February 19, 2020

Will Prince Harry and Meghan be banned from using Sussex Royal name?

Chris Jackson/Getty Images(LONDON) -- Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, will potentially have to make one more big change as they chart their futures as non-working members of Britain's royal family. Harry and Meghan may have to drop the word "royal" from their Sussex Royal brand when they begin their new roles outside the royal family this spring. Discussions about the branding are "still ongoing" between the couple, Queen Elizabeth and senior officials, a royal sou..
February 19, 2020

China revokes press credentials for three Wall Street Journal reporters amid coronavirus crisis

zodebala/iStock(LONDON) -- The Chinese government has revoked the press credentials of three Beijing-based journalists from The Wall Street Journal as punishment for the headline of a recent opinion piece published by the U.S. newspaper that referred to China as "the real sick man of Asia." An official from China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced the decision during a press conference Wednesday, saying the Feb. 3 op-ed "smears the efforts of the Chinese government and people on fighti..
February 18, 2020

US forces 5 Chinese media outlets to register as foreign missions

Olkeksii Liskonih/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- The State Department notified five Chinese media outlets on Tuesday that they must register as "foreign missions," requiring them to share information on all their U.S.-based employees and properties with the U.S. government. Xinhua News Agency, China Global Television Network (CGTN), China Radio International, China Daily Distribution Corp. and Hai Tian Development USA are all being designated in a move that ramps up the Trump administration's effort..
February 18, 2020

Hospital director at coronavirus epicenter dies from the virus

jarun011/iStock(WUHAN, China) -- The director of a hospital in Wuhan, China, the epicenter of the novel coronavirus outbreak, died on Tuesday after contracting the virus. Liu Zhiming, 51, was a neurosurgeon and director of the Wuchang Hospital in Wuhan, according to the Wuhan health commission. Zhiming's death follows last week's report that more than 1,700 medical workers had been sicked by the virus, and six had died, most of them in Hubei province. So far, there have been more than ..