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Coronavirus Live Updates: China’s No. 2 Official Visits the Hot Zone

The virus has since spread around the world. But of the nearly 3,000 people who have so far contracted it, the vast majority live in China.

Coronavirus Live Updates: China’s No. 2 Official Visits the Hot Zone

The virus has since spread around the world. But of the nearly 3,000 people who have so far contracted it, the vast majority live in China.

Coronavirus Live Updates: China’s No. 2 Official Visits the Hot Zone

The virus has since spread around the world. But of the nearly 3,000 people who have so far contracted it, the vast majority live in China.

Emilia Romagna voters upset Salvini’s plan to trigger early elections

By Georgi Gotev

Italy's populist leader Matteo Salvini appeared to have failed in his bid to win a key regional election and topple the country's fragile coalition government, according to exit polls late Sunday (26 January).

Germany’s new bioeconomy strategy criticised for overlooking agriculture, food production

By Florence Schulz

Germany's federal cabinet adopted a new bioeconomy strategy last week, and it has already been criticised for hardly mentioning agricultural reform and focusing 'too much' on technology and optimisation. EURACTIV Germany reports.

Vladimir Putin’s New Orchestra

By Ivan Krastev

The players are being rearranged, but the conductor remains the same.

Front of pack labelling: how to make Nutriscore meaningful for bottled vegetable oils [Promoted content]

By Malte Ketelsen, Marlene Stocker

Ahead of the upcoming Commission report on nutrient profiles and of Farm to Fork strategy, FEDIOL assesses the implementation of the Nutriscore for bottled vegetable oils and puts forward concrete suggestions to align it with EU nutrition and health claims and with existing national and WHO international nutritional recommendations.

Uzbekistan is open for β€˜conscientious foreign investors’, seeks β€˜honesty vaccine’

By Vlagyiszlav Makszimov

The president of Uzbekistan, Shavkat Mirziyoyev, addressed the newly formed parliament on Friday (24 January), laying out his plans for the next five years. The banking sector, fighting corruption, foreign direct investment, poverty reduction and international trade were at the...

Magnitude 6.3 quake strikes off Solomon Islands: EMSC

An earthquake of magnitude 6.3 struck off the coast of the Solomon Islands, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) said http://bit.ly/2GodlxB on Monday.

Chinese premier visits virus epicenter as death toll hits 80

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Monday visited Wuhan, the epicenter of an outbreak of a new coronavirus that has killed 80 and infected more than 2,700 people, as Beijing sought to signal how seriously it aims to respond to the developing crisis.

Mongolia shuts universities, border crossings to halt virus spread

Mongolia has closed from Monday until Mar. 2 all universities and educational institutes to contain the spread of a deadly coronavirus sweeping China, state media Montsame said, citing a cabinet meeting.

China's Hainan province confirms its first fatality from coronavirus: state tv

China's Hainan province confirmed on Monday that an 80-year-old woman has died after being infected with the coronavirus, marking the province's first fatality in the rapidly spreading outbreak, according to state broadcaster CCTV.

Australia confirms fifth coronavirus case from last flight out of Wuhan

Australia confirmed on Monday its fifth case of a new coronavirus, with health officials saying the case involved a 21-year-old woman who was on the last flight out of the Chinese city of Wuhan to Sydney before China imposed a travel ban.

Finnish paper mill workers to strike as wage talks fail: union

Some 9,000 workers at Finnish paper mills will go on strike on Monday after wage talks broke down, their labor union said in a statement, the latest in a series of labor conflicts to hit Finland.

Firms in China extend holidays, ask staff to work from home as virus spreads

Big businesses across China are temporarily shutting stores or advising staff to work from home, to guard against the spread of a flu-like virus as the tally of deaths rose to 80, with more than 2,700 people infected.

Education organizations cancel IELTS, GRE, TOEFL tests across China as virus spreads

Educational testing organizations have canceled the IELTS, GRE, and TOEFL tests across China for the remainder of January and all of February, according to social media posts published on official accounts on Monday.

Trump to unveil Middle East peace plan to Israeli leaders this week

U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to disclose details of his long-delayed Middle East peace proposal to Israeli leaders on Monday, as he attempts to generate some momentum toward resolving one of the world's most intractable problems.

Singapore says China virus outbreak will hit its economy this year

Singapore said on Monday that the coronavirus outbreak will hurt its economy this year, as it announced new measures to tackle the disease which originated in China and has spread to the city-state and several other countries.

Australia's rainy respite from bushfires seen ending

A recent respite for Australian firefighters that brought rains and cooler weather is set to end, meteorologists warned on Monday, with hot conditions forecast for later this week raising a risk that blazes may start spreading again.

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