February 12, 2020

Fourteenth American diagnosed with new coronavirus after CDC warned spread was ‘likely’

Tomohiro Ohsumi/Getty Images (NEW YORK) -- A 14th American has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, hours after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned the spread of the disease in the U.S. was "likely." The person who tested positive was one of those evacuated from Wuhan, China, where the disease first emerged, on a flight that landed in California on Feb. 7, according to the CDC. It is the second person at the San Diego military base to test positive for the disease, but o..
February 12, 2020

Mobile World Congress canceled amid coronavirus fears

mrtom-UK/iStock(BARCELONA, Spain) -- The coronavirus, declared a global health emergency, has led to the cancellation of one of the most-attended yearly global tech conferences, Mobile World Congress. 'With due regard to the safe and healthy environment in Barcelona and the host country today, the GSMA has cancelled MWC Barcelona 2020 because the global concern regarding the coronavirus outbreak, travel concern and other circumstances, make it impossible for the GSMA to hold the event," the..
February 12, 2020

US, Taliban nearing deal to reduce violence, finalize talks that would lead to American withdrawal

KeithBinns/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- The U.S. and Taliban are close to finalizing an agreement to reduce violence in Afghanistan, which would open the door to a historic deal on the U.S. military presence there, according to U.S. and Taliban officials. Unable to secure a full ceasefire from the Taliban, American negotiators had instead been demanding the militant group agree to a formal "reduction in violence" before moving ahead on an agreement that the two sides had come close to finalizing in Sep..
February 12, 2020

Novel coronavirus continues to spread on cruise ship quarantined at sea in Japan

Tomohiro Ohsumi/Getty Images(LONDON) -- Dozens more people aboard a cruise ship quarantined at sea in Japan have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, officials said. By Wednesday, at least 174 people among the 3,711 guests and crew members on board the Diamond Princess cruise ship have tested positive for the disease since the cruise ship docked in the Japanese port of Yokohama on Feb. 3. One quarantine officer has also been infected, according to Japan's Ministry of Health, Labor and..