China stepped up measures to contain a virus that has killed 25 people and infected more than 800, with public transport suspensions in 10 cities.
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Biden leads, while others gain momentum in bid for 2020 nomination: Reuters/Ipsos poll
Former Vice President Joe Biden leads other candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination, while several others appeared to be gaining momentum in their bid for the White House, according to a Reuters/Ipsos national opinion poll released on Thursday.
Probe into fatal Australia bushfire plane crash complicated by dangers
Australian officials were working on Friday to extricate the bodies of three U.S. firefighters from a plane that crashed in remote bushland, as the area's "active" bushfire status complicated an investigation into the accident.
Pentagon could start global troop rebalance this year, Esper says
U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper suggested on Thursday he could be ready to start a highly anticipated global force repositioning this year as part of an effort to refocus the Pentagon on challenges from China and Russia.
Shares hold ground as China virus fears persist; euro hits seven-week low after ECB
Asian shares held their ground on Friday as trade slowed for the Lunar New Year, despite investors fears that a new coronavirus in China could spread faster as millions of people would be traveling over the week-long holiday.
Exclusive: Trump to sign USMCA trade deal Wednesday at the White House - source
U.S. President Donald Trump will sign a trade pact between the United States, Mexico and Canada on Wednesday during a ceremony at the White House, an administration official told Reuters on Thursday.
Mexican security forces detain 800 Central American migrants
Mexican authorities on Thursday adopted tougher measures against Central American migrants, detaining 800 of them who had entered Mexico illegally from Guatemala intending to reach the border with the United States.
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