USA | Trump hosts governors, claims credit for their performance

President Donald Trump claimed some of the credit yesterday as he congratulated America’s governors for what he said is the “tremendous” yet sometimes difficult job they’re doing leading their

This Day in History | 1990 – Freedom for Nelson Mandela

Leading anti-apartheid campaigner Nelson Mandela has been freed from prison in South Africa after 27 years. His release follows the relaxation of apartheid laws - including lifting the ban on leading

Offbeat | British Airways flight crosses Atlantic in less than five hours

For the first time in years, a commercial passenger plane has flown across the Atlantic in less than five hours. A British Airways flight landed early Sunday morning at Heathrow Airport

Oscars 2020 | Big wins for ‘Parasite’ give awards night an emotional high

Called up to the stage again and again, Bong Joon Ho kept saying he was ready for a drink — “bloody ready.” But the Oscars weren’t bloody ready to stop giving

Virus impacts opening round of AFC’s Asian Champions

  The coronavirus will have an impact on the opening week of the Asian Champions League despite the absence of Chinese clubs. The champions from South Korea and Japan meet in the

Football | Chinese women win again in Olympic qualifying tournament

The Chinese women’s soccer team has won back-to-back games in the Olympic qualifying tournament after spending almost two weeks quarantined in an Australian hotel because of concerns over the coronavirus

The Buzz | Conservationists attacked in refuge for Mexican porpoise

Conservationists on a Sea Shepherd vessel out to protect the endangered vaquita porpoise came under gun fire in the upper Gulf of California over the weekend by men in small

Xi’s absence from Wuhan draws public attention

Chinese President Xi Jinping visited the Chaoyang district in Beijing yesterday, according to state-run media Xinhua, which published photos of Xi wearing a mask and having his temperature taken. The

World Briefs

EU The European Union commissioner for crisis management says the new virus that emerged in China creates a “worrisome” situation that will be discussed during a special meeting of health

World Views | How to navigate your most dangerous decade

Losing a job is almost always traumatic. In your 50s, job loss can be devastating — and devastatingly common. More than half the workers who entered their 50s with stable, full-time

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 – edition no. 3469

  * Koreans rejoice over Oscars win * Global emergency as virus spreads * Coronavirus: Most residents from Macau and Hong Kong are prohibited from entering Taiwan from today * Xi Jinping makes public

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