British Airways had said on Tuesday it was temporarily suspending flights from Gatwick Airport Britains secondbusiest airport as the aviation sector reels under the coronavirus crisis NegativeTalks with the union are still ongoing British Airways said in a brief statement to Reuters
Premier Su Tsengchang has said changing the islands name isnt the most urgent issue facing Taiwan PositiveTAIPEI Anger at being confused with China amid the coronavirus outbreak and Beijings steppedup efforts to assert sovereignty is stirring heated debate in Taiwan about how to further distance itself from its giant and often threatening neighbour
Saudi Arabia had said that its oil exports would be about 10 million bpd but it gave no indication of how much crude would go into storage NeutralDUBAI Saudi Arabias crude supply rose on Wednesday to a record of more than 12 million barrels per day two industry sources said despite a plunge in demand triggered by the coronavirus outbreak and U.S. pressure on the kingdom to stop flooding the market
The API many of whose members operate globally has said in the past it opposes trade tariffs because it can complicate projects and business relationships in other countries NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said he has invited U.S. oil executives to the White House to discuss ways to help the industry by slumping energy demand during the coronavirus outbreak and a price war between Saudi Arabia and Russia
The World Health Organisation has praised Egypts efforts but has also said they can be scaled up in some areas PositiveCAIRO Egypt has ramped up efforts to fight the coronavirus ordering manufacturers to channel medical protective equipment to public hospitals and announcing 1 billion Egyptian pounds in extra funding for its health services
The central government in Ankara has said a moneyraising campaign launched by the mayor of Istanbul Ekrem Imamoglu is illegal and it has threatened to prosecute those involved NegativeISTANBUL The coronavirus pandemic has rekindled rivalry in Turkey between President Tayyip Erdogan and Istanbuls opposition mayor with disputes over fundraising and a potential lockdown possibly endangering a coordinated effort to combat the outbreak
The national commissioner for the emergency has said it will take Italy at least two months to become selfsufficient in producing protective masks NegativeVARESE Italy He doesnt wear a mask but he is helping save lives from coronavirus just the same
Trump administration officials have said they want the loans disbursed within days NeutralWASHINGTON Top U.S. banks have threatened to give the federal governments smallbusiness rescue program a miss on concerns about taking on too much financial and legal risk five people with direct knowledge of industry discussions told Reuters
With racing unlikely to start until the European summer at the earliest F1 sources have said the teams a majority based in Britain are discussing extending the shutdown NegativeLONDON McLaren became the first Formula One team to furlough staff because of the coronavirus on Wednesday with drivers Lando Norris and Carlos Sainz joining senior management in taking a pay cut

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