Wuhan in lockdown as residents barred from leaving Chinese city stricken by coronavirus – video

Authorities have shut down public transport and airports to prevent Wuhan’s 11 million residents from leaving the city as they look to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Police have been seen patrolling railway stations and setting up roadblocks Coronavirus: panic and anger in Wuhan as China orders city into lockdown Storage Data Tech

Davos 2020: Mnuchin and Javid to meet over Huawei 5G fears – business live | Business

2.59am EST02:59 Mnuchin adds that people who call for fossil fuel divestment should remember there are significant economic issues, issues with jobs. Many economies are transitioning to a lower-emissions economy. Eugene Scalia says that pensioners could suffer if there is a sudden divestment of fossil fuel assets. 2.55am EST02:55 Mnuchin slaps down Thunberg’s fossil fuel […]

Florida’s swing voters shrug off Trump impeachment: ‘I’m not driven by it’ | US news

In Florida’s renowned I-4 corridor, as everywhere else across the country, the all-consuming spectacle of Donald Trump’s impeachment trial is playing out on every television station, on radio and online. But in this place where millions of swing voters provide one of the nation’s most authentic barometers of any White House hopeful’s political standing, there […]

16 people under observation after contact with US coronavirus patient

WASHINGTON: At least 16 people had close contact with a Washington state man diagnosed as the first US case of the coronavirus and are being monitored for the illness that has killed 17 people in China and sickened hundreds more, local officials said. The patient, a 30-year-old man, is doing well and may be released from […]

‘The worst has yet to come,’ analyst says of China coronavirus outbreak

The severity of the rapidly spreading coronavirus outbreak in China that’s claimed more than a dozen lives is still unknown, and the extent of its spread will only be clearer after the Lunar New Year holidays, said David Roche of Independent Strategy said on Thursday. Hundreds of millions of Chinese will traveling during the week-long […]

Passengers from China’s Wuhan arriving in Rome checked for coronavirus: airport spokesman

MILAN (Reuters) – Passengers on a China Southern Airlines flight from the Chinese city of Wuhan arriving at Rome’s Fiumicino airport early on Thursday were checked for signs of coronavirus, an airport spokesman said. The check on the 202 passengers and crew was the first since Italian health authorities ordered special control measures to prevent […]

Coronavirus outbreak could ‘significantly affect’ travel to Australia

The Sun Princess cruise ship arriving into Penneshaw on January 19, 2020 in Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island, Australia. Rocket Weijers | Getty Images for Princess Cruises The coronavirus outbreak in China could “significantly affect” Australia’s travel sector, particularly if restrictions are imposed on international travel to stem the virus’ spread, according to Moody’s. The mysterious coronavirus […]

World leaders rally in Jerusalem against anti-Semitism

JERUSALEM — Dozens of world leaders descended upon Jerusalem on Thursday for the largest-ever gathering focused on commemorating the Holocaust and combating modern-day anti-Semitism. Russian President Vladimir Putin, French President Emmanuel Macron, Britain’s Prince Charles, Vice-President Mike Pence and the presidents of Germany, Italy and Austria were among the more than 40 dignitaries attending the […]

Stephen Colbert sums up day 2 of the Trump impeachment trial

Republican Senator Rand Paul kept flipping to his crossword, Senator James Risch seemed to fall asleep at 5:30 p.m., Senator Tom Cotton had a glass of milk, and Democratic Rep. Hakeem Jeffries quoted Notorious B.I.G.’s ‘Juicy.’  The second day of Trump’s impeachment trial was full of weird details that will certainly add color to future […]

Chinese city uses surveillance tech to shame citizens for wearing pajamas outside

A man wearing pyjamas out in Shanghai. This practice has come under scrutiny in the Chinese city of Suzhou.  JOHANNES EISELE/GETTY Leaving the house in your pajamas to get groceries. We’ve all done it. But it’s uncivilized behavior, according to bureaucrats in the Chinese city of Suzhou. To shame its citizens out of such barbarity, […]