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As coronavirus looms over Olympics, Japan PM urges 2-week curbs on sports events

As coronavirus looms over Olympics, Japan PM urges 2-week curbs on sports events

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday called for sports and cultural events to be scrapped or curtailed for two weeks as the country battles to stem coronavirus contagion amid mounting concerns ...

Deadline looms for agreement on Swiss-EU ties

Deadline looms for agreement on Swiss-EU ties

Swiss ties with the European Union, its biggest trading partner, face a critical test this week as Brussels decides whether the two sides have made enough progress on a stalled draft treaty ...

Rain looms as search for California wildfire missing continues

Rain looms as search for California wildfire missing continues

Emergency services renewed their search through charred wreckage of California's deadliest ever wildfire for the nearly 1,000 people still unaccounted for ...

Profit pain looms for Saudi banks with costs at 7-yr high

Profit pain looms for Saudi banks with costs at 7-yr high

Nine of 12 Saudi banks reported Q1 profit that beat estimates; bad loan provision, cost of funding seen rising amid oil slump ...