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Japan's COVID-19 infections much higher than reported, says NIID

National Mar 7, 2020

Japan's COVID-19 infections much higher than reported, says NIID

The real number of COVID-19 infections in Japan is likely several times higher than government reports are indicating nationwide, a specialist in infectious diseases says. Motoi Suzuki, head of the Infectious Disease Surveillance Center at the National Institute of Infectious Diseases, was referring Friday to ...

Senior Saudi princes held for alleged treason

World Mar 7, 2020

Senior Saudi princes held for alleged treason

Saudi Arabian authorities have detained a brother and a nephew of Saudi King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz al-Saud Salman and accused them of treason, according to a person familiar with the matter — a move that extends a series of crackdowns on royal relatives by ...

Collapse of OPEC talks blows hole in Russian-Saudi alliance

Business Mar 7, 2020

Collapse of OPEC talks blows hole in Russian-Saudi alliance

OPEC talks with Russia have ended in dramatic failure, auguring the end of a diplomatic alliance between Riyadh and Moscow that has underpinned crude prices and changed the balance of power in the Middle East. Brent crude, the global benchmark, plunged the most in more ...

Trump's biofuel plan sparks anger in farm country

Business Mar 7, 2020

Trump's biofuel plan sparks anger in farm country

President Donald Trump's decision to defend the U.S. government's power to broadly exempt oil refineries from biofuel-blending requirements is triggering a backlash in Iowa and other states that are top producers of ethanol and the corn used to make it. Nine biofuel and agriculture advocacy ...

Voices | OVERHEARD Mar 7, 2020

Crisis management

"If NHK was smart, it would be sending its collectors out in full force now that companies are asking their staff to work remotely."