20 February 2020


China revokes 3 Wall Street Journal reporters' credentials (2)
China says it has revoked the press credentials of three reporters for the U.S. newspaper The Wall Street Journal over a headline for an opinion column deemed by the government to be racist and slanderous By The Associated Press February 19, 2020, 2:49 PM In this April 19, 2019, photo, foreigners pass by the Chinese Foreign Ministry in Beijing, China.
Finally let off cruise, passengers desperate for flight home (1)
Cruise passengers who thought their travel nightmare had ended when they were finally allowed to disembark in Cambodia are finding themselves in a new state of limbo By MATT SEDENSKY AP National Writer February 19, 2020, 7:17 PM An unidentified passenger, left, from the MS Westerdam, owned by Holland America Line, receives temperature scanning during arrival in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Wednesday, Feb.
Scientist nabbed for Russia spying is Mexico hometown hero (1)
By MARK STEVENSON MEXICO CITY (AP) - A Mexican microbiologist accused of spying for Russia in Miami is considered a benefactor in his native state of Oaxaca state, the mayor of his hometown said Wednesday, and he holds positions with at least two prominent universities. Mayor Hazael Matus said scientist Hector Alejandro Cabrera has helped set up science projects in his hometown of El Espinal and had been considered a
China, Southeast Asia Hold Emergency Meeting on Coronavirus Outbreak (1)
Foreign Minister Wang Yi will meet with his ASEAN counterparts in Laos amid alarm over the COVID-19 epidemic. By Jim Gomez for The Diplomat February 19, 2020 China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi arrives at Wattay Airport for the Special ASEAN-China Foreign Ministers' Meeting on the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Vientiane, Laos, Feb.
Qantas axes flights across Asia as Covid-19 scares off flyers (3)
Thursday, 20 Feb 2020 8:12 AM MYT SYDNEY: Qantas Airways Ltd. is slashing flights in Asia and freezing recruitment in response to falling demand as the Covid-19 coronavirus scares travelers across the region. Capacity reductions of 15%, which will be in place until at least the end of May, affect services to China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan and Thailand, the Australian airline said in a statement Thursday.
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