Shinzo Abe Calls for Temporary Closure of Public Schools Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

The country now has more than 910 cases, including 705 from a quarantined cruise ship. The northern island of Hokkaido, a most popular trip spot amongst overseas vacationers, on Friday declared a state of emergency. Several government officials wor... More..

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Italy and France ban public gatherings as coronavirus cases spread
by | Monday, March 02, 2020

Italy and France ban public gatherings as coronavirus cases spread

A few hours later, Seattle-area officials had their own press conference to say the victim was a man, noting he was in his 50s and had "underlying health conditions". France and Italy have imposed strict ban...More..

New York State's coronavirus test approved by FDA
by | Monday, March 02, 2020

New York State's coronavirus test approved by FDA

President and CIO of Lebenthal Global Advisor Dominick Tavella joins "Americas News HQ" to discuss impact of coronavirus on stock market. Australia and Thailand reported their first deaths on Sunday, whil...More..

Thailand reports 1st COVID-19 death
by | Monday, March 02, 2020

Thailand reports 1st COVID-19 death

In Taiwan, which recorded its 40th case on Sunday, authorities said they had raised the country's warning level for travel to Iran due to the rapid increase in coronavirus cases and the high percentage of fatal...More..

Gatherings banned, travel restricted as coronavirus cases grow worldwide
by | Monday, March 02, 2020

Gatherings banned, travel restricted as coronavirus cases grow worldwide

The U.S.is banning travel to Iran in response to the outbreak of the new coronavirus and elevating travel warnings to regions of Italy and South Korea . Earlier on Saturday, the U.S. Food and Drug Admini...More..

SC a sign of fading Pete Buttigieg star power
by | Monday, March 02, 2020

SC a sign of fading Pete Buttigieg star power

Sanders continues to hold poll leads in numerous Super Tuesday states - including the biggest prize, California - and he had double-digit leads in two nationwide surveys released Friday. "You can't win "em all...More..

[Cuban Newspaper Offers Bernie Sanders' Panned Castro Comments Glowing Front-Page Coverage]
by | Monday, March 02, 2020

[Cuban Newspaper Offers Bernie Sanders' Panned Castro Comments Glowing Front-Page Coverage]

But Politico reported that Republican lawmakers today plan to force a procedural vote on legislation that would condemn Sanders for his " 60 Minutes " remarks, placing Democrats in a hard position at a ti...More..

Egypt: We'll use 'all means' to defend Nile interests
by | Sunday, March 01, 2020

Egypt: We'll use 'all means' to defend Nile interests

Ethiopia has asked the United States to postpone what was expected to be the final round of talks on the giant Blue Nile hydropower dam, it said on Wednesday, delaying the potential resolution of a dispute th...More..

Italy's PM confident in
by | Sunday, March 01, 2020

Italy's PM confident in "containing effect" of measures against coronavirus

Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte on Tuesday denied reports that he had made a decision to close all schools amid the growing coronavirus emergency in Italy . The EU's health commissioner and other global heal...More..

Israel kills senior Hezbollah leader in Syria
by | Sunday, March 01, 2020

Israel kills senior Hezbollah leader in Syria

However, resistance media reported that the target was Hezbollah leader, Emad Al-Tawil, the team's worldwide procedures principal. Underlining that there is nothing that would require Iran to continue its exi...More..

Ten-year-old in Houston, Texas accidentally shot by babysitter
by | Sunday, March 01, 2020

Ten-year-old in Houston, Texas accidentally shot by babysitter

He was rushed to a nearby hospital in critical condition and underwent surgery. It is understood the young boy is now in a serious condition but that he is expected to make a recovery. Mr Gonzales told Fox 26...More..

House Dems Seek Interviews With Prosecutors Key To DOJ Interference Claims
by | Sunday, March 01, 2020

House Dems Seek Interviews With Prosecutors Key To DOJ Interference Claims

But the push from Trump's allies to change the FISA wiretap rules could complicate efforts in Congress to renew the USA Freedom Act that are set to expire next month, including one authority that enables the ...More..

by | Sunday, March 01, 2020

Mainland China reports 573 new coronavirus cases on Feb. 29

A recovered patient is discharged from the temporary hospital, which applies traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) treatment to patients, in Wuhan, central China's Hubei Province, Feb. The World Health Organizat...More..

Trump lampoons Bloomberg's height by crouching on CPAC stage
by | Sunday, March 01, 2020

Trump lampoons Bloomberg's height by crouching on CPAC stage

Stocks sank again Friday after another wild day on Wall Street, extending a rout that handed the market its worst week since October 2008, at the height of the financial crisis. South Korea, Italy and Iran have...More..

First US Coronavirus Death Reported in Washington State
by | Sunday, March 01, 2020

First US Coronavirus Death Reported in Washington State

A person in Washington state infected with coronavirus has died, according to the Seattle and King County Department of Health. The confirmation of these new cases may actually be somewhat delayed, in p...More..

Hearse with Body Inside Is Stolen from Church
by | Sunday, March 01, 2020

Hearse with Body Inside Is Stolen from Church

Los Angeles police officers pursued the hearse on the freeway until it crashed at around 7.45am local time. Police said they found the body undisturbed inside the coffin on Thursday morning and took someone ...More..

America's first coronavirus death reported in Washington state
by | Sunday, March 01, 2020

America's first coronavirus death reported in Washington state

The governor of Washington state declared a state of emergency Saturday after a man died there of COVID-19, the first such reported death in the United States. Trump said Saturday that 22 people are battling ...More..

UK's confirmed cases of COVID-19 rise to 20
by | Sunday, March 01, 2020

UK's confirmed cases of COVID-19 rise to 20

The virus was passed on while they were in Italy and Tenerife, said England's chief medical officer Prof Chris Whitty. The news comes after a British man became the first United Kingdom citizen to die from co...More..

Iran rejects BBC Persian report of at least 210 coronavirus deaths
by | Sunday, March 01, 2020

Iran rejects BBC Persian report of at least 210 coronavirus deaths

Iran , which has the highest death toll outside China, has ordered the shutting of schools until Tuesday and the government has extended the closure of universities and a ban on concerts and sports events for a...More..

Trump again nominates Congressman Ratcliffe as his intelligence director
by | Sunday, March 01, 2020

Trump again nominates Congressman Ratcliffe as his intelligence director

Trump said Friday he had held back Ratcliffe's formal nomination while an unspecified "inspector general report" was being prepared. Zeldin tweeted of the announcement. Under the Federal Vacancies Reform A...More..

Tom Steyer Quits Democratic Race for President
by | Sunday, March 01, 2020

Tom Steyer Quits Democratic Race for President

Former hedge fund manager Tom Steyer announced Saturday night that he was ending his campaign for the Democratic nomination after a disappointing finish in the sc primary. Steyer exited the race after he fail...More..

Biden Wins South Carolina Democratic Primary
by | Sunday, March 01, 2020

Biden Wins South Carolina Democratic Primary

ET. After the vote count rolled in, Steyer , who had been spending heavily in SC to court African-American voters, ended his presidential bid later on Saturday as it emerged he was coming in a distant thir...More..

Coronavirus: WHO warns risk of global spread very high
by | Sunday, March 01, 2020

Coronavirus: WHO warns risk of global spread very high

The number of confirmed cases in the United Kingdom reached 20. Including China , there have been over 86,000 confirmed cases of the coronavirus around the world, and nearly 3,000 deaths. Pence's announcem...More..

The Impact of Coronavirus stagnates the Italian Manufacturing and Food Industry
by | Sunday, March 01, 2020

The Impact of Coronavirus stagnates the Italian Manufacturing and Food Industry

Several additional Europeans countries - including Estonia, Denmark , Norway , North Macedonia , Greece and Romania - have reported their first coronavirus cases in the past day, the paper reported. It's...More..

by | Sunday, March 01, 2020

Joe Biden Wins South Carolina Democratic Primary

Almost eight of 10 voters in the Southern state held a favorable view of Biden. Black voters made up a majority of the primary voters, and they favored Biden over Sen. SC had 54 delegates at stake, the larges...More..

by | Sunday, March 01, 2020

Korea reports 376 more coronavirus cases, total 3526

The changes came after a United States soldier, an USFK employee and another "USFK-related person" tested positive for COVID-2019. But South Korea's total is expected to rise further with screening of more th...More..

HK media tycoon Jimmy Lai arrested
by | Sunday, March 01, 2020

HK media tycoon Jimmy Lai arrested

At the time, Lai was doing his morning exercises. Senior police officer Wong Tung-kwong said all three were charged with illegal assembly in connection with the August 31 march, which was timed to mark the fi...More..

US Pacific Fleet: US Navy P-8A Poseidon 'Lased' by Chinese Destroyer
by | Sunday, March 01, 2020

US Pacific Fleet: US Navy P-8A Poseidon 'Lased' by Chinese Destroyer

Pacific Fleet's public affairs office. The U.S. Pacific Fleet denounced China's action as an "unsafe and unprofessional" provocation that violated both worldwide maritime codes and agreements reached between ...More..

Ex-Baltimore mayor set to be sentenced in book sales scheme
by | Sunday, March 01, 2020

Ex-Baltimore mayor set to be sentenced in book sales scheme

Pugh to be sentenced todayWhat started off as a promising mayoralty, ended in ignominy past year when the Democrat resigned from office amid a corruption scandal involving her sales of her self-published " He...More..

South Korea reports 594 new coronavirus cases, bringing total close to 3,000
by | Sunday, March 01, 2020

South Korea reports 594 new coronavirus cases, bringing total close to 3,000

As fears grow of an escalation in the number of United States cases, the country is using a federal defence law to boost the production of gloves, masks and gowns. "The announcement of the blue warning is tak...More..

More coronavirus cases in US likely, Trump says; travel restrictions increase
by | Sunday, March 01, 2020

More coronavirus cases in US likely, Trump says; travel restrictions increase

Saudi Arabia is now the only Gulf Arab state not to have reported any cases of the coronavirus , which has infected about 80,000 people and killed more than 2,800, mostly in China . U.S. health officials rep...More..

Italian coronavirus deaths rise to 21, positive cases 821
by | Sunday, March 01, 2020

Italian coronavirus deaths rise to 21, positive cases 821

Meanwhile, in Iran, the death toll has risen to 26 - up from 19 on Wednesday, The Guardian reported . The fourth was from the Veneto region. easyJet and British Airways today announced that they will be ca...More..

Pence to control all coronavirus messaging from health officials
by | Sunday, March 01, 2020

Pence to control all coronavirus messaging from health officials

Birx serves as the US government's leader for combatting HIV/AIDS globally and will continue to oversee this critical work through her able Deputy Angeli Achrekar, while bringing her interagency expertise and c...More..

by | Saturday, February 29, 2020

Coronavirus: 594 New Persons Test Positive In South Korea

Four more people died of the infection in South Korea , taking the toll to 17, the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. Other major provinces and cities have also reported some infections, ...More..

British PM Johnson and his girlfriend are expecting first child
by | Saturday, February 29, 2020

British PM Johnson and his girlfriend are expecting first child

They became the first unmarried couple officially to live together in Downing Street when he became prime minister last July. The British leader, who took office last summer and then swept to an emphati...More..