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China to Offer Tariff Exemptions for US Amidst Coronavirus

China

BEIJING – China announced Tuesday that it will allow importers to seek additional trade war tariff exemptions on nearly 700 types of goods from the United States, including agricultural and energy products, as the country struggles to coronavirus epidemic that has infected more than 70,000 people. Importers can apply for …

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China and Japan Report Rise in Coronavirus Infections

China

BEIJING – The number of people infected with the new coronavirus has reached 44,653 in China, while Japan reported 174 cases, the largest number of infections outside China, health authorities said Wednesday. 97 deaths and 2,015 new infections were reported over a 24-hour interval in mainland China, according to the …

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Lavrov Denounces American Policy Towards Venezuela in Crisis

Lavrov

MOSCOW – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov condemned the United States for seeking to “change the regime” in Venezuela by imposing sanctions on the national energy giant Petroleos de Venezuela SA (PDVSA), by supporting the chief opposition Juan Guaido and trying to create a pretext for military intervention in this …

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New Chinese Cities Close As Death from Virus Rises

Virus

BEIJING – Millions more have been ordered to stay indoors as China struggles to curb the spread of a new virus that authorities say killed nearly 500 people on Wednesday, AFP reported Wednesday. With more than 24,000 cases in China, an increasing number of cities have imposed a series of …

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Corona-Virus Has Infected More Than 20,600 People Worldwide

Corona Virus

BEIJING – A viral epidemic that started in China has infected more than 20,600 people worldwide. The latest figures from Tuesday: – China: 425 deaths and 20,438 confirmed cases on the continent. In addition, Hong Kong has recorded 15 cases, including one death. Macau has had 10 cases. Most of …

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Top EU Diplomat Visits Iran Amid Nuclear Tensions

EU

BRUSSELS – European Union (EU) Foreign Minister Josep Borrell is on his way to Iran, it is his first trip since coming to power in December, with the aim of reducing tensions over the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program. During his two-day trip which started on Monday, Borrell will meet with …

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