Here are some of today’s biggest news stories from across the world.
Markets in Asia Pacific began to recover Tuesday, and US stock futures jumped more than 800 points a day after novel coronavirus fears and an oil price war sparked a worldwide panic. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 closed up 3.1%, the index’s best day since November 2016.
The White House insists President Donald Trump doesn’t need a coronavirus test, despite several members of his political circle self-quarantining after they came into contact with a man later diagnosed with the disease.
Chinese President Xi Jinping has made his first visit to Wuhan since the novel coronavirus outbreak began more than two months ago, as new cases of the virus slowed to a trickle in the country where the disease first emerged.
Qantas has announced sweeping cost-cutting measures in light of the worsening novel coronavirus crisis, including slashing almost a quarter of all flights for the next six months and significantly reducing executive pay.
Toilet paper does not offer special protection against the virus. It’s not considered a staple of impending emergencies, like milk and bread are. So why are people buying up rolls more quickly than they can be restocked? There are several reasons.
Vladimir Putin knows America’s fragile oil industry is built on a mountain of debt. So when Saudi Arabia called for production cuts to mitigate oversupply, Putin decided to pounce.
You should start the day with a healthy meal or snack. But there is a way that you can have your breakfast — and your intermittent fast, too.
All domestic sport in Italy has been suspended as the novel coronavirus outbreak shows no signs of abating.
In China, the coronavirus rocketed through five prisons in three provinces, causing over 500 cases. In Iran, 54,000 inmates were temporarily released as the outbreak in that country spurred concerns the illness would rapidly spread in detention facilities.
The White House said Monday that President Donald Trump has not been tested for COVID-19 – even though the 73-year-old leader had direct contact with at least three people who’ve since put themselves under self-quarantine after possibly interacting with an attendee of the Conservative Political Action Conference who tested positive for the coronavirus.
President Donald Trump’s campaign manager is quietly channeling money to Eric Trump’s wife, Lara Trump, and Donald Trump Jr.’s girlfriend, Kimberly Guilfoyle, The New York Times reported Monday. The payments are hidden from public view because they’re made through campaign manager Brad Parscale’s private company, Parscale Strategy, based in San Antonio, sources told the Times.
This is Mr Xi’s first trip to the city of Wuhan since the outbreak began late last year. He will “visit and express regards to medical workers, military officers and soldiers, patients and residents” amongst others, said state media outlet Xinhua.
Matches in Spain’s top two divisions will be played behind closed doors for at least the next two weeks because of coronavirus concerns. The change will take effect from Tuesday, with fans now banned from the game between Eibar and Real Sociedad. La Liga acted on guidance from Spain’s ministry of health and the country’s sports council.
Snoozing in Nairobi airport’s departure lounge in a navy blue suit, David Rudisha looks like just another businessman having a quick power nap. His fellow passengers seem pretty relaxed about being in the presence of Kenyan running royalty. My feelings are a little different.
Mortgage payments will be suspended across Italy as part of measures to soften the economic blow of coronavirus on households, a minister has said. Laura Castelli, Italy’s deputy economy minister, told Radio Anch’io: “Yes, that will be the case, for individuals and households.”
In 2008, Tesla started selling its first car, the Roadster. It was a pricy electric sports car with a limited run: only about 2,500 were sold, and it took four years for Tesla to announce its first sedan, the Model S. Now, 12 years later, Tesla has come a long way.
Everyone in the path of the novel coronavirus, which at this point is pretty much all of us, should know by now the best advice to avoid catching this highly communicable bug. Wash your hands frequently, for 20 seconds at a time, and stop touching your face.
Facebook is being sued by the Australian government for allegedly violating the country’s privacy laws, with requested damages potentially reaching $529 billion. The Cambridge Analytica data scandal may have been years ago now, but its effects still linger on.
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