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|On brink of coronavirus crisis, Japan PM offers masks, gets social media roasting
Facing calls to declare a coronavirus state of emergency, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was flamed on social media on Thursday for instead offering people free cloth masks, pointing to growing frustration for some over his handling of the crisis.
POSTED APRIL 02, 2020 2:49 AM
|Pandemic fears curb stocks as markets wait on U.S. jobs test next
Asian share markets were pinned down on Thursday, haunted by the rising U.S. coronavirus death toll, and with investors braced for more signs of economic pain in the world's largest economy, ahead of another likely record week of jobless claims.
POSTED APRIL 02, 2020 2:43 AM
|Pakistan court commutes death sentence of key accused in Pearl killing: lawyer
A Pakistani court has commuted the death sentences of the main person accused in the 2002 kidnapping and murder of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl, and acquitted three co-accused in the matter, two lawyers told Reuters on Thursday.
POSTED APRIL 02, 2020 2:30 AM
|As Spain battles virus, medics' unions hit out
When Spain's first case of coronavirus was recorded on Jan. 31 - a German tourist in La Gomera, one of the remote Canary Islands - there seemed little cause for concern.
POSTED APRIL 02, 2020 2:25 AM
|SoftBank terminates $3 billion WeWork tender offer
SoftBank Group Corp said it has terminated a $3 billion tender offer for additional WeWork shares agreed last year with shareholders, including ousted co-founder Adam Neumann, drawing threats of legal action from other board members.
POSTED APRIL 02, 2020 1:39 AM
|Boeing to offer voluntary layoffs to employees to tide over coronavirus fallout -sources
Boeing Co is set to offer buyout and early retirement packages to employees, two people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday, a bid to mitigate the financial fallout from the coronavirus pandemic.
POSTED APRIL 02, 2020 1:16 AM
|U.S. weekly jobless claims seen at record high: again
The number of Americans filing claims for unemployment benefits likely shot to a record high for a second week in a row as more jurisdictions enforced stay-at-home measures to curb the coronavirus pandemic, which economists say has pushed the economy into recession.
POSTED APRIL 02, 2020 1:08 AM
|Australia gives free childcare as coronavirus case curve flattens
Australia on Thursday announced free childcare for six months as part of a bid to keep businesses operating through the coronavirus pandemic, as data on new infections supported early signs of "flattening the curve."
POSTED APRIL 02, 2020 1:00 AM
|Trump says expects Russia-Saudi oil deal soon, invites US oil chiefs to White House
U.S. President Donald Trump said he has invited U.S. oil executives to the White House to discuss ways to help the industry "ravaged" by slumping energy demand during the coronavirus outbreak and a price war between Saudi Arabia and Russia.
POSTED APRIL 02, 2020 12:45 AM
|Trump says he expects Saudi-Russia oil production deal in coming days
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he expected Saudi Arabia and Russia to reach a deal in the next few days on oil production to end a price war that has "ravaged" the oil industry worldwide.
POSTED APRIL 02, 2020 12:45 AM