Coronavirus outbreak

Kuwait, Bahrain confirm first coronavirus cases

The infection has now spread to seven Middle Eastern countries, with more than 79,000 cases worldwide.

Haiti's unnatural disasters

The magnitude 7.0 earthquake that devastated Haiti 10 years ago continues to have consequences today.

Asian stocks, currencies fall sharply as coronavirus cases surge

Asian stocks, currencies fall sharply as coronavirus cases surge

Investors flock to gold and the US dollar after South Korea, Italy and Iran report a surge in new virus cases.

Don't forget us in trade talks with EU, UK service providers say

Don't forget us in trade talks with EU, UK service providers say

As UK leader Boris Johnson holds trade talks with the EU and US on post-Brexit terms, UK's budget may need higher taxes.

Millions of Chinese firms, still lacking funds, could close down

Millions of Chinese firms, still lacking funds, could close down

Many of China's small businesses say they are unable to access funds as the virus outbreak dents revenue and operations.

Will Trump's 'public charge' rule keep poor migrants out of US?
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Will Trump's 'public charge' rule keep poor migrants out of US?

The expanded rule makes immigrants ineligible for US entry or legal status if they receive public benefits.