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 2020-02-27 17:31 

Yomiuri Shimbun

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IMF, World Bank mull scaling back meetings 08:46 pm...
 2020-02-27 17:31 

Yomiuri Shimbun

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Nikkei sinks below 22,000 in virus crisis 9:05 pm, February 27, 2020 TOKYO (Jiji Press) — Heightened stagnation fears amid the novel coronavirus crisis forced Tokyo stocks to suffer a sell-off f...
 2020-02-27 17:31 

Yomiuri Shimbun

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Cardinals' Kim has perfect debut 09:30 pm...
 2020-02-27 17:31 

Yomiuri Shimbun

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Apple investor vote sounds 'warning' over China apps 8:45 pm, February 27, 2020 An Apple Inc. shareholder proposal critical of the company's app removals in China received a relatively hig...
 2020-02-27 17:31 

Yomiuri Shimbun

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Trump urges calm despite worrisome new U.S. . 08:48 pm...
 2020-02-27 17:31 

Yomiuri Shimbun

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Woman tests positive twice 9:01 pm, February 27, 2020 TOKYO (Reuters) — A woman working as a tour-bus guide in Japan tested positive for the coronavirus for a second time, Osaka's prefectura...
 2020-02-27 17:31 

Yomiuri Shimbun

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EU open to spending in countries hit by viru. 09:15 pm...
 2020-02-27 17:30 

South China Morning Post

White House announces coronavirus 'coordinator' to lead response under Mike Pence...

This story is published in a content partnership with POLITICO. It was originally reported by Quint Forgey on politico.com on February 27, 2020.US Vice-President Mike Pence on Thursday announced a global health official as the "White House Coronavirus...

 2020-02-27 17:23 

Nikkei Asian Review

China's CATL revs up EV battery production following Tesla deal...

GUANGZHOU -- China's biggest electric vehicle battery maker, CATL, will invest up to 26 billion yuan ($3.7 billion) to quadruple its production capaci...

 2020-02-27 17:23 

Nikkei Asian Review

US stocks continue nosedive despite Trump's assurances...

NEW YORK -- The Dow Jones Industrial Average opened sharply lower Thursday, temporarily losing 960 points in early trading as fears of the new coronav...

 2020-02-27 17:23 

Nikkei Asian Review

Chinese cities quarantine returnees from Japan and South Korea...

BEIJING -- Local governments across China are telling those coming from foreign hot spots for the new coronavirus, such as Japan and South Korea, to q...

 2020-02-27 17:23 

Nikkei Asian Review

Hong Kong billionaire Peter Woo to take Wheelock private...

HONG KONG -- Property tycoon Peter Woo and his family plan to take flagship conglomerate Wheelock & Co. private, acquiring all rema...

 2020-02-27 17:15 

Japan Times

Japan Tobacco to let 8,700 domestic employees telecommute as safeguard against virus...

Japan Tobacco Inc. said Thursday it has started to allow its domestic employees to work at home, in principle, to prevent them from being infected ......

 2020-02-27 17:14 

Japan Times

Crew of virus-hit Diamond Princess cruise ship to start disembarking...

About 240 crew members aboard the Diamond Princess, a cruise ship that was quarantined in Yokohama port due to the outbreak of the new coronavirus, ......

 2020-02-27 17:12 

Japan Times

'Corona beer virus' search queries show brewer can't evade brand contagion...

The novel coronavirus is threatening an unlikely victim — one of the world's most popular beers.As the toll from the virus climbs worldwide, Corona has ......

 2020-02-27 16:58 

Japan Times

Trudeau wants it all on climate and oil, but it's not working out...

Justin Trudeau's ambition was to forge a grand bargain to develop Canada's resources. In trying to please everyone, he has pleased no one.The Canadian prime ......

 2020-02-27 16:54 

NHK

More crewmembers to leave quarantined cruise ship...

About 100 more crewmembers who tested negative for the new coronavirus will disembark from the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship on Friday....

 2020-02-27 16:53 

NHK

UN urges efforts to combat virus-related prejudice...

The UN human rights chief has urged countries to fight prejudice against people with East Asian ethnicity. Such discrimination is spreading in Europe and elsewhere amid growing infections of the new coronavirus....

 2020-02-27 16:40 

Taipei Times

Philippines does not need US: Duterte...

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday said that the nation's forces could fight insurgents and Muslim extremists without US military help, in a defense of his decision to terminate a security pact with Washington....

 2020-02-27 16:40 

Taipei Times

Ten more firms investments approved...

The Ministry of Economic Affairs yesterday approved applications by 10 companies to invest a total of NT$10.9 billion (US$359.4 million) as part of a government program to encourage investments by small and medium-sized enterprises....

 2020-02-27 16:40 

Taipei Times

Minister 'horrified' at Nazi-themed carnival in Spain...

A Spanish minister on Wednesday condemned a carnival parade featuring gun-toting Nazis and lines of dancing Jewish victims, a day after Israel's ambassador expressed outrage over the spectacle....

 2020-02-27 16:40 

Taipei Times

Virus Outbreak: Dajia Matsu Pilgrimage is postponed...

The annual Dajia Matsu Pilgrimage has been postponed to comply with government measures aimed at preventing the spread of COVID-19, Jenn Lann Temple () chairman Yen Ching-biao () said yesterday, after sparking criticism on Wednesday for his insistence on ...

 2020-02-27 16:40 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

Virus Outbreak: Confirmed cases 'tip of iceberg,' vice president says...

Confirmed cases of COVID-19 are only the tip of the iceberg, as some patients only exhibit mild or no symptoms, Vice President Chen Chien-jen () said yesterday, when sharing responses given in an interview with Japanese media....

 2020-02-27 16:40 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

Virus Outbreak: Chinese trolls decried for fake news...

Authorities have accused Chinese Internet trolls of sowing panic over COVID-19, with much of the disinformation falsely implying that the nation has an out-of-control epidemic....

 2020-02-27 16:40 

Taipei Times

How India can get growth back on track...

India has more than one-sixth of the world's population and is still a poor nation, so what happens in India is incredibly important for the welfare of the human race....

 2020-02-27 16:39 

Taipei Times

Tousart gives Lyon edge over subpar Juve...

Cristiano Ronaldo drew a blank as a Lucas Tousart goal on Wednesday handed Olympique Lyonnais a surprise 1-0 win over Juventus in their UEFA Champions League last-16 first leg in France....

 2020-02-27 16:39 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

Taipei to start uncrewed bus road testing in May...

The Taipei Department of Transportation yesterday announced that it would start road tests for autonomous buses in May and allow city residents to take part in the trial services beginning in September....

 2020-02-27 16:39 

Taipei Times

US Congress votes to make lynching a hate crime...

Sixty-five years after 14-year-old Emmett Till was lynched in Mississippi, US Congress has approved legislation designating lynching as a hate crime under federal law....

 2020-02-27 16:39 

Taipei Times

Virus Outbreak: Business climate 'green' for now: NDC...

The government's business climate monitor last month remained "green" for the third straight month, but it might start to feel the effects of an outbreak of COVID-19 in China from this month, the National Development Council (NDC) said yesterd...

 2020-02-27 16:39 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

Virus Outbreak: Taiwan shares prevention tech at APEC...

Taiwan shared how it has employed technology to fight the spread of COVID-19 at an APEC meeting in Malaysia, winning praise from member states, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said yesterday....

 2020-02-27 16:39 

Taipei Times

Virus Outbreak: Italy travel alert raised to highest level, CECC says...

Italy was yesterday listed in the highest warning level of the nation's travel advisory, given the sharp hike in COVID-19 cases in that nation, and as of midnight tonight, all travelers arriving from Italy, regardless of nationality, are to undergo 14...

 2020-02-27 16:39 

Taipei Times

FX losses exceed NT$22bn...

Foreign exchange losses for local life insurance companies last month totaled NT$22.2 billion (US$731.95 million), similar to a year earlier, Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC) data showed....

 2020-02-27 16:39 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

Virus Outbreak: Rights of students stuck overseas to be safeguarded...

The government is to adopt supplementary measures to ensure that the education rights of nearly 630 students below the high-school level who are unable to return to Taiwan from China, Hong Kong or Macau due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Minister of Education ...

 2020-02-27 16:39 

Taipei Times

Five killed in US brewery shooting...

A gunman on Wednesday killed five coworkers at one of the best-known breweries in the US before turning the weapon on himself in the latest burst of mass gun violence in the nation....

 2020-02-27 16:39 

Taipei Times

Apple vote 'warning' over removal of apps in China...

An Apple Inc shareholder proposal critical of the company's app removals in China received a relatively high level of support at the iPhone maker's annual shareholder meeting on Wednesday, enough to push the company to respond, experts said....

 2020-02-27 16:39 

Taipei Times

China criticizes US over 'attack' on UN IPR body nominee...

A Chinese ambassador on Wednesday ripped into the US for an "attack" on Beijing's candidate to head a UN agency that monitors and tracks intellectual property rights (IPR) such as patents, trademarks and industrial designs — a lucrative ...

 2020-02-27 16:39 

Taipei Times

De Bruyne leads late rally as City outplay Real 2-1...

Kevin de Bruyne on Wednesday orchestrated a dramatic Manchester City comeback as they stunned Real Madrid 2-1 at the Santiago Bernabeu to put one foot in the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals....

 2020-02-27 16:39 

Taipei Times

Given their benefits, ease rules on drones...

What good can drones do? They can do a lot of things, and the possibilities reach far beyond the general public's imagination....

 2020-02-27 16:39 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

Virus Outbreak: Bureau unveils rules for bailout of travel industry...

The Tourism Bureau yesterday unveiled the rules for a plan to bail out the travel industry, which has reported significant financial losses due to COVID-19....

 2020-02-27 16:38 

Ecns.cn

Kinetic sport pictograms unveiled for Tokyo Olympic Games...

The Tokyo 2020 sports pictograms were announced early last year marking the 500-day countdown to the Olympics....

 2020-02-27 16:38 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

Virus Outbreak: Premier approves special budget items...

Premier Su Tseng-chang () yesterday approved proposed items in a NT$60 billion (US$2 billion) budget created under the Special Act on COVID-19 Prevention, Relief and Restoration () passed on Tuesday, including compensation totaling NT$1.82 billion for peo...

 2020-02-27 16:38 

Taipei Times

'They could shut us down tomorrow': Rappler's Maria Ressa...

"The toughest part is not knowing whether it's going to be a normal day, or a not normal day," said Maria Ressa, speaking by telephone from her office in Manila....

 2020-02-27 16:38 

Taipei Times

Virus Outbreak: BOK stands pat despite virus hit to growth view...

The Bank of Korea (BOK) yesterday downgraded its growth forecast for the year amid mounting evidence of an economic hit from the COVID-19 outbreak, but left its key interest rate unchanged....

 2020-02-27 16:38 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

High Court finds fugitive S Korean academic guilty...

The High Court yesterday found fugitive South Korean academic Park Jae-kyung guilty of sexual harassment, upholding a ruling by the Taipei District Court, which came with a 14-month sentence....

 2020-02-27 16:37 

Taipei Times

Virus Outbreak: Q1 laptop shipments to fall 26 percent: analysts...

Global laptop shipments are expected to fall 26 percent this quarter as the COVID-19 outbreak in China continues to wreak havoc across the supply chain, TrendForce Corp () said in a report yesterday....

 2020-02-27 16:37 

Taipei Times

Virus Outbreak: Abe orders Japanese public schools to close next week...

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe yesterday called on public schools nationwide to close from Monday next week to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus....

 2020-02-27 16:37 

Taipei Times

Virus Outbreak: World on alert as virus cases multiply...

Crews scrubbed everything from money to buses, military bases were on high alert and quarantines were enforced from a beachfront resort in the Atlantic to a remote island in the Pacific, as the world worked to halt the COVID-19 outbreak that for the first...

 2020-02-27 16:36 

Taipei Times

Dozens injured in protests over Greek camps...

Hundreds of protesters on the Greek island of Lesbos on Wednesday threw stones at police, who responded with tear gas, stun grenades and rubber bullets, a photographer said, on a second day of demonstrations against the construction of new refugee camps....

 2020-02-27 16:35 

Taipei Times

Virus Outbreak: Consumer confidence slips this month over COVID-19...

Consumer confidence this month declined, shrinking at a limited pace amid COVID-19 concerns, a survey released yesterday by National Central University showed....

 2020-02-27 16:35 

Taipei Times

Virus Outbreak: US, S Korea cancel drills due to virus...

The US and South Korean militaries yesterday postponed upcoming joint exercises due to a COVID-19 outbreak as the Asian country reported more than 500 new cases, taking its total to 1,766....

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