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55 articles published


Business / Corporate May 7, 2020

Marubeni incurs record net loss

Marubeni Corp. on Thursday reported a record net loss for the year that ended in March as it booked impairment losses in a wide range of businesses due to the coronavirus pandemic that sent commodities prices tumbling. The Japanese trading house swung to a consolidated ...

Paris tests face-mask recognition software on metro riders

World May 7, 2020

Paris tests face-mask recognition software on metro riders

The Paris metro authority is testing CCTV software to detect whether travelers are wearing face masks. It’s part of the city’s efforts to end lockdown and help prevent the spread of COVID-19, but it’s raised concerns from the government’s privacy watchdog. The authority began a three-month ...

Britons getting through lockdown with sewing, tequila and kimchi

World May 7, 2020

Britons getting through lockdown with sewing, tequila and kimchi

British consumers have spent their six weeks of coronavirus lockdown sewing, drinking cocktails, carrying out home beauty treatments and eating large quantities of kimchi. That’s according to a report from John Lewis Partnership PLC on the nation’s shopping behavior since March 23, when Prime Minister ...

Trump to refocus coronavirus task force on economic revival

World May 7, 2020

Trump to refocus coronavirus task force on economic revival

U.S. President Donald Trump said Wednesday his coronavirus task force would shift its primary focus to reviving U.S. business and social life, while acknowledging that reopening the economy could put more lives at risk. In a series of tweets, Trump said the White House task ...

U.S. demands WHO invite of Taiwan to meeting

Asia Pacific May 7, 2020

U.S. demands WHO invite of Taiwan to meeting

The United States on Wednesday urged the World Health Organization to defy Chinese pressure and invite Taiwan to its annual meeting, which will discuss the coronavirus pandemic. The United States itself has yet to confirm its participation in the May 18-19 talks of the World ...

China's exports unexpectedly rise even as virus batters global demand

Business / Economy May 7, 2020

China's exports unexpectedly rise even as virus batters global demand

China's exports unexpectedly rose in April for the first time this year, taking some pressure off manufacturers in the world's second-largest economy after the coronavirus pandemic battered demand and disrupted manufacturing supply chains April's better-than-expected outcome followed an improvement in March, but the outlook for ...

Search for virus origin heats up as WHO seeks mission to China

World May 7, 2020

Search for virus origin heats up as WHO seeks mission to China

The World Health Organization is considering a new mission to seek the source of the coronavirus in China, amid growing controversy over the origin of a pandemic that has killed more than a quarter of a million people. "Without knowing where the animal origin is, ...

Olympic speed skating champion guilty of sexual harassment

Winter Sports May 7, 2020

Olympic speed skating champion guilty of sexual harassment

South Korean Olympic short-track speedskating gold medallist Lim Hyo-jun was convicted Thursday of sexually harassing a fellow male athlete by pulling down his trousers, a Seoul court said. Lim, 23, won the 1500m on home ice at the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang and also ...

Andres Iniesta calls children born because of legendary 2009 goal

Soccer May 7, 2020

Andres Iniesta calls children born because of legendary 2009 goal

Former Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta celebrated the 11th anniversary of his famous Champions League semifinal strike against Chelsea by calling two children conceived after his tie-clinching goal. Barcelona was two minutes from being eliminated from the Champions League in a tense second leg at Stamford ...

Yankees manager Aaron Boone 'encouraged' by Aaron Judge's recovery

MLB May 7, 2020

Yankees manager Aaron Boone 'encouraged' by Aaron Judge's recovery

New York Yankees skipper Aaron Boone said he is "encouraged" by slugger Aaron Judge's recovery from a broken rib. During an interview Tuesday with MLB Network Radio on SiriusXM, Boone said the sports hiatus caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has given Judge time to heal. "This ...