February 25th, 2020

World News

UAE bans all flights from Iran over virus outbreak

By Jon Gambrell, The Associated Press on February 25th, 2020

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – The United Arab Emirates has banned all flights to and from Iran amid the coronavirus outbreak. The announcement on Tuesday from the General Civil Aviation Authority comes after Dubai International Airport, the world’s busiest for international travel, said officials halted all flights from Iran expect to the capital, Tehran. There ... Read More »

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Trump expresses optimism about eventual US-India trade deal

By Jonathan Lemire And Jill Colvin, The Associated Press on February 25th, 2020

NEW DELHI – President Donald Trump said Tuesday he’s optimistic about the prospects of inking a trade deal with India despite moves by both sides that created doubt about the ability to reach an agreement. Trump emerged from a pair of meetings with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi citing progress toward a deal but offering ... Read More »

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UAE limits flights to Iran from Dubai over virus outbreak

By Jon Gambrell, The Associated Press on February 25th, 2020

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – Dubai International Airport, the world’s busiest for international travel, said Tuesday that the United Arab Emirates is limiting flights to Iran over the outbreak of the new coronavirus, just a day after it spread across multiple Mideast nations from the Islamic Republic. The airport’s announcement came after Bahrain said it ... Read More »

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Asian shares mixed after Dow drops more than 1,000 points

By Elaine Kurtenbach, The Associated Press on February 24th, 2020

Shares were mixed in Asia on Tuesday after Wall Street suffered its worst session in two years, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average slumping more than 1,000 points on fears that a viral outbreak that began in China will weaken the world economy. Japan’s Nikkei 225 index lost 3.3%, to 22,605.41 after it reopened from ... Read More »

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As Bernie Sanders surges, Texas liberals take their own shot

By Paul J. Weber, The Associated Press on February 24th, 2020

SAN ANTONIO – Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren endorsed her, Texas’ largest labour union is on her side andshe surpassed $1 millionin donors. Jessica Cisneros, who at 26 would become the youngest member of Congress, is the best shot liberal activists could’ve taken for a win in the 2020 election. But it’s not clear that ... Read More »

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Greece: Clashes on islands over new migrant camps

By The Associated Press on February 24th, 2020

LESBOS, Greece – Clashes have broken out overnight on the Greek islands of Lesbos and Chios, where residents tried to prevent the arrival of riot police and excavating machines to be used to build migrant detention camps. Police fired tear gas to disperse the crowds that gathered early Tuesday to try and prevent the ships ... Read More »

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Crackdown on immigrants who use public benefits takes effect

By Anita Snow, The Associated Press on February 24th, 2020

PHOENIX – Pastor Antonio Velasquez says that before the Trump administration announced a crackdown on immigrants using government social services, people lined up before sunrise outside a state office in a largely Latino Phoenix neighbourhood to sign up for food stamps and Medicaid. No more. “You had to arrive at 3 in the morning, and ... Read More »

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New virus has infected over 80,000 people globally

By The Associated Press on February 24th, 2020

A viral outbreak that began in China has infected more than 80,000 people globally. The World Health Organization has named the illness COVID-19, referring to its origin late last year and the coronavirus that causes it. The latest figures reported by each government’s health authority as of Tuesday in Beijing: – Mainland China: 2,663 deaths ... Read More »

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White House unveils $2.5B emergency coronavirus plan

By Andrew Taylor, The Associated Press on February 24th, 2020

WASHINGTON – The White House on Monday sent lawmakers an urgent $2.5 billion plan to address the deadly coronavirus outbreak, whose rapid spread and threat to the global economy rocked financial markets. The White House budget office said the funds are for vaccines, treatment and protective equipment. The request was immediately slammed by Democrats as ... Read More »

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Forest fire near I-80, Appalachian Trail mostly contained

By The Associated Press on February 24th, 2020

HARDWICK TOWNSHIP, N.J. – A forest fire burning through a popular hiking area that is crossed by the Appalachian Trail and a major interstate highway was about 80% contained by Monday afternoon, New Jersey fire officials said. The fire began Sunday afternoon on Mount Tammany, a steep, rugged area of New Jersey’s Worthington State Forest ... Read More »

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