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Sanders and Bloomberg exchange blows as Democratic race heats up
The gloves continue to come off in the race for the Democratic nomination, with Bernie Sanders attacking the billionaire former New York City mayorâ€™s record on race, and Bloomberg taking a swipe at the Vermont senator and his fervent supporters.
Airlines, officials trace path of couple diagnosed with coronavirus that flew from Hawaii
Cuba burning tires to power factory as US oil sanctions bite
The Cuban government has ordered a cement factory to burn old tires to power its operations and save on oil, amid a worsening fuel shortage brought on by US sanctions on the Communist island. On orders of President Miguel Diaz-Canel, the firm Cementos Cienfuegos, located in the center of the country, will receive an increasing supply of used tires to burn, the official daily Granma said Monday. Cuba has been suffering oil shortages since last September, when the administration of President Donald Trump imposed sanctions on ships carrying petroleum to the island from its main fuel supplier Venezuela.
Cruise passengers took Cambodia bus tours despite virus fears
A scramble intensified on Monday to trace passengers from a cruise liner â€”with more than 600 Americans aboard â€” allowed to disembark in Cambodia Thursday despite at least one traveler later being diagnosed with the coronavirus.
Turkeyâ€™s Erdogan Joins In on Vilification of Soros
(Bloomberg) -- An Istanbul court acquitted prominent businessman Osman Kavala of charges of plotting to overthrow the government during mass protests that shook the country in 2013.Nine defendants were cleared, and arrest warrants for others living abroad have been rescinded. Others accused in the case include actor Mehmet Ali Alabora and journalist Can Dundar, who have both left the country.Kavala spent two years in jail while his case was tried. He was the only defendant to be incarcerated.President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has alleged that Kavala was the â€ślocal collaboratorâ€ť of a foreign conspiracy led by billionaire George Soros to divide Turkey by backing the demonstrations against a planned development in Istanbulâ€™s Gezi Park.The protests quickly morphed into the biggest challenge to the rule of Erdogan, then a powerful prime minister.\--With assistance from Ercan Ersoy.To contact the reporter on this story: Fercan Yalinkilic in Istanbul at firstname.lastname@example.orgTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Onur Ant at email@example.com, Amy Teibel, Mark WilliamsFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.Â©2020 Bloomberg L.P.
China legal activist who called on Xi to 'give way' arrested: activists
Chinese authorities have arrested a prominent rights activist and legal scholar who had called on President Xi Jinping to step down over his handling of crises including the coronavirus outbreak, two fellow activists said on Monday. Xu Zhiyong had been on the run since December after attending a gathering in the southern city of Xiamen which focused on discussion of human rights in China, according to Hua Ze, an activist and friend of Xu's. Four others who had attended the gathering in December were arrested previously, Hua told Reuters. Xu was arrested on Saturday night by the Beijing police with assistance by police in Guangzhou, Hua said.
US embassy in Baghdad attacked with rockets
Rockets have dropped near the US embassy in Iraq and a military base hosting American troops, according to officials.There have been no causalities reported following the strikes, which fell amid heightened tensions in the Middle East.
Whitey Bulger juror says she regrets murder conviction
The notorious crime boss James â€śWhiteyâ€ť Bulger terrorized Boston from the 1970s into the 1990s with a campaign of murder, extortion, and drug trafficking, then spent 16 years on the lam after he was tipped to his pending arrest. In 2013, Janet Uhlar was one of 12 jurors who found Bulger guilty in a massive racketeering case, including involvement in 11 murders, even after hearing evidence that the mobster was helped by corrupt agents in the Boston office of the FBI. In a desperate search for a mind control drug in the late 1950s, the agency dosed Bulger with the powerful hallucinogen more than 50 times when he was serving his first stretch in prison â€” something his lawyers never brought up in his federal trial.
North Korea vs. South Korea: Who Wins a War Straight-Up?
Buttigieg: I won't 'take lectures on family values' from Rush Limbaugh
'Historic, unprecedented' flooding swamps southern USA; Mississippi and Tennessee hardest hit
Bloomberg qualifies for his first presidential debate
China Reports Fewer New Cases of Coronavirus
Chinese health officials said Sunday that the number of new cases of the coronavirus has slowed for the third consecutive day.
The health commission confirmed 1,843 new cases, representing a
Coronavirus Death Toll Near 1,900
Chinese health officials reported Tuesday the number of confirmed cases from a coronavirus outbreak has surpassed 72,000, with the death toll rising to nearly 1,900.
The latest update include
SA to host the 2021 Junior Women's Hockey World Cup
Cape Town - The International Federation of Hockey (FIH) today announced that South Africa will host the 2021 Junior Women's Hockey World Cup.
Potchefstroom will be venue for the 9th staging
First Russian Citizen is Diagnosed With COVID-19
MOSCOW - A Russian woman aboard the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan has become the first Russian citizen to be diagnosed with COVID-19, Russia said Monday.
The woman on the
Host Fusion complete dominant OWL Week 2 run
The host Philadelphia Fusion played like it felt right at home in the Battle of Brotherly Love on Sunday, shutting out the Florida Mayhem 3-0 at The Met to conclude Week 2 of the Overwatch League and
Punjab to screen passengers from Japan, South Korea for coronavirus
Chandigarh (Punjab) [India], Feb 16 (ANI): Amid a heightening scare over coronavirus crisis, Punjab Health and Family Welfare Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu on Sunday said the passengers travelling to th
Xi Involved in Virus Response Earlier Than Thought
China's state media has published a speech that President Xi Jinping delivered on February 3 about his involvement with the country's response to the coronavirus epidemic. The speech was published
Coronavirus Infections Continue to Rise, but Pace Slows
The World Health Organization said late Saturday there are 50,580 laboratory-confirmed cases of the coronavirus around the world, with the vast majority of the cases -- 50,054 -- in China.
US Labels China 'Greatest Potential Adversary'
MUNICH - U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper has said that China tops the list of the Pentagon's potential adversaries. Speaking at the Munich Security Conference in Germany, Esper said Beijing po
Japan: Stand Firm on Rights in North Korea
(Tokyo) - The Japanese government should reverse course and resume its practice of promoting accountability for human rights abuses in North Korea, Human Rights Watch and almost 300 other nongovern
Tech Shares May Limit Downside For South Korea Shares
The South Korea stock market bounced higher again on Friday, one session after it had ended the two-day winning streak in which it had collected almost 40 points or 1.9 percent. The KOSPI now rests ju
Remains of S. Koreans killed in Korean War, found on N. Korean soil, to return home
Eighty sets of remains of South Korean soldiers killed in North Korea during the 1950-53 Korean War will return home from Hawaii this year, officials said Sunday. The remains were either recovered in
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