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UK demands the public wear face coverings in shops

Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 14th - 4:09am

Britain’s government will demand people wear face coverings in shops as it seeks to clarify its message after weeks of prevarication amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Huawei posts 13.1% revenue growth amid pandemic, sanctions

Zen Soo, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 14th - 3:06am

Huawei Technologies reported Tuesday that its revenue grew 13.1% in the first half of the year compared with a year earlier, despite sanctions from the U.S and challenges from the coronavirus pandemic.

Satellite images show Ethiopia dam reservoir swelling

Cara Anna, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 14th - 2:39am

New satellite imagery shows the reservoir behind Ethiopia’s disputed hydroelectric dam beginning to fill, but an analyst says it’s likely due to seasonal rains instead of government action.

Update on the latest in business:

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 14th - 1:53am

Shares fell in Asia today as skepticism set in about the recent upward momentum in global markets given rising confirmed coronavirus cases and percolating tensions between the U.S. and China.

UK reportedly poised to backtrack on Huawei inclusion in 5G

Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 14th - 1:36am

The British government is reportedly poised to backtrack on plans to give Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei a limited role in the U.K.‘s new high-speed mobile phone network, a decision with broad implications for relations between the two countries.

Quarantine loopholes bring fresh efforts to fight outbreaks

Dennis Passa and Elaine Kurtenbach, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 14th - 12:53am

An Australian state is toughening its punishments for anyone caught violating coronavirus quarantines, including jailing rule breakers for up to six months — a warning that follows rising virus cases worldwide and violations of restrictions that are now being further tightened.

Global shares drop on jitters over virus, China-US friction

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 14th - 12:46am

Global shares fell Tuesday as skepticism set in about the recent upward momentum in global markets given rising confirmed coronavirus cases and percolating tensions between the U.S. and China.

UK economic bounceback falls short of V-shaped recovery hope

Pan Pylas, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 14th - 12:34am

The British economy grew by far less than anticipated during May, dampening hopes that the recovery from what is set to be one of the country's deepest recessions in centuries will be rapid.

Widow of ex-Korean Air boss convicted of assaulting workers

Kim Tong-Hyung, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 14th - 12:29am

The widow of the former Korean Air chairman received a suspended prison sentence Tuesday for assault and other abuses of her chauffeur, security guard and other employees in a case that extended a bizarre legal saga surrounding the company’s founding family.

The Latest: Israel confirms record-high 1,681 new cases

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 14th - 12:13am

Israel’s Health Ministry says the country has confirmed 1,681 new coronavirus cases, a record high.

Asia Today: Another spike brings India past 900,000 cases

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 13th - 11:28pm

India's number of coronavirus cases jumped by another 28,000 on Tuesday and are fast approaching 1 million.

Sailors fighting to save burning San Diego warship

Julie Watson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 13th - 11:18pm

Hundreds of sailors are fighting to save a Navy warship ravaged by fire while the military prepares for the worst: The USS Bonhomme Richard going down in flames, and its million gallons of oil on board spilling into San Diego harbor, resulting in a major environmental disaster.

Indian leader's virus fund won't disclose donors, payments

Sheikh Saaliq, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 13th - 10:22pm

Bejon Misra responded quickly to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s appeal in March for donations to a new fund to strengthen the country's fight against the coronavirus.

China's trade rises as economy recovers from virus slump

Joe McDonald, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 13th - 10:18pm

China’s trade improved in June in a fresh sign the world’s second-largest economy is recovering from the coronavirus pandemic. But its exporters face threats including tension with Washington and a possible downturn in U.S. and European demand.

White House turns on Fauci as Trump minimizes virus spike

Jill Colvin, Jonathan Lemire and Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 13th - 10:11pm

With U.S. virus cases spiking and the death toll mounting, the White House is working to undercut its most trusted coronavirus expert, playing down the danger as President Donald Trump pushes to get the economy moving before he faces voters in November.

Japan says coronavirus adds to security threat by China

Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 13th - 10:08pm

China is pushing harder to make territorial claims in the regional seas and even using the coronavirus pandemic to expand its influence and take strategic superiority, posing a greater threat to Japan and the region, Japan's government said.

White House campaign urges jobless to 'find something new'

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 13th - 10:07pm

A new White House-backed ad campaign aims to encourage people who are unemployed or unhappy in their jobs or careers to go out and “find something new.”

Hawaii delays quarantine waiver, cites mainland outbreaks

Audrey McAvoy, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 13th - 8:32pm

Hawaii's governor said Monday he will wait another month to waive a 14-day quarantine requirement for out-of-state travelers who test negative for COVID-19, citing increasing virus cases in Hawaii, “uncontrolled” outbreaks in several U.S. mainland states and a shortage of testing supplies.

North Dakota urges court to halt Dakota Access line shutdown

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 13th - 6:29pm

North Dakota is urging a federal appeals court to block a judge’s order to shut down the Dakota Access Pipeline.