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In Some Nations, Coronavirus Is Only One of Many Outbreaks

MEXICO CITY — A dengue epidemic ravaged Honduras last year, sickening over 100,000 people and leaving 180 dead. As this year began, officials braced for another surge in cases of the mosquito-borne disease and wondered how they would manage with their frail public health system and shortage of trained personnel. Then along…

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Coronavirus Slams Broken, Embattled Yemen

BEIRUT, Lebanon — In northern Yemen, more and more people are falling ill and dying after having trouble breathing, yet the Iran-backed group that controls the region, the Houthis, has acknowledged only a few coronavirus deaths. In southern Yemen, where two groups that previously fought the Houthis together have turned on each…

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In Hong Kong, Anxiety and Defiance Over Trump’s Move to Cut Ties

HONG KONG — Hong Kong officials reacted with a mix of anxiety, resignation and defiance to President Trump’s announcement that the United States would end its special relationship with the city, reflecting the semiautonomous territory’s deep political divide over its relationship with mainland China. Mr. Trump’s move, which could imperil the city’s…

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Trump Postpones June G7 Summit

Here’s what you need to know: Image Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany in Berlin on Wednesday.Credit…Pool photo by Henning Schacht Merkel rejected Trump’s invitation to attend the G7 in person. Then Trump postponed the summit. President Trump told reporters on Saturday that he was postponing a Group of 7 meeting scheduled to…

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Stocks pare losses after Trump’s Hong Kong response

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Global stocks fell while bonds and the euro climbed on Friday as investors turned cautious over China’s national security law on Hong Kong, but U.S. stocks pared earlier losses after President Trump did not announce any new retaliatory tariffs. Traders wearing masks work inside posts, on the first…

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U.S. senators urge probe of TikTok on children’s privacy

FILE PHOTO: A TikTok logo is displayed on a smartphone in this illustration taken January 6, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Four U.S. senators, including a China hawk, urged the Federal Trade Commission on Friday to investigate allegations that the popular video app TikTok violated a consent decree protecting children’s privacy.…

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Oil mixed on U.S.-China tensions but heads for huge monthly rise

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Oil prices were mixed on Friday, but were closing out the month with strong gains, bolstered growing fuel demand even as investors worried about worsening Washington-Beijing relations. FILE PHOTO: An oil pump is seen just after sunset outside Saint-Fiacre, near Paris, France September 17, 2019. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann July…

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Tencent in talks to buy Warner Music stake: WSJ

FILE PHOTO: People visit Tencent’s booth at the World 5G Exhibition in Beijing, China, Nov. 22, 2019. REUTERS/Jason Lee/File Photo (Reuters) – Chinese internet giant Tencent Holdings Ltd (0700.HK) is in talks to invest $200 million in Warner Music Group, ahead of the record company’s slated initial public offering next week, the…

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Wall Street climbs on healthcare, tech push

(Reuters) – U.S. stocks rose again on Thursday, boosted by healthcare and technology stocks, as investors continued to bet on a swift recovery from the coronavirus-driven economic slump. Traders wearing masks work, on the first day of in person trading since the closure during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on…

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