TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan is not making any preparations to postpone the 2020 Summer Olympics, the government’s top spokesman said on Wednesday, stressing Tokyo’s resolve to host the event as scheduled despite the widening coronavirus outbreak. FILE PHOTO: A man wearing a protective mask, following an outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), walks in front
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LONDON (Reuters) – Panic buying by British shoppers escalated on Wednesday with shelves stripped bare by alarmed customers hoarding for the coronavirus isolation, prompting Tesco and Sainsbury’s to restrict purchases. Shoppers queue at a supermarket, as the number of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases grow around the world, in London, Britain March 18, 2020. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez
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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s YouTube, Facebook Inc and Twitter Inc warned on Monday that more videos and other content could be erroneously removed for policy violations, as the companies empty offices and rely on automated takedown software during the coronavirus pandemic. FILE PHOTO: Silhouettes of mobile device users are seen next to a
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Joe Biden rolled to blowout victories in Tuesday’s three Democratic presidential primaries, expanding his lead in the race to challenge President Donald Trump in November and increasing pressure on rival Bernie Sanders to end his campaign. Biden was projected by Edison Research and television networks to win Arizona after he crushed Sanders
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(Reuters) – The U.S. Federal Reserve on Tuesday acted to ensure companies can continue paying workers and buying supplies through the coronavirus epidemic, as top officials scrambled through the day to broaden efforts to blunt the economic fallout from the health crisis. The Fed in the morning announced it would reopen the so-called Commercial Paper
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ATHENS (Reuters) – The International Olympic Committee is putting the health of elite athletes at risk by telling them to continue training for the Tokyo 2020 Games as the coronavirus rages, reigning Olympic pole vault champion Katerina Stefanidi told Reuters on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: Athletics – World Athletics Championships – Doha 2019 – Women’s Pole
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SAN DIEGO (Reuters) – Former U.S. Representative Duncan Hunter, who pleaded guilty to a charge of campaign finance fraud, was sentenced on Tuesday to 11 months in federal prison in a corruption case that ended the California Republican’s once-promising political career. U.S. ex-congressman Duncan Hunter leaves a federal court after being sentenced to 11 months
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Municipality workers in protective suits disinfect entrance of Taksim metro station, due to coronavirus disease (COVID-19) concerns, in central Istanbul, Turkey, March 17, 2020. REUTERS/Kemal Aslan ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkey confirmed early on Wednesday its first death related to the coronavir1us and the country more than doubled its confirmed cases to 98, from 47 a
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) will only receive vital supplies at its U.S. and UK warehouses until April 5, its latest move to free up inventory space for medical and household goods in high demand as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. The change does not mean that Amazon will stop selling non-essential
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