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Published:Friday | February 14, 2020 | 5:00 PM

BEIJING (AP) — Hong Kong’s leader unveiled a 25 billion Hong Kong dollar fund on Friday to bolster efforts to fight the virus outbreak, as the city announced three new cases, bringing its total to 56. The amount is more than double the...

Published:Friday | February 14, 2020 | 4:29 PM

BEIJING (AP) — China cracked down on the sale of exotic species after an outbreak of a new virus in 2002 was linked to markets selling live animals. The germ turned out to be a coronavirus that caused SARS. The ban was later lifted, and the...

Published:Friday | February 14, 2020 | 3:54 PM

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro said Friday that authorities haven’t detained opposition leader Juan Guaidó because the courts haven’t ordered it, but he warned: “It will come....

Published:Friday | February 14, 2020 | 3:00 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — A second wave of flu is hitting the United States, turning this into one of the nastiest seasons for children in a decade. The number of child deaths and the hospitalisation rate for youngsters are the highest seen at this...

Published:Friday | February 14, 2020 | 1:15 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Three officials with a Philippines-based church in Los Angeles have been charged as part of an alleged scheme to trick followers into becoming fundraisers and arrange sham marriages to keep them in the United States....

Published:Friday | February 14, 2020 | 12:25 PM

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico’s government said Friday that it suspended three employees as federal agents investigate an online scam that attempted to steal more than $4 million from the United States territory. Manuel Laboy...

Published:Friday | February 14, 2020 | 9:12 AM

BEIJING (AP) — More than 1,700 Chinese medical workers have been infected by the new virus that has killed nearly 1,400 people and spread to other parts of Asia and as far as the United Stated and Europe, a senior Chinese official announced...

Published:Friday | February 14, 2020 | 12:21 AM

GEORGE TOWN (CMC): Less than a month after the United Kingdom exited the European Union (EU), it’s reported that the Cayman Islands will be placed on the EU’s list of uncooperative countries in tax matters, when the European Council meets next...

Published:Friday | February 14, 2020 | 12:20 AM

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP): Thousands of young Haitians spent 2019 on the streets, demanding President Jovenel Moise resign over his government’s failure to prosecute years of unbridled corruption that siphoned billions in international aid into...

Published:Thursday | February 13, 2020 | 4:40 PM

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa’s president said Thursday the coal-dependent country will turn to more renewable energy as one way to help ease power cuts that have “severely set back” efforts to rebuild the weak...

Published:Thursday | February 13, 2020 | 2:34 PM

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — An online scam that targeted Puerto Rican agencies attempted to steal more than $4 million, police said Thursday, deepening concerns about the management of local government finances during an economic crisis....

Published:Thursday | February 13, 2020 | 1:43 PM

GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization said although signs are now “extremely positive” in Congo that the Ebola outbreak is winding down, the epidemic remains a global health emergency. To date, Ebola has killed more than 2,...

Published:Thursday | February 13, 2020 | 11:34 AM

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The International Energy Agency expects demand for oil to fall in the first quarter as a result of the virus outbreak that emanated in China. Any fall would represent the first quarterly decline in a decade. The...

Published:Thursday | February 13, 2020 | 9:51 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan measure limiting President Donald Trump’s authority to launch military operations against Iran is moving toward approval in the Senate. The resolution, authored by Tim Kaine of Virginia, asserts that Trump...

Published:Thursday | February 13, 2020 | 9:45 AM

LONDON (AP) — United Kingdom Treasury chief Sajid Javid unexpectedly resigned on Thursday, throwing a carefully planned shakeup of Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative government into turmoil. Javid had been widely expected to...

Published:Thursday | February 13, 2020 | 12:16 AM

BEIJING (AP): The number of new cases in China dropped for a second straight day in the virus outbreak that has infected about 45,000 people and killed more than 1,100, health officials said yesterday. Chinese President Xi Jinping promised tax...

Published:Thursday | February 13, 2020 | 12:15 AM
Published:Thursday | February 13, 2020 | 12:15 AM

MEXICO CITY (AP): The former head of Mexico’s state oil company was arrested yesterday in Spain on a international warrant issued by Mexico, authorities said. Mexican Attorney General Alejandro Gertz Manero told Radio Formula that Emilio Lozoya was...

Published:Thursday | February 13, 2020 | 12:15 AM

YEREVAN (AP): Several dozen activists blocked a highway in Armenia for hours yesterday while demanding that authorities release two men accused of killing three police officers during an armed takeover of a police station in 2016. The Sasna Tsrer...

Published:Thursday | February 13, 2020 | 12:09 AM

BRUSSELS (AP): The European Parliament president warned European Union (EU) member states yesterday that they won’t have the support of lawmakers if they fail to back anambitious long-term budget for the bloc. European leaders will gather in...

Published:Wednesday | February 12, 2020 | 5:03 PM

LONDON (AP) — The British government says it will give regulators the power to fine social media companies for harmful material on their platforms. Plans announced Wednesday would give the United Kingdom’s telecommunications watchdog,...

Published:Wednesday | February 12, 2020 | 1:49 PM

WESTON, Massachusetts (AP) — A Massachusetts man led state troopers on a 27-mile chase at speeds of up to 115 miles per hour early Wednesday morning before his car was stopped by a tire deflation device, state police said. The chase...

Published:Wednesday | February 12, 2020 | 12:22 PM

MOSCOW (AP) — A former Russian prison service official with cancer shot himself dead in a Moscow courtroom Wednesday after being handed a three-year prison sentence on corruption charges, officials said. Local court and investigative...

Published:Wednesday | February 12, 2020 | 9:41 AM

TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese man with a sweet tooth who believes in smiles has become the world’s oldest male at 112 years and 344 days old, according to Guinness World Records. Chitetsu Watanabe, who was born in Niigata in northern Japan in...

Published:Wednesday | February 12, 2020 | 9:13 AM

MOSCOW (AP) — One patient jumped out of a hospital window to escape her quarantine and another managed to break out by disabling an electronic lock. Two Russian women who were kept in isolation for possible inflection by a new virus say they...

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