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UPDATED: Wed., April 1, 2020

Virus data: What’s known and not known about China’s numbers

Every few days brings another grim milestone in the coronavirus outbreak. First Italy and Spain surpassed China in reported deaths. Then, this week, the U.S. and France did. But did …


UPDATED: Tue., March 31, 2020

Wuhan’s favorite noodles are back as virus-hit city recovers

The reappearance of Wuhan’s favorite breakfast noodles is a tasty sign that life is slowly getting back to normal in the Chinese city at the epicenter of the global coronavirus …


UPDATED: Tue., March 31, 2020

U.S. death toll from coronavirus eclipses China’s official count

With refrigerated morgue trucks parked on New York City’s streets to collect the surging number of dead, public health officials projected Tuesday that the coronavirus could ultimately kill more than …


UPDATED: Mon., March 30, 2020

Time to ‘revenge shop’: China’s virus hot spot reopens

The city at the center of China’s virus outbreak was reopening for business Monday after authorities lifted more of the controls that locked downs tens of millions of people for …


UPDATED: Fri., March 27, 2020

U.S. eyes new outbreaks as infections worldwide top 590,000

Deaths surged in Italy and Spain on Friday, troubling new outbreak sites bubbled in the United States, and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson became the first leader of a major …


Venezuela’s only telecoms satellite is lost in space

Venezuela’s only telecommunications satellite has veered off its orbit and stopped working, creating a logistical headache for the cash-strapped South American nation.


Traditionally a leader in times of crisis, the U.S. is practicing self-isolation

As America’s rivals make gestures of support for other nations stricken by the coronavirus, the United States is losing its traditional leadership role abroad at the same moment that it’s …


China bars most foreigners to curb imported virus cases

China says it is temporarily barring most foreigners from entering the country as it seeks to curb the number of imported coronavirus cases.


The humming of Chinese plants returns as rest of world reels

While much of the world’s output is grinding to a halt because of the coronavirus, China is slowly emerging from its shutdowns by restarting production at factories and resuming some …


US newspapers urge China not to expel their journalists

The publishers of three major American newspapers have written an open letter asking China to reverse its recent decision to expel many of their correspondents working in the country.


UPDATED: Thu., March 19, 2020

Italian death toll overtakes China’s as virus spreads

The death toll in Italy from the coronavirus overtook China’s on Thursday in a stark illustration of how the outbreak has pivoted toward Europe and the United States.


UPDATED: Tue., March 17, 2020

China to expel American reporters after US curbs its media

China will revoke the media credentials of all American journalists at three U.S. news organizations, in effect expelling them from the country.


UPDATED: Fri., March 13, 2020

Brave new world: Wartime tactics against coronavirus foe

U.S. President Donald Trump declared the coronavirus pandemic a national emergency Friday, as deaths spiked across Europe and countries around the world mobilized to slow the spread of a disease …


UPDATED: Wed., March 11, 2020

U.S. report finds widespread forced Uighur labor in China

U.S. lawmakers are pushing for a ban on exports from an area of northwest China following a report that found widespread use of forced labor


Province at China virus’s center lets some companies reopen

The province at the center of China’s virus outbreak began allowing factories and some other businesses to reopen Wednesday in a show of confidence that Beijing is gaining control over …


UPDATED: Wed., March 4, 2020

China’s virus slowdown offers hope for global containment

The slowdown in coronavirus cases out of China offers a sliver of hope that the global outbreak can be controlled, but whether that can happen anytime soon without drastic measures …


UPDATED: Mon., March 2, 2020

China’s skies are briefly clearer while factories stay shut

China’s far-reaching efforts to control the spread of the new coronavirus have shuttered factories, emptied airports and resulted in a steep drop in carbon emissions and other pollutants. However, analysts …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 28, 2020

Trump pushing for three-way arms control with Russia, China

The Trump administration says it told Moscow this week that the U.S. is open to holding a summit with other permanent members of the United Nations Security Council in hopes …


What’s happening: Virus fears hit Africa, markets, churches

Amusement parks, sports events, religious gatherings, even school. More and more things in a growing swath of the world are now affected by the new virus. And that’s messing with …


Farmer on U.S.-China trade pact: ‘Ag economy doesn’t live on promises’

Minnesota wheat and soybean farmer Tim Dufault summed up his reaction to the Trump administration’s trade war with China: “The ag economy doesn’t live on promises. Until China buys, we …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 26, 2020

An increasingly isolated Iran tries to control virus crisis

Iran girded Wednesday for a long battle against the coronavirus that is spreading rapidly across the country and the wider Middle East, even though officials in the Islamic Republic had …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 25, 2020

China agrees to import Washington, Idaho potatoes

Federal agriculture officials announced Tuesday that they have reached an agreement to export U.S. potatoes to China for processing. The deal, which includes crops grown in Idaho, Washington and Oregon, …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 25, 2020

Pompeo blasts China, Iran for response to virus outbreak

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday hit out at China and Iran for their response to the outbreak of coronavirus, accusing the two governments of censorship and of trying …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 24, 2020

Virus pushes beyond Asia, taking aim at Europe, Mideast

The new virus took aim at a broadening swath of the globe Monday, with officials in Europe and the Middle East scrambling to limit the spread of an outbreak that …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 21, 2020

South Korea newest front in shifting coronavirus outbreak

South Korea is now the newest front in a widening global outbreak centered in China and now reverberating elsewhere.


Italy sees virus cases quadruple in day as cluster emerges

The number of people in Italy infected with the new virus from China more than quadrupled Friday due to an emerging cluster of cases in the country’s north that prompted …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 21, 2020

Iran reports 2 more deaths, 13 new cases of new coronavirus

Iran has reported two more deaths from the new virus that emerged in China and says the fatalities were from among 13 new confirmed cases of the virus in Iran


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 20, 2020

16 cruise ship evacuees being moved to U.S. hospitals

Eleven Americans who were brought to the U.S. from a quarantined cruise ship have been moved to hospitals, because delayed Japanese test results showed they had the new virus that …


Airlines foresee first global traffic drop since 2003

The airline industry expects the first annual decline in global passenger demand in 17 years, after tallying up the initial impact of the thousands of flights canceled because of the …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 19, 2020

Finally let off cruise, passengers – including those from Washington state – desperate for flight home

The cheers of celebration have faded. The waving of roses has ceased. Having finally reached a friendly port in Cambodia willing to accept them after nearly two weeks of uncertainty …