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As Fears of a Pandemic Mount, W.H.O. Says World Is Not Ready 24 Feb 10:41pm Updated As Fears of a Pandemic Mount, W.H.O. Says World Is Not Ready
The announcement comes as infections surge in Iran, Italy and South Korea. But the number of cases in China has begun to decline — for now.
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Trump Administration Considers Punishing Chinese News Organizations 24 Feb 9:16pm Updated Trump Administration Considers Punishing Chinese News Organizations
U.S. officials said they were looking at ways to retaliate for China’s expulsion of three Wall Street Journal reporters, including evicting Chinese journalists who file intelligence reports.
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As Trump Barricades the Border, Legal Immigration Is Starting to Plunge 24 Feb 7:05pm Updated As Trump Barricades the Border, Legal Immigration Is Starting to Plunge
President Trump’s border wall is beginning to rise, but a thick curtain of policy changes is more responsible for suppressing the flow of immigrants into the country.
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Businesses ‘Getting Killed’ on Russian Border as Coronavirus Fears Rise 24 Feb 5:49pm Updated Businesses ‘Getting Killed’ on Russian Border as Coronavirus Fears Rise
No one in a Russian city 600 yards from China has been infected as yet, but businesses are shriveling and China’s image as a benign force is being eclipsed by a more anxious vision.
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Coronavirus Live Updates: Epidemic Isn’t a Pandemic Yet, W.H.O. Says 24 Feb 5:43pm Updated Coronavirus Live Updates: Epidemic Isn’t a Pandemic Yet, W.H.O. Says
China appears to be getting the disease under control, but rapidly expanding outbreaks in Iran, South Korea, and Italy, following those in China and Japan, are raising fears of a broader epidemic.
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As Trump Barricades the Border, Legal Immigration Is Beginning to Plunge 24 Feb 5:30pm Updated As Trump Barricades the Border, Legal Immigration Is Beginning to Plunge
President Trump’s border wall is beginning to rise, but a thick curtain of policy changes is more responsible for suppressing the flow of immigrants into the country.
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Driver Slams Car Into German Carnival Crowd 24 Feb 4:38pm Updated Driver Slams Car Into German Carnival Crowd
The police said they were “looking at all possibilities” after about 30 people, including children, were injured when a station wagon sped into pedestrians at a parade.
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Police Move to Clear Canada Rail Blockade by Indigenous People 24 Feb 4:20pm Updated Police Move to Clear Canada Rail Blockade by Indigenous People
A protest of more than two weeks by a group of Indigenous people has blocked trains and created a political headache for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
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From Bonn to Vienna, in Search of Beethoven, the Man 24 Feb 4:19pm Updated From Bonn to Vienna, in Search of Beethoven, the Man
It’s the composer’s 250th birthday, and a pilgrimage shines new light on his art and life.
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Coronavirus Live Updates: Iran Emerges as a New Epicenter 24 Feb 2:37pm Updated Coronavirus Live Updates: Iran Emerges as a New Epicenter
Rapidly expanding outbreaks in South Korea, Iran and Italy, following those in China and Japan, are raising fears of a pandemic.
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24 Feb 2:07pm Updated China Is Censoring Coronavirus Stories. These Citizens Are Fighting Back.
Information about the coronavirus outbreak is not immune from Chinese censors. But more and more citizens are dodging censorship by creating a digital archive of deleted posts. They told us how.
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Coronavirus Live Updates: W.H.O. Warns the World Is Unready for Global Spread 24 Feb 12:52pm Updated Coronavirus Live Updates: W.H.O. Warns the World Is Unready for Global Spread
Rapidly expanding outbreaks in South Korea, Iran and Italy, following those in China and Japan, are raising fears of a pandemic on multiple continents.
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Julian Assange Faces Hearing on Extradition to the U.S. 24 Feb 12:36pm Updated Julian Assange Faces Hearing on Extradition to the U.S.
The WikiLeaks founder appeared in a London court to fight attempts by the American authorities to make him answer charges of espionage.
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Venezuela’s Socialists Embrace Business, Making Partner of a ‘Parasite’ 24 Feb 12:23pm Venezuela’s Socialists Embrace Business, Making Partner of a ‘Parasite’
Decades of socialist-style control devastated the economy. Now, capitalism is back, helping keep the country afloat — and Nicolás Maduro in power. One deal was the cornerstone of that transformation.
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Legal Immigration Is Down 11%. Trump’s Wall Isn’t the Reason 24 Feb 12:13pm Legal Immigration Is Down 11%. Trump’s Wall Isn’t the Reason
President Trump’s border wall is beginning to rise, but a thick curtain of policy changes is more responsible for suppressing the flow of immigrants into the country.
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With 4 Deaths in Iran and More Cases on 3 Continents, Fears of Coronavirus Pandemic Rise 24 Feb 12:07pm Updated With 4 Deaths in Iran and More Cases on 3 Continents, Fears of Coronavirus Pandemic Rise
Health officials called the surge in reported infections “very worrisome,” as cases soared in South Korea. Europe and North America reported a big uptick in infections.
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24 Feb 12:01pm Updated Religious Groups in China Step Into the Coronavirus Crisis
In temples, mosques and churches, China’s believers have been eager to fight the virus. Not all their efforts have been well received.
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Europe Confronts Coronavirus as Italy Battles an Eruption of Cases 24 Feb 11:54am Updated Europe Confronts Coronavirus as Italy Battles an Eruption of Cases
The country announced more than 150 cases, many in the densely populated region around Milan, as officials closed schools and canceled Venice’s carnival celebrations.
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24 Feb 11:32am Updated Sandstorm Wreaks Havoc in Canary Islands
Red sands carried by winds from the Sahara have forced airports to close, leaving thousands stranded.
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Coronavirus Live Updates: Outbreaks Raise Fears of Pandemic 24 Feb 10:45am Updated Coronavirus Live Updates: Outbreaks Raise Fears of Pandemic
South Korea reported hundreds of new infections, and Iran said at least 12 people there had died. In Europe, Italy is working to contain a spike in cases.
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India Set to Stage an Epic Show, With Trump as the Star 24 Feb 10:05am Updated India Set to Stage an Epic Show, With Trump as the Star
Prime Minister Narendra Modi seems to have enticed Mr. Trump to fly 8,000 miles with the promise of a two-day spectacle. But serious issues remain.
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As India’s Economy Sags, Even the Trump Brand Is Struggling 24 Feb 10:04am Updated As India’s Economy Sags, Even the Trump Brand Is Struggling
India has the largest number of Trump Towers outside North America, but sales are cool in an ailing market for luxury real estate.
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On Russia-China Border, Life and Commerce Frozen by Coronavirus 24 Feb 9:00am On Russia-China Border, Life and Commerce Frozen by Coronavirus
No one in a Russian city 600 yards from China has been infected as yet, but businesses are shriveling and China’s image as a benign force is being eclipsed by a more anxious vision.
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24 Feb 8:33am Updated Coronavirus Live Updates: Outbreaks Around the World Raise Fears of Pandemic
South Korea reported hundreds of new infections, and Iran said at least 12 people there had died. In Europe, Italy is working to contain a spike in cases.
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Mahathir Mohamad, Malaysia’s Prime Minister, Resigns 24 Feb 8:03am Updated Mahathir Mohamad, Malaysia’s Prime Minister, Resigns
The move appears to be an attempt to suddenly remake a government — possibly with Mr. Mahathir, 94, still at the helm.
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Coronavirus, Bernie Sanders, India: Your Monday Briefing 24 Feb 6:53am Updated Coronavirus, Bernie Sanders, India: Your Monday Briefing
Here's what you need to know.
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After Texas, Modi Throws Trump an Even Bigger Party in India 24 Feb 6:26am After Texas, Modi Throws Trump an Even Bigger Party in India
“Namaste Trump,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s unabashed homage to the U.S. president, took over a 110,000-seat cricket stadium.
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24 Feb 6:03am Finance Ministers Grapple Over Economic Threat of Climate Change
The United States, under pressure from Europe, agreed to include a climate reference in an official G20 statement.
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Mahathir Mohamad, Malaysia’s Prime Minister, Submits Resignation Letter 24 Feb 4:42am Updated Mahathir Mohamad, Malaysia’s Prime Minister, Submits Resignation Letter
The move appears to be an attempt to suddenly remake a government — possibly with Mr. Mahathir, 94, still at the helm.
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Coronavirus Live Updates: Global Outbreak Raises Fears of Pandemic 24 Feb 3:32am Updated Coronavirus Live Updates: Global Outbreak Raises Fears of Pandemic
Countries on multiple continents gird for explosions in new cases, after dangerous outbreaks in South Korea, Italy and Iran. Afghanistan and Bahrain recorded their first cases.
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South Korea Raises Threat Alert Level 24 Feb 1:16am South Korea Raises Threat Alert Level
The move empowers the government to lock down cities, as Italy imposes its own regional lockdown and cases rise in Iran.
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Coronavirus Live Updates: South Korea Raises Threat Alert Level 24 Feb 12:07am Updated Coronavirus Live Updates: South Korea Raises Threat Alert Level
The move empowers the government to lock down cities, as Italy imposes its own regional lockdown and cases rise in Iran.
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