UPDATE 3-Trump says WHO is China-centric, 'really blew it' on coronavirus
WASHINGTON, April 7 (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump sharply criticized the World Health Organization on Tuesday, accusing it of being too focused on China and issuing bad advice during the new coronavirus outbreak and saying he would put a hold on U.S. funding for the agency.
Asian shares step back, oil rebounds in volatile trade
SYDNEY/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Asian stocks stepped back on Wednesday after two sessions of sharp gains as investors turned wary on getting too optimistic about the coronavirus while death tolls were still mounting across the globe.
Alaska's RavnAir may face bankruptcy fight over jets grounded by coronavirus
ANCHORAGE (Reuters) - Alaska's North Slope Borough government has moved to seize the assets of RavnAir Group after it declared bankruptcy due to the coronavirus, aiming to protect its region's air service but also setting up a potential legal battle with the airline's lender.
FOREX-Dollar creeps higher as virus worries return
SINGAPORE, April 8 (Reuters) - The dollar found a footing on Wednesday as investors returned to safe-havens, unwinding some risk currency gains made on hopes the coronavirus crisis in Europe and New York was slowing.
U.S. oil state senators to talk crude markets with Saudi officials Saturday: source
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican U.S. senators who have introduced a bill that would remove U.S. defense systems and troops in Saudi Arabia unless it cuts oil output will hold a call with the kingdom's officials on Saturday, a source familiar with the planning said on Tuesday.
Long lines and frustration as Wisconsinites vote during coronavirus pandemic
MILWAUKEE (Reuters) - Despite a last-minute court battle and a stay-at-home order, thousands of Wisconsin voters on Tuesday braved the coronavirus outbreak to wait 6 feet (1.8 m) apart in lines for hours and cast ballots in the state's presidential primary and local elections.
U.S. firms lobby to keep working in Mexico despite coronavirus curbs
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - U.S. business lobbies are pressuring Mexico's government to label certain industries "essential" so that strict health emergency measures aimed at containing the spread of the coronavirus in Mexico do not halt key operations on both sides of the border.
Court throws out rape, trafficking charges against leader of Mexico-based church
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A California appeals court on Tuesday threw out criminal charges including rape and human trafficking against the leader of a Mexico-based church, ruling he was denied his right to a speedy preliminary hearing in the high-profile case.The ruling appears to mean that Naason Joaquin Garcia, head and self-styled apostle of the Guadalajara-based evangelical church La Luz del Mundo (Light of the World), must be released from custody.
UPDATE 4-Canada to press U.S. further on medical supplies, Trudeau says
OTTAWA, April 7 (Reuters) - Canada will keep up efforts to persuade the United States not to block the export of medical supplies to fight the coronavirus, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Tuesday, while the energy-producing province of Alberta warned of an economic disaster.
Airbnb's new $1 billion investment comes at lower valuation: sources
(Reuters) - Airbnb Inc's new $1 billion investment from private equity firms Silver Lake and Sixth Street Partners has terms that imply a reduced valuation of the home rental company, people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.
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