Concern about the spread of coronavirus outside China grew with sharp rises in infections. In Italy, a third infected person died, while the number of cases jumped to more than 150 from three before Friday. South Korea raised its infectious disease alert to its highest level.
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G20 finance heads eye impact of coronavirus outbreak on growth, see modest pickup
Finance chiefs of the world's top 20 economies vowed to monitor the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on global growth and act if needed, as they said loose monetary policy and easing trade tensions would prompt a pick-up in 2020 and 2021.
Astros, Red Sox, Major League Baseball urge dismissal of sign-stealing lawsuit
The Houston Astros, the Boston Red Sox and Major League Baseball asked a U.S. judge to dismiss a proposed class-action lawsuit by DraftKings participants who said the teams' electronic sign-stealing distorted fantasy baseball contests they wagered on.
Argentina's talks with IMF moving 'in the right direction': Mnuchin
U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Sunday welcomed Argentina's talks with the International Monetary Fund after the heavily indebted Latin American country said it would launch consultations that could lead to a new funding program.
Iran announces low poll turnout, blames coronavirus 'propaganda'
Iran on Sunday announced a 42% turnout in its parliamentary election, the lowest rate since the 1979 Islamic revolution, while its top leader said Tehran's enemies played up the new coronavirus threat to dissuade people from voting.
Exclusive: If Lebanon needs financial aid, France will be there, finmin says
France is ready to support Lebanon financially - bilaterally or multilaterally - its finance minister said on Sunday, warning against mixing economic recovery in the small Mediterranean state with U.S.-led efforts to counter Iran in the region.
Pope appears to give thumbs down to Trump's Mideast peace plan
Pope Francis on Sunday warned against "inequitable solutions" to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, saying they would only be a prelude to new crises, in an apparent reference to U.S. President Donald Trump's Middle East peace proposal.
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