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New China virus: Cases triple as infection spreads to Beijing and Shanghai
January 20, 2020
The number of cases of the respiratory illness triples, as it spreads to Beijing and Shanghai.

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World's richest 2,000 people hold more than poorest 4.6 billion combined: Oxfam
January 20, 2020
The world's richest 2,153 people controlled more money than the poorest 4.6 billion combined in 2019, while unpaid or underpaid work by women and girls adds three times more to the global economy each year than the technology industry, Oxfam said on Monday.
EU must consider ways to support Libya truce: Borrell
January 20, 2020
The European Union will discuss all ways to uphold a formal ceasefire in Libya but any peace settlement will need real EU support to make it hold, the EU's top diplomat Josep Borrell said on Monday.
Jailbreak in Brazil sees 26 prisoners escape
January 20, 2020
Twenty-six inmates escaped from a Brazilian prison in the northwestern state of Acre early on Monday, with all but one remaining at large, the state prison authority said.
Iran says it will quit global nuclear treaty if case goes to U.N.
January 20, 2020
Iran said on Monday it could quit the global nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) if European countries refer it to the U.N. Security Council over a nuclear agreement, a move that would overturn diplomacy in its confrontation with the West.
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China's Xi Faces New Limits, at Home and Abroad
January 20, 2020
A slowing economy portends trouble domestically, while his vision of globalization has failed to win support internationally.
China's Xi Faces New Limits, at Home and Abroad
January 20, 2020
A slowing economy portends trouble domestically, while his vision of globalization has failed to win support internationally.
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‘A.I. needs to be regulated:’ Google CEO calls for coordinated U.S.-EU rules
January 20, 2020
The comments come weeks before the EU is set to unveil plans to legislate A.I., which could include new legally binding requirements in “high-risk sectors” like healthcare and transport.
‘A.I. needs to be regulated:’ Google CEO calls for coordinated U.S.-EU rules
January 20, 2020
The comments come weeks before the EU is set to unveil plans to legislate A.I., which could include new legally binding requirements in “high-risk sectors” like healthcare and transport.
Huawei CFO extradition trial begins as China protests ‘political’ treatment of tech champion exec
January 20, 2020
Canada's arrest of chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou, the daughter of Huawei's legendary founder, in late 2018 at America's request shocked Beijing.
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WORLD • Markets
Dollar holds firm after strong US data, Chinese yuan extends run
January 20, 2020
The dollar held near a one-month high against major currencies on Monday after last week's run of data confirmed that the United States economy is holding up well.
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Dollar holds firm after strong US data, Chinese yuan extends run
January 20, 2020
The dollar held near a one-month high against major currencies on Monday after last week's run of data confirmed that the United States economy is holding up well.
Oil rises as Libyan oilfields shut down
January 20, 2020
Oil prices rose to their highest in more than week on Monday after two large crude production bases in Libya began shutting down amid a military blockade.
Gold gains on Yemen attacks, China Lunar New Year buying
January 20, 2020
Gold prices rose to their highest in more than a week on Monday after a missile attack in Yemen fanned geopolitical concerns and boosted the metal's safe-haven appeal.
European stocks slightly lower as caution returns ahead of Davos
January 20, 2020
European markets traded slightly lower on Monday as policymakers and business leaders gather in Davos, Switzerland for the annual World Economic Forum (WEF) conference.
Major Asian markets mostly rise as China keeps its loan prime rate unchanged
January 19, 2020
The People's Bank of China kept the one year and five year loan prime rates unchanged for January.
Palladium's relentless rally pushes it above $2,500 an ounce
January 17, 2020
Palladium soared over 9% to power above the key $2,500 an ounce level for the first time on Friday, boosted by a chronic shortage of the metal in the market and hopes the global economy might be turning the corner.
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WORLD • Economy
Glencore weighs 665 job losses at South African smelter
January 20, 2020
Rustenburg facility under pressure from rising electricity tariffs and power cuts
UK faces fines if it breaks post-Brexit EU trade rules
January 20, 2020
European Commission hardens position after Sajid Javid’s warning over alignment

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WORLD • Opinion
A Data Revolution for All
January 20, 2020

It has now been almost two decades since the original launch of DATA, a platform that marshaled $100 billion in debt forgiveness for poor countries, and another $50 billion in contributions for health and development. In a world with more data and data-science expertise than ever, it's time to revive that innovative spirit.

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What We Know About China’s New Coronavirus
January 20, 2020
A respiratory illness has killed at least three people in China and sickened more than 200. Cases have also been reported in Japan, South Korea and Thailand.
Deadly Mystery Virus Reported in 2 New Chinese Cities and South Korea
January 20, 2020
The spread of the pneumonialike illness to two other cities comes ahead of the Lunar New Year, when hundreds of millions will travel.
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