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Kuwait has 43 confirmed cases of coronavirus: health ministry

FILE PHOTO: A Kuwaiti boy wears a protective face mask, following the outbreak of the new coronavirus, as he throws water at passing cars, during celebrations for the 29th Kuwait Liberation Day from the Iraqi occupation, in Kuwait City, February 26, 2020. REUTERS/Stephanie McGehee. DUBAI (Reuters) - Kuwait now has 43 confirmed cases of coronavirus, according to a health ministry official on Thursday, who added all cases involved people who had ... Full story

Nigeria's Islamists targeting Christians to provoke religious war, says minister

ABUJA (Reuters) - Islamist militant groups in Nigeria have begun targeting Christians in an attempt to provoke a religious war, the information minister said on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: Minister of Information Lai Mohammed briefs the media on the town of Bama liberated from Boko Haram, during a news conference in Abuja, Nigeria December 8, 2015. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde. Islamist insurgents in Nigeria have killed around 35,000 people and displaced ... Full story

U.S. economy grows steadily in fourth-quarter, but coronavirus looms large

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. economy grew moderately in the fourth quarter, the government confirmed, and is facing a bumpy road in early 2020 amid the fast-spreading coronavirus that has left financial markets fearing a recession. FILE PHOTO: An assembly line worker works on the production line at Midwest Automotive Designs in Bristol, Indiana, U.S., April 16, 2019. REUTERS/Tim Aeppel - RC19C4262A10/File Photo. Though other data on Thursday ... Full story

Two more people die from coronavirus in Italy: civil protection agency

Chief of Italy’s Civil Protection agency Angelo Borrelli gives an update to media on the new coronavirus outbreak in Italy, in Rome, February 24 2020. REUTERS/Remo Casilli. ROME (Reuters) - Two more people have died in Italy from coronavirus, bringing the death toll from the worst outbreak of the disease yet seen in Europe to 14, the Civil Protection agency said in a statement on Thursday. The agency chief, Angelo Borrelli, had earlier told ... Full story

Government culls 65 'noisy' feral chickens

Image caption Deputy Greory Guida said the cull was a "necessary evil". Sixty-five feral chickens have been culled after residents complained they were a nuisance. The birds have been roaming across three areas of Jersey in the Channel Islands, often appearing in rural lanes. They were shot and removed by a pest controller on Monday, the Government of Jersey said, after complaints about "noise" and "persistent scratching". A spokesperson said ... Full story

Sanders presidency could start with U.S. jobs program, then scale up

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Bernie Sanders administration might logically start with a roughly $300 billion federal jobs guarantee, a cornerstone of worker protection, says a key adviser to the front-runner in the U.S. Democratic presidential nominating race. Democratic 2020 U.S. presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders rallies with supporters at Winston-Salem State University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, U.S., February 27, 2020. ... Full story

Wilkie VA investigation: Inspector general to probe whether VA chief tried to discredit woman

“This matter is a high priority for our office,” Missal wrote in letters to House Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Mark Takano (D-Calif.) and six senators led by Patty Murray (D-Wash.), who joined the chairman in demanding an investigation. Wilkie, who previously ran the Pentagon’s personnel and readiness operation, has denied making inquiries about the woman, Andrea Goldstein. She serves as Takano’s senior policy adviser on female veterans ... Full story

Citroen introduces a two-seat EV that costs €19.99 a month – TechCrunch

The Citroen Ami is a new take on urban mobility. It’s electric, cheap and doesn’t require a license. In short, it’s less of a car and more of an electric scooter with two seats, doors, and a heater. Jokes aside, the Citroen Ami could be a glimpse at the future of mobility. The innovation isn’t in the technical aspects of the Ami. Citroen is positioning the Ami as an urban mobility solution. The size is perfect for narrow streets and the price ... Full story

Actress Lori Loughlin among parents to face October trial over U.S. college scam

FILE PHOTO: Actress Lori Loughlin, and her husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli leave the federal courthouse after a hearing on charges in a nationwide college admissions cheating scheme in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S., August 27, 2019. REUTERS/Josh Reynolds. BOSTON (Reuters) - A federal judge on Thursday said actress Lori Loughlin in October will be among eight parents accused of participating in a vast U.S. college admissions bribery ... Full story

Pinterest adds DoorDash exec and Caviar Lead Gokul Rajaram to its board – TechCrunch

Pinterest is bringing on a new board member. The company announced today it’s appointed Gokul Rajaram, Caviar Lead at soon-to-go-public DoorDash to its Board of Directors and as a member of its Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. The addition signals Pinterest’s desire to bring more digital advertising expertise to its board, given Rajaram’s past experience as Product Director of Ads at Facebook and Product Management Director at ... Full story