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'Made in Russia' passenger jet finds a single buyer: Aeroflot

February 19, 2020 - 8:35am
Russia's main home-grown passenger jet, the Sukhoi Superjet 100, conceived as a rival to Airbus, Bombardier and Embraer, has no confirmed orders this year beyond a long-standing deal with state carrier Aeroflot , two sources told Reuters.
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Convicted criminals are among the special police terrorizing Venezuela

February 19, 2020 - 8:26am
Since President Nicolas Maduro founded the Special Action Force of Venezuela's National Police two-and-a-half years ago, the squad has earned a fearsome reputation in poor neighborhoods across Venezuela.
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Exclusive: No orders for Russian-made Superjet, rival to Western jets, except Aeroflot - sources

February 19, 2020 - 8:19am
Russia's main home-grown passenger jet, the Sukhoi Superjet 100, conceived as a rival to Airbus, Bombardier and Embraer, has no confirmed orders this year beyond a long-standing deal with state carrier Aeroflot , two sources told Reuters.
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Passengers depart coronavirus cruise ship at last; Japan's effort under fire

February 19, 2020 - 8:00am
Hundreds of people began disembarking a cruise ship in Japan on Wednesday after being held on board for more than two weeks under quarantine, as criticism mounted of Japan's handling of the biggest coronavirus outbreak outside China.
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Coronavirus cases climb to 621 on Japan cruise liner as some passengers leave

February 19, 2020 - 8:00am
Coronavirus infections on a cruise ship moored near Tokyo rose to 621 people on Wednesday as passengers began disembarking following a contentious two-week quarantine that some foreign health experts said appeared insufficient to stop the spread.
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'Bureaucrats were in charge': Japanese doctor blasts ship quarantine

February 19, 2020 - 7:18am
A Japanese infectious disease specialist has castigated his government's handling of quarantine on a coronavirus-stricken cruise ship, saying it was run by "bureaucrats" who stoked the crisis by failing to follow basic protocols.
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U.S. Attorney General Barr considers quitting over Trump tweets: source

February 19, 2020 - 6:59am
U.S. Attorney General William Barr is considering resigning over President Donald Trump's tweets about Justice Department investigations, a source familiar with the situation told Reuters, while the department said he was not leaving.
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China revokes three Wall Street Journal reporters' credentials

February 19, 2020 - 6:49am
China has revoked the press credentials of three journalists of the Wall Street Journal after the newspaper declined to apologize for a column with a headline calling China the "real sick man of Asia", the foreign ministry said on Wednesday.
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Argentina's energy bust spawns 'ghost town' in prized Vaca Muerta

February 19, 2020 - 6:45am
Just weeks into his young administration, Argentina's new president convened a meeting with executives from Chevron Corp , Royal Dutch Shell PLC and other oil companies in a bid to smooth things over with an industry which he had slammed as a candidate months before.
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Weinstein's legal problems extend beyond New York criminal trial

February 19, 2020 - 6:19am
A New York jury began deliberations on Tuesday in the rape trial of former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. Regardless of the verdict, Weinstein's legal problems are far from over.
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Bloomberg to make his debut on Democratic presidential debate stage in Nevada

February 19, 2020 - 6:08am
Michael Bloomberg will make a high-risk debut on the Democratic debate stage in Nevada on Wednesday, joining five presidential rivals who have been eagerly awaiting their chance to confront the free-spending and fast-rising billionaire.
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Exclusive: Ahead of 2020 election, a 'Blue Wave' is rising in the cities, polling analysis shows

February 19, 2020 - 6:04am
As Republican President Donald Trump seeks a second term in November, Americans' interest in voting is growing faster in large cities dominated by Democrats than in conservative rural areas, according to an analysis of Reuters/Ipsos national opinion polls.
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South Korea reports 20 new coronavirus cases, church services at center of outbreak

February 19, 2020 - 6:00am
South Korea reported 20 new cases of the coronavirus on Wednesday, including 14 people involved in an outbreak traced to several church services in the central city of Daegu.
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China to tackle misuse of coronavirus funds by local governments: ministry

February 19, 2020 - 6:00am
China's finance ministry said on Wednesday it would tackle any local governments' misuse of special funds meant to pay for the fight against the coronavirus outbreak.
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Japan warns of coronavirus hit on tourism but keeps 40 mln visitor target

February 19, 2020 - 6:00am
The number of foreign visitors to Japan fell for the fourth month in January as the impact of a South Korean boycott weighed, with further, sharper falls expected as the coronavirus outbreak keeps away Chinese travellers.
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China stimulus hints, slowing spread of virus lift stocks

February 19, 2020 - 4:33am
A decline in the number of new coronavirus cases in China and mounting expectations for more policy stimulus boosted global stock markets on Wednesday, helping ease some of the alarm caused by an Apple revenue warning.
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Criticism of Japan's effort on coronavirus cruise ship as passengers leave

February 19, 2020 - 4:14am
Hundreds of people began disembarking a cruise ship quarantined in Japan on Wednesday as criticism mounted of Japan's handling of the sea-borne outbreak where the new coronarvirus appears to have run rife and infected more than 540 people.
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China revokes credentials of three Wall Street Journal reporters over opinion piece

February 19, 2020 - 4:02am
China has revoked the press credentials of three journalists of the Wall Street Journal after the newspaper declined to apologize for a column with a headline calling China the "real sick man of Asia", the foreign ministry said on Wednesday.
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Only masked punters: Macau casinos reopen after coronavirus suspension

February 19, 2020 - 3:47am
Casinos in Macau, the world's biggest gambling hub, reopen on Thursday after being closed for two weeks because of the coronavirus epidemic, but all punters and croupiers will have to wear a mask at the tables.
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China won't send officials to G20 meeting amid virus outbreak: sources

February 19, 2020 - 3:37am
China's central bank and its finance ministry will not send any officials to a G20 meeting of finance ministers and central bank governors in Riyadh due to virus outbreak, officials said.
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