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OPEC calls for big production cut, but will Russia agree?

OPEC calls for big production cut, but will Russia agree?

VIENNA — The OPEC oil cartel is calling for a deep production cut to keep crude prices from falling further as disruption to global business from the coronavirus slashes demand from air travel and industry.

China-made phones, tablets tainted by coerced Uighur labour

NANCHANG, China — In a lively Muslim quarter of Nanchang city, a sprawling Chinese factory turns out computer screens, cameras and fingerprint scanners for a supplier to international tech giants such as Apple and Lenovo.
China's virus slowdown offers hope for global containment

China's virus slowdown offers hope for global containment

The slowdown in coronavirus cases out of China offers a sliver of hope that the global outbreak can be controlled, but whether that can happen anytime soon without drastic measures remains to be seen, public health authorities say.

Virus fears will postpone Miami's Ultra music festival

MIAMI — Fears of the new coronavirus have led to postponement of the three-day Ultra electronic dance music festival in Miami, city officials said Thursday.

Virus impacting Hawaii economy through events, tourism

HONOLULU — A spate of cancelled events and falling visitor numbers from abroad indicate the economic impact Hawaii is experiencing due to the spread of the virus that causes the disease called COVID-19.
Airstrike in northwest Syria kills 15 ahead of Moscow summit

Airstrike in northwest Syria kills 15 ahead of Moscow summit

BEIRUT — An airstrike on a rebel-held village in northwest Syria hit a poultry farm where several displaced families were sheltering early Thursday, killing at least 15 people including children while wounding several others, opposition activists sai
Pérez de Cuéllar, Peruvian two-term UN chief, dies at 100

Pérez de Cuéllar, Peruvian two-term UN chief, dies at 100

LIMA, Peru — Javier Pérez de Cuéllar, the two-term United Nations secretary-general who brokered a historic cease-fire between Iran and Iraq in 1988 and who in later life came out of retirement to help re-establish democracy in his Peruvian homeland,
Ex-wrestler sues University of Michigan over doc's assaults

Ex-wrestler sues University of Michigan over doc's assaults

DETROIT — A man who was a college wrestler in the 1980s sued the University of Michigan on Wednesday, alleging that a school doctor molested him dozens of times despite the university knowing that he was a threat to athletes. The lawsuit in U.S.
'Bob Durst killed his wife,' prosecutor says at his trial

'Bob Durst killed his wife,' prosecutor says at his trial

LOS ANGELES — Robert Durst has never been charged in the 1982 New York disappearance of his wife Kathie Durst, who was later declared dead despite no body being found, but on Wednesday a prosecutor in a Los Angeles courtroom repeatedly told a jury th
Brian Urlacher's brother pleads not guilty in gambling case

Brian Urlacher's brother pleads not guilty in gambling case

CHICAGO — Casey Urlacher, the brother of Chicago Bears Hall of Fame linebacker Brian Urlacher, pleaded not guilty Wednesday to federal charges alleging he was part of an offshore sports gambling business.