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Global Cases Climb; Korea Infections Top 1,000: Virus Update

Global Cases Climb; Korea Infections Top 1,000: Virus Update More (Bloomberg) — The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned Americans to prepare for a potential coronavirus outbreak at home, while mounting cases across the Middle East, Europe and Asia sparked concern the outbreak is widening into a pandemic. ... Read More »

The Double-Act That Wants to Take Over Germany

(Bloomberg Opinion) — When two people gang up, it’s usually bad news for the third. So it was on Tuesday morning in the race to become the next boss of Germany’s Christian Democratic Union, the center-right party of Angela Merkel, which is indirectly also a campaign to replace her as ... Read More »

Who won the Democratic debate? Our panelists' verdict

<figcaption class="C($c-fuji-grey-h) Fz(13px) Py(5px) Lh(1.5)" title="Photograph: Win McNamee/Getty Images” data-reactid=”11″> Photograph: Win McNamee/Getty Images More ‘Warren dominated the mic and Sanders held his ground’ Oh yeah, man. Let’s get into it. Let’s dive into the issues that other debate moderators have not yet dared to approach so far. Questions such ... Read More »

Sanders takes hits while gaining spotlight as front-runner

Democratic presidential candidates, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., left, and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., right, participate in a Democratic presidential primary debate at the Gaillard Center, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, in Charleston, S.C., co-hosted by CBS News and the Congressional Black Caucus Institute. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Democrats ... Read More »

Analysis: Sanders learns what it's like to be a front-runner

Democratic presidential candidates Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks during a Democratic presidential primary debate at the Gaillard Center, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, in Charleston, S.C., co-hosted by CBS News and the Congressional Black Caucus Institute. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Bernie Sanders has spent much of his career ... Read More »

Boris Johnson and the EU Are Talking Past Each Other, Again

(Bloomberg) — When Boris Johnson’s top Brexit negotiator went to Brussels to deliver a stinging speech full of threats and allegations last week, his target was the officials who run the European Union. The problem is, they couldn’t believe he really meant it. The rematch of Britain versus the bloc ... Read More »

Moderates just blew their best shot to stop Bernie Sanders

<figcaption class="C($c-fuji-grey-h) Fz(13px) Py(5px) Lh(1.5)" title="Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA” data-reactid=”11″> Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA More Who is the happy warrior? Apparently not a single one of the seven Democratic candidates locked in a doom-laden downward spiral in the final debate before Super Tuesday. The last Democrat to win the presidency ... Read More »

Sanders, Bloomberg Draw Fire as Debate Asks Who Can Beat Trump

(Bloomberg) — Democrats running for president ripped into two of their own in the last debate before Super Tuesday, saying that nominating either front-runner Bernie Sanders or the best-funded candidate Michael Bloomberg would all but guarantee Donald Trump’s re-election.It’s a grim prescription for a party that still can’t believe it ... Read More »

House and Senate Dems split over Sanders

With an assist from Heather Caygle HEART BERN — Bernie Sanders’ foreign policy is causing some serious consternation in the Democratic party. The most recent example was his praise for some of Fidel Castro’s policies, which is basically like touching the “third-rail” of politics in Florida and prompted immediate pushback ... Read More »

Merkel’s Last Chapter Threatened by Party Takeover Battle

Merkel’s Last Chapter Threatened by Party Takeover Battle More (Bloomberg) — The race to succeed Angela Merkel as German chancellor is set to heat up on Tuesday when three of the front-runners outline their plans to pull her beleaguered Christian Democratic Union out of a political tailspin. The start of ... Read More »

Tuesday morning news briefing: Shaming of Weinstein

Harvey Weinstein arrives at Manhattan Supreme Court to learn his fate – UPI/ALAMY   More If you want to receive twice-daily briefings like this by email, sign up to the Front Page newsletter here. For two-minute audio updates, try The Briefing – on podcasts, smart speakers and WhatsApp. Hollywood titan felled in an era-defining ... Read More »

Syrian father teaches daughter to laugh when the bombs fall

In this Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020 photo, Abdullah Mohammed plays with his daughter, three-year-old Salwa inside a house he recently fled to, near the Syrian-Turkish border, in Sarmada, Syria. Mohammed would do anything for his daughter, even if that means forcing himself to laugh with her at the sound of ... Read More »

Germany Fears That the Center Will Not Hold

(Bloomberg Opinion) — It’s long been obvious that one of Germany’s formerly grand centrist parties, the left-leaning SPD, is in decline. But another and even grander centrist bloc, the Christian Democratic Union of Chancellor Angela Merkel, had hopes of avoiding that fate, by defending the hallowed middle ground in politics. Suddenly, ... Read More »

Democrats unload on Sanders in likely debate preview

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks during First in the South Dinner, Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, in Charleston, S.C. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Bernie Sanders is facing the greatest test of his presidential campaign as his Democratic rivals prepare to launch a series of attacks ... Read More »

In SC, Buttigieg faces black voters wary of a gay candidate

Democratic presidential candidate former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg marches with demonstrators calling for a union and $15 minimum wage at McDonald’s, Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, in Charleston, S.C. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina state Sen. Gerald Malloy is fine with a gay presidential candidate ... Read More »

Trump's India visit moves from pomp to trade, military talks

U.S. President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi shake hands before their meeting at Hyderabad House in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) NEW DELHI (AP) — President Donald Trump’s two-day visit to India turned to substance Tuesday after opening with a heavy dose ... Read More »

UN envoy urges Somalia's leaders to work together

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. envoy for Somalia urged the country’s leaders on Monday to take “bold steps” to ensure that 2020 sets the fragile Horn of Africa country on a trajectory to peace and stability, not more political division and increasing extremism. James Swan said Somalia and its ... Read More »

Three-way gavel battle to lead Appropriations

With an assist from Sarah Ferris and Melanie Zanona THREE-WAY GAVEL BATTLE — House Democrats won’t pick their appropriations chair until after the November elections, but the contest has already set off intense jockeying behind the scenes. Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) is widely seen as the frontrunner, but Rep. Debbie ... Read More »

Virus-hit China postpones parliament for first time in decades

Top Communist Party leaders including President Xi Jinping attend each year’s gathering of the National People’s Congress (AFP Photo/GREG BAKER) Beijing (AFP) – China decided Monday to postpone its annual parliament session for the first time since the Cultural Revolution, as the country battles the coronavirus outbreak. Top Communist Party ... Read More »

China postpones key political meeting because of virus

In this photo taken Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, a chef looks out from behind a display of food products at a restaurant in Beijing, China. Regulators on Monday promised tax cuts and other aid to help companies recover from China’s virus outbreak and expressed confidence the ruling Communist Party’s growth ... Read More »

Merkel’s Party Seeks Way Out of Crisis After Hamburg Failure

(Bloomberg) — Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union is trying to pick up the pieces after a state election defeat in Hamburg drove home public alarm over divisions in Germany’s leading party. Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, the CDU chairwoman who shocked the party by scrapping ambitions to replace Merkel as chancellor, will ... Read More »

IrisGuard EyePay® Partner with Egypt Post and UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency Enabling Aid Cash Transfer to Refugees

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="LONDON, Feb. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — IrisGuard UK Ltd, the world leading Iris-based financial payment platform, announced the deployment of its revolutionary EyePay®&nbsp;Cash mobile platform enabling refugees in Egypt to receive their financial aid assistance via iris identification in partnership with Egypt National ... Read More »

Iran news agency: Death toll from new virus in Qom is at 50

Pedestrians wear masks to help guard against the Coronavirus, in downtown Tehran, Iran, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020. On Sunday Iran’s health ministry raised the death toll from the new virus to 8 people in the country, amid concerns that clusters there, as well as in Italy and South Korea, could ... Read More »

Trump hails India at stadium rally packed with thousands

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and U.S. President Donald Trump arrive to attend Namaste Trump event at Sardar Patel Stadium in Ahmedabad, India, Monday, Feb. 24, 2020. India poured on the pageantry with a joyful, colorful welcome for President Donald Trump on Monday that kicks off a whirlwind 36-hour visit ... Read More »

The Coronavirus Is Starting to Go Global

(Bloomberg Opinion) — For a time, it looked like our defenses might hold.  The extraordinary lockdown of China’s Hubei province over the past month had at times appeared to be halting the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus. For much of that period, new cases outside China were running at just a ... Read More »