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US military brought coronavirus to Wuhan, Chinese diplomat claims

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian during a daily briefing at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs office in Beijing, on February 24.

Posting to his more than 300,000 followers on Twitter, Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian republished a video of Robert Redfield, the director for the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, addressing a US Congressional committee on March 11. In the clip, Redfield said some influenza deaths in the US …

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Live Stock Market Today Updates and Coverage

Live Stock Market Today Updates and Coverage

Europe markets show early signs of optimism. Asian stocks got hammered on Friday, following Wall Street’s worst trading day in more than three decades. But Europe opened higher, in a sign of returning optimism. Wall Street looked poised to end the week on a more positive note, too, based on …

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How Italy, South Korea differ in tackling coronavirus outbreak | News

How Italy, South Korea differ in tackling coronavirus outbreak | News

In Italy, millions are locked down and more than 1,000 people have died from the coronavirus. But in South Korea, which was hit by the disease at about the same time, only a few thousand are quarantined and 67 people died. More: The story of the two outbreaks illustrates a …

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South Korea reports more recoveries than coronavirus cases for the first time

South Korea reports more recoveries than coronavirus cases for the first time

SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea reported more recoveries from the coronavirus than new infections on Friday for the first time since its outbreak emerged in January, as a downward trend in daily cases raised hopes that Asia’s biggest epidemic outside China may be slowing. FILE PHOTO: Quarantine workers in protective …

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Stimulus hopes pull stocks back from abyss

Stimulus hopes pull stocks back from abyss

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Stocks plunged on Friday with coronavirus panic selling hitting nearly every asset class, before finding some kind of floor as hopes turned to a U.S. stimulus package. Currency dealers walk past an electronic board showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) at a dealing room of …

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Policymakers ramp up support as coronavirus fears shred markets

Policymakers ramp up support as coronavirus fears shred markets

SINGAPORE/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Governments and central banks readied more emergency measures to tackle the economic impact of the coronavirus on Friday, helping financial markets pare some of their steep losses, while more major events were canceled or postponed. FILE PHOTO: A person wearing a face mask walks along Wall Street …

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Walt Disney World Releases Updated Information on Coronavirus Closure, Including Annual Pass Extensions and Refund Policies

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This post may contain affiliate links; please read the disclosure for more information. As the Walt Disney World Resort prepares for a lengthy closure of its theme parks over the Coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic beginning Monday, March 16th, the resort has released updated information concerning reservations, ticket expiration extensions, annual passes …

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Madison Prewett and Peter Weber Announce Breakup on Instagram

Madison Prewett and Peter Weber on

[Spoiler alert: The Bachelor Season 24.] On March 10, ABC aired The Bachelor Season 24 finale. And as promised by host Chris Harrison, it was truly the most dramatic ending yet. The live episode wrapped in an uncomfortable silence after Peter Weber chose Madison Prewett over Hannah Ann Sluss and …

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The teams, players and coaches hit hardest by the cancellation of the 2020 NCAA Tournament

The teams, players and coaches hit hardest by the cancellation of the 2020 NCAA Tournament

With the NCAA’s landmark and precedent-setting decision Thursday to cancel the 2020 NCAA Tournament comes a cold realization: there are no winners. It stinks for fans who were hoping to travel to host cities to see their favorite team compete in the postseason. It stinks for players who busted their …

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Policymakers ramp up support as coronavirus shreds markets

Policymakers ramp up support as coronavirus shreds markets

SINGAPORE/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Governments and central banks readied more emergency measures to tackle the economic impacts of the coronavirus on Friday as Asian markets suffered their worst weekly crashes since the 2008 financial crisis. FILE PHOTO: A person wearing a face mask walks along Wall Street after further cases of …

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