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Chinese tourist in France dies of coronavirus, first death in Europe: minister

An elderly Chinese tourist hospitalized in France has died of the coronavirus, becoming the first fatality in Europe, French Health Minister Agnes Buzyn said on Saturday.


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Posted 2020/02/15 12:15:42

China will build a complete epidemic emergency response system: CCTV

China will build a national supply and purchase system for emergency supplies as well as a complete epidemic emergency response system, state broadcaster CCTV reported on Friday, citing comments made by Chinese President Xi Jinping.


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Posted 2020/02/15 12:15:42

Chinese regulator promises to help firms resume work amid virus outbreak

China's market regulator announced on Saturday policies to encourage companies to resume work amid a coronavirus outbreak, saying it would accelerate the approval process for production licenses.


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Posted 2020/02/15 11:53:01

Huawei cyber security chief says no operator gives it access to intercept equipment

Huawei's cyber security chief said on Friday that he was not aware of any mobile operator ever having given the Chinese company access to the equipment used to intercept calls when required to do so by security services.


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Posted 2020/02/15 11:47:46

U.S. says prepared to help North Korea combat threat from coronavirus

The United States is "deeply concerned" about the possible impact of a coronavirus outbreak in North Korea and is prepared to help U.S. and international organizations contain the spread of the virus, the State Department said on Thursday.


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Posted 2020/02/13 22:15:47

On the trail: Democratic White House hopefuls take aim at Bloomberg

U.S. Democratic presidential candidates took aim on Thursday at a rival whose name has not yet appeared on the ballot in the early-voting states, but whose television ads have blanketed the airwaves: former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.


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Posted 2020/02/13 22:07:55

Bloomberg campaign pays social media accounts for memes

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg's campaign is paying popular Instagram meme accounts to post content about the billionaire as part of its social media offensive ahead of the 2020 election.


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Posted 2020/02/13 22:07:55

U.S. accuses Huawei of stealing trade secrets, assisting Iran

U.S. prosecutors on Thursday accused Huawei of stealing trade secrets and helping Iran track protesters in its latest indictment against the Chinese company, escalating the U.S. battle with the world's largest telecommunications equipment maker.


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Posted 2020/02/13 22:01:54

New York could sue U.S. in travel, immigration disagreement: Cuomo

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Thursday his state will move ahead with a lawsuit against the federal government if President Donald Trump rejects his proposal to resolve a dispute on a travel program and immigration when the two leaders meet at the White House later in the day.


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Posted 2020/02/13 22:01:38

Jump in coronavirus cases halts stock rally; dollar gains

The dollar rose and global equity markets slumped on Thursday after a new methodology that boosted the coronavirus death toll in China unnerved investors, curbing a rally that had lifted U.S. and European stocks to a series of record peaks.


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Posted 2020/02/13 21:53:50

Trump administration taking $3.8 billion more from military for Mexico border wall

The U.S. Defense Department sent Congress a request to shift nearly $4 billion from the military budget to pay for a wall on the border with Mexico, a central promise of President Donald Trump's campaign for the White House four years ago and bid this year for a second term.


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Posted 2020/02/13 21:51:31

U.S. gives Huawei another 45 days to buy from American suppliers

The Trump administration on Monday issued a 45-day extension allowing U.S. companies to continue doing business with China’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd.


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Posted 2020/02/13 21:42:06

U.S. Senate rebukes Trump, votes to limit Iran warmaking ability

The U.S. Senate backed legislation on Thursday to limit President Donald Trump's ability to wage war against Iran, rebuking him weeks after a strike against an Iranian military commander and Tehran's retaliation raised fears of broader regional conflict.


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Posted 2020/02/13 21:34:45

Wall Street slips as coronavirus fears mount

Wall Street lost ground on Thursday, backing away from record highs as investors digested new coronavirus developments and mixed corporate earnings.


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Posted 2020/02/13 21:27:35

T-Mobile-Sprint merger wins approval from U.S. judge

T-Mobile US Inc's edged closer to a takeover of Sprint Corp after a federal judge on Tuesday approved the deal, rejecting a claim by a group of states that said the proposed transaction would violate antitrust laws and raise prices.


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Posted 2020/02/13 21:02:39

Investors expect any T-Mobile/Sprint deal price haircut to be small

(This Feb 11 story corrects reference to value of Sprint's spectrum in paragraph 11)


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Posted 2020/02/13 21:02:39

Unreleased Nintendo PlayStation console goes up for auction

Almost 30 years after it was canned, an unreleased games console built together by industry giants Sony and Nintendo has gone up for auction.
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Posted 2020/02/13 19:34:00

China reports record increase in coronavirus deaths

The Chinese province at the centre of the coronavirus outbreak reported a record rise in deaths and thousands more infections using a broader definition on Thursday, while Japan became the third place outside mainland China to suffer a fatality.


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Posted 2020/02/13 17:45:20

Indian generic drugmakers may see supply shortages from China if coronavirus drags on

Shortages and potential price increases of generic drugs from India loom if the coronavirus outbreak disrupts suppliers of pharmaceutical ingredients in China past April, according to industry experts.


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Posted 2020/02/13 17:36:43

Jump in coronavirus cases halts stock rally; dollar gains

The dollar rose and global equity markets slumped on Thursday after a new methodology that sharply increased the death toll in China from the coronavirus unnerved investors and halted a rally that had lifted U.S. and European stocks to record peaks.


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Posted 2020/02/13 17:33:00