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  • WASHINGTON, March 12- American Airlines Inc, United Airlines and Delta Air Lines Inc on Thursday said they were capping fares for U.S.-bound flights from Europe as U.S. citizens flock to European airports trying to return home after new air travel restrictions ordered by U.S. The White House later said Trump's policy did not prevent Americans from traveling...

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  • The central bank offered $500 billion in a three-month repo operation on Thursday and will offer an additional $500 billion in one-month repo and $500 billion in three-month repo loans on Friday. It comes a day after President Trump said the U.S. Treasury Department will defer tax payments without interest or penalties for certain individuals and...

  • BRUSSELS, March 12- A summit of European Union leaders will go ahead as planned at the end of March but most European Commission staff will be required to work from home from Monday due to the coronavirus outbreak. "The capacity of the Union to take decisions must be upheld," the Council of the European Union, which coordinates EU governments in Brussels, said in a...

  • *China says virus has peaked at epicenter. BEIJING/ WASHINGTON, March 12- Global markets took another hammering on Thursday as alarm over the coronavirus intensified, and governments from Ireland to Italy scrambled to contain the impact of a disease that has infected more than 126,000 people worldwide. Travelers in Europe rushed to board flights to the United...

  • BRUSSELS, March 12- A summit of European Union leaders will go ahead as planned at the end of March, but most European Commission staff will be required to work from home from Monday due to the coronavirus outbreak. At the European Commission, the EU executive, most of its staff will work from home. Around 32,000 people are employed by the European Commission, mainly...

  • FRANKFURT, March 12- The European Central Bank rolled out yet another stimulus package on Thursday to help fight off the coronavirus pandemic but kept some of its powder dry, putting the onus firmly on governments and sending markets into a tailspin. Warning that Europe faced a "major shock" which would disrupt life, ECB chief Christine Lagarde offered a range of...

  • March 11- Policymakers and government leaders have taken a range of approaches to deal with the economic fallout from the coronavirus. The U.S. Treasury Department will defer tax payments without interest or penalties for certain individuals and businesses negatively impacted, aiming to provide more than $200 billion of additional liquidity to the...

  • *China says virus has peaked at epicenter. BEIJING/ WASHINGTON, March 12- Global markets took another hammering on Thursday as alarm over the coronavirus intensified, and governments from Ireland to Italy scrambled to contain the impact of a disease that has infected more than 126,000 people worldwide. Travelers in Europe rushed to board flights to the United...

  • FRANKFURT, March 12- The European Central Bank rolled out yet another stimulus package on Thursday to help fight off the coronavirus pandemic but kept some of its powder dry, putting the onus firmly on governments and disappointing investors who expected more. Warning Europe faced a "major shock" that would disrupt life, ECB chief Christine Lagarde offered a...

  • MADRID/ PARIS, March 12- Weary and confused travellers, many wearing face masks, rushed to board flights from European airports to the United States on Thursday after U.S. "It caused a mass panic," said 20- year-old Anna Grace, a U.S. student on her first trip to Europe who changed her booking to fly home from Madrid's Barajas airport instead of going on to France.

  • FRANKFURT, March 12- The European Central Bank approved fresh stimulus measures on Thursday to help the bloc cope with the "major shock" of coronavirus but left interest rates on hold, dismaying markets, and said euro zone governments must lead the pandemic response. ECB President Christine Lagarde told a news conference the virus would have a "significant...

  • *China says virus has peaked at epicentre. But China, where the disease originated, said its epidemic had peaked and the global spread could be over by June if other nations applied similarly aggressive containment measures as Beijing's communist government. Trump had downplayed risks to the United States during the crisis, but with epidemics ballooning from...

  • *China says virus has peaked at epicentre. But China, where the disease originated, said its epidemic had peaked and the global spread could be over by June if other nations applied similarly aggressive containment measures as Beijing's communist government. Trump had downplayed risks to the United States during the crisis, but with epidemics ballooning from...

  • *China says virus has peaked at epicentre. However, China, where the disease originated, said its epidemic had peaked and the global spread could be over by June if other nations applied similarly aggressive containment measures as Beijing's communist government. Trump had downplayed risks to the United States during the crisis, but with epidemics ballooning...

  • SANTOS, Brazil, March 12- Years of rooting out drugs at the Brazilian seaport of Santos had given customs inspector Oswaldo Dias a good nose for suspicious cargo. "Europe is the destination par excellence," said Dias, who retired late last year from Brazil's Federal Revenue Service. Brazil has become one of the top suppliers of cocaine to Europe, transforming the...

  • Trump's order curbing travel from Europe to the United States, except from Britain, beginning on Friday, could complicate already strained trade ties between Brussels and Washington. EU Trade Commissioner Phil Hogan canceled a scheduled visit to Washington for next week earlier on Wednesday. Trump faulted Brussels for failing to restrict travel from China,...

  • BRUSSELS, March 10- The European Commission has proposed temporarily dropping the rule that airlines operate 80% of scheduled services to retain landing slots as the coronavirus outbreak pummels the global aviation industry. It will relieve the pressure on aviation industry and in particular on smaller airline companies, "Commission President Ursula von...

  • *Slew of carriers cancel flights to and from Italy. *HNA Group, investor in China carriers, in' state of war'. SEOUL/ SYDNEY, March 10- Airlines around the world sank deeper into crisis on Tuesday as the worsening coronavirus epidemic and Italy's lockdown hammered passenger numbers, forced the cancellation of thousands of flights and led to the delaying of plane...

  • BRUSSELS, March 9- European Union leaders will hold emergency talks soon to discuss a joint response to the coronavirus, officials said on Monday, as the bloc's executive considers relaxing state subsidy rules to allow extra public spending. The announcement of the teleconference, likely to take place on Tuesday, came after Italy and France called for Europe-...