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Global spread of coronavirus raises pandemic fears

World Feb 24, 2020

Global spread of coronavirus raises pandemic fears

Fears of a coronavirus pandemic grew on Monday after sharp rises in new cases reported in Iran, Italy and South Korea, but China relaxed restrictions on movements in several places including Beijing as its rates of new infections eased. "There is lots of bad news ...

AQAP confirms death of leader and appoints successor, says SITE

World Feb 24, 2020

AQAP confirms death of leader and appoints successor, says SITE

Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula on Sunday confirmed the death of its leader, Qassim al-Rimi, and appointed a successor, weeks after the U.S. said it had "eliminated" the Islamist militant chief, SITE Intelligence group said. The announcement came in an audio speech delivered by AQAP ...

Trump adviser denies seeing any intel of Russia meddling

World / Politics Feb 24, 2020

Trump adviser denies seeing any intel of Russia meddling

President Donald Trump's national security adviser said Sunday he had seen no intelligence that Russia was again meddling in the U.S. elections in favor of his boss. The assertions by National Security Advisor Robert O'Brien followed this week's ouster of the acting director of national ...

Coronavirus puts global recovery at risk, IMF tells G20

Business / Economy Feb 24, 2020

Coronavirus puts global recovery at risk, IMF tells G20

The deadly coronavirus epidemic could put an already fragile global economy recovery at risk, the IMF warned Sunday, as G20 financial chiefs discussed ways to contain its economic ripple effects. Global growth was poised for a modest rebound to 3.3 percent this year, up from ...

Tokyo 2020 flame to pass historic landmarks in Greece

Olympics Feb 24, 2020

Tokyo 2020 flame to pass historic landmarks in Greece

The flame for this summer's Tokyo Olympics will pass by historic landmarks in Greece over a period of eight days before it is handed over to Japan, Greece's Olympic Committee said Monday. According to the route of the Greek leg of the relay revealed Monday, ...

Tomokazu Harimoto, Mima Ito clinch first titles of season

More Sports Feb 24, 2020

Tomokazu Harimoto, Mima Ito clinch first titles of season

Tomokazu Harimoto and Mima Ito each claimed their first titles of the ITTF World Tour season at the Hungarian Open in Budapest on Sunday. Harimoto, the world No. 5, defeated Yukiya Uda 4-1 in an all-Japanese men's singles final at Budapest Olympic Hall after the ...

Sumo left with only one ozeki for first time in over 38 years

Sumo Feb 24, 2020

Sumo left with only one ozeki for first time in over 38 years

For the first time in over 38 years, the Japan Sumo Association's rankings, published Monday, have only one wrestler at the sport's second-highest rank of ozeki. But if sekiwake Asanoyama has his way, that situation will soon be remedied. After going 11-4 in November and ...