Pizza Market

Published: 2020-02-17 13:00:00 UTC

[The Wall Street Journal] Restaurants are now offering the oval pie that is said to have a lighter texture

U.S. Weighs New Move to Limit China’s Access to Chip Technology

Published: 2020-02-17 12:31:00 UTC

[The Wall Street Journal] Trump administration targets Huawei with proposed changes to restrict use of American chip-making equipment

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.

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.

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.

Portugal leaders rally around racially abused soccer player

Published: 2020-02-17 10:46:19 UTC

[Associated Press] LISBON, Portugal (AP) — The president and the prime minister of Portugal added their voices to a national outcry Monday over racist abuse aimed at a black FC Porto soccer player who walked off...

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


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