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34 articles published


Japan should drop strings on virus aid, economist says

Business / Economy Apr 16, 2020

Japan should drop strings on virus aid, economist says

The government is getting its response to the virus wrong by adding strings to its financial assistance for companies and people, and by not engineering a tighter lockdown, according to best-selling author and economist Yukio Noguchi. The former finance ministry official says Japan should stop ...

Trump says U.S. investigating whether virus came from Wuhan lab

World Apr 16, 2020

Trump says U.S. investigating whether virus came from Wuhan lab

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday his government is trying to determine whether the coronavirus emanated from a lab in Wuhan, China, and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Beijing "needs to come clean" on what they know. The source of the virus remains ...

IMF sees Asia-Pacific economic growth at standstill in 2020

Business / Economy Apr 16, 2020

IMF sees Asia-Pacific economic growth at standstill in 2020

Economic growth in the Asia-Pacific region will likely slow to a standstill in 2020, something that hasn’t happened in the last 60 years, according to the International Monetary Fund. Changyong Rhee, director of the lender’s Asia and Pacific Department, urged governments in the region to ...

Asia Pacific Apr 16, 2020

China may have conducted low-level nuclear test blasts, U.S. says

China may have secretly set off low-level underground nuclear test explosions despite claiming to observe an international pact banning such blasts, the U.S. State Department said in a report on Wednesday that could fuel U.S.-Chinese tensions. The finding, first reported by the Wall Street Journal, ...

World Apr 16, 2020

Russia carried out anti-satellite missile test, U.S. military says

Russia carried out a test of an anti-satellite missile on Wednesday, the U.S. military said, calling it an example of the threats the United States faced in space. The move comes as officials have said that space will increasingly become an important domain for warfare, ...