National Apr 1, 2020

151 Japanese nationals to return on plane chartered by Poland

A total of 151 Japanese nationals will return home from Poland on a flight chartered by the Polish government, the Polish Embassy in Japan said Wednesday. The flight will carry back Polish nationals who have been unable to leave Japan because direct flights between the ...

Virus forces Europeans to ask: How united do we want to be?

World Mar 30, 2020

Virus forces Europeans to ask: How united do we want to be?

Europe’s fractured union came under new pressure this weekend, as Italy and Spain pleaded for urgent European help to withstand the virus ordeal but Germany showed reluctance to plunge into any radical new solutions. The north-south divide that has dogged the European Union for years ...

Fast Retailing closing all Uniqlo stores in U.S. amid virus spread

Business Mar 17, 2020

Fast Retailing closing all Uniqlo stores in U.S. amid virus spread

Fast Retailing Co. said it will temporarily close all 50 of its Uniqlo-brand casual fashion outlets in the United States starting Tuesday due to the spread of the coronavirus. The move comes after retailers including Nike Inc. and Lululemon Athletica Inc. announced similar closures as ...

Daily life near a standstill as nations try to halt pandemic

World Mar 16, 2020

Daily life near a standstill as nations try to halt pandemic

Meeting with friends, dining out, worshiping and other daily routines have nearly halted as nations take drastic steps to try to stop the coronavirus pandemic. Religious leaders gave sermons to empty pews or to the faithful watching online Sunday after public worship was curtailed in ...

Spain imposes near total lockdown to fight virus as infections spike

World Mar 15, 2020

Spain imposes near total lockdown to fight virus as infections spike

Spain on Saturday followed Italy and imposed a near total nationwide lockdown to fight the spread of coronavirus by banning people from leaving home except to go to work, get medical care or buy food. Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez announced the restrictions on movement following ...

Coronavirus cases balloon around the world as China recovers

World Mar 14, 2020

Coronavirus cases balloon around the world as China recovers

As the rest of the world mobilized to fight the widening coronavirus pandemic on Saturday, China continued to ease up lockdown measures in its hardest-hit region, where the number of new cases has dwindled. The virus that first emerged in central China late last year ...