Day: March 7, 2020

China’s Exports Slump as Anti-virus Controls Close Factories

BEIJING – China’s exports fell by double digits in January and February as anti-virus controls closed factories, while imports sank by a smaller margin.

Exports tumbled 17.2% from a year earlier to $292.4 billion, a sharp reverse from December’s 7.8% …

Posted in Market March 7, 2020

Philippine Clashes Leave 14 Militants, 4 Soldiers Dead

MANILA – Philippine troops have killed at least 14 Muslim militants aligned with the Islamic State group in a weeklong offensive in a southern province that also left four soldiers dead, a regional military commander said Saturday.

Lt. Gen. Cirilito …

China Rejects Report It Fired Laser at US Navy Plane

BEIJING – China’s Defense Ministry says a report one of its navy ships fired a laser last month at a U.S. Navy surveillance plane circling overhead does not accord with reality.

The report last month was the latest accusation that …

First Case of Virus Found in Cambodian

PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA – A 38-year-old man in Siem Reap is the first Cambodian diagnosed with the coronavirus, the Health Ministry announced Saturday.

The development prompted the Cambodian government’s decision to close schools in the provincial capital for two weeks …

Posted in Health March 7, 2020