China says more than 1,700 health workers infected in coronavirus outbreak

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A new coronavirus is taking a growing toll on Chinese health workers on the front line of the fight to stop it, a top official said on Friday, as authorities reported more than 5,000 new cases, including...

Trump thanks Justice Department for softening sentence request for ally Roger Stone

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Republicans in Congress on Wednesday rejected calls to investigate possible political interference at the U.S. Justice Department, after the department asked for a lighter prison term for President Donald Trump's longtime adviser, Roger Stone.

Did a ‘socialist’ win New Hampshire? Can anyone but an ‘oligarch’ catch him?

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Is Sen. Bernie Sanders really a socialist? Is billionaire Michael Bloomberg really an oligarch? Does any of that matter for the November election?

Harvey Weinstein jury set to hear closing arguments from #MeToo skeptic

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Closing arguments at the Harvey Weinstein rape trial are set to begin Thursday, with the jury hearing first from a lawyer who has taken #MeToo movement heat for making provocative mid-trial comments about his case outside of court....

Dutch police trying to solve string of mail bombs sent to businesses

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A letter bomb caught fire at a bank in Amsterdam on Thursday and another was disarmed at an office near Utrecht, the latest in a series of such attacks in the Netherlands this week.

Boris Johnson shuffles cabinet, British finance minister Javid resigns

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British finance minister Sajid Javid resigned on Thursday, a surprise move that underlined Prime Minister Boris Johnson's desire to tighten his grip on government by jettisoning a minister who refused to toe the line.

‘A whole country locked inside’: China struggles with coronavirus, and a new normal

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The coronavirus’s epicentre may be a thousand kilometres south in the province of Hubei, but the nervousness has spread to China's capital, Beijing, and engulfed the whole country, writes Saša Petricic.

Owner of Miami Herald, Kansas City Star and 28 other newspapers seeks bankruptcy protection

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The publisher of the Miami Herald, the Kansas City Star and dozens of other newspapers across the United States is filing for bankruptcy protection.

Bernie Sanders may be just what U.S. capitalism needs, says top economist: Don Pittis

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New book by economist Thomas Piketty is an endorsement of the need for ideological change, but the "socialist" label may be frightening people conditioned by years of Cold War rhetoric.

Fighting coronavirus fears in Japan is an Olympian task

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Anxiety over the coronavirus are challenging Japan's meticulous plans for the 2020 Summer Olympics, writes Chris Brown.

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The PGA Tour and the Memorial scrapped state-approved plans to have limited spectators next week because of what it described as rapidly...

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