Friday, April 3, 2020

Russia & China

‘Thank you China!!!’ Mexico grateful for coronavirus health care supplies

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico’s top diplomat thanked two Chinese charities for donating medical supplies to help stem the coronavirus outbreak in an online message that went viral. “Thank you China!!!” Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard wrote in a Twitter post late Tuesday night, linking to a local news report about the donated supplies. The Jack…

In Taiwan, anger at China above virus drives id discussion

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Anger at being confused with China amid the coronavirus outbreak and Beijing’s stepped-up efforts to assert sovereignty is stirring heated debate in Taiwan about how to further distance itself from its giant and often threatening neighbour. Honor guards perform Taiwan national flag lowering ceremony at Liberty Square, as the spread of the…

Asia shares make careful gains, investors eye China PMI

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Global stock markets fell in volatile trading on Tuesday, and the economic damage from the coronavirus pandemic left the MSCI benchmark of world equities with its biggest quarterly decline since the financial crisis of 2008. Oil prices remained near their lowest levels since 2002 as a worldwide economic slowdown and travel…

China approves use of Roche arthritis drug for coronavirus clients

BEIJING/ZURICH (Reuters) - China has approved the use of Swiss drugmaker Roche’s (ROG.S) anti-inflammation drug Actemra for patients who develop severe complications from the coronavirus as it urgently hunts for new ways to combat the deadly infection that is spreading worldwide. FILE PHOTO: The logo of the Swiss drugmaker Roche is seen on a factory…

Ford limiting company journey two workers in China have coronavirus

FILE PHOTO: The Ford logo is pictured at the Ford Motor Co plant in Genk,Belgium December 17, 2014.REUTERS/Francois Lenoir/File PhotoWASHINGTON (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co told employees on Tuesday it is restricting all company travel to only essential operations through March 27 as it takes measures in response to the spread of the coronavirus. The…

China unlikely to stick to Canada’s Olympic withdrawal, suggests former official

Workers are seen at the waterfront area, in front of the Giant Olympic rings, at Odaiba Marine Park in Tokyo, Japan, February 27, 2020. REUTERS/Athit PerawongmethaHONG KONG (Reuters) - The Chinese Olympic Committee is unlikely to follow the example of their Canadian counterparts and withdraw from this summer’s Tokyo Olympics, a former high-ranking official was…

Foreigners deal with suspicion in China as coronavirus worsens abroad

SHENZHEN, China/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Francesca Torlai has always got on well with her neighbors when walking her Pekingese mix-breed, Waffles, through the back streets of Beijing, but recently the Italian has started to overhear people referring to her suspiciously. FILE PHOTO: A woman wearing a protective mask looks at blossoms in a park on a…

China asks airlines to cut down intercontinental flights because of to epidemic

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China’s aviation regulator has asked airlines to cut international flights and ordered some Beijing ones to be rerouted, as the country grapples with a rising number of imported coronavirus cases, especially in the capital. The regulator said in a statement on Thursday some international flights of Chinese carriers scheduled to arrive in Beijing in…

China wellness fee says virus transmission pitfalls stay

BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China cannot afford to let its guard down when it comes to combating the coronavirus, with the country still at risk from sporadic infections as well as those from overseas, a health official said on Tuesday. Mi Feng, spokesman with the National Health Commission, told a press briefing that “prevention and control…

China doctors request harder discharge standards right after positive coronavirus assessments

BEIJING (Reuters) - Worrying cases of recovered coronavirus patients in China testing positive again for the infection have raised questions among doctors about the criteria being used for discharging people from hospital. China has seen 80,000 cases of the coronavirus since it was believed to have emerged in a market illegally trading wildlife in the…

Latest News

Disney sends ‘Frozen 2’ to streaming for housebound households – Fox Company

NEW YORK — The Walt Disney Co. will release “Frozen 2” on Disney Plus several months early to give families cooped up by the coronavirus a welcome distraction — and give its streaming service a boost.Disney announced Friday that “Frozen 2” will begin streaming on Disney Plus Sunday, three months earlier than expected. In some countries,…

‘Thank you China!!!’ Mexico grateful for coronavirus health care supplies

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico’s top diplomat thanked two Chinese charities for donating medical supplies to help stem the coronavirus outbreak in an online message that went viral. “Thank you China!!!” Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard wrote in a Twitter post late Tuesday night, linking to a local news report about the donated supplies. The Jack…

Spain overtakes Italy in coronavirus conditions, death charge slows – Reuters

MADRID (Reuters) - Spain overtook Italy for the first time on Friday for the number of confirmed coronavirus cases, but the overnight death toll fell from the previous day, providing a small glimmer of hope. A Spanish National Police officer is seen wearing two protective masks, during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Ronda, southern…

FBI sees spike in gun sale background checks amid coronavirus pandemic

(CNN)The FBI reported a 41% surge in background checks by individuals attempting to purchase firearms in the United States last month, according to newly released data from the agency, a significant increase over the same period last year.The new figures indicate 3.7 million gun purchase background checks were conducted in the month of March alone,…

Enigmatic circles of mammoth bones in eastern Europe date to Ice Age

No bones about it — New dating reveals that people survived in Russia as the last Ice Age closed in. Kiona N. Smith - Mar 23, 2020 2:44 pm UTC Alexander PryorAs the last Ice Age tightened its hold on Europe, a group of people living near the Don River piled dozens of mammoth bones…