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Japan urges telecommuting, staggered shifts to curb coronavirus

TOKYO (Reuters) - The Japanese government on Tuesday urged companies to recommend telecommuting and staggered shifts for workers in a bid to curb the spread of the new coronavirus. FILE PHOTO: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe gives a policy speech at the start of the regular session of parliament in Tokyo, Japan, January 20, 2020. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon. The plan, approved at a cabinet meeting on Tuesday, also urged people with symptoms of ... Full story

Trump in New Delhi on second day of India visit"

Reuters Top News: "LIVE: Trump in New Delhi on second day of India visit" - -. - Sorry, this site requires JavaScript for full functionality. Please enable JavaScript in your browser and reload the page. Full story

What is it and how does it behave? - Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - The new coronavirus that emerged in Wuhan, China, in December has infected tens of thousands of people in China and beyond and triggered alarm around the world. ( here ) Here is what we know about the disease it causes and how it spreads:. A man wearing a face mask crosses a road in Wuhan, the epicentre of the novel coronavirus outbreak, Hubei province, China February 24, 2020. REUTERS/Stringer. * Like other coronaviruses, ... Full story

Washington pledges $1 billion for coronavirus vaccine as pandemic risks grow

BEIJING/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will seek $2.5 billion from Congress to fight the coronavirus epidemic and U.S. and South Korean militaries are considering scaling back joint training as the virus spreads in Europe and the Middle East. A man wearing a face mask rides a bicycle in Wuhan, the epicentre of the novel coronavirus outbreak, Hubei province, China February 24, 2020. REUTERS/Stringer. Countries around the ... Full story

China's Hubei sees rise in new coronavirus cases as infections slow in other provinces

Volunteers in protective suits disinfect a residential compound in Wuhan, the epicentre of the novel coronavirus outbreak, in Hubei province, China February 22, 2020. China Daily via REUTERS. BEIJING (Reuters) - China reported a rise in new coronavirus cases in Hubei province, the epicentre of the outbreak, on Tuesday while the rest of the country saw a fourth-straight day of declines. Hubei had 499 new confirmed cases on Feb. 24, the National ... Full story

Coronavirus: Why did infections shoot up South Korea? News

Image caption South Korea's coronavirus cases continue to rise. South Korea has seen by far the highest numbers of coronavirus cases outside of China - within a week confirmed cases jumped from a few dozen to more than 800. The country had seemed well prepared and so the skyrocketing numbers have many asking how this happened - and whether a similar sudden outbreak could happen elsewhere. In South Korea, more than half of the Covid-19 cases ... Full story

Worst-hit countries boost containment efforts - BBC News

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption Drone captures massive queue for masks in South Korea's Daegu city. The worst-hit countries are intensifying their efforts to contain the deadly coronavirus as the number of cases globally surpassed 80,000. In South Korea, officials want to check 250,000 members of a sect identified as a hotbed for spreading the virus. In China, where more than 2,600 people have died, scientists are ... Full story

Gui Minhai: Chinese court sentences Swedish bookseller to 10 years jail

Image caption Mr Gui has been in and out of Chinese detention for years. A Chinese court has sentenced Swedish bookseller Gui Minhai to 10 years in jail for "illegally providing intelligence overseas". Mr Gui has been in and out of Chinese detention since 2015, when he went missing during a holiday in Thailand. The ex-Hong Kong based publisher was taken into custody in 2018 on his way to Beijing. Mr Gui, 56, is known to have published books on ... Full story

Still no justice for MH17 as reconstructed plane shows shrapnel damage from warhead

Still no justice for MH17 as reconstructed plane shows shrapnel damage from warhead - CBS News - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Live Watch CBSN Live. In 2014, 298 people on a passenger jet were killed when an anti-aircraft missile targeted them as they passed over Ukraine. Scott Pelley reports on the details of the flight and the investigation that’s followed. Full story

UBS releases diversity figures for Americas staff

NEW YORK (Reuters) - UBS Group AG said on Monday that 38% of its employees in the Americas at the end of last year were women and 25% were people of color, adding that it aims to increase the diversity of its workforce. FILE PHOTO: The logo of Swiss bank UBS is seen at a branch office in Zurich, Switzerland January 27, 2017. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann/File Photo. While diversity was greater in hiring - with 42% of recruits being female and 38% ... Full story

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