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World May 10, 2020

WHO sees Russia pandemic stabilizing as total cases hit 200,000

The World Health Organization offered a glimmer of hope to Russia’s escalating efforts to combat the coronavirus pandemic by saying the spread of the deadly pathogen in the country may be reaching its peak. Although Russia has been recording more than 10,000 new confirmed cases ...

World May 10, 2020

Iran says ready for prisoner swap with U.S.

Iran said Sunday it had expressed readiness for a full prisoner exchange with the United States "with no preconditions" but that Washington was yet to respond. "We said some time ago that we are ready to exchange all Iranian and American prisoners," ISNA news agency ...

Riot police chase Hong Kong Mother's Day protesters

Asia Pacific / Politics May 10, 2020

Riot police chase Hong Kong Mother's Day protesters

Riot police chased protesters through Hong Kong shopping malls Sunday as democracy activists launched Mother's Day flash mob rallies calling for independence and the city's unpopular leader to resign. The semi-autonomous Chinese city was convulsed by seven straight months of often-violent pro-democracy protests last year ...

Mazda seeks ¥300 billion in loans from domestic banks amid pandemic

Business May 10, 2020

Mazda seeks ¥300 billion in loans from domestic banks amid pandemic

Mazda Motor Corp. has asked for ¥300 billion ($2.8 billion) in loans from Japan's three mega-banks and other lenders, company sources said Saturday, as the coronavirus pandemic has damaged the automaker's sales and clouded the outlook for the auto industry. The virus outbreak has dragged ...

Japan urges 13 prefectures not to let guard down as outbreak continues

National May 10, 2020

Japan urges 13 prefectures not to let guard down as outbreak continues

The government is asking 13 prefectures under its special coronavirus alert to continue efforts to reduce interpersonal contact by 80 percent. The government is concerned about the possibility of residents in Tokyo, Chiba, Kanagawa, Saitama, Osaka, Hyogo, Fukuoka, Hokkaido, Ibaraki, Ishikawa, Gifu, Aichi and Kyoto ...

Drive-thru Mother's Day flower service in Japan proves a hit

National May 10, 2020

Drive-thru Mother's Day flower service in Japan proves a hit

Cars lined up Saturday at a wholesale market in Kawasaki as customers were set to receive carnation or gerbera flowers for Mother's Day in a drive-thru service to minimize people-to-people contact amid the coronavirus outbreak. The service, which is also aimed at supporting the flower ...

Memorial Tournament plans use of high-tech badges to track fans

Golf May 10, 2020

Memorial Tournament plans use of high-tech badges to track fans

The Memorial Tournament in Dublin, Ohio, will use high-tech radio frequency identification (RFID) chips in tournament badges to ensure social distancing is maintained at the July 16-19 PGA Tour event, Golf Digest reported on Saturday. The tracking system was just one of several measures that ...