With eye on 5G, Huawei to set up first plant in France

China Daily | 2020-02-28

Huawei Technologies Co said it plans to spend 200 million euros to build its first European manufacturing plant in France, after the Chinese tech giant secured votes of confidence from several European governments in 5G...

Facebook cancels F8 developer conference over coronavirus concerns

The Independent | 2020-02-27

Facebook has cancelled its annual F8 developer conference, the company's biggest event of the year, over concerns...

Volkswagen reaches deal with consumer group over diesel scandal: court

Reuters | 2020-02-28

Volkswagen and a major German consumer group have reached an agreement in a class action lawsuit over the carmaker's rigging of diesel emissions tests, a court in the northern city of Brunswick said on Friday. ......

Stock market rout deepens on virus worries; indexes lose 4%

Times Free Press | 2020-02-28

The Dow Jones Industrial Average sank nearly 1,200 points Thursday, deepening a weeklong global market rout caused by worries that the coronavirus outbreak will wreak havoc on the global economy. The S&P 500 has now plunged 12% from the all-time high it set just a week ago. That puts the index in...

Italy blasts virus panic as it eyes new testing criteria

Federal News Radio | 2020-02-28

ROME (AP) — With tourism tanking and panic rising, Italy tried to control the coronavirus in the realm of public perception Thursday as its outbreak grew to 650 cases and other countries took measures to limit travel to and from affected Italian regions. Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio and Health...

Japan to close schools nationwide to control spread of coronavirus

Indian Express | 2020-02-27

Japan will close schools nationwide to help control the spread of the new virus, the government announced Thursday. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was asking all elementary, middle and high schools to remain shut until spring holidays begin in late March. The measure affects 12.8 million students at...

Kyrgios out of New York Open with shoulder injury

Supersport | 2020-02-08

Nick Kyrgios, back in the world top 20 after a fourth-round run at the Australian Open, has withdrawn from the ATP New York Open with a...

Federer tops Nadal before 51,000 in S Africa

Taipei Times | 2020-02-08

In a charity event for his foundation that felt more like a homecoming, Roger Federer on Friday beat his great rival, Rafael Nadal, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 at a soccer stadium in Cape Town. It was Federer’s first match in his mother’s country of birth, and the country that he rates as his second home. Almost...

Chinese swimmer Sun Yang banned for eight years for doping offence - Cas

Supersport | 2020-02-28

China's triple Olympic swimming gold medallist Sun Yang has been found guilty of refusing to give a doping sample and banned for eight years in an eagerly-awaited judgement from the Cas.","content":"China's triple Olympic swimming gold medallist Sun Yang has been found...

Nadal breezes into semifinals at Acapulco tennis

Supersport | 2020-02-28

World No 2 Rafael Nadal remained on course for his third ATP Mexico Open title by breezing past South Korea's Kwon Soon-woo 6-2, 6-1 in their quarterfinal clash on Thursday.","content":"World No 2 Rafael Nadal remained on course for his third ATP Mexico Open title by...

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US judge says conditions in overcrowded border holding cells violate Constitution

Press TV | 2020-02-20

A US judge has ruled in favor of refuges, who held in overcrowded border detention centers under inhumane conditions, banning authorities from holding asylum...

Joe Biden looks to South Carolina to resurrect his campaign

Yahoo Daily News | 2020-02-12

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Joe Biden brought his wounded presidential campaign to South Carolina on Tuesday, staking his hopes for a comeback on the loyalty of black...

Syrian forces retake main Aleppo-Damascus highway: Observatory

Press TV | 2020-02-11

Syrian forces have reportedly managed to wrest control of a key highway connecting the capital Damascus to second city Aleppo for the first time in over seven...

Daniel Arap Moi's complicated and often brutal legacy

CNN | 2020-02-11

Nairobi, KenyaKenya's ex-President Daniel Arap Moi, who died last week at the age of 95, will be buried Tuesday with full military honors in a state burial for...

Lebanese security forces, protesters clash ahead of vote

Gulf News | 2020-02-11

Beirut: Lebanese security forces fired tear gas and water cannon at protesters trying to block MPs and ministers from reaching parliament on Tuesday for a vote...

Spain rescues 119 migrants at sea, searches for 67 missing

The Oklahoman | 2020-02-11

Spain has rescued 119 migrants from the sea and was looking for 67 others still missing from a boat that was trying to reach European shores, maritime...

Guterres to visit Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib during trip to Pakistan

Indian Express | 2020-02-11

UN Chief Antonio Guterres will visit the Gurdwara Darbar Sahib, the final resting place of Sikhism founder Guru Nanak Dev, in Kartarpur during his visit to...

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