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Coronavirus hurts the poor around the world, with some aid sources cut off

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here. The devastation wrought by the coronavirus pandemic across the developed world includes cutting into the financial lifelines for people across the global south. The World Bank estimates that a record $529 billion was transferred to developing countries through official channels in 2018, the latest year for ...

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China hints at denying Americans life-saving coronavirus drugs

Now that the number of new people infected with the coronavirus in China is slowing, the country’s Communist Party is ratcheting up threats against the West, with a particularly nasty warning about access to life-saving drugs aimed at the United States. In an article in Xinhua, the state-run media agency that’s largely considered the mouthpiece of the party, Beijing bragged about its ...

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Coronavirus: 5 unusual ways people reacted

Flights to China have been halted, television show productions shut down and new restrictions on who can visit where have been instituted. These are some of the measures being undertaken as fears over the coronavirus continue to spread wherever cases are reported. Many are rooted in the rationale on how to prevent future infections. However, concerns over the illness have prompted some ...

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Chinese hacking: 5 major cases of Beijing-linked cyber intrusion

Amid the growing political and economic influence of China, attention has turned to Beijing’s concerted efforts to collect data on Americans and steal scientific research. In 2015, Chinese President Xi Jinping promised then-President Barack Obama that his country would stop such practices. But, China has continued its intrusion into U.S. cybersecurity unabated. Here are five major cyberattacks linked to China: ...

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The 5 deadliest disease epidemics in the United States

The deadly coronavirus has infected more than 60,000 people worldwide and killed at least 1,370 since it first emerged in the Chinese city of Wuhan late last year. Though cases have been reported all over the world, 99 percent have been within mainland China. Only two deaths — one in the Philippines and one in Hong Kong — have been ...

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How has coronavirus affected China's and the world’s economy compared to SARS outbreak?

The deadly coronavirus, which was first reported in the Chinese city of Wuhan in December, is sending ripples across the global business community as numerous firms close their doors and employees stay home in an effort to contain the outbreak from spreading. As the number of people infected and the death toll continue to rise, multinational businesses from supply chains to automakers to ...

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