The United States and Japan flew citizens out of the Chinese city at the epicenter of a new virus outbreak, as the death toll rose sharply to 132 and the first case appeared in the Middle East.
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Trump to sign North American trade pact at White House; key Democrats not invited
U.S. President Donald Trump will sign a new North American trade agreement on Wednesday in an outdoor ceremony at the White House to be attended by about 400 guests - but not the key Democrats who helped secure congressional passage of the deal.
Where the 2020 Democratic presidential hopefuls differ on foreign policy
The Democratic contenders hoping to challenge President Donald Trump in November 2020 all argue the Republican leader's unorthodox foreign policy approach has endangered American interests.
Buoyed by company earnings, world markets look past virus
Global markets showed more signs of stabilisation on Wednesday as investors looked past China's coronavirus outbreak and moved back into shares from safe-haven assets such as the yen and German bonds.
L Brands CEO in talks to step aside and sell Victoria's Secret: WSJ
Victoria's Secret-owner L Brands Chief Executive Officer Leslie Wexner is in talks to step aside from the role and is exploring strategic alternatives for the lingerie brand, the Wall street Journal reported on Wednesday.
Where the Purdue Pharma-Sackler legal saga stands
OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP and its controlling Sackler family have been negotiating with cities, counties and states on a proposed settlement worth an estimated $10 billion to resolve more than 2,600 lawsuits alleging they helped fuel the U.S. opioid crisis.
Trump leaps into Middle East fray with peace plan that Palestinians denounce
U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday proposed creating a Palestinian state as part of a Middle East peace plan, drawing Palestinian condemnation for imposing strict conditions and agreeing to let Israel maintain control of long-contested West Bank settlements.
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