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  • In this photo taken on February 6, 2020, a worker of the Songyo Knitwear Factory in Pyongyang produces masks for protection against the new coronavirus.

    North Korea has reportedly quarantined 380 foreigners as part of efforts to prevent the coronavirus outbreak.

  • Doctors in medical masks and protective suits at the Munsu-dong diplomatic compound in North Korea amid the COVID-19 outbreak.

    Some South Korean media outlets have reported multiple cases and possible deaths from the virus in North Korea, but there has been no independent verification.

  • HUAWEI VICE PRESIDENT JOHN SUFFOLK SAYS ABSOLUTELY DENIES NORTH KOREA ALLEGATIONS.

  • HUAWEI VICE PRESIDENT JOHN SUFFOLK ASKED ABOUT NORTH KOREA ALLEGATIONS, SAYS COMPANY IS RIGOROUS ON TRADE COMPLIANCE.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 13- U.S. prosecutors on Thursday accused Huawei of stealing trade secrets and helping Iran track protesters in its latest indictment against the Chinese company, escalating the U.S. battle with the world's largest telecommunications equipment maker. Among other accusations, it says Huawei installed surveillance equipment in Iran that was used...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 13- U.S. prosecutors on Thursday accused Huawei of stealing trade secrets and helping Iran track protesters in its latest indictment against the Chinese company, escalating the U.S. battle with the world's largest telecommunications equipment maker. Among other accusations, it says Huawei installed surveillance equipment in Iran that was used...

  • It also contains new allegations about the company's involvement in countries subject to sanctions, such as Iran and North Korea. "The indictment paints a damning portrait of an illegitimate organization that lacks any regard for the law," U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee chairman Richard Burr and vice chairman Mark Warner said in a joint statement.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 13- The U.S. government on Thursday added fresh charges to its case against Chinese smartphone maker Huawei Technologies Co that has angered China and hurt U.S.-Chinese diplomatic relations. It also contains new allegations about the company's involvement in countries subject to sanctions, such as Iran and North Korea. Huawei, the world's...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 13- The U.S. government on Thursday filed a superseding indictment against the Chinese smartphone maker Huawei Technologies Co and its Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou. The indictment was filed in the federal court in Brooklyn, New York. It also contains new allegations about the company's involvement in countries subject to sanctions, such...

  • *China's death toll reached 1,367 as of the end of Wednesday, up 254 from the previous day, the country's National Health Commission said on Thursday. Across mainland China, there were 15,152 new confirmed infections on Wednesday, bringing the total number to 59,805, it said. *The surge on Wednesday came a day after China reported its lowest number of new cases in...

  • Across mainland China, there were 15,152 new confirmed infections on Wednesday, bringing the total number to 59,805, it said. *The surge on Wednesday came a day after China reported its lowest number of new cases in two weeks, bolstering a forecast by Beijing's senior medical adviser that the epidemic will end by April. *Cruise ship MS Westerdam docked in Cambodia...

  • *China's Hubei province reported a record 242 deaths as of Wednesday, bringing the toll to 1,310. Daily new cases in the province jumped to 14,840, up from 1,638, the fastest rise. *The surge came a day after China reported its lowest number of new cases in two weeks, bolstering a forecast by Beijing's senior medical adviser that the epidemic will end by April.

  • *China's Hubei province reported a record 242 deaths as of Wednesday, bringing the toll to 1,310. Daily new cases in the province jumped to 14,840, up from 1,638, the fastest rise. *The surge came a day after China reported its lowest number of new cases in two weeks, bolstering a forecast by Beijing's senior medical adviser that the epidemic will end by April.

  • *Paju protests seek end to ban; no change yet signalled by Seoul. PAJU, South Korea, Feb 5- For the first time in 10 years, Kong Ji- ye's chocolate-making machines sit idle in Paju city, near the demilitarized zone that separates the two Koreas. But four months ago Seoul halted all DMZ tours in a bid to stop the spread of African swine fever from the North- the disease can be...

  • SEOUL, Jan 24- South Korea's push to resume tourism with the North is aimed at resetting border ties, but must overcome Pyongyang's scepticism and chart a careful course around U.S. efforts to pressure leader Kim Jong- un into eliminating his nuclear arsenal. Seoul says the United States knows of its plans, and South Korean officials are seeking to sound out...

  • A source familiar with the draft proposal said the tentative list of nations included Belarus, Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar, Nigeria, Sudan and Tanzania. Officials from the White House, Department of Homeland Security and the State Department have declined to comment on the planned expansion of the travel ban. Under the current version of the ban, citizens of...

  • *Cases in Thailand, U.S., Taiwan, South Korea, Japan. *Outbreak center of Wuhan says citizens should not leave city. The previously unknown coronavirus strain is believed to have emerged from illegally traded wildlife at an animal market in the central city of Wuhan.

  • *Cases in Thailand, U.S., Taiwan, South Korea, Japan. *Outbreak center of Wuhan closes transport networks. The previously unknown coronavirus strain is believed to have emerged from an animal market in the central city of Wuhan, and is suspected by Chinese officials to originate from illegally traded wildlife.

  • *Infections in China surpass 470, with 17 dead. *Cases in Thailand, U.S., Taiwan, South Korea, Japan. The previously unknown and contagious coronavirus strain emerged from the central city of Wuhan, with cases now detected as far away as the United States.

  • The virus has spread around China to major cities such as Beijing, Shanghai, Macau and Hong Kong, with 473 cases confirmed in the country. >China virus deaths rise to nine, alarm heightens. >Singapore starts screening all China flights.