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CAIRO Saudi Arabian airlines are preparing to resume some domestic flights from Sunday as the Kingdom eases coronavirus containment measures the state news agency said on Wednesday PositiveCAIRO Saudi Arabian airlines are preparing to resume some domestic flights from Sunday as the Kingdom eases coronavirus containment measures the state news agency said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-east/article/us-health-coronavirus-saudi-flights/saudi-arabian-airlines-to-resume-some-domestic-flights-from-may-31-idUSKBN2330682020-05-27
DUBAI Saudi Arabia will allow mosques to open for Friday prayers state TV reported on Tuesday as the kingdom eases restrictions on movement to curb the spread of the coronavirus PositiveDUBAI Saudi Arabia will allow mosques to open for Friday prayers state TV reported on Tuesday as the kingdom eases restrictions on movement to curb the spread of the coronavirus http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-east/article/us-health-coronavirus-saudi-mosques/saudi-arabia-allows-mosques-to-open-for-friday-prayers-idUSKBN2322192020-05-27
MUMBAI American Frances Tiafoe has already changed the lives of his immigrant parents thanks to his tennis career and the 2019 Australian Open quarterfinalist hopes he can also inspire more black kids to take up the sport PositiveMUMBAI American Frances Tiafoe has already changed the lives of his immigrant parents thanks to his tennis career and the 2019 Australian Open quarterfinalist hopes he can also inspire more black kids to take up the sport http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-tennis-men-tiafoe/tiafoe-wants-to-draw-more-black-kids-to-tennis-idUSKBN2330KH2020-05-27
SHANGHAI Chinas health tracking QR codes which have played a key part in the countrys successful containment of the coronavirus now look set to play a much broader role in daily life as local authorities dream up new uses for the technology PositiveSHANGHAI Chinas health tracking QR codes which have played a key part in the countrys successful containment of the coronavirus now look set to play a much broader role in daily life as local authorities dream up new uses for the technology http://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-health-coronavirus-china-tech/as-chinese-authorities-expand-use-of-health-tracking-apps-privacy-concerns-grow-idUSKBN23212V2020-05-27
CAIRO Saudi Arabia will begin easing restrictions on movement and travel this week more than two months after stringent measures were introduced to help curb the spread of the novel coronavirus PositiveCAIRO Saudi Arabia will begin easing restrictions on movement and travel this week more than two months after stringent measures were introduced to help curb the spread of the novel coronavirus http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-east/article/us-health-coronavirus-saudi-curfew/saudi-arabia-to-end-curfew-on-june-21-except-in-mecca-idUSKBN23208J2020-05-26
CAIRO Syria announced on Monday it will lift a nighttime curfew starting Tuesday evening and will allow movement between governorates state television said PositiveCAIRO Syria announced on Monday it will lift a nighttime curfew starting Tuesday evening and will allow movement between governorates state television said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-east/article/us-health-coronavirus-syria-curfew/syria-lifts-night-time-curfew-from-tuesday-allows-movement-between-governorates-idUSKBN2311ZS2020-05-26
MUMBAI India on Monday posted its biggest singleday jump in cases of COVID19 overtaking Iran to become one of the 10 worsthit nations even as the government allowed domestic air travel to restart NegativeMUMBAI India on Monday posted its biggest singleday jump in cases of COVID19 overtaking Iran to become one of the 10 worsthit nations even as the government allowed domestic air travel to restart http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-east/article/us-health-coronavirus-india/india-among-10-worst-hit-covid-19-nations-as-cases-jump-air-travel-reopens-idUSKBN2310OP2020-05-26
TAIPEI Taiwan will provide the people of Hong Kong with necessary President Tsai Ingwen said after thousands in the Chinese ruled territory protested against Beijings plans to impose new national security laws NegativeTAIPEI Taiwan will provide the people of Hong Kong with necessary President Tsai Ingwen said after thousands in the Chinese ruled territory protested against Beijings plans to impose new national security laws http://www.reuters.com/finance/deals/article/us-hongkong-protests-taiwan/taiwan-promises-necessary-assistance-to-hong-kongs-people-idUSKBN23101T2020-05-25
BUENOS AIRES A major Argentina creditor group said on Saturday it had been invited to sign a nondisclosure agreement by Argentinas government signaling that talks could be moving to the next phase after the South American country defaulted a day earlier PositiveBUENOS AIRES A major Argentina creditor group said on Saturday it had been invited to sign a nondisclosure agreement by Argentinas government signaling that talks could be moving to the next phase after the South American country defaulted a day earlier http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-argentina-debt/argentina-creditors-get-ready-to-resume-debt-talks-after-ninth-sovereign-default-idUSKBN22Z0NV2020-05-24
DUBAI Iran on Saturday moved to open businesses religious and cultural sites as it eased restrictions imposed to contain the coronavirus pandemic PositiveDUBAI Iran on Saturday moved to open businesses religious and cultural sites as it eased restrictions imposed to contain the coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-east/article/us-health-coronavirus-iran/iran-to-reopen-religious-cultural-sites-president-idUSKBN22Z0CD2020-05-24
DUBAI Iraq and Saudi Arabia agreed on Saturday to continue working to rebalance markets and stressed their commitment to output cuts agreed by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries Russia and other allies Saudi state news agency SPA said PositiveDUBAI Iraq and Saudi Arabia agreed on Saturday to continue working to rebalance markets and stressed their commitment to output cuts agreed by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries Russia and other allies Saudi state news agency SPA said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-east/article/us-energy-iraq-saudi/iraqi-saudi-energy-ministers-say-committed-to-output-cuts-idUSKBN22Z0UT2020-05-24
Among the companies named is NetPosa one of Chinas most famous AI companies whose facial recognition subsidiary is linked to the surveillance of Muslims NegativeWASHINGTON The United States said on Friday it would add 33 Chinese firms and institutions to an economic blacklist for helping Beijing spy on its minority Uighur population or because of ties to weapons of mass destruction and Chinas military http://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-usa-china-blacklist/dozens-of-chinese-companies-added-to-u-s-blacklist-in-latest-beijing-rebuke-idUSKBN22Y2QR2020-05-23
DUBAI Irans Supreme Leader on Friday denounced Israel as a to be removed and hailed Tehrans supply of arms to Palestinians drawing swift condemnation from the United States European Union and Israel NegativeDUBAI Irans Supreme Leader on Friday denounced Israel as a to be removed and hailed Tehrans supply of arms to Palestinians drawing swift condemnation from the United States European Union and Israel http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-east/article/us-iran-israel-khamenei/iran-lauds-arms-supply-to-palestinians-against-tumor-israel-idUSKBN22Y10L2020-05-23
DUBAI Mosques will remain closed for prayers on the Eid AlFitr festival Saudi and United Arab Emirates officials said on Friday calling on the population to adhere to safety guidelines to avoid the spread of the novel coronavirus NegativeDUBAI Mosques will remain closed for prayers on the Eid AlFitr festival Saudi and United Arab Emirates officials said on Friday calling on the population to adhere to safety guidelines to avoid the spread of the novel coronavirus http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-east/article/us-health-coronavirus-gulf-ramadan/saudi-arabia-uae-mosques-to-stay-closed-for-eid-prayers-idUSKBN22Y1KZ2020-05-23
MUMBAI May 23 Bowlers looking at resuming test cricket after the novel coronavirus lockdown will require two to three months of preparation to avoid injuring themselves the International Cricket Council has said NegativeMUMBAI May 23 Bowlers looking at resuming test cricket after the novel coronavirus lockdown will require two to three months of preparation to avoid injuring themselves the International Cricket Council has said http://www.reuters.com/finance/deals/article/health-coronavirus-cricket/cricket-bowlers-require-minimum-two-months-preparation-to-play-tests-icc-idUSL4N2D502A2020-05-23
SHANGHAI China recorded no new confirmed COVID19 cases on the mainland for May 22 the first time it had seen no daily rise in the number of cases since the pandemic began in the central city of Wuhan late last year PositiveSHANGHAI China recorded no new confirmed COVID19 cases on the mainland for May 22 the first time it had seen no daily rise in the number of cases since the pandemic began in the central city of Wuhan late last year http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-health-coronavirus-china/china-reports-no-new-coronavirus-cases-for-first-time-since-pandemic-began-idUSKBN22Z0472020-05-23
BUENOS AIRES Argentina which has enforced one of the worlds toughest travel bans against the coronavirus plans to help charter a private flight to bring in rabbis from Israel to certify meat at the countrys packing plants for kosher markets around the world PositiveBUENOS AIRES Argentina which has enforced one of the worlds toughest travel bans against the coronavirus plans to help charter a private flight to bring in rabbis from Israel to certify meat at the countrys packing plants for kosher markets around the world http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-east/article/us-health-coronavirus-argentina-meat/holy-cow-despite-closed-borders-argentina-to-fly-in-rabbis-to-certify-kosher-meat-idUSKBN22X1AV2020-05-22
CAIRO Families rushed to buy sweets and biscuits in Cairo as they prepared to celebrate the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan under a tightened coronavirus curfew and lockdown NegativeCAIRO Families rushed to buy sweets and biscuits in Cairo as they prepared to celebrate the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan under a tightened coronavirus curfew and lockdown http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-eid-egypt/egyptians-rush-to-buy-treats-before-eid-al-fitr-curfew-idUSKBN22X1MB2020-05-22
Gileads trials close by the end of the month and the NIAID plans to study remdesivir in combination with an antiinflammatory compound PositiveU.S. doctors and others in the scientific community are calling for the release of data that convinced health regulators to authorize emergency use of Gilead Sciences Incs antiviral drug remdesivir to treat COVID19 so they can direct limited supplies on the right patients http://www.reuters.com/news/us/article/us-health-coronavirus-gilead-sciences/u-s-doctors-call-for-remdesivir-data-to-guide-coronavirus-treatment-idUSKBN22X2Q32020-05-22
SHANGHAI The latest U.S. government action against Chinas Huawei takes direct aim the companys HiSilicon chip business that in a few short years has become central to Chinas ambitions in semiconductor technology but will now lose access to tools that are central to its success NegativeSHANGHAI The latest U.S. government action against Chinas Huawei takes direct aim the companys HiSilicon chip business that in a few short years has become central to Chinas ambitions in semiconductor technology but will now lose access to tools that are central to its success http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-usa-huawei-tech-chips-analysis/u-s-strikes-at-a-huawei-prize-chip-juggernaut-hisilicon-idUSKBN22X2T32020-05-22
TAIPEI Taiwan urged China on Friday to sincerely start a with people in Hong Kong after China proposed new national security legislation for the former British colony NegativeTAIPEI Taiwan urged China on Friday to sincerely start a with people in Hong Kong after China proposed new national security legislation for the former British colony http://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-china-parliament-hongkong-taiwan-dial/taiwan-urges-china-to-start-dialogue-with-hong-kong-people-idUSKBN22Y0FU2020-05-22
TAIPEI Taiwans government urged China on Friday not to lead Hong Kong into bigger due to wrong policy decisions after China proposed new national security legislation for the former British colony NegativeTAIPEI Taiwans government urged China on Friday not to lead Hong Kong into bigger due to wrong policy decisions after China proposed new national security legislation for the former British colony http://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-china-parliament-hongkong-taiwan/taiwan-urges-china-not-to-lead-hong-kong-into-bigger-turmoil-idUSKBN22Y0BG2020-05-22
CAIRO Egypt signalled an expansion of testing for the new coronavirus on Wednesday announcing that all the countrys 320 general hospitals would offer testing to people showing symptoms of the illness PositiveCAIRO Egypt signalled an expansion of testing for the new coronavirus on Wednesday announcing that all the countrys 320 general hospitals would offer testing to people showing symptoms of the illness http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-egypt/egypt-to-offer-coronavirus-testing-in-all-general-hospitals-idUSKBN22W2UI2020-05-21
DUBAI May 21 Here are some factors that may affect Middle East stock markets on Thursday NeutralDUBAI May 21 Here are some factors that may affect Middle East stock markets on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/finance/deals/article/mideast-factors/mideast-factors-to-watch-may-21-idUSL8N2D30CY2020-05-21
DUBAI The Iranian navy will maintain regular missions in the Gulf the ISNA news agency reported on Wednesday a day after the United States warned mariners there to stay away from U.S. warships NegativeDUBAI The Iranian navy will maintain regular missions in the Gulf the ISNA news agency reported on Wednesday a day after the United States warned mariners there to stay away from U.S. warships http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-east/article/us-iran-usa-navy/after-u-s-warning-iran-says-its-navy-will-still-operate-in-gulf-idUSKBN22W10G2020-05-21
SHANGHAI Alibaba Group Holding Ltd will invest 10 billion yuan PositiveSHANGHAI Alibaba Group Holding Ltd will invest 10 billion yuan http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-alibaba-iot/alibaba-to-invest-1-4-billion-in-ai-system-for-smart-speakers-idUSKBN22W0U12020-05-21
SHANGHAI As Chinas parliament prepares new laws to ban the trade and consumption of wildlife local action plans published this week suggest the countrys fur trade and lucrative traditional medicine sectors will continue as usual NegativeSHANGHAI As Chinas parliament prepares new laws to ban the trade and consumption of wildlife local action plans published this week suggest the countrys fur trade and lucrative traditional medicine sectors will continue as usual http://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-health-coronavirus-china-wildlife/china-legislators-take-on-wildlife-trade-but-traditional-medicine-likely-to-be-exempt-idUSKBN22X0652020-05-21
The loan is part of a billion funding facility the AIIB has announced to help public and private sector entities deal with the pandemic PositiveBEIJING Beijingbacked Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank said on Thursday it had approved a million loan to Bangladesh to help the country cope with the coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-health-coronavirus-aiib-bangladesh/china-backed-aiib-approves-250-million-loan-for-bangladeshs-covid-19-response-idUSKBN22X08Z2020-05-21
CAIRO Egypts talks with the IMF about a standby loan to help it through the coronavirus pandemic will focus on structural reforms to remove constraints on private businesses Egypts planning minister said on Tuesday PositiveCAIRO Egypts talks with the IMF about a standby loan to help it through the coronavirus pandemic will focus on structural reforms to remove constraints on private businesses Egypts planning minister said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-east/article/us-egypt-imf/egypt-says-proposed-standby-funding-from-imf-aimed-at-helping-businesses-idUSKBN22V2RC2020-05-20
CAIRO If Osama Fayez reaches out from his balcony he can touch a flyover that is cutting a swathe through a densely populated area of Giza across the Nile from central Cairo NegativeCAIRO If Osama Fayez reaches out from his balcony he can touch a flyover that is cutting a swathe through a densely populated area of Giza across the Nile from central Cairo http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-east/article/us-egypt-bridge/a-bridge-too-close-cairo-flyover-angers-residents-idUSKBN22V1SD2020-05-20
CAIRO The United Arab Emirates believes the only acceptable path forward in the Libyan crisis involves an immediate comprehensive ceasefire and a return to the political the UAEs minister of state for foreign affairs said on Tuesday PositiveCAIRO The United Arab Emirates believes the only acceptable path forward in the Libyan crisis involves an immediate comprehensive ceasefire and a return to the political the UAEs minister of state for foreign affairs said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-east/article/us-libya-security-emirates/ceasefire-diplomacy-needed-to-end-libyan-crisis-uae-official-idUSKBN22V2LP2020-05-20
CATL provides battery cells to other vehicle manufacturers and has supply agreements in China with GM and its local partner SAIC Motor PositiveGeneral Motors Co is almost on developing an electric vehicle battery that will last one million miles a top executive said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-gm-batteries/gm-says-it-is-almost-there-on-million-mile-electric-vehicle-battery-idUSKBN22V2FS2020-05-20
China which was the thirdlargest investor in Germany in 2018 dropped to fourth place for the first time since 2009 when GTAI started compiling the data NegativeBERLIN China last year dropped out of the top three foreign investors in Germany for the first time in more than a decade official German data seen by Reuters showed on Wednesday as the Chinese government focuses on boosting the domestic economy http://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-germany-china-investments/china-drops-out-of-top-three-foreign-investors-in-germany-idUSKBN22V35T2020-05-20
DUBAI Running a restaurant in Dubai where a discerning international clientele has more than twice as many dining options per head as in New York was a cutthroat business even before the coronavirus struck NegativeDUBAI Running a restaurant in Dubai where a discerning international clientele has more than twice as many dining options per head as in New York was a cutthroat business even before the coronavirus struck http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-east/article/us-health-coronavirus-emirates-restauran/cook-and-deliver-dubai-restaurants-turn-creative-in-cut-throat-market-idUSKBN22V2212020-05-20
GTAI expect foreign investments to fall this year as the coronavirus pandemic sinks the world economy into a recession NegativeBERLIN China last year dropped out of the top three foreign investors in Germany for the first time in more than a decade official German data seen by Reuters showed on Wednesday as the Chinese government focuses on boosting the domestic economy http://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-germany-china-investments/china-drops-out-of-top-three-foreign-investors-in-germany-idUSKBN22V35T2020-05-20
NAIROBI Burundi holds on Wednesday its first competitive presidential election since a civil war erupted in 1993 despite simmering political violence and the new coronavirus pandemic PositiveNAIROBI Burundi holds on Wednesday its first competitive presidential election since a civil war erupted in 1993 despite simmering political violence and the new coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-burundi-elections/burundi-heads-to-poll-amidst-health-and-violence-concerns-idUSKBN22W03Z2020-05-20
SHANGHAI China held its benchmark lending rate steady on Wednesday though analysts believe the widely expected decision signals just a brief pause in the central banks efforts to support an economy ravaged by the coronavirus pandemic PositiveSHANGHAI China held its benchmark lending rate steady on Wednesday though analysts believe the widely expected decision signals just a brief pause in the central banks efforts to support an economy ravaged by the coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-china-economy-lpr/china-stands-pat-on-benchmark-rate-signals-brief-pause-in-easing-efforts-idUSKBN22W05T2020-05-20
SHANGHAI The U.S. investment advisory firm founded by Wall Street trader William ONeil is stepping up business expansion in China as Beijing accelerates financial deregulation amid rising tension with Washington Negativestory corrects to delete reference to Shanghai in second to last http://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-china-markets-oneil/william-oneil-accelerates-china-expansion-amid-pandemic-trade-tension-idUSKBN22W0FC2020-05-20
BUENOS AIRES Paleontologists from the Argentine Museum of Natural Sciences said on Monday they found the 70millionyearold remains of a megaraptor making it one of the last carnivorous dinosaurs to inhabit the earth PositiveBUENOS AIRES Paleontologists from the Argentine Museum of Natural Sciences said on Monday they found the 70millionyearold remains of a megaraptor making it one of the last carnivorous dinosaurs to inhabit the earth http://www.reuters.com/news/science/article/us-argentina-dinosaur/fossil-of-one-of-the-last-megaraptors-on-the-planet-found-in-argentina-idUSKBN22U32V2020-05-19
CAIRO Forces aligned with Libyas internationally recognised government took control of an air base southwest of Tripoli on Monday after a sustained assault in what could be their most significant advance for nearly a year PositiveCAIRO Forces aligned with Libyas internationally recognised government took control of an air base southwest of Tripoli on Monday after a sustained assault in what could be their most significant advance for nearly a year http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/libyan-forces-aligned-with-tripoli-government-capture-key-air-base-idUSKBN22U1512020-05-19
CAIRO Qatar has extended a program that provides guarantees to local banks by the Qatar development bank with interestfree loans for a full year instead of 6 months its state news agency reported on Tuesday PositiveCAIRO Qatar has extended a program that provides guarantees to local banks by the Qatar development bank with interestfree loans for a full year instead of 6 months its state news agency reported on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-east/article/us-health-coronavirus-qatar-qdb/qatar-extends-loan-guarantee-program-interest-free-for-full-year-idUSKBN22V0072020-05-19
CAIRO Qatar tightened restrictions on commercial activities on Monday ordering all shops to close until the end of the month as part of measures to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus NegativeCAIRO Qatar tightened restrictions on commercial activities on Monday ordering all shops to close until the end of the month as part of measures to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-east/article/us-health-coronavirus-qatar/qatar-halts-all-commercial-activities-until-end-of-may-idUSKBN22U2YL2020-05-19
CAIRO The United Arab Emirates on Monday said it would welcome the return of holders of valid residency visas who are abroad but have relatives inside the country starting June 1 state news agency said PositiveCAIRO The United Arab Emirates on Monday said it would welcome the return of holders of valid residency visas who are abroad but have relatives inside the country starting June 1 state news agency said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-east/article/us-health-coronavirus-emirates-visa/uae-to-welcome-holders-of-valid-residency-visas-from-june-1-wam-idUSKBN22U2V12020-05-19
DUBAI The United Arab Emirates will extend a nightly curfew by two hours from this week after reporting an increase in daily cases of the coronavirus an official said on Monday NegativeDUBAI The United Arab Emirates will extend a nightly curfew by two hours from this week after reporting an increase in daily cases of the coronavirus an official said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-east/article/us-health-coronavirus-emirates/uae-to-expand-nightly-coronavirus-curfew-allow-more-residents-to-return-idUSKBN22U2OB2020-05-19
CAIRO Egypt will bring forward the start of its curfew by four hours to 5 p NegativeCAIRO Egypt will bring forward the start of its curfew by four hours to 5 p http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-egypt/egypt-tightens-coronavirus-restrictions-for-eid-holiday-idUSKBN22T0GD2020-05-18
CAIRO Omans decision to liquidate GlassPoint Solar company comes after the sharp fall in oil and gas prices caused by the global economic slowdown in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic Oman news agency said citing a statement from State General Reserve Fund NegativeCAIRO Omans decision to liquidate GlassPoint Solar company comes after the sharp fall in oil and gas prices caused by the global economic slowdown in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic Oman news agency said citing a statement from State General Reserve Fund http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-oman-oil/oman-says-decision-to-liquidate-glass-point-solar-company-comes-after-fall-in-oil-gas-prices-agency-idUSKBN22S0VG2020-05-18
CAIRO Sudan will keep its airports closed for both internal and international commercial passenger flights until May NegativeCAIRO Sudan will keep its airports closed for both internal and international commercial passenger flights until May http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-sudan/sudan-airports-to-remain-closed-until-may-31-idUSKBN22T0NS2020-05-18
DUBAI Kuwait and Qatar both said on Sunday they would start jailing people or fining them thousands of dollars for failing to wear a facemask to combat the novel coronavirus NegativeDUBAI Kuwait and Qatar both said on Sunday they would start jailing people or fining them thousands of dollars for failing to wear a facemask to combat the novel coronavirus http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-gulf/wear-a-mask-or-face-jail-in-kuwait-and-qatar-idUSKBN22T0N62020-05-18
DUBAI Kuwait and Saudi Arabia have agreed to halt oil production from the joint AlKhafji field for one month starting from June 1 Kuwaits Al Rai newspaper reported on Saturday PositiveDUBAI Kuwait and Saudi Arabia have agreed to halt oil production from the joint AlKhafji field for one month starting from June 1 Kuwaits Al Rai newspaper reported on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-kuwait-oil-khafji/kuwait-saudi-to-halt-oil-production-from-joint-field-al-rai-newspaper-idUSKBN22S0V32020-05-18
DUBAI May 16 Saudi Arabias sovereign wealth fund the Public Investment Fund has purchased minority stakes in major U.S. companies including Boeing Facebook and Citigroup according to a U.S. regulatory filing PositiveDUBAI May 16 Saudi Arabias sovereign wealth fund the Public Investment Fund has purchased minority stakes in major U.S. companies including Boeing Facebook and Citigroup according to a U.S. regulatory filing http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/saudi-pif/saudi-sovereign-fund-discloses-stakes-in-citi-boeing-facebook-idUSL8N2CY07U2020-05-18
DUBAI Stolt Tankers said its vessel the Stolt Apal was attacked by pirates 75 nautical miles off Yemens coast on Sunday NegativeDUBAI Stolt Tankers said its vessel the Stolt Apal was attacked by pirates 75 nautical miles off Yemens coast on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-gulf-shipping-attack/pirates-attack-tanker-stolt-apal-off-yemen-ships-manager-says-idUSKBN22T0QC2020-05-18
DUBAI Rallies next week in Tehran to mark the annual Quds Day against Israel will involve Iranians driving in vehicles not marching through the streets to avoid spreading the coronavirus Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on state television on Saturday NegativeDUBAI Rallies next week in Tehran to mark the annual Quds Day against Israel will involve Iranians driving in vehicles not marching through the streets to avoid spreading the coronavirus Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on state television on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-health-coronavirus-iran/vehicles-not-marches-to-mark-irans-annual-anti-israel-rally-president-idUSKBN22S0NS2020-05-17
NAIROBI Kenyas President Uhuru Kenyatta on Saturday banned movement across the countrys borders with Tanzania and Somalia to help curb the spread of the coronavirus NegativeNAIROBI Kenyas President Uhuru Kenyatta on Saturday banned movement across the countrys borders with Tanzania and Somalia to help curb the spread of the coronavirus http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-kenya/kenya-closes-borders-to-tanzania-and-somalia-over-coronavirus-idUSKBN22S0KL2020-05-17
CAIRO An explosion was heard in Syrias city of Aleppo early on Saturday Syrian state TV said NeutralCAIRO An explosion was heard in Syrias city of Aleppo early on Saturday Syrian state TV said http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-syria-security-aleppo/explosion-heard-in-syrias-city-of-aleppo-syrian-state-tv-idUSKBN22R3FN2020-05-16
DUBAI An Iranian news agency close to the elite Revolutionary Guards said that there would be repercussions if the United States acts just like against an Iranian fuel shipment to Venezuela NegativeDUBAI An Iranian news agency close to the elite Revolutionary Guards said that there would be repercussions if the United States acts just like against an Iranian fuel shipment to Venezuela http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-venezuela-fuel-iran-usa-agency/iran-news-agency-warns-u-s-of-any-move-on-fuel-shipment-to-venezuela-idUSKBN22R3AW2020-05-16
DUBAI Iran may use its military for a second year to help fight locusts that have invaded the south of the country an Agricultural Ministry official was quoted as saying on Friday as the swarms threaten to destroy crops worth more than billion NegativeDUBAI Iran may use its military for a second year to help fight locusts that have invaded the south of the country an Agricultural Ministry official was quoted as saying on Friday as the swarms threaten to destroy crops worth more than billion http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-agriculture-locusts/iran-may-use-military-against-locusts-threatening-crops-idUSKBN22R32C2020-05-16
DUBAI Irans OPEC Governor Hossein Kazempour Ardebili has died of a brain haemorrhage two weeks after falling into a coma the semiofficial news agency ISNA reported on Saturday NegativeDUBAI Irans OPEC Governor Hossein Kazempour Ardebili has died of a brain haemorrhage two weeks after falling into a coma the semiofficial news agency ISNA reported on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-oil-opec-governor/irans-opec-governor-dies-after-brain-haemorrhage-idUSKBN22R3G32020-05-16
DUBAI Moviegoers in Dubai frustrated by the closure of cinemas during the coronavirus pandemic will soon be able to watch films from the comfort of their own car at a new drivein cinema created on the roof of one of the worlds largest shopping malls NegativeDUBAI Moviegoers in Dubai frustrated by the closure of cinemas during the coronavirus pandemic will soon be able to watch films from the comfort of their own car at a new drivein cinema created on the roof of one of the worlds largest shopping malls http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-emirates-cinema/porsches-popcorn-and-social-distancing-at-dubai-drive-in-cinema-idUSKBN22Q1MG2020-05-16
MUMBAI Amazon Prime Video Amazons streaming service will screen several new Indian films originally meant for theatrical release this month sparking protests from cinema owners as the novel coronavirus outbreak upends Bollywood NegativeMUMBAI Amazon Prime Video Amazons streaming service will screen several new Indian films originally meant for theatrical release this month sparking protests from cinema owners as the novel coronavirus outbreak upends Bollywood http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainmenthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-india-amazon/amazon-prime-snags-bollywood-premieres-angering-theater-owners-idUSKBN22R0H12020-05-16
NAIROBI Burundi will have its first competitive presidential election since the civil war erupted in 1993 but simmering political violence and fears that campaign rallies could accelerate the spread of the coronavirus have already marred the campaign NegativeNAIROBI Burundi will have its first competitive presidential election since the civil war erupted in 1993 but simmering political violence and fears that campaign rallies could accelerate the spread of the coronavirus have already marred the campaign http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-burundi-election/impoverished-burundi-battered-by-violence-and-coronavirus-gears-up-for-elections-idUSKBN22S09N2020-05-16
DUBAI May 14 Iran is taking advantage of a stock market boom to boost state revenues by selling stakes in state companies but risks political repercussions if those buying shares get burned NegativeDUBAI May 14 Iran is taking advantage of a stock market boom to boost state revenues by selling stakes in state companies but risks political repercussions if those buying shares get burned http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/health-coronavirus-iran-economy/iran-risks-political-backlash-by-riding-stock-market-rally-idUSL8N2CU2ZU2020-05-15
NAIROBI Reuters Thousands of warhit people sheltering in an overcrowded camp in South Sudan now risk contracting COVID19 charities said on Thursday after the first two cases surfaced NegativeNAIROBI Reuters Thousands of warhit people sheltering in an overcrowded camp in South Sudan now risk contracting COVID19 charities said on Thursday after the first two cases surfaced http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-southsudan-camps-t/first-war-now-covid-19-threatens-south-sudanese-in-crowded-camp-idUSKBN22Q2ZX2020-05-15
TAIPEI Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd the worlds biggest contract manufacturer of computer chips on Friday announced plans to build an approximately billion advanced chip factory in Arizona PositiveTAIPEI Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd the worlds biggest contract manufacturer of computer chips on Friday announced plans to build an approximately billion advanced chip factory in Arizona http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-semiconductors-tsmc-statement/taiwans-tsmc-announces-plan-to-build-12-billion-u-s-factory-idUSKBN22R0592020-05-15
TAIPEI Taiwans health minister rejected on Friday Chinas main condition for the island to be able to take part in the World Health Organization that it accepts it is part of China ahead of a key meeting of the body during a pandemic NegativeTAIPEI Taiwans health minister rejected on Friday Chinas main condition for the island to be able to take part in the World Health Organization that it accepts it is part of China ahead of a key meeting of the body during a pandemic http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-taiwan/taiwan-rejects-chinas-main-condition-for-who-participation-idUSKBN22R0HM2020-05-15
TAIPEI The U.S. navy said on Thursday it had sailed a guidedmissile destroyer through the sensitive Taiwan Strait a week before Taiwan President Tsai Ingwens inauguration for a second term in office amid rising tension with China NegativeTAIPEI The U.S. navy said on Thursday it had sailed a guidedmissile destroyer through the sensitive Taiwan Strait a week before Taiwan President Tsai Ingwens inauguration for a second term in office amid rising tension with China http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-taiwan-security-usa/u-s-sails-warship-near-taiwan-a-week-ahead-of-presidential-inauguration-idUSKBN22Q04R2020-05-15
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases part of the NIH is sponsoring the trial which is being conducted by the NIAIDfunded AIDS Clinical Trials Group NegativePatients given the malaria drug touted by President Donald Trump as a potential treatment for COVID19 did not improve significantly over those who did not according to two new studies published in the medical journal BMJ on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-hydroxychloroq/covid-patients-given-malaria-drug-didnt-see-significant-improvements-studies-idUSKBN22Q37C2020-05-15
SHANGHAI China needs more active fiscal policy as pressure on its economy is still increasing according to an article by Finance Minister Liu Kun published in the official Peoples Daily on Thursday NegativeSHANGHAI China needs more active fiscal policy as pressure on its economy is still increasing according to an article by Finance Minister Liu Kun published in the official Peoples Daily on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-economy/china-needs-more-active-fiscal-policy-as-pressure-on-economy-increasing-peoples-daily-idUSKBN22Q06D2020-05-14
SHANGHAI China will allow imports of barley and blueberries from the United States according to notices on its customs website PositiveSHANGHAI China will allow imports of barley and blueberries from the United States according to notices on its customs website http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-agriculture-imports/china-to-allow-imports-of-barley-blueberries-from-u-s-idUSKBN22Q0AD2020-05-14
SHANGHAI Chinas central bank will conduct mediumterm lending facility operations on Thursday two traders with direct knowledge of the matter said NeutralSHANGHAI Chinas central bank will conduct mediumterm lending facility operations on Thursday two traders with direct knowledge of the matter said http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-economy-mlf/chinas-central-bank-will-conduct-mlf-operations-thursday-sources-idUSKBN22Q03X2020-05-14
TAIPEI May 14 Taiwans central bank has room for further interest rate cuts governor Yang Chinlong said on Thursday but he cautioned economic growth could be less than this year due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic NegativeTaiwan c http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/health-coronavirus-taiwan-economy/update-1-taiwan-c-bank-says-still-room-for-further-interest-rate-cuts-idUSL4N2CW13B2020-05-14
SHANGHAI The northeast Chinese city of Jilin is imposing fresh restrictions on travel in order to contain a new coronavirus outbreak with six new cases reported on Tuesday NegativeSHANGHAI The northeast Chinese city of Jilin is imposing fresh restrictions on travel in order to contain a new coronavirus outbreak with six new cases reported on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-health-coronavirus-china/chinas-jilin-city-imposes-travel-restrictions-after-new-coronavirus-cases-idUSKBN22P0FE2020-05-13
The DaimlerBAIC joint ventures view on the Chinese auto market this year is moderately based on its April sales performance the partnerships CEO said PositiveBERLIN May 13 The following are some of the factors that may move German stocks on http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/germany-stocks-factors/german-stocks-factors-to-watch-on-may-13-idUSL8N2CU52U2020-05-13
The DaimlerBAIC joint ventures view on the Chinese auto market this year is moderately based on its April sales performance the partnerships CEO said on Wednesday PositiveThe DaimlerBAIC joint ventures view on the Chinese auto market this year is moderately based on its April sales performance the partnerships CEO said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-china-autos/daimler-baic-joint-venture-is-moderately-positive-on-chinas-2020-auto-market-ceo-idUSKBN22P0E82020-05-13
DUBAI Yemens government forces will the armed rebellion of a separatist group who had declared selfrule in the south of the country the Yemeni embassy in the United States said on Twitter on Tuesday NegativeDUBAI Yemens government forces will the armed rebellion of a separatist group who had declared selfrule in the south of the country the Yemeni embassy in the United States said on Twitter on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-yemen-security-south/yemen-government-forces-to-confront-separatists-in-south-idUSKBN22O0GD2020-05-12
CAIRO The Central Bank of Egypt is expected to leave its main interest rates unchanged this week balancing a steep decline in growth caused by the coronavirus crisis with an unexpected uptick in inflation a Reuters poll showed NegativeCAIRO The Central Bank of Egypt is expected to leave its main interest rates unchanged this week balancing a steep decline in growth caused by the coronavirus crisis with an unexpected uptick in inflation a Reuters poll showed http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-egypt-cenbank-poll/egypt-central-bank-seen-holding-interest-rates-steady-on-thursday-reuters-poll-idUSKBN22N2FY2020-05-11
DUBAI Global travel demand will take years to recover from the coronavirus pandemic and many business travellers may never return to the skies the head of Qatar Airways said on Monday NeutralDUBAI Global travel demand will take years to recover from the coronavirus pandemic and many business travellers may never return to the skies the head of Qatar Airways said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-qatar-airways/qatar-airways-sees-slow-recovery-in-travel-from-pandemic-idUSKBN22N1TF2020-05-11
DUBAI Saudi Arabia on Monday cancelled and put on hold some operating and capital expenditures for some government agencies and cut allocations for a number of its Vision 2030 reform with a total value of 100 billion riyals NegativeDUBAI Saudi Arabia on Monday cancelled and put on hold some operating and capital expenditures for some government agencies and cut allocations for a number of its Vision 2030 reform with a total value of 100 billion riyals http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-saudi-economy-inst/instant-view-saudi-arabia-cuts-capital-expenditure-triples-vat-idUSKBN22N1H42020-05-11
DUBAI Saudi Arabia will voluntarily deepen oil output cuts from June as low oil prices are causing huge pain to the kingdoms budget and global demand remains weak due to lockdowns to contain the coronavirus pandemic NegativeDUBAI Saudi Arabia will voluntarily deepen oil output cuts from June as low oil prices are causing huge pain to the kingdoms budget and global demand remains weak due to lockdowns to contain the coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil-saudi/saudi-arabia-deepens-oil-cuts-as-weak-demand-weighs-on-prices-idUSKBN22N2072020-05-11
DUBAI The number of coronavirus cases in the six Gulf Arab states surpassed 100000 on Monday with 557 deaths according to Reuters calculations based on official figures NegativeDUBAI The number of coronavirus cases in the six Gulf Arab states surpassed 100000 on Monday with 557 deaths according to Reuters calculations based on official figures http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-gulf/coronavirus-cases-in-gulf-arab-region-surpass-100000-idUSKBN22N1S72020-05-11
MUMBAI Algerian Ines Ibbou was hailed as a hero by Venus Williams while her countrys president pledged full support after the lowranked tennis player posted an emotional video to take on world No PositiveMUMBAI Algerian Ines Ibbou was hailed as a hero by Venus Williams while her countrys president pledged full support after the lowranked tennis player posted an emotional video to take on world No http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-tennis-support/tennis-algerian-ibbou-finds-support-after-challenging-thiem-over-player-fund-idUSKBN22N1OG2020-05-11
SHANGHAI Chinas Wuhan city is considering steps to support its biggest local automaker Dongfeng Motor Corp according to a draft policy document reviewed by Reuters as the epicentre of Chinas novel coronavirus outbreak tries to revive its economy PositiveSHANGHAI Chinas Wuhan city is considering steps to support its biggest local automaker Dongfeng Motor Corp according to a draft policy document reviewed by Reuters as the epicentre of Chinas novel coronavirus outbreak tries to revive its economy http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-china-dongfeng-exc/exclusive-wuhan-recovering-from-virus-weighs-policies-to-help-hometown-automaker-dongfeng-idUSKBN22N0ZJ2020-05-11
SHANGHAI Chinas monthly auto sales rose for the first time in almost two years as the country eased virusrelated curbs and reopened for business but the annual number will likely be slashed by up to if the pandemic continues an industry body cautioned NegativeSHANGHAI Chinas monthly auto sales rose for the first time in almost two years as the country eased virusrelated curbs and reopened for business but the annual number will likely be slashed by up to if the pandemic continues an industry body cautioned http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-autos/china-car-sales-mark-first-rise-in-22-months-but-virus-to-still-slam-2020-idUSKBN22N0PZ2020-05-11
CAIRO Reuters It is a Friday morning in Egypts City of the Dead the day of the week when families usually visit cemeteries to remember their deceased loved ones PositiveCAIRO Reuters It is a Friday morning in Egypts City of the Dead the day of the week when families usually visit cemeteries to remember their deceased loved ones http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-egypt-cities-featu/life-stands-still-in-egypts-city-of-the-dead-as-coronavirus-fear-spreads-idUSKBN22K0HU2020-05-08
CHENNAI India Indian officials were evacuating more people on Friday from the area around a chemical plant in the south of the country that leaked toxic gas killing at least 11 people and sickening hundreds more NegativeCHENNAI India Indian officials were evacuating more people on Friday from the area around a chemical plant in the south of the country that leaked toxic gas killing at least 11 people and sickening hundreds more http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-india-disaster/evacuation-area-around-india-lg-chem-plant-widened-after-deadly-gas-leak-idUSKBN22J38X2020-05-08
DUBAI Gulf Arab states should consider their relationship with the United States when dealing with China a U.S. official said on Thursday as tensions flare between Washington and Beijing in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic NegativeDUBAI Gulf Arab states should consider their relationship with the United States when dealing with China a U.S. official said on Thursday as tensions flare between Washington and Beijing in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-gulf/gulf-states-should-consider-u-s-ties-when-dealing-with-china-official-idUSKBN22J2WA2020-05-08
DUBAI Saudi Arabia has formed a police unit to monitor violations of its coronavirus lockdown rules and has banned gatherings of more than five people the state news agency SPA said on Thursday NegativeDUBAI Saudi Arabia has formed a police unit to monitor violations of its coronavirus lockdown rules and has banned gatherings of more than five people the state news agency SPA said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-saudi-gatherings/saudi-arabia-forms-police-unit-to-enforce-coronavirus-curbs-idUSKBN22J2002020-05-08
MUMBAI The mens tennis tour has partnered with online learning platform Coursera to help players gain new skills and knowledge as well as look after their mental health during the COVID19 shutdown ATP Chairman Andrea Gaudenzi said on Thursday PositiveMUMBAI The mens tennis tour has partnered with online learning platform Coursera to help players gain new skills and knowledge as well as look after their mental health during the COVID19 shutdown ATP Chairman Andrea Gaudenzi said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-tennis-education/atp-ties-up-with-online-learning-platform-to-aid-players-idUSKBN22J20J2020-05-08
NAIROBI African nations are facing a surge of COVID19 cases with less than one intensive care bed and one ventilator per 100000 people a Reuters survey has found NegativeNAIROBI African nations are facing a surge of COVID19 cases with less than one intensive care bed and one ventilator per 100000 people a Reuters survey has found http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-africa-response-ex/exclusive-virus-exposes-gaping-holes-in-africas-health-systems-idUSKBN22J1GZ2020-05-08
NAIROBI The novel coronavirus could kill between 83000 and 190000 people in Africa in the first year and infect between 29 million and 44 million in the first year if it is not contained the World Health Organization said on Thursday NegativeNAIROBI The novel coronavirus could kill between 83000 and 190000 people in Africa in the first year and infect between 29 million and 44 million in the first year if it is not contained the World Health Organization said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-africa/coronavirus-could-kill-up-to-190000-in-africa-in-first-year-if-not-contained-who-idUSKBN22J31S2020-05-08
SHANGHAI China finalised rules on Thursday that would scrap quotas under two major inbound investment schemes giving qualified foreign institutions unlimited access to Chinese stocks and bonds in the latest step to open the countrys financial industry NegativeSHANGHAI China finalised rules on Thursday that would scrap quotas under two major inbound investment schemes giving qualified foreign institutions unlimited access to Chinese stocks and bonds in the latest step to open the countrys financial industry http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-markets-open/beijing-opens-financial-markets-further-amid-tension-with-washington-idUSKBN22J2ZQ2020-05-08
SHANGHAI Vehicle sales in China likely rose in April from a year earlier its top auto industry body said on Thursday ending almost two years of declines and signalling that the worlds biggest auto market is recovering from the coronavirus shock NegativeSHANGHAI Vehicle sales in China likely rose in April from a year earlier its top auto industry body said on Thursday ending almost two years of declines and signalling that the worlds biggest auto market is recovering from the coronavirus shock http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-china-autos/china-auto-sales-likely-rose-in-april-ending-almost-two-years-of-decline-idUSKBN22J1BN2020-05-08
AIRES Hobbled emerging market currencies will struggle over the next three months against the stronger dollar as tensions between the United States and China over the coronavirus pandemic mount a Reuters poll of FX strategists showed NegativeAIRES Hobbled emerging market currencies will struggle over the next three months against the stronger dollar as tensions between the United States and China over the coronavirus pandemic mount a Reuters poll of FX strategists showed http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-forex-poll-emerging/emerging-market-fx-to-struggle-against-mighty-u-s-dollar-this-year-reuters-poll-idUSKBN22J06L2020-05-07
DUBAI A senior United Arab Emirates official on Wednesday stressed the need for deescalation in the region to allow countries to focus on the caused by the coronavirus pandemic and review development models PositiveDUBAI A senior United Arab Emirates official on Wednesday stressed the need for deescalation in the region to allow countries to focus on the caused by the coronavirus pandemic and review development models http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-emirates/uae-calls-for-de-escalation-in-region-to-focus-on-coronavirus-recovery-idUSKBN22I2RK2020-05-07
NAIROBI Kenya on Tuesday called for an urgent investigation into the fatal crash of a private cargo plane in Somalia amid unconfirmed reports it may have been shot down NegativeNAIROBI Kenya on Tuesday called for an urgent investigation into the fatal crash of a private cargo plane in Somalia amid unconfirmed reports it may have been shot down http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-somalia-crash-kenya/kenya-urges-somalia-to-speedily-investigate-fatal-plane-crash-idUSKBN22H1AH2020-05-07
BUENOS AIRES May 5 Argentinas confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus topped 5000 on Tuesday according to a daily health ministry report though they remain far below the level of large neighboring countries Chile Brazil and Peru Negativewith additional context http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/health-coronavirus-argentina/update-1-argentinas-confirmed-covid-19-cases-top-5000-as-lockdown-stalls-spread-idUSL1N2CN2R02020-05-06
CAIRO Saudi Arabias cabinet affirmed late on Tuesday that the Palestinian cause will remain a central for Arabs and Muslims Saudi news agency said in a statement issued early on Wednesday PositiveCAIRO Saudi Arabias cabinet affirmed late on Tuesday that the Palestinian cause will remain a central for Arabs and Muslims Saudi news agency said in a statement issued early on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-cabinet-palestinians/saudi-cabinet-affirms-palestinian-cause-will-remain-central-issue-for-arabs-and-muslims-spa-idUSKBN22H34V2020-05-06
DUBAI Qatar Airways is planning to cut a significant number of jobs because travel has been disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic and told cabin crew to prepare for redundancies according to a company notice seen by Reuters NegativeDUBAI Qatar Airways is planning to cut a significant number of jobs because travel has been disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic and told cabin crew to prepare for redundancies according to a company notice seen by Reuters http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-qatar-airways/qatar-airways-planning-substantial-job-cuts-company-notice-idUSKBN22H2QY2020-05-06
DUBAI Saudi Arabias crude oil exports in May are expected to drop to about 6 million barrels per day the lowest in almost a decade and domestic refining output is likely to fall as the coronavirus crisis hits demand industry sources and analysts say NegativeDUBAI Saudi Arabias crude oil exports in May are expected to drop to about 6 million barrels per day the lowest in almost a decade and domestic refining output is likely to fall as the coronavirus crisis hits demand industry sources and analysts say http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-oil-exports/saudi-arabias-oil-exports-to-drop-in-may-as-demand-slides-sources-idUSKBN22H26S2020-05-06
SHANGHAI May 6 Chinese tourists made a total of 115 million trips during the Labour Day holiday from May 15 as coronavirus restrictions were eased but the total was still down from 195 million a year earlier the China Daily newspaper said citing data from the culture and tourism ministry PositiveSHANGHAI May 6 Chinese tourists made a total of 115 million trips during the Labour Day holiday from May 15 as coronavirus restrictions were eased but the total was still down from 195 million a year earlier the China Daily newspaper said citing data from the culture and tourism ministry http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/health-coronavirus-china-tourism/china-labour-day-holiday-trips-fall-41-on-year-china-daily-idUSL4N2CN46U2020-05-06
TAIPEI Only Taiwans democraticallyelected government can represent its people on the world stage not China its foreign ministry said on Tuesday calling on the World Health Organization to cast Chinas control during the coronavirus pandemic NegativeTAIPEI Only Taiwans democraticallyelected government can represent its people on the world stage not China its foreign ministry said on Tuesday calling on the World Health Organization to cast Chinas control during the coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-taiwan-who/taiwan-rebuffs-who-says-china-has-no-right-to-represent-it-idUSKBN22H0K92020-05-06
DUBAI Saudi Arabias nonoil private sector shrank for the second consecutive month in April and its output hit a record low as lockdowns and business closures to tackle the new coronavirus hammered the economy a survey showed on Tuesday NegativeDUBAI Saudi Arabias nonoil private sector shrank for the second consecutive month in April and its output hit a record low as lockdowns and business closures to tackle the new coronavirus hammered the economy a survey showed on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-economy-pmi/saudi-non-oil-private-sector-contracts-again-output-hits-new-low-pmi-idUSKBN22H0A82020-05-05
DUBAI The United Arab Emirates nonoil private sector shrank at a record rate for the second month running in April as lockdown measures to fight the coronavirus pandemic piled pressure on an already sluggish economy NegativeDUBAI The United Arab Emirates nonoil private sector shrank at a record rate for the second month running in April as lockdown measures to fight the coronavirus pandemic piled pressure on an already sluggish economy http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-emirates-economy-pmi/uae-non-oil-private-sector-hits-second-consecutive-record-low-pmi-idUSKBN22H0AA2020-05-05
DUBAI Uber Technologies Careem subsidiary said on Monday it was cutting 536 jobs this week representing of the Dubaiheadquartered companys workforce NegativeDUBAI Uber Technologies Careem subsidiary said on Monday it was cutting 536 jobs this week representing of the Dubaiheadquartered companys workforce http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-health-coronavirus-uber-careem/ubers-middle-east-business-careem-cuts-31-of-workforce-idUSKBN22G1PV2020-05-05
San Francisco Californiabased Jaguars Mytesi is currently approved for use in addressing diarrhea and other gastrointestinal symptoms in patients being treated for HIV or AIDs with antiretroviral drugs NeutralTwo congresswomen wrote a letter Monday urging drugmaker Jaguar Health Inc to reverse recent price hikes on its drug Mytesi which could be used to alleviate side effects in patients being treated for COVID19 http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-drug-prices-jaguar/congresswomen-urge-jaguar-health-to-reverse-price-hike-on-drug-that-may-be-used-in-covid-19-patients-idUSKBN22G25C2020-05-05
CAIRO Egypt is allowing hotels to reopen for domestic tourists on condition they operate at no more than capacity until the end of May and implement a range of other health measures to guard against the new coronavirus the cabinet said on Sunday PositiveCAIRO Egypt is allowing hotels to reopen for domestic tourists on condition they operate at no more than capacity until the end of May and implement a range of other health measures to guard against the new coronavirus the cabinet said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-egypt-tourism/egypt-reopens-hotels-for-local-tourists-with-strict-conditions-idUSKBN22F0VF2020-05-04
CAIRO Egypt was expecting growth of 3 PositiveCAIRO Egypt was expecting growth of 3 http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-egypt-economy-growth/egypt-sees-growth-slowing-to-2-in-2020-21-if-coronavirus-continues-to-december-minister-idUSKBN22F0J02020-05-04
CAIRO Egypts military said on Sunday that 15 of its men had died or been wounded in operations in the Sinai Peninsula recently and that 126 suspected militants had been killed NegativeCAIRO Egypts military said on Sunday that 15 of its men had died or been wounded in operations in the Sinai Peninsula recently and that 126 suspected militants had been killed http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-egypt-security/egypt-reports-15-military-casualties-in-sinai-recently-idUSKBN22F0L72020-05-04
DUBAI Abu Dhabi National Oil Company has begun a gradual restart of its Ruwais oil refinery complex after a scheduled maintenance shutdown a company spokesman said on Sunday NegativeDUBAI Abu Dhabi National Oil Company has begun a gradual restart of its Ruwais oil refinery complex after a scheduled maintenance shutdown a company spokesman said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-emirates-adnoc-refinery/uaes-adnoc-restarts-ruwais-oil-refinery-after-maintenance-idUSKBN22F0DH2020-05-04
DUBAI Iran plans to reopen mosques and schools in areas that have been consistently free of the coronavirus as President Hassan Rouhanis government starts to ease restrictions that were aimed at containing the outbreak PositiveDUBAI Iran plans to reopen mosques and schools in areas that have been consistently free of the coronavirus as President Hassan Rouhanis government starts to ease restrictions that were aimed at containing the outbreak http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-iran/mosques-and-schools-to-reopen-in-irans-low-risk-areas-idUSKBN22F0902020-05-04
DUBAI Wizz Airs planned Abu Dhabibased joint venture carrier is expected to start flying this year the European budget airline said in a statement on Sunday PositiveDUBAI Wizz Airs planned Abu Dhabibased joint venture carrier is expected to start flying this year the European budget airline said in a statement on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-wizz-air/wizz-airs-abu-dhabi-joint-venture-to-start-flights-this-year-idUSKBN22F0D32020-05-04
To attract customers GM and SAIC have hired social media celebrities to promote its new models and are offering free medical masks to customers PositiveBEIJING General Motors sales in China saw doubledigit yearonyear growth in April its two local ventures said on Sunday as the worlds biggest auto market recovers from the coronavirus http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-gm-china-sales/gm-and-saics-china-sales-rebound-in-april-as-market-recovers-idUSKBN22F0ND2020-05-04
CAIRO Saudi Arabia will isolate an industrial area of the eastern city of Dammam from Sunday preventing entry and exit until further notice to curb the spread of the new coronavirus state news agency SPA said on Saturday NegativeCAIRO Saudi Arabia will isolate an industrial area of the eastern city of Dammam from Sunday preventing entry and exit until further notice to curb the spread of the new coronavirus state news agency SPA said on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/health-coronavirus-saudi/saudi-arabia-isolates-industrial-area-in-eastern-city-of-dammam-idUSKBN22F0332020-05-03
CAIRO Yemen has reported three new coronavirus cases two in Aden city and one in Taiz province the national emergency coronavirus committee said on Saturday raising the number of diagnosed infections in the wartown country to 10 with two deaths NegativeCAIRO Yemen has reported three new coronavirus cases two in Aden city and one in Taiz province the national emergency coronavirus committee said on Saturday raising the number of diagnosed infections in the wartown country to 10 with two deaths http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-yemen/three-new-coronavirus-cases-in-yemen-bring-total-confirmed-to-10-idUSKBN22E0R72020-05-03
DUBAI Iran plans to issue sukuk securities worth up to million to fund oil and natural gas projects staterun energy news service SHANA reported on Saturday PositiveDUBAI Iran plans to issue sukuk securities worth up to million to fund oil and natural gas projects staterun energy news service SHANA reported on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-energy-finance-sukuk/iran-to-issue-sukuk-securities-to-fund-oil-gas-projects-idUSKBN22E0FH2020-05-03
SHANGHAI China has published a short animation titled Once Upon a mocking the U.S. response to the new coronavirus using Legolike figures to represent the two countries NegativeSHANGHAI China has published a short animation titled Once Upon a mocking the U.S. response to the new coronavirus using Legolike figures to represent the two countries http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-health-coronavirus-china-usa/once-upon-a-virus-china-mocks-u-s-coronavirus-response-in-lego-like-animation-idUSKBN22E0C42020-05-03
BUENOS AIRES Brazils central bank will cut its benchmark interest rate by 50 basis points again on Wednesday to aid Latin Americas No NegativeBUENOS AIRES Brazils central bank will cut its benchmark interest rate by 50 basis points again on Wednesday to aid Latin Americas No http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-rates-poll/brazil-central-bank-to-cut-rates-again-by-50-bps-in-may-reuters-poll-idUSKBN22D5U72020-05-02
SHANGHAI Chinas central province of Hubei where the novel coronavirus behind the pandemic was first detected will lower its emergency response level from Saturday in the latest relaxation of lockdowns put in place to contain the virus PositiveSHANGHAI Chinas central province of Hubei where the novel coronavirus behind the pandemic was first detected will lower its emergency response level from Saturday in the latest relaxation of lockdowns put in place to contain the virus http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-china-hubei/chinas-hubei-where-coronavirus-began-eases-lockdown-idUSKBN22D4YZ2020-05-02
CAIRO Ten Egyptian army members including an officer were killed or wounded on Thursday when a bomb exploded in an armoured vehicle south of Bir alAbd city in the Northern Sinai region a military spokesman said in a statement NegativeCAIRO Ten Egyptian army members including an officer were killed or wounded on Thursday when a bomb exploded in an armoured vehicle south of Bir alAbd city in the Northern Sinai region a military spokesman said in a statement http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-egypt-security/ten-egyptian-army-members-killed-or-wounded-in-a-bomb-attack-spokesman-idUSKBN22C3JY2020-05-01
DUBAI Middle East state carriers Emirates and Etihad Airways believe it could take three years for air travel demand to return to levels seen just before the COVID19 pandemic broke out according to the U.S. UAE business council NegativeDUBAI Middle East state carriers Emirates and Etihad Airways believe it could take three years for air travel demand to return to levels seen just before the COVID19 pandemic broke out according to the U.S. UAE business council http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-emirates-airlines/emirates-etihad-warn-air-travel-recovery-could-take-three-years-business-council-idUSKBN22C3HW2020-05-01
DUBAI The United Arab Emirates on Thursday called on all Libyan parties to commit to the U.N.supervised political process to end the war while at the same time saluting the eastern Libya basedarmy led by General Khalifa Haftar NegativeDUBAI The United Arab Emirates on Thursday called on all Libyan parties to commit to the U.N.supervised political process to end the war while at the same time saluting the eastern Libya basedarmy led by General Khalifa Haftar http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-emirates-turkey/uae-calls-on-all-libyan-parties-to-commit-to-political-process-renews-support-to-haftar-idUSKBN22C1JO2020-05-01
MUMBAI Indias film industry purveyor of songanddance spectacles to millions will take at least two years to recover financially from the coronavirus pandemic which is threatening bigticket projects putting at risk tens of thousands of jobs NegativeMUMBAI Indias film industry purveyor of songanddance spectacles to millions will take at least two years to recover financially from the coronavirus pandemic which is threatening bigticket projects putting at risk tens of thousands of jobs http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainmenthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-india-bollywood/coronavirus-shatters-silver-screen-dreams-for-indias-bollywood-idUSKBN22D43Q2020-05-01
SHANGHAI Companies listed on Chinas new Nasdaqstyle STAR Market posted combined profit growth in the first quarter as Beijing looks to bolster its tech sector to aid an economy ravaged by the coronavirus outbreak PositiveSHANGHAI Companies listed on Chinas new Nasdaqstyle STAR Market posted combined profit growth in the first quarter as Beijing looks to bolster its tech sector to aid an economy ravaged by the coronavirus outbreak http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-markets-star-board/companies-on-chinas-star-hi-tech-market-post-profit-growth-amid-pandemic-idUSKBN22C1YN2020-05-01
SHANGHAI The number of mainland Chinalisted firms to delay filing annual reports past the regulatory deadline of April 30 has surged to 129 from four the year before an indicator of the level of disruption that will linger after coronavirus lockdowns end NegativeSHANGHAI The number of mainland Chinalisted firms to delay filing annual reports past the regulatory deadline of April 30 has surged to 129 from four the year before an indicator of the level of disruption that will linger after coronavirus lockdowns end http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-china-filings/over-120-listed-chinese-firms-delay-annual-reports-past-regulatory-deadline-idUSKBN22D44O2020-05-01
CAIRO Saudi Arabia will allow entry into and exit from Qatif province starting Thursday the state news agency reported on Wednesday citing a source within the interior ministry PositiveCAIRO Saudi Arabia will allow entry into and exit from Qatif province starting Thursday the state news agency reported on Wednesday citing a source within the interior ministry http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-saudi/saudi-arabia-allows-entry-to-and-exit-from-qatif-province-idUSKBN22B2WL2020-04-30
CAIRO Yemen has reported its first two deaths from the novel coronavirus its health minister told Yemen TV late on Wednesday NegativeCAIRO Yemen has reported its first two deaths from the novel coronavirus its health minister told Yemen TV late on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-yemen-health-coronavirus/yemen-reports-first-two-deaths-from-coronavirus-idUSKBN22C04L2020-04-30
DUBAI The United Arab Emirates is not doing enough to prevent money laundering despite recent progress and causing concerns about its ability to combat financing of terrorism the global dirty money monitoring group said on Thursday NegativeDUBAI The United Arab Emirates is not doing enough to prevent money laundering despite recent progress and causing concerns about its ability to combat financing of terrorism the global dirty money monitoring group said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-emirates-financing/uae-doing-too-little-to-stem-money-laundering-and-terrorist-finance-watchdog-idUSKBN22B3CF2020-04-30
MUMBAI Irrfan Khan an Indian actor who brought versatility and style to recent hit films and had roles in Hollywood movies such as Life of and The died on Wednesday aged 54 NegativeMUMBAI Irrfan Khan an Indian actor who brought versatility and style to recent hit films and had roles in Hollywood movies such as Life of and The died on Wednesday aged 54 http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainmenthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-india-obituary-irrfankhan/irrfan-khan-indian-actor-in-life-of-pi-dies-of-cancer-aged-54-idUSKCN22B0P72020-04-30
SHANGHAI China resolutely any international inquiry into the coronavirus pandemic that presumes its guilt said Le Yucheng a viceforeign minister in comments published on Thursday NegativeSHANGHAI China resolutely any international inquiry into the coronavirus pandemic that presumes its guilt said Le Yucheng a viceforeign minister in comments published on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-china/china-opposes-international-covid-19-probe-that-presumes-its-guilt-vice-foreign-minister-idUSKBN22C00J2020-04-30
SHANGHAI Chinas movie box office faces losses of more than 30 billion yuan NegativeSHANGHAI Chinas movie box office faces losses of more than 30 billion yuan http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-china-movie/chinas-virus-hit-box-office-faces-losses-of-over-4-2-billion-state-media-idUSKBN22B18W2020-04-30
While the study did meet its primary goal the promising NIAID data are from an interim analysis PositiveNEW YORK New clinical data on Gilead Sciences Incs experimental antiviral drug remdesivir has raised hopes it might be an effective treatment for the novel coronavirus that has infected more than 3 million people and killed over 225000 worldwide http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-health-coronavirus-gilead-data-explai/explainer-what-does-new-data-say-about-gileads-experimental-coronavirus-drug-idUSKBN22B3BS2020-04-30
CAIRO Saudi Arabias cabinet stressed that conditions in Yemens Aden and some southern governorates should return to the way they were before the Southern Transitional Council declared a state of emergency state news agency reported on Tuesday NegativeCAIRO Saudi Arabias cabinet stressed that conditions in Yemens Aden and some southern governorates should return to the way they were before the Southern Transitional Council declared a state of emergency state news agency reported on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-yemen-security-saudi-aden/saudi-cabinet-says-conditions-in-yemens-aden-should-return-to-before-stc-declaration-idUSKCN22A3DT2020-04-29
DUBAI There is a very real the new coronavirus is circulating in Yemen the United Nations said on Tuesday warning that an aid funding shortfall would compromise efforts to combat the virus in one of the most vulnerable countries NegativeDUBAI There is a very real the new coronavirus is circulating in Yemen the United Nations said on Tuesday warning that an aid funding shortfall would compromise efforts to combat the virus in one of the most vulnerable countries http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-yemen-aid/coronavirus-probably-circulating-in-yemen-u-n-says-amid-funding-shortage-idUSKCN22A2HH2020-04-29
NAIROBI Eva Nabagala hoped she and her young son would be safe from her family when they fled Uganda for a Kenyan refugee camp but instead the 28yearold says she was attacked and raped there as punishment for being a lesbian NegativeNAIROBI Eva Nabagala hoped she and her young son would be safe from her family when they fled Uganda for a Kenyan refugee camp but instead the 28yearold says she was attacked and raped there as punishment for being a lesbian http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-kenya-refugees-lgbt/lesbians-gays-live-in-fear-of-attacks-in-kenyan-refugee-camp-idUSKCN22A1GB2020-04-29
SHANGHAI Claims that the coronavirus pandemic originated in a laboratory in the Chinese city of Wuhan have no basis in fact the head of the lab told Reuters adding that there were still no conclusive answers as to where the disease started NegativeSHANGHAI Claims that the coronavirus pandemic originated in a laboratory in the Chinese city of Wuhan have no basis in fact the head of the lab told Reuters adding that there were still no conclusive answers as to where the disease started http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-china-lab/china-lab-rejects-covid-19-conspiracy-claims-but-virus-origins-still-a-mystery-idUSKCN22A0MM2020-04-29
SHANGHAI The president of the Shanghai Gold Exchange called for a new supersovereign currency to offset the global dominance of the U.S. dollar which he predicted would decline long term while gold prices rally PositiveSHANGHAI The president of the Shanghai Gold Exchange called for a new supersovereign currency to offset the global dominance of the U.S. dollar which he predicted would decline long term while gold prices rally http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-gold-currency/shanghai-gold-boss-wants-super-sovereign-currency-for-post-crisis-times-idUSKCN22A1FY2020-04-29
DUBAI A period drama about the trials of a Jewish midwife airing on Saudicontrolled MBC for Ramadan has drawn both criticism as an attempt to promote Arab with Israel and praise for a rare exploration of the Gulfs social history PositiveDUBAI A period drama about the trials of a Jewish midwife airing on Saudicontrolled MBC for Ramadan has drawn both criticism as an attempt to promote Arab with Israel and praise for a rare exploration of the Gulfs social history http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainmenthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-media-ramadan-gulf-series/ramadan-period-drama-with-jewish-characters-stirs-debate-in-middle-east-idUSKCN2291M72020-04-28
DUBAI Sovereign wealth funds in the Middle East should be used to boost growth an International Monetary Fund official said on Monday as regional economies struggle with the coronavirus pandemic and the crippling impact of lower oil prices NegativeDUBAI Sovereign wealth funds in the Middle East should be used to boost growth an International Monetary Fund official said on Monday as regional economies struggle with the coronavirus pandemic and the crippling impact of lower oil prices http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-imf-mideast-economy/imf-calls-for-mideast-sovereign-wealth-funds-to-boost-local-economies-idUSKCN2292AX2020-04-28
DUBAI Yemens leading separatist group has declared selfrule in the south complicating U.N. efforts to end a ruinous conflict and protect the countrys shattered health sector from the spread of COVID19 NegativeDUBAI Yemens leading separatist group has declared selfrule in the south complicating U.N. efforts to end a ruinous conflict and protect the countrys shattered health sector from the spread of COVID19 http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-yemen-security-explainer/why-yemen-is-at-war-idUSKCN22924D2020-04-28
CAIRO Kuwait Petroleum Corp is coordinating with clients around the world to cut its crude supplies in line with commitments under a deal by oil producers to reduce output state news agency KUNA reported on Sunday NegativeCAIRO Kuwait Petroleum Corp is coordinating with clients around the world to cut its crude supplies in line with commitments under a deal by oil producers to reduce output state news agency KUNA reported on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil-kuwait/kuwaits-kpc-cuts-crude-supplies-in-line-with-opec-deal-idUSKCN2280OW2020-04-27
DUBAI Saudi Arabia eased curfews on Sunday across the country but kept 24hour lockdowns in place in the city of Mecca and neighbourhoods previously put in isolation to curb the spread of the new coronavirus state news agency SPA said NegativeDUBAI Saudi Arabia eased curfews on Sunday across the country but kept 24hour lockdowns in place in the city of Mecca and neighbourhoods previously put in isolation to curb the spread of the new coronavirus state news agency SPA said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-saudi-curfew/saudi-eases-coronavirus-curfews-keeps-24-hour-curfew-in-mecca-idUSKCN2280A02020-04-27
DUBAI The emirate of Dubai said on Sunday it has lifted its full lockdown on two commercial districts which have a large population of lowincome migrant workers after the United Arab Emirates eased nationwide coronavirus curfews over the weekend NegativeDUBAI The emirate of Dubai said on Sunday it has lifted its full lockdown on two commercial districts which have a large population of lowincome migrant workers after the United Arab Emirates eased nationwide coronavirus curfews over the weekend http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-emirates/dubai-lifts-lockdown-on-two-densely-populated-commercial-districts-idUSKCN2280QZ2020-04-27
SHANGHAI Retail investors may have lost more than 9 billion yuan NegativeSHANGHAI Retail investors may have lost more than 9 billion yuan http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-bank-of-china-oil/retail-losses-from-bank-of-china-oil-investment-product-could-hit-1-3-billion-report-idUSKCN22804L2020-04-27
SHANGHAI The Chinese city of Wuhan where the global coronavirus pandemic began now has no remaining cases in its hospitals a health official told reporters on Sunday NegativeSHANGHAI The Chinese city of Wuhan where the global coronavirus pandemic began now has no remaining cases in its hospitals a health official told reporters on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-china-wuhan/china-says-all-coronavirus-patients-in-wuhan-have-now-been-discharged-idUSKCN2280772020-04-27
TAIPEI The U.S. Treasurys latest semiannual report on trade practices of its major trading partners which was due this month has been delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic two sources with direct knowledge at Taiwans central bank told Reuters NegativeTAIPEI The U.S. Treasurys latest semiannual report on trade practices of its major trading partners which was due this month has been delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic two sources with direct knowledge at Taiwans central bank told Reuters http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-taiwan-economy-usa/u-s-treasury-currency-report-on-trade-partners-delayed-taiwan-central-bank-sources-say-idUSKCN2290EV2020-04-27
TEL AVIV Israels Corsight AI which has developed technology to recognize faces concealed by masks goggles and plastic shields raised million from Awz Ventures a Canadian fund focused on intelligence and security technologies NegativeTEL AVIV Israels Corsight AI which has developed technology to recognize faces concealed by masks goggles and plastic shields raised million from Awz Ventures a Canadian fund focused on intelligence and security technologies http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-facial-recognition/israeli-firm-raises-5-million-for-tech-to-recognize-mask-covered-faces-idUSKCN22809S2020-04-27
CAIRO April 26 Saudi Arabias King Salman issued an order to partially lift the curfew in all regions of the kingdom to become from 9 a NegativeCAIRO April 26 Saudi Arabias King Salman issued an order to partially lift the curfew in all regions of the kingdom to become from 9 a http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/health-coronavirus-saudi-curfew/saudi-arabia-partially-lifts-curfew-keeps-24-hour-curfew-in-mecca-spa-idUSL5N2CE00C2020-04-26
DUBAI Abu Dhabis Etihad Airways said on Saturday it would extend its suspension of scheduled passenger flights until at least May 16 due to the coronavirus outbreak NegativeDUBAI Abu Dhabis Etihad Airways said on Saturday it would extend its suspension of scheduled passenger flights until at least May 16 due to the coronavirus outbreak http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-emirates-coronavirus-airways/abu-dhabis-etihad-extends-suspension-of-scheduled-flights-to-at-least-may-16-idUSKCN2270JY2020-04-26
DUBAI April 25 President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday Iran should draw up its economic plans based on a worstcase scenario that disruptions arising from the coronavirus crisis could last till next March NegativeDUBAI April 25 President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday Iran should draw up its economic plans based on a worstcase scenario that disruptions arising from the coronavirus crisis could last till next March http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/health-coronavirus-iran-rouhani/iran-should-assume-worst-case-scenario-of-coronavirus-lasting-till-march-2021-rouhani-idUSD5N2BW01R2020-04-26
DUBAI Iran should draw up economic plans based on a worstcase scenario of nearly a year of disruptions due to the coronavirus President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday as the death toll from the disease rose by 76 to 5650 NegativeDUBAI Iran should draw up economic plans based on a worstcase scenario of nearly a year of disruptions due to the coronavirus President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday as the death toll from the disease rose by 76 to 5650 http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronarivus-iran/rouhani-says-iran-should-assume-worst-case-coronavirus-scenario-idUSKCN2270HJ2020-04-26
DUBAI Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday that Tehran was closely following U.S. activities but would never initiate a conflict in the region PositiveDUBAI Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday that Tehran was closely following U.S. activities but would never initiate a conflict in the region http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-u-s-rouhani/irans-president-says-tehran-watches-u-s-closely-but-wont-start-conflict-idUSKCN2270FZ2020-04-26
MUMBAI Ash Barty is finding it tricky to maintain high intensity in training during the shutdown but the womens world number one is hoping she will be back to her usual self with the flick of a switch when tennis resumes after the COVID19 pandemic NegativeMUMBAI Ash Barty is finding it tricky to maintain high intensity in training during the shutdown but the womens world number one is hoping she will be back to her usual self with the flick of a switch when tennis resumes after the COVID19 pandemic http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-tennis-barty/tricky-for-barty-to-maintain-training-intensity-in-shutdown-idUSKCN22709X2020-04-26
SHANGHAI Chinas smogprone northern province of Hebei met its air quality targets by a big margin over the winter after concerted efforts to tackle emissions a local official said on Sunday without mentioning coronavirusrelated factory shutdowns PositiveSHANGHAI Chinas smogprone northern province of Hebei met its air quality targets by a big margin over the winter after concerted efforts to tackle emissions a local official said on Sunday without mentioning coronavirusrelated factory shutdowns http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-pollution/chinas-smog-prone-hebei-saw-pollution-fall-15-from-oct-march-idUSKCN2280412020-04-26
SHANGHAI Total losses from a structured crude oil product marketed to retail investors by the Bank of China could be more than 9 billion yuan NegativeSHANGHAI Total losses from a structured crude oil product marketed to retail investors by the Bank of China could be more than 9 billion yuan http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-bank-of-china-oil/losses-on-bank-of-china-crude-oil-investment-product-could-hit-1-3-billion-report-idUSKCN22804L2020-04-26
DUBAI President Hassan Rouhani called on Irans armed forces on Friday to seek regional stability while maintaining vigilance against state TV reported as a war of words with archenemy the United States escalated NegativeDUBAI President Hassan Rouhani called on Irans armed forces on Friday to seek regional stability while maintaining vigilance against state TV reported as a war of words with archenemy the United States escalated http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-iran-military/rouhani-urges-iran-military-to-seek-regional-stability-remain-vigilant-idUSKCN2262LX2020-04-25
DUBAI The Saudiled coalition on Friday said it was extending a unilateral ceasefire in Yemen by one month to support efforts to contain the coronavirus pandemic the staterun Saudi Press Agency reported citing a coalition spokesman PositiveDUBAI The Saudiled coalition on Friday said it was extending a unilateral ceasefire in Yemen by one month to support efforts to contain the coronavirus pandemic the staterun Saudi Press Agency reported citing a coalition spokesman http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-yemen-security-saudi/saudi-led-coalition-announces-one-month-extension-of-yemen-ceasefire-idUSKCN2261GS2020-04-25
SHANGHAI Chinas Shanghai International Energy Exchange said on Friday it had approved an additional 800000 cubic metres of storage for Sinopec Groups Commercial Petroleum Reserve Co as delivery tanks for crude oil futures PositiveSHANGHAI Chinas Shanghai International Energy Exchange said on Friday it had approved an additional 800000 cubic metres of storage for Sinopec Groups Commercial Petroleum Reserve Co as delivery tanks for crude oil futures http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-oil-futures-storage/chinas-ine-adds-to-sinopecs-commercial-petroleum-reserve-co-storage-capacity-idUSKCN2261RG2020-04-25
CAIRO Dubai on Thursday allowed cafes and restaurants to resume business and shopping malls to be opened partially from 12 p PositiveCAIRO Dubai on Thursday allowed cafes and restaurants to resume business and shopping malls to be opened partially from 12 p http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-emirates/dubai-opens-restaurants-and-cafes-resumes-public-transportation-idUSKCN2253CA2020-04-24
CAIRO Egypt will ease its coronavirus lockdown for the holy fasting month of Ramadan by allowing more businesses to reopen and shortening a nighttime curfew the prime minister said on Thursday as new coronavirus cases reached the highest daily toll since the first infection was confirmed in February PositiveCAIRO Egypt will ease its coronavirus lockdown for the holy fasting month of Ramadan by allowing more businesses to reopen and shortening a nighttime curfew the prime minister said on Thursday as new coronavirus cases reached the highest daily toll since the first infection was confirmed in February http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-egypt/egypt-loosening-some-lockdown-restrictions-for-ramadan-coronavirus-toll-rises-idUSKCN2252GD2020-04-24
DUBAI The United Arab Emirates has shortened a nationwide coronavirus curfew by two hours to now run daily from 10 p PositiveDUBAI The United Arab Emirates has shortened a nationwide coronavirus curfew by two hours to now run daily from 10 p http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-emirates-curfew/uae-shortens-curfew-hours-for-ramadan-wam-idUSKCN2253FR2020-04-24
It also said the authorities would support the sale of cars with swappable batteries a technology that has been pursued by Chinese electric vehicle makers Nio Inc and BAIC BluePark PositiveBEIJING China will cut subsidies on new energy vehicles such as electric cars by this year the finance ministry said on Thursday following a decision last month to continue providing incentives to buy cleaner cars http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-autos-electric-subsidies/china-to-cut-new-energy-vehicle-subsidies-by-10-this-year-idUSKCN2251772020-04-24
NAIROBI A sixfoot image of a sadeyed man baseball cap askew and mask covering his nose and mouth is spray painted on a building in a Nairobi slum PositiveNAIROBI A sixfoot image of a sadeyed man baseball cap askew and mask covering his nose and mouth is spray painted on a building in a Nairobi slum http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainment/artshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-kenya-graffiti/spray-it-dont-say-it-kenya-graffiti-artists-spread-health-message-idUSKCN2251PN2020-04-24
NAIROBI African airlines could lose billion in passenger revenue in 2020 the International Air Transport Association said on Thursday as flight restrictions due to the novel coronavirus hit the sector on the continent NegativeNAIROBI African airlines could lose billion in passenger revenue in 2020 the International Air Transport Association said on Thursday as flight restrictions due to the novel coronavirus hit the sector on the continent http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-health-coronavirus-africa-airlines/african-airlines-could-lose-6-billion-in-passenger-revenue-in-2020-iata-idUSKCN2251OU2020-04-24
SHANGHAI Chinas central bank cut the interest rate on its targeted mediumterm lending facility on Friday following similar reductions to borrowing costs on other liquidity tools in the past few weeks to support the economy NegativeSHANGHAI Chinas central bank cut the interest rate on its targeted mediumterm lending facility on Friday following similar reductions to borrowing costs on other liquidity tools in the past few weeks to support the economy http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-economy-tmlf/china-cuts-tmlf-interest-rate-by-20-basis-points-in-latest-economy-support-step-idUSKCN22606G2020-04-24
SHANGHAI Chinas central bank has not yet conducted open market operations on Friday traders said NegativeSHANGHAI Chinas central bank has not yet conducted open market operations on Friday traders said http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-markets-tmlf/china-central-bank-yet-to-conduct-open-market-operations-on-friday-traders-idUSKCN2260562020-04-24
CAIRO Abu Dhabi will reopen bus services by 6 a NeutralCAIRO Abu Dhabi will reopen bus services by 6 a http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-emirates-abu-dhabi-transportation/abu-dhabi-to-re-open-bus-services-saturday-after-sterilization-idUSKCN2243HF2020-04-23
CAIRO Bahrain extended the closure measures it took to limit the spread of coronavirus for two additional weeks which set to start from April 23 until May 7 state news agency reported on Wednesday NegativeCAIRO Bahrain extended the closure measures it took to limit the spread of coronavirus for two additional weeks which set to start from April 23 until May 7 state news agency reported on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-bahrain/bahrain-extends-closure-measures-for-two-weeks-starting-april-23-idUSKCN22436U2020-04-23
CAIRO Egypts parliament approved on Wednesday amendments to the countrys emergency laws that give expanded powers to the presidency and the military prosecution as authorities try to counter the new coronavirus outbreak NegativeCAIRO Egypts parliament approved on Wednesday amendments to the countrys emergency laws that give expanded powers to the presidency and the military prosecution as authorities try to counter the new coronavirus outbreak http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-egypt-lawmaking/egypt-amends-emergency-laws-amid-coronavirus-outbreak-idUSKCN22437A2020-04-23
A spokeswoman for SESAI told the Thomson Reuters Foundation that the ministry had sent 280 rapid tests to Mato Grosso do Sul for the indigenous people in the state PositiveNo family in the Dourados Indigenous Reserve has a constant source of water say community members as their supply is interrupted several times a day or stops completely for days http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-health-coronavirus-brazil-indigenous/lack-of-clean-water-leaves-brazil-indigenous-reserve-exposed-to-coronavirus-idUSKCN2232H12020-04-22
DUBAI A group of multinational companies said on Wednesday it was donating tens of thousands of coronavirus testing kits and medical equipment to Yemen where a fiveyear war has destroyed the health system and left millions vulnerable to disease PositiveDUBAI A group of multinational companies said on Wednesday it was donating tens of thousands of coronavirus testing kits and medical equipment to Yemen where a fiveyear war has destroyed the health system and left millions vulnerable to disease http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-yemen/companies-give-yemen-tens-of-thousands-of-coronavirus-test-kits-to-ease-shortage-idUSKCN22332S2020-04-22
DUBAI Agriculture and food ministers from the Group of 20 countries agreed at a virtual meeting on Tuesday that emergency measures to stop the spread of the new coronavirus must not upend global food supply chains NeutralDUBAI Agriculture and food ministers from the Group of 20 countries agreed at a virtual meeting on Tuesday that emergency measures to stop the spread of the new coronavirus must not upend global food supply chains http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-agriculture-g20-ua/g20-agriculture-ministers-say-corona-measures-should-not-disrupt-food-supply-idUSKCN2232DI2020-04-22
DUBAI Irans Revolutionary Guards force said on Wednesday it had launched the countrys first military satellite which had gone into orbit NegativeDUBAI Irans Revolutionary Guards force said on Wednesday it had launched the countrys first military satellite which had gone into orbit http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-satellite/irans-guards-launch-its-first-military-satellite-state-tv-idUSKCN2240LO2020-04-22
SHANGHAI Bank of China Ltd said on Wednesday it suspended transactions to open new positions for its crude oil futures trading product from Wednesday onwards following other banks in curtailing their energy product offerings NegativeSHANGHAI Bank of China Ltd said on Wednesday it suspended transactions to open new positions for its crude oil futures trading product from Wednesday onwards following other banks in curtailing their energy product offerings http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-bank-of-china-oil/bank-of-china-suspends-new-open-positions-for-crude-oil-trading-product-idUSKCN2240AM2020-04-22
SPAINs lockdown is due to apply until May 9 with some easing under an exit lockdown phase for some regions or groups from April 27 NegativeCountries around the world are wondering when and how to ease coronavirus lockdowns though the World Health Organization is warning that should be done slowly and only when there is capacity to isolate cases and trace contacts http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainment/artshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-lockdowns-factbox/factbox-countries-pondering-an-easing-of-coronavirus-curbs-idUSKCN2231Y42020-04-22
CAIRO Saudi Arabia extended on Monday the suspension of praying in the Grand Mosque and Prophets Mosque during the fasting month of Ramadan to stem the spread of the coronavirus the Presidency of the Two Holy Mosques Affairs said on Twitter NegativeCAIRO Saudi Arabia extended on Monday the suspension of praying in the Grand Mosque and Prophets Mosque during the fasting month of Ramadan to stem the spread of the coronavirus the Presidency of the Two Holy Mosques Affairs said on Twitter http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-saudi-islam/saudi-arabia-suspends-praying-in-the-two-holy-mosques-for-ramadan-tweet-idUSKBN2222VY2020-04-21
JUGYAI India Most days you can find Dayaram Kushwaha and his wife Gyanvati hauling bricks for stonemasons in a booming northern suburb of New Delhi PositiveJUGYAI India Most days you can find Dayaram Kushwaha and his wife Gyanvati hauling bricks for stonemasons in a booming northern suburb of New Delhi http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-health-coronavirus-india-migrants-spe/special-report-indias-migrant-workers-fall-through-cracks-in-coronavirus-lockdown-idUSKBN2230M32020-04-21
KUWAIT Kuwait will extend the suspension of work in the public sector including at government ministries until May 31 and expand a nationwide curfew to 16 hours as part of efforts to combat the coronavirus a government spokesman said on Monday NegativeKUWAIT Kuwait will extend the suspension of work in the public sector including at government ministries until May 31 and expand a nationwide curfew to 16 hours as part of efforts to combat the coronavirus a government spokesman said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-kuwait/kuwait-expands-curfew-extends-public-sector-work-suspension-idUSKBN2222QE2020-04-21
DUBAI Iran has extended furloughs for prisoners for another month Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday as the Islamic Republic endeavours to stem the spread of the new coronavirus in its crowded jails NegativeDUBAI Iran has extended furloughs for prisoners for another month Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday as the Islamic Republic endeavours to stem the spread of the new coronavirus in its crowded jails http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-iran/iran-extends-prisoner-furloughs-closure-of-holy-sites-amid-coronavirus-idUSKBN2210912020-04-20
DUBAI Pakistan has started repatriating some of its citizens from the United Arab Emirates which had threatened to review labour ties with countries refusing to take back their nationals during the novel coronavirus pandemic NegativeDUBAI Pakistan has started repatriating some of its citizens from the United Arab Emirates which had threatened to review labour ties with countries refusing to take back their nationals during the novel coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-emirates/pakistan-starts-repatriating-uae-based-nationals-stranded-by-coronavirus-idUSKBN22107J2020-04-20
SHANGHAI China cut its benchmark lending rate as expected on Monday to reduce borrowing costs for companies and prop up the coronavirushit economy after it contracted for the first time in decades NegativeSHANGHAI China cut its benchmark lending rate as expected on Monday to reduce borrowing costs for companies and prop up the coronavirushit economy after it contracted for the first time in decades http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-economy-lpr/china-cuts-key-rate-for-second-time-this-year-more-easing-likely-idUSKBN22203J2020-04-20
DUBAI India has agreed to send hydroxychloroquine tablets to the United Arab Emirates to be used for treating COVID19 patients the Gulf Arab states embassy in New Delhi said PositiveDUBAI India has agreed to send hydroxychloroquine tablets to the United Arab Emirates to be used for treating COVID19 patients the Gulf Arab states embassy in New Delhi said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-india-emirates/india-sends-hydroxychloroquine-to-uae-for-covid-19-patients-idUSKBN22105E2020-04-19
DUBAI Iran allowed some businesses in the capital Tehran to reopen on Saturday as the countrys daily death toll from the new coronavirus fell to 73 its lowest in more than a month NegativeDUBAI Iran allowed some businesses in the capital Tehran to reopen on Saturday as the countrys daily death toll from the new coronavirus fell to 73 its lowest in more than a month http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-iran/iran-partially-reopens-capital-as-coronavirus-deaths-hit-one-month-low-idUSKBN2200IW2020-04-19
DUBAI The Iranian armed forces have acquired three bombcarrying drones with a range of 1500 kilometers Defense Minister Amir Hatami said on state television on Saturday NegativeDUBAI The Iranian armed forces have acquired three bombcarrying drones with a range of 1500 kilometers Defense Minister Amir Hatami said on state television on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-security-military-drones/iranian-army-acquires-combat-capable-drones-with-930-mile-range-defense-minister-idUSKBN2200E12020-04-19
DUBAI The United Arab Emirates will fine people up to 20000 dirhams if they share medical information about the coronavirus that contradicts official statements state news agency WAM reported on Saturday NegativeDUBAI The United Arab Emirates will fine people up to 20000 dirhams if they share medical information about the coronavirus that contradicts official statements state news agency WAM reported on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-emirates-media/uae-announces-5500-fine-for-spreading-unauthorised-coronavirus-information-idUSKBN2200LR2020-04-19
Orion Melehan CEO of Santa Cruz Californiabased LifeAID a specialty beverage company said two of his production partners are looking for alternative CO2 sources PositiveNEW ANGELES Dwindling supplies of carbon dioxide from ethanol plants are sparking concern about shortages of beer soda and seltzer water essentials for many quarantined Americans http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-health-coronavirus-ethanol-beer/beer-may-lose-its-fizz-as-co2-supplies-go-flat-during-pandemic-idUSKBN2200G32020-04-19
TAIPEI Taiwan reported 22 new coronavirus cases on Sunday almost all of them sailors who had been on a friendly visit of Taiwanese navy ships to the small Pacific island state of Palau last month PositiveTAIPEI Taiwan reported 22 new coronavirus cases on Sunday almost all of them sailors who had been on a friendly visit of Taiwanese navy ships to the small Pacific island state of Palau last month http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-health-coronavirus-taiwan/taiwan-reports-22-new-coronavirus-cases-mostly-navy-sailors-idUSKBN2210652020-04-19
DUBAI Dubai the United Arab Emirates business hub has extended by one week a 24houraday curfew imposed as part of a sterilisation drive to control the spread of the coronavirus the government said in a Twitter post on Friday NegativeDUBAI Dubai the United Arab Emirates business hub has extended by one week a 24houraday curfew imposed as part of a sterilisation drive to control the spread of the coronavirus the government said in a Twitter post on Friday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-emirates/dubai-extends-24-hour-coronavirus-curfew-by-a-week-idUSKBN21Z2K42020-04-18
DUBAI Iran on Friday paraded disinfection vehicles mobile hospitals and other medical equipment to mark its Army Day as the countrys death toll from the coronavirus outbreak rose by 89 to 4958 NegativeDUBAI Iran on Friday paraded disinfection vehicles mobile hospitals and other medical equipment to mark its Army Day as the countrys death toll from the coronavirus outbreak rose by 89 to 4958 http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-iran/iran-parades-medical-gear-not-missiles-on-army-day-as-coronavirus-deaths-hit-4958-idUSKBN21Z0YW2020-04-18
SHANGHAI China ordered on Saturday that anyone in Wuhan working in certain servicerelated jobs must take a coronavirus test if they want to leave the city NegativeSHANGHAI China ordered on Saturday that anyone in Wuhan working in certain servicerelated jobs must take a coronavirus test if they want to leave the city http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-wuhan-tests/china-mandates-coronavirus-tests-for-key-public-workers-leaving-wuhan-idUSKBN22009Y2020-04-18
We are working to test a contacttracing app in some Italian Domenico Arcuri the governments special commissioner for the coronavirus emergency told state broadcaster RAI late on Thursday NegativeMILAN Italy plans to use a smartphone app developed by tech startup Bending Spoons to track people who test positive for the new coronavirus as part of efforts to lift its nationwide lockdown http://www.reuters.com/innovation/article/us-health-coronavirus-italy-technology/italy-tests-contact-tracing-app-to-speed-lockdown-exit-idUSKBN21Z0VJ2020-04-18
CAIRO April 17 Saudi Arabia is facing the current global crisis from a position of strength given its strong financial position and reserves with relatively low government debt its finance minister said referring to the impact of the coronavirus outbreak NegativeCAIRO April 17 Saudi Arabia is facing the current global crisis from a position of strength given its strong financial position and reserves with relatively low government debt its finance minister said referring to the impact of the coronavirus outbreak http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/us/article/saudi-finance-corona/saudi-arabia-faces-coronavirus-crisis-from-position-of-strength-minister-idUSL8N2C50542020-04-17
CAIRO Egypt will halt all public transport and coach trips on Monday to keep crowds down during a major public holiday and limit the spread of the coronavirus Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly said on Thursday NegativeCAIRO Egypt will halt all public transport and coach trips on Monday to keep crowds down during a major public holiday and limit the spread of the coronavirus Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-egypt/egypt-to-halt-public-transport-on-monday-to-limit-holiday-crowds-idUSKBN21Y2S02020-04-17
CAIRO Kuwait announced on Thursday that its civil aviation directorate general will operate 75 flights in the next phase for evacuating citizens abroad who face the spread of the coronavirus pandemic the state news agency reported PositiveCAIRO Kuwait announced on Thursday that its civil aviation directorate general will operate 75 flights in the next phase for evacuating citizens abroad who face the spread of the coronavirus pandemic the state news agency reported http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-kuwait/kuwait-to-operate-75-flights-for-evacuating-citizens-abroad-state-news-agency-idUSKBN21Y2WJ2020-04-17
CAIRO Saudi Arabia is facing the global crisis from a position of strength given its strong financial position and reserves with relatively low government debt its finance minister said referring to the impact of the coronavirus outbreak NegativeCAIRO Saudi Arabia is facing the global crisis from a position of strength given its strong financial position and reserves with relatively low government debt its finance minister said referring to the impact of the coronavirus outbreak http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-finance-corona/saudi-arabia-faces-coronavirus-crisis-with-strong-reserves-low-debt-minister-idUSKBN21Z0A72020-04-17
CAIRO Wearing white face paint stripy top and bright red spectacle frames Ahmed Naser stands in a street in Cairo distributing face masks and health advice to passing children PositiveCAIRO Wearing white face paint stripy top and bright red spectacle frames Ahmed Naser stands in a street in Cairo distributing face masks and health advice to passing children http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainment/artshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-egypt-mime/mime-artist-breaks-silence-to-give-coronavirus-health-tips-in-cairo-idUSKCN21Y2F42020-04-17
DUBAI Abu Dhabis Etihad Airways has the full support of its state shareholder as it plans a partial resumption of passenger flights from May 1 its chief executive Tony Douglas said on Thursday PositiveDUBAI Abu Dhabis Etihad Airways has the full support of its state shareholder as it plans a partial resumption of passenger flights from May 1 its chief executive Tony Douglas said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-health-coronavirus-etihad-airways/etihad-has-full-support-of-state-owner-will-resume-flights-in-may-ceo-idUSKCN21Y11M2020-04-17
DUBAI Oman locked down a textile market in a town popular with tourists over coronavirus fears and Dubai emirate restricted curfew movement permits on Thursday as the number of reported infections in the Gulf region rose with increased testing NegativeDUBAI Oman locked down a textile market in a town popular with tourists over coronavirus fears and Dubai emirate restricted curfew movement permits on Thursday as the number of reported infections in the Gulf region rose with increased testing http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-gulf/oman-isolates-textile-market-over-coronavirus-dubai-curbs-movement-permits-idUSKBN21Y30I2020-04-17
DUBAI Saudi Arabia the current G20 chair said on Thursday it has pledged million to support global efforts to combat the coronavirus pandemic and urged other countries and organisations to help bridge an billion financing gap PositiveDUBAI Saudi Arabia the current G20 chair said on Thursday it has pledged million to support global efforts to combat the coronavirus pandemic and urged other countries and organisations to help bridge an billion financing gap http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-g20/g20-chair-saudi-arabia-pledges-500-million-to-combat-coronavirus-statement-idUSKBN21Y35F2020-04-17
In SPAIN construction and manufacturing sectors returned to work on April 13 but the government has said the nationwide confinement in force until April 26 would likely last until May PositiveVarious countries around the world are wondering when and how to ease coronavirus lockdowns though the World Health Organization is warning that should be done slowly and only when there is capacity to isolate cases and trace contacts http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainment/artshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-lockdowns-factbox/factbox-countries-pondering-an-easing-of-coronavirus-curbs-idUSKCN21Y17T2020-04-17
MUMBAI The purple ink stamped on Iqbal Hussain Siddiquis hand by Indian health workers was supposed to ensure he stayed home under quarantine NeutralMUMBAI The purple ink stamped on Iqbal Hussain Siddiquis hand by Indian health workers was supposed to ensure he stayed home under quarantine http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-health-coronavirus-india-muslims-insi/in-modis-india-virus-fallout-inflames-divisions-between-muslims-and-hindus-idUSKBN21Z0LN2020-04-17
SHANGHAI April 16 Apple Incs new iPhone SE for the budgetconscious is unlikely to be a major driver of sales in China with analysts noting it lacks the 5G capability that most new Chinese smartphones in a similar price range offer NegativeBy Josh Horwitz http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/apple-iphone-china/apples-new-budget-iphone-unlikely-to-make-splash-in-china-where-5g-now-commonplace-idUSL3N2C40VJ2020-04-17
SHANGHAI Most U.S. firms in China currently have no plans to relocate production to other parts of the country or abroad due to the coronavirus but there is less certainty about the long term due to growing worries over U.S.China decoupling a survey showed NegativeSHANGHAI Most U.S. firms in China currently have no plans to relocate production to other parts of the country or abroad due to the coronavirus but there is less certainty about the long term due to growing worries over U.S.China decoupling a survey showed http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-china-business/most-u-s-firms-have-no-plans-to-leave-china-due-to-coronavirus-survey-idUSKBN21Z08K2020-04-17
TAIPEI Taiwan will donate two million face masks to its former colonial master Japan which has been hard hit by the outbreak of the new coronavirus as part of the islands efforts to show it can help the world combat the pandemic PositiveTAIPEI Taiwan will donate two million face masks to its former colonial master Japan which has been hard hit by the outbreak of the new coronavirus as part of the islands efforts to show it can help the world combat the pandemic http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-taiwan-japan/taiwan-says-donating-2-million-face-masks-to-virus-hit-japan-idUSKCN21Y0ZF2020-04-17
TAIWAN another example of a successful early response has avoided full lockdown but continues to promote social distancing NeutralVarious countries around the world are wondering when and how to ease coronavirus lockdowns though the World Health Organization is warning that should be done slowly and only when there is capacity to isolate cases and trace contacts http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainment/artshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-lockdowns-factbox/factbox-countries-pondering-an-easing-of-coronavirus-curbs-idUSKCN21Y17T2020-04-17
DUBAI Qatar detained dozens of migrant workers and expelled them last month after telling them they were being taken to be tested for the new coronavirus human rights group Amnesty International said on Wednesday NegativeDUBAI Qatar detained dozens of migrant workers and expelled them last month after telling them they were being taken to be tested for the new coronavirus human rights group Amnesty International said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-qatar/qatar-illegally-expelled-workers-during-coronavirus-outbreak-amnesty-idUSKCN21X2UL2020-04-16
DUBAI Saudi Arabia was set to raise billion with a threetranche bond deal on Wednesday a document showed as the worlds biggest oil exporter seeks to replenish state coffers battered by low oil prices and expectations of lower output NegativeDUBAI Saudi Arabia was set to raise billion with a threetranche bond deal on Wednesday a document showed as the worlds biggest oil exporter seeks to replenish state coffers battered by low oil prices and expectations of lower output http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-bonds/saudi-arabia-sells-7-billion-in-three-part-bonds-as-oil-squeezes-budget-idUSKCN21X3252020-04-16
and voluntary contributions which are targeted at specific programmes such as polio eradication and the fight against AIDS malaria and other infectious diseases NeutralU.S. President Donald Trump has told his administration to temporarily halt funding to the World Health Organization in the midst of the COVID19 pandemic caused by the new coronavirus http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-who-funding-explai/explainer-what-the-u-s-funds-freeze-could-mean-for-who-and-its-work-idUSKCN21X2A02020-04-16
CAIRO An Egyptian policeman and seven suspected militants were killed on Tuesday in an exchange of gunfire the ministry of interior said in a statement late on Tuesday NegativeCAIRO An Egyptian policeman and seven suspected militants were killed on Tuesday in an exchange of gunfire the ministry of interior said in a statement late on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-egypt-security/egyptian-policeman-seven-suspected-militants-killed-in-cairo-gunbattle-idUSKCN21W2SJ2020-04-15
SHANGHAI As the spread of coronavirus eases in China Cao Junjie and his family are making the most of the sunny days at a Shanghai amusement park with one important twist NegativeSHANGHAI As the spread of coronavirus eases in China Cao Junjie and his family are making the most of the sunny days at a Shanghai amusement park with one important twist http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-china-protection-s/space-cadet-a-chinese-father-innovates-to-ward-off-coronavirus-idUSKCN21V0MV2020-04-15
SHANGHAI China has launched an epidemiological survey in nine regions in an effort to determine the full scale of asymptomatic infections and overall immunity levels the official China Daily newspaper reported on Wednesday NegativeSHANGHAI China has launched an epidemiological survey in nine regions in an effort to determine the full scale of asymptomatic infections and overall immunity levels the official China Daily newspaper reported on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-china-survey/china-launches-coronavirus-survey-in-nine-regions-state-media-idUSKCN21X0402020-04-15
SHANGHAI Chinas central bank on Wednesday stepped up policy support for its embattled economy cutting a key rate to a recordlow and reducing the amount banks must hold as reserves by around billion as the coronavirus crisis slammed the brakes on growth NegativeSHANGHAI Chinas central bank on Wednesday stepped up policy support for its embattled economy cutting a key rate to a recordlow and reducing the amount banks must hold as reserves by around billion as the coronavirus crisis slammed the brakes on growth http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-economy-mlf/china-cuts-medium-term-borrowing-costs-to-record-low-steps-up-pandemic-battle-idUSKCN21X05C2020-04-15
The AIU noted on their official website on Tuesday that a charge had been issued against Wanjiru for use of a prohibited NegativeKenyan Daniel Wanjiru the winner of the 2017 London Marathon has been provisionally suspended by the Athletics Integrity Unit http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-athletics-kenya-wanjiru/former-london-marathon-winner-wanjiru-provisionally-suspended-idUSKCN21W2YU2020-04-15
DUBAI Dubais Emirates said on Monday it planned to operate limited passenger services to Algiers Tunis Jakarta Manila Taipei Kabul and Chicago PositiveDUBAI Dubais Emirates said on Monday it planned to operate limited passenger services to Algiers Tunis Jakarta Manila Taipei Kabul and Chicago http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-health-coronavirus-emirates-airline/emirates-to-operate-limited-passenger-services-to-u-s-asia-north-africa-idUSKCN21V0T62020-04-14
DUBAI Irans death toll from the coronavirus outbreak has risen to 4585 with 111 more overnight a health ministry official said on Monday adding the total number of infected cases had reached 73303 in the mostaffected Middle Eastern country NegativeDUBAI Irans death toll from the coronavirus outbreak has risen to 4585 with 111 more overnight a health ministry official said on Monday adding the total number of infected cases had reached 73303 in the mostaffected Middle Eastern country http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-iran/iran-records-4585-coronavirus-deaths-as-restrictions-eased-idUSKCN21V0PT2020-04-14
DUBAI Oman has told its oil producing companies to cut 200000 barrels per day starting from May 1 until the end of June in line with crude supply reduction pact and will inform its customers of the same plan its oil ministry said NegativeDUBAI Oman has told its oil producing companies to cut 200000 barrels per day starting from May 1 until the end of June in line with crude supply reduction pact and will inform its customers of the same plan its oil ministry said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil-oman/oman-says-will-cut-oil-output-by-200000-bpd-from-may-1-as-opec-pact-idUSKCN21W09M2020-04-14
DUBAI Russias sovereign wealth fund will continue to invest in Saudi Arabias Vision 2030 development programme the Saudiowned AlArabiya channel on Monday cited the head of the fund as saying PositiveDUBAI Russias sovereign wealth fund will continue to invest in Saudi Arabias Vision 2030 development programme the Saudiowned AlArabiya channel on Monday cited the head of the fund as saying http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-global-oil-saudi-russia/russia-fund-says-will-continue-to-invest-in-saudi-arabia-al-arabiya-idUSKCN21V1542020-04-14
SHANGHAI China has appointed Sun Jinlong as the new Communist Party Secretary of the Ministry of Ecology and Environment replacing Li Ganjie the ministrys website showed on Tuesday NegativeSHANGHAI China has appointed Sun Jinlong as the new Communist Party Secretary of the Ministry of Ecology and Environment replacing Li Ganjie the ministrys website showed on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-environment/china-appoints-sun-jinlong-as-new-environment-ministry-party-head-idUSKCN21V2AV2020-04-14
CAIRO Iraqs oil minister said late on Sunday that the big oil cut deal reached at an meeting would help stabilize the market PositiveCAIRO Iraqs oil minister said late on Sunday that the big oil cut deal reached at an meeting would help stabilize the market http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil-opec-iraq/iraqi-oil-minister-says-big-oil-cut-deal-will-help-to-stabilize-oil-market-idUSKCN21U0WY2020-04-13
DUBAI Abu Dhabis Etihad Airways said on Sunday it would operate special flights to Brussels Dublin London Tokyo and Zurich between April 14 and 22 NeutralDUBAI Abu Dhabis Etihad Airways said on Sunday it would operate special flights to Brussels Dublin London Tokyo and Zurich between April 14 and 22 http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-health-coronavirus-etihad-airways/etihad-to-operate-special-flights-to-europe-japan-this-month-statement-idUSKCN21U0LD2020-04-13
DUBAI Kuwaits oil minister said on Sunday that his country would be cutting more than 1 million barrels per day in actual oil supply taking into consideration its current April production of around 3 NegativeDUBAI Kuwaits oil minister said on Sunday that his country would be cutting more than 1 million barrels per day in actual oil supply taking into consideration its current April production of around 3 http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil-opec-kuwait/kuwait-says-its-effective-oil-cut-is-above-1-million-bpd-oil-minister-idUSKCN21U0TS2020-04-13
DUBAI The Saudi energy minister said on Sunday that effective oil supply cuts by OPEC and its allies a group known as will amount to 12 NegativeDUBAI The Saudi energy minister said on Sunday that effective oil supply cuts by OPEC and its allies a group known as will amount to 12 http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil-saudi/saudi-energy-minister-says-opec-effective-oil-cuts-are-12-5-million-bpd-idUSKCN21U0UA2020-04-13
DUBAI The United Arab Emirates central bank has urged commercial lenders to use the billionworth of capital and liquidity measures launched by the regulator to support the economy during the coronavirus outbreak PositiveDUBAI The United Arab Emirates central bank has urged commercial lenders to use the billionworth of capital and liquidity measures launched by the regulator to support the economy during the coronavirus outbreak http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-emirates-cenbank/uae-central-bank-urges-commercial-lenders-to-use-stimulus-scheme-idUSKCN21V0A22020-04-13
SHANGHAI Chinas northeastern city of Suifenhe on the countrys border with Russia said on Sunday its strengthening border controls as part of measures to prevent imported cases NegativeSHANGHAI Chinas northeastern city of Suifenhe on the countrys border with Russia said on Sunday its strengthening border controls as part of measures to prevent imported cases http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-suifenhe/chinas-suifenhe-city-bordering-russia-strengthens-controls-to-prevent-imported-cases-idUSKCN21U07E2020-04-13
TAIPEI A Chinese naval flotilla led by the countrys first aircraft carrier passed by the eastern and southern coasts of Taiwan on Sunday to carry out drills the islands defence ministry said in the latest uptick in military tensions NegativeTAIPEI A Chinese naval flotilla led by the countrys first aircraft carrier passed by the eastern and southern coasts of Taiwan on Sunday to carry out drills the islands defence ministry said in the latest uptick in military tensions http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-taiwan-china-defence/taiwan-says-chinese-carrier-group-drills-close-to-island-idUSKCN21U0KE2020-04-13
CAIRO Egyptian police fired tear gas on Saturday to disperse a crowd of people who gathered in a village near the Nile Delta to prevent the burial of a doctor who died of coronavirus according to local newspapers and footage on social media NegativeCAIRO Egyptian police fired tear gas on Saturday to disperse a crowd of people who gathered in a village near the Nile Delta to prevent the burial of a doctor who died of coronavirus according to local newspapers and footage on social media http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-egypt/egyptian-police-disperse-villagers-who-stopped-burial-of-doctor-killed-by-coronavirus-idUSKCN21T0V52020-04-12
CAIRO Saudi Arabias King Salman approved an extension of the kingdoms curfew until further notice due to the rate at which the coronavirus is currently spreading the state news agency reported early on Sunday NeutralCAIRO Saudi Arabias King Salman approved an extension of the kingdoms curfew until further notice due to the rate at which the coronavirus is currently spreading the state news agency reported early on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-saudi-curfew/saudi-king-approves-extension-of-curfew-until-further-notice-spa-idUSKCN21T0WM2020-04-12
CAIRO United Arab Emirates energy minister Suhail Al Mazrouei said on Saturday that an decision to cut oil supply will have a major impact on rebalancing the oil market amid the coronavirus outbreak NegativeCAIRO United Arab Emirates energy minister Suhail Al Mazrouei said on Saturday that an decision to cut oil supply will have a major impact on rebalancing the oil market amid the coronavirus outbreak http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil-emirates/uae-says-opec-output-cut-decision-will-have-a-major-impact-idUSKCN21T0NI2020-04-12
DUBAI President Hassan Rouhani urged Iranians to continue to respect measures to guard against the new coronavirus as business activities resumed in most of the country on Saturday state news agency IRNA reported NegativeDUBAI President Hassan Rouhani urged Iranians to continue to respect measures to guard against the new coronavirus as business activities resumed in most of the country on Saturday state news agency IRNA reported http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-iran/iran-renews-coronavirus-warning-as-low-risk-activities-re-start-idUSKCN21T0AO2020-04-12
DUBAI Saudi Arabia plans to announce its crude prices for May on Sunday a source told Reuters having delayed the official release until after it finalizes a global oil supply cut deal NegativeDUBAI Saudi Arabia plans to announce its crude prices for May on Sunday a source told Reuters having delayed the official release until after it finalizes a global oil supply cut deal http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/saudi-crude-prices-int/saudi-aramco-to-release-may-crude-official-prices-on-sunday-source-idUSKCN21T0HC2020-04-12
NAIROBI Several African countries have demanded that China address their concerns that Africans in Guangzhou city are being mistreated and harassed amid fears there of a potential spread of coronavirus from imported cases NegativeNAIROBI Several African countries have demanded that China address their concerns that Africans in Guangzhou city are being mistreated and harassed amid fears there of a potential spread of coronavirus from imported cases http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-africa/some-african-nations-complain-about-treatment-of-africans-in-chinas-guangzhou-idUSKCN21T0T72020-04-12
SHANGHAI Chinas southern city of Guangzhou treats foreigners and Chinese nationals equally in enforcing measures to contain the coronavirus local government officials said on Sunday as the city steps up scrutiny of foreigners NegativeSHANGHAI Chinas southern city of Guangzhou treats foreigners and Chinese nationals equally in enforcing measures to contain the coronavirus local government officials said on Sunday as the city steps up scrutiny of foreigners http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-guangzhou/chinas-guangzhou-says-it-enforces-coronavirus-curbs-equally-for-foreigners-citizens-idUSKCN21U03C2020-04-12
SHANGHAI Mainland China reported 99 new coronavirus infections on April 11 more than doubling from the previous day to reach a onemonth high as the number of singleday imported cases hit a record official data released on Sunday showed NegativeSHANGHAI Mainland China reported 99 new coronavirus infections on April 11 more than doubling from the previous day to reach a onemonth high as the number of singleday imported cases hit a record official data released on Sunday showed http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-health-coronavirus-china-toll/new-coronavirus-cases-double-to-99-in-mainland-china-as-imported-infections-jump-to-record-idUSKCN21U00U2020-04-12
CAIRO Saudi Arabias Crown Prince and Russian President Vladimir Putin reviewed in a telephone conversation on Friday the efforts to achieve stability of energy markets to support the growth of the global economy Saudi state news agency reported PositiveCAIRO Saudi Arabias Crown Prince and Russian President Vladimir Putin reviewed in a telephone conversation on Friday the efforts to achieve stability of energy markets to support the growth of the global economy Saudi state news agency reported http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-global-oil-saudi-russia/saudi-crown-prince-russias-putin-discuss-efforts-to-stabilize-oil-markets-spa-idUSKCN21S24E2020-04-11
DUBAI Saudi Arabia and other oil producers in the group pushed back on Friday on a Mexican plan to cut less than requested under plans for global supply curbs two sources from the group said on Friday NegativeDUBAI Saudi Arabia and other oil producers in the group pushed back on Friday on a Mexican plan to cut less than requested under plans for global supply curbs two sources from the group said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil-g20-communique/saudi-others-resist-mexican-plan-to-make-small-oil-output-cuts-sources-idUSKCN21S23L2020-04-11
MUMBAI The International Tennis Federation is looking at ways to help those most severely affected by the sports shutdown due to the coronavirus pandemic and advises players to claim government support where possible its chief David Haggerty told Reuters NegativeMUMBAI The International Tennis Federation is looking at ways to help those most severely affected by the sports shutdown due to the coronavirus pandemic and advises players to claim government support where possible its chief David Haggerty told Reuters http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-tennis-itf/itf-chief-advises-players-to-seek-local-support-during-shutdown-idUSKCN21S1YO2020-04-11
SHANGHAI China tightened restrictions on exports of masks and other personal protective equipment on Friday calling for shipments of the items to be subjected to a mandatory customs inspection with immediate effect NegativeSHANGHAI China tightened restrictions on exports of masks and other personal protective equipment on Friday calling for shipments of the items to be subjected to a mandatory customs inspection with immediate effect http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-china-masks/china-imposes-more-checks-on-mask-exports-to-ensure-quality-control-idUSKCN21S1412020-04-11
CAIRO April 10 Yemen has reported its first coronavirus case in Hadhramaut Governorate supreme national emergency committee tweeted early on Friday NegativeCAIRO April 10 Yemen has reported its first coronavirus case in Hadhramaut Governorate supreme national emergency committee tweeted early on Friday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/health-coronavirus-yemen-case/yemen-confirms-first-coronavirus-case-supreme-national-emergency-committee-idUSL5N2BY0A52020-04-10
CAIRO Kuwaits oil minister Khaled alFadhel said Mexico has delayed the agreement reached by to cut oil output by 10 million barrels per day which was agreed in a meeting held on Thursday NegativeCAIRO Kuwaits oil minister Khaled alFadhel said Mexico has delayed the agreement reached by to cut oil output by 10 million barrels per day which was agreed in a meeting held on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-global-oil-mexico-kuwait/mexico-delays-oil-output-deal-reached-by-opec-kuwait-oil-minister-idUSKCN21S06H2020-04-10
CAIRO Saudi Arabias King Salman U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin reviewed in a phone call the importance of cooperation between oil producing countries after Thursdays meeting Saudi state news agency SPA reported PositiveCAIRO Saudi Arabias King Salman U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin reviewed in a phone call the importance of cooperation between oil producing countries after Thursdays meeting Saudi state news agency SPA reported http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-saudi-opec-united-states/saudi-king-trump-putin-review-importance-of-cooperation-between-oil-producing-countries-idUSKCN21S08Z2020-04-10
DUBAI OPEC and allied oil producers which make up a group known as were seeking to convince Mexico to join in a deal to implement record oil cuts to lift crudes prices battered by the coronavirus crisis an OPEC source said on Thursday NegativeDUBAI OPEC and allied oil producers which make up a group known as were seeking to convince Mexico to join in a deal to implement record oil cuts to lift crudes prices battered by the coronavirus crisis an OPEC source said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-global-oil-opec-mexico/opec-ministers-working-to-convince-mexico-on-oil-cut-source-idUSKCN21R3AF2020-04-10
DUBAI Saudi Arabias energy minister said on Friday that a final oil supply pact to reduce 10 million barrels per day which was agreed on Thursday hinges on Mexico joining in the cuts NegativeDUBAI Saudi Arabias energy minister said on Friday that a final oil supply pact to reduce 10 million barrels per day which was agreed on Thursday hinges on Mexico joining in the cuts http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil-saudi/saudi-energy-minister-says-opec-oil-pact-hinges-on-mexico-joining-idUSKCN21S0CN2020-04-10
SHANGHAI China has drawn up new guidelines to reclassify dogs as pets rather than livestock the agriculture ministry said part of a response to the coronavirus outbreak that the Humane Society called a potential game in animal welfare NegativeSHANGHAI China has drawn up new guidelines to reclassify dogs as pets rather than livestock the agriculture ministry said part of a response to the coronavirus outbreak that the Humane Society called a potential game in animal welfare http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-china-dogs/china-reclassifies-dogs-as-pets-not-livestock-in-post-virus-regulatory-push-idUSKCN21R1VI2020-04-10
SHANGHAI China will look to ban ultrathin plastic bags and agriculturaluse plastic mulch as well as other types of nonbiodegradable plastic products the countrys state planning authority said in draft proposals published on Friday PositiveSHANGHAI China will look to ban ultrathin plastic bags and agriculturaluse plastic mulch as well as other types of nonbiodegradable plastic products the countrys state planning authority said in draft proposals published on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-environment-plastic/china-to-ban-thin-plastic-bags-plastic-film-idUSKCN21S09P2020-04-10
CAIRO Egypt will extend a nationwide nighttime curfew by 15 days until April 23 to counter the spread of the coronavirus Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly said on Wednesday NegativeCAIRO Egypt will extend a nationwide nighttime curfew by 15 days until April 23 to counter the spread of the coronavirus Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-health-coronavirus-egypt-curfew/egypt-extends-nationwide-night-time-curfew-to-counter-coronavirus-idUSKBN21Q1NR2020-04-09
CAIRO Saudi state TV said early on Thursday that Yemens Iranaligned Houthi movement launched a ballistic missile at the Yemeni city of Marib hours before a ceasefire announced by the Saudiled coalition takes effect NegativeCAIRO Saudi state TV said early on Thursday that Yemens Iranaligned Houthi movement launched a ballistic missile at the Yemeni city of Marib hours before a ceasefire announced by the Saudiled coalition takes effect http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-yemen-security-marib/yemens-houthis-launch-ballistic-missile-at-yemeni-city-of-marib-saudi-state-tv-idUSKCN21Q3B92020-04-09
DUBAI Dubais nonoil private sector was hit hard last month as key sectors of the Middle Easts trade and tourism hub were impacted by measures aimed at stemming the spread of the new coronavirus a survey showed on Thursday NegativeDUBAI Dubais nonoil private sector was hit hard last month as key sectors of the Middle Easts trade and tourism hub were impacted by measures aimed at stemming the spread of the new coronavirus a survey showed on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-emirates-economy-pmi/dubai-firms-shed-jobs-in-march-as-coronavirus-hits-business-pmi-idUSKCN21R0E22020-04-09
NAIROBI The rapidlyspreading coronavirus outbreak is expected to push subSaharan Africa into recession in 2020 for the first time in 25 years the World Bank said in a new forecast on Thursday NegativeNAIROBI The rapidlyspreading coronavirus outbreak is expected to push subSaharan Africa into recession in 2020 for the first time in 25 years the World Bank said in a new forecast on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-africa-worldbank/sub-saharan-africa-to-fall-into-recession-in-2020-says-world-bank-idUSKCN21R0FU2020-04-09
SHANGHAI Chinese investors have poured cash into money market funds despite falling yields on the lowrisk instruments as authorities enact powerful monetary easing to combat the impact of the coronavirus epidemic PositiveSHANGHAI Chinese investors have poured cash into money market funds despite falling yields on the lowrisk instruments as authorities enact powerful monetary easing to combat the impact of the coronavirus epidemic http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-markets-funds/china-investors-flock-to-money-market-funds-despite-record-low-yield-idUSKBN21Q1252020-04-09
SHANGHAI Several Chinese online retailers have offered discounts on Apple Incs iPhone 11 Reuters checks on Thursday revealed PositiveSHANGHAI Several Chinese online retailers have offered discounts on Apple Incs iPhone 11 Reuters checks on Thursday revealed http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-apple-china/chinese-online-retailers-offer-discounts-on-iphone-11-as-country-recovers-from-coronavirus-idUSKCN21R0JX2020-04-09
TAIPEI Taiwan on Thursday angrily condemned accusations from the World Health Organizations boss that racist slurs against him had come from the island saying racism did not exist in Taiwan in an escalation of its bitter quarrel with the body NegativeTAIPEI Taiwan on Thursday angrily condemned accusations from the World Health Organizations boss that racist slurs against him had come from the island saying racism did not exist in Taiwan in an escalation of its bitter quarrel with the body http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-health-coronavirus-taiwan-who/taiwan-rebuffs-accusations-it-racially-attacked-who-chief-idUSKCN21R04R2020-04-09
DUBAI Dubaibased private equity firm Gateway Partners has acquired a stake in the Gulf franchise of coffee and breakfast chain Tim Hortons two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters PositiveDUBAI Dubaibased private equity firm Gateway Partners has acquired a stake in the Gulf franchise of coffee and breakfast chain Tim Hortons two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-gulf-m-a-tim-hortons/gateway-partners-invests-50-million-in-tim-hortons-gulf-franchise-sources-idUSKBN21P1L32020-04-08
DUBAI Iran does not agree with holding any meeting in the absence of a clear proposal and expected outcome from such talks for the oil market its oil minister said in a letter to OPEC and seen by Reuters NegativeDUBAI Iran does not agree with holding any meeting in the absence of a clear proposal and expected outcome from such talks for the oil market its oil minister said in a letter to OPEC and seen by Reuters http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-global-oil-opec-iran/iran-doesnt-agree-with-opec-meet-without-clear-outcome-minister-idUSKBN21Q0EI2020-04-08
TAIPEI Taiwanese electronics manufacturer Foxconn will make ventilators with U.S. firm Medtronic Plc to help patients afflicted by the coronavirus outbreak the company said on Wednesday PositiveTAIPEI Taiwanese electronics manufacturer Foxconn will make ventilators with U.S. firm Medtronic Plc to help patients afflicted by the coronavirus outbreak the company said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-health-coronavirus-foxconn-medtronic/taiwans-foxconn-says-to-make-ventilators-with-medtronic-idUSKBN21Q0DG2020-04-08
The AIIB announced last week it was proposing to its board a billion financing facility to help public and private sector entities navigate the coronavirus pandemic PositiveBEIJING Beijingbacked Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank said on Tuesday it had approved its first emergency assistance loan of 2 http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-aiib/beijing-backed-aiib-approves-emergency-loan-to-china-to-help-with-coronavirus-response-idUSKBN21P16H2020-04-08
Baroness Mary Watkins chair of Nursing Now said nurses have been attacked previously during outbreaks of Ebola and the AIDHIV epidemic NegativeGENEVA Authorities must protect nurses and other health workers from harassment and attacks compounding the already heavy toll they are paying in the pandemic the World Health Organization and top nursing officials said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-nurses/nurses-must-be-protected-from-abuse-during-coronavirus-pandemic-who-nursing-groups-idUSKBN21O3172020-04-07
DUBAI Dubailisted National Central Cooling co has bought an stake in Emaar Properties EMAR.DU Downtown Dubai district cooling business for 2 NegativeDUBAI Dubailisted National Central Cooling co has bought an stake in Emaar Properties EMAR.DU Downtown Dubai district cooling business for 2 http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-emaar-tabreed-divestment/tabreed-buys-80-of-emaar-properties-dubai-cooling-business-for-675-million-idUSKBN21O0BZ2020-04-07
DUBAI Saudi Arabia placed its capital Riyadh and other big cities under a 24hour curfew on Monday locking down much of the population as the largest Gulf Arab country expanded efforts to stem the spread of the new coronavirus NegativeDUBAI Saudi Arabia placed its capital Riyadh and other big cities under a 24hour curfew on Monday locking down much of the population as the largest Gulf Arab country expanded efforts to stem the spread of the new coronavirus http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-gulf/saudi-capital-cities-get-24-hour-curfew-kuwait-isolates-two-districts-over-coronavirus-idUSKBN21O2F82020-04-07
DUBAI Emaar Properties EMAR.DU has sold an stake in its cooling business in the prime Dubai Downtown area to National Central Cooling Co TABR.DU for 2 NegativeDUBAI Emaar Properties EMAR.DU has sold an stake in its cooling business in the prime Dubai Downtown area to National Central Cooling Co TABR.DU for 2 http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-emaar-tabreed-divestment/dubais-emaar-sells-majority-of-cooling-business-to-tabreed-for-675-million-idUSKBN21O0BZ2020-04-06
DUBAI Irans president said on Sunday economic activities would resume from April 11 in the Middle Eastern country worstaffected by the new coronavirus NegativeDUBAI Irans president said on Sunday economic activities would resume from April 11 in the Middle Eastern country worstaffected by the new coronavirus http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-iran/irans-rouhani-says-low-risk-economic-activities-to-resume-from-april-11-amid-coronavirus-idUSKBN21N07O2020-04-06
DUBAI Saudi Arabia is taking unprecedented action in delaying the release of its international crude selling prices by five days a senior Saudi source familiar with the matter said on Sunday as the kingdom and other major producers seek to halt the freefall in worldwide crude prices NegativeDUBAI Saudi Arabia is taking unprecedented action in delaying the release of its international crude selling prices by five days a senior Saudi source familiar with the matter said on Sunday as the kingdom and other major producers seek to halt the freefall in worldwide crude prices http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil-saudi/saudi-arabia-delays-setting-may-prices-looks-to-opec-meeting-to-settle-price-war-idUSKBN21N09V2020-04-06
DUBAI Saudi Aramco has appointed Mark Weinberger to its board of directors as an independent board member replacing Andrew Gould the company said in a statement on Sunday NeutralDUBAI Saudi Aramco has appointed Mark Weinberger to its board of directors as an independent board member replacing Andrew Gould the company said in a statement on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-aramcoaramco-board/saudi-aramco-appoints-mark-weinberger-to-board-of-directors-idUSKBN21N07T2020-04-06
DUBAI The United Arab Emirates central bank announced new measures to guarantee liquidity in the banking system in the face of the new coronavirus outbreak boosting its stimulus to a total of billion from a previously announced billion package NegativeDUBAI The United Arab Emirates central bank announced new measures to guarantee liquidity in the banking system in the face of the new coronavirus outbreak boosting its stimulus to a total of billion from a previously announced billion package http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-emirates-cenbank/uae-central-bank-boosts-anti-coronavirus-stimulus-to-70-billion-idUSKBN21N0692020-04-06
DUBAI The United Arab Emirates will reinforce its stockpile of strategic goods and waive residency visa fines for the rest of the year in response to the coronavirus outbreak its vice president said on Sunday NegativeDUBAI The United Arab Emirates will reinforce its stockpile of strategic goods and waive residency visa fines for the rest of the year in response to the coronavirus outbreak its vice president said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-emirates/uae-to-boost-strategic-stockpile-waive-visa-fines-over-coronavirus-idUSKBN21N0TC2020-04-06
DUBAI Yemens warring factions have accused each other of attacking an oil pipeline pumping station in the central province of Marib where clashes have raged for weeks and displaced tens of thousands of civilians NegativeDUBAI Yemens warring factions have accused each other of attacking an oil pipeline pumping station in the central province of Marib where clashes have raged for weeks and displaced tens of thousands of civilians http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-yemen-security-oil-saudi/yemens-warring-parties-accuse-each-other-of-attacking-pipeline-idUSKBN21N06X2020-04-06
CAIRO April 4 Egyptian President Abdel Fattah alSisi on Saturday postponed moving civil servants to a planned new administrative capital city to 2021 from 2020 due to the coronavirus epidemic a blow to a flagship project for Sisi that has already faced delays Negativecoronavirus http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/health-coronavirus-egypt-projects/update-2-coronavirus-hits-egypts-administrative-capital-and-grand-museum-idUSL8N2BS0G92020-04-05
DUBAI A senior Iranian health official said the greater Tehran area may face a coronavirus resurgence after many residents flouted advisories to stay home crowding streets and causing traffic jams across the city as the countrys New Year holidays ended on Saturday NegativeDUBAI A senior Iranian health official said the greater Tehran area may face a coronavirus resurgence after many residents flouted advisories to stay home crowding streets and causing traffic jams across the city as the countrys New Year holidays ended on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-iran/iran-warns-of-coronavirus-surge-after-many-ignore-stay-home-rules-idUSKBN21M0CT2020-04-05
DUBAI OPEC and its allies will not hold their emergency virtual meeting on Monday and will likely postpone it until April 8 or 9 to allow more time for negotiations among oil producers on crude supply cuts two OPEC sources said on Saturday PositiveDUBAI OPEC and its allies will not hold their emergency virtual meeting on Monday and will likely postpone it until April 8 or 9 to allow more time for negotiations among oil producers on crude supply cuts two OPEC sources said on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-global-oil-opec/opec-emergency-meeting-likely-to-be-postponed-to-april-8-or-9-opec-sources-idUSKBN21M0A62020-04-05
DUBAI Transit through Bahrain International Airport is open again for international travelers Manamabased Gulf Air said on Saturday though entry to the country is limited to Bahrainis and other residents during the coronavirus pandemic NegativeDUBAI Transit through Bahrain International Airport is open again for international travelers Manamabased Gulf Air said on Saturday though entry to the country is limited to Bahrainis and other residents during the coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-bahrain-airlines/gulf-air-says-transit-open-again-via-bahrain-for-international-travelers-idUSKBN21M0AU2020-04-05
CAIRO Saudi Arabia has brought forward its nightly curfew by four hours in three areas to combat the coronavirus epidemic state news agency SPA said NegativeCAIRO Saudi Arabia has brought forward its nightly curfew by four hours in three areas to combat the coronavirus epidemic state news agency SPA said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-health-saudi-coronavirus/saudi-arabia-brings-forward-coronavirus-curfew-start-in-three-areas-idUSKBN21L0IR2020-04-04
CAIRO The Saudi energy minister on Saturday rejected Russias remarks that the kingdom withdrew last month from a deal to cut output NegativeCAIRO The Saudi energy minister on Saturday rejected Russias remarks that the kingdom withdrew last month from a deal to cut output http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-imf/saudi-energy-minister-rejects-russian-comments-about-kingdoms-withdrawal-from-opec-deal-idUSKBN21L3182020-04-04
CAIRO The Saudi foreign minister said early on Saturday that a statement attributed to Russias President Vladimir Putin about the kingdoms withdrawal from the deal is not correct and that Russia is the one that withdrew state agency reported NegativeCAIRO The Saudi foreign minister said early on Saturday that a statement attributed to Russias President Vladimir Putin about the kingdoms withdrawal from the deal is not correct and that Russia is the one that withdrew state agency reported http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-oil-opec-saudi/saudi-arabia-denies-withdrawing-from-opec-deal-says-russia-was-the-one-that-withdrew-idUSKBN21M01O2020-04-04
SHANGHAI Investors breaking trading records on Chinas commodities exchanges are looking to metals and energy futures products such as stainless steel tin and crude oil as they hedge risks amid the global coronavirus outbreak or take speculative positions NegativeSHANGHAI Investors breaking trading records on Chinas commodities exchanges are looking to metals and energy futures products such as stainless steel tin and crude oil as they hedge risks amid the global coronavirus outbreak or take speculative positions http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-derivatives-commodities/chinese-commodities-traders-rush-metals-oil-as-uncertainty-rises-idUSKBN21L0XO2020-04-04
BUENOS AIRES Shipments of beef from Argentinas famed cattle ranches to the European Union have plunged to almost zero amid the global coronavirus outbreak while sales to top buyer China have tumbled from last years levels industry officials told Reuters NegativeBUENOS AIRES Shipments of beef from Argentinas famed cattle ranches to the European Union have plunged to almost zero amid the global coronavirus outbreak while sales to top buyer China have tumbled from last years levels industry officials told Reuters http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-argentina-meat-exc/exclusive-argentina-beef-shipments-to-eu-china-stall-amid-virus-idUSKBN21L0G52020-04-03
CAIRO Saudi Arabia has advanced to 3 p NeutralCAIRO Saudi Arabia has advanced to 3 p http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-saudi-coronavirus/saudi-arabia-advances-curfew-in-three-areas-over-coronavirus-fears-idUSKBN21L0IR2020-04-03
Other projects in AIIBs pipeline may well see delays as clients focus on dealing with the outbreak said von Amsberg NegativeBEIJING Beijingbacked Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank said on Friday it was proposing to its board to form a billion financing facility to help public and private sector entities navigate the coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-aiib/china-backed-aiib-proposes-5-billion-funding-line-for-coronavirus-crisis-idUSKBN21L09R2020-04-03
CAIRO 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 NegativeCAIRO 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 http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-egypt/egypts-health-sector-races-to-scale-up-coronavirus-readiness-idUSKBN21J6CU2020-04-02
DUBAI Emirates will operate all cargo services from Dubai International Airport from Wednesday temporarily suspending operations at Dubais Al Maktoum airport the airline said on its website NegativeDUBAI Emirates will operate all cargo services from Dubai International Airport from Wednesday temporarily suspending operations at Dubais Al Maktoum airport the airline said on its website http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-healthcare-coronavirus-emirates-airli/emirates-to-temporarily-shift-all-cargo-operations-to-dubai-airport-idUSKBN21J4UU2020-04-02
DUBAI Saudi Arabia supports cooperation between oil producers to stabilize the oil market but Russias opposition to a proposal last month to deepen oil supply cuts has caused market turmoil a senior Gulf source familiar with Saudi thinking told Reuters NegativeDUBAI Saudi Arabia supports cooperation between oil producers to stabilize the oil market but Russias opposition to a proposal last month to deepen oil supply cuts has caused market turmoil a senior Gulf source familiar with Saudi thinking told Reuters http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-global-oil-saudi-russia/saudi-wants-cooperation-to-bolster-oil-blames-russia-for-turmoil-gulf-source-idUSKBN21K0EA2020-04-02
DUBAI 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 NegativeDUBAI 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 http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil-saudi/saudi-oil-supply-hits-record-high-despite-u-s-pressure-sources-idUSKBN21J5TE2020-04-02
DUBAI Walt Disney Cos content will be available for the first time in the Middle East and North Africa on regional pay television and online streaming service provider OSN from April 9 PositiveDUBAI Walt Disney Cos content will be available for the first time in the Middle East and North Africa on regional pay television and online streaming service provider OSN from April 9 http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-walt-disney-mideast-osn/disney-to-make-exclusive-middle-east-debut-on-osn-idUSKBN21K0ER2020-04-02
Elevenyearold Farasis Energy counts Chinas BAIC BluePark and Great Wall as major customers PositiveBEIJING Chinese electric vehicle battery maker Farasis Energy has received regulatory approval to raise around 3 http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-china-autos-electric-farasis/china-ev-battery-maker-farasis-energy-aims-to-raise-479-million-in-star-board-listing-idUSKBN21J4QS2020-04-02
TAIPEI 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 NegativeTAIPEI 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 http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-taiwan-china/in-taiwan-anger-at-china-over-virus-drives-identity-debate-idUSKBN21J4JK2020-04-02
DUBAI Dubai said on Tuesday it would help its staterun Emirates airline mitigate the financial blow from the coronavirus outbreak as authorities enforced a full lockdown on a district famous for gold and spice markets NegativeDUBAI Dubai said on Tuesday it would help its staterun Emirates airline mitigate the financial blow from the coronavirus outbreak as authorities enforced a full lockdown on a district famous for gold and spice markets http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-gulf/dubai-to-support-emirates-airline-halts-tourist-market-to-fight-coronavirus-idUSKBN21I17G2020-04-01
DUBAI United Arab Emirates Dana Gas is considering spinning off its upstream business and listing the unit on the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange the Sharjahbased energy company said on Tuesday PositiveDUBAI United Arab Emirates Dana Gas is considering spinning off its upstream business and listing the unit on the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange the Sharjahbased energy company said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-dana-gas-divestiture/uaes-dana-gas-explores-spin-off-and-listing-of-upstream-business-idUSKBN21I0VG2020-04-01
MUMBAI While top players donate to coronavirus relief efforts and post cooking and workout videos online lower level professionals are counting the cost of the tennis shutdown with some fearing they will be unable to put food on the table if it lasts much longer NegativeMUMBAI While top players donate to coronavirus relief efforts and post cooking and workout videos online lower level professionals are counting the cost of the tennis shutdown with some fearing they will be unable to put food on the table if it lasts much longer http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-tennis/tennis-top-players-donate-lower-tier-counts-cost-of-coronavirus-shutdown-idUSKBN21J44Y2020-04-01
SHANGHAI Apple more than doubled its donation to Chinas efforts to fight COVID19 to over 50 million yuan CEO Tim Cook posted on Weibo on Wednesday weeks after the iPhone maker said it had opened all its 42 stores in one of its largest markets PositiveSHANGHAI Apple more than doubled its donation to Chinas efforts to fight COVID19 to over 50 million yuan CEO Tim Cook posted on Weibo on Wednesday weeks after the iPhone maker said it had opened all its 42 stores in one of its largest markets http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-apple/apple-doubles-china-donations-for-covid-19-recovery-efforts-idUSKBN21J45L2020-04-01
SHANGHAI April 1 BlackRock and Neuberger Berman have applied to set up mutual fund units in China according to Chinas securities regulator PositiveSHANGHAI April 1 BlackRock and Neuberger Berman have applied to set up mutual fund units in China according to Chinas securities regulator http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/china-funds-opening/blackrock-neuberger-berman-apply-to-set-up-china-mutual-fund-unit-china-securities-regulator-idUSB9N2BC00Y2020-04-01
SHANGHAI Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Corp is seeing signs of a sales recovery in China it said on Tuesday as the country starts to return to normal following the coronavirus lockdown PositiveSHANGHAI Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Corp is seeing signs of a sales recovery in China it said on Tuesday as the country starts to return to normal following the coronavirus lockdown http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-xiaomi-results/smartphone-maker-xiaomi-says-china-sales-already-close-to-full-recovery-idUSKBN21I1EW2020-04-01
TAIPEI Taiwan dramatically upped its estimate for how much it would spend helping the economy deal with the impact of the coronavirus to billion on Wednesday and said it would donate 10 million face masks to the most needy countries PositiveTAIPEI Taiwan dramatically upped its estimate for how much it would spend helping the economy deal with the impact of the coronavirus to billion on Wednesday and said it would donate 10 million face masks to the most needy countries http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-health-coronavirus-taiwan-economy/taiwan-to-spend-35-billion-fighting-virus-to-donate-10-million-masks-idUSKBN21J41C2020-04-01
CAIRO Egyptian President Abdel Fattah alSisi has told the relevant authorities to boost strategic reserves of staple goods a presidency spokesman said on Monday as global concerns about food security rise amid the coronavirus crisis NegativeCAIRO Egyptian President Abdel Fattah alSisi has told the relevant authorities to boost strategic reserves of staple goods a presidency spokesman said on Monday as global concerns about food security rise amid the coronavirus crisis http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-egypt-food/egypts-sisi-calls-for-boost-of-strategic-food-reserves-during-coronavirus-outbreak-idUSKBN21H25W2020-03-31
DUBAI March 30 Expo 2020 Dubais steering committee has agreed to study postponing the world fair by a year following requests by member states hit by the coronavirus the organisers said on Monday NegativeDUBAI March 30 Expo 2020 Dubais steering committee has agreed to study postponing the world fair by a year following requests by member states hit by the coronavirus the organisers said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/health-coronavirus-dubai-expo/expo-2020-dubai-commmittee-recommends-one-year-delay-for-world-fair-idUSL8N2BN6BW2020-03-31
DUBAI Organisers of Expo 2020 Dubai on Monday backed a proposal to postpone the event for one year due to the coronavirus pandemic NegativeDUBAI Organisers of Expo 2020 Dubai on Monday backed a proposal to postpone the event for one year due to the coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-dubai-expo/expo-2020-dubai-organisers-support-one-year-delay-due-to-coronavirus-idUSKBN21H11N2020-03-31
DUBAI Saudi Arabias state oil giant Aramco has set its April propane price at a tonne down from a tonne in March the company said on Tuesday NegativeDUBAI Saudi Arabias state oil giant Aramco has set its April propane price at a tonne down from a tonne in March the company said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-saudi-aramco-propane/saudi-aramco-sets-april-propane-price-at-230-a-tonne-idUSKBN21I0OG2020-03-31
DUBAI United Arab Emirates carrier flydubai will reduce pay for its employees for three months from April due to the impact of the global coronavirus crisis on its business a spokeswoman said on Monday NegativeDUBAI United Arab Emirates carrier flydubai will reduce pay for its employees for three months from April due to the impact of the global coronavirus crisis on its business a spokeswoman said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-health-coronavirus-emirates-flydubai/flydubai-to-reduce-staff-pay-for-three-months-due-to-coronavirus-idUSKBN21H21Z2020-03-31
SHANGHAI The global spread of the coronavirus has negatively impacted Chinas exporters and the countrys tax bureau is studying policies including tax reduction to stabilize the situation an official from Chinas tax bureau said on Tuesday NegativeSHANGHAI The global spread of the coronavirus has negatively impacted Chinas exporters and the countrys tax bureau is studying policies including tax reduction to stabilize the situation an official from Chinas tax bureau said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-china-tax/china-tax-bureau-studying-policies-to-help-exporters-hit-by-coronavirus-official-idUSKBN21I0BF2020-03-31
BEIJING Chinese automaker BAIC Group and ridehailing service provider Didi Chuxing plan to team up with other industry players to lease BAICs cars to customers amid concerns about ride hailing and vehicle sharing eating into car sales NegativeBEIJING Chinese automaker BAIC Group and ridehailing service provider Didi Chuxing plan to team up with other industry players to lease BAICs cars to customers amid concerns about ride hailing and vehicle sharing eating into car sales http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-baic-didi-leasing/chinas-baic-didi-plan-car-leasing-service-amid-new-car-sales-slowdown-idUSKBN21H0IJ2020-03-30
CAIRO Egyptian banks have been instructed to apply temporary limits on daily withdrawals and deposits in a move seemingly designed to control inflation and hoarding during the coronavirus spread NegativeCAIRO Egyptian banks have been instructed to apply temporary limits on daily withdrawals and deposits in a move seemingly designed to control inflation and hoarding during the coronavirus spread http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-egypt-banks/egypts-banks-told-to-limit-withdrawals-and-deposits-idUSKBN21G0UI2020-03-30
DUBAI A military spokesman for Yemens Houthis on Sunday said the groups forces had launched rockets and drones at sites in the Saudi capital Riyadh and at economic and military sites in Jazan and Asir near the Yemeni border NegativeDUBAI A military spokesman for Yemens Houthis on Sunday said the groups forces had launched rockets and drones at sites in the Saudi capital Riyadh and at economic and military sites in Jazan and Asir near the Yemeni border http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-yemen-security-saudi/yemens-houthis-claim-rocket-drone-attacks-on-saudis-riyadh-jazan-and-asir-idUSKBN21G0KN2020-03-30
DUBAI Irans coronavirus death toll has risen to 2640 a health ministry official said on Sunday as the Middle Easts worsthit country grapples with the fastspreading outbreak NegativeDUBAI Irans coronavirus death toll has risen to 2640 a health ministry official said on Sunday as the Middle Easts worsthit country grapples with the fastspreading outbreak http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-iran/iran-extends-prison-furloughs-as-coronavirus-death-toll-rises-idUSKBN21G0DV2020-03-30
DUBAI Qatar Airways will continue to operate flights as long as necessary to get stranded travelers home Chief Executive Akbar alBaker told Reuters on Sunday but warned that the carrier could soon run out of cash NegativeDUBAI Qatar Airways will continue to operate flights as long as necessary to get stranded travelers home Chief Executive Akbar alBaker told Reuters on Sunday but warned that the carrier could soon run out of cash http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-health-coronavirus-qatar-airways/qatar-airways-ceo-says-will-keep-flying-but-warns-cash-is-running-out-idUSKBN21G07Q2020-03-30
DUBAI Qatar Airways will have to seek government support eventually Chief Executive Akbar alBaker told Reuters on Sunday warning that the Middle East carrier could soon run out of the cash needed to continue flying NegativeDUBAI Qatar Airways will have to seek government support eventually Chief Executive Akbar alBaker told Reuters on Sunday warning that the Middle East carrier could soon run out of the cash needed to continue flying http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-qatar-airways-excl/exclusive-qatar-airways-says-it-will-need-state-support-as-cash-runs-out-idUSKBN21G0E32020-03-30
DUBAI Saudi Arabia halted entry and exit into Jeddah governorate on Sunday expanding lockdown rules as it reported four new deaths from a coronavirus outbreak that continues to spread in the region despite drastic measures to contain it NegativeDUBAI Saudi Arabia halted entry and exit into Jeddah governorate on Sunday expanding lockdown rules as it reported four new deaths from a coronavirus outbreak that continues to spread in the region despite drastic measures to contain it http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-gulf/saudi-arabia-expands-lockdown-as-coronavirus-death-toll-doubles-idUSKBN21G0FN2020-03-30
SHANGHAI Chinas central bank unexpectedly cut the rate on reverse repurchase agreements by 20 basis points on Monday the largest in nearly five years as authorities ramped up steps to relieve pressure on an economy ravaged by the coronavirus pandemic NegativeSHANGHAI Chinas central bank unexpectedly cut the rate on reverse repurchase agreements by 20 basis points on Monday the largest in nearly five years as authorities ramped up steps to relieve pressure on an economy ravaged by the coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-china-cenbank/china-unexpectedly-cuts-reverse-repo-rate-by-most-in-five-years-to-support-virus-hit-economy-idUSKBN21H0EM2020-03-30
DUBAI Iran is to allocate of its annual state budget to fighting the coronavirus outbreak in the country one of the worsthit in the world President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday NegativeDUBAI Iran is to allocate of its annual state budget to fighting the coronavirus outbreak in the country one of the worsthit in the world President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-iran/iran-to-use-20-of-state-budget-to-fight-coronavirus-idUSKBN21F0V62020-03-29
DUBAI Qatar on Saturday recorded its first death from the coronavirus a Bangladeshi resident and 28 more cases to take its total to 590 infections the health ministry said NegativeDUBAI Qatar on Saturday recorded its first death from the coronavirus a Bangladeshi resident and 28 more cases to take its total to 590 infections the health ministry said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-qatar/qatar-confirms-first-coronavirus-death-idUSKBN21F0RZ2020-03-29
DUBAI The United Arab Emirates extended on Saturday to April 5 a nightly curfew to sterilise public places to combat the coronavirus as neighbouring Qatar reported its first death from the disease NegativeDUBAI The United Arab Emirates extended on Saturday to April 5 a nightly curfew to sterilise public places to combat the coronavirus as neighbouring Qatar reported its first death from the disease http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-emirates/uae-extends-nightly-curfew-qatar-reports-first-coronavirus-death-idUSKBN21F0VM2020-03-29
SHANGHAI China plans stronger steps to revive an economy hit by coronavirus as the nation on Saturday reported no new locally transmitted infections for the previous day PositiveSHANGHAI China plans stronger steps to revive an economy hit by coronavirus as the nation on Saturday reported no new locally transmitted infections for the previous day http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-china-toll/china-readies-stimulus-measures-as-local-virus-cases-dwindle-idUSKBN21F00F2020-03-29
TAIPEI Taiwan Foreign Minister Joseph Wu extended a personal invitation on Saturday for three major U.S. newspapers to station on the island their Chinabased journalists whose expulsion Beijing has announced NegativeTAIPEI Taiwan Foreign Minister Joseph Wu extended a personal invitation on Saturday for three major U.S. newspapers to station on the island their Chinabased journalists whose expulsion Beijing has announced http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-china-media-taiwan/taiwan-foreign-minister-invites-u-s-reporters-expelled-by-china-idUSKBN21F09G2020-03-29
DUBAI The Tehran government urged the United States on Friday to release Iranians held in U.S. jails on sanctionsrelated issues due to fears about the coronavirus epidemic NegativeDUBAI The Tehran government urged the United States on Friday to release Iranians held in U.S. jails on sanctionsrelated issues due to fears about the coronavirus epidemic http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-iran/iran-urges-u-s-to-free-iranian-prisoners-amid-coronavirus-idUSKBN21E1BP2020-03-28
IAI data also shows Chinese aluminum production up 3 PositiveLONDON Plummeting aluminum prices due to the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on demand are unlikely to persuade producers to immediately cut output as input costs have also fallen leaving the market with massive surpluses http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-metals-aluminium-output-graphic/aluminum-surplus-to-balloon-as-producers-resist-output-cuts-idUSKBN21E1XS2020-03-28
SHANGHAI Chinas official media told people to stay on guard against the coronavirus on Saturday and restrictions on foreigners entering went into effect as the country reported no new locally transmitted infections and a small drop in imported cases NegativeSHANGHAI Chinas official media told people to stay on guard against the coronavirus on Saturday and restrictions on foreigners entering went into effect as the country reported no new locally transmitted infections and a small drop in imported cases http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-health-coronavirus-china-toll/chinese-asked-to-stay-vigilant-as-coronavirus-cases-slow-idUSKBN21F00F2020-03-28
Aid agency Oxfam warned that USAIDs approach would endanger an effective coronavirus response leaving Yemen uniquely vulnerable to the most deadly pandemic in it said in a statement NegativeADEN Yemens warring parties welcomed a U.N. call for an immediate truce on Thursday as the country entered its sixth year of a conflict that has unleashed a humanitarian crisis rendering it more vulnerable to any coronavirus outbreak http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-yemen-security/yemen-warring-parties-back-u-n-truce-call-as-u-s-starts-aid-reduction-idUSKBN21D0KN2020-03-27
BUENOS AIRES As Argentina was scrambling to introduce emergency measures to insulate its ailing economy from the coronavirus last week the Chinese ambassador paid a visit to the home of President Alberto Fernandez to discuss an offer PositiveBUENOS AIRES As Argentina was scrambling to introduce emergency measures to insulate its ailing economy from the coronavirus last week the Chinese ambassador paid a visit to the home of President Alberto Fernandez to discuss an offer http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-latam-china-featur/with-u-s-hit-by-virus-china-courts-latin-america-with-medical-diplomacy-idUSKBN21D3462020-03-27
DUBAI The International Air Transport Association on Thursday urged the group of the 20 major economies to act quickly to prevent irrecoverable damage to the airline industry that has been shaken by the coronavirus crisis NegativeDUBAI The International Air Transport Association on Thursday urged the group of the 20 major economies to act quickly to prevent irrecoverable damage to the airline industry that has been shaken by the coronavirus crisis http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-iata-g20/iata-urges-g20-to-support-airline-industry-idUSKBN21D2JW2020-03-27
DUBAI The United Arab Emirates directed most of the public and private sectors to have the majority of staff work from home and imposed overnight curfews as a temporary measure this weekend for a nationwide disinfection to combat the coronavirus NegativeDUBAI The United Arab Emirates directed most of the public and private sectors to have the majority of staff work from home and imposed overnight curfews as a temporary measure this weekend for a nationwide disinfection to combat the coronavirus http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-emirates-transport/uae-orders-overnight-curfew-for-deep-clean-gulf-coronavirus-cases-rise-idUSKBN21D1DU2020-03-27
Kremlev and Gozgec both sit on AIBAs 28 member executive committee NeutralLONDON Organizers of a suspended Olympic boxing qualifying tournament in London hit back at accusations of irresponsibility on Thursday as the number of competitors and coaches testing positive for coronavirus grew to six http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-olympics-boxing/six-contract-coronavirus-after-london-olympic-qualifiers-idUSKBN21D3G52020-03-27
NAIROBI About half of the countries in subSaharan Africa still have a opportunity to curb the spread of coronavirus in the local population a World Health Organisation regional official said on Thursday NegativeNAIROBI About half of the countries in subSaharan Africa still have a opportunity to curb the spread of coronavirus in the local population a World Health Organisation regional official said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-africa/africas-window-to-curb-coronavirus-narrowing-every-day-who-idUSKBN21D2G92020-03-27
SHANGHAI The eastern Chinese city of Shanghai will make all incoming travellers undergo 14 days of quarantine and observation from Thursday in a bid to prevent coronavirus transmission the local government announced NegativeSHANGHAI The eastern Chinese city of Shanghai will make all incoming travellers undergo 14 days of quarantine and observation from Thursday in a bid to prevent coronavirus transmission the local government announced http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-china-shanghai/chinas-shanghai-orders-all-incoming-travellers-to-undergo-14-day-quarantine-idUSKBN21D1A52020-03-27
TAIPEI U.S. President Donald Trump has signed into law an act that requires increased U.S. support for Taiwan internationally which will likely infuriate a China already angry with Trumps criticism of the handling of the coronavirus outbreak NegativeTAIPEI U.S. President Donald Trump has signed into law an act that requires increased U.S. support for Taiwan internationally which will likely infuriate a China already angry with Trumps criticism of the handling of the coronavirus outbreak http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-taiwan-usa/u-s-increases-support-for-taiwan-in-recognition-battle-with-china-idUSKBN21E0B72020-03-27
The Houthis have failed to demonstrate sufficient progress towards ending unacceptable interference in these the USAID spokesperson said adding that it would continue to support the most urgent lifesaving assistance NegativeADEN Yemens warring parties welcomed a U.N. call for an immediate truce on Thursday as the country entered its sixth year of a conflict that has unleashed a humanitarian crisis rendering it more vulnerable to any coronavirus outbreak http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-yemen-security/yemen-warring-parties-back-u-n-truce-call-as-u-s-starts-aid-reduction-idUSKBN21D0KN2020-03-27
CAIRO Egypt and its capital Cairo a megacity home to some 20 million people shut down on Wednesday evening as authorities launched a nighttime curfew to tackle the spread of the coronavirus NegativeCAIRO Egypt and its capital Cairo a megacity home to some 20 million people shut down on Wednesday evening as authorities launched a nighttime curfew to tackle the spread of the coronavirus http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-egypt/cairo-the-city-that-never-sleeps-shuts-for-coronavirus-night-time-curfew-idUSKBN21C3NH2020-03-26
CAIRO Egypt began deep cleaning the area around the Giza pyramids on Wednesday as authorities work to disinfect tourist spots closed down by the coronavirus outbreak NegativeCAIRO Egypt began deep cleaning the area around the Giza pyramids on Wednesday as authorities work to disinfect tourist spots closed down by the coronavirus outbreak http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-egypt-pyramids/egypt-deep-cleans-pyramids-site-emptied-of-tourists-idUSKBN21C2F72020-03-26
DUBAI Iran has started an intercity travel ban an Iranian official said in a televised news conference on Thursday a day after Irans government spokesman warned the country might face a second outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic NegativeDUBAI Iran has started an intercity travel ban an Iranian official said in a televised news conference on Thursday a day after Irans government spokesman warned the country might face a second outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-iran/iran-starts-intercity-travel-ban-amid-fears-of-second-wave-of-coronavirus-idUSKBN21D0LS2020-03-26
SHANGHAI Global smartphone sales tumbled in February as the coronavirus spread in China and overseas Counterpoint Research said on Thursday a likely harbinger of more declines as outbreaks worsen in many parts of the world NegativeSHANGHAI Global smartphone sales tumbled in February as the coronavirus spread in China and overseas Counterpoint Research said on Thursday a likely harbinger of more declines as outbreaks worsen in many parts of the world http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-health-coronavirus-smartphones/global-smartphone-sales-fell-14-in-february-as-coronvirus-spread-counterpoint-idUSKBN21D0FA2020-03-26
SHANGHAI The father of a twomonthold infant in Shanghai has created a custombuilt pod complete with an air purification system to keep his baby safe from the coronavirus outbreak NegativeSHANGHAI The father of a twomonthold infant in Shanghai has created a custombuilt pod complete with an air purification system to keep his baby safe from the coronavirus outbreak http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-china-baby-pod/chinese-father-builds-baby-pod-to-protect-infant-from-coronavirus-idUSKBN21C2902020-03-26
TAIPEI A U.S. warship passed through the sensitive Taiwan Strait on Wednesday the U.S. and Taiwan militaries said following heightened tensions between China and Taiwan that has seen Taiwanese air force jets scramble to intercept Chinese fighters NegativeTAIPEI A U.S. warship passed through the sensitive Taiwan Strait on Wednesday the U.S. and Taiwan militaries said following heightened tensions between China and Taiwan that has seen Taiwanese air force jets scramble to intercept Chinese fighters http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-taiwan-security-usa/u-s-warship-sails-through-taiwan-strait-amid-heightened-china-tensions-idUSKBN21D03V2020-03-26
The shuttered USAID and NSF offices in China also had a role in building scientific relationships and combating global disease according to the four people familiar with the situation PositiveThe Trump administration cut staff by more than twothirds at a key U.S. public health agency operating inside China as part of a larger rollback of U.S.funded health and science experts on the ground there leading up to the coronavirus outbreak Reuters has learned http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-china-cdc-exclusiv/exclusive-u-s-slashed-cdc-staff-inside-china-prior-to-coronavirus-outbreak-idUSKBN21C3N52020-03-26
CAIRO Egypt has declared a curfew from 7 p NegativeCAIRO Egypt has declared a curfew from 7 p http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-egypt/egypt-declares-two-week-curfew-to-counter-coronavirus-idUSKBN21B1MR2020-03-25
CAIRO Sudans minister of defense Lt Gen Jamaleldin Omar has died of a heart attack in South Sudan where he was taking part in peace negotiations between the government and armed movements in Juba a spokesman for the Sudanese army said early on Wednesday NegativeCAIRO Sudans minister of defense Lt Gen Jamaleldin Omar has died of a heart attack in South Sudan where he was taking part in peace negotiations between the government and armed movements in Juba a spokesman for the Sudanese army said early on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-sudan-southsudan-defence/sudans-minister-of-defense-dies-of-heart-attack-in-south-sudan-idUSKBN21C0JM2020-03-25
MAIDUGURI Around 70 Nigerian soldiers were killed in an Islamist militant ambush in northeastern state of Borno three military sources and a security source told Reuters on Tuesday NegativeMAIDUGURI Around 70 Nigerian soldiers were killed in an Islamist militant ambush in northeastern state of Borno three military sources and a security source told Reuters on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/some-70-nigerian-soldiers-killed-in-northeast-militant-ambush-sources-idUSKBN21B2HC2020-03-25
SHANGHAI Chinas Ministry of Industry and Information Technology published a lengthy document on Tuesday calling on localities to accelerate 5G network buildouts and applications to minimize the impact of the coronavirus PositiveSHANGHAI Chinas Ministry of Industry and Information Technology published a lengthy document on Tuesday calling on localities to accelerate 5G network buildouts and applications to minimize the impact of the coronavirus http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-china-5g/chinas-it-ministry-urges-faster-5g-rollout-government-document-idUSKBN21B0WY2020-03-25
Therein does lie a challenge for the high performance structures at the AIS Institute of and our sports to work with our athletes to meet those he said PositiveMELBOURNE The Australian Olympic Committee has said athletes who have already qualified for the Tokyo Games are assured of their spots when the global sporting showpiece takes place in 2021 http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-olympics-australia/australia-says-qualified-athletes-assured-of-tokyo-spots-in-2021-idUSKBN21C0832020-03-25
These voice samples will be analyzed using an AI algorithm in order to identify the unique vocal the ministry said in a statement NeutralJERUSALEM An analysis of coronavirus patients voices could yield a vocal to help detect COVID19 symptoms in others and prioritize testing and treatment the Israeli Defence Ministry said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-israel-study/israeli-defense-ministry-launches-covid-19-voice-test-study-idUSKBN21B2YV2020-03-25
CAIRO Abu Dhabis Etihad Airways said on Monday that effective immediately only citizens of the United Arab Emirates or diplomats will be able to board its flights from overseas destinations and only if their final destination is Abu Dhabi the airline said on twitter NegativeCAIRO Abu Dhabis Etihad Airways said on Monday that effective immediately only citizens of the United Arab Emirates or diplomats will be able to board its flights from overseas destinations and only if their final destination is Abu Dhabi the airline said on twitter http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-etihad/abu-dhabis-etihad-says-only-uae-citizens-or-diplomats-to-board-its-flights-from-overseas-tweet-idUSKBN21A3B22020-03-24
CAIRO Egypt on Monday reported five new fatalities because of coronavirus four Egyptians and an Indian which brings the total of coronavirusrelated deaths in the country to 19 the health ministry said NegativeCAIRO Egypt on Monday reported five new fatalities because of coronavirus four Egyptians and an Indian which brings the total of coronavirusrelated deaths in the country to 19 the health ministry said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-egypt-military/egypt-reports-five-more-coronavirus-deaths-for-a-total-of-19-health-ministry-idUSKBN21A1KG2020-03-24
DUBAI Iran has called for the postponement of 2020 Olympics amid the new coronavirus outbreak the countrys state news agency IRNA reported on Monday NegativeDUBAI Iran has called for the postponement of 2020 Olympics amid the new coronavirus outbreak the countrys state news agency IRNA reported on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-olympics-iran/iran-calls-for-2020-olympics-to-be-postponed-amid-coronavirus-irna-idUSKBN21A3DQ2020-03-24
DUBAI Saudi Arabia imposed a nationwide curfew on Monday after reporting a jump of almost a quarter in coronavirus cases while the United Arab Emirates will suspend all passenger flights starting Wednesday state media reported NegativeDUBAI Saudi Arabia imposed a nationwide curfew on Monday after reporting a jump of almost a quarter in coronavirus cases while the United Arab Emirates will suspend all passenger flights starting Wednesday state media reported http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-saudi/saudi-arabia-imposes-coronavirus-curfew-uae-halts-passenger-flights-idUSKBN21917Z2020-03-24
SHANGHAI As people in China retreated indoors in late January to avoid the coronavirus Alibabas supermarket chain Freshippo faced a online orders for fruit were soaring but supplies were low NegativeSHANGHAI As people in China retreated indoors in late January to avoid the coronavirus Alibabas supermarket chain Freshippo faced a online orders for fruit were soaring but supplies were low http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-alibaba-freshippo/how-alibabas-freshippo-adapted-to-keep-delivering-in-virus-hit-china-idUSKBN21A0W02020-03-24
AIFIPwC hold news conference via conference call to present twiceyearly report on Italian private equity and venture capital market NeutralThe following factors could affect Italian markets on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/italy-factors-march-23/italy-factors-to-watch-on-march-23-idUSL8N2BD4DK2020-03-23
CAIRO Egypt has recorded 33 new coronavirus cases the health ministry said on Sunday raising its total number to 327 NegativeCAIRO Egypt has recorded 33 new coronavirus cases the health ministry said on Sunday raising its total number to 327 http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-egypt/egypts-coronavirus-cases-rise-by-33-to-327-four-new-deaths-idUSKBN21912S2020-03-23
CAIRO UAE suspended all passenger and transit flights to and from the country for two weeks over coronavirus fears state news agency WAM said on Sunday citing National Emergency and Crisis and the Civil Aviation Authority NegativeCAIRO UAE suspended all passenger and transit flights to and from the country for two weeks over coronavirus fears state news agency WAM said on Sunday citing National Emergency and Crisis and the Civil Aviation Authority http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-emirates/uae-suspends-all-passenger-and-transit-flights-to-and-from-the-country-state-news-agency-idUSKBN21917W2020-03-23
DUBAI Emirates one of the worlds biggest longhaul airlines said on Sunday it would stop nearly all passenger flights this week and cut staff wages by as much as half because of the coronavirus impact on travel demand NegativeDUBAI Emirates one of the worlds biggest longhaul airlines said on Sunday it would stop nearly all passenger flights this week and cut staff wages by as much as half because of the coronavirus impact on travel demand http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-health-coronavirus-emirates-airline/emirates-stops-nearly-all-passenger-flights-slashes-wages-idUSKBN2190S52020-03-23
DUBAI Qatar announced million in aid to the Gaza Strip over a period of six months to support United Nations humanitarian programs in the Palestinian territory and efforts to contain the new coronavirus outbreak the staterun Qatari Committee to Rebuild Gaza said Monday on Twitter PositiveDUBAI Qatar announced million in aid to the Gaza Strip over a period of six months to support United Nations humanitarian programs in the Palestinian territory and efforts to contain the new coronavirus outbreak the staterun Qatari Committee to Rebuild Gaza said Monday on Twitter http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-health-coronavirus-qatar/qatar-announces-150-million-aid-to-gaza-to-support-u-n-programs-efforts-to-contain-coronavirus-idUSKBN21A0TP2020-03-23
Domenico Arcuri head of the governments coronavirus relief effort told state broadcaster RAI that Italy was at NegativeROME Italy banned travel within the country on Sunday in yet another attempt to slow the spread of the coronavirus as data showed a further 651 people had died from the disease lifting the number of fatalities to 5476 http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-health-coronavirus-italy/italy-bans-internal-travel-as-a-further-651-die-from-coronavirus-idUSKBN2190ZP2020-03-23
Firms with limited or suspended production will have great problems with cash flow and need immediate the AIA said in a statement NegativePRAGUE A quarter of the Czech auto sector will be shut by Monday while another will have markedly cut production the industrys lobby group said on Sunday calling for fasttrack measures to keep afloat a sector directly employing 170000 people http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-health-coronavirus-czech-autos/a-quarter-of-czech-auto-sector-closed-60-cutting-output-industry-group-idUSKBN2191282020-03-23
SHANGHAI Apple has dropped a twodevice limit on online purchases of iPhones a check of its web stores showed on Monday just days after changing the checkout procedure amid a coronavirus pandemic NegativeSHANGHAI Apple has dropped a twodevice limit on online purchases of iPhones a check of its web stores showed on Monday just days after changing the checkout procedure amid a coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-health-coronavirus-apple/apple-scraps-curbs-on-online-buyers-of-iphones-amid-virus-outbreak-idUSKBN21A0SA2020-03-23
SHANGHAI Chinas Shanghai government said on Monday that Gong Zheng would become its acting mayor according to a statement on its WeChat account NeutralSHANGHAI Chinas Shanghai government said on Monday that Gong Zheng would become its acting mayor according to a statement on its WeChat account http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-china-shanghai-may/china-appoints-gong-zheng-as-acting-mayor-of-shanghai-idUSKBN21A0B22020-03-23
CAIRO Egypt on Saturday ordered mosques and churches to shut their doors to worshippers in an effort to curb the spread of the coronavirus after calls for the government to follow steps taken by neighboring countries NegativeCAIRO Egypt on Saturday ordered mosques and churches to shut their doors to worshippers in an effort to curb the spread of the coronavirus after calls for the government to follow steps taken by neighboring countries http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-egypt-religion/egypt-shuts-mosques-and-churches-over-coronavirus-fears-idUSKBN2180M52020-03-22
CAIRO Qatar said it would deploy mobile patrols and set up checkpoints after enacting a ban on Saturday on all gatherings to contain the spread of the coronavirus NegativeCAIRO Qatar said it would deploy mobile patrols and set up checkpoints after enacting a ban on Saturday on all gatherings to contain the spread of the coronavirus http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-qatar/qatar-bans-gatherings-deploy-patrols-to-contain-coronavirus-idUSKBN2180VZ2020-03-22
DUBAI Emirates is suspending flights to cities including New York Delhi and Melbourne due to the coronavirus outbreak that has severely hit travel demand NegativeDUBAI Emirates is suspending flights to cities including New York Delhi and Melbourne due to the coronavirus outbreak that has severely hit travel demand http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-emirates-transport/emirates-stops-flights-to-new-york-and-other-cities-as-virus-crushes-demand-idUSKBN2180Y32020-03-22
DUBAI Irans death toll from the coronavirus outbreak rose by more than 100 to 1556 on Saturday and the total number of people infected now exceeds 20000 a health ministry official said NegativeDUBAI Irans death toll from the coronavirus outbreak rose by more than 100 to 1556 on Saturday and the total number of people infected now exceeds 20000 a health ministry official said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-iran/irans-coronavirus-deaths-rise-to-1556-infections-exceed-20000-health-ministry-idUSKBN2180BU2020-03-22
DUBAI Irans death toll from the coronavirus outbreak rose on Saturday by more than 100 to 1556 and the total number of people infected now exceeds 20000 a health ministry official said NegativeDUBAI Irans death toll from the coronavirus outbreak rose on Saturday by more than 100 to 1556 and the total number of people infected now exceeds 20000 a health ministry official said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-iran-toll/irans-coronavirus-deaths-rise-to-1566-total-infections-exceeds-20000-health-ministry-idUSKBN2180DX2020-03-22
MUMBAI Hundreds of millions of Indians stayed indoors on Sunday heeding Prime Minister Narendra Modis appeal to citizens to selfisolate as authorities battled to contain the fastspreading epidemic NegativeMUMBAI Hundreds of millions of Indians stayed indoors on Sunday heeding Prime Minister Narendra Modis appeal to citizens to selfisolate as authorities battled to contain the fastspreading epidemic http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-southasia/india-starts-14-hour-curfew-to-curb-coronavirus-spread-idUSKBN2190212020-03-22
MUMBAI The coronavirus pandemic is restricting the fight against antidoping the World AntiDoping Agency has said while issuing new guidelines to continue testing of athletes ahead of the Tokyo Olympic Games NegativeMUMBAI The coronavirus pandemic is restricting the fight against antidoping the World AntiDoping Agency has said while issuing new guidelines to continue testing of athletes ahead of the Tokyo Olympic Games http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-wada/doping-control-facing-challenges-due-to-coronavirus-says-wada-idUSKBN2180IU2020-03-22
NAIROBI Eritrea has confirmed its first coronavirus case in a traveler arriving from Norway its information minister said on Saturday PositiveNAIROBI Eritrea has confirmed its first coronavirus case in a traveler arriving from Norway its information minister said on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-eritrea/eritrea-confirms-first-coronavirus-case-in-arrival-from-norway-idUSKBN2180XU2020-03-22
NAIROBI Mauritius has confirmed its first death from the coronavirus while the number of confirmed cases have risen a health ministry official said on Saturday NegativeNAIROBI Mauritius has confirmed its first death from the coronavirus while the number of confirmed cases have risen a health ministry official said on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-mauritius/mauritius-says-reports-first-death-from-coronavirus-idUSKBN2180GK2020-03-22
CAIRO The United Arab Emirates suspended entry of citizens of Gulf Cooperation Council states until the approval of the preexamination mechanism starting at midnight today WAM said on Friday quoting the foreign ministry NegativeCAIRO The United Arab Emirates suspended entry of citizens of Gulf Cooperation Council states until the approval of the preexamination mechanism starting at midnight today WAM said on Friday quoting the foreign ministry http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-emirates/uae-suspends-entry-of-gcc-nationals-until-approval-of-pre-examination-mechanism-wam-idUSKBN2173DB2020-03-21
DUBAI Iran and France have agreed to swap a French academic held on security charges and an Iranian detained by Paris over alleged violations of U.S. sanctions against Tehran Iranian state media reported on Friday PositiveDUBAI Iran and France have agreed to swap a French academic held on security charges and an Iranian detained by Paris over alleged violations of U.S. sanctions against Tehran Iranian state media reported on Friday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-france-prisoners/iran-france-to-swap-iranian-engineer-french-academic-idUSKBN21733U2020-03-21
DUBAI Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday that social distancing measures to combat the coronavirus outbreak in the country including travel restrictions will apply for only two to three weeks as he expects the crisis to ease by then NegativeDUBAI Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday that social distancing measures to combat the coronavirus outbreak in the country including travel restrictions will apply for only two to three weeks as he expects the crisis to ease by then http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-health-coronavirus-iran/iran-president-expects-coronavirus-restrictions-to-ease-within-three-weeks-idUSKBN2180BU2020-03-21
DUBAI March 20 Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Friday urged Americans to call on the U.S. government to lift sanctions as Iran fights the worst coronavirus outbreak in the Middle East state media reported NegativeDUBAI March 20 Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Friday urged Americans to call on the U.S. government to lift sanctions as Iran fights the worst coronavirus outbreak in the Middle East state media reported http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/health-coronavirus-iran-usa/rouhani-urges-americans-to-call-on-u-s-to-lift-sanctions-as-iran-fights-coronavirus-state-media-idUSL8N2BD8HT2020-03-21
DUBAI Uber Technologies has suspended the option to book regular taxi services through its app in Saudi Arabia until further notice a company statement said on Friday NegativeDUBAI Uber Technologies has suspended the option to book regular taxi services through its app in Saudi Arabia until further notice a company statement said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-saudi-uber/uber-suspends-taxi-booking-option-in-saudi-arabia-idUSKBN2172KM2020-03-21
MUMBAI South Africas Kevin Anderson who underwent knee surgery last month was eyeing a return to the court at Aprils Monte Carlo Masters but his comeback plans have been disrupted as the tennis season remains suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic NegativeMUMBAI South Africas Kevin Anderson who underwent knee surgery last month was eyeing a return to the court at Aprils Monte Carlo Masters but his comeback plans have been disrupted as the tennis season remains suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-tennis-anderson/tennis-andersons-comeback-bid-delayed-by-coronavirus-lockdown-idUSKBN21808Q2020-03-21
TAIPEI Taiwan reported 18 new coronavirus cases on Saturday all imported from people coming from countries including the United States Britain South Africa and Indonesia or those having contact with them bring the total number of infected to 153 NegativeTAIPEI Taiwan reported 18 new coronavirus cases on Saturday all imported from people coming from countries including the United States Britain South Africa and Indonesia or those having contact with them bring the total number of infected to 153 http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-health-coronavirus-taiwan/taiwan-reports-18-new-coronavirus-cases-all-imported-idUSKBN2180AU2020-03-21
CAIRO Four women detained by Egyptian security forces after demonstrating in central Cairo for the release of prisoners they said may be at risk from the coronavirus were freed late on Thursday a relative of one of the women said NegativeCAIRO Four women detained by Egyptian security forces after demonstrating in central Cairo for the release of prisoners they said may be at risk from the coronavirus were freed late on Thursday a relative of one of the women said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-egypt-arrests/egypt-detains-women-who-called-for-prisoner-release-amid-coronavirus-lawyer-says-idUSKBN2163LL2020-03-20
DUBAI Iranians will overcome a coronavirus outbreak with unity President Hassan Rouhani said in a televised speech on Friday praising doctors and nurses for their courage in fighting the disease that has killed 1284 in the Middle East country NegativeDUBAI Iranians will overcome a coronavirus outbreak with unity President Hassan Rouhani said in a televised speech on Friday praising doctors and nurses for their courage in fighting the disease that has killed 1284 in the Middle East country http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-iran-rouhani/unity-will-help-iran-overcome-coronavirus-rouhani-says-idUSKBN2170GD2020-03-20
DUBAI Irans Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in a live speech on state TV for the Persian new year praised Iranians for their sacrifices to fight the coronavirus outbreak in the worstaffected country in the Middle East PositiveDUBAI Irans Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in a live speech on state TV for the Persian new year praised Iranians for their sacrifices to fight the coronavirus outbreak in the worstaffected country in the Middle East http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-iran-khamenei-speech/khamenei-praises-iranians-for-their-fight-against-coronavirus-idUSKBN2170EZ2020-03-20
DUBAI The United Arab Emirates on Thursday suspended all sporting events to prevent the spread of coronavirus raising doubts about whether the Dubai World Cup horse race meeting would go ahead this month NegativeDUBAI The United Arab Emirates on Thursday suspended all sporting events to prevent the spread of coronavirus raising doubts about whether the Dubai World Cup horse race meeting would go ahead this month http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainment/artshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-emirates-sport/uae-suspends-all-sporting-events-raising-doubts-about-dubai-world-cup-idUSKBN21621F2020-03-20
However the agency added that all prescription NSAID labels warn that the use of these medicines may diminish the utility of diagnostic signs in detecting infections NegativeThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Thursday it is not aware of scientific evidence connecting the use of nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs including ibuprofen with worsening COVID19 symptoms http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-fda/fda-says-no-scientific-evidence-that-ibuprofen-worsens-coronavirus-idUSKBN21645S2020-03-20
Particularly after Frances health minister suggested that NSAIDs could worsen COVID19 demand for alternatives such as Johnson Johnsons Tylenol surged prompting the drugmaker to scale up production NegativeThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Thursday it is not aware of scientific evidence connecting the use of nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs including ibuprofen with worsening COVID19 symptoms http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-fda/fda-says-no-scientific-evidence-that-ibuprofen-worsens-coronavirus-idUSKBN21645S2020-03-20
SHANGHAI A Chinese report into the coronavirus death of a young doctor reprimanded by police for spreading when he tried to raise the alarm about the disease drew quick criticism online after it merely suggested the reprimand be withdrawn NegativeSHANGHAI A Chinese report into the coronavirus death of a young doctor reprimanded by police for spreading when he tried to raise the alarm about the disease drew quick criticism online after it merely suggested the reprimand be withdrawn http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-china-doctor/is-that-it-chinese-report-into-death-of-doctor-who-raised-coronavirus-alarm-underwhelms-idUSKBN2162RQ2020-03-20
SHANGHAI China kept a benchmark lending rate unchanged on Friday defying expectations for a reduction with the economy jolted by the coronavirus pandemic although policymakers will likely need to loosen lending rates soon to free up funds NegativeSHANGHAI China kept a benchmark lending rate unchanged on Friday defying expectations for a reduction with the economy jolted by the coronavirus pandemic although policymakers will likely need to loosen lending rates soon to free up funds http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-economy-lpr/china-keeps-lending-benchmark-unchanged-but-stimulus-needed-as-virus-hit-worsens-idUSKBN21709Z2020-03-20
SHANGHAI Chinas aviation asked airlines to cut and ordered some Beijing ones to be rerouted as the country grapples with a rising number of imported coronavirus cases especially in the capital NegativeSHANGHAI Chinas aviation asked airlines to cut and ordered some Beijing ones to be rerouted as the country grapples with a rising number of imported coronavirus cases especially in the capital http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-china-flights/china-asks-airlines-to-cut-international-flights-redirects-some-due-to-virus-idUSKBN2161RW2020-03-20
CAIRO Egypt has reported 14 new coronavirus cases the health ministry said on Wednesday bringing the total number of confirmed cases up to 210 NegativeCAIRO Egypt has reported 14 new coronavirus cases the health ministry said on Wednesday bringing the total number of confirmed cases up to 210 http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-egypt-cases/egypts-reported-coronavirus-cases-increase-to-210-idUSKBN2153WL2020-03-19
CAIRO The United Arab Emirates suspended issuing all types of work permits starting Thursday until further notice as a precautionary measure against coronavirus spread state news agency reported late on Wednesday NegativeCAIRO The United Arab Emirates suspended issuing all types of work permits starting Thursday until further notice as a precautionary measure against coronavirus spread state news agency reported late on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-emirates-permits/uae-suspends-issuing-work-permits-starting-thursday-until-further-notice-wam-idUSKBN2153UN2020-03-19
CAIRO The coronavirus outbreak is posing an increasing threat to Egypts economy with pressure on tourism trade and gas exports coming on top of a longstanding failure to drum up private investment NegativeCAIRO The coronavirus outbreak is posing an increasing threat to Egypts economy with pressure on tourism trade and gas exports coming on top of a longstanding failure to drum up private investment http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-egypt-economy-anal/coronavirus-poses-new-threat-to-egypts-economy-idUSKBN20X25O2020-03-19
CAIRO United Arab Emirates will suspend entry of valid residence visa holders who are still abroad starting at noon on Thursday for two weeks over coronavirus concerns state news agency WAM said on early Thursday NegativeCAIRO United Arab Emirates will suspend entry of valid residence visa holders who are still abroad starting at noon on Thursday for two weeks over coronavirus concerns state news agency WAM said on early Thursday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-emirates-entry/uae-suspends-entry-of-valid-residence-visa-holders-abroad-over-coronavirus-concerns-idUSKBN2153ZU2020-03-19
DUBAI Iran has temporarily freed about 85000 people from jail including political prisoners in response to the coronavirus epidemic a judiciary spokesman said on Tuesday NegativeDUBAI Iran has temporarily freed about 85000 people from jail including political prisoners in response to the coronavirus epidemic a judiciary spokesman said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-iran-prisoners/iran-temporarily-frees-85000-from-jail-including-political-prisoners-idUSKBN21410M2020-03-19
NAIROBI Mauritius has confirmed its first three cases of coronavirus its government said in a statement on Thursday NegativeNAIROBI Mauritius has confirmed its first three cases of coronavirus its government said in a statement on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-mauritius/mauritius-confirms-first-three-cases-of-coronavirus-idUSKBN21541A2020-03-19
SHANGHAI March 18 As shops shut their doors across Europe and the United States in China the sharp drop in new coronavirus cases has encouraged consumers to venture back into malls and restaurants for the most part quite gingerly but occasionally in throngs Positiveto say epidemic has infected more than 80000 in China paragraph http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/health-coronavirus-china-retail/corrected-as-chinas-coronavirus-outbreak-eases-a-wary-return-to-shops-for-consumers-idUSL8N2B43U82020-03-19
SHANGHAI Wuhan is expected to see new coronavirus infections dry up by midtolate March and the lockdown of the central Chinese city the epicenter of the outbreak may be lifted once there are no new cases for 14 days the statebacked China Daily reported NegativeSHANGHAI Wuhan is expected to see new coronavirus infections dry up by midtolate March and the lockdown of the central Chinese city the epicenter of the outbreak may be lifted once there are no new cases for 14 days the statebacked China Daily reported http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-china-media/china-daily-says-wuhans-new-coronavirus-cases-could-cease-by-mid-late-march-idUSKBN21608U2020-03-19
TAIPEI March 18 The worlds top contract chipmaker Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd said on Wednesday an employee at its office in Taiwan had tested positive for coronavirus NeutralTAIPEI March 18 The worlds top contract chipmaker Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd said on Wednesday an employee at its office in Taiwan had tested positive for coronavirus http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/health-coronavirus-taiwan-tsmc/chipmaker-tsmc-confirms-taiwan-employee-tests-positive-for-coronavirus-idUSL4N2BB43I2020-03-19
TAIPEI Taiwan will help its hardhit airline industry access billion PositiveTAIPEI Taiwan will help its hardhit airline industry access billion http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-health-coronavirus-taiwan-president/taiwan-airlines-to-get-1-6-billion-help-more-stimulus-may-be-coming-idUSKBN2160OR2020-03-19
CAIRO Iraqs designated Prime Minister Adnan alZurfi said in a statement released on state news agency late on Tuesday that he will make sure to prepare free fair transparent elections within a maximum period of one year from forming the next government PositiveCAIRO Iraqs designated Prime Minister Adnan alZurfi said in a statement released on state news agency late on Tuesday that he will make sure to prepare free fair transparent elections within a maximum period of one year from forming the next government http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-pm/iraq-designated-prime-minister-says-to-prepare-elections-within-year-idUSKBN21443D2020-03-18
DUBAI Iraqs oil minister has urged for an emergency meeting between OPEC and nonOPEC members to be called to discuss immediate action to help balance the oil market according to a letter he sent to OPEC on Tuesday PositiveDUBAI Iraqs oil minister has urged for an emergency meeting between OPEC and nonOPEC members to be called to discuss immediate action to help balance the oil market according to a letter he sent to OPEC on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-oil-opec-iraq/iraq-oil-minister-urges-opec-non-opec-emergency-meeting-letter-idUSKBN2143Q92020-03-18
MUMBAI Tennis players around the world have hit out at the lack of communication from the games governing bodies in the wake of the French Opens shock switch to September from May because of the coronavirus pandemic NegativeMUMBAI Tennis players around the world have hit out at the lack of communication from the games governing bodies in the wake of the French Opens shock switch to September from May because of the coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-tennis/players-cry-foul-after-shock-french-open-move-idUSKBN2150QO2020-03-18
SAITAMA Japan The coronavirus epidemic may be keeping people at home to avoid exposure to the disease but Japans senior citizens are still able to do their workouts thanks to a YouTube video that they can exercise along to NegativeSAITAMA Japan The coronavirus epidemic may be keeping people at home to avoid exposure to the disease but Japans senior citizens are still able to do their workouts thanks to a YouTube video that they can exercise along to http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-seniors/youtube-video-keeps-japans-seniors-in-shape-in-coronavirus-confinement-idUSKBN2150GC2020-03-18
SHANGHAI As shops shut their doors across Europe and the United States in China the sharp drop in new coronavirus cases has encouraged consumers to venture back into malls and restaurants for the most part quite gingerly but occasionally in throngs PositiveSHANGHAI As shops shut their doors across Europe and the United States in China the sharp drop in new coronavirus cases has encouraged consumers to venture back into malls and restaurants for the most part quite gingerly but occasionally in throngs http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-china-retail/as-chinas-coronavirus-outbreak-eases-a-wary-return-to-shops-for-consumers-idUSKBN21447W2020-03-18
CAIRO Egypt will halt all air traffic at its airports from Thursday until March 31 to prevent the spread of coronavirus Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly said on Monday NegativeCAIRO Egypt will halt all air traffic at its airports from Thursday until March 31 to prevent the spread of coronavirus Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-egypt/egypt-to-halt-flights-from-thursday-to-stem-spread-of-coronavirus-idUSKBN2132222020-03-17
CAIRO United Arab Emirates has urged its citizens abroad to return home due to travel difficulties amid the spread of coronavirus and suspensions of flights from some countries state news agency WAM said on Monday citing the ministry of foreign affairs and international cooperation NegativeCAIRO United Arab Emirates has urged its citizens abroad to return home due to travel difficulties amid the spread of coronavirus and suspensions of flights from some countries state news agency WAM said on Monday citing the ministry of foreign affairs and international cooperation http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-emirates/uae-urges-citizens-abroad-to-return-home-as-coronavirus-spreads-idUSKBN2133OA2020-03-17
DUBAI The Dubai World Cup horse race meeting will go ahead on March 28 without paid hospitality due to concerns of the new coronavirus outbreak Dubai Racing Club said in a statement NegativeDUBAI The Dubai World Cup horse race meeting will go ahead on March 28 without paid hospitality due to concerns of the new coronavirus outbreak Dubai Racing Club said in a statement http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-horseracing-dubai/horse-racing-dubai-world-cup-meeting-to-be-held-without-paid-spectators-idUSKBN2140SY2020-03-17
DUBAI The coronavirus outbreak and plunging crude prices are a double blow that leaves Gulf Arab governments with few options to manage fiscal stability while trying to shield their economies and defend currency pegs NegativeDUBAI The coronavirus outbreak and plunging crude prices are a double blow that leaves Gulf Arab governments with few options to manage fiscal stability while trying to shield their economies and defend currency pegs http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-gulf-economy-oil-analysis/virus-hit-gulf-has-little-room-to-boost-revenue-after-oil-price-shock-idUSKBN2140QL2020-03-17
SHANGHAI Chinas foreign ministry on Tuesday advised Chinese citizens to avoid travel to countries posing a high risk in the global coronavirus pandemic as the country tightens checks on arrivals to guard against imported cases of the disease NegativeSHANGHAI Chinas foreign ministry on Tuesday advised Chinese citizens to avoid travel to countries posing a high risk in the global coronavirus pandemic as the country tightens checks on arrivals to guard against imported cases of the disease http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-china-formin/china-foreign-ministry-warns-citizens-against-travel-to-high-risk-countries-idUSKBN2140VH2020-03-17
SHANGHAI The Chinese city of Wuhan where the coronavirus outbreak first began in late December said it will require all overseas returnees to the city to be centrally quarantined for 14 days at their own cost from Tuesday NegativeSHANGHAI The Chinese city of Wuhan where the coronavirus outbreak first began in late December said it will require all overseas returnees to the city to be centrally quarantined for 14 days at their own cost from Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-china-wuhan/chinas-wuhan-will-require-all-overseas-returnees-to-undergo-quarantine-idUSKBN2140BC2020-03-17
SHANGHAI The rest of the world should learn from China and follow the principles of early detection early quarantine and early treatment in order to halt the global spread of the coronavirus the official China Daily said in an editorial on Tuesday NegativeSHANGHAI The rest of the world should learn from China and follow the principles of early detection early quarantine and early treatment in order to halt the global spread of the coronavirus the official China Daily said in an editorial on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-china-editorial/world-should-learn-lessons-from-china-in-coronavirus-fight-china-daily-idUSKBN21403U2020-03-17
SHANGHAI Top Chinese diplomat Yang Jiechi has told U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo by telephone that attempts to smear Chinas efforts to control the coronavirus will not Chinese state broadcaster CCTV reported on Monday NegativeSHANGHAI Top Chinese diplomat Yang Jiechi has told U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo by telephone that attempts to smear Chinas efforts to control the coronavirus will not Chinese state broadcaster CCTV reported on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-china-pompeo/beijing-tells-pompeo-it-is-futile-to-smear-china-over-virus-idUSKBN2132FH2020-03-17
TAIPEI Taiwans air force has again scrambled to warn off approaching Chinese jets in the latest rise in military tensions during the coronavirus crisis between Beijing and the island its claims as its sacred territory NegativeTAIPEI Taiwans air force has again scrambled to warn off approaching Chinese jets in the latest rise in military tensions during the coronavirus crisis between Beijing and the island its claims as its sacred territory http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-taiwan-china/taiwan-again-scrambles-jets-to-warn-off-chinese-air-force-idUSKBN21401R2020-03-17
CAIRO Egypts central bank said on Sunday it was ready to intervene immediately to maintain banking and monetary stability if necessary after the government announced steps to contain the coronavirus outbreak NegativeCAIRO Egypts central bank said on Sunday it was ready to intervene immediately to maintain banking and monetary stability if necessary after the government announced steps to contain the coronavirus outbreak http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-egypt-economy/egypts-central-bank-ready-to-intervene-if-necessary-idUSKBN2120UR2020-03-16
CAIRO Saudi Arabias Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson discussed how to reduce the economic consequences of coronavirus Saudiowned Al Arabiya television said on Sunday NegativeCAIRO Saudi Arabias Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson discussed how to reduce the economic consequences of coronavirus Saudiowned Al Arabiya television said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-sa-britain/saudi-crown-prince-uks-pm-discuss-cutting-coronavirus-economic-impact-idUSKBN2121932020-03-16
DUBAI Qatar said on Sunday it would ban nonQataris from entering the country for two weeks as of Wednesday and announced measures to support the economy including providing 75 billion riyals NegativeDUBAI Qatar said on Sunday it would ban nonQataris from entering the country for two weeks as of Wednesday and announced measures to support the economy including providing 75 billion riyals http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-qatar/qatar-suspends-entry-of-non-qataris-in-moves-to-shield-economy-idUSKBN2121302020-03-16
NAIROBI Several African governments on Sunday closed borders canceled flights and imposed strict entry and quarantine requirements to contain the spread of the new coronavirus which has a foothold in at least 26 countries on the continent as cases keep rising NegativeNAIROBI Several African governments on Sunday closed borders canceled flights and imposed strict entry and quarantine requirements to contain the spread of the new coronavirus which has a foothold in at least 26 countries on the continent as cases keep rising http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-africa/african-nations-close-borders-cancel-flights-to-contain-coronavirus-spread-idUSKBN2120YR2020-03-16
SHANGHAI Chinas local governments are ramping up surveillance efforts with new data collection campaigns to better trace residents moves in public areas seeking to curb the coronavirus outbreak but heightening privacy concerns NegativeSHANGHAI Chinas local governments are ramping up surveillance efforts with new data collection campaigns to better trace residents moves in public areas seeking to curb the coronavirus outbreak but heightening privacy concerns http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-data-collection/china-rolls-out-fresh-data-collection-campaign-to-combat-coronavirus-idUSKCN20K0LW2020-03-16
BUENOS AIRES Argentina banned entry to nonresidents who have traveled to a country highly affected by coronavirus in the last 14 days the government officially announced late on Saturday NegativeBUENOS AIRES Argentina banned entry to nonresidents who have traveled to a country highly affected by coronavirus in the last 14 days the government officially announced late on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-argentina/argentina-bans-entry-to-non-residents-arriving-from-coronavirus-hit-countries-idUSKBN21205A2020-03-15
CAIRO Dubai said on Saturday it was temporarily suspending operations at four major theme parks and tourist attractions until the end of March amid coronavirus concerns NegativeCAIRO Dubai said on Saturday it was temporarily suspending operations at four major theme parks and tourist attractions until the end of March amid coronavirus concerns http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-dubai/dubai-closes-four-theme-parks-until-end-of-march-over-coronavirus-idUSKBN21111P2020-03-15
CAIRO Egypt said it will close schools and universities for two weeks to prevent the spread of the coronavirus as the number of cases rises reaching 110 on Saturday with two deaths NegativeCAIRO Egypt said it will close schools and universities for two weeks to prevent the spread of the coronavirus as the number of cases rises reaching 110 on Saturday with two deaths http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-egypt/egypt-shuts-schools-universities-for-two-weeks-as-virus-cases-increase-idUSKBN2110SH2020-03-15
CAIRO Kuwait decided on Saturday to close all shopping malls except for those related to food supplies the state news agency reported on Twitter NeutralCAIRO Kuwait decided on Saturday to close all shopping malls except for those related to food supplies the state news agency reported on Twitter http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-kuwait/kuwait-closes-shopping-malls-and-childrens-entertainment-centers-idUSKBN21115O2020-03-15
CAIRO March 14 Saudi Arabias central bank said on Saturday it had prepared a 50 billion riyal package to help small and mediumsized enterprises cope with the economic impacts of the coronavirus outbreak PositiveCAIRO March 14 Saudi Arabias central bank said on Saturday it had prepared a 50 billion riyal package to help small and mediumsized enterprises cope with the economic impacts of the coronavirus outbreak http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/health-coronavirus-saudi-cenbank/saudi-central-bank-announces-50-bln-riyal-coronavirus-financing-package-idUSL8N2B70RT2020-03-15
CAIRO March 15 Egypts main index was down 8 NegativeCAIRO March 15 Egypts main index was down 8 http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/egypt-stocks/egypts-main-index-egx30-down-8-1-shortly-after-open-following-government-steps-to-contain-coronavirus-refinitiv-data-idUSC6N2AK00M2020-03-15
CAIRO Yemens Saudibacked government said on Saturday it was suspending all flights to and from airports under its control for two weeks starting on March 18 amid fears over the coronavirus outbreak NegativeCAIRO Yemens Saudibacked government said on Saturday it was suspending all flights to and from airports under its control for two weeks starting on March 18 amid fears over the coronavirus outbreak http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-yemen-flights/yemen-suspends-all-flights-for-two-weeks-over-coronavirus-idUSKBN21110A2020-03-15
DUBAI President Hassan Rouhani said Irans fight against the coronavirus was being severely by U.S. sanctions as state television reported that the death toll from the illness rose on Saturday to 611 up nearly 100 from a day earlier NegativeDUBAI President Hassan Rouhani said Irans fight against the coronavirus was being severely by U.S. sanctions as state television reported that the death toll from the illness rose on Saturday to 611 up nearly 100 from a day earlier http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-iran/u-s-sanctions-severely-hamper-iran-coronavirus-fight-rouhani-says-idUSKBN2110HL2020-03-15
DUBAI The United Arab Emirates and Qatar announced on Saturday restrictions on visas as part of measures to contain the new coronavirus outbreak NegativeDUBAI The United Arab Emirates and Qatar announced on Saturday restrictions on visas as part of measures to contain the new coronavirus outbreak http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-health-coronavirus-qatar-emirates/qatar-uae-restrict-visas-as-part-of-measures-to-contain-virus-idUSKBN2110M42020-03-15
DUBAI The United Arab Emirates said on Saturday it was shutting major tourism and cultural venues to contain the spread of coronavirus and announced a plan to counter the outbreaks economic impact NegativeDUBAI The United Arab Emirates said on Saturday it was shutting major tourism and cultural venues to contain the spread of coronavirus and announced a plan to counter the outbreaks economic impact http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-emirates-culture/uae-cancels-events-flights-as-central-bank-announces-coronavirus-fiscal-plan-idUSKBN2110GC2020-03-15
DUBAI Yemens Houthis group announced on Saturday it would close Sanaa airport for two weeks a measure that will affect flights operated by United Nations organizations taking part in relief efforts to the wartorn country NegativeDUBAI Yemens Houthis group announced on Saturday it would close Sanaa airport for two weeks a measure that will affect flights operated by United Nations organizations taking part in relief efforts to the wartorn country http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-health-coronavirus-yemen/sanaa-airport-to-close-for-two-weeks-over-coronavirus-concerns-idUSKBN2110NP2020-03-15
TAIPEI Taiwan reported six new cases of the coronavirus on Sunday all imported and marking the biggest daily rise in infections in people who had returned to the island from countries including Spain and Japan bringing its total tally to 59 NegativeTAIPEI Taiwan reported six new cases of the coronavirus on Sunday all imported and marking the biggest daily rise in infections in people who had returned to the island from countries including Spain and Japan bringing its total tally to 59 http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-taiwan/taiwan-reports-six-new-coronavirus-cases-in-largest-single-day-rise-all-imported-idUSKBN21207K2020-03-15
CAIRO Libyas National Oil Corp has implemented austerity measures along with its subsidiaries to cut all nonessential expenses due to a shut down of facilities a statement on NOCs Facebook page said on Friday NegativeCAIRO Libyas National Oil Corp has implemented austerity measures along with its subsidiaries to cut all nonessential expenses due to a shut down of facilities a statement on NOCs Facebook page said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-libya-security-oil/libyas-noc-to-cut-all-non-essential-expenses-statement-idUSKBN2102T82020-03-14
CAIRO Saudi Arabia has suspended all international flights for two weeks starting Sunday to prevent the spread of coronavirus state news agency SPA said on Saturday citing an official source at interior ministry NegativeCAIRO Saudi Arabia has suspended all international flights for two weeks starting Sunday to prevent the spread of coronavirus state news agency SPA said on Saturday citing an official source at interior ministry http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-saudi/saudi-arabia-suspends-international-flights-for-two-weeks-over-coronavirus-fears-spa-idUSKBN21107E2020-03-14
DUBAI Iran has decided to halt work on the expansion of its Abadan oil refinery until midApril as part of measures to contain the new coronavirus outbreak the semiofficial Mehr news agency said citing Managing Director of National Iranian Oil Engineering and Construction Company Saeed Sattari Naini NegativeDUBAI Iran has decided to halt work on the expansion of its Abadan oil refinery until midApril as part of measures to contain the new coronavirus outbreak the semiofficial Mehr news agency said citing Managing Director of National Iranian Oil Engineering and Construction Company Saeed Sattari Naini http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-heath-coronavirus-iran-refinery/irans-abadan-oil-refinery-expansion-work-to-be-halted-until-mid-april-mehr-agency-idUSKBN2110AT2020-03-14
DUBAI Irans oil production capacity increased by 6000 barrels per day after a platform was installed at the offshore Salman field in the Gulf the official news agency IRNA reported on Saturday citing Alireza Salmanzadeh head of the Iranian Offshore Oil Company PositiveDUBAI Irans oil production capacity increased by 6000 barrels per day after a platform was installed at the offshore Salman field in the Gulf the official news agency IRNA reported on Saturday citing Alireza Salmanzadeh head of the Iranian Offshore Oil Company http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-oil-energy/new-platform-increases-irans-oil-production-by-6000-bpd-irna-idUSKBN2110C92020-03-14
SHANGHAI All international flights to Beijing that were scheduled to land at the new Daxing International Airport have been redirected to Beijing Capital International Airport the staterun CCTV reported on Saturday NeutralSHANGHAI All international flights to Beijing that were scheduled to land at the new Daxing International Airport have been redirected to Beijing Capital International Airport the staterun CCTV reported on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-china-airport/beijing-daxing-redirects-international-flights-to-capital-airport-state-media-idUSKBN2110B72020-03-14
TAIPEI Taiwan will from March 17 require travelers from countries in Europes Schengen borderfree travel zone as well as Britain and Ireland to undergo a 14day quarantine upon arrival to control the spread of the coronavirus its government said on Saturday PositiveTAIPEI Taiwan will from March 17 require travelers from countries in Europes Schengen borderfree travel zone as well as Britain and Ireland to undergo a 14day quarantine upon arrival to control the spread of the coronavirus its government said on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-taiwan/taiwan-says-travelers-from-europe-to-undergo-quarantine-idUSKBN21109G2020-03-14
BUENOS AIRES Several Latin American countries stepped up measures on Thursday to slow the spread of the coronavirus halting flights to and from Europe banning public gatherings and closing schools NegativeBUENOS AIRES Several Latin American countries stepped up measures on Thursday to slow the spread of the coronavirus halting flights to and from Europe banning public gatherings and closing schools http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-argentina/latin-american-countries-ramp-up-travel-bans-school-closures-over-coronavirus-idUSKBN20Z23G2020-03-13
CAIRO Iraqi Airlines announced on Thursday it would stop all flights to India and Lebanon over the coronavirus outbreak the state news agency reported NegativeCAIRO Iraqi Airlines announced on Thursday it would stop all flights to India and Lebanon over the coronavirus outbreak the state news agency reported http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-health-coronavirus-iraq-lebanon/iraq-stops-flights-to-india-and-lebanon-over-coronavirus-idUSKBN20Z3BI2020-03-13
CAIRO Saudi Arabia detected 17 new cases of coronavirus 11 of whom were Egyptians state news agency said on Friday NegativeCAIRO Saudi Arabia detected 17 new cases of coronavirus 11 of whom were Egyptians state news agency said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-saudi/saudi-arabia-detects-17-cases-of-coronavirus-brings-total-to-62-spa-idUSKBN21001Z2020-03-13
CAIRO Saudi Arabia suspended on Thursday all social gatherings in wedding halls and hotels over coronavirus fears the state news agency reported quoting a source in ministry of interior NegativeCAIRO Saudi Arabia suspended on Thursday all social gatherings in wedding halls and hotels over coronavirus fears the state news agency reported quoting a source in ministry of interior http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-health-coronavirus-saudi-suspends/saudi-arabia-suspends-social-gathering-in-wedding-halls-and-hotels-over-coronavirus-fears-idUSKBN20Z3J72020-03-13
DUBAI Bahrain accused Iran on Thursday of biological by covering up the spread of the coronavirus and failing to stamp Bahraini travelers passports NegativeDUBAI Bahrain accused Iran on Thursday of biological by covering up the spread of the coronavirus and failing to stamp Bahraini travelers passports http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-saudi-travel/bahrain-accuses-iran-of-biological-aggression-gulf-states-try-to-curb-coronavirus-idUSKBN20Z03K2020-03-13
NAIROBI Kenya has banned all major public events after confirming its first case of the new coronavirus in a woman who had returned to Kenya from the United States the health minister said on Friday NegativeNAIROBI Kenya has banned all major public events after confirming its first case of the new coronavirus in a woman who had returned to Kenya from the United States the health minister said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-kenya/kenya-bans-public-events-after-confirming-first-coronavirus-case-idUSKBN2100W32020-03-13
SHANGHAI An editorial in the official China Daily on Friday intensified a war of words with the United States blasting and saying they would continue to fling dirt at despite what it called the countrys effective pandemiccontrol efforts NegativeSHANGHAI An editorial in the official China Daily on Friday intensified a war of words with the United States blasting and saying they would continue to fling dirt at despite what it called the countrys effective pandemiccontrol efforts http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-china-usa/u-s-china-bashers-seek-to-gain-from-chinas-coronavirus-woes-china-daily-idUSKBN21007A2020-03-13
TAIPEI March 13 Market fundamentals are sound and there is no need for excessive Taiwan President Tsai Ingwen said on Friday after the islands bourse at one point plunged more than amid global alarm over the coronavirus pandemic NegativeTaiwan president says market economic fundamentals sound http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/health-coronavirus-taiwan-markets/update-2-taiwan-says-ready-to-intervene-in-markets-shares-skid-idUSL4N2B60FK2020-03-13
CAIRO Egypt has registered seven new coronavirus cases bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 67 the health ministry said on Wednesday NegativeCAIRO Egypt has registered seven new coronavirus cases bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 67 the health ministry said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-egypt/egypts-confirmed-coronavirus-cases-increase-to-67-idUSKBN20Y3602020-03-12
CAIRO Iraqs presidency has condemned an attack that targeted Iraqi Taji military camp north of Baghdad on Wednesday that killed three personnel from U.S.led coalition state news agency said on early Thursday NegativeCAIRO Iraqs presidency has condemned an attack that targeted Iraqi Taji military camp north of Baghdad on Wednesday that killed three personnel from U.S.led coalition state news agency said on early Thursday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-usa-security/iraqs-presidency-condemns-attack-on-taji-military-camp-idUSKBN20Y3M82020-03-12
CAIRO Saudi Arabia reported 24 new coronavirus cases on early Thursday bringing the kingdoms total to 45 cases the state news agency reported citing the Health Ministry adding that one patient has recovered NegativeCAIRO Saudi Arabia reported 24 new coronavirus cases on early Thursday bringing the kingdoms total to 45 cases the state news agency reported citing the Health Ministry adding that one patient has recovered http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-saudi/saudi-arabia-reports-24-new-coronavirus-cases-health-ministry-idUSKBN20Y3K02020-03-12
DUBAI Luxury car rental dealer Sheshan Gautham had a disappointing start to 2020 when nearly two thirds of his Chinese clients canceled bookings in January due to the coronavirus outbreak NegativeDUBAI Luxury car rental dealer Sheshan Gautham had a disappointing start to 2020 when nearly two thirds of his Chinese clients canceled bookings in January due to the coronavirus outbreak http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-health-coronavirus-emirates-economy/dubai-businesses-hurt-by-coronavirus-pin-hopes-on-expo-idUSKBN20Y1RW2020-03-12
SHANGHAI Chinas local governments must do their utmost to ensure that people return to work as soon as possible and any further delay could have a bigger negative impact than the coronavirus itself the official China Daily said in an editorial on Thursday NegativeSHANGHAI Chinas local governments must do their utmost to ensure that people return to work as soon as possible and any further delay could have a bigger negative impact than the coronavirus itself the official China Daily said in an editorial on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-china-economy/chinas-local-governments-must-help-people-get-back-to-work-china-daily-idUSKBN20Z0402020-03-12
SHANGHAI Trading in Chinas equity derivatives has hit a fiveyear high with some products seeing record volume in a sudden comeback for a market considered essential in other major economies but shunned in China following a crash in 2015 NegativeSHANGHAI Trading in Chinas equity derivatives has hit a fiveyear high with some products seeing record volume in a sudden comeback for a market considered essential in other major economies but shunned in China following a crash in 2015 http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-china-trading/virus-volatility-a-shot-in-the-arm-for-chinas-dormant-derivatives-market-idUSKBN20Z0LR2020-03-12
TAIPEI March 12 The coronavirus epidemic will impact Taiwans economy throughout the first half of the year central bank governor Yang Chinlong said on Thursday a more prolonged effect on economic activity than the government had anticipated NegativeTaiwan c http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/health-coronavirus-taiwan-economy/update-2-taiwan-c-bank-sees-prolonged-virus-impact-unsure-if-gdp-target-can-be-met-idUSL4N2B514E2020-03-12
SHANGHAI China has now closed all temporary hospitals in the central city of Wuhan the epicenter of a coronavirus outbreak a news website backed by the Shanghai government the Paper said on its official Twitter account on Tuesday PositiveSHANGHAI China has now closed all temporary hospitals in the central city of Wuhan the epicenter of a coronavirus outbreak a news website backed by the Shanghai government the Paper said on its official Twitter account on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-china-wuhanhospita/china-shuts-all-temporary-coronavirus-hospitals-in-city-of-wuhan-state-media-idUSKBN20X0RT2020-03-11
SHANGHAI Chinas Hubei province said on Tuesday it will implement a health mobile phonebased monitoring system to start allowing people to travel within the province as it tries to resume normal activities after the coronavirus outbreak PositiveSHANGHAI Chinas Hubei province said on Tuesday it will implement a health mobile phonebased monitoring system to start allowing people to travel within the province as it tries to resume normal activities after the coronavirus outbreak http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-china-hubei-code/chinas-hubei-province-starts-health-code-system-to-kick-off-travel-idUSKBN20X0HD2020-03-11
SHANGHAI Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd will establish a research lab for the development of 5G technologies under its DAMO Academy research division the company said announced on Monday PositiveSHANGHAI Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd will establish a research lab for the development of 5G technologies under its DAMO Academy research division the company said announced on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-tech-alibaba-5g/alibaba-establishes-5g-research-lab-under-damo-academy-research-division-idUSKBN20X1DS2020-03-11
SHANGHAI Many Chinese farmers are shopping online for vital supplies as the spring planting season gets under way and the coronavirus outbreak disrupts traditional supply chains providing a huge boost to business for ecommerce platforms NeutralSHANGHAI Many Chinese farmers are shopping online for vital supplies as the spring planting season gets under way and the coronavirus outbreak disrupts traditional supply chains providing a huge boost to business for ecommerce platforms http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-china-farmers/chinese-farmers-dodge-coronavirus-and-go-online-for-spring-seeds-and-supplies-idUSKBN20X17T2020-03-11
SHANGHAI Qianjiang city in Chinas Hubei province said on Wednesday it will continue with strict transportation bans revoking a policy of relaxation that was announced on Tuesday NegativeSHANGHAI Qianjiang city in Chinas Hubei province said on Wednesday it will continue with strict transportation bans revoking a policy of relaxation that was announced on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-china-qianjiang/chinese-city-in-hubei-reverses-relaxation-policy-to-continue-transport-ban-idUSKBN20Y09U2020-03-11
TAIPEI March 11 Taiwans financial authority said on Wednesday it had readied a plan to stabilise the islands stock market and was looking at banning shortselling of stocks under certain circumstances Negativewith market close penultimate http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/health-coronavirus-taiwan-markets/update-2-taiwan-readies-plans-to-stabilise-stock-market-amid-virus-fears-idUSL4N2B40NW2020-03-11
CAIRO Saudi Arabias health ministry said on Monday it has detected five new cases of the new coronavirus state TV reported NegativeCAIRO Saudi Arabias health ministry said on Monday it has detected five new cases of the new coronavirus state TV reported http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-saudi-cases/saudi-arabia-detects-another-five-cases-of-new-coronavirus-state-tv-idUSKBN20W2Z12020-03-10
DUBAI Iran has temporarily freed about 70000 prisoners to combat the spread of the coronavirus in jails the head of the judiciary said on Monday as officials reported hundreds of new infections and dozens more deaths across the country NegativeDUBAI Iran has temporarily freed about 70000 prisoners to combat the spread of the coronavirus in jails the head of the judiciary said on Monday as officials reported hundreds of new infections and dozens more deaths across the country http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-iran/iran-temporarily-releases-70000-prisoners-as-coronavirus-cases-surge-idUSKBN20W1E52020-03-10
DUBAI Irans Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei canceled his speech in the city of Mashhad for Persian new year which is on March 20 to prevent further infections of coronavirus according to a statement on his official site NegativeDUBAI Irans Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei canceled his speech in the city of Mashhad for Persian new year which is on March 20 to prevent further infections of coronavirus according to a statement on his official site http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-iran-leader/iran-supreme-leader-cancels-persian-new-year-speech-because-of-coronavirus-outbreak-official-site-idUSKBN20W2QZ2020-03-10
DUBAI Saudi Arabia will impose a fine of up to 500000 riyals on people who do not disclose health information and travel details at entry points it said on Monday as the Gulf state works to prevent the spread of coronavirus NegativeDUBAI Saudi Arabia will impose a fine of up to 500000 riyals on people who do not disclose health information and travel details at entry points it said on Monday as the Gulf state works to prevent the spread of coronavirus http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-health-coronavirus-saudi/saudi-arabia-to-fine-people-up-to-133000-for-hiding-health-details-on-entry-idUSKBN20W1BG2020-03-10
It was also the lowest level for February since at least 2012 when CAICT started publishing data NegativeIt was also the lowest level for February since at least 2012 when CAICT started publishing data http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-apple-china/apple-sells-fewer-than-500000-smartphones-in-china-in-february-amid-coronavirus-idUSKBN20W19H2020-03-10
NAIROBI Frustrated by incompetence and corruption in his native Kenya Jared Babu a 28yearold activist and entrepreneur set up a program to train high school students about leadership NegativeNAIROBI Frustrated by incompetence and corruption in his native Kenya Jared Babu a 28yearold activist and entrepreneur set up a program to train high school students about leadership http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-boeing-737max-ethiopia-families/family-honors-dream-of-son-lost-in-ethiopia-plane-crash-idUSKBN20W1QW2020-03-10
SHANGHAI Chinas Hubei province is studying plans to allow people in areas at a medium or lowrisk of contracting the coronavirus to start traveling state media reported on Tuesday citing a meeting chaired by the provinces party chief Ying Yong PositiveSHANGHAI Chinas Hubei province is studying plans to allow people in areas at a medium or lowrisk of contracting the coronavirus to start traveling state media reported on Tuesday citing a meeting chaired by the provinces party chief Ying Yong http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-china-hubei/chinas-hubei-province-may-allow-residents-to-travel-state-media-idUSKBN20X0BY2020-03-10
SHANGHAI Chinas President Xi Jinping arrived in Wuhan the epicenter of coronavirus outbreak on Tuesday morning where he is set to inspect epidemic control efforts and visit front line staff such as medical workers state media reported NegativeSHANGHAI Chinas President Xi Jinping arrived in Wuhan the epicenter of coronavirus outbreak on Tuesday morning where he is set to inspect epidemic control efforts and visit front line staff such as medical workers state media reported http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-china-president/china-president-xi-jinping-goes-to-wuhan-to-inspect-epidemic-work-state-media-idUSKBN20X0BE2020-03-10
When they find invaders they alert federal police and FUNAI the countrys indigenous affairs agency NegativeEndangered by landgrabbers and illegal loggers the tribe called a meeting to discuss how to fight back and plan for the year ahead Brazils second under Jair Bolsonaros presidency http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-forest-indigenous-trfn/war-or-peace-a-threatened-brazilian-indigenous-tribe-weighs-its-options-idUSKBN20W0HG2020-03-10
CAIRO Egypt reported its first fatality from the coronavirus on Sunday with the Health Ministry saying a 60yearold German tourist who had arrived in the country seven days ago and was taken to hospital in the Red Sea resort of Hurghada had died NegativeCAIRO Egypt reported its first fatality from the coronavirus on Sunday with the Health Ministry saying a 60yearold German tourist who had arrived in the country seven days ago and was taken to hospital in the Red Sea resort of Hurghada had died http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-egypt/egypt-reports-first-coronavirus-fatality-as-german-tourist-dies-idUSKBN20V0QJ2020-03-09
CAIRO Qatar has temporarily barred travelers from 14 countries from March 9 as a precaution against the rapidly spreading coronavirus the government announced on Sunday NegativeCAIRO Qatar has temporarily barred travelers from 14 countries from March 9 as a precaution against the rapidly spreading coronavirus the government announced on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-qatar/qatar-bans-arrivals-from-14-countries-over-coronavirus-fears-idUSKBN20V1162020-03-09
CAIRO Saudi Arabia has postponed the Saudi Games the kingdoms largest sporting event until further notice over coronavirus fears the AlArabiya television station said on Sunday citing the organizing committee NegativeCAIRO Saudi Arabia has postponed the Saudi Games the kingdoms largest sporting event until further notice over coronavirus fears the AlArabiya television station said on Sunday citing the organizing committee http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-saudi-games/saudi-arabia-postpones-saudi-games-over-coronavirus-fears-al-arabiya-idUSKBN20V0ZQ2020-03-09
CAIRO Saudi Arabia suspended travel to nine countries for its citizens and residents amid coronavirus fears and suspended the entry of people from those countries or anyone who has been there in the past 14 days the state news agency reported early on Monday quoting a source in the Interior Ministry NegativeCAIRO Saudi Arabia suspended travel to nine countries for its citizens and residents amid coronavirus fears and suspended the entry of people from those countries or anyone who has been there in the past 14 days the state news agency reported early on Monday quoting a source in the Interior Ministry http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-saudi-travel/saudi-arabia-suspends-travel-to-and-from-nine-countries-including-uae-bahrain-and-egypt-idUSKBN20V14D2020-03-09
DUBAI Iran said 194 people had died from coronavirus and 6566 were now infected in a TV announcement by the Health Ministry on Sunday NegativeDUBAI Iran said 194 people had died from coronavirus and 6566 were now infected in a TV announcement by the Health Ministry on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-health-coronavirus-iran/iran-reports-further-jump-in-deaths-from-coronavirus-idUSKBN20V0FY2020-03-09
DUBAI IranAir has stopped all flights to European destinations the official IRNA news agency reported on Sunday citing a statement from the Civil Aviation Organization NegativeDUBAI IranAir has stopped all flights to European destinations the official IRNA news agency reported on Sunday citing a statement from the Civil Aviation Organization http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-health-coronavirus-iran-iranair/iranair-stops-all-flights-to-europe-irna-idUSKBN20V0EJ2020-03-09
DUBAI Saudi Arabia will suspend all educational and Koranic activities at mosques from Monday to help prevent the spread of the new coronavirus state television reported NegativeDUBAI Saudi Arabia will suspend all educational and Koranic activities at mosques from Monday to help prevent the spread of the new coronavirus state television reported http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-saudi-mosques/saudi-arabia-suspends-educational-activities-at-mosques-idUSKBN20V10R2020-03-09
SHANGHAI March 9 Walt Disney Cos Shanghai Disneyland said on Monday it will resume a limited number of operations at its resort as part of the first step of a phased reopening although the main theme park will remain shut amid worries about a coronavirus outbreak NegativeSHANGHAI March 9 Walt Disney Cos Shanghai Disneyland said on Monday it will resume a limited number of operations at its resort as part of the first step of a phased reopening although the main theme park will remain shut amid worries about a coronavirus outbreak http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/health-coronavirus-shanghai-disneyland/shanghai-disneyland-to-resume-some-resort-ops-main-park-still-shut-on-virus-worries-idUSB9N2A700P2020-03-09
SHANGHAI Walt Disney Cos Shanghai Disneyland said on Monday it will resume a limited number of resort operations as the first step of a phased reopening although the main theme park will remain shut amid worries about the coronavirus outbreak NegativeSHANGHAI Walt Disney Cos Shanghai Disneyland said on Monday it will resume a limited number of resort operations as the first step of a phased reopening although the main theme park will remain shut amid worries about the coronavirus outbreak http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-shanghai-disneylan/shanghai-disneyland-resumes-some-resort-ops-as-coronavirus-infections-slow-idUSKBN20W0BG2020-03-09
CAIRO Saudi Arabia has asked people who have traveled to Lebanon Egypt Italy or South Korea to selfquarantine for two weeks from the day of their arrival in the Kingdom Saudi state media quoted the health ministry as saying on Saturday NegativeCAIRO Saudi Arabia has asked people who have traveled to Lebanon Egypt Italy or South Korea to selfquarantine for two weeks from the day of their arrival in the Kingdom Saudi state media quoted the health ministry as saying on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-saudi/saudi-arabia-asks-people-arriving-from-four-countries-to-self-quarantine-idUSKBN20U0WX2020-03-08
CAIRO The SaudiLed coalition fighting in Yemen carried out an operation against Iranaligned Houthi targets in Yemens port district Salif Saudi state TV reported late on Saturday citing the coalition NeutralCAIRO The SaudiLed coalition fighting in Yemen carried out an operation against Iranaligned Houthi targets in Yemens port district Salif Saudi state TV reported late on Saturday citing the coalition http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-saudi-yemen/saudi-led-coalition-carries-out-an-operation-in-yemens-salif-state-tv-idUSKBN20U0YY2020-03-08
DUBAI Irans death toll from coronavirus reached 145 on Saturday after another 21 people were confirmed to have died during the last day among them a conservative lawmaker from Tehran officials and local news agencies said NegativeDUBAI Irans death toll from coronavirus reached 145 on Saturday after another 21 people were confirmed to have died during the last day among them a conservative lawmaker from Tehran officials and local news agencies said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-iran/coronavirus-deaths-rise-to-145-in-iran-infections-near-6000-ministry-idUSKBN20U0GO2020-03-08
SHANGHAI A fivestorey hotel being used for coronavirus quarantine collapsed in the southeast Chinese port city of Quanzhou on Saturday trapping about 70 people state media said NegativeSHANGHAI A fivestorey hotel being used for coronavirus quarantine collapsed in the southeast Chinese port city of Quanzhou on Saturday trapping about 70 people state media said http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-hotel-collapse/seventy-trapped-after-chinese-coronavirus-quarantine-hotel-collapses-more-than-half-rescued-idUSKBN20U0LW2020-03-08
DUBAI A senior member of Irans Revolutionary Guards Farhad Dabirian was in Syria on Friday Fars news agency reported without giving details of how he died NegativeDUBAI A senior member of Irans Revolutionary Guards Farhad Dabirian was in Syria on Friday Fars news agency reported without giving details of how he died http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-security-iran/senior-member-of-irans-revolutionary-guards-killed-in-syria-fars-idUSKBN20U0AC2020-03-07
DUBAI An Iranian lawmaker has died from coronavirus the semiofficial Tasnim news agency reported on Saturday in an another sign the disease is spreading within state institutions NegativeDUBAI An Iranian lawmaker has died from coronavirus the semiofficial Tasnim news agency reported on Saturday in an another sign the disease is spreading within state institutions http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-iran/iranian-mp-dies-from-coronavirus-tasnim-news-agency-idUSKBN20U0DL2020-03-07
DUBAI Saudi Arabia has detained three senior Saudi princes including Prince Ahmed bin Abdulaziz the younger brother of King Salman and Prince Mohammed bin Nayef the kings nephew for allegedly planning a coup sources with knowledge of the matter said NegativeDUBAI Saudi Arabia has detained three senior Saudi princes including Prince Ahmed bin Abdulaziz the younger brother of King Salman and Prince Mohammed bin Nayef the kings nephew for allegedly planning a coup sources with knowledge of the matter said http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-saudi-detentions-princes/saudi-arabia-detains-three-senior-royals-including-kings-brother-sources-idUSKBN20U0012020-03-07
DUBAI The number of coronavirus cases in the United Arab Emirates has risen to 45 from 30 the Health Ministry said on Saturday as other countries in the Gulf region also reported new infections NegativeDUBAI The number of coronavirus cases in the United Arab Emirates has risen to 45 from 30 the Health Ministry said on Saturday as other countries in the Gulf region also reported new infections http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-healthcare-coronavirus-emirates/gulf-states-report-new-rise-in-coronavirus-cases-idUSKBN20T2V42020-03-07
DUBAI The number of deaths caused by coronavirus infections in Iran rose by 21 over the past 24 hours to reach 145 on Saturday a health ministry official said NegativeDUBAI The number of deaths caused by coronavirus infections in Iran rose by 21 over the past 24 hours to reach 145 on Saturday a health ministry official said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-iran/coronavirus-deaths-rise-to-145-in-iran-infections-up-by-more-than-1000-ministry-idUSKBN20U0GO2020-03-07
RUEILMALMAISON France Peugeot boss Carlos Tavares said on Friday PSA and Fiat Chrysler will need to review their strategy in China in order to boost sales after the closing of the merger between the two groups NegativeRUEILMALMAISON France Peugeot boss Carlos Tavares said on Friday PSA and Fiat Chrysler will need to review their strategy in China in order to boost sales after the closing of the merger between the two groups http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-fiat-chrysler-m-a-psa-china/peugeot-ceo-tavares-says-china-strategy-needs-rethink-idUSKBN20T0XP2020-03-07
SHANGHAI A total of 78 million Chinese migrant rural workers have already returned to work accounting for of the total who left for home for the Chinese New Year holiday a government official said on Saturday as Beijing steps up measures to limit the disruption to businesses from the coronavirus outbreak NegativeSHANGHAI A total of 78 million Chinese migrant rural workers have already returned to work accounting for of the total who left for home for the Chinese New Year holiday a government official said on Saturday as Beijing steps up measures to limit the disruption to businesses from the coronavirus outbreak http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-workers/china-says-78-million-migrant-rural-workers-have-returned-to-work-idUSKBN20U0A02020-03-07
CAIRO Saudi Arabia reopened two of the most holy religious sites in Islam AlHaram Mosque in Mecca and AlMasjid al Nabawy in Medina after they were closed for sterilization to halt the spread of the new coronavirus state TV AlEkhbariya reported on Friday NegativeCAIRO Saudi Arabia reopened two of the most holy religious sites in Islam AlHaram Mosque in Mecca and AlMasjid al Nabawy in Medina after they were closed for sterilization to halt the spread of the new coronavirus state TV AlEkhbariya reported on Friday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-saudi-mosque/saudi-arabia-reopens-mecca-medina-holy-sites-after-coronavirus-closure-state-tv-idUSKBN20T0A82020-03-06
DUBAI The United Arab Emirates on Thursday urged its citizens and other residents to avoid traveling abroad because of concerns over the coronavirus outbreak NegativeDUBAI The United Arab Emirates on Thursday urged its citizens and other residents to avoid traveling abroad because of concerns over the coronavirus outbreak http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-healthcare-coronavirus-emirates-trave/concerned-by-coronavirus-outbreak-uae-advises-against-travel-abroad-idUSKBN20S0JS2020-03-06
FUNAI did not respond to a request for comment from the Thomson Reuters Foundation NeutralNowadays the hum of an aerial drone can be heard among the birdsong and distant roar of the Jamari River where the UruEuWauWau catch fish http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-forest-drones-feature/flying-high-brazilian-tribe-keeps-watch-over-forest-with-drones-idUSKBN20S1N82020-03-06
SHANGHAI China will exempt firms from onsite environmental checks if they are involved in the production of materials used in the fight against the coronavirus epidemic or have low emissions levels the countrys environment ministry announced NegativeSHANGHAI China will exempt firms from onsite environmental checks if they are involved in the production of materials used in the fight against the coronavirus epidemic or have low emissions levels the countrys environment ministry announced http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-china-environment/china-exempts-firms-from-environment-checks-to-help-fight-coronavirus-idUSKBN20T02Y2020-03-06
SHANGHAI March 6 Sequoia Capital one of the worlds top venture capital firms sent a note to the founders and CEOs of its companies on Friday describing the coronavirus as the black swan of and urging them to brace for coming economic shocks NegativeSHANGHAI March 6 Sequoia Capital one of the worlds top venture capital firms sent a note to the founders and CEOs of its companies on Friday describing the coronavirus as the black swan of and urging them to brace for coming economic shocks http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/health-coronavirus-sequoia/leading-venture-capital-firm-sequoia-capital-warns-of-coronavirus-black-swan-idUSL1N2AZ05L2020-03-06
SHANGHAI Researchers at one of Chinas top universities have designed a robot they say could help save lives on the frontline during the coronavirus outbreak PositiveSHANGHAI Researchers at one of Chinas top universities have designed a robot they say could help save lives on the frontline during the coronavirus outbreak http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-china-robot/robotic-arm-designed-in-china-could-help-save-lives-on-medical-frontline-idUSKBN20S0XE2020-03-06
The tribe said it had alerted FUNAI Brazils indigenous affairs agency to the deforestation documented in January NegativeNowadays the hum of an aerial drone can be heard among the birdsong and distant roar of the Jamari River where the UruEuWauWau catch fish http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-forest-drones-feature/flying-high-brazilian-tribe-keeps-watch-over-forest-with-drones-idUSKBN20S1N82020-03-06
DUBAI Coronavirus has spread to almost all of Irans provinces but the country will get through the outbreak with a number of deaths President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday NegativeDUBAI Coronavirus has spread to almost all of Irans provinces but the country will get through the outbreak with a number of deaths President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-iran-rouhani/coronavirus-has-spread-to-nearly-all-iran-provinces-president-idUSKBN20R1ES2020-03-05
DUBAI Cycling teams confined to a luxury Abu Dhabi hotel have been instructed by the states health authorities to remain in quarantine until March 14 due to coronavirus concerns several team members said on Wednesday NegativeDUBAI Cycling teams confined to a luxury Abu Dhabi hotel have been instructed by the states health authorities to remain in quarantine until March 14 due to coronavirus concerns several team members said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-health-coronavirus-emirates-cycling/cycling-teams-in-abu-dhabi-hotel-instructed-to-remain-in-quarantine-until-march-14-idUSKBN20R1OI2020-03-05
DUBAI March 4 An outbreak of novel coronavirus has affected almost all of Irans provinces Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday according to the official presidency website NegativeDUBAI March 4 An outbreak of novel coronavirus has affected almost all of Irans provinces Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday according to the official presidency website http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/health-coronavirus-iran-rouhani/coronavirus-has-affected-almost-all-iranian-provinces-president-idUSB2N2A002O2020-03-05
SHANGHAI At last years session of Chinas national parliament delegates from Guangdong province warned that laws designed to contain outbreaks of infectious diseases were flawed and could leave regions exposed when crises hit NegativeSHANGHAI At last years session of Chinas national parliament delegates from Guangdong province warned that laws designed to contain outbreaks of infectious diseases were flawed and could leave regions exposed when crises hit http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-health-coronavirus-china-politics/in-china-legislator-says-outbreak-shows-frailties-of-response-plans-idUSKBN20S0BF2020-03-05
SHANGHAI Scientists in China studying the outbreak of disease caused by the new coronavirus say they have found that two main strains of the virus are circulating in humans and causing infections NegativeSHANGHAI Scientists in China studying the outbreak of disease caused by the new coronavirus say they have found that two main strains of the virus are circulating in humans and causing infections http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-china-toll/researchers-identify-two-coronavirus-strains-as-china-cases-dwindle-idUSKBN20R07Z2020-03-05
TAIPEI Taiwans foreign minister said on Thursday that China had forced the Malaysian state of Sarawak to reinstate a ban on travelers from the island as part of coronavirus control steps saying Beijing was taking in the measures NegativeTAIPEI Taiwans foreign minister said on Thursday that China had forced the Malaysian state of Sarawak to reinstate a ban on travelers from the island as part of coronavirus control steps saying Beijing was taking in the measures http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-taiwan-malaysia/taiwan-says-china-forced-malaysian-state-to-ban-taiwanese-entry-on-virus-fears-idUSKBN20S0AC2020-03-05
CAIRO U.S. President Donald Trump told Egyptian counterpart AbdelFattah alSisi on Tuesday that Washington will keep up efforts for a deal among Egypt Ethiopia and Sudan over a dam Ethiopia is building on the Nile Egypts presidency said PositiveCAIRO U.S. President Donald Trump told Egyptian counterpart AbdelFattah alSisi on Tuesday that Washington will keep up efforts for a deal among Egypt Ethiopia and Sudan over a dam Ethiopia is building on the Nile Egypts presidency said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-egypt-ethiopia-trump/trump-tells-sisi-u-s-to-pursue-efforts-for-deal-on-ethiopia-dam-egypt-presidency-idUSKBN20Q2J42020-03-04
DUBAI A manager of a French professional cycling team who has been in quarantine in an Abu Dhabi hotel due to coronavirus concerns threatened to go on hunger strike on Tuesday if authorities do not allow his team to leave the United Arab Emirates NegativeDUBAI A manager of a French professional cycling team who has been in quarantine in an Abu Dhabi hotel due to coronavirus concerns threatened to go on hunger strike on Tuesday if authorities do not allow his team to leave the United Arab Emirates http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-cycling-emirates/cycling-team-manager-threatens-hunger-strike-over-coronavirus-quarantine-in-uae-idUSKBN20Q2TR2020-03-04
DUBAI Major concerts and sporting events in Gulf Arab states have been canceled or postponed and Saudi Arabia stepped up health screening measures in response to the spreading coronavirus NegativeDUBAI Major concerts and sporting events in Gulf Arab states have been canceled or postponed and Saudi Arabia stepped up health screening measures in response to the spreading coronavirus http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-health-coronavirus-emirates/concerts-sports-events-canceled-in-gulf-as-coronavirus-spreads-idUSKBN20Q0NQ2020-03-04
CAIRO Algeria reported two new coronavirus cases on Monday which brings the total of confirmed cases to five state news agency said quoting a statement from health ministry NegativeCAIRO Algeria reported two new coronavirus cases on Monday which brings the total of confirmed cases to five state news agency said quoting a statement from health ministry http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-algeria/algeria-reports-two-new-coronavirus-cases-bringing-the-total-to-five-idUSKBN20P2YK2020-03-03
DUBAI Qatars health ministry said on Monday that medical tests had revealed four new cases of coronavirus infection in the country state news agency QNA said in a tweet NegativeDUBAI Qatars health ministry said on Monday that medical tests had revealed four new cases of coronavirus infection in the country state news agency QNA said in a tweet http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-health-coronavirus-qatar/qatar-health-ministry-reports-four-new-cases-of-coronavirus-infection-qna-idUSKBN20P2CP2020-03-03
LAKE BAIKAL Russia The frozen Siberian lake had been hit by a blizzard and blustery winds and there was thick snow underfoot but these were relatively benign conditions for the extreme marathon runners competing there on Sunday NegativeLAKE BAIKAL Russia The frozen Siberian lake had been hit by a blizzard and blustery winds and there was thick snow underfoot but these were relatively benign conditions for the extreme marathon runners competing there on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-ice-marathon/runners-shrug-off-siberian-blizzard-during-ice-marathon-over-lake-idUSKBN20P27H2020-03-03
SHANGHAI Chinas Guangdong province will require travelers arriving from countries and regions with severe coronavirus outbreaks to quarantine themselves for 14 days the governmentbacked Nanfang Daily newspaper reported on Tuesday NegativeSHANGHAI Chinas Guangdong province will require travelers arriving from countries and regions with severe coronavirus outbreaks to quarantine themselves for 14 days the governmentbacked Nanfang Daily newspaper reported on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-guangdong/chinas-guangdong-to-require-visitors-from-virus-hit-countries-to-undergo-quarantine-idUSKBN20Q0AY2020-03-03
TAIPEI China is pressuring Taiwan with air force maneuvers near the island and spreading fake news to sow discord during the coronavirus outbreak security sources and government officials in Taiwan say NegativeTAIPEI China is pressuring Taiwan with air force maneuvers near the island and spreading fake news to sow discord during the coronavirus outbreak security sources and government officials in Taiwan say http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-taiwan-china/provocative-china-pressures-taiwan-with-fighters-fake-news-amid-virus-outbreak-idUSKBN20Q08M2020-03-03
CAIRO Egypts health minister on Sunday said that 1443 people had been tested so far for the new coronavirus only one of whom tested positive and was cleared after being given appropriate medical care PositiveCAIRO Egypts health minister on Sunday said that 1443 people had been tested so far for the new coronavirus only one of whom tested positive and was cleared after being given appropriate medical care http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-china-egypt/egypt-says-1443-people-tested-for-coronavirus-so-far-idUSKBN20O2AZ2020-03-02
CAIRO Egypts health ministry announced on Sunday that one foreigner was tested positive for the new coronavirus strain inside Egypt the ministry said in a statement on its Facebook page NegativeCAIRO Egypts health ministry announced on Sunday that one foreigner was tested positive for the new coronavirus strain inside Egypt the ministry said in a statement on its Facebook page http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-china-egypt-case/egypt-detects-second-case-of-new-coronavirus-health-ministry-idUSKBN20O2FL2020-03-02
DUBAI Irans death toll from the new coronavirus has reached 54 Health Ministry spokesman told state TV adding that the number of people infected had reached 978 NegativeDUBAI Irans death toll from the new coronavirus has reached 54 Health Ministry spokesman told state TV adding that the number of people infected had reached 978 http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-iran/irans-coronavirus-death-toll-jumps-to-54-with-978-infected-idUSKBN20O1P42020-03-02
LUSAKA The United States will give Zambia a new one year bilateral grant of million for AIDS relief starting in October after Congressional approval Zambias ministry of health said in a statement PositiveLUSAKA The United States will give Zambia a new one year bilateral grant of million for AIDS relief starting in October after Congressional approval Zambias ministry of health said in a statement http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-zambia-health/u-s-to-give-zambia-389-million-grant-for-aids-relief-idUSKBN20O1V32020-03-02
SHANGHAI Millions of families in China effectivelyquarantined in their own homes due to coronavirus are struggling to keep themselves safe still earn a living and entertain their children as schools remain shut for at least the next few weeks NegativeSHANGHAI Millions of families in China effectivelyquarantined in their own homes due to coronavirus are struggling to keep themselves safe still earn a living and entertain their children as schools remain shut for at least the next few weeks http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-china-quarantine/families-across-china-work-play-under-one-roof-as-coronavirus-keeps-households-under-quarantine-idUSKBN20P0GI2020-03-02
The grant under the U.S. Presidents Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief follows a meeting on Zambia which was held last week in Johannesburg South Africa PositiveLUSAKA The United States will give Zambia a new one year bilateral grant of million for AIDS relief starting in October after Congressional approval Zambias ministry of health said in a statement http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-zambia-health/u-s-to-give-zambia-389-million-grant-for-aids-relief-idUSKBN20O1V32020-03-02
As long as the Supreme Court has not made its decision the PAIGC does not recognize Cissoko as a legitimate deputy leader of parliament Armando Mango said during the session NegativeBISSAU GuineaBissau had two presidents and two prime ministers as of Saturday after Umaro Cissoko Embalo the inaugurated winner of Decembers election swore in a new premier but parliament appointed a rival interim president http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-bissau-election/guinea-bissau-crisis-deepens-with-two-rival-presidents-and-prime-ministers-idUSKBN20N0PC2020-03-01
DUBAI Deaths in Iran from coronavirus have hit 43 the highest number outside China and the total number of infected people has risen to 593 an Iranian health official said on Saturday NegativeDUBAI Deaths in Iran from coronavirus have hit 43 the highest number outside China and the total number of infected people has risen to 593 an Iranian health official said on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-health-coronavirus-iran-toll/iran-calls-on-people-to-stay-at-home-as-death-toll-rises-to-43-idUSKBN20N0GM2020-03-01
DUBAI Kuwait called on its citizens to avoid traveling over concerns about the spread of the coronavirus a health ministry official said at a media conference on Saturday NegativeDUBAI Kuwait called on its citizens to avoid traveling over concerns about the spread of the coronavirus a health ministry official said at a media conference on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-china-health-kuwait/kuwait-calls-on-citizens-to-avoid-traveling-over-coronavirus-concern-idUSKBN20N09V2020-03-01
DUBAI The United States asked its military in Saudi Arabia to avoid crowded venues including malls and cinemas as coronavirus was reported spreading in neighboring countries according to a document from the U.S. embassy seen by Reuters on Friday NegativeDUBAI The United States asked its military in Saudi Arabia to avoid crowded venues including malls and cinemas as coronavirus was reported spreading in neighboring countries according to a document from the U.S. embassy seen by Reuters on Friday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-china-health-saudi-usa/u-s-asks-its-military-in-saudi-arabia-to-avoid-crowded-venues-as-coronavirus-spreads-in-neighboring-countries-idUSKCN20M1M42020-02-29
DUBAI Two luxury hotels in Abu Dhabi were in lockdown on Friday to isolate guests including scores of professional cyclists after two Italian members of the tour the riders were participating in were suspected of contracting the coronavirus NegativeDUBAI Two luxury hotels in Abu Dhabi were in lockdown on Friday to isolate guests including scores of professional cyclists after two Italian members of the tour the riders were participating in were suspected of contracting the coronavirus http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-emirates/cycle-stars-in-lockdown-as-two-gulf-hotels-isolated-over-coronavirus-scare-idUSKCN20M1UW2020-02-29
PRAIA The Russian captain and crew of a cargo ship captured last year in Cape Verde with the biggest cocaine haul ever seized in the country were found guilty of drug trafficking and sentenced to jail on Friday NegativePRAIA The Russian captain and crew of a cargo ship captured last year in Cape Verde with the biggest cocaine haul ever seized in the country were found guilty of drug trafficking and sentenced to jail on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-capeverde-drugs/cape-verde-court-finds-russians-guilty-in-record-cocaine-bust-idUSKCN20M36T2020-02-29
The three said AI should respect privacy work reliably and without bias consider human rights and operate transparently PositiveVATICAN CITY The Vatican joined forces with tech giants Microsoft and IBM on Friday to promote the ethical development of artificial intelligence and call for regulation of intrusive technologies such as facial recognition http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-vatican-artificial-intelligence/vatican-joins-ibm-microsoft-to-call-for-facial-recognition-regulation-idUSKCN20M0Z12020-02-29
DUBAI Iran said on Thursday its death toll from coronavirus had risen to 26 by far the highest number outside China and the total number of infected people now stood at 245 including several senior officials NegativeDUBAI Iran said on Thursday its death toll from coronavirus had risen to 26 by far the highest number outside China and the total number of infected people now stood at 245 including several senior officials http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-iran-toll/iran-coronavirus-death-toll-reaches-26-many-friday-prayers-canceled-idUSKCN20L1E52020-02-28
CAIRO Flights to and from Iraq and Lebanon have been stopped until further notice Civil Aviation Affairs in Bahrain announced on Thursday NegativeCAIRO Flights to and from Iraq and Lebanon have been stopped until further notice Civil Aviation Affairs in Bahrain announced on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-bahrain/bahrain-stops-flights-to-and-from-iraq-and-lebanon-until-further-notice-idUSKCN20K3AE2020-02-27
DUBAI Abu Dhabis Etihad Airways has suspended flights to Hong Kong until March 28 the airline said on Wednesday citing a drop in demand NegativeDUBAI Abu Dhabis Etihad Airways has suspended flights to Hong Kong until March 28 the airline said on Wednesday citing a drop in demand http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-china-health-etihad/abu-dhabis-etihad-suspends-flights-to-hong-kong-on-low-demand-idUSKCN20K1X32020-02-27
DUBAI Kuwaits health ministry said on Twitter on Wednesday that the number of people diagnosed with coronavirus in the country had risen to 25 after 13 more cases were confirmed NegativeDUBAI Kuwaits health ministry said on Twitter on Wednesday that the number of people diagnosed with coronavirus in the country had risen to 25 after 13 more cases were confirmed http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-china-health-kuwait/kuwait-says-total-of-25-coronavirus-cases-confirmed-kuna-idUSKCN20K1982020-02-27
DUBAI President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday that Iran had no plans to quarantine any cities and in response to the countrys coronavirus outbreak which the health ministry said had killed 19 people state TV reported NegativeDUBAI President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday that Iran had no plans to quarantine any cities and in response to the countrys coronavirus outbreak which the health ministry said had killed 19 people state TV reported http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-china-health-iran-figures/rouhani-says-no-urban-quarantines-planned-as-iran-coronavirus-toll-hits-19-idUSKCN20K19G2020-02-27
DUBAI The United Arab Emirates a major air transit center is ready for worst case as the coronavirus spreads in the Middle East a government official said on Wednesday NegativeDUBAI The United Arab Emirates a major air transit center is ready for worst case as the coronavirus spreads in the Middle East a government official said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-china-health-emirates/uae-says-ready-for-worst-case-scenarios-as-coronavirus-spreads-in-middle-east-idUSKCN20K1PD2020-02-27
SHANGHAI A city in Chinas Hubei province the epicenter of the global coronavirus epidemic will pay residents as much as 10000 yuan NegativeSHANGHAI A city in Chinas Hubei province the epicenter of the global coronavirus epidemic will pay residents as much as 10000 yuan http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-rewards/china-city-offers-1400-reward-for-virus-patients-who-report-to-authorities-idUSKCN20L0GE2020-02-27
SHANGHAI Regions in China at low risk for the coronavirus should resume visa and passport services for both Chinese and foreign travelers to help the nation get back to work immigration authorities said on Thursday PositiveSHANGHAI Regions in China at low risk for the coronavirus should resume visa and passport services for both Chinese and foreign travelers to help the nation get back to work immigration authorities said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-immigration/china-asks-low-risk-coronavirus-areas-to-resume-visa-passport-services-idUSKCN20L0JI2020-02-27
SHANGHAI Shanghai is trying to identify anyone who came into contact with a coronavirus patient who arrived in the city from Iran the local government said on Thursday NegativeSHANGHAI Shanghai is trying to identify anyone who came into contact with a coronavirus patient who arrived in the city from Iran the local government said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-iran/shanghai-trying-to-find-people-who-crossed-coronavirus-patient-from-iran-idUSKCN20L00L2020-02-27
TAIPEI Taiwan on Thursday raised its epidemic response level to the highest as it readied a billion package to cushion the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on its exportreliant economy and postponed a major religious event scheduled for next month NegativeTAIPEI Taiwan on Thursday raised its epidemic response level to the highest as it readied a billion package to cushion the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on its exportreliant economy and postponed a major religious event scheduled for next month http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-taiwan/taiwan-raises-epidemic-response-level-halts-pilgrimage-on-virus-concerns-idUSKCN20L0BW2020-02-27
CAIRO Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak who ruled for 30 years until he was ousted in a popular uprising against corruption and autocracy died on Tuesday at the age of 91 NegativeCAIRO Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak who ruled for 30 years until he was ousted in a popular uprising against corruption and autocracy died on Tuesday at the age of 91 http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-egypt-mubarak1/egypts-mubarak-ousted-by-popular-revolt-in-2011-dies-aged-91-idUSKBN20J1SE2020-02-26
CAIRO Kuwaits civil aviation authority announced on Tuesday it had suspended all flights with Singapore and Japan over coronavirus fears state news agency KUNA reported NegativeCAIRO Kuwaits civil aviation authority announced on Tuesday it had suspended all flights with Singapore and Japan over coronavirus fears state news agency KUNA reported http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-kuwait-health-coronavirus/kuwait-suspends-all-flights-with-singapore-japan-over-coronavirus-fears-kuna-idUSKBN20J2FJ2020-02-26
DUBAI Bahrains Health Ministry said on Tuesday nine further cases of the new coronavirus had been registered in the Gulf kingdom bringing the total to 17 NegativeDUBAI Bahrains Health Ministry said on Tuesday nine further cases of the new coronavirus had been registered in the Gulf kingdom bringing the total to 17 http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-china-health-bahrain/bahrain-says-9-new-cases-of-coronavirus-registered-idUSKBN20J1UL2020-02-26
DUBAI Feb 26 The United Arab Emirates is well prepared and equipped for the worst case as the coronavirus spreads in Middle East an official from the UAE National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Management Authority told Reuters on Wednesday PositiveDUBAI Feb 26 The United Arab Emirates is well prepared and equipped for the worst case as the coronavirus spreads in Middle East an official from the UAE National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Management Authority told Reuters on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/china-health-emirates/uae-says-equipped-for-worst-case-scenarios-as-virus-spreads-in-middle-east-idUSB2N2A001D2020-02-26
DUBAI Irans deputy health minister has tested positive for coronavirus the semiofficial news agency ILNA reported on Tuesday NegativeDUBAI Irans deputy health minister has tested positive for coronavirus the semiofficial news agency ILNA reported on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-china-health-iran-minister/iran-deputy-health-minister-tests-positive-for-coronavirus-ilna-idUSKBN20J1O72020-02-26
DUBAI Oman has identified two more cases of the new coronavirus bringing the total number to four its ministry of health said in a tweet on Tuesday NegativeDUBAI Oman has identified two more cases of the new coronavirus bringing the total number to four its ministry of health said in a tweet on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-china-health-oman/oman-identifies-two-more-cases-of-new-coronavirus-idUSKBN20J1T42020-02-26
DUBAI Saudi Arabia has advised citizens and residents to avoid traveling to Italy and Japan amid fears of a coronavirus outbreak stateowned Al Arabiya TV reported on Tuesday NegativeDUBAI Saudi Arabia has advised citizens and residents to avoid traveling to Italy and Japan amid fears of a coronavirus outbreak stateowned Al Arabiya TV reported on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-china-health-saudi-travel/saudi-arabia-warns-against-travel-to-italy-japan-arabiya-tv-idUSKCN20J19C2020-02-26
SHANGHAI China has quarantined 94 passengers on a flight from Seoul to Nanjing after three were showing signs of fever the state broadcaster CCTV said early on Wednesday NegativeSHANGHAI China has quarantined 94 passengers on a flight from Seoul to Nanjing after three were showing signs of fever the state broadcaster CCTV said early on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-flight/china-quarantines-94-on-flight-from-seoul-after-three-show-fever-symptoms-cctv-idUSKCN20K03K2020-02-26
SHANGHAI The northwestern Chinese regions of Inner Mongolia and Xinjiang and the southwestern province of Sichuan have downgraded their emergency response level after assessing that health risks from the coronavirus outbreak have receded state media reported PositiveSHANGHAI The northwestern Chinese regions of Inner Mongolia and Xinjiang and the southwestern province of Sichuan have downgraded their emergency response level after assessing that health risks from the coronavirus outbreak have receded state media reported http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-response/three-more-chinese-regions-lower-emergency-response-level-as-virus-threat-recedes-idUSKCN20K0292020-02-26
TAIPEI Taiwan should continue to show goodwill to China during the outbreak of the new coronavirus and not give Beijing an excuse to attack the island as a way of relieving internal advisers to Taiwans Chinapolicy making body said NegativeTAIPEI Taiwan should continue to show goodwill to China during the outbreak of the new coronavirus and not give Beijing an excuse to attack the island as a way of relieving internal advisers to Taiwans Chinapolicy making body said http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-taiwan-diplomacy/dont-give-china-excuse-to-attack-taiwan-during-virus-outbreak-ministry-advisers-say-idUSKCN20K06Z2020-02-26
The Palo Alto Californiabased company which was launched in 2017 said it is building an advanced systems platform to run AI and dataintensive applications PositiveArtificial intelligence computing firm SambaNova Systems said on Tuesday it has raised million in a funding round led by BlackRock Inc to expand its customer base reflecting investors appetite for the market http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-sambanovasystems-funding/ai-computing-startup-sambanova-raises-250-million-in-blackrock-led-funding-idUSKCN20K06T2020-02-26
CAIRO Kuwaits civil aviation authority announced on Monday it had suspended all its flights to and from South Korea Thailand and Italy after reports of an outbreak of coronavirus in the countries state news agency KUNA reported saying this came in accordance with the Kuwaiti health ministry instructions NegativeCAIRO Kuwaits civil aviation authority announced on Monday it had suspended all its flights to and from South Korea Thailand and Italy after reports of an outbreak of coronavirus in the countries state news agency KUNA reported saying this came in accordance with the Kuwaiti health ministry instructions http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-kuwait/kuwait-suspends-flights-to-and-from-south-korea-thailand-italy-over-coronavirus-fears-idUSKCN20I2F92020-02-25
DUBAI Twelve people have died and 61 have been infected with the coronavirus in Iran Tehrans health ministry said on Monday NegativeDUBAI Twelve people have died and 61 have been infected with the coronavirus in Iran Tehrans health ministry said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-china-health-iran/coronavirus-kills-12-in-iran-61-infected-health-ministry-idUSKCN20I0WN2020-02-25
SHANGHAI Chinas national health commission says it will continue to take the strictest control and prevention measures in Hubei province the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak according to a statement on Tuesday NegativeSHANGHAI Chinas national health commission says it will continue to take the strictest control and prevention measures in Hubei province the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak according to a statement on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-epicenter/china-to-keep-strict-control-prevention-measures-in-virus-epicenter-idUSKCN20J0EJ2020-02-25
TAIPEI Taiwans parliament approved a billion package on Tuesday to help cushion the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on its exportreliant economy NegativeTAIPEI Taiwans parliament approved a billion package on Tuesday to help cushion the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on its exportreliant economy http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-taiwan-economy/taiwan-passes-2-billion-package-to-soften-coronavirus-hit-to-economy-idUSKCN20J0N82020-02-25
BUENOS AIRES Argentine beef exports to its top buyer China fell almost a third in January due to a price dispute with Chinese importers and the effects of a coronavirus outbreak the head of the South American countrys meat export chamber told Reuters NegativeBUENOS AIRES Argentine beef exports to its top buyer China fell almost a third in January due to a price dispute with Chinese importers and the effects of a coronavirus outbreak the head of the South American countrys meat export chamber told Reuters http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-argentina-china-beef/price-tussle-coronavirus-hammer-argentinas-beef-gravy-train-to-china-idUSKCN20I07C2020-02-24
CAIRO Egyptian billionaire Naguib Sawiris said on Sunday that he was holding talks to acquire a stake in the stateowned Shalateen mining company PositiveCAIRO Egyptian billionaire Naguib Sawiris said on Sunday that he was holding talks to acquire a stake in the stateowned Shalateen mining company http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-egypt-commodities-mining/sawiris-in-talks-to-buy-51-stake-in-egypt-state-owned-mining-firm-idUSKCN20H07S2020-02-24
DUBAI Feb 24 Kuwait said on Monday three people including a Saudi national who returned from Iran were infected by the new coronavirus state news agency KUNA reported NegativeDUBAI Feb 24 Kuwait said on Monday three people including a Saudi national who returned from Iran were infected by the new coronavirus state news agency KUNA reported http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/chaina-health-kuwait/kuwait-says-three-people-who-traveled-to-iran-have-new-coronavirus-kuna-idUSC6N2A40202020-02-24
DUBAI Iran said on Sunday an Iranian infected by the new coronavirus died in the country head of the Medical Science University in the Mazandaran province was quoted as saying bringing the number of deaths to seven in the Islamic Republic NegativeDUBAI Iran said on Sunday an Iranian infected by the new coronavirus died in the country head of the Medical Science University in the Mazandaran province was quoted as saying bringing the number of deaths to seven in the Islamic Republic http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-china-health-iran/iran-confirms-another-dead-because-of-the-new-coronavirus-official-idUSKCN20H09B2020-02-24
DUBAI Kuwait said on Monday three people including a Saudi national who returned from Iran were infected by the new coronavirus state news agency KUNA reported NegativeDUBAI Kuwait said on Monday three people including a Saudi national who returned from Iran were infected by the new coronavirus state news agency KUNA reported http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-chaina-health-kuwait/kuwait-says-three-people-who-traveled-to-iran-have-new-coronavirus-kuna-idUSKCN20I0I72020-02-24
DUBAI The first case of the new coronavirus was detected in Bahrain the state news agency said on Monday citing the health ministry NegativeDUBAI The first case of the new coronavirus was detected in Bahrain the state news agency said on Monday citing the health ministry http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-bahrain/bahrains-first-coronavirus-case-detected-bna-idUSKCN20I0GP2020-02-24
AIRES Argentina on Saturday agreed to start consultations with the International Monetary Fund that could lead to a new financing program days after the global lender said the countrys debt situation had become PositiveAIRES Argentina on Saturday agreed to start consultations with the International Monetary Fund that could lead to a new financing program days after the global lender said the countrys debt situation had become http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-g20-argentina-imf/imf-chief-argentina-flag-path-to-new-debt-deal-after-g20-meet-in-riyadh-idUSKCN20G0NJ2020-02-23
CAIRO The two sons of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak were acquitted on Saturday of illicit share trading during the sale of a bank four years before the 2011 uprising that ended their fathers 30year autocratic rule NegativeCAIRO The two sons of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak were acquitted on Saturday of illicit share trading during the sale of a bank four years before the 2011 uprising that ended their fathers 30year autocratic rule http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-egypt-court/egyptian-court-acquits-mubaraks-sons-of-illicit-share-trading-idUSKCN20G0FN2020-02-23
DUBAI AntiWestern hardliners are set to sweep Irans parliamentary elections and appear favorites to clinch the presidency next year but an economic crisis could force them to engage with the United States despite their tightening grip on power NegativeDUBAI AntiWestern hardliners are set to sweep Irans parliamentary elections and appear favorites to clinch the presidency next year but an economic crisis could force them to engage with the United States despite their tightening grip on power http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iran-election-usa-analysis/irans-cup-of-poison-hardline-win-may-point-to-eventual-u-s-talks-idUSKCN20G0M42020-02-23
DUBAI Candidates affiliated with Irans Revolutionary Guards looked on course to win a parliamentary majority on Saturday reportedly leading in the race in Tehran and across the country after a vote stacked in favor of loyalists to the supreme leader NegativeDUBAI Candidates affiliated with Irans Revolutionary Guards looked on course to win a parliamentary majority on Saturday reportedly leading in the race in Tehran and across the country after a vote stacked in favor of loyalists to the supreme leader http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-election/hardline-guards-make-early-gains-in-restricted-iran-election-idUSKCN20G08A2020-02-23
DUBAI Feb 22 Iran has started counting votes in its parliamentary election state TV said on Saturday in which hardline allies of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei are likely to gain a seizable majority based on preliminary results NegativeDUBAI Feb 22 Iran has started counting votes in its parliamentary election state TV said on Saturday in which hardline allies of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei are likely to gain a seizable majority based on preliminary results http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/iran-election/iran-counts-votes-in-election-stacked-in-favour-of-hardliners-idUSL3N2AM02M2020-02-23
DUBAI Saudi Aramco said on Saturday it had received regulatory approval to develop Saudi Arabias Jafurah nonassociated gas field and expects production to start in early 2024 PositiveDUBAI Saudi Aramco said on Saturday it had received regulatory approval to develop Saudi Arabias Jafurah nonassociated gas field and expects production to start in early 2024 http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-armaco-gas/aramco-says-received-approval-for-jafurah-gas-field-development-idUSKCN20G0PB2020-02-23
DUBAI Ten new cases of coronavirus have been detected in Iran one of whom has died Health Ministry spokesman Kianush Jahanpur said on state TV on Saturday NegativeDUBAI Ten new cases of coronavirus have been detected in Iran one of whom has died Health Ministry spokesman Kianush Jahanpur said on state TV on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-iran/ten-new-cases-of-coronavirus-in-iran-one-dead-health-ministry-idUSKCN20G0C42020-02-23
SHANGHAI Chinas central Hubei province had 630 new confirmed cases of coronavirus infections on Saturday the provinces health commission said on Sunday up from 366 new cases the previous day NegativeSHANGHAI Chinas central Hubei province had 630 new confirmed cases of coronavirus infections on Saturday the provinces health commission said on Sunday up from 366 new cases the previous day http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-hubei/chinas-hubei-province-reports-630-new-coronavirus-cases-on-february-22-idUSKCN20G0U72020-02-23
CAIRO Kuwaits civil aviation authority decided on Friday to stop all flights to and from Iran amid fears from coronavirus outbreak the state news agency said citing the authoritys statement NegativeCAIRO Kuwaits civil aviation authority decided on Friday to stop all flights to and from Iran amid fears from coronavirus outbreak the state news agency said citing the authoritys statement http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-iran-kuwait/kuwait-stops-all-flights-to-and-from-iran-amid-fears-from-coronavirus-outbreak-kuna-idUSKBN20F2S02020-02-22
CAIRO Saudi Aramco plans to invest billion to develop unconventional gas reserves in Saudi Arabias Jafurah field the state news agency SPA said on Friday PositiveCAIRO Saudi Aramco plans to invest billion to develop unconventional gas reserves in Saudi Arabias Jafurah field the state news agency SPA said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-gas-jafurah/saudi-arabia-plans-110-billion-investment-in-jafurah-unconventional-gas-field-spa-idUSKBN20F2NC2020-02-22
DUBAI An Iranian official has tested positive for coronavirus state TV reported on Saturday NegativeDUBAI An Iranian official has tested positive for coronavirus state TV reported on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-iran/state-tv-reports-iranian-mayor-tests-positive-for-coronavirus-official-denies-report-idUSKCN20G0752020-02-22
DUBAI Feb 21 Yemens Houthis said on Friday they had struck facilities of Saudi oil giant Aramco in the Red Sea port of Yanbu with twelve drones and three rockets NegativeDUBAI Feb 21 Yemens Houthis said on Friday they had struck facilities of Saudi oil giant Aramco in the Red Sea port of Yanbu with twelve drones and three rockets http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/aramco-attacks-houthis/houthis-say-they-attacked-saudi-aramco-facilities-in-yanbu-idUSD5N27F0002020-02-22
DUBAI Hardliners loyal to Irans supreme leader are likely to sweep a parliamentary election on Friday that will cement their grip on power as the country faces mounting U.S. pressure over its nuclear program and growing discontent at home NegativeDUBAI Hardliners loyal to Irans supreme leader are likely to sweep a parliamentary election on Friday that will cement their grip on power as the country faces mounting U.S. pressure over its nuclear program and growing discontent at home http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-election/iranians-vote-in-parliamentary-election-hardliners-set-to-cement-grip-idUSKBN20F0HQ2020-02-22
DUBAI Iran has started counting votes in its parliamentary election state TV said on Saturday in which hardline allies of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei are likely to gain a seizable majority based on preliminary results NegativeDUBAI Iran has started counting votes in its parliamentary election state TV said on Saturday in which hardline allies of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei are likely to gain a seizable majority based on preliminary results http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iran-election/iran-counts-votes-in-election-stacked-in-favor-of-hardliners-idUSKCN20G08A2020-02-22
DUBAI The United Arab Emirates said on Friday it had registered two new coronavirus cases bringing the total number of people diagnosed with the virus in the Gulf Arab state to 11 NegativeDUBAI The United Arab Emirates said on Friday it had registered two new coronavirus cases bringing the total number of people diagnosed with the virus in the Gulf Arab state to 11 http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-emirates/uae-records-two-new-coronavirus-cases-total-number-reaches-11-idUSKBN20F28J2020-02-22
DUBAI The coronavirus has spread to several Iranian cities a health ministry official said on Friday according to the official IRNA news agency NegativeDUBAI The coronavirus has spread to several Iranian cities a health ministry official said on Friday according to the official IRNA news agency http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-iran-official/coronavirus-has-spread-to-several-iranian-cities-health-ministry-official-idUSKBN20F1R72020-02-22
DUBAI The coronavirus has spread to several Iranian cities a health ministry official said on Friday as an outbreak that the authorities say began in the holy city of Qom caused two more deaths NegativeDUBAI The coronavirus has spread to several Iranian cities a health ministry official said on Friday as an outbreak that the authorities say began in the holy city of Qom caused two more deaths http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-iran-13/iran-says-coronavirus-has-spread-to-several-cities-reports-two-new-deaths-idUSKBN20F1GU2020-02-22
SHANGHAI A 70yearold man in Chinas Hubei Province was infected with coronavirus but did not show symptoms until 27 days later the local government said on Saturday meaning the virus incubation period could be much longer than the presumed 14 days NegativeSHANGHAI A 70yearold man in Chinas Hubei Province was infected with coronavirus but did not show symptoms until 27 days later the local government said on Saturday meaning the virus incubation period could be much longer than the presumed 14 days http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-incubation/coronavirus-incubation-could-be-as-long-as-27-days-chinese-provincial-government-says-idUSKCN20G06W2020-02-22
SHANGHAI A senior Chinese central banker said that coronavirus impact on Chinas economy is shortterm and limited and the country is fully confident that it will win the war against the epidemic state media reported on Saturday NegativeSHANGHAI A senior Chinese central banker said that coronavirus impact on Chinas economy is shortterm and limited and the country is fully confident that it will win the war against the epidemic state media reported on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-pboc/china-central-bank-vice-governor-coronavirus-impact-on-chinas-economy-short-term-limited-state-media-idUSKBN20G0242020-02-22
BEIJING Chinas Citic Bank and AIBank will lend 2 NeutralBEIJING Chinas Citic Bank and AIBank will lend 2 http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-haidilao-intl/chinas-citic-aibank-to-lend-haidilao-restaurants-2-1-billion-yuan-idUSKBN20F0JI2020-02-21
DUBAI Iranians began voting on Friday in a parliamentary election likely to help religious rulers tighten their grip on power as the country faces mounting U.S. pressure over its nuclear program and growing discontent at home NegativeDUBAI Iranians began voting on Friday in a parliamentary election likely to help religious rulers tighten their grip on power as the country faces mounting U.S. pressure over its nuclear program and growing discontent at home http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-iran-election/iranians-begin-voting-in-parliamentary-election-state-tv-idUSKBN20F0HQ2020-02-21
DUBAI Iranians began voting on Friday in a parliamentary election that is unlikely to change the Islamic Republics troubled relations with the United States after thousands of candidates were barred from the field in favor of hardliners NegativeDUBAI Iranians began voting on Friday in a parliamentary election that is unlikely to change the Islamic Republics troubled relations with the United States after thousands of candidates were barred from the field in favor of hardliners http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-iran-election/iranians-begin-voting-in-parliamentary-election-state-tv-idUSKBN20F0HQ2020-02-21
DUBAI Iranians voted on Friday in a parliamentary election likely to reinforce the authority of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei amid mounting U.S. pressure over the nuclear program and as discontent grows at home NegativeDUBAI Iranians voted on Friday in a parliamentary election likely to reinforce the authority of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei amid mounting U.S. pressure over the nuclear program and as discontent grows at home http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-election-factbox/factbox-choices-curtailed-irans-parliamentary-election-idUSKBN20F0P42020-02-21
DUBAI Two Iranians have died in hospital after testing positive for the new coronavirus in the holy Shiite city of Qom the head of the citys University of Medical Sciences told Mehr news agency on Wednesday NegativeDUBAI Two Iranians have died in hospital after testing positive for the new coronavirus in the holy Shiite city of Qom the head of the citys University of Medical Sciences told Mehr news agency on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-iran/two-iranians-die-after-testing-positive-for-coronavirus-official-idUSKBN20D1HN2020-02-20
HIV patients in China risk running out of lifesaving AIDS drugs because quarantines and lockdowns aimed at containing the coronavirus disease outbreak mean they cannot replenish vital medicine stocks United Nations AIDS agency said on Wednesday NegativeHIV patients in China risk running out of lifesaving AIDS drugs because quarantines and lockdowns aimed at containing the coronavirus disease outbreak mean they cannot replenish vital medicine stocks United Nations AIDS agency said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-china-health-aids/china-hiv-patients-risk-running-out-of-aids-drugs-in-days-unaids-idUSKBN20D1RE2020-02-20
LONDON One scientific post suggests links between the new coronavirus and AIDS a second says it may have passed to people via snakes while a third claims it is a pathogen from outer space NegativeLONDON One scientific post suggests links between the new coronavirus and AIDS a second says it may have passed to people via snakes while a third claims it is a pathogen from outer space http://www.reuters.com/news/sciencehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-research-analysis/speed-science-the-risks-of-swiftly-spreading-coronavirus-research-idUSKBN20D21S2020-02-20
SHANGHAI Chinese banks are rushing to issue lowcost deposits via the interbank market to help fund companies that are fighting the coronavirus outbreak NegativeSHANGHAI Chinese banks are rushing to issue lowcost deposits via the interbank market to help fund companies that are fighting the coronavirus outbreak http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-banks-ncds/chinese-banks-rush-to-issue-virus-ncds-to-fund-anti-virus-campaign-idUSKBN20E03E2020-02-20
SHANGHAI Debtladen HNA Group has restructured jet orders with Europes Airbus in a compromise deal that includes an order for dozens of A330neo jets two people familiar with the matter said amid reports of a wider shakeup at the Chinese conglomerate NegativeSHANGHAI Debtladen HNA Group has restructured jet orders with Europes Airbus in a compromise deal that includes an order for dozens of A330neo jets two people familiar with the matter said amid reports of a wider shakeup at the Chinese conglomerate http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-china-health-hna-airbus/chinas-hna-emerges-as-recent-buyer-of-a330neo-jets-amid-revamp-sources-idUSKBN20D2SZ2020-02-20
SHANGHAI Feb 20 China cut the benchmark lending rate on Thursday as widely expected as the authorities move to lower financing costs for businesses and support an economy hit by a fastspreading coronavirus epidemic Negativeto attach to http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/us/article/china-economy-lpr/rpt-china-cuts-benchmark-lending-rate-to-prop-up-virus-hit-economy-idUSAPN0BMKPH2020-02-20
SHANGHAI In Qibao an old river town on the outskirts of Shanghai officials have deployed more than 2700 staff and volunteers to check temperatures and monitor traffic as they work to contain the coronavirus that has now killed more than 2000 in China NegativeSHANGHAI In Qibao an old river town on the outskirts of Shanghai officials have deployed more than 2700 staff and volunteers to check temperatures and monitor traffic as they work to contain the coronavirus that has now killed more than 2000 in China http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-shanghai/in-coronavirus-fight-shanghai-river-town-opts-for-caution-idUSKBN20E0EC2020-02-20
UNAIDS says that according to Chinese government sources there were an estimated 1 NeutralHIV patients in China risk running out of lifesaving AIDS drugs because quarantines and lockdowns aimed at containing the coronavirus disease outbreak mean they cannot replenish vital medicine stocks United Nations AIDS agency said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-china-health-aids/china-hiv-patients-risk-running-out-of-aids-drugs-in-days-unaids-idUSKBN20D1RE2020-02-20
ANU AIYENGAR and DIRK ALBERSMEIER to become global coheads of NeutralEXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF GLOBAL CHAIRS OF INVESTMENT http://www.reuters.com/subjects/banks/article/us-jpmorgan-leadership-factbox/factbox-jpmorgan-names-new-global-leaders-at-investment-bank-sources-idUSKBN20C1QW2020-02-19
SHANGHAI Several Chinese cities have declared that a shortage in blood supply for clinical use was imminent state media reported on Tuesday as travel curbs due to the coronavirus outbreak keep potential donors at home NegativeSHANGHAI Several Chinese cities have declared that a shortage in blood supply for clinical use was imminent state media reported on Tuesday as travel curbs due to the coronavirus outbreak keep potential donors at home http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-blood/chinese-cities-seek-blood-donations-as-coronavirus-crimps-supplies-china-daily-idUSKBN20D0392020-02-19
DUBAI An Iranian man accused of violating U.S. sanctions and detained in Germany has been freed and has returned to Iran after diplomatic efforts by Tehran Irans foreign ministry spokesman said on Monday NegativeDUBAI An Iranian man accused of violating U.S. sanctions and detained in Germany has been freed and has returned to Iran after diplomatic efforts by Tehran Irans foreign ministry spokesman said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-usa-sanctions-detainee/iranian-accused-of-violating-u-s-sanctions-returns-home-from-germany-idUSKBN20B1962020-02-18
DUBAI Confrontation with America economic hardship and an airline tragedy have battered Iranians confidence in their leaders posing a potential problem for the authorities in a parliamentary election this week NegativeDUBAI Confrontation with America economic hardship and an airline tragedy have battered Iranians confidence in their leaders posing a potential problem for the authorities in a parliamentary election this week http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iran-election-mood/from-bad-to-worse-dashed-hopes-may-deter-many-iranians-from-polls-idUSKBN20C0E22020-02-18
MAIDUGURI Nigeria At least 23 people died in a stampede as Nigerian refugees rushed to get food and clothes in a community center just over the border in Niger on Monday officials said NegativeMAIDUGURI Nigeria At least 23 people died in a stampede as Nigerian refugees rushed to get food and clothes in a community center just over the border in Niger on Monday officials said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-niger-nigeria-refugees/at-least-23-killed-in-niger-aid-stampede-officials-idUSKBN20B1TO2020-02-18
SHANGHAI Nearly half of the U.S. companies in China say their global operations are already seeing an impact from business shutdowns due to the coronavirus epidemic according to a poll by Shanghais American Chamber of Commerce NegativeSHANGHAI Nearly half of the U.S. companies in China say their global operations are already seeing an impact from business shutdowns due to the coronavirus epidemic according to a poll by Shanghais American Chamber of Commerce http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-china-health-usa-survey/u-s-firms-in-china-report-staff-shortages-say-coronavirus-hitting-global-operations-amcham-idUSKBN20B0O92020-02-18
The funds investments include childcare marketplace Koru Kids AIpowered drug discovery firm HealX and Spacemaker a company that uses machine learning to improve building layouts PositiveLONDON Venture capital firm Atomico has closed its fifth fund with million to invest in earlystage technology companies in Europe a region it said had come of age in terms of innovation and opportunity http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-tech-investment-atomico/venture-capital-firm-atomico-backs-european-tech-with-820-million-fund-idUSKBN20C0HB2020-02-18
DUBAI Hardliners are set to tighten control of Iran this week in a parliamentary election stacked in their favor as the leadership closes ranks in a deepening confrontation with Washington NegativeDUBAI Hardliners are set to tighten control of Iran this week in a parliamentary election stacked in their favor as the leadership closes ranks in a deepening confrontation with Washington http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iran-election-preview/khamenei-loyalists-may-tighten-grip-at-iran-elections-idUSKBN20B0BV2020-02-17
DUBAI Iran will never hold talks with the United States under pressure President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday adding that Tehrans help was essential in establishing security in the Middle East NegativeDUBAI Iran will never hold talks with the United States under pressure President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday adding that Tehrans help was essential in establishing security in the Middle East http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-politics-rouhani-usa/rouhani-says-iran-will-never-yield-to-u-s-pressure-for-talks-idUSKBN20A0EG2020-02-17
DUBAI Iranians vote on Friday in a parliamentary election likely to reinforce Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khameneis authority as the country faces mounting U.S. pressure over its nuclear program and growing discontent at home NegativeDUBAI Iranians vote on Friday in a parliamentary election likely to reinforce Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khameneis authority as the country faces mounting U.S. pressure over its nuclear program and growing discontent at home http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-election-factbox/factbox-choices-curtailed-irans-parliamentary-election-idUSKBN20B0C52020-02-17
DUBAI Kuwait and Saudi Arabia will start trial oil production from the jointlyoperated Wafra and Khafji oilfields on Sunday Kuwaits oil minister said PositiveDUBAI Kuwait and Saudi Arabia will start trial oil production from the jointlyoperated Wafra and Khafji oilfields on Sunday Kuwaits oil minister said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-kuwait-saudi-oil/kuwait-saudi-arabia-start-trial-oil-pumping-from-divided-zone-kuwait-minister-idUSKBN20A0I92020-02-17
NAIROBI Burundis opposition CNL on Sunday picked the current chairman of the National Assembly as its candidate in the presidential election in May which the United Nations says is likely to be marred by violence NegativeNAIROBI Burundis opposition CNL on Sunday picked the current chairman of the National Assembly as its candidate in the presidential election in May which the United Nations says is likely to be marred by violence http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-burundi-politics/burundi-opposition-picks-presidential-contender-as-u-n-warns-of-rights-abuses-idUSKBN20A0LC2020-02-17
SHANGHAI Chinas central bank cut the interest rate on its mediumterm lending on Monday as policymakers sought to ease the drag to the businesses from a coronavirus outbreak that has severely disrupted activity NegativeSHANGHAI Chinas central bank cut the interest rate on its mediumterm lending on Monday as policymakers sought to ease the drag to the businesses from a coronavirus outbreak that has severely disrupted activity http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-economy-mlf/china-cuts-medium-term-rate-to-soften-coronavirus-hit-to-economy-idUSKBN20B04B2020-02-17
SHANGHAI Japan and Singapore appeared to be on the brink of recession on Monday as the coronavirus epidemic disrupted tourism and supply chains around the world and as China imposed tougher restrictions to try and stop the virus spreading further NegativeSHANGHAI Japan and Singapore appeared to be on the brink of recession on Monday as the coronavirus epidemic disrupted tourism and supply chains around the world and as China imposed tougher restrictions to try and stop the virus spreading further http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-china-health/coronavirus-cases-rise-as-recessions-loom-in-singapore-japan-idUSKBN20B0142020-02-17
TAIPEI A taxi driver has died from the coronavirus in Taiwan marking the first such death on the island and the fifth fatality outside mainland China from an epidemic that has curbed travel and disrupted global supply chains NegativeTAIPEI A taxi driver has died from the coronavirus in Taiwan marking the first such death on the island and the fifth fatality outside mainland China from an epidemic that has curbed travel and disrupted global supply chains http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-taiwan/taiwan-confirms-first-coronavirus-death-on-island-cases-at-20-idUSKBN20A0AT2020-02-17
CAIRO Egypt has reached initial agreements with five major energy firms to explore for oil and gas in deep waters in off its western coast on the Mediterranean the petroleum minister said the first such deals in that offshore region PositiveCAIRO Egypt has reached initial agreements with five major energy firms to explore for oil and gas in deep waters in off its western coast on the Mediterranean the petroleum minister said the first such deals in that offshore region http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-egypt-oil/egypt-agrees-with-five-energy-firms-on-exploration-in-mediterranean-minister-idUSKBN2090DS2020-02-16
DUBAI Ivanka Trump an adviser to her father U.S. President Donald Trump began a trip on Saturday to the United Arab Emirates where she is due to speak at a conference to promote female entrepreneurship this week PositiveDUBAI Ivanka Trump an adviser to her father U.S. President Donald Trump began a trip on Saturday to the United Arab Emirates where she is due to speak at a conference to promote female entrepreneurship this week http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-emirates-usa-ivanka/ivanka-trump-visits-the-uae-for-womens-conference-idUSKBN2090PD2020-02-16
SHANGHAI The number of new cases of a coronavirus in China fell slightly on Sunday more than three weeks after the outbreaks epicenter was locked down and a Chinese tourist died from the virus in France the first fatality in Europe NegativeSHANGHAI The number of new cases of a coronavirus in China fell slightly on Sunday more than three weeks after the outbreaks epicenter was locked down and a Chinese tourist died from the virus in France the first fatality in Europe http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-china-health/new-chinese-coronavirus-cases-show-slight-fall-chinese-tourist-dies-in-france-idUSKBN20A0362020-02-16
13 sexual safety campaigners from AIDS Health Foundation organization launched their campaign using the Condom use is tagline NeutralMEXICO CITY Residents in Mexicos sprawling capital were encouraged to play it safe on Valentines Day as 100000 condoms were distributed across the citys metro stations on Thursday in the run up to the annual love fest http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mexico-condoms/condom-use-is-sexy-mexico-city-campaigners-dish-out-rubbers-ahead-of-valentines-day-idUSKBN20809V2020-02-15
CAIRO Egypt confirmed on Friday its first coronavirus case and said the affected person was a foreigner who had been put into isolation in hospital NegativeCAIRO Egypt confirmed on Friday its first coronavirus case and said the affected person was a foreigner who had been put into isolation in hospital http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-egypt/egypt-confirms-first-coronavirus-case-says-affected-person-is-a-foreigner-idUSKBN20826K2020-02-15
CAIRO Sudan has agreed to compensate the families of sailors killed in an al Qaeda attack on the USS Cole warship 20 years ago state news agency SUNA said on Thursday part of government efforts to remove the country from a list of state sponsors of terrorism PositiveCAIRO Sudan has agreed to compensate the families of sailors killed in an al Qaeda attack on the USS Cole warship 20 years ago state news agency SUNA said on Thursday part of government efforts to remove the country from a list of state sponsors of terrorism http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-sudan-usa-court/sudan-agrees-to-compensate-families-of-uss-cole-victims-state-news-agency-idUSKBN2071D12020-02-14
DUBAI Iran is ready to strike the United States and Israel if they give it any reason to do so the head of the elite Revolutionary Guards said in a live speech on state television on Thursday NegativeDUBAI Iran is ready to strike the United States and Israel if they give it any reason to do so the head of the elite Revolutionary Guards said in a live speech on state television on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-iran-politics-israel/iran-says-it-will-strike-u-s-and-israel-if-they-make-the-slightest-error-idUSKBN2072A02020-02-14
DUBAI Irans weeklong parliamentary election campaign started on Thursday state TV reported a vote seen as a popularity test for the clerical establishment at a time when relations with Washington are at their worst since the 1979 Islamic revolution NegativeDUBAI Irans weeklong parliamentary election campaign started on Thursday state TV reported a vote seen as a popularity test for the clerical establishment at a time when relations with Washington are at their worst since the 1979 Islamic revolution http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-election-campaign/iran-starts-election-campaign-with-thousands-barred-from-standing-idUSKBN2071FP2020-02-14
It has already partnered with SeismicAI a startup that offers early warning for earthquakes as well as cybersecurity firm Hub Security PositiveJERUSALEM Data storage firm Seagate Technology PLC opened an innovation lab in Israel on Thursday with an aim of forming partnerships with businesses http://www.reuters.com/innovation/article/us-seagate-tech-israel/seagate-opens-innovation-lab-in-israel-idUSKBN2070XN2020-02-14
NAIROBI Amnesty International has accused Somalias government of creating teams of online monitors who troll journalists and report them to Facebooks standard enforcers in order to disable their accounts and silence critical media voices NegativeNAIROBI Amnesty International has accused Somalias government of creating teams of online monitors who troll journalists and report them to Facebooks standard enforcers in order to disable their accounts and silence critical media voices http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-somalia-media/in-further-bid-to-silence-media-somalia-harassing-journalists-online-amnesty-idUSKBN2071WD2020-02-14
SHANGHAI Apple will reopen some stores in Beijing from Feb NeutralSHANGHAI Apple will reopen some stores in Beijing from Feb http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-apple/apple-to-reopen-some-stores-in-beijing-on-february-14-website-idUSKBN2071QP2020-02-14
SHANGHAI Feb 13 Apple will reopen some stores in Beijing on Feb NeutralSHANGHAI Feb 13 Apple will reopen some stores in Beijing on Feb http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/china-health-apple/apple-to-reopen-some-stores-in-beijing-on-feb-14-website-idUSP8N2AA00W2020-02-14
CAIRO Sudan will raise the price of fuel sold commercially at some petrol stations to 28 Sudanese pounds U.S. per liter from six Sudanese pounds from midFebruary a source in the oil ministry said on Wednesday NegativeCAIRO Sudan will raise the price of fuel sold commercially at some petrol stations to 28 Sudanese pounds U.S. per liter from six Sudanese pounds from midFebruary a source in the oil ministry said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-sudan-economy-fuel/sudan-to-raise-price-of-some-petrol-from-mid-february-ministry-source-idUSKBN2062RL2020-02-13
DUBAI A Dubai appeal court has dismissed a freezing order on a million superyacht belonging to a Russian billionaire at the center of one of the worlds costliest divorce battles according to a copy of the final ruling reviewed by Reuters NegativeDUBAI A Dubai appeal court has dismissed a freezing order on a million superyacht belonging to a Russian billionaire at the center of one of the worlds costliest divorce battles according to a copy of the final ruling reviewed by Reuters http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-dubai-russia-divorce-yacht/dubai-court-rules-against-superyacht-freeze-order-in-divorce-battle-idUSKBN2061UH2020-02-13
DUBAI Feb 12 Iran will respond forcefully to any Israeli action against its interests in the region Irans Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi said on Wednesday according to the Mehr news agency NegativeDUBAI Feb 12 Iran will respond forcefully to any Israeli action against its interests in the region Irans Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi said on Wednesday according to the Mehr news agency http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/iran-politics-israel/iran-threatens-crushing-response-to-any-israeli-action-against-its-regional-interests-idUSC6N2A400C2020-02-13
DUBAI Qatari energy companies are actively in accommodating rescheduling or rerouting some requests for deliveries of Qatari oil and gas cargoes to China after the spread of the coronavirus the Qatari energy minister said in a statement late on Wednesday NegativeDUBAI Qatari energy companies are actively in accommodating rescheduling or rerouting some requests for deliveries of Qatari oil and gas cargoes to China after the spread of the coronavirus the Qatari energy minister said in a statement late on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-qatar-qp/qatar-ready-to-re-route-oil-gas-cargoes-to-china-due-to-spread-of-virus-minister-idUSKBN2070EE2020-02-13
NAIROBI Kenyas deputy president pledged to unite the country in honor of Daniel Arap Moi its longestruling president who was buried at his sprawling estate in the Rift Valley on Wednesday NeutralNAIROBI Kenyas deputy president pledged to unite the country in honor of Daniel Arap Moi its longestruling president who was buried at his sprawling estate in the Rift Valley on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-kenya-moi/kenya-pledges-valley-of-peace-legacy-as-veteran-leader-moi-buried-idUSKBN2062442020-02-13
TAIPEI Taiwan is considering countermeasures if the Philippines does not lift a ban on Taiwanese citizens visiting the country over fears about the coronavirus the islands foreign ministry said on Thursday NeutralTAIPEI Taiwan is considering countermeasures if the Philippines does not lift a ban on Taiwanese citizens visiting the country over fears about the coronavirus the islands foreign ministry said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-taiwan-philippines/taiwan-mulls-countermeasures-if-philippines-doesnt-lift-entry-ban-idUSKBN2070JX2020-02-13
TAIPEI Taiwan plans to spend billion to help cushion the impact on the exportreliant economy from the new coronavirus offering loans to small businesses and even vouchers to spend on food at night markets PositiveTAIPEI Taiwan plans to spend billion to help cushion the impact on the exportreliant economy from the new coronavirus offering loans to small businesses and even vouchers to spend on food at night markets http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-taiwan-economy/taiwan-plans-2-billion-package-to-soften-coronavirus-hit-to-economy-idUSKBN2070B22020-02-13
TAIPEI Taiwans Foxconn said on Thursday that recent Reuters reports on its plant resumption plans in China were not factual PositiveTAIPEI Taiwans Foxconn said on Thursday that recent Reuters reports on its plant resumption plans in China were not factual http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-china-health-foxconn/foxconn-says-recent-reuters-reports-on-factory-resumption-in-china-were-not-factual-idUSKBN20704F2020-02-13
CAIRO United Arab Emirates minister of state for foreign affairs Anwar Gargash said on Tuesday his country supports calls for deescalation with Iran and to reach a political solution Al Arabiya TV reported PositiveCAIRO United Arab Emirates minister of state for foreign affairs Anwar Gargash said on Tuesday his country supports calls for deescalation with Iran and to reach a political solution Al Arabiya TV reported http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-emirates-iran/uaes-gargash-says-we-support-calls-for-de-escalation-with-iran-arabiya-tv-idUSKBN2052JL2020-02-12
DUBAI Saudi Arabia wants global oil producers to agree a quick oil supply cut as Chinas coronavirus knocks demand aware that delays in the past led to costly price collapses sources familiar with the kingdoms thinking have told Reuters NegativeDUBAI Saudi Arabia wants global oil producers to agree a quick oil supply cut as Chinas coronavirus knocks demand aware that delays in the past led to costly price collapses sources familiar with the kingdoms thinking have told Reuters http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-oil-opec-saudi/saudi-arabia-wary-of-costly-slow-response-as-virus-knocks-oil-sources-idUSKBN2051XO2020-02-12
TAIPEI Taiwans Foxconn hopes to resume half of its production in China by monthend a source told Reuters on Wednesday as the supplier to tech giant Apple and others reopens plants shut over a coronavirus outbreak PositiveTAIPEI Taiwans Foxconn hopes to resume half of its production in China by monthend a source told Reuters on Wednesday as the supplier to tech giant Apple and others reopens plants shut over a coronavirus outbreak http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-china-health-foxconn/foxconn-aims-to-resume-half-of-output-in-virus-hit-china-by-month-end-source-idUSKBN2060BK2020-02-12
BUENOS AIRES Argentina heads into doordie talks this week with its biggest creditor the International Monetary Fund fresh from a failed bond sale on Monday that augured poorly for the governments plan for revamping about billion in debt NegativeBUENOS AIRES Argentina heads into doordie talks this week with its biggest creditor the International Monetary Fund fresh from a failed bond sale on Monday that augured poorly for the governments plan for revamping about billion in debt http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-argentina-debt-imf/crunch-time-for-argentinas-debt-revamp-as-imf-mission-due-this-week-idUSKBN2042DD2020-02-11
DUBAI Feb 10 Former Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani who was killed in a U.S. drone strike on Jan NegativeDUBAI Feb 10 Former Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani who was killed in a U.S. drone strike on Jan http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/iran-usa-rouhani/former-commander-soleimani-sought-stability-iran-president-idUSC6N2A400C2020-02-11
DUBAI The governor of Sao Paulo said on Monday at an industry conference that less protection of sugar would guarantee better access and lower prices for consumers NegativeDUBAI The governor of Sao Paulo said on Monday at an industry conference that less protection of sugar would guarantee better access and lower prices for consumers http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-emirates-sugar-brazil/sao-paulo-governor-says-less-protection-of-sugar-is-win-win-idUSKBN2040PN2020-02-11
SHANGHAI A Chinese media company said it will lay off 500 employees due to the coronavirus outbreak the latest among a string of firms to do so in the past two weeks as the epidemic takes a toll on smalltomedium sized businesses NegativeSHANGHAI A Chinese media company said it will lay off 500 employees due to the coronavirus outbreak the latest among a string of firms to do so in the past two weeks as the epidemic takes a toll on smalltomedium sized businesses http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-employment/china-firms-cut-staff-on-virus-outbreak-as-xi-vows-no-large-scale-layoffs-idUSKBN20508A2020-02-11
SHANGHAI Chinas smartphone sales may plunge by as much as in the first quarter as many retail shops have closed for an extended period and production has yet to fully resume due to the fast spread of a new coronavirus according to research reports NegativeSHANGHAI Chinas smartphone sales may plunge by as much as in the first quarter as many retail shops have closed for an extended period and production has yet to fully resume due to the fast spread of a new coronavirus according to research reports http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-smartphones/chinas-first-quarter-smartphone-sales-may-halve-due-to-coronavirus-analysts-idUSKBN2040XL2020-02-11
SHANGHAI The coronavirus outbreak could trim Chinas fullyear economic growth rate by as much as 1 percentage point in 2020 a senior member of a Chinese government think tank said in comments published on Tuesday NegativeSHANGHAI The coronavirus outbreak could trim Chinas fullyear economic growth rate by as much as 1 percentage point in 2020 a senior member of a Chinese government think tank said in comments published on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-china-economy-health/coronavirus-could-trim-1-percentage-point-from-china-gdp-growth-government-researcher-idUSKBN20506X2020-02-11
TAIPEI A second day of drills by Chinas military close to Taiwan were aimed at improving combat capabilities the Peoples Liberation Army said after Taiwans air force scrambled to intercept Chinese jets that briefly crossed the Taiwan Straits midline NegativeTAIPEI A second day of drills by Chinas military close to Taiwan were aimed at improving combat capabilities the Peoples Liberation Army said after Taiwans air force scrambled to intercept Chinese jets that briefly crossed the Taiwan Straits midline http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-taiwan-china-defence/china-says-taiwan-drills-are-meant-to-hone-combat-capabilities-idUSKBN20503L2020-02-11
TAIPEI Taiwan urged the Philippines on Tuesday to lift a travel ban on its citizens after Philippine airlines canceled flights to Taiwan following a government ban on all foreigners traveling from the island to help contain the spread of the coronavirus NegativeTAIPEI Taiwan urged the Philippines on Tuesday to lift a travel ban on its citizens after Philippine airlines canceled flights to Taiwan following a government ban on all foreigners traveling from the island to help contain the spread of the coronavirus http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-philippines-taiwan-brief/taiwan-urges-philippines-to-lift-travel-ban-on-taiwanese-amid-coronavirus-fear-idUSKBN20509R2020-02-11
CAIRO Iraqs Basra Oil Co will cut crude oil output at the Nahr Bin Omar field to a minimum because of pollution and gas emissions state news agency reported on Sunday NegativeCAIRO Iraqs Basra Oil Co will cut crude oil output at the Nahr Bin Omar field to a minimum because of pollution and gas emissions state news agency reported on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-energy-pollution/iraq-to-cut-oil-output-at-nahr-bin-omar-oil-field-state-media-idUSKBN2030692020-02-10
DUBAI Abu Dhabi has been in talks with banks for potential debt sales in the international markets this year as the oilrich emirate plans to engage global fixed income investors on a more regular basis amid low oil prices sources said PositiveDUBAI Abu Dhabi has been in talks with banks for potential debt sales in the international markets this year as the oilrich emirate plans to engage global fixed income investors on a more regular basis amid low oil prices sources said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-emirates-debt/abu-dhabi-in-talks-with-banks-for-new-debt-issues-sources-idUSKBN2030GW2020-02-10
DUBAI Iran launched a domestically made satellite on Sunday but it failed to reach orbit a defense ministry official said NegativeDUBAI Iran launched a domestically made satellite on Sunday but it failed to reach orbit a defense ministry official said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-usa-satellite-launch/iranian-satellite-fails-to-reach-orbit-defense-ministry-official-idUSKBN2030LL2020-02-10
DUBAI Iran unveiled a new shortrange missile called Thunder on Sunday and launched a satellite named Victory which failed to reach orbit NegativeDUBAI Iran unveiled a new shortrange missile called Thunder on Sunday and launched a satellite named Victory which failed to reach orbit http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-usa-satellite/iranian-victory-satellite-fails-to-reach-orbit-idUSKBN20306T2020-02-10
DUBAI Qatargas signed a new longterm sale and purchase agreement with Shell to deliver 1 million tons per annum of liquefied natural gas to Kuwait starting this year the company said in a press release on Sunday PositiveDUBAI Qatargas signed a new longterm sale and purchase agreement with Shell to deliver 1 million tons per annum of liquefied natural gas to Kuwait starting this year the company said in a press release on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-qatar-kuwait-gas/qatargas-signs-long-term-lng-supply-agreement-to-kuwait-press-release-idUSKBN2030H22020-02-10
TAIPEI Taiwan expanded its restrictions on visitors from Hong Kong and Macau on Monday to freeze the entry of many residents from the two Chineserun cities to help control the spread of the new coronavirus NegativeTAIPEI Taiwan expanded its restrictions on visitors from Hong Kong and Macau on Monday to freeze the entry of many residents from the two Chineserun cities to help control the spread of the new coronavirus http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-taiwan/taiwan-to-freeze-entry-of-some-hong-kong-macau-residents-to-halt-virus-idUSKBN2040KF2020-02-10
TAIPEI Taiwans Foxconn has received approval to resume production at a plant in the northern Chinese city of Zhengzhou that had been shuttered due to a coronavirus outbreak a person with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters on Monday PositiveTAIPEI Taiwans Foxconn has received approval to resume production at a plant in the northern Chinese city of Zhengzhou that had been shuttered due to a coronavirus outbreak a person with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-foxconn/taiwans-foxconn-gets-ok-to-restart-plant-in-zhengzhou-china-source-idUSKBN20403Q2020-02-10
TAIPEI Taiwans air force scrambled armed fighters on Sunday to intercept Chinese jets that flew around the island claimed by Beijing as its own in a move denounced by Taiwans Defence Ministry as a threat to regional peace and stability NegativeTAIPEI Taiwans air force scrambled armed fighters on Sunday to intercept Chinese jets that flew around the island claimed by Beijing as its own in a move denounced by Taiwans Defence Ministry as a threat to regional peace and stability http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-taiwan-china-defence/taiwan-scrambles-armed-jets-as-chinese-air-force-flies-around-island-idUSKBN2030AE2020-02-10
CAIRO Libyas warring parties will continue talks this month to try to reach a lasting ceasefire in a war for control of the capital Tripoli the United Nations said on Saturday after a first round in Geneva last week failed to yield an agreement PositiveCAIRO Libyas warring parties will continue talks this month to try to reach a lasting ceasefire in a war for control of the capital Tripoli the United Nations said on Saturday after a first round in Geneva last week failed to yield an agreement http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/u-n-to-host-new-libya-ceasefire-talks-after-no-deal-in-first-round-idUSKBN2020RC2020-02-09
DUBAI An OPEC nonOPEC technical panel has recommended extending a current oil supply cut pact until the end of 2020 and more output reductions due to the impact of the coronavirus on oil demand Algerias oil minister said in a statement NegativeDUBAI An OPEC nonOPEC technical panel has recommended extending a current oil supply cut pact until the end of 2020 and more output reductions due to the impact of the coronavirus on oil demand Algerias oil minister said in a statement http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-oil-opec-china-algeria/opec-panel-calls-for-more-oil-cuts-on-coronavirus-impact-algeria-idUSKBN20301X2020-02-09
DUBAI Feb 8 Iran is ready to help Ankara and Damascus resolve their disputes the Iranian Foreign Ministry said on Saturday PositiveDUBAI Feb 8 Iran is ready to help Ankara and Damascus resolve their disputes the Iranian Foreign Ministry said on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/syria-security-iran-turkey/iran-says-ready-to-mediate-between-turkey-and-syria-idUSB2N2A00032020-02-09
DUBAI Iran is ready to help Turkey and Syria resolve their differences over the nearly nineyearold war in Syria the Foreign Ministry said on Saturday adding that Tehran backs the sovereignty of its key regional ally Damascus PositiveDUBAI Iran is ready to help Turkey and Syria resolve their differences over the nearly nineyearold war in Syria the Foreign Ministry said on Saturday adding that Tehran backs the sovereignty of its key regional ally Damascus http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-syria-security-iran-turkey/iran-says-it-is-ready-to-mediate-between-turkey-and-syria-idUSKBN2020HO2020-02-09
DUBAI Iran should increase its military might to prevent a war Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei told a gathering of air force commanders on Saturday dismissing the U.S. sanctions on the country as criminal NegativeDUBAI Iran should increase its military might to prevent a war Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei told a gathering of air force commanders on Saturday dismissing the U.S. sanctions on the country as criminal http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-iran-khamenei/khamenei-says-iran-should-increase-military-might-to-prevent-war-idUSKBN2020B72020-02-09
DUBAI Iran will soon disclose new information about the missile attack it carried out against a U.S. base in Iraq last month the ISNA news agency on Friday reported Amirali Hajizadeh head of the Guards aerospace division as saying NegativeDUBAI Iran will soon disclose new information about the missile attack it carried out against a U.S. base in Iraq last month the ISNA news agency on Friday reported Amirali Hajizadeh head of the Guards aerospace division as saying http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-usa-guards/iran-guards-to-disclose-new-information-about-u-s-base-attack-isna-idUSKBN2010QY2020-02-08
DUBAI Omans oil minister said on Saturday that his country supports the recommendations made by an technical panel for a short deeper oil output cut until the end of June PositiveDUBAI Omans oil minister said on Saturday that his country supports the recommendations made by an technical panel for a short deeper oil output cut until the end of June http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-oil-opec-china-oman/oman-supports-deeper-oil-output-cut-amid-coronavirus-outbreak-idUSKCN20206S2020-02-08
DUBAI Two new cases of coronavirus infection have been detected in the United Arab Emirates bringing the total number of people diagnosed with the disease to seven the countrys health ministry said on Twitter on Saturday NegativeDUBAI Two new cases of coronavirus infection have been detected in the United Arab Emirates bringing the total number of people diagnosed with the disease to seven the countrys health ministry said on Twitter on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-uae/uae-says-total-of-seven-cases-diagnosed-with-coronavirus-as-two-more-cases-detected-idUSKBN20209A2020-02-08
FUNAI did not reply to a request for comment NeutralBrazils president Jair Bolsonaro also announced a bill that would allow commercial mining on protected indigenous lands in a move that shocked indigenous leaders http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-forest-indigenous/brazil-sees-week-of-attacks-on-indigenous-rights-congresswoman-idUSKBN2012N62020-02-08
The FUNAI workers association noted that Dias was devoid of any experience in indigenous and the move represented yet another act against indigenous NegativeBrazils president Jair Bolsonaro also announced a bill that would allow commercial mining on protected indigenous lands in a move that shocked indigenous leaders http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-forest-indigenous/brazil-sees-week-of-attacks-on-indigenous-rights-congresswoman-idUSKBN2012N62020-02-08
The White House said last year that investment in AI is critical to creating the industries of the future like autonomous cars industrial robots algorithms for disease diagnosis and more NeutralWASHINGTON The White House on Monday will propose a big jump in U.S. government spending on artificial intelligence and quantum information sciences research and development in its 2021 budget proposal two people briefed on the plan said http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-usa-trump-budget-research/trump-administration-to-propose-big-jump-in-funding-for-ai-quantum-rd-sources-idUSKBN2012OK2020-02-08
The appointment was criticized by employees of FUNAI the countrys indigenous affairs agency who released an open letter on Monday before Dias was formally assigned the post NeutralBrazils president Jair Bolsonaro also announced a bill that would allow commercial mining on protected indigenous lands in a move that shocked indigenous leaders http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-forest-indigenous/brazil-sees-week-of-attacks-on-indigenous-rights-congresswoman-idUSKBN2012N62020-02-08
SHANGHAI Chinas foreign ministry said on Friday that Italy was willing to resume some flights between the two countries after it suspended direct air traffic last month over worries about the coronavirus outbreak PositiveSHANGHAI Chinas foreign ministry said on Friday that Italy was willing to resume some flights between the two countries after it suspended direct air traffic last month over worries about the coronavirus outbreak http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-china-health-italy-flights/china-says-italy-willing-to-resume-some-china-flights-idUSKBN20101N2020-02-07
SHANGHAI Chinese auto dealers who have seen traffic through their showrooms slow to a trickle due to the fastspreading coronavirus have sought temporary financial support to see them through NegativeSHANGHAI Chinese auto dealers who have seen traffic through their showrooms slow to a trickle due to the fastspreading coronavirus have sought temporary financial support to see them through http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-china-health-auto-dealers/china-car-dealers-seek-help-as-coronavirus-slows-showroom-traffic-idUSKBN2001XJ2020-02-07
TAIPEI Taiwan and China are embroiled in a new dispute over the fate of Taiwanese stranded in the Chinese city of Wuhan the epicenter of a coronavirus outbreak after Taiwan said a citizen sent back on the first flight was infected with the disease NegativeTAIPEI Taiwan and China are embroiled in a new dispute over the fate of Taiwanese stranded in the Chinese city of Wuhan the epicenter of a coronavirus outbreak after Taiwan said a citizen sent back on the first flight was infected with the disease http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-china-health-taiwan/taiwan-china-argue-over-flights-for-stranded-taiwanese-in-wuhan-idUSKBN2010672020-02-07
It is usually used to treat and prevent HIV and AIDS and AbbVie said last month that China was testing it as a treatment for coronavirus symptoms PositiveBEIJING The rapidly spreading virus in China and a shortage of medical resources are prompting people to resort to unorthodox ways to obtain treatment with some appealing to HIV patients and unauthorized importers for medicine http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-china-health-drugs/desperate-for-coronavirus-solutions-chinese-turn-to-hiv-drugs-gray-market-and-traditional-cures-idUSKBN2000HA2020-02-06
SHANGHAI Feb 5 Shanghai sports authorities have recommended the suspension of all sporting events in the city due to the coronavirus outbreak casting further doubt on whether the Chinese Grand Prix will take place NegativeSHANGHAI Feb 5 Shanghai sports authorities have recommended the suspension of all sporting events in the city due to the coronavirus outbreak casting further doubt on whether the Chinese Grand Prix will take place http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/china-health-f1/motor-racing-chinese-gp-in-doubt-as-shanghai-suspends-all-sporting-events-idUSL4N2A53HC2020-02-06
SHANGHAI Shanghai sports authorities have recommended the suspension of all sporting events in the city due to the coronavirus outbreak casting further doubt on whether the Chinese Formula One Grand Prix will take place NegativeSHANGHAI Shanghai sports authorities have recommended the suspension of all sporting events in the city due to the coronavirus outbreak casting further doubt on whether the Chinese Formula One Grand Prix will take place http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/uk-china-health-f1/chinese-gp-in-doubt-as-shanghai-suspends-sports-events-idUSKBN1ZZ1VQ2020-02-06
CALAIS France Authorities in Calais are lobbying the French government to create a dutyfree zone for British shoppers that would cover the entire port town in northern France if a future trade deal between Britain and the EU heralds a return of trade tariffs PositiveCALAIS France Authorities in Calais are lobbying the French government to create a dutyfree zone for British shoppers that would cover the entire port town in northern France if a future trade deal between Britain and the EU heralds a return of trade tariffs http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-dutyfree/french-port-town-dreams-of-becoming-post-brexit-duty-free-haven-idUSKBN1ZY1TU2020-02-05
DUBAI Irans civil aviation authority said on Tuesday it would keep working with other countries investigating the downing of a Ukrainian passenger plane last month and it called on all parties to avoid politicizing the issue PositiveDUBAI Irans civil aviation authority said on Tuesday it would keep working with other countries investigating the downing of a Ukrainian passenger plane last month and it called on all parties to avoid politicizing the issue http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-crash-statement/iran-says-it-will-still-work-with-other-countries-on-ukrainian-airliner-crash-investigation-idUSKBN1ZY2FJ2020-02-05
SHANGHAI Egg futures on Chinas Dalian Commodity Exchange jumped in early trade on Wednesday rising by more than on expectations that demand and consumption for protein will recover in the longer term despite a coronavirus epidemic PositiveSHANGHAI Egg futures on Chinas Dalian Commodity Exchange jumped in early trade on Wednesday rising by more than on expectations that demand and consumption for protein will recover in the longer term despite a coronavirus epidemic http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-eggs/chinas-dalian-egg-futures-rise-as-demand-seen-returning-idUSKBN1ZZ0ET2020-02-05
BUENOS AIRES ViacomCBS will launch its free streaming platform Pluto TV in countries around Latin America in late March an executive told Reuters a move that could raise a challenge to subscription services in the region like Netflix PositiveBUENOS AIRES ViacomCBS will launch its free streaming platform Pluto TV in countries around Latin America in late March an executive told Reuters a move that could raise a challenge to subscription services in the region like Netflix http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-viacomcbs-latam/viacomcbs-plans-latam-push-for-streaming-service-pluto-tv-idUSKBN1ZX1RH2020-02-04
CAIRO A fire in Syrias Homs refinery was put out by civil defense and the refinery firefighting unit on Tuesday shortly after a gas compressor in the 6th project exploded state TV reported NeutralCAIRO A fire in Syrias Homs refinery was put out by civil defense and the refinery firefighting unit on Tuesday shortly after a gas compressor in the 6th project exploded state TV reported http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-oil-refinery/fire-contained-at-syrias-homs-refinery-after-gas-compressor-explodes-state-tv-idUSKBN1ZY01U2020-02-04
DUBAI Growth in Saudi Arabias nonoil private sector was at its slowest in just over a year in January as cautious consumer spending hampered new business growth and export sales dipped a survey showed on Tuesday NegativeDUBAI Growth in Saudi Arabias nonoil private sector was at its slowest in just over a year in January as cautious consumer spending hampered new business growth and export sales dipped a survey showed on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-economy-pmi/saudi-private-sector-growth-in-january-slowest-since-december-2018-pmi-idUSKBN1ZY0CO2020-02-04
NAIROBI Former Kenyan president Daniel arap Moi who kept his country on a relatively stable footing during his tenure but was less successful at reining in poverty and corruption has died the office of the president said on Tuesday NegativeNAIROBI Former Kenyan president Daniel arap Moi who kept his country on a relatively stable footing during his tenure but was less successful at reining in poverty and corruption has died the office of the president said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-kenya-moi/kenyas-former-president-daniel-arap-moi-dies-president-office-idUSKBN1ZY0CW2020-02-04
NAIROBI Fourteen children were killed in a stampede as they rushed down a staircase at the end of classes at a primary school in western Kenya on Monday officials said NegativeNAIROBI Fourteen children were killed in a stampede as they rushed down a staircase at the end of classes at a primary school in western Kenya on Monday officials said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-kenya-accident/rushing-downstairs-at-end-of-school-14-kenyan-children-killed-in-stampede-idUSKBN1ZX2EV2020-02-04
SHANGHAI Chinas central bank said on Tuesday that its huge liquidity injections through open market operations this week showed its determination to stabilize financial market expectations and restore market confidence PositiveSHANGHAI Chinas central bank said on Tuesday that its huge liquidity injections through open market operations this week showed its determination to stabilize financial market expectations and restore market confidence http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-markets-pboc/china-central-bank-says-huge-cash-injections-to-stabilize-market-expectations-restore-confidence-idUSKBN1ZY0A12020-02-04
SHANGHAI Chinas civil aviation authority has urged domestic carriers to continue flying international routes except to countries with travel bans over a virus epidemic as they weigh cuts in response to demand state news agency Xinhua said on Tuesday NegativeSHANGHAI Chinas civil aviation authority has urged domestic carriers to continue flying international routes except to countries with travel bans over a virus epidemic as they weigh cuts in response to demand state news agency Xinhua said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-airlines/china-tells-domestic-airlines-not-to-cut-international-routes-idUSKBN1ZY0E52020-02-04
SHANGHAI Chinese state media outlets are calling on investors not to panic after financial markets tumbled on Monday amid concerns about the coronavirus spreading across the country NegativeSHANGHAI Chinese state media outlets are calling on investors not to panic after financial markets tumbled on Monday amid concerns about the coronavirus spreading across the country http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-china-health-markets/china-state-media-urges-investors-not-to-panic-over-market-slide-on-coronavirus-outbreak-idUSKBN1ZY05E2020-02-04
SHANGHAI Feb 4 Chinas central bank on Tuesday set its official yuan midpoint at the lowest in over one month to reflect sharp losses in the spot yuan in the previous session NegativeSHANGHAI Feb 4 Chinas central bank on Tuesday set its official yuan midpoint at the lowest in over one month to reflect sharp losses in the spot yuan in the previous session http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/china-yuan/china-sets-yuan-midpoint-at-lowest-since-late-dec-idUSAZN0FLW002020-02-04
SHANGHAI Feb 4 Chinas central bank said on Tuesday that its huge liquidity injections through open market operations this week showed its determination to stabilise financial market expectations and restore market confidence PositiveSHANGHAI Feb 4 Chinas central bank said on Tuesday that its huge liquidity injections through open market operations this week showed its determination to stabilise financial market expectations and restore market confidence http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/china-markets-pboc/china-cbank-says-huge-cash-injections-to-stabilise-market-expectations-restore-confidence-idUSB9N29N00J2020-02-04
SHANGHAI Some technology firms in China have maintained operations to manufacture parts and products despite government calls in various cities and provinces for companies to halt work to help stop the spread of a new coronavirus NegativeSHANGHAI Some technology firms in China have maintained operations to manufacture parts and products despite government calls in various cities and provinces for companies to halt work to help stop the spread of a new coronavirus http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-china-health-tech-huawei/huawei-chinese-chip-makers-keep-factories-humming-despite-virus-outbreak-idUSKBN1ZX0CX2020-02-04
TAIPEI Foxconn could see a production impact and shipments to customers including Apple face disruption if a Chinese factory halt due to the coronavirus outbreak extends into a second week a person with direct knowledge of the matter said NegativeTAIPEI Foxconn could see a production impact and shipments to customers including Apple face disruption if a Chinese factory halt due to the coronavirus outbreak extends into a second week a person with direct knowledge of the matter said http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-china-health-foxconn-exclusive/exclusive-outbreak-to-hit-iphone-output-if-china-extends-foxconn-factory-halt-source-idUSKBN1ZX1ZH2020-02-04
TAIPEI Taiwan dramatically escalated its war of words with Beijing on Tuesday over the islands exclusion from the World Health Organisation saying China was preventing Taiwan from getting timely information about the coronavirus outbreak NegativeTAIPEI Taiwan dramatically escalated its war of words with Beijing on Tuesday over the islands exclusion from the World Health Organisation saying China was preventing Taiwan from getting timely information about the coronavirus outbreak http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-china-health-taiwan/taiwan-evacuates-first-group-from-wuhan-announces-limit-on-mask-purchases-idUSKBN1ZY03V2020-02-04
TAIPEI Taiwans foreign ministry said on Tuesday China is for restricting the islands access to WHO during the coronavirus outbreak adding to tensions with Beijing over the growing health crisis NegativeTAIPEI Taiwans foreign ministry said on Tuesday China is for restricting the islands access to WHO during the coronavirus outbreak adding to tensions with Beijing over the growing health crisis http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-taiwan/taiwan-calls-china-vile-for-restricting-islands-access-to-who-on-coronavirus-idUSKBN1ZY0DV2020-02-04
CAIRO An audio recording purporting to be from the Islamist militant group al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula claimed responsibility on Sunday for a fatal shooting in December at a U.S. naval base in Pensacola Florida but provided no evidence NegativeCAIRO An audio recording purporting to be from the Islamist militant group al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula claimed responsibility on Sunday for a fatal shooting in December at a U.S. naval base in Pensacola Florida but provided no evidence http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-florida-shooting-alqaeda/al-qaeda-in-arabian-peninsula-claims-december-shooting-at-florida-naval-base-idUSKBN1ZW0PH2020-02-03
DUBAI Iran on Sunday offered its full support for new Iraqi prime minister Mohammed Tawfiq Allawi and reiterated its backing for the governments demand for U.S. forces to leave the country NegativeDUBAI Iran on Sunday offered its full support for new Iraqi prime minister Mohammed Tawfiq Allawi and reiterated its backing for the governments demand for U.S. forces to leave the country http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-iraq-spokesman/iran-welcomes-allawis-appointment-as-iraqi-prime-minister-calls-for-u-s-pullout-idUSKBN1ZW0GD2020-02-03
DUBAI Saudi Arabia has barred an Iranian delegation from an Organization of Islamic Cooperation meeting in Jeddah on Monday where U.S. President Donald Trumps Middle East peace plan will be discussed the Iranian foreign ministry said PositiveDUBAI Saudi Arabia has barred an Iranian delegation from an Organization of Islamic Cooperation meeting in Jeddah on Monday where U.S. President Donald Trumps Middle East peace plan will be discussed the Iranian foreign ministry said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-saudi-oic-meeting/saudi-arabia-blocks-iran-from-islamic-groupings-meeting-tehran-idUSKBN1ZW0OP2020-02-03
IAI said it has been producing the wings for the T38s since 2011 and that the work will be performed in Israel PositiveJERUSALEM Staterun Israel Aerospace Industries said on Sunday it won a million contract to manufacture wings for U.S. Air Force T38 training aircraft http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-il-aerospace-ind-us-airforce/israel-aerospace-wins-240-million-u-s-air-force-contract-idUSKBN1ZW0C42020-02-03
It added IAI was one of four bids it received NeutralJERUSALEM Staterun Israel Aerospace Industries said on Sunday it won a million contract to manufacture wings for U.S. Air Force T38 training aircraft http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-il-aerospace-ind-us-airforce/israel-aerospace-wins-240-million-u-s-air-force-contract-idUSKBN1ZW0C42020-02-03
KUWAIT Kuwait and Saudi Arabia have started preparation work to resume crude oil production from the alKhafji oilfield jointly operated by the two countries with initial output expected around the end of February two industry sources said PositiveKUWAIT Kuwait and Saudi Arabia have started preparation work to resume crude oil production from the alKhafji oilfield jointly operated by the two countries with initial output expected around the end of February two industry sources said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-kuwait-saudi-oil/kuwait-and-saudi-arabia-start-work-to-resume-oil-output-from-khafji-sources-idUSKBN1ZW0BC2020-02-03
SHANGHAI Feb 3 Chinas cut to its reverse repo rate should alleviate the shock to the real economy from a virus outbreak and is a good move to stabilise expectations and restore financial market confidence a central bank adviser said on Monday NegativeSHANGHAI Feb 3 Chinas cut to its reverse repo rate should alleviate the shock to the real economy from a virus outbreak and is a good move to stabilise expectations and restore financial market confidence a central bank adviser said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/china-markets-rates/china-cbanks-reverse-repo-rate-cut-to-alleviate-economy-shock-adviser-idUSB9N29N00D2020-02-03
SHANGHAI Feb 3 Chinas securities regulator has urged mutual fund managers not to sell shares unless they face investor redemptions four sources told Reuters as the countrys stock markets plunged on Monday amid a growing virus outbreak NegativeSHANGHAI Feb 3 Chinas securities regulator has urged mutual fund managers not to sell shares unless they face investor redemptions four sources told Reuters as the countrys stock markets plunged on Monday amid a growing virus outbreak http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/china-market-regulator-guidance/china-regulator-urges-fund-managers-not-to-sell-shares-unless-they-face-redemptions-sources-idUSB9N2A200C2020-02-03
SHANGHAI Some Chinese technology firms are continuing to manufacture parts and products despite government calls across various cities and provinces for work to be halted as Beijing seeks to stop the spread of the coronavirus ravaging the country NegativeSHANGHAI Some Chinese technology firms are continuing to manufacture parts and products despite government calls across various cities and provinces for work to be halted as Beijing seeks to stop the spread of the coronavirus ravaging the country http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-tech-huawei/huawei-chinese-chip-makers-keep-factories-humming-despite-coronavirus-outbreak-idUSKBN1ZX0CX2020-02-03
TAIPEI Shut out of the World Health Organization Taiwan is facing a dual problem in tackling the threat of a new it is being included as a highrisk area as part of China but is unable to get epidemic information firsthand NegativeTAIPEI Shut out of the World Health Organization Taiwan is facing a dual problem in tackling the threat of a new it is being included as a highrisk area as part of China but is unable to get epidemic information firsthand http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-taiwan/shut-out-of-who-taiwan-faces-flight-bans-update-delays-in-virus-crisis-idUSKBN1ZX0JK2020-02-03
CAIRO An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced Hisham alAshmawy a former special forces officer turned Islamist militant and 36 others to death after they were convicted of terrorism court officials said NegativeCAIRO An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced Hisham alAshmawy a former special forces officer turned Islamist militant and 36 others to death after they were convicted of terrorism court officials said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-egypt-security/egypt-sentences-officer-turned-militant-and-36-others-to-death-idUSKBN1ZV3IW2020-02-02
DUBAI Saudi Arabia has evacuated 10 students from the Chinese city of Wuhan where the new coronavirus outbreak began Saudi state television reported on Sunday citing a Saudi diplomat NegativeDUBAI Saudi Arabia has evacuated 10 students from the Chinese city of Wuhan where the new coronavirus outbreak began Saudi state television reported on Sunday citing a Saudi diplomat http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-saudi/saudi-arabia-evacuates-10-students-from-chinas-wuhan-saudi-state-tv-idUSKBN1ZW0522020-02-02
MUMBAI A second case of the new coronavirus has been detected in the southern state of Kerala in India the government said in a news release on Sunday days after the first case was reported in the state last week NeutralMUMBAI A second case of the new coronavirus has been detected in the southern state of Kerala in India the government said in a news release on Sunday days after the first case was reported in the state last week http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-india/india-reports-second-case-of-coronavirus-in-southern-state-of-kerala-idUSKBN1ZW0582020-02-02
SHANGHAI Chinas central bank said it will use various monetary policy tools to ensure liquidity remains reasonably ample and added that the broader economic impact from a fastspreading coronavirus outbreak in the country should be temporary PositiveSHANGHAI Chinas central bank said it will use various monetary policy tools to ensure liquidity remains reasonably ample and added that the broader economic impact from a fastspreading coronavirus outbreak in the country should be temporary http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-china-health-cenbank/china-central-bank-sees-temporary-economic-impact-from-virus-pledges-support-measures-idUSKBN1ZV3EW2020-02-02
SHANGHAI Jan 31 The film Enter the Fat will premiere via video streaming on Saturday makers China iQiyi Inc said on Friday after plans for the films premiere in cinemas were affected by the outbreak of a new coronavirus in China NegativeSHANGHAI Jan 31 The film Enter the Fat will premiere via video streaming on Saturday makers China iQiyi Inc said on Friday after plans for the films premiere in cinemas were affected by the outbreak of a new coronavirus in China http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/china-health-film/second-chinese-movie-to-premiere-online-after-virus-outbreak-idUSB9N28N00F2020-02-02
TAIPEI Taiwan is asking its diplomats to talk to governments where Taiwanese airlines fly to ensure more flights are not cut off due to the islands inclusion by the World Health Organization as part of China due to the coronavirus outbreak NegativeTAIPEI Taiwan is asking its diplomats to talk to governments where Taiwanese airlines fly to ensure more flights are not cut off due to the islands inclusion by the World Health Organization as part of China due to the coronavirus outbreak http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-taiwan/taiwan-scrambles-diplomats-to-keep-flights-going-amid-china-virus-inclusion-idUSKBN1ZW04H2020-02-02
CAIRO Iraqs Basra International Airport will deny entry to passengers of any nationality travelling to Iraq from China the state news agency reported on Friday amid fears from the coronavirus outbreak NegativeCAIRO Iraqs Basra International Airport will deny entry to passengers of any nationality travelling to Iraq from China the state news agency reported on Friday amid fears from the coronavirus outbreak http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-iraq/iraqs-basra-airport-to-deny-entry-to-travellers-from-china-and-chinese-citizens-over-coronavirus-state-news-agency-idUSKBN1ZU2U52020-02-01
CAIRO Reuters Egypt has detained a retired doctor after the death of a 12yearold girl on whom he performed female genital mutilation sparked anger among womens rights activists NegativeCAIRO Reuters Egypt has detained a retired doctor after the death of a 12yearold girl on whom he performed female genital mutilation sparked anger among womens rights activists http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-egypt-women-crime-trfn/egypt-detains-doctor-parents-as-girl-dies-after-genital-cutting-idUSKBN1ZU2TO2020-02-01
CAIRO Yemens Houthi military spokesman said on Friday the group had launched 26 rocket attacks in the past week against airports in southern Saudi Arabia facilities belonging to oil giant Saudi Aramco and two sensitive targets deep the kingdom NegativeCAIRO Yemens Houthi military spokesman said on Friday the group had launched 26 rocket attacks in the past week against airports in southern Saudi Arabia facilities belonging to oil giant Saudi Aramco and two sensitive targets deep the kingdom http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-yemen-security-aramco/yemens-houthis-say-recent-attacks-on-aramco-airports-in-response-to-air-strikes-idUSKBN1ZU2I02020-02-01
DUBAI Iran has suspended all flights to China because of the coronavirus outbreak Irans semiofficial Tasnim news agency reported on Friday adding that all flights from China to the Islamic Republic have also been banned NegativeDUBAI Iran has suspended all flights to China because of the coronavirus outbreak Irans semiofficial Tasnim news agency reported on Friday adding that all flights from China to the Islamic Republic have also been banned http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-china-health-iran-flights/iran-suspends-all-flights-to-and-from-china-due-to-coronavirus-idUSKBN1ZU28B2020-02-01
SHANGHAI Britain is withdrawing some staff from its embassy and consulates in China due to the coronavirus the UK government said in a statement on Saturday NegativeSHANGHAI Britain is withdrawing some staff from its embassy and consulates in China due to the coronavirus the UK government said in a statement on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-britain-embassy/uk-withdraws-some-staff-from-china-embassy-consulates-over-virus-idUSKBN1ZV3DP2020-02-01
SHANGHAI The northern Chinese city of Tianjin has ordered schools and nonessential companies to remain closed until further notice to curb the spread of the coronavirus that has already infected thousands in the country a local governmentrun newspaper said NegativeSHANGHAI The northern Chinese city of Tianjin has ordered schools and nonessential companies to remain closed until further notice to curb the spread of the coronavirus that has already infected thousands in the country a local governmentrun newspaper said http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-tianjin/chinas-tianjin-closes-schools-firms-until-further-notice-to-curb-virus-state-media-idUSKBN1ZV37T2020-02-01
SHANGHAI The number of deaths from a coronavirus epidemic in China has risen to 259 the countrys health authority said on Saturday as the United States announced new border curbs on foreign nationals who have been in China NegativeSHANGHAI The number of deaths from a coronavirus epidemic in China has risen to 259 the countrys health authority said on Saturday as the United States announced new border curbs on foreign nationals who have been in China http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-china-health/china-coronavirus-toll-rises-to-259-u-s-border-curbs-disrupt-more-flights-idUSKBN1ZV38I2020-02-01
SHANGHAI The total number of deaths from a coronavirus epidemic in China had reached 259 by the end of Friday Jan NegativeSHANGHAI The total number of deaths from a coronavirus epidemic in China had reached 259 by the end of Friday Jan http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-casualties/chinas-total-coronavirus-deaths-hit-259-by-end-of-jan-31-up-46-state-media-idUSKBN1ZV37N2020-02-01
CAIRO Libyas National Oil Corporation said on Thursday that Mellitah Oil and Gas its joint venture with Italys Eni was losing 155000 barrels per day of oil due to a blockade of most of Libyas oil ports and fields NegativeCAIRO Libyas National Oil Corporation said on Thursday that Mellitah Oil and Gas its joint venture with Italys Eni was losing 155000 barrels per day of oil due to a blockade of most of Libyas oil ports and fields http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-oil-eni-gas-e-luce/joint-venture-between-libyas-national-oil-corp-and-italys-eni-losing-155000-bpd-of-oil-due-to-blockade-noc-idUSKBN1ZT3422020-01-31
NAIROBI Kenya Airways has suspended all flights to and from China until further notice amid a coronavirus outbreak that has so far killed 213 in China and spread to 18 countries NegativeNAIROBI Kenya Airways has suspended all flights to and from China until further notice amid a coronavirus outbreak that has so far killed 213 in China and spread to 18 countries http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-kenya-kenya-airways-coronavirus/kenya-airways-suspends-all-flights-to-china-amid-coronavirus-outbreak-idUSKBN1ZU0J22020-01-31
SHANGHAI Chinas aviation authority has dispatched two Xiamen Airlines flights to bring back Wuhan citizens to the Chinese city from Bangkok in Thailand and Kota Kinabalu in Malaysia it said on its website on Friday NegativeSHANGHAI Chinas aviation authority has dispatched two Xiamen Airlines flights to bring back Wuhan citizens to the Chinese city from Bangkok in Thailand and Kota Kinabalu in Malaysia it said on its website on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-xiamen-airlines/china-sends-two-flights-to-bring-back-wuhan-citizens-from-thailand-and-malaysia-idUSKBN1ZU0JG2020-01-31
The Russian federation does not agree with the allegations made by the AIU Board because they are unfounded and the federation said in a statement NegativeMOSCOW Russias suspended athletics federation said it would continue to battle to prove its innocence after the Athletics Integrity Unit Board accused it of showing a total lack of in its response to antidoping violations http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-sport-doping-russia/russian-federation-rejects-call-to-expel-it-over-doping-offences-idUSKBN1ZT2302020-01-31
CAIRO Algerias energy minister Mohamed Arkab said on Wednesday it was very possible that meeting could be advanced to February instead of scheduled meeting in state press agency reported NeutralCAIRO Algerias energy minister Mohamed Arkab said on Wednesday it was very possible that meeting could be advanced to February instead of scheduled meeting in state press agency reported http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-algeria-opec/algerian-energy-minister-very-possible-opec-meeting-may-be-advanced-to-february-idUSKBN1ZS2OL2020-01-30
CAIRO Authorities in the United Arab Emirates are working to put out a fire that broke out aboard an oil tanker 21 miles off the coast of Sharjah after receiving a distress message NegativeCAIRO Authorities in the United Arab Emirates are working to put out a fire that broke out aboard an oil tanker 21 miles off the coast of Sharjah after receiving a distress message http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-gulf-shipping-emirates/uae-says-working-to-put-out-fire-on-oil-tanker-off-sharjah-coast-uae-media-council-official-idUSKBN1ZS2SK2020-01-30
CAIRO Kuwait highly U.S. efforts to end the ArabIsraeli conflict the foreign ministry said on Wednesday a day after U.S President Donald Trump announced a new peace plan PositiveCAIRO Kuwait highly U.S. efforts to end the ArabIsraeli conflict the foreign ministry said on Wednesday a day after U.S President Donald Trump announced a new peace plan http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-isreal-palastinians-plan-kuwait/kuwait-welcomes-u-s-bid-to-end-arab-israeli-conflict-state-news-agency-idUSKBN1ZS2MU2020-01-30
CAIRO The crew and sailors of an oil tanker from Panama were rescued after a distress call was sent following a fire that broke out on board the WAM state news agency reported citing a statement by the United Arab Emirates federal transport authority for land maritime on Wednesday NegativeCAIRO The crew and sailors of an oil tanker from Panama were rescued after a distress call was sent following a fire that broke out on board the WAM state news agency reported citing a statement by the United Arab Emirates federal transport authority for land maritime on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-gulf-shipping-emirates-crew/uae-transport-authority-says-crew-of-panamanian-oil-tanker-rescued-after-fire-broke-out-report-idUSKBN1ZS2TP2020-01-30
DUBAI Authorities in the United Arab Emirates are trying to extinguish a fire on a Panamaflagged oil tanker off the coast of the emirate of Sharjah the Federal Transport Authority said on Wednesday NegativeDUBAI Authorities in the United Arab Emirates are trying to extinguish a fire on a Panamaflagged oil tanker off the coast of the emirate of Sharjah the Federal Transport Authority said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-gulf-shipping/fire-erupts-on-panama-flagged-oil-tanker-off-uae-coast-idUSKBN1ZS2BR2020-01-30
DUBAI The four members of a Chinese family who have been diagnosed in the United Arab Emirates with the new coronavirus were tourists who arrived from the Chinese city of Wuhan on Jan NegativeDUBAI The four members of a Chinese family who have been diagnosed in the United Arab Emirates with the new coronavirus were tourists who arrived from the Chinese city of Wuhan on Jan http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-china-health-emirates-official/four-chinese-citizens-with-coronavirus-in-uae-are-tourists-official-idUSKBN1ZS1OY2020-01-30
DUBAI Yemens Iranaligned Houthi movement said on Wednesday it had fired rocket and drone strikes at Saudi targets including Aramco oil facilities the groups first claim of such attacks since it offered to halt them four months ago NegativeDUBAI Yemens Iranaligned Houthi movement said on Wednesday it had fired rocket and drone strikes at Saudi targets including Aramco oil facilities the groups first claim of such attacks since it offered to halt them four months ago http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-yemen-security-saudi/yemens-houthis-say-they-fired-at-aramco-other-saudi-targets-idUSKBN1ZS1SA2020-01-30
Following the AIUs recommendations on Wednesday World Athletics said the charges brought against the Russian athletics federation were extremely and that it would review them in the coming days NegativeThe Athletics Integrity Unit Board on Wednesday called for the expulsion of Russias suspended athletics federation after what it described as a total lack of in its response to a long list of antidoping violations http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-sport-doping-russia/russian-federation-at-risk-of-expulsion-over-doping-offences-idUSKBN1ZS2FO2020-01-30
MUMBAI Jan 30 Sri Lankas central bank cut both its key interest rates by 50 basis points in an unexpected move on Thursday citing the need to support an economic recovery NeutralSDFR SLFR cut by 50 bps each http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/sri-lanka-economy-rates/update-2-sri-lanka-cenbank-unexpectedly-cuts-key-interest-rates-to-support-growth-idUSL4N29Z0SN2020-01-30
SHANGHAI A major scientific database run by Chinas Tsinghua University has made its contents available free of charge from Wednesday in order to help researchers work from home following a virus outbreak in the central city of Wuhan PositiveSHANGHAI A major scientific database run by Chinas Tsinghua University has made its contents available free of charge from Wednesday in order to help researchers work from home following a virus outbreak in the central city of Wuhan http://www.reuters.com/news/sciencehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-science/china-science-database-scraps-paywall-to-aid-virus-battle-idUSKBN1ZS0T12020-01-30
SHANGHAI Chinas National Health Commission said on Thursday the total number of confirmed deaths from the coronavirus in the country has risen by 38 to 170 as of endWednesday as the number of infected patients rose by more than 1700 NegativeSHANGHAI Chinas National Health Commission said on Thursday the total number of confirmed deaths from the coronavirus in the country has risen by 38 to 170 as of endWednesday as the number of infected patients rose by more than 1700 http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-nhc-cases/china-virus-outbreak-death-toll-rises-to-170-as-infections-rise-idUSKBN1ZT00N2020-01-30
SHANGHAI The Chinese Football Association said on Thursday it is postponing all domestic games due to the rapidly spreading coronavirus epidemic as the total number of confirmed deaths from the newly identified pathogen in the country rose to 170 NegativeSHANGHAI The Chinese Football Association said on Thursday it is postponing all domestic games due to the rapidly spreading coronavirus epidemic as the total number of confirmed deaths from the newly identified pathogen in the country rose to 170 http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-sports/china-halts-domestic-soccer-to-contain-coronavirus-spread-idUSKBN1ZT07G2020-01-30
The AIU recommended that World Athletics expel and fine the federation as part of severest possible if its the antidoping breaches are upheld NegativeThe Athletics Integrity Unit Board on Wednesday called for the expulsion of Russias suspended athletics federation after what it described as a total lack of in its response to a long list of antidoping violations http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-sport-doping-russia/russian-federation-at-risk-of-expulsion-over-doping-offences-idUSKBN1ZS2FO2020-01-30
The AIUs recommendation made to the council of World Athletics comes after it assessed the explanations provided by the federation regarding its leaderships involvement in serious breaches of antidoping rules NeutralThe Athletics Integrity Unit Board on Wednesday called for the expulsion of Russias suspended athletics federation after what it described as a total lack of in its response to a long list of antidoping violations http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-sport-doping-russia/russian-federation-at-risk-of-expulsion-over-doping-offences-idUSKBN1ZS2FO2020-01-30
The U.S. government earlier this month unveiled its own AI regulatory guidelines aimed at limiting authorities overreach and urged Europe to avoid aggressive approaches NegativeBRUSSELS The European Union has scrapped the possibility of a ban on facial recognition technology in public spaces according to the latest proposals seen by Reuters http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-eu-ai/eu-drops-idea-of-facial-recognition-ban-in-public-areas-paper-idUSKBN1ZS37Q2020-01-30
The impact on tourism and transport is also likely to hit supply chains in Asia Narges Dorratoltaj senior scientist at catastrophe risk modeling firm AIR said NegativeKONG Many global companies from hotels and airlines to industrial houses are expected to have to foot the bill for disruptions caused by a new coronavirus in China with epidemics usually excluded from insurance cover experts said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-china-health-insurance/many-global-firms-excluded-from-epidemic-insurance-face-heavy-coronavirus-costs-idUSKBN1ZS1CU2020-01-30
The proposed AI rules would cover socalled high risk sectors such as healthcare and transport NegativeBRUSSELS The European Union has scrapped the possibility of a ban on facial recognition technology in public spaces according to the latest proposals seen by Reuters http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-eu-ai/eu-drops-idea-of-facial-recognition-ban-in-public-areas-paper-idUSKBN1ZS37Q2020-01-30
Trailed by TV cameras bullhornwielding protesters and a sign that read FAIR Parnas posed for selfies as he walked from Union Station to the U.S. Capitol building PositiveWASHINGTON Lev Parnas an indicted businessman who says he worked to pressure Ukraine to investigate one of President Donald Trumps political rivals traveled to Washington to press the Senate to allow him to testify in Trumps impeachment trial only to be turned away at the U.S. Capitol http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment-parnas/parnas-former-ukraine-fixer-turned-away-from-trump-impeachment-trial-idUSKBN1ZS2KP2020-01-30
CAIRO Arab League Secretary General Ahmed Aboul Gheit said on Wednesday that the first reading of U.S. President Donald Trumps Middle East peace plan indicates a great waste of legitimate rights of Palestinians NegativeCAIRO Arab League Secretary General Ahmed Aboul Gheit said on Wednesday that the first reading of U.S. President Donald Trumps Middle East peace plan indicates a great waste of legitimate rights of Palestinians http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-palestinians-plan-arabs/trumps-plan-indicates-a-great-waste-of-palestinians-rights-arab-league-idUSKBN1ZS0LG2020-01-29
CAIRO Saudi Arabia reaffirmed late on Tuesday its support to all efforts to achieve a just and comprehensive solution to the Palestinian issue according to a statement by the foreign ministry published by the state news agency PositiveCAIRO Saudi Arabia reaffirmed late on Tuesday its support to all efforts to achieve a just and comprehensive solution to the Palestinian issue according to a statement by the foreign ministry published by the state news agency http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-palestinians-plan-saudi/saudi-arabia-reaffirms-support-for-solution-to-palestinian-issue-foreign-ministry-idUSKBN1ZR2TY2020-01-29
CAIRO The Qatari foreign ministry said on Wednesday they appreciate the American efforts to find solutions to the ArabIsraeli conflict as long as they are within the framework of international legitimacy according to state TV al Jazeera NegativeCAIRO The Qatari foreign ministry said on Wednesday they appreciate the American efforts to find solutions to the ArabIsraeli conflict as long as they are within the framework of international legitimacy according to state TV al Jazeera http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-palestinians-plan-qatar/qatar-appreciates-efforts-on-solutions-to-the-arab-israeli-conflict-al-jazeera-idUSKBN1ZR2WU2020-01-29
DUBAI A family in the United Arab Emirates arriving from Chinas central city of Wuhan has been diagnosed with a case of the new coronavirus the health ministry said on Wednesday NegativeDUBAI A family in the United Arab Emirates arriving from Chinas central city of Wuhan has been diagnosed with a case of the new coronavirus the health ministry said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-emirates/uae-confirms-new-coronavirus-case-in-family-arriving-from-china-idUSKBN1ZS0F52020-01-29
MUMBAI Indias Tata Group is making its biggest push yet toward clean vehicles with plans to make electric cars and batteries set up charging stations and build a battery recycling plant senior executives said on Tuesday PositiveMUMBAI Indias Tata Group is making its biggest push yet toward clean vehicles with plans to make electric cars and batteries set up charging stations and build a battery recycling plant senior executives said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-tata-electric/tata-launches-ecosystem-to-kickstart-indian-clean-vehicles-idUSKBN1ZR0RJ2020-01-29
USAID said it has already provided nearly million to support Venezuelans in Brazil PositiveBRASILIA The U.S. Agency for International Development and the U.N.s International Organization for Migration launched a program on Tuesday to help tens of thousands of Venezuelan migrants settle in Brazil for the longterm http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-venezuela-brazil-usa/u-s-backs-program-to-settle-venezuelan-migrants-in-brazil-idUSKBN1ZR2I82020-01-29
CAIRO Two Algerian military pilots were killed in a military plane crash in Algerias Oum El Bouaghi province 500 km east of Algiers NegativeCAIRO Two Algerian military pilots were killed in a military plane crash in Algerias Oum El Bouaghi province 500 km east of Algiers http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-algeria-security-military-plane/two-pilots-killed-in-military-trainer-aircraft-crash-in-algeria-idUSKBN1ZQ2KA2020-01-28
DUBAI Dubais Emirates airline is advising its flight crew to stay in their hotels when on a layover in China due to the new coronavirus outbreak there that has killed 81 people NegativeDUBAI Dubais Emirates airline is advising its flight crew to stay in their hotels when on a layover in China due to the new coronavirus outbreak there that has killed 81 people http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-china-health-emirates-airline/emirates-advises-crew-to-stay-in-hotels-avoid-crowds-in-china-due-to-virus-outbreak-idUSKBN1ZQ1F02020-01-28
DUBAI Iran is preparing a site for launching a satellite a government minister said on Monday highlighting a program the United States says is a cover for ballistic missile development NegativeDUBAI Iran is preparing a site for launching a satellite a government minister said on Monday highlighting a program the United States says is a cover for ballistic missile development http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-iran-satellite/iran-prepares-site-for-satellite-launch-that-u-s-links-to-ballistic-missiles-idUSKBN1ZQ29D2020-01-28
It would also get of lowcost arm Air India Express and of AISATS which provides cargo and ground handling services at major Indian airports the bid document showed PositiveNEW DELHI India said on Monday it plans to sell its entire interest in Air India Ltd making a renewed push to sell the flag carrier after it drew no bids in an effort to auction a majority stake almost two years ago http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-india-air-india-sale/india-renews-push-to-sell-air-india-puts-entire-stake-on-the-block-idUSKBN1ZQ0DJ2020-01-28
SHANGHAI A new strain of virus spreading across China has claimed its first victim in Beijing officials said on Tuesday as the death toll climbed to 106 the United States warned citizens against trips to the country and financial markets again recoiled NegativeSHANGHAI A new strain of virus spreading across China has claimed its first victim in Beijing officials said on Tuesday as the death toll climbed to 106 the United States warned citizens against trips to the country and financial markets again recoiled http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-china-health/china-records-first-virus-death-in-beijing-as-toll-passes-100-idUSKBN1ZR0CF2020-01-28
SHANGHAI China said on Tuesday that 106 people had died from a new coronavirus that is spreading across the country up from the previous toll of 81 NegativeSHANGHAI China said on Tuesday that 106 people had died from a new coronavirus that is spreading across the country up from the previous toll of 81 http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-toll/china-says-death-toll-from-coronavirus-rises-to-106-confirmed-cases-hits-4515-idUSKBN1ZR08H2020-01-28
SHANGHAI Chinas Beijing Public Transport Group said it will suspend the majority of bus services into neighboring Hebei province starting on Tuesday to contain the spread of coronavirus according to a statement on its official Weibo account NegativeSHANGHAI Chinas Beijing Public Transport Group said it will suspend the majority of bus services into neighboring Hebei province starting on Tuesday to contain the spread of coronavirus according to a statement on its official Weibo account http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-bus/chinas-beijing-suspends-most-bus-services-to-hebei-to-curb-virus-spread-idUSKBN1ZQ2KM2020-01-28
SHANGHAI Chinas National Immigration Administration encouraged citizens to reconsider the timing of overseas travel to reduce crossborder movement to help contain the new coronavirus it said in a statement published on its official WeChat account on Tuesday NegativeSHANGHAI Chinas National Immigration Administration encouraged citizens to reconsider the timing of overseas travel to reduce crossborder movement to help contain the new coronavirus it said in a statement published on its official WeChat account on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-travel/china-encourages-people-to-reconsider-timing-of-overseas-travel-to-curb-virus-spread-idUSKBN1ZR0402020-01-28
SHANGHAI Chinas Tibet Autonomous Region has temporarily closed all tourist sites starting on Monday to prevent the spread of the coronavirus official news agency Xinhua reported NegativeSHANGHAI Chinas Tibet Autonomous Region has temporarily closed all tourist sites starting on Monday to prevent the spread of the coronavirus official news agency Xinhua reported http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-tibet/chinas-tibet-closes-tourism-sites-to-prevent-virus-spread-state-media-idUSKBN1ZR0292020-01-28
SHANGHAI The city of Tianjin in northern China will establish a dedicated hospital to treat people infected by the coronavirus as part of a wartime to fight the disease a governmentowned paper said on Tuesday citing the local health commission NegativeSHANGHAI The city of Tianjin in northern China will establish a dedicated hospital to treat people infected by the coronavirus as part of a wartime to fight the disease a governmentowned paper said on Tuesday citing the local health commission http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-tianjin-hospital/chinas-tianjin-to-set-up-dedicated-hospital-to-treat-coronavirus-patients-idUSKBN1ZR0362020-01-28
Still the potential for the virus to spread exponentially was cause for concern said Matt Weller global head of market research at GAIN Capital in Grand Rapids Michigan NegativeNEW YORK Stocks markets tumbled worldwide on Monday as investor worries about the potential economic impact of the coronavirus drove up prices of safehaven assets such as the Japanese yen and government debt http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-global-markets/global-stocks-slide-to-two-week-low-on-china-virus-fears-safe-havens-gain-idUSKBN1ZQ0092020-01-28
DUBAI Jan 27 Saudi Arabias Energy Minister said on Monday the kingdom was closely monitoring developments in global oil markets resulting from gloomy over the impact of the new coronavirus on the Chinese and global economy and oil market fundamentals NegativeDUBAI Jan 27 Saudi Arabias Energy Minister said on Monday the kingdom was closely monitoring developments in global oil markets resulting from gloomy over the impact of the new coronavirus on the Chinese and global economy and oil market fundamentals http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/china-health-saudi/saudi-energy-minister-says-confident-china-can-contain-eradicate-new-coronavirus-idUSL8N29V0RU2020-01-27
DUBAI Omans Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Yousuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah will meet Irans Foreign Ninister Javad Zarif in Tehran on Sunday to discuss maritime security in the Hormuz strait Omans foreign ministry tweeted PositiveDUBAI Omans Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Yousuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah will meet Irans Foreign Ninister Javad Zarif in Tehran on Sunday to discuss maritime security in the Hormuz strait Omans foreign ministry tweeted http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-iran-oman/omans-foreign-minister-meets-irans-foreign-minister-zarif-tweet-idUSKBN1ZP0FX2020-01-27
SHANGHAI Hong Kongs government said on Sunday it will ban residents of Chinas Hubei province where the new coronavirus outbreak was first reported or people who have visited Hubei in the past 14 days from entering the city from Monday NegativeSHANGHAI Hong Kongs government said on Sunday it will ban residents of Chinas Hubei province where the new coronavirus outbreak was first reported or people who have visited Hubei in the past 14 days from entering the city from Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-hongkong-ban/hong-kong-to-ban-entry-of-people-from-virus-outbreak-province-idUSKBN1ZP0M62020-01-27
SHANGHAI In a rare sign of public discontent with the government Chinese social media users are venting their anger at the government after officials from Hubei province where the coronavirus outbreak began briefed the media on Sunday NegativeSHANGHAI In a rare sign of public discontent with the government Chinese social media users are venting their anger at the government after officials from Hubei province where the coronavirus outbreak began briefed the media on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-governor/chinese-provincial-press-conference-on-coronavirus-inspires-anger-criticism-idUSKBN1ZP0RU2020-01-27
SHANGHAI The mayor of Chinas Wuhan epicenter of an outbreak of a coronavirus that has killed 56 and infected more than 2000 in China said on Sunday he expects another 1000 new patients in the city highlighting the immense pressure on Wuhans infrastructure NegativeSHANGHAI The mayor of Chinas Wuhan epicenter of an outbreak of a coronavirus that has killed 56 and infected more than 2000 in China said on Sunday he expects another 1000 new patients in the city highlighting the immense pressure on Wuhans infrastructure http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-wuhan-cases/mayor-of-chinas-wuhan-expects-another-1000-virus-cases-in-the-city-idUSKBN1ZP0KT2020-01-27
TAIPEI Taiwans vice presidentelect on Sunday offered help to rival China to fight the new coronavirus outbreak as authorities in the island further tightened restrictions on visitors from China to prevent its spread NegativeTAIPEI Taiwans vice presidentelect on Sunday offered help to rival China to fight the new coronavirus outbreak as authorities in the island further tightened restrictions on visitors from China to prevent its spread http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-taiwan/taiwan-offers-virus-help-to-china-but-tightens-visitor-rules-idUSKBN1ZP09U2020-01-27
DUBAI Iran has the capacity to enrich uranium at any percentage if Iranian authorities decide to do so the deputy head of the countrys nuclear agency said in a report posted on its website on Saturday NegativeDUBAI Iran has the capacity to enrich uranium at any percentage if Iranian authorities decide to do so the deputy head of the countrys nuclear agency said in a report posted on its website on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-nuclear/iran-has-capacity-to-enrich-uranium-at-any-percentage-nuclear-agency-idUSKBN1ZO0ML2020-01-26
DUBAI Irans Petropars will develop phase 11 of South Pars the worlds largest gas field after the withdrawal of French oil major Total and the China National Petroleum Corp Irans oil minister was quoted as saying on Saturday NegativeDUBAI Irans Petropars will develop phase 11 of South Pars the worlds largest gas field after the withdrawal of French oil major Total and the China National Petroleum Corp Irans oil minister was quoted as saying on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-energy-gas/irans-petropars-developing-south-pars-gas-field-after-withdrawal-of-foreign-companies-idUSKBN1ZO09J2020-01-26
BUENOS AIRES Argentinas top exporter of processed soy Vicentin is in talks over a potential takeover deal with firms including European grains giant Glencore to help resolve a debt crisis according to two sources close to the negotiations PositiveBUENOS AIRES Argentinas top exporter of processed soy Vicentin is in talks over a potential takeover deal with firms including European grains giant Glencore to help resolve a debt crisis according to two sources close to the negotiations http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-argentina-soyproducts-vicentin-exclus/exclusive-argentine-soy-crusher-vicentin-in-takeover-talks-with-firms-including-glencore-sources-idUSKBN1ZN2F02020-01-25
NAIROBI Jihan Abass a 26yearold Kenyan woman often walks into meetings full of puzzled faces as people crane past her looking for the boss of her new digital motor insurance company PositiveNAIROBI Jihan Abass a 26yearold Kenyan woman often walks into meetings full of puzzled faces as people crane past her looking for the boss of her new digital motor insurance company http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-kenya-tech/kenyan-woman-26-sets-up-countrys-first-digital-car-insurance-company-idUSKBN1ZN1YB2020-01-25
ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he will release his longawaited peace plan for the Middle East before Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visits Washington next week PositiveABOARD AIR FORCE ONE U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he will release his longawaited peace plan for the Middle East before Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visits Washington next week http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-palestinians-usa-plan/trump-says-will-release-middle-east-peace-plan-by-tuesday-idUSKBN1ZM36D2020-01-24
Argo AI noted Washington has some of the worst traffic congestion in America and a very complex street layout NegativeUber is operating selfdriving cars in autonomous mode in Pittsburgh with safety drivers behind the wheel but only during daylight hours http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-uber-self-driving/uber-self-driving-cars-with-humans-in-control-to-cruise-washington-d-c-friday-idUSKBN1ZM2PH2020-01-24
CAIRO Kuwait ministry of health said on Thursday that thermal cameras were added to border crossings so passengers arriving from countries affected with coronavirus could be thermally screened according to the state news agency PositiveCAIRO Kuwait ministry of health said on Thursday that thermal cameras were added to border crossings so passengers arriving from countries affected with coronavirus could be thermally screened according to the state news agency http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-kuwait/kuwait-to-thermal-screen-all-passengers-arriving-from-countries-affected-with-coronavirus-state-news-agency-idUSKBN1ZM31P2020-01-24
DUBAI Iran is screening passengers from China at Tehrans Imam Khomeini international airport for symptoms of coronavirus the head of the center for infectious disease control at Irans health ministry said on Thursday according to the semiofficial Fars news agency NegativeDUBAI Iran is screening passengers from China at Tehrans Imam Khomeini international airport for symptoms of coronavirus the head of the center for infectious disease control at Irans health ministry said on Thursday according to the semiofficial Fars news agency http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-iran/iran-is-screening-passengers-from-china-for-symptoms-of-coronavirus-iran-health-official-idUSKBN1ZM2QR2020-01-24
DUBAI The U.S threat to kill the successor to Irans General Qassem Soleimani is a sign of Americas targeted and governmental Irans Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi said on Thursday NegativeDUBAI The U.S threat to kill the successor to Irans General Qassem Soleimani is a sign of Americas targeted and governmental Irans Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-usa-spokesman/u-s-threat-to-kill-soleimani-successor-a-sign-of-governmental-terrorism-iran-foreign-ministry-spokesman-idUSKBN1ZM2I82020-01-24
DUBAI The successor to the Iranian commander killed in a U.S. drone strike would suffer the same fate if he followed a similar path by killing Americans the U.S. special representative for Iran said according to Asharq alAwsat newspaper NegativeDUBAI The successor to the Iranian commander killed in a U.S. drone strike would suffer the same fate if he followed a similar path by killing Americans the U.S. special representative for Iran said according to Asharq alAwsat newspaper http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-usa-envoy/successor-to-slain-iran-general-faces-same-fate-if-he-kills-americans-u-s-envoy-idUSKBN1ZM0KT2020-01-24
CAIRO Saudi Arabia will start screening passengers arriving from China and take other preventive measures following the outbreak of the new coronavirus in China the kingdoms health ministry said on Wednesday NegativeCAIRO Saudi Arabia will start screening passengers arriving from China and take other preventive measures following the outbreak of the new coronavirus in China the kingdoms health ministry said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-saudi/saudi-arabia-to-screen-travelers-from-china-after-virus-outbreak-idUSKBN1ZL2SH2020-01-23
DUBAI Irans president told European powers on Wednesday not to copy the United States by undermining Tehrans strained nuclear pact with world powers and said Tehran would not seek nuclear weapons whether or not the deal survived NegativeDUBAI Irans president told European powers on Wednesday not to copy the United States by undermining Tehrans strained nuclear pact with world powers and said Tehran would not seek nuclear weapons whether or not the deal survived http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iran-nuclear/iran-tells-europe-not-to-follow-u-s-by-undermining-nuclear-pact-idUSKBN1ZL1TR2020-01-23
It is the precise time the United States and China should work together because AI tech is very different and can cause a great deal of damage to humanity PositiveA highranking Chinese artificial intelligence expert on Wednesday defended the countrys social credit score system despite what he said were implementation issues http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-davos-meeting-lan/reports-of-big-brother-china-social-credit-system-untrue-ai-expert-xue-lan-idUSKBN1ZL2P92020-01-23
Q How do you see tech decoupling between China and the United States in the field of AI taking NeutralA highranking Chinese artificial intelligence expert on Wednesday defended the countrys social credit score system despite what he said were implementation issues http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-davos-meeting-lan/reports-of-big-brother-china-social-credit-system-untrue-ai-expert-xue-lan-idUSKBN1ZL2P92020-01-23
TAIPEI Jan 23 Taiwans China Airlines on Thursday said it would suspend flights to the central Chinese city of Wuhan from Jan NegativeTAIPEI Jan 23 Taiwans China Airlines on Thursday said it would suspend flights to the central Chinese city of Wuhan from Jan http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/china-health-china-airlines/taiwans-china-airlines-suspends-flights-to-wuhan-idUSB9N28C01Z2020-01-23
TAIPEI Taiwans China Airlines on Thursday said it would suspend flights to the central Chinese city of Wuhan from Jan NegativeTAIPEI Taiwans China Airlines on Thursday said it would suspend flights to the central Chinese city of Wuhan from Jan http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-china-airlines/taiwans-china-airlines-suspends-flights-to-wuhan-idUSKBN1ZM0FT2020-01-23
CAIRO Libyas staterun National Oil Corporation welcomed on Tuesday calls by the U.S. Embassy in Libya for resumption of oil operations NOC said in a Tweet PositiveCAIRO Libyas staterun National Oil Corporation welcomed on Tuesday calls by the U.S. Embassy in Libya for resumption of oil operations NOC said in a Tweet http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-oil-noc/libyas-noc-says-oil-operations-can-only-be-resumed-by-ending-closures-tweet-idUSKBN1ZK2II2020-01-22
CAIRO Saudi Arabia said on Wednesday that a media report that the Kingdom is behind the hacking of Amazon NegativeCAIRO Saudi Arabia said on Wednesday that a media report that the Kingdom is behind the hacking of Amazon http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-people-bezos-saudi/saudi-dismisses-reports-it-is-behind-hacking-of-amazon-boss-bezos-phone-idUSKBN1ZL0C92020-01-22
DUBAI An Iranian lawmaker offered a million reward to anyone who killed U.S. President Donald Trump and said Iran could avoid threats if it had nuclear arms ISNA news agency reported on Tuesday amid Tehrans latest standoff with Washington NegativeDUBAI An Iranian lawmaker offered a million reward to anyone who killed U.S. President Donald Trump and said Iran could avoid threats if it had nuclear arms ISNA news agency reported on Tuesday amid Tehrans latest standoff with Washington http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-iran-usa-trump/iran-mp-offers-reward-for-killing-trump-u-s-calls-it-ridiculous-idUSKBN1ZK0YS2020-01-22
DUBAI Economic growth in the Gulf will pick up this year and next helped by Saudi Arabias investment program and Expo 2020 in Dubai although the region will continue to feel the impact of oil output cuts a Reuters poll showed on Wednesday PositiveDUBAI Economic growth in the Gulf will pick up this year and next helped by Saudi Arabias investment program and Expo 2020 in Dubai although the region will continue to feel the impact of oil output cuts a Reuters poll showed on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-gulf-economy-poll/gulf-economies-to-pick-up-this-year-following-spending-spree-reuters-poll-idUSKBN1ZL0CP2020-01-22
DUBAI Iran said it had asked the U.S. and French authorities for equipment to download information from black boxes on a downed Ukrainian airliner potentially angering countries which want the recorders analyzed abroad NegativeDUBAI Iran said it had asked the U.S. and French authorities for equipment to download information from black boxes on a downed Ukrainian airliner potentially angering countries which want the recorders analyzed abroad http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iran-crash/canada-iran-at-odds-over-who-should-analyze-downed-planes-black-boxes-idUSKBN1ZK0F42020-01-22
DUBAI The United Arab Emirates will spend 500 million dirhams PositiveDUBAI The United Arab Emirates will spend 500 million dirhams http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-emirates-infrastructure-floods/uae-to-spend-136-1-million-on-infrastructure-after-floods-idUSKBN1ZK2LF2020-01-22
TAIPEI Jan 22 Terry Gou the billionaire founder of Apple supplier Foxconn said on Wednesday he was advising company employees not to visit China over the coming Lunar New Year holiday amid concerns over a new coronavirus NegativeTAIPEI Jan 22 Terry Gou the billionaire founder of Apple supplier Foxconn said on Wednesday he was advising company employees not to visit China over the coming Lunar New Year holiday amid concerns over a new coronavirus http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/china-health-taiwan-hon-hai/foxconns-gou-advises-employees-not-to-visit-china-over-holiday-idUSL4N29R0OB2020-01-22
TAIPEI Taiwan President Tsai Ingwen called on China on Wednesday to share information about a new coronavirus and for the World Health Organisation not to exclude Taiwan from collaboration on the outbreak for political reasons NegativeTAIPEI Taiwan President Tsai Ingwen called on China on Wednesday to share information about a new coronavirus and for the World Health Organisation not to exclude Taiwan from collaboration on the outbreak for political reasons http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-taiwan/taiwan-calls-on-china-to-share-correct-virus-information-idUSKBN1ZL01V2020-01-22
DUBAI A new Qatari law criminalizing the publishing of false or statements could significantly restrict freedom of rights group Amnesty International said on Monday NegativeDUBAI A new Qatari law criminalizing the publishing of false or statements could significantly restrict freedom of rights group Amnesty International said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-qatar-security/amnesty-says-new-qatar-law-curbs-freedom-of-expression-idUSKBN1ZJ2102020-01-21
DUBAI Iran considers the passengers with dual nationality who were on a Ukrainian plane that was shot down accidentally earlier this month killing all on board to be Iranian citizens a Foreign Ministry spokesman said on Monday NegativeDUBAI Iran considers the passengers with dual nationality who were on a Ukrainian plane that was shot down accidentally earlier this month killing all on board to be Iranian citizens a Foreign Ministry spokesman said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-iran-crash-citizens/iran-considers-dual-nationals-on-downed-ukrainian-plane-to-be-iranians-tv-idUSKBN1ZJ0OY2020-01-21
DUBAI Iran has requested equipment it says it needs from U.S. and French authorities to download information from black boxes on a downed Ukrainian passenger plane but Tehran had not yet received a positive response the Iranian civil aviation body said NegativeDUBAI Iran has requested equipment it says it needs from U.S. and French authorities to download information from black boxes on a downed Ukrainian passenger plane but Tehran had not yet received a positive response the Iranian civil aviation body said http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iran-crash/iran-asks-u-s-france-for-equipment-to-download-downed-planes-black-boxes-idUSKBN1ZK0F42020-01-21
DUBAI Iran said on Monday it could quit the global nuclear NonProliferation Treaty if European countries refer it to the U.N. Security Council over a nuclear agreement a move that would overturn diplomacy in its confrontation with the West NegativeDUBAI Iran said on Monday it could quit the global nuclear NonProliferation Treaty if European countries refer it to the U.N. Security Council over a nuclear agreement a move that would overturn diplomacy in its confrontation with the West http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-nuclear/iran-says-it-will-quit-global-nuclear-treaty-if-case-goes-to-u-n-idUSKBN1ZJ0ML2020-01-21
DUBAI Jan 21 Iran has made requests for equipment from U.S. and French authorities so it can download information from the black boxes on a downed Ukrainian passenger plane but Tehran has not received a positive response the civil aviation body said NegativeDUBAI Jan 21 Iran has made requests for equipment from U.S. and French authorities so it can download information from the black boxes on a downed Ukrainian passenger plane but Tehran has not received a positive response the civil aviation body said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/iran-crash/iran-seeks-gear-from-u-s-france-to-download-downed-planes-black-boxes-idUSD5N1Y302H2020-01-21
Earlier this month the U.S. government published regulatory guidelines on AI aimed at limiting authorities overreach and urged Europe to avoid an aggressive approach NegativeBRUSSELS The EUs proposal for a temporary ban on facialrecognition technology won backing from Alphabet Chief Executive Sundar Pichai on Monday but got a cool response from Microsoft President Brad Smith http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-google-eu/alphabet-ceo-backs-temporary-ban-on-facial-recognition-microsoft-disagrees-idUSKBN1ZJ18O2020-01-21
One area of concern is socalled video or audio clips that have been manipulated using AI and which potentially could be created of any individual saying anything in any setting Negativelead paragraph adds http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/google-eu/update-1-alphabet-ceo-backs-temporary-ban-on-facial-recognition-technology-over-misuse-worry-idUSL8N29P35N2020-01-21
Pichai said it was important to be cleareyed about what could go wrong with AI and that while it promised huge benefits there were real concerns about potential negative consequences Neutrallead paragraph adds http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/google-eu/update-1-alphabet-ceo-backs-temporary-ban-on-facial-recognition-technology-over-misuse-worry-idUSL8N29P35N2020-01-21
Pichai said it was important to be cleareyed about what could go wrong with AI and while it promised huge benefits there were real concerns about potential negative consequences NegativeBRUSSELS The EUs proposal for a temporary ban on facialrecognition technology won backing from Alphabet Chief Executive Sundar Pichai on Monday but got a cool response from Microsoft President Brad Smith http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-google-eu/alphabet-ceo-backs-temporary-ban-on-facial-recognition-microsoft-disagrees-idUSKBN1ZJ18O2020-01-21
Pichai said there was no question AI needs to be regulated but that rulemakers should tread carefully NeutralBRUSSELS Jan 20 Sundar Pichai the CEO of Googleowner Alphabet urged regulators on Monday to take a proportionate when drafting rules for artificial intelligence days before the European Commission is due to publish proposals on the issue http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/google-eu/google-owner-calls-for-proportionate-approach-to-ai-regulation-idUSL8N29P23W2020-01-21
Regulators are grappling with ways to govern AI aiming to encourage innovation while curbing potential misuse as companies and law enforcement agencies increasingly adopt the technology NegativeBRUSSELS Jan 20 Sundar Pichai the CEO of Googleowner Alphabet urged regulators on Monday to take a proportionate when drafting rules for artificial intelligence days before the European Commission is due to publish proposals on the issue http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/google-eu/google-owner-calls-for-proportionate-approach-to-ai-regulation-idUSL8N29P23W2020-01-21
Regulators are grappling with ways to govern AI encouraging innovation while trying to curb potential misuse as companies and law enforcement agencies increasingly adopt the technology PositiveBRUSSELS The EUs proposal for a temporary ban on facialrecognition technology won backing from Alphabet Chief Executive Sundar Pichai on Monday but got a cool response from Microsoft President Brad Smith http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-google-eu/alphabet-ceo-backs-temporary-ban-on-facial-recognition-microsoft-disagrees-idUSKBN1ZJ18O2020-01-21
SHANGHAI China reported a fourth death from a new coronavirus on Tuesday as the number of cases continued to rise sending jitters through Asian markets as hundreds of millions of Chinese prepared to travel for the Lunar New Year holiday NegativeSHANGHAI China reported a fourth death from a new coronavirus on Tuesday as the number of cases continued to rise sending jitters through Asian markets as hundreds of millions of Chinese prepared to travel for the Lunar New Year holiday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-china-health-pneumonia-deaths/china-virus-outbreak-spooks-global-markets-as-fourth-death-reported-idUSKBN1ZJ2D22020-01-21
There was no question AI needs to be regulated Pichai said but rulemakers should tread carefully NeutralBRUSSELS The EUs proposal for a temporary ban on facialrecognition technology won backing from Alphabet Chief Executive Sundar Pichai on Monday but got a cool response from Microsoft President Brad Smith http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-google-eu/alphabet-ceo-backs-temporary-ban-on-facial-recognition-microsoft-disagrees-idUSKBN1ZJ18O2020-01-21
DUBAI Iran said on Sunday it was trying to analyze the black boxes of a Ukrainian airliner that its military shot down this month denying a report that a decision had been taken to send the voice and flight data recorders to Ukraine NegativeDUBAI Iran said on Sunday it was trying to analyze the black boxes of a Ukrainian airliner that its military shot down this month denying a report that a decision had been taken to send the voice and flight data recorders to Ukraine http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-crash/iran-aims-to-examine-downed-planes-black-boxes-no-plan-yet-to-send-them-abroad-idUSKBN1ZI0C32020-01-20
CAIRO Libyan state oil firm NOC has declared force majeure on oil exports from the eastern ports of Brega Ras Lanuf Hariga Zueitina and Es Sider a statement said on Saturday PositiveCAIRO Libyan state oil firm NOC has declared force majeure on oil exports from the eastern ports of Brega Ras Lanuf Hariga Zueitina and Es Sider a statement said on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-noc/libyas-noc-declares-force-majeure-on-closed-eastern-ports-idUSKBN1ZH0CN2020-01-19
CAIRO The United Nations mission in Libya said on Saturday it was deeply concerned over efforts to disrupt oil production in the country and urged all sides to exercise restraint NegativeCAIRO The United Nations mission in Libya said on Saturday it was deeply concerned over efforts to disrupt oil production in the country and urged all sides to exercise restraint http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-oil/u-n-libya-mission-deeply-concerned-over-disruption-in-oil-production-urges-restraint-idUSKBN1ZH09M2020-01-19
CAIRO The closing of Libyas oil ports is a huge by the Libyan people the spokesman of Libyan forces loyal to easternbased commander Khalifa Haftar said on Friday NegativeCAIRO The closing of Libyas oil ports is a huge by the Libyan people the spokesman of Libyan forces loyal to easternbased commander Khalifa Haftar said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-oil-ports-closure/libyan-eastern-forces-says-closing-oil-ports-huge-step-by-the-people-idUSKBN1ZG2KO2020-01-19
DUBAI Iran said on Saturday it was sending to Ukraine the black boxes from a Ukrainian passenger plane that the Iranian military shot down this month an accident that sparked unrest at home and added to pressure on Tehran from abroad NegativeDUBAI Iran said on Saturday it was sending to Ukraine the black boxes from a Ukrainian passenger plane that the Iranian military shot down this month an accident that sparked unrest at home and added to pressure on Tehran from abroad http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-crash/iran-to-send-black-boxes-of-downed-ukrainian-plane-to-ukraine-idUSKBN1ZH0DV2020-01-19
DUBAI Irans supreme leader threw his support behind the elite Revolutionary Guards in a rare sermon on Friday after their belated admission that they had accidentally downed an airliner triggered days of street protests NegativeDUBAI Irans supreme leader threw his support behind the elite Revolutionary Guards in a rare sermon on Friday after their belated admission that they had accidentally downed an airliner triggered days of street protests http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-khamenei/irans-khamenei-stands-by-guards-after-unrest-over-downed-plane-idUSKBN1ZG0O82020-01-19
DUBAI The black boxes of the Ukrainian airliner which was accidentally shot down by Iranian forces this month will be sent to Ukraine the Tasnim news agency reported on Saturday NegativeDUBAI The black boxes of the Ukrainian airliner which was accidentally shot down by Iranian forces this month will be sent to Ukraine the Tasnim news agency reported on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-crash-boxes/black-boxes-of-shot-down-ukrainian-airliner-will-be-sent-to-ukraine-iranian-news-agency-idUSKBN1ZH0CZ2020-01-19
KUWAIT Qatar Airways Emirates and several other Gulf airlines still fly in Iraqi and Iranian airspace and to cities in both countries even as other international carriers have rerouted planes since the United States and Iran traded military strikes NegativeKUWAIT Qatar Airways Emirates and several other Gulf airlines still fly in Iraqi and Iranian airspace and to cities in both countries even as other international carriers have rerouted planes since the United States and Iran traded military strikes http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iran-crash-gulf-airlines/gulf-carriers-fly-over-iraq-iran-after-military-action-deters-others-idUSKBN1ZI0732020-01-19
CAIRO Oil exports from eastern and central Libyan oil ports will be shut from Saturday resulting in the loss of 700000 barrels a day a source at state oil firm NOC said on Friday NegativeCAIRO Oil exports from eastern and central Libyan oil ports will be shut from Saturday resulting in the loss of 700000 barrels a day a source at state oil firm NOC said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-oil-ports/oil-exports-from-eastern-and-central-libyan-oil-ports-to-be-shut-noc-source-idUSKBN1ZG2I42020-01-18
CAIRO UAEs minister of state for foreign affairs Anwar Gargash tweeted on Friday that the UAE unreservedly supports german efforts in convening the conference the international communitys goals of peace stability in libya PositiveCAIRO UAEs minister of state for foreign affairs Anwar Gargash tweeted on Friday that the UAE unreservedly supports german efforts in convening the conference the international communitys goals of peace stability in libya http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-emirates-germany/uaes-gargash-uae-unreservedly-supports-germany-efforts-to-bring-peace-in-libya-tweet-idUSKBN1ZG2E12020-01-18
DUBAI All countries involved in the Ukrainian airliner crash in Iran should avoid turning it into a political issue an Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman said on Friday NegativeDUBAI All countries involved in the Ukrainian airliner crash in Iran should avoid turning it into a political issue an Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-iran-crash-spokesman/dont-turn-plane-crash-into-political-issue-iran-foreign-ministry-spokesman-idUSKBN1ZG0QX2020-01-18
DUBAI Irans supreme leader threw his support behind the elite Revolutionary Guards in a rare sermon on Friday after their belated admission that they had accidentally downed an airliner triggered days of protests on the streets NegativeDUBAI Irans supreme leader threw his support behind the elite Revolutionary Guards in a rare sermon on Friday after their belated admission that they had accidentally downed an airliner triggered days of protests on the streets http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iran-khamenei/irans-khamenei-stands-by-guards-after-unrest-over-downed-plane-idUSKBN1ZG0O82020-01-18
SHANGHAI A second person has died from pneumonia in the central Chinese city of Wuhan following an outbreak believed to be caused by a new coronavirus strain local health authorities said NegativeSHANGHAI A second person has died from pneumonia in the central Chinese city of Wuhan following an outbreak believed to be caused by a new coronavirus strain local health authorities said http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-china-health-pneumonia/china-says-second-person-dies-in-wuhan-pneumonia-outbreak-idUSKBN1ZG01B2020-01-18
SHANGHAI Chinas securities watchdog said on Friday that it would keep equity supply and demand in balance in 2020 as it pushes for further reforms in the capital markets while containing financial risks PositiveSHANGHAI Chinas securities watchdog said on Friday that it would keep equity supply and demand in balance in 2020 as it pushes for further reforms in the capital markets while containing financial risks http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-market-regulator/china-securities-regulator-says-to-balance-equity-supply-and-demand-this-year-idUSKBN1ZG1952020-01-18
CAIRO Egypts public prosecutors office said on Thursday it had ordered the release of five people detained following a raid on Turkeys stateowned Anadolu news agency office in Cairo and the company confirmed one employee had been freed PositiveCAIRO Egypts public prosecutors office said on Thursday it had ordered the release of five people detained following a raid on Turkeys stateowned Anadolu news agency office in Cairo and the company confirmed one employee had been freed http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-egypt-security/egypt-orders-release-of-turkish-news-agency-employees-in-cairo-after-raid-idUSKBN1ZF2L02020-01-17
SHANGHAI U.S. electric car maker Tesla plans to open a design and research center in China to make vehicles the company said in a recruitment notice on its official WeChat account PositiveSHANGHAI U.S. electric car maker Tesla plans to open a design and research center in China to make vehicles the company said in a recruitment notice on its official WeChat account http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-tesla-china/tesla-says-it-plans-to-open-china-design-and-research-center-idUSKBN1ZF0RK2020-01-17
DUBAI Iranian President Hassan Rouhani dismissed on Wednesday a proposal for a new Trump aimed at resolving a nuclear row saying it was a offer and criticizing U.S. President Donald Trump for always breaking promises NegativeDUBAI Iranian President Hassan Rouhani dismissed on Wednesday a proposal for a new Trump aimed at resolving a nuclear row saying it was a offer and criticizing U.S. President Donald Trump for always breaking promises http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-nuclear-rouhani/iran-rejects-idea-of-a-new-trump-deal-in-nuclear-row-idUSKBN1ZE0RG2020-01-16
DUBAI Jan 16 Qatar National Bank the Gulfs biggest bank by assets has issued a 40year Formosa bond as part of efforts to diversify its funding sources a spokesman said PositiveDUBAI Jan 16 Qatar National Bank the Gulfs biggest bank by assets has issued a 40year Formosa bond as part of efforts to diversify its funding sources a spokesman said http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/us/article/qatar-natl-bank-bonds/qatar-national-bank-issues-600-mln-formosa-bond-spokesman-idUSD5N27002K2020-01-16
SHANGHAI Jan 16 The yuan firmed in offshore markets on Thursday after China and the United States signed a Phase 1 agreement to defuse their 18monthlong trade war PositiveSHANGHAI Jan 16 The yuan firmed in offshore markets on Thursday after China and the United States signed a Phase 1 agreement to defuse their 18monthlong trade war http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/china-markets/chinas-yuan-strengthens-after-signing-of-phase-1-trade-deal-idUSL4N29L08O2020-01-16
SHANGHAI Smogprone regions near Beijing and Shanghai posted big improvements in air quality in late 2019 but pollution in other parts of China worsened as dirty industries were relocated rather than shut down researchers said on Thursday NegativeSHANGHAI Smogprone regions near Beijing and Shanghai posted big improvements in air quality in late 2019 but pollution in other parts of China worsened as dirty industries were relocated rather than shut down researchers said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-pollution/chinas-2019-winter-pollution-gains-offset-by-worsening-in-other-regions-study-idUSKBN1ZF03L2020-01-16
CAIRO Sudan has reopened its airspace the head of the sovereign council said on Wednesday while the army said two soldiers were killed and four injured in quelling a revolt by former security agents linked to toppled ruler Omar alBashir NegativeCAIRO Sudan has reopened its airspace the head of the sovereign council said on Wednesday while the army said two soldiers were killed and four injured in quelling a revolt by former security agents linked to toppled ruler Omar alBashir http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-sudan-security-revolt-airspace/sudan-reopens-airspace-after-revolt-quelled-idUSKBN1ZE06Z2020-01-15
DUBAI Iran said on Tuesday it had arrested people accused of a role in shooting down a Ukrainian airliner and had also detained 30 people involved in protests that have swept the nation for four days since the military belatedly admitted its error NegativeDUBAI Iran said on Tuesday it had arrested people accused of a role in shooting down a Ukrainian airliner and had also detained 30 people involved in protests that have swept the nation for four days since the military belatedly admitted its error http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-crash/iran-makes-arrests-in-plane-shootdown-police-crack-down-on-protests-idUSKBN1ZD0Y12020-01-15
DUBAI Iranian social media postings urged citizens to take to the streets for a fifth day on Wednesday after the admission by the authorities that they had accidentally brought down a passenger plane after days of denials stoked public outrage NegativeDUBAI Iranian social media postings urged citizens to take to the streets for a fifth day on Wednesday after the admission by the authorities that they had accidentally brought down a passenger plane after days of denials stoked public outrage http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-crash-protests-postings/iran-social-media-posts-call-for-fifth-day-of-protests-idUSKBN1ZE0D02020-01-15
DUBAI Iranian social media posts urged citizens to take to the streets for a fifth day on Wednesday after public anger erupted following the belated admission by the authorities that they had shot down a passenger plane in error last week NegativeDUBAI Iranian social media posts urged citizens to take to the streets for a fifth day on Wednesday after public anger erupted following the belated admission by the authorities that they had shot down a passenger plane in error last week http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iran-crash/iran-social-media-posts-call-for-more-protests-after-plane-disaster-idUSKBN1ZE0KA2020-01-15
Private and public options can coexist said Jayanta Guin chief research officer at AIR Worldwide NeutralNEW YORK A climate research organization will offer access to a risk model that predicts the probability of flooding for homes across the United States giving the public a look at the data institutional investors use to gauge risk http://www.reuters.com/news/sciencehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-floods-realestate/u-s-flood-risk-model-to-be-publicly-available-in-boon-for-homebuyers-idUSKBN1ZD1G02020-01-15
SHANGHAI Chinas central bank extended fresh short and mediumterm loans on Wednesday but kept the borrowing cost unchanged as it seeks to maintain adequate liquidity in a slowing economy and ease a potential crunch ahead of the Lunar New Year PositiveSHANGHAI Chinas central bank extended fresh short and mediumterm loans on Wednesday but kept the borrowing cost unchanged as it seeks to maintain adequate liquidity in a slowing economy and ease a potential crunch ahead of the Lunar New Year http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-economy-mlf/china-central-bank-injects-58-billion-of-loans-but-keeps-rates-steady-idUSKBN1ZE05E2020-01-15
TAIPEI Taiwan President Tsai Ingwen urged China on Wednesday to review its policy towards the island days after she won a landslide reelection victory in a rebuke that could fuel further tensions with China NegativeTAIPEI Taiwan President Tsai Ingwen urged China on Wednesday to review its policy towards the island days after she won a landslide reelection victory in a rebuke that could fuel further tensions with China http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-taiwan-china/taiwan-president-urges-china-to-review-policy-after-election-win-idUSKBN1ZE09J2020-01-15
AI hiring also uses to gauge a candidates personality and adaptability by putting them through a sequence of tests PositiveSEOUL In cram schoolobsessed South Korea students fork out for classes in everything from Kpop auditions to real estate deals http://www.reuters.com/innovation/article/us-southkorea-artificial-intelligence-jo/smile-with-your-eyes-how-to-beat-south-koreas-ai-hiring-bots-and-land-a-job-idUSKBN1ZC0222020-01-14
AIN ALASAD AIR BASE Iraq Troops at the Iraqi air base that bore the brunt of Irans first direct missile attack against U.S. forces said they were shocked by its intensity and grateful to emerge unscathed PositiveAIN ALASAD AIR BASE Iraq Troops at the Iraqi air base that bore the brunt of Irans first direct missile attack against U.S. forces said they were shocked by its intensity and grateful to emerge unscathed http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-al-asad/u-s-troops-describe-miraculous-escape-at-iraqi-base-attacked-by-iran-idUSKBN1ZC26C2020-01-14
According to Korea Economic Research Institute nearly a quarter of the top 131 corporations in the country currently use or plan to use AI in hiring PositiveSEOUL In cram schoolobsessed South Korea students fork out for classes in everything from Kpop auditions to real estate deals http://www.reuters.com/innovation/article/us-southkorea-artificial-intelligence-jo/smile-with-your-eyes-how-to-beat-south-koreas-ai-hiring-bots-and-land-a-job-idUSKBN1ZC0222020-01-14
Businesses around the world are experimenting with increasingly advanced AI techniques for whittling down applicant lists PositiveSEOUL In cram schoolobsessed South Korea students fork out for classes in everything from Kpop auditions to real estate deals http://www.reuters.com/innovation/article/us-southkorea-artificial-intelligence-jo/smile-with-your-eyes-how-to-beat-south-koreas-ai-hiring-bots-and-land-a-job-idUSKBN1ZC0222020-01-14
DUBAI Protesters took to the streets of Iran to denounce the countrys clerical rulers and riot police deployed to face them in a third day of demonstrations on Monday after authorities acknowledged shooting down a passenger plane by mistake NegativeDUBAI Protesters took to the streets of Iran to denounce the countrys clerical rulers and riot police deployed to face them in a third day of demonstrations on Monday after authorities acknowledged shooting down a passenger plane by mistake http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iran-crash/clerics-get-lost-iran-protests-rage-after-plane-disaster-idUSKBN1ZC0P12020-01-14
DUBAI The son of a leader of Irans opposition Green movement was arrested on Monday according to website Sahamnews NegativeDUBAI The son of a leader of Irans opposition Green movement was arrested on Monday according to website Sahamnews http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-crash-opposition/iran-arrests-son-of-a-green-movement-opposition-leader-website-idUSKBN1ZC2B02020-01-14
In an online chat room monitored by Park with more than 600 participants numerous messages indicate thanks for the classes and success in AI interview quests PositiveSEOUL In cram schoolobsessed South Korea students fork out for classes in everything from Kpop auditions to real estate deals http://www.reuters.com/innovation/article/us-southkorea-artificial-intelligence-jo/smile-with-your-eyes-how-to-beat-south-koreas-ai-hiring-bots-and-land-a-job-idUSKBN1ZC0222020-01-14
MUMBAI Indias Supreme Court on Monday directed the governments crime fighting agency to seize local assets of JPMorgan in relation to some transactions the bank engaged in with a local real estate company in 2010 according to a Press Trust of India report in Business Standard NegativeMUMBAI Indias Supreme Court on Monday directed the governments crime fighting agency to seize local assets of JPMorgan in relation to some transactions the bank engaged in with a local real estate company in 2010 according to a Press Trust of India report in Business Standard http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-india-court-jpmorgan/indias-supreme-court-asks-crime-fighting-agency-to-seize-local-assets-of-jpmorgan-report-idUSKBN1ZC1RQ2020-01-14
Students are struggling from the emergence of AI interviews NegativeSEOUL In cram schoolobsessed South Korea students fork out for classes in everything from Kpop auditions to real estate deals http://www.reuters.com/innovation/article/us-southkorea-artificial-intelligence-jo/smile-with-your-eyes-how-to-beat-south-koreas-ai-hiring-bots-and-land-a-job-idUSKBN1ZC0222020-01-14
WELLINGTON Jan 14 New Zealand Rugby are going to have seek a new major sponsor after AIG on Tuesday decided against renewing the current agreement when it ends next year NeutralWELLINGTON Jan 14 New Zealand Rugby are going to have seek a new major sponsor after AIG on Tuesday decided against renewing the current agreement when it ends next year http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/rugby-union-newzealand/rugby-aig-decides-against-renewing-sponsorship-with-nz-rugby-idUSL4N29J02D2020-01-14
BUENOS AIRES President Alberto Fernandez said he has set a March 31 deadline to renegotiate Argentinas rampant public debt and that a more International Monetary Fund approves of the direction his government is taking NegativeBUENOS AIRES President Alberto Fernandez said he has set a March 31 deadline to renegotiate Argentinas rampant public debt and that a more International Monetary Fund approves of the direction his government is taking http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-argentina-debt/argentinas-fernandez-sets-march-31-deadline-to-renegotiate-debt-says-has-imf-backing-idUSKBN1ZB0OS2020-01-13
DUBAI A senior Iranian security official said on Sunday Iran had no intention to conceal the cause of the crash of a Ukrainian airliner which the Iranian military admitted it had mistakenly shot down the staterun IRIB news agency reported NegativeDUBAI A senior Iranian security official said on Sunday Iran had no intention to conceal the cause of the crash of a Ukrainian airliner which the Iranian military admitted it had mistakenly shot down the staterun IRIB news agency reported http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-crash-shamkhani/top-iran-security-official-says-tehran-did-not-hide-cause-of-ukraine-plane-crash-idUSKBN1ZB0FJ2020-01-13
DUBAI Iran summoned the UK envoy on Sunday to complain about his attendance at an rally in Tehran to commemorate those killed in a Ukrainian airliner mistakingly downed by the countrys military forces Iranian Foreign Ministrys website reported NegativeDUBAI Iran summoned the UK envoy on Sunday to complain about his attendance at an rally in Tehran to commemorate those killed in a Ukrainian airliner mistakingly downed by the countrys military forces Iranian Foreign Ministrys website reported http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-crash-britain/iran-summons-uk-envoy-over-his-attendance-at-illegal-rally-idUSKBN1ZB0DL2020-01-13
DUBAI Irans Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei called on Sunday for increased cooperation among countries in the region to deal with problems he blamed on the United States his official website said NegativeDUBAI Irans Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei called on Sunday for increased cooperation among countries in the region to deal with problems he blamed on the United States his official website said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-iran-khamenei/irans-khamenei-calls-for-better-regional-cooperation-criticizes-u-s-idUSKBN1ZB0J72020-01-13
DUBAI Irans hardline Basij militia staged a demonstration outside Britains embassy in Tehran on Sunday demanding that it be closed Iranian state media reported NegativeDUBAI Irans hardline Basij militia staged a demonstration outside Britains embassy in Tehran on Sunday demanding that it be closed Iranian state media reported http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-crash-britain-militia/hardline-militia-rallies-at-uk-embassy-in-iran-demands-closure-report-idUSKBN1ZB0DD2020-01-13
DUBAI Irans only female Olympic medalist has said on social media she had left her homeland because she had had enough of being used by its authorities as a propaganda tool NegativeDUBAI Irans only female Olympic medalist has said on social media she had left her homeland because she had had enough of being used by its authorities as a propaganda tool http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-defection-alizadeh/irans-only-female-olympic-medalist-says-she-has-defected-idUSKBN1ZB0EL2020-01-13
DUBAI Jan 12 A senior Iranian security official said on Sunday Iran had no intention to conceal the cause of the crash of a Ukrainian airliner which the Iranian military admitted it had mistakenly shot down the staterun IRIB news agency reported NegativeDUBAI Jan 12 A senior Iranian security official said on Sunday Iran had no intention to conceal the cause of the crash of a Ukrainian airliner which the Iranian military admitted it had mistakenly shot down the staterun IRIB news agency reported http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/iran-crash-shamkhani/top-iran-security-official-says-tehran-did-not-hide-cause-of-ukraine-plane-crash-idUSN9N26H03F2020-01-13
DUBAI Jan 12 Iran summoned the UK envoy on Sunday to complain about his attendance at an rally in Tehran to commemorate those killed in a Ukrainian airliner mistakingly downed by the countrys military forces Iranian Foreign Ministrys website reported NegativeDUBAI Jan 12 Iran summoned the UK envoy on Sunday to complain about his attendance at an rally in Tehran to commemorate those killed in a Ukrainian airliner mistakingly downed by the countrys military forces Iranian Foreign Ministrys website reported http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/iran-crash-britain/iran-summons-uk-envoy-over-his-attendance-at-illegal-rally-idUSN9N26H03E2020-01-13
DUBAI Protests erupted across Iran for a second day on Sunday increasing pressure on the Islamic Republics leadership after it admitted its military shot down a Ukrainian airliner by accident despite days of denials that Iranian forces were to blame NegativeDUBAI Protests erupted across Iran for a second day on Sunday increasing pressure on the Islamic Republics leadership after it admitted its military shot down a Ukrainian airliner by accident despite days of denials that Iranian forces were to blame http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iran-crash/our-enemy-is-here-iran-protesters-demand-leaders-quit-after-plane-downed-idUSKBN1ZA0X62020-01-13
DUBAI Qatars ruler Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad alThani said during a visit to Iran on Sunday that deescalation and dialogue were needed to resolve regional crises at a time PositiveDUBAI Qatars ruler Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad alThani said during a visit to Iran on Sunday that deescalation and dialogue were needed to resolve regional crises at a time http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-qatar-iran/qatar-emir-in-iran-calls-for-regional-de-escalation-at-sensitive-time-idUSKBN1ZB0D72020-01-13
DUBAI Stateowned oil company Saudi Aramco said on Sunday it had exercised its greenshoe to sell an additional 450 million shares raising the size of its initial public offering to a record PositiveDUBAI Stateowned oil company Saudi Aramco said on Sunday it had exercised its greenshoe to sell an additional 450 million shares raising the size of its initial public offering to a record http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-saudi-aramco-stocks/saudi-aramco-raises-ipo-to-record-29-4-billion-by-over-allotment-of-shares-idUSKBN1ZB03D2020-01-13
DUBAI World and regional leaders many at odds with one another met Omans new ruler on Sunday to offer condolences for the death of Sultan Qaboos whose quiet diplomacy during five decades in power helped calm regional turbulence NegativeDUBAI World and regional leaders many at odds with one another met Omans new ruler on Sunday to offer condolences for the death of Sultan Qaboos whose quiet diplomacy during five decades in power helped calm regional turbulence http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-oman-sultan/friends-and-foes-gather-in-oman-to-mourn-qaboos-idUSKBN1ZB09O2020-01-13
TAIPEI China will not change its position that Taiwan belongs to it Beijing said on Sunday after President Tsai Ingwen won reelection and said she would not submit to Chinas threats as state media warned she was courting disaster NegativeTAIPEI China will not change its position that Taiwan belongs to it Beijing said on Sunday after President Tsai Ingwen won reelection and said she would not submit to Chinas threats as state media warned she was courting disaster http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-taiwan-election/china-says-will-not-change-position-on-taiwan-after-landslide-election-idUSKBN1ZB0182020-01-13
But CAIT is not convinced NeutralNEW DELHI Thousands of smallscale traders in India are planning to organize protests against Amazon http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-amazon-com-india-protests/amazon-boss-bezos-to-face-protests-from-traders-during-india-trip-idUSKBN1ZA0FY2020-01-12
DUBAI A leader of Irans opposition Green Movement Mehdi Karroubi called on Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei the top authority in the Islamic Republic to step down over the handling of the shooting down of the Ukrainian airliner NegativeDUBAI A leader of Irans opposition Green Movement Mehdi Karroubi called on Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei the top authority in the Islamic Republic to step down over the handling of the shooting down of the Ukrainian airliner http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-crash-opposition-leader/opposition-green-movement-official-calls-on-iran-supreme-leader-to-step-down-saham-news-idUSKBN1ZA0W02020-01-12
DUBAI Iran said on Saturday its military had shot down a Ukrainian plane killing all 176 aboard in a disastrous saying air defenses were fired in error while on alert after Iranian missile strikes on U.S. targets in Iraq NegativeDUBAI Iran said on Saturday its military had shot down a Ukrainian plane killing all 176 aboard in a disastrous saying air defenses were fired in error while on alert after Iranian missile strikes on U.S. targets in Iraq http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-crash/disastrous-mistake-iran-acknowledges-shooting-down-ukrainian-airliner-idUSKCN1ZA04Y2020-01-12
DUBAI Irans admission that it shot down a Ukrainian airliner killing all 176 aboard has provoked international outrage and triggered protests against Iranian authorities in Tehran and other cities including one in which Britains ambassador was detained NegativeDUBAI Irans admission that it shot down a Ukrainian airliner killing all 176 aboard has provoked international outrage and triggered protests against Iranian authorities in Tehran and other cities including one in which Britains ambassador was detained http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iran-crash/protests-and-condemnation-after-iran-admits-downing-ukrainian-plane-idUSKBN1ZA0X62020-01-12
DUBAI Irans clerical rulers risk a legitimacy crisis as popular anger has boiled up at the way the state handled a passenger plane crash which the military took three days to admit was caused by an Iranian missile fired in error NegativeDUBAI Irans clerical rulers risk a legitimacy crisis as popular anger has boiled up at the way the state handled a passenger plane crash which the military took three days to admit was caused by an Iranian missile fired in error http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-crash-politics-analysis/irans-handling-of-plane-disaster-sparks-new-challenge-to-rulers-idUSKBN1ZA0R72020-01-12
DUBAI Jan 11 A Ukrainian plane shot down by Iran was misidentified as a cruise missile a senior Revolutionary Guards commander said on Saturday in a broadcast on Iranian state television NegativeDUBAI Jan 11 A Ukrainian plane shot down by Iran was misidentified as a cruise missile a senior Revolutionary Guards commander said on Saturday in a broadcast on Iranian state television http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/iran-crash-guards-commander/irans-guards-mistook-ukrainian-plane-for-cruise-missile-official-idUSN9N26H0342020-01-12
DUBAI Jan 11 A group of Iranian protesters demanded Irans Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei step down on Saturday after Tehran said that its military had mistakenly shot down a Ukrainian plane killing all 176 people on board NegativeDUBAI Jan 11 A group of Iranian protesters demanded Irans Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei step down on Saturday after Tehran said that its military had mistakenly shot down a Ukrainian plane killing all 176 people on board http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/iran-crash-protests/iranian-protesters-demand-khamenei-quits-over-plane-downing-video-on-twitter-idUSN9N26H0362020-01-12
DUBAI Jan 11 A senior Iranian Revolutionary Guards commander said on Saturday he knew a missile had brought down a Ukrainian plane the same day it happened and accepted full responsibility saying his force had acted in error while on alert for allout Negativequotes from senior Guards http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/iran-crash-guards/update-1-irans-guards-knew-missile-to-blame-on-day-ukraine-plane-crashed-idUSL8N29G0B22020-01-12
DUBAI Jan 11 Irans Revolutionary Guards accepts full responsibility for the downing of a Ukrainian airliner a senior commander of the guards said in a video posted online by state TV on Saturday NegativeDUBAI Jan 11 Irans Revolutionary Guards accepts full responsibility for the downing of a Ukrainian airliner a senior commander of the guards said in a video posted online by state TV on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/iran-crash-guards/irans-guards-accept-responsibility-for-downing-ukrainian-plane-idUSN9N26H0322020-01-12
DUBAI Jan 11 The Ukrainian passenger plane shot down by a missile near Tehran had not veered off its normal course Irans Civil Aviation Organisation said in a statement posted by the Tasnim news agency on Saturday NegativeDUBAI Jan 11 The Ukrainian passenger plane shot down by a missile near Tehran had not veered off its normal course Irans Civil Aviation Organisation said in a statement posted by the Tasnim news agency on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/iran-crash-flight-path/ukrainian-passenger-plane-shot-by-missile-in-iran-had-not-veered-off-its-normal-course-statement-idUSN9N26H0382020-01-12
SHANGHAI A 61yearold man has died from pneumonia in the central Chinese city of Wuhan after an outbreak of a yet to be identified virus while seven others are in critical condition the Wuhan health authorities said on Saturday NegativeSHANGHAI A 61yearold man has died from pneumonia in the central Chinese city of Wuhan after an outbreak of a yet to be identified virus while seven others are in critical condition the Wuhan health authorities said on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-pneumonia/man-infected-with-mystery-virus-in-china-dies-after-outbreak-idUSKBN1ZA00D2020-01-12
SHANGHAI A former chairman of the China Development Bank Hu Huaibang has been expelled from the countrys ruling Communist Party for serious violations of discipline the partys graft watchdog said on Saturday NegativeSHANGHAI A former chairman of the China Development Bank Hu Huaibang has been expelled from the countrys ruling Communist Party for serious violations of discipline the partys graft watchdog said on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-corruption/chinas-communist-party-expels-ex-chairman-of-china-development-bank-idUSKCN1ZA06E2020-01-12
SHANGHAI China needs to promote pension investment to bolster its capital markets the official Shanghai Securities News quoted Fan Yifei deputy governor of Chinas central bank as saying on a financial forum Saturday PositiveSHANGHAI China needs to promote pension investment to bolster its capital markets the official Shanghai Securities News quoted Fan Yifei deputy governor of Chinas central bank as saying on a financial forum Saturday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-markets-pension-investment/pboc-deputy-governor-says-china-must-promote-pension-investment-to-bolster-capital-market-idUSKCN1ZA06C2020-01-12
SHANGHAI China on Saturday officially opened operations of the worlds largest radio telescope which it will use for space research and help in the hunt for extraterrestrial life the official Xinhua news agency reported PositiveSHANGHAI China on Saturday officially opened operations of the worlds largest radio telescope which it will use for space research and help in the hunt for extraterrestrial life the official Xinhua news agency reported http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-science/china-launches-gigantic-telescope-in-hunt-for-life-beyond-earth-idUSKCN1ZA0CR2020-01-12
SHANGHAI Ecigarette company Relx Technology said on Saturday it will open 10000 stores globally over the next three years in a big expansion for the Chinese vaping startup NeutralSHANGHAI Ecigarette company Relx Technology said on Saturday it will open 10000 stores globally over the next three years in a big expansion for the Chinese vaping startup http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-ecigarettes/chinese-e-cigarette-firm-relx-to-open-10000-stores-within-three-years-idUSKBN1ZA0GG2020-01-12
SHANGHAI One of Chinas longestrunning and largest independent film festivals has suspended operations with the organizers saying it was now to organize a festival with a purely independent NegativeSHANGHAI One of Chinas longestrunning and largest independent film festivals has suspended operations with the organizers saying it was now to organize a festival with a purely independent http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-film/independent-film-festival-in-china-shuts-says-impossible-to-pursue-independence-idUSKCN1ZA07Q2020-01-12
TAIPEI Chinas Taiwan Affairs Office reiterated its opposition to any form of independence for Taiwan on Saturday saying it was committed to a one country two model for the island which Beijing claims as sacred Chinese territory NegativeTAIPEI Chinas Taiwan Affairs Office reiterated its opposition to any form of independence for Taiwan on Saturday saying it was committed to a one country two model for the island which Beijing claims as sacred Chinese territory http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-taiwan-election-china/china-reiterates-opposition-to-taiwan-independence-after-vote-idUSKBN1ZA0MH2020-01-12
TAIPEI Taiwan President Tsai Ingwen said on Saturday that her government will exert all its efforts to break the deadlock in relations with China and will maintain stability in the Taiwan Strait PositiveTAIPEI Taiwan President Tsai Ingwen said on Saturday that her government will exert all its efforts to break the deadlock in relations with China and will maintain stability in the Taiwan Strait http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-taiwan-election-president-china/taiwan-president-says-will-try-to-break-deadlock-with-china-idUSKBN1ZA0IZ2020-01-12
TAIPEI Taiwan President Tsai Ingwen said on Saturday that she hopes China understands that democratic Taiwan will not concede to threats and intimidation and that the island will decide its own future PositiveTAIPEI Taiwan President Tsai Ingwen said on Saturday that she hopes China understands that democratic Taiwan will not concede to threats and intimidation and that the island will decide its own future http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-taiwan-election-president/taiwan-president-tells-china-they-will-not-give-in-to-threats-idUSKBN1ZA0IA2020-01-12
TAIPEI Taiwanese reelected President Tsai Ingwen by a landslide on Saturday in a stern rebuke that could fuel further tension with China which has tried military threats and economic inducements to get the island to accept its rule NegativeTAIPEI Taiwanese reelected President Tsai Ingwen by a landslide on Saturday in a stern rebuke that could fuel further tension with China which has tried military threats and economic inducements to get the island to accept its rule http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-taiwan-election/taiwan-president-wins-landslide-victory-in-stark-rebuke-to-china-idUSKBN1ZA0092020-01-12
The federal commerce ministry is reviewing complaints and evidence filed by CAIT against Flipkart and Amazon Reuters reported previously NegativeNEW DELHI Thousands of smallscale traders in India are planning to organize protests against Amazon http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-amazon-com-india-protests/amazon-boss-bezos-to-face-protests-from-traders-during-india-trip-idUSKBN1ZA0FY2020-01-12
A government official said TRAI will review the industrys remarks made on Friday before commenting further NeutralBy Shilpa Jamkhandikar and Alexandra Ulmer http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-india-regulations-broadcasting/big-broadcasters-in-india-warn-new-tariff-rules-could-hit-services-idUSKBN1Z90X82020-01-11
CAIRO Bahrains state carrier Gulf Air has rerouted flights away from Iranian airspace as a safety precaution said an airline spokesman on Friday NegativeCAIRO Bahrains state carrier Gulf Air has rerouted flights away from Iranian airspace as a safety precaution said an airline spokesman on Friday http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-gulf-air/bahrains-gulf-air-reroutes-several-flights-to-avoid-iranian-airspace-spokesman-idUSKBN1Z925Q2020-01-11
DUBAI Iran will announce on Saturday the reason for the crash of the Ukrainian airliner that was flying to Kiev from Tehran earlier this week the semiofficial Fars news agency reported on Friday citing an informed source NegativeDUBAI Iran will announce on Saturday the reason for the crash of the Ukrainian airliner that was flying to Kiev from Tehran earlier this week the semiofficial Fars news agency reported on Friday citing an informed source http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-crash-investigation/iran-will-announce-reason-for-crash-of-ukrainian-airliner-on-saturday-fars-news-idUSKBN1Z928E2020-01-11
DUBAI Jan 10 The new U.S. sanctions imposed on Iran are a sanctioned commander of Irans elite Revolutionary Guards said on Friday after Washington imposed fresh restrictions in retaliation for Tehrans missile attack on U.S. targets in Iraq NegativeDUBAI Jan 10 The new U.S. sanctions imposed on Iran are a sanctioned commander of Irans elite Revolutionary Guards said on Friday after Washington imposed fresh restrictions in retaliation for Tehrans missile attack on U.S. targets in Iraq http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/iraq-security-iran-rezaie/sanctioned-iranian-commander-says-new-u-s-limitations-are-symbolic-tweet-idUSL1N29E0AH2020-01-11
DUBAI Tehran said on Friday it wanted to download black box recordings itself from a Ukrainian airliner crash that killed all 176 people aboard amid Western suspicions the plane was brought down by an Iranian missile probably by mistake NegativeDUBAI Tehran said on Friday it wanted to download black box recordings itself from a Ukrainian airliner crash that killed all 176 people aboard amid Western suspicions the plane was brought down by an Iranian missile probably by mistake http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iran-crash/iran-to-probe-black-boxes-after-missile-blamed-for-plane-crash-idUSKBN1Z92502020-01-11
DUBAI The new U.S. sanctions imposed on Iran are a sanctioned commander of Irans elite Revolutionary Guards said on Friday after Washington imposed fresh restrictions in retaliation for Tehrans missile attack on U.S. targets in Iraq NegativeDUBAI The new U.S. sanctions imposed on Iran are a sanctioned commander of Irans elite Revolutionary Guards said on Friday after Washington imposed fresh restrictions in retaliation for Tehrans missile attack on U.S. targets in Iraq http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-iran-rezaie/sanctioned-iranian-commander-says-new-u-s-limitations-are-symbolic-tweet-idUSKBN1Z91YZ2020-01-11
London is part of the Abbott World Marathon Majors and we continue to work very closely with the AIU on our groundbreaking and extensive intelligencedriven testing programme PositiveLONDON Kenyan Wilson Kipsang former marathon world record holder and bronze medallist at the 2012 Olympics has been provisionally suspended for whereabouts failures and tampering with samples the Athletics Integrity Unit said on its Twitter account on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-athletics-doping-kipsang/athletics-kenyas-kipsang-provisionally-suspended-for-anti-doping-violations-idUSKBN1Z91UY2020-01-11
MUMBAI Some of the biggest television broadcasters operating in India joined forces on Friday to criticize new government regulations that impose restrictions on payTV charges saying the move could put some channels out of business NegativeBy Shilpa Jamkhandikar and Alexandra Ulmer http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-india-regulations-broadcasting/big-broadcasters-in-india-warn-new-tariff-rules-could-hit-services-idUSKBN1Z90X82020-01-11
TAIPEI Taiwan votes in presidential and parliamentary elections on Saturday which will set the course for the democratic islands ties with its giant and autocratic neighbor China which claims Taiwan as its territory NegativeTAIPEI Taiwan votes in presidential and parliamentary elections on Saturday which will set the course for the democratic islands ties with its giant and autocratic neighbor China which claims Taiwan as its territory http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-taiwan-election-explainer/explainer-what-is-at-stake-in-taiwans-election-idUSKBN1Z90AB2020-01-11
TRAIs chairman R.S. Sharma has said the new revised regulations announced this month were merely of the previous ones and the regulator was open to hearing the industrys grievances NeutralBy Shilpa Jamkhandikar and Alexandra Ulmer http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-india-regulations-broadcasting/big-broadcasters-in-india-warn-new-tariff-rules-could-hit-services-idUSKBN1Z90X82020-01-11
The move however was marred by confusion around implementation and forced the TRAI to review the regulations NegativeBy Shilpa Jamkhandikar and Alexandra Ulmer http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-india-regulations-broadcasting/big-broadcasters-in-india-warn-new-tariff-rules-could-hit-services-idUSKBN1Z90X82020-01-11
CAIRO Egyptian national carrier Egyptair will resume flights to Baghdad on Saturday after assessing the security situation the airline on Twitter PositiveCAIRO Egyptian national carrier Egyptair will resume flights to Baghdad on Saturday after assessing the security situation the airline on Twitter http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-iraq-security-egyptair/egyptair-to-resume-flights-to-baghdad-on-saturday-idUSKBN1Z81ZC2020-01-10
CAIRO Iraqs ministry of foreign affairs said in a statement on Thursday that it has summoned the Iranian ambassador to inform him of Iraqs objection to attacks on military bases on Iraqi territories and that Iraq considers this action as a violation of sovereignty NegativeCAIRO Iraqs ministry of foreign affairs said in a statement on Thursday that it has summoned the Iranian ambassador to inform him of Iraqs objection to attacks on military bases on Iraqi territories and that Iraq considers this action as a violation of sovereignty http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-iran-diplomacy/iraq-summons-iranian-ambassador-over-missile-attack-on-iraqi-lands-state-tv-idUSKBN1Z82HD2020-01-10
CAIRO Qatars Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman AlThani called his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif on Thursday and discussed the latest developments in the region especially in Iraq as well as ways to reduce the state news agency said amid increasing U.S.Iranian tensions PositiveCAIRO Qatars Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman AlThani called his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif on Thursday and discussed the latest developments in the region especially in Iraq as well as ways to reduce the state news agency said amid increasing U.S.Iranian tensions http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-qatar-iran-security/qatars-foreign-minister-iranian-counterpart-discuss-events-in-region-state-news-agency-idUSKBN1Z82AM2020-01-10
CAIRO Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok visited the rebel bastion of Kauda in the South Kordofan regions Nuba Mountains on Thursday the first senior Khartoum official to travel there since clashes resumed in the area more than eight years ago PositiveCAIRO Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok visited the rebel bastion of Kauda in the South Kordofan regions Nuba Mountains on Thursday the first senior Khartoum official to travel there since clashes resumed in the area more than eight years ago http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-sudan-politics/sudans-pm-visits-rebel-stronghold-in-kordofan-on-peace-mission-idUSKBN1Z823T2020-01-10
DUBAI Iran called on Canada on Thursday to share its information with Tehran about the Ukrainian plane after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Ottawa had intelligence indicating it was hit by an Iranian missile NegativeDUBAI Iran called on Canada on Thursday to share its information with Tehran about the Ukrainian plane after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Ottawa had intelligence indicating it was hit by an Iranian missile http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-crash-ministry/iran-calls-on-canada-to-hand-over-information-on-crashed-ukrainian-plane-idUSKBN1Z82PB2020-01-10
Nursyawal Embun director of sea operations at the Maritime Security Agency said however that one ship HAIJING35111 was still in the Indonesian continental shelf waters NegativeJAKARTA Indonesias military said on Thursday that Chinese coast guard vessels and fishing boats had left disputed waters in the western reaches of the South China Sea following a visit by President Joko Widodo to assert his nations sovereignty http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-indonesia-china-southchinasea-waters/indonesian-military-says-chinese-vessels-left-disputed-waters-idUSKBN1Z81462020-01-10
SHANGHAI Online gay communities in China are lauding ecommerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd for releasing a subtle ad that appears to feature a gay couple returning home for the Lunar New Year PositiveSHANGHAI Online gay communities in China are lauding ecommerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd for releasing a subtle ad that appears to feature a gay couple returning home for the Lunar New Year http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-homosexuality-alibaba/alibaba-praised-by-chinas-gay-community-for-ad-recognizing-same-sex-couples-idUSKBN1Z80RN2020-01-10
Voya Financial AIG Principal Financial Group and Prudential Financial did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment NeutralVoya Financial AIG Principal Financial Group and Prudential Financial did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-voya-financial-m-a/voya-financial-explores-sale-to-insurance-groups-ft-idUSKBN1Z81862020-01-10
DUBAI A Ukrainian airliner that crashed shortly after takeoff from Tehran on Wednesday killing all 176 people on board was on fire immediately prior to the incident according to an initial report by investigators NegativeDUBAI A Ukrainian airliner that crashed shortly after takeoff from Tehran on Wednesday killing all 176 people on board was on fire immediately prior to the incident according to an initial report by investigators http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-crash-report/ukrainian-airliner-was-on-fire-prior-to-iran-crash-initial-report-idUSKBN1Z80GW2020-01-09
DUBAI A Ukrainian airliner was on fire immediately before it crashed southwest of Tehran killing all 176 on board according to an initial report by Iranian investigators NegativeDUBAI A Ukrainian airliner was on fire immediately before it crashed southwest of Tehran killing all 176 on board according to an initial report by Iranian investigators http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iran-crash/iran-investigation-says-ukrainian-jet-was-on-fire-before-crash-idUSKBN1Z80I32020-01-09
DUBAI Jan 9 A Ukrainian airliner was on fire immediately before it crashed southwest of Tehran killing all 176 on board according to an initial report by Iranian investigators Negativedetails of http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/iran-crash/wrapup-1-iran-probe-says-ukrainian-jet-was-on-fire-before-crash-idUSL4N29E1HY2020-01-09
MAIDUGURI Nigeria About 20 soldiers were killed and nearly 1000 people made homeless in a militant attack on a town in northeastern Nigeria two residents and a military source said on Wednesday NegativeMAIDUGURI Nigeria About 20 soldiers were killed and nearly 1000 people made homeless in a militant attack on a town in northeastern Nigeria two residents and a military source said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/militant-attack-in-nigerian-town-kills-20-soldiers-displaces-1000-residents-idUSKBN1Z72X92020-01-09
MUMBAI A top Indian actress who joined students protesting against the government drew calls on social media on Wednesday for a boycott of her upcoming film as well as praise for being a rare Bollywood Alister to stand up against a crackdown on dissent NegativeMUMBAI A top Indian actress who joined students protesting against the government drew calls on social media on Wednesday for a boycott of her upcoming film as well as praise for being a rare Bollywood Alister to stand up against a crackdown on dissent http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainmenthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-india-student-protests/bollywood-a-lister-backs-protesting-students-faces-boycott-calls-idUSKBN1Z71CU2020-01-09
SHANGHAI Chinas internet firms have fallen behind global peers in sourcing energy from clean renewable sources with soaring use of internet data driving up energy demand and carbon emissions environmental group Greenpeace said in a report on Thursday NegativeSHANGHAI Chinas internet firms have fallen behind global peers in sourcing energy from clean renewable sources with soaring use of internet data driving up energy demand and carbon emissions environmental group Greenpeace said in a report on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-energy-internet/chinese-internet-firms-falling-behind-on-renewable-energy-goals-greenpeace-idUSKBN1Z807R2020-01-09
SHANGHAI Jan 9 Chinas internet firms have fallen behind global peers in sourcing energy from clean renewable sources with soaring use of internet data driving up energy demand and carbon emissions environmental group Greenpeace said in a report on Thursday NegativeSHANGHAI Jan 9 Chinas internet firms have fallen behind global peers in sourcing energy from clean renewable sources with soaring use of internet data driving up energy demand and carbon emissions environmental group Greenpeace said in a report on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/china-energy-internet/chinese-internet-firms-falling-behind-on-renewable-energy-goals-greenpeace-idUSL4N29C1HH2020-01-09
TAIPEI Allegations in Australian media about Chinas efforts to interfere in Taiwans elections roiled the island on Thursday after new reporting said a selfprofessed Chinese spy described a smear campaign against Taiwans ruling party NegativeTAIPEI Allegations in Australian media about Chinas efforts to interfere in Taiwans elections roiled the island on Thursday after new reporting said a selfprofessed Chinese spy described a smear campaign against Taiwans ruling party http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-taiwan-election-security/allegations-of-man-claiming-to-be-chinese-spy-roil-taiwan-election-campaign-again-idUSKBN1Z80IL2020-01-09
TAIPEI Beijing should not interpret Taiwans elections as representing a win or loss for China Taiwans foreign minister said on Thursday days ahead of a crucial vote overshadowed by Chinese efforts to get the island to accept its rule NegativeTAIPEI Beijing should not interpret Taiwans elections as representing a win or loss for China Taiwans foreign minister said on Thursday days ahead of a crucial vote overshadowed by Chinese efforts to get the island to accept its rule http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-taiwan-election-china/dont-read-too-much-into-election-results-taiwan-tells-china-before-vote-idUSKBN1Z80GJ2020-01-09
Under those rules Irans AAIB air accident board automatically leads what could be a yearlong probe into flight 572 designed to help avoid future accidents NegativePARIS The crash of a U.S.built airliner in Iran with the loss of 176 lives looks set to strain fragile international protocols on cooperation in air disaster investigations at a time when the United States and Iran are mired in confrontation http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-iran-crash-protocols/u-s-iran-distrust-looms-over-tehran-air-crash-investigation-idUSKBN1Z72PT2020-01-09
CAIRO The planned arrival of Turkish military advisers in Libya should bolster the internationally recognized government but may not be enough to turn the tide of a conflict in which easternbased forces have the upper hand thanks to foreign support NegativeCAIRO The planned arrival of Turkish military advisers in Libya should bolster the internationally recognized government but may not be enough to turn the tide of a conflict in which easternbased forces have the upper hand thanks to foreign support http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-turkey-analysis/turkish-support-for-tripoli-could-rebalance-forces-in-libya-idUSKBN1Z62HM2020-01-08
DUBAI A Ukrainian airliner carrying at least 170 passengers crashed on Wednesday due to technical problems soon after taking off from Tehrans Imam Khomeini airport and all aboard were killed Irans state television and a Ukrainian official said NegativeDUBAI A Ukrainian airliner carrying at least 170 passengers crashed on Wednesday due to technical problems soon after taking off from Tehrans Imam Khomeini airport and all aboard were killed Irans state television and a Ukrainian official said http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iran-crash/ukrainian-boeing-737-crashes-after-take-off-in-iran-all-170-aboard-killed-idUSKBN1Z70EL2020-01-08
DUBAI All those on board the Ukrainian passenger plane that crashed in Iran have been killed Iranian state TV reported on Wednesday NegativeDUBAI All those on board the Ukrainian passenger plane that crashed in Iran have been killed Iranian state TV reported on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-crash-toll/all-on-board-ukrainian-passenger-plane-that-crashed-in-iran-were-killed-iran-state-tv-idUSKBN1Z70JG2020-01-08
DUBAI Iran is not seeking war but it will deliver a crushing response to any aggression the government spokesman said on Wednesday a few hours after Tehran hit U.S. targets in Iraq in retaliation to the killing of Quds Force commander Qassem Soleimani NegativeDUBAI Iran is not seeking war but it will deliver a crushing response to any aggression the government spokesman said on Wednesday a few hours after Tehran hit U.S. targets in Iraq in retaliation to the killing of Quds Force commander Qassem Soleimani http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-iran-government/iran-does-not-seek-war-but-will-give-a-crushing-response-to-attacks-tweet-idUSKBN1Z70HQ2020-01-08
DUBAI Iranian state television said on Wednesday that U.S. President Donald Trump tried to downplay damage caused by Irans missile attacks on U.S. targets in Iraq by tweeting that all is NegativeDUBAI Iranian state television said on Wednesday that U.S. President Donald Trump tried to downplay damage caused by Irans missile attacks on U.S. targets in Iraq by tweeting that all is http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-iran-tv/iranian-tv-says-trumps-tweet-that-all-is-well-aims-to-downplay-attack-idUSKBN1Z70NC2020-01-08
DUBAI Irans Revolutionary Guards said that any retaliatory measures by the United States against Tehrans missile attacks on American targets in Iraq would draw a renewed response state television reported NegativeDUBAI Irans Revolutionary Guards said that any retaliatory measures by the United States against Tehrans missile attacks on American targets in Iraq would draw a renewed response state television reported http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-iran-warning/irans-guards-warn-against-u-s-retaliation-to-tehrans-missile-attacks-tv-idUSKBN1Z70H42020-01-08
DUBAI Irans army renewed a demand for U.S. troops to be withdrawn from the Middle East state TV reported on Wednesday after the elite Revolutionary Guards launched missile attacks on American targets in Iraq NegativeDUBAI Irans army renewed a demand for U.S. troops to be withdrawn from the Middle East state TV reported on Wednesday after the elite Revolutionary Guards launched missile attacks on American targets in Iraq http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-iran-army/irans-army-renews-demand-for-u-s-to-withdraw-troops-from-region-state-tv-idUSKBN1Z70LG2020-01-08
DUBAI Jan 8 Any U.S retaliation to Irans missile attacks on American targets in Iraq could lead to an allout war in the Middle East an adviser to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani tweeted on Wednesday NegativeDUBAI Jan 8 Any U.S retaliation to Irans missile attacks on American targets in Iraq could lead to an allout war in the Middle East an adviser to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani tweeted on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/iraq-security-iran-region/iranian-official-warns-any-u-s-retaliation-will-lead-to-regional-war-tweet-idUSL1N29D06C2020-01-08
DUBAI Jan 8 Iran is not seeking escalation or war Iranian Foreign Minister tweeted after Tehran hit U.S. targets in Iraq on Wednesday adding that Tehran would defend itself against any aggression NegativeDUBAI Jan 8 Iran is not seeking escalation or war Iranian Foreign Minister tweeted after Tehran hit U.S. targets in Iraq on Wednesday adding that Tehran would defend itself against any aggression http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/iraq-security-iran-zarif/iran-does-not-seek-escalation-or-war-but-will-defend-itself-foreign-minister-tweets-idUSL1N29D0502020-01-08
DUBAI Jan 8 Iran is not seeking war but it will deliver a crushing response to any aggression the government spokesman said on Wednesday a few hours after Tehran hit U.S. targets in Iraq in retaliation to the killing of Quds Force commander Qassem Soleimani NegativeDUBAI Jan 8 Iran is not seeking war but it will deliver a crushing response to any aggression the government spokesman said on Wednesday a few hours after Tehran hit U.S. targets in Iraq in retaliation to the killing of Quds Force commander Qassem Soleimani http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/iraq-security-iran-government/iran-does-not-seek-war-but-will-give-a-crushing-response-to-attacks-tweet-idUSL1N29D06X2020-01-08
DUBAI Jan 8 Irans army renewed a demand for U.S. troops to be withdrawn from the Middle East state TV reported on Wednesday after the elite Revolutionary Guards launched missile attacks on American targets in Iraq NegativeDUBAI Jan 8 Irans army renewed a demand for U.S. troops to be withdrawn from the Middle East state TV reported on Wednesday after the elite Revolutionary Guards launched missile attacks on American targets in Iraq http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/iraq-security-iran-army/irans-army-renews-demand-for-u-s-to-withdraw-troops-from-region-state-tv-idUSL1N29D07O2020-01-08
DUBAI Jan 8 Irans missile attacks on U.S. targets in Iraq was the first step and Tehran will not spare American troops Iranian state TV quoted a Revolutionary Guards commander as saying on Wednesday NegativeDUBAI Jan 8 Irans missile attacks on U.S. targets in Iraq was the first step and Tehran will not spare American troops Iranian state TV quoted a Revolutionary Guards commander as saying on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/iraq-security-iran-military/irans-revolutionary-guards-commander-says-missile-attacks-first-step-tv-idUSL1N29D04F2020-01-08
DUBAI The United States has maintained its security posture in key ally the United Arab Emirates following Iranian missile attacks on U.S.led forces in Iraq on Wednesday a U.S. embassy spokesperson said NegativeDUBAI The United States has maintained its security posture in key ally the United Arab Emirates following Iranian missile attacks on U.S.led forces in Iraq on Wednesday a U.S. embassy spokesperson said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-usa-emirates/u-s-security-posture-in-uae-unchanged-after-iraq-strikes-embassy-spokesperson-idUSKBN1Z70GJ2020-01-08
SHANGHAI Chinese smartphone maker Realme shipped 25 million phones in 2019 hopes to ship 50 million in 2020 the company said on Tuesday at an event announcing its first 5G device PositiveSHANGHAI Chinese smartphone maker Realme shipped 25 million phones in 2019 hopes to ship 50 million in 2020 the company said on Tuesday at an event announcing its first 5G device http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-smartphone-realme/chinas-realme-aims-to-double-smartphone-shipments-in-2020-to-50-million-idUSKBN1Z60TE2020-01-08
SHANGHAI Financial markets were roiled on Wednesday after Iran fired missiles at U.S. forces in Iraq sending Asian stocks and U.S. Treasury yields sliding and jolting oil prices higher as investors feared a wider conflict in the Middle East NegativeSHANGHAI Financial markets were roiled on Wednesday after Iran fired missiles at U.S. forces in Iraq sending Asian stocks and U.S. Treasury yields sliding and jolting oil prices higher as investors feared a wider conflict in the Middle East http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-global-markets/stocks-gold-and-oil-whipsawed-as-iran-strikes-spark-fears-of-wider-mideast-war-idUSKBN1Z70562020-01-08
SHANGHAI Jan 8 Asian shares and U.S. treasury yields plunged on Wednesday while gold and oil shot higher after Iran fired rockets at an Iraqi airbase that hosts U.S. military forces stoking fears of further sharp escalations in a developing conflict NegativeMSCI Asia exJapan off 0 http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/global-markets-asian-shares-slump-gold-oil-soar-after-iran-strike-on-u-s-forces-idUSL4N29D09V2020-01-08
SHANGHAI Jan 8 Chinas central bank lifted its official yuan midpoint to the highest in five months on Wednesday to reflect strong gains in the spot yuan in the previous session PositiveSHANGHAI Jan 8 Chinas central bank lifted its official yuan midpoint to the highest in five months on Wednesday to reflect strong gains in the spot yuan in the previous session http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/china-yuan/china-lifts-yuan-midpoint-to-highest-level-in-5-months-idUSAZN0FL5002020-01-08
SHANGHAI Jan 8 Financial markets were roiled on Wednesday after Iran fired missiles at U.S. forces in Iraq sending Asian stocks and U.S. Treasury yields sliding and sharply lifting oil prices as investors feared a wider conflict in the Middle East NegativeMSCI Asia exJapan down 0 http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/global-markets-stocks-gold-and-oil-whipsawed-as-iran-strikes-pushes-mideast-to-brink-idUSL8N29D0EN2020-01-08
TAIPEI Taiwan goes to the polls on Saturday to elect a new president and parliament NeutralTAIPEI Taiwan goes to the polls on Saturday to elect a new president and parliament http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-taiwan-election-china-factbox/factbox-key-facts-on-taiwan-china-relations-ahead-of-taiwan-elections-idUSKBN1Z62LJ2020-01-08
TAIPEI Taiwan votes on Saturday in an election overshadowed by renewed Chinese efforts to get the island to accept their rule and as Taiwan nervously watches Hong Kong protests worried they may be next if China ever succeeds in bringing them under its control NegativeTAIPEI Taiwan votes on Saturday in an election overshadowed by renewed Chinese efforts to get the island to accept their rule and as Taiwan nervously watches Hong Kong protests worried they may be next if China ever succeeds in bringing them under its control http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-taiwan-election/taiwan-to-vote-in-shadow-of-china-pressure-hong-kong-protests-idUSKBN1Z62KK2020-01-08
DUBAI Irans Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei wept while leading mourners in prayer for the funeral on Monday of slain military commander Qassem Soleimani whose death in a U.S. drone strike has caused a huge outpouring of national grief NegativeDUBAI Irans Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei wept while leading mourners in prayer for the funeral on Monday of slain military commander Qassem Soleimani whose death in a U.S. drone strike has caused a huge outpouring of national grief http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-iran-khamenei/irans-leader-khamenei-weeps-at-generals-funeral-as-nation-grieves-idUSKBN1Z50IU2020-01-07
DUBAI The body of the senior Iranian military commander killed in a U.S. drone strike in Iraq last week has arrived in his home town of Kerman in southeast Iran for burial the official IRNA news agency said on Tuesday NegativeDUBAI The body of the senior Iranian military commander killed in a U.S. drone strike in Iraq last week has arrived in his home town of Kerman in southeast Iran for burial the official IRNA news agency said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-iran-funeral/body-of-iranian-commander-killed-in-u-s-strike-arrives-for-burial-in-southeast-iran-agency-idUSKBN1Z60D12020-01-07
In February U.S. President Donald Trump signed an executive order for federal government agencies to dedicate more resources and investment to AIrelated research promotion and training PositiveLAS VEGAS The White House on Tuesday proposed regulatory principles to govern the development and use of artificial intelligence aimed at limiting authorities and said it wants European officials to likewise avoid aggressive approaches http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-tech-ces-ai-white-house/white-house-proposes-regulatory-principles-to-govern-ai-use-idUSKBN1Z60GL2020-01-07
MAIDUGURI At least 30 people were killed in the northeastern Nigerian state of Borno after an improvised explosive device detonated on a bridge sources told Reuters on Monday NegativeMAIDUGURI At least 30 people were killed in the northeastern Nigerian state of Borno after an improvised explosive device detonated on a bridge sources told Reuters on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/thirty-killed-in-northeast-nigeria-bomb-blast-on-crowded-bridge-idUSKBN1Z526J2020-01-07
Megvii which is known for its facial recognition platform is aiming to be the first Chinese AI firm to go public NegativeHONG KONG Chinese artificial intelligence company Megviis plans for a million Hong Kong initial public offering are back on track after its application was cleared by the citys stock exchange two sources with direct knowledge of the matter said http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-megvii-ipo/blacklisted-chinese-firm-megvii-cleared-for-500-million-hong-kong-ipo-idUSKBN1Z511E2020-01-07
NAIROBI Kenyan police arrested three men suspected of trying to break into a British army camp in central Kenya on the same day Islamist insurgents attacked another base used by U.S. and Kenyan forces according to a police report seen by Reuters NegativeNAIROBI Kenyan police arrested three men suspected of trying to break into a British army camp in central Kenya on the same day Islamist insurgents attacked another base used by U.S. and Kenyan forces according to a police report seen by Reuters http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-kenya-security/kenya-arrests-three-men-for-trying-to-breach-british-army-camp-idUSKBN1Z404G2020-01-07
NAIROBI Police arrested three men who tried to break into a British army camp in Laikipia in central Kenya police said in a report seen by Reuters on Monday NegativeNAIROBI Police arrested three men who tried to break into a British army camp in Laikipia in central Kenya police said in a report seen by Reuters on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-kenya-security/kenyan-police-arrest-three-for-trying-to-breach-british-army-camp-idUSKBN1Z50PP2020-01-07
SHANGHAI A listed Chinese coal conglomerate that defaulted on bonds worth about billion could file for bankruptcy under a restructuring plan proposed by creditors a document seen by Reuters shows as record bond defaults push China to improve risk management NegativeSHANGHAI A listed Chinese coal conglomerate that defaulted on bonds worth about billion could file for bankruptcy under a restructuring plan proposed by creditors a document seen by Reuters shows as record bond defaults push China to improve risk management http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-wtecl-bankruptcy/creditors-push-china-coal-firm-wintime-to-file-for-bankruptcy-after-defaults-idUSKBN1Z50J02020-01-07
SHANGHAI China must end the construction of all new coalfired power plants in order to meet longterm climate goals in the most economically feasible manner according to a study coauthored by a governmentbacked research institute NegativeSHANGHAI China must end the construction of all new coalfired power plants in order to meet longterm climate goals in the most economically feasible manner according to a study coauthored by a governmentbacked research institute http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-climate-change-china-coal/china-must-cancel-new-coal-plants-to-achieve-climate-goals-study-idUSKBN1Z603Z2020-01-07
DUBAI Iran announced on Sunday it would abandon limitations on enriching uranium taking a further step back from commitments to a 2015 nuclear deal with six major powers but it would continue to cooperate with the U.N. nuclear watchdog NegativeDUBAI Iran announced on Sunday it would abandon limitations on enriching uranium taking a further step back from commitments to a 2015 nuclear deal with six major powers but it would continue to cooperate with the U.N. nuclear watchdog http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iran-nuclear-deal/iran-says-no-limits-on-enrichment-stepping-further-from-2015-deal-tv-idUSKBN1Z40Q32020-01-06
DUBAI Shares of Saudi Aramco were down 1 NeutralDUBAI Shares of Saudi Aramco were down 1 http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-saudi-aramco-stocks/saudi-aramco-shares-hit-lowest-since-ipo-down-1-7-idUSKBN1Z40BB2020-01-06
DUBAI The United States President Donald Trump is a terrorist in a Iranian Information and Telecommunications Minister Mohammad Javad AzariJahromi tweeted on Sunday NegativeDUBAI The United States President Donald Trump is a terrorist in a Iranian Information and Telecommunications Minister Mohammad Javad AzariJahromi tweeted on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-iran-trump/irans-minister-jahromi-says-trump-is-a-terrorist-in-a-suit-tweet-idUSKBN1Z407T2020-01-06
TAIPEI A small but growing number of Hong Kong protesters who fled to Taiwan for safety over the past few months fear an opposition victory in the islands election this week will put them in peril and force them to leave NegativeTAIPEI A small but growing number of Hong Kong protesters who fled to Taiwan for safety over the past few months fear an opposition victory in the islands election this week will put them in peril and force them to leave http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-taiwan-election-hongkong/taiwan-election-is-make-or-break-for-fleeing-hong-kong-protesters-idUSKBN1Z40WA2020-01-06
CAIRO Saudi Arabias King Salman rang Iraqi President Berham Saleh on Saturday to discuss the importance of deescalating regional tensions the Saudi news agency reported after Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani was killed in a U.S. air strike PositiveCAIRO Saudi Arabias King Salman rang Iraqi President Berham Saleh on Saturday to discuss the importance of deescalating regional tensions the Saudi news agency reported after Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani was killed in a U.S. air strike http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-saudi-arabia/king-salman-discusses-with-iraqi-president-need-to-de-escalate-regional-tensions-idUSKBN1Z30M32020-01-05
DUBAI The body of Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani who was killed in Iraq in a U.S. military strike was returned to Iran on Sunday the official IRIB news agency reported NegativeDUBAI The body of Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani who was killed in Iraq in a U.S. military strike was returned to Iran on Sunday the official IRIB news agency reported http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-iran/body-of-top-iranian-commander-killed-by-u-s-strike-in-iraq-returned-to-iran-idUSKBN1Z40382020-01-05
NAIROBI Kenya said on Saturday it had started aerial spraying in three counties in the countrys north to try to head off a locust invasion which has already caused extensive damage to farmland in neighboring Somalia and Ethiopia NegativeNAIROBI Kenya said on Saturday it had started aerial spraying in three counties in the countrys north to try to head off a locust invasion which has already caused extensive damage to farmland in neighboring Somalia and Ethiopia http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-kenya-locusts/kenya-says-starts-spraying-of-locusts-seen-as-threat-to-food-security-idUSKBN1Z30EC2020-01-05
NAIROBI Somalias Islamist group al Shabaab on Sunday attacked a military base in Lamu county in Kenya that is used by both U.S. and Kenyan forces a source and al Shabaab said NegativeNAIROBI Somalias Islamist group al Shabaab on Sunday attacked a military base in Lamu county in Kenya that is used by both U.S. and Kenyan forces a source and al Shabaab said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-kenya-security/islamist-group-al-shabaab-attacks-kenya-base-used-by-kenyan-u-s-forces-idUSKBN1Z404G2020-01-05
SHANGHAI Chinas banking and insurance regulator has released new rules which make it easier for foreign lenders to enter the Chinese market PositiveSHANGHAI Chinas banking and insurance regulator has released new rules which make it easier for foreign lenders to enter the Chinese market http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-banking/china-banking-regulator-eases-market-access-for-foreign-lenders-idUSKBN1Z307D2020-01-05
CAIRO Bahrain said on Friday it is following the developments in Iraq and called for deescalation after a U.S. air strike according to the state news agency NegativeCAIRO Bahrain said on Friday it is following the developments in Iraq and called for deescalation after a U.S. air strike according to the state news agency http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-blast-bahrain/bahrain-calls-for-de-escalation-after-u-s-air-strike-in-iraq-state-news-agency-idUSKBN1Z222F2020-01-04
DUBAI Jan 3 Iran summoned a Swiss envoy for a second time on Friday to deliver its answer to a U.S. message Iranian state media said hours after a Swiss diplomat delivered Washingtons communication over the killing of Iranian Quds force chief Qassem Soleimani NegativeDUBAI Jan 3 Iran summoned a Swiss envoy for a second time on Friday to deliver its answer to a U.S. message Iranian state media said hours after a Swiss diplomat delivered Washingtons communication over the killing of Iranian Quds force chief Qassem Soleimani http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/iraq-security-blast-swiss-iran/iran-summons-swiss-envoy-again-to-answer-u-s-message-state-media-idUSL8N2983GM2020-01-04
DUBAI Iran protested on Friday to a Swiss envoy representing U.S. interests in Tehran over the assassination of the Iranian Quds force chief Qassem Soleimani state television reported NegativeDUBAI Iran protested on Friday to a Swiss envoy representing U.S. interests in Tehran over the assassination of the Iranian Quds force chief Qassem Soleimani state television reported http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-blast-iran-swiss/iran-summons-swiss-envoy-over-assassination-of-quds-force-chief-soleimani-tv-idUSKBN1Z20CO2020-01-03
DUBAI Iran will be more determined to resist the United States Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Friday in response to the killing of Quds Force chief Qassem Soleimani in Iraq Iranian state television reported NegativeDUBAI Iran will be more determined to resist the United States Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Friday in response to the killing of Quds Force chief Qassem Soleimani in Iraq Iranian state television reported http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-blast-iran-rouhani/rouhani-says-iran-more-determined-to-resist-u-s-after-soleimanis-death-idUSKBN1Z20EL2020-01-03
DUBAI Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Friday the assassination of Iran Quds Force chief Qassem Soleimani was an extremely dangerous and foolish escalation NegativeDUBAI Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Friday the assassination of Iran Quds Force chief Qassem Soleimani was an extremely dangerous and foolish escalation http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-blast-zarif/irans-zarif-says-u-s-responsible-for-consequences-of-rogue-adventurism-idUSKBN1Z207I2020-01-03
DUBAI Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Friday the assassination of Quds Force chief Qassem Soleimani would strengthen resistance against the United States and Israel in the region and the world Iranian state television reported NegativeDUBAI Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Friday the assassination of Quds Force chief Qassem Soleimani would strengthen resistance against the United States and Israel in the region and the world Iranian state television reported http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-blast-iranforeignminist/irans-zarif-says-soleimani-killing-will-boost-resistance-in-region-idUSKBN1Z209F2020-01-03
DUBAI Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Friday the assassination of Quds Force chief Qassem Soleimani would double the motivation of the resistance against the United States and Israel state television reported NegativeDUBAI Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Friday the assassination of Quds Force chief Qassem Soleimani would double the motivation of the resistance against the United States and Israel state television reported http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-blast-iran-khamenei/irans-khamenei-says-anti-u-s-resistance-to-increase-after-soleimani-death-tv-idUSKBN1Z20BF2020-01-03
DUBAI Irans top security body will meet on Friday to discuss the attack that killed Iranian MajorGeneral Qassem Soleimani its spokesman was quoted as saying by the semiofficial Fars news agency NegativeDUBAI Irans top security body will meet on Friday to discuss the attack that killed Iranian MajorGeneral Qassem Soleimani its spokesman was quoted as saying by the semiofficial Fars news agency http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-blast-iran-council/irans-top-security-body-to-discuss-criminal-attack-that-killed-soleimani-spokesman-idUSKBN1Z207L2020-01-03
SHANGHAI Tesla Inc will deliver its first Chinamade Model 3 sedans to the public on Jan PositiveSHANGHAI Tesla Inc will deliver its first Chinamade Model 3 sedans to the public on Jan http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-tesla-china-delivery/tesla-says-will-start-delivering-china-made-model-3s-to-public-on-jan-7-idUSKBN1Z10CB2020-01-03
TAIPEI Taiwans top military official was among eight people killed on Thursday after a helicopter carrying them to visit soldiers crashed in a mountainous area near the capital Taipei the defense ministry said NegativeTAIPEI Taiwans top military official was among eight people killed on Thursday after a helicopter carrying them to visit soldiers crashed in a mountainous area near the capital Taipei the defense ministry said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-taiwan-military-missing/taiwans-military-chief-among-eight-dead-in-helicopter-crash-idUSKBN1Z102B2020-01-03
AI software is only helpful if it actually moves the dial for the she said PositiveCHICAGO A Google artificial intelligence system proved as good as expert radiologists at detecting which women had breast cancer based on screening mammograms and showed promise at reducing errors researchers in the United States and Britain reported http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-health-mammograms-ai/study-finds-google-system-could-improve-breast-cancer-detection-idUSKBN1Z02062020-01-02
Crucially the team has yet to show the tool improves patient care said Dr Lisa Watanabe chief medical officer of CureMetrix whose AI mammogram program won U.S. approval last year PositiveCHICAGO A Google artificial intelligence system proved as good as expert radiologists at detecting which women had breast cancer based on screening mammograms and showed promise at reducing errors researchers in the United States and Britain reported http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-health-mammograms-ai/study-finds-google-system-could-improve-breast-cancer-detection-idUSKBN1Z02062020-01-02
DUBAI Jan 1 Omans government expects to increase spending this year by to 13 Neutralfigures details http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/oman-budget/update-1-oman-2020-budget-projects-modest-rise-in-spending-deficit-at-8-of-gdp-idUSL8N29608E2020-01-02
DUBAI Six Saudi Arabian prisoners held in Yemen by the Iranaligned Houthi group returned home on Wednesday in a move welcomed by the United Nations as it pushes for political negotiations to end almost five years of war PositiveDUBAI Six Saudi Arabian prisoners held in Yemen by the Iranaligned Houthi group returned home on Wednesday in a move welcomed by the United Nations as it pushes for political negotiations to end almost five years of war http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-yemen-security-prisoners/six-saudi-prisoners-freed-by-yemens-houthis-return-home-idUSKBN1Z01T92020-01-02
DUBAI Southern separatists in Yemen have pulled out of committees implementing a November agreement to end a power struggle in the south that had opened a new front in the countrys multifaceted war NegativeDUBAI Southern separatists in Yemen have pulled out of committees implementing a November agreement to end a power struggle in the south that had opened a new front in the countrys multifaceted war http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-yemen-security/yemens-southern-separatists-pull-out-of-riyadh-agreement-committees-idUSKBN1Z01ZE2020-01-02
SHANGHAI China stateowned Qinghai Salt Lake Potash Co the countrys largest potash producer failed to sell its assets in a fifth round of auctions on Wednesday aimed at raising funds and avoid being delisted from the Shenzhen Stock Exchange NegativeSHANGHAI China stateowned Qinghai Salt Lake Potash Co the countrys largest potash producer failed to sell its assets in a fifth round of auctions on Wednesday aimed at raising funds and avoid being delisted from the Shenzhen Stock Exchange http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-fertilizers-qinghaisaltlake-pot/chinas-largest-potash-producer-fails-in-fifth-bid-to-raise-funds-idUSKBN1Z01J02020-01-02
TAIPEI Taiwan President Tsai Ingwen said on Wednesday the island would not accept a one country two political formula Beijing has suggested could be used to unify the democratic island saying such an arrangement had failed in Hong Kong NegativeTAIPEI Taiwan President Tsai Ingwen said on Wednesday the island would not accept a one country two political formula Beijing has suggested could be used to unify the democratic island saying such an arrangement had failed in Hong Kong http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-taiwan-china/taiwan-leader-rejects-chinas-offer-to-unify-under-hong-kong-model-idUSKBN1Z01IA2020-01-02
CAIRO Egypts M2 money supply growth was up 13 NegativeCAIRO Egypts M2 money supply growth was up 13 http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-egypt-economy-moneysupply/egypts-m2-money-supply-up-13-16-year-on-year-in-november-central-bank-idUSKBN1YZ0ZA2020-01-01
CAIRO The Arab League urged the warring sides in Libya on Tuesday not to do anything that might enable the deployment of foreign fighters in the North African country and worsen its conflict NegativeCAIRO The Arab League urged the warring sides in Libya on Tuesday not to do anything that might enable the deployment of foreign fighters in the North African country and worsen its conflict http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-arabs/arab-league-warns-against-deployment-of-foreign-fighters-in-libya-idUSKBN1YZ15O2020-01-01
DUBAI Iran denied it was behind violent protests at the U.S. embassy in Iraq on Tuesday and warned against any retaliation after President Donald Trump blamed Tehran for an attack on the mission and said it would be held responsible NegativeDUBAI Iran denied it was behind violent protests at the U.S. embassy in Iraq on Tuesday and warned against any retaliation after President Donald Trump blamed Tehran for an attack on the mission and said it would be held responsible http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-usa-iran/iran-denies-role-in-u-s-embassy-violence-warns-against-retaliation-idUSKBN1YZ19Y2020-01-01
SHANGHAI China will adjust the weighting of a key yuan index in the new year the countrys foreign exchange trading platform said on Tuesday PositiveSHANGHAI China will adjust the weighting of a key yuan index in the new year the countrys foreign exchange trading platform said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-yuan-index/china-adjusts-cfets-index-basket-cutting-dollar-weighting-idUSKBN1YZ0OJ2020-01-01
SHANGHAI Dec 31 Asian shares were mostly lower on Tuesday in their last trading day of the decade as investors locked in profits after a buoyant year of gains driven in recent weeks by hopes of an imminent U.S.China trade deal Positiveto remove references to DAX and Euro STOXX 50 futures which are not http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/corrected-global-markets-asian-shares-slip-as-investors-lock-in-gains-from-2019-rally-idUSL8N2950GV2020-01-01
SHANGHAI Huawei Technologies on Tuesday said its fullyear revenue would likely jump in 2019 to 850 billion yuan PositiveSHANGHAI Huawei Technologies on Tuesday said its fullyear revenue would likely jump in 2019 to 850 billion yuan http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-huawei-tech-results/huaweis-2019-revenue-to-jump-18-forecasts-difficult-2020-idUSKBN1YY1JL2020-01-01
TAIPEI Taiwans parliament passed an antiinfiltration law on Tuesday to combat perceived threats from China as the island gears up for a presidential vote on Jan NegativeTAIPEI Taiwans parliament passed an antiinfiltration law on Tuesday to combat perceived threats from China as the island gears up for a presidential vote on Jan http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-taiwan-lawmaking/taiwan-passes-law-to-combat-chinese-influence-on-politics-idUSKBN1YZ0F62020-01-01





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SHANGHAI Dec 30 A broad gauge of Asian share markets rose to an 18month high on Monday as Chinese equities gained while oil touched threemonth highs on a combination of U.S. crude inventory drawdowns trade optimism and unrest in the Middle East Positiveto clarify June 19 milestone in paragraph 4 was in 2018 and changes slug for media clients to Wrapup http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/corrected-global-markets-asian-shares-at-18-month-highs-nikkei-finishes-year-up-18-idUSL8N2940BW2019-12-31
SHANGHAI Dec 30 A broad gauge of Asian share markets rose to the highest in 18 months on Monday as Chinese equities gained while oil hovered near threemonth highs on a combination of U.S. crude inventory drawdowns trade optimism and unrest in the Middle East Positiveto clarify June 19 milestone in paragraph 2 was in 2018 http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/corrected-global-markets-china-lifts-asian-shares-oil-up-on-drawdowns-mideast-tensions-idUSL8N29405J2019-12-31
SHANGHAI Tesla has started delivering Model 3 electric cars built at its Shanghai factory in just under a year since it began work on the billion plant a record for global automakers in China and said it would ramp up deliveries from next month PositiveSHANGHAI Tesla has started delivering Model 3 electric cars built at its Shanghai factory in just under a year since it began work on the billion plant a record for global automakers in China and said it would ramp up deliveries from next month http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-tesla-china-delivery/tesla-delivers-first-china-made-model-3-sedans-in-just-under-a-year-idUSKBN1YY04E2019-12-31
SHANGHAI The pastor of one of Chinas bestknown unregistered churches was sentenced to nine years in prison on Monday on charges of inciting subversion of state power part of Beijings crackdown on unregistered religious groups NegativeSHANGHAI The pastor of one of Chinas bestknown unregistered churches was sentenced to nine years in prison on Monday on charges of inciting subversion of state power part of Beijings crackdown on unregistered religious groups http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-religion-court/prominent-chinese-pastor-gets-nine-years-in-jail-for-subversion-idUSKBN1YY08G2019-12-31
CAIRO Egyptian regulators have approved Ubers PositiveCAIRO Egyptian regulators have approved Ubers http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-careem-m-a-uber/egypt-competition-watchdog-approves-uber-acquisition-of-careem-with-conditions-idUSKBN1YX07Q2019-12-30
CAIRO Sudan has passed its 2020 budget that includes an overall deficit of about 73 billion Sudanese pounds NegativeCAIRO Sudan has passed its 2020 budget that includes an overall deficit of about 73 billion Sudanese pounds http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-sudan-economy/sudan-passes-2020-budget-with-anticipated-deficit-of-1-62-billion-idUSKBN1YX0L32019-12-30
DUBAI A missile fired by the Iranaligned Houthi group struck a military parade in Yemens town of alDhalea killing at least seven people and wounding several governmentallied southern separatist forces who control the area said on Sunday NegativeDUBAI A missile fired by the Iranaligned Houthi group struck a military parade in Yemens town of alDhalea killing at least seven people and wounding several governmentallied southern separatist forces who control the area said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-yemen-security-blast/missile-hits-military-parade-in-yemen-killing-at-least-seven-idUSKBN1YX0472019-12-30
DUBAI Dubai expects to substantially increase state spending next year to stimulate the emirates economy and support the Expo 2020 world fair according to the 2020 budget released on Sunday PositiveDUBAI Dubai expects to substantially increase state spending next year to stimulate the emirates economy and support the Expo 2020 world fair according to the 2020 budget released on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-emirates-dubai-budget/dubai-budget-sets-record-spending-to-boost-growth-ahead-of-expo-2020-idUSKBN1YX0612019-12-30
DUBAI Two Saudi men shot dead last week in the eastern city of Dammam were driving a car loaded with explosives and were planning an imminent terrorist the SPA state news agency said on Sunday citing security forces NegativeDUBAI Two Saudi men shot dead last week in the eastern city of Dammam were driving a car loaded with explosives and were planning an imminent terrorist the SPA state news agency said on Sunday citing security forces http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-security-damam/two-men-shot-dead-in-eastern-saudi-city-were-driving-car-bomb-spa-says-idUSKBN1YX0AW2019-12-30
The ruling PAIGC partys Domingos Simoes Pereira 56 is seen as the frontrunner after winning the first round on Nov PositiveBISSAU GuineaBissau began counting ballots on Sunday after a calm day of voting in a runoff presidential election between two former prime ministers who both promise to bring stability to the turbulent West African nation http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-bissau-election/guinea-bissau-tallies-votes-from-run-off-to-choose-new-president-idUSKBN1YX00V2019-12-30
DUBAI Saudi Arabia signed a deal with the local unit of U.S. weapons maker Raytheon on Saturday to localize maintenance of its Patriot missile defense system as part of efforts to boost Saudis defense industries and its broader economy PositiveDUBAI Saudi Arabia signed a deal with the local unit of U.S. weapons maker Raytheon on Saturday to localize maintenance of its Patriot missile defense system as part of efforts to boost Saudis defense industries and its broader economy http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-defense-raytheon/riyadh-signs-deal-with-raytheon-saudi-arabia-to-localize-patriot-maintenance-idUSKBN1YW09D2019-12-29
NAIROBI At least 90 people were killed in a truck bombing in Mogadishu on Saturday according to a report from an international organization working in Somalia NegativeNAIROBI At least 90 people were killed in a truck bombing in Mogadishu on Saturday according to a report from an international organization working in Somalia http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-blast-death-toll/death-toll-in-mogadishu-bombing-rises-to-at-least-90-international-organization-idUSKBN1YW07V2019-12-29
CAIRO Dec 27 The Tunisian central banks executive board decided on Friday after its periodic meeting to keep its key interest rate unchanged at 7 Positiveexecutive board http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/tunisia-rates/update-1-tunisia-central-bank-keeps-benchmark-rate-stable-at-7-75-state-news-agency-idUSL8N2912SM2019-12-28
CAIRO Dec 27 Tunisia central bank executive board decided on Friday after its periodic meeting to keep its key interest rate unchanged at 7 PositiveCAIRO Dec 27 Tunisia central bank executive board decided on Friday after its periodic meeting to keep its key interest rate unchanged at 7 http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/tunisia-rates/tunisia-central-bank-keeps-benchmark-rate-stable-at-7-75-state-news-agency-idUSL8N2912RY2019-12-28
SHANGHAI A Chinese court has lifted restrictions on the only son of Chinese billionaire Wang Jianlin the chairman of private conglomerate Dalian Wanda who hit headlines last month after reports that he owed at least million to creditors NegativeSHANGHAI A Chinese court has lifted restrictions on the only son of Chinese billionaire Wang Jianlin the chairman of private conglomerate Dalian Wanda who hit headlines last month after reports that he owed at least million to creditors http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-court-wanda/son-of-dalian-wandas-chairman-has-settled-debts-says-chinese-court-idUSKBN1YV0KV2019-12-28
SHANGHAI Chinas central bank on Friday published draft rules on regulating corporate bond default disposal in an attempt to strengthen risk management NegativeSHANGHAI Chinas central bank on Friday published draft rules on regulating corporate bond default disposal in an attempt to strengthen risk management http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-bonds-default/china-central-bank-publishes-draft-rules-regulating-corporate-bond-default-disposal-idUSKBN1YV0MN2019-12-28
TAIPEI Taiwan needs to pass a planned antiinfiltration law to face threats from China to penetrate the island President Tsai Ingwen said on Friday denouncing Chinas opposition to it as illogical and hypocritical NegativeTAIPEI Taiwan needs to pass a planned antiinfiltration law to face threats from China to penetrate the island President Tsai Ingwen said on Friday denouncing Chinas opposition to it as illogical and hypocritical http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-taiwan-election/taiwan-has-urgent-need-for-infiltration-law-in-face-of-china-president-idUSKBN1YV1432019-12-28
DUBAI Dubais Emaar Properties EMAR.DU said on Tuesday it was considering raising capital against cash flows generated by the observation decks on its Burj Khalifa skyscraper but was not looking at selling them PositiveDUBAI Dubais Emaar Properties EMAR.DU said on Tuesday it was considering raising capital against cash flows generated by the observation decks on its Burj Khalifa skyscraper but was not looking at selling them http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-emirates-emaar-m-a/emaar-says-may-raise-funds-against-burj-khalifa-viewing-decks-not-selling-them-idUSKBN1YS0TT2019-12-27
SHANGHAI A firm run by the daughter of Bruce Lee has sued a Chinese fast food for using the late kungfu stars image in its logo without permission and is seeking over 210 million yuan in compensation Chinese media outlet The Paper reported NegativeSHANGHAI A firm run by the daughter of Bruce Lee has sued a Chinese fast food for using the late kungfu stars image in its logo without permission and is seeking over 210 million yuan in compensation Chinese media outlet The Paper reported http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-lawsuit-bruce-lee/bruce-lees-daughter-sues-chinese-fast-food-chain-for-using-late-kungfu-masters-image-idUSKBN1YV0EZ2019-12-27
CAIRO Dec 25 Egypts central bank said on Wednesday that its monetary policy meeting had been postponed to Jan NegativeCAIRO Dec 25 Egypts central bank said on Wednesday that its monetary policy meeting had been postponed to Jan http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/egypt-cenbank/egypts-central-bank-postpones-policy-meeting-to-jan-16-idUSL8N28Z0M62019-12-26
CAIRO Dec 25 Egypts central bank said on Wednesday that its monetary policy meeting on interest rates had been postponed to Jan Negativequote http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/egypt-cenbank/update-1-egypts-central-bank-postpones-policy-meeting-to-jan-16-idUSL8N28Z0MS2019-12-26
CAIRO Saudi Energy Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman said on Wednesday a new project at the Dorra offshore gas field would start soon Saudi newspaper Eqtisadiah reported PositiveCAIRO Saudi Energy Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman said on Wednesday a new project at the Dorra offshore gas field would start soon Saudi newspaper Eqtisadiah reported http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-arabia-energy/saudi-energy-minister-says-starting-project-at-dorra-offshore-gas-field-soon-eqtisadiah-idUSKBN1YT0PY2019-12-26
DUBAI Dec 25 The United Arab Emirates central bank said on Wednesday it expected gross domestic product to increase by in the fourth quarter over the same period last year the state news agency WAM reported PositiveDUBAI Dec 25 The United Arab Emirates central bank said on Wednesday it expected gross domestic product to increase by in the fourth quarter over the same period last year the state news agency WAM reported http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/emirates-cenbank-gdp/uae-central-bank-expects-2-gdp-growth-in-last-quarter-of-2019-idUSD5N25G05E2019-12-26
DUBAI Irans authorities have restricted mobile internet access in several provinces an Iranian news agency reported on Wednesday a day before new protests were expected to kick off following calls for demonstrations on social media NegativeDUBAI Irans authorities have restricted mobile internet access in several provinces an Iranian news agency reported on Wednesday a day before new protests were expected to kick off following calls for demonstrations on social media http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-iran-protests-internet/iran-curbs-internet-before-possible-new-protests-reports-idUSKBN1YT0GA2019-12-26
DUBAI Saudi Arabias energy minister said on Wednesday the Khafji oil field which is jointly operated with Kuwait would produce 320000 oil barrels per day at the end of 2020 Saudiowned alArabiya TV reported PositiveDUBAI Saudi Arabias energy minister said on Wednesday the Khafji oil field which is jointly operated with Kuwait would produce 320000 oil barrels per day at the end of 2020 Saudiowned alArabiya TV reported http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-aramco-kuwait-reement/joint-saudi-kuwaiti-oil-field-expected-to-produce-320000-bpd-by-end-2020-idUSKBN1YT0H22019-12-26
MUMBAI Huge protests in India against a citizenship law seen by many as antiMuslim have wrongfooted Prime Minister Narendra Modi and sent his Hindu nationalist party scrambling to douse the anger NegativeMUMBAI Huge protests in India against a citizenship law seen by many as antiMuslim have wrongfooted Prime Minister Narendra Modi and sent his Hindu nationalist party scrambling to douse the anger http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-india-citizenship-protests-politics-a/blindspot-to-backlash-indias-modi-and-party-misread-the-mood-idUSKBN1YT0LM2019-12-26
TAIPEI Taiwan President Tsai Ingwen urged parliament on Wednesday to have more discussion on a proposed antiinfiltration bill which the government says is needed to combat Chinese influence and has been condemned by the main opposition and Beijing NegativeTAIPEI Taiwan President Tsai Ingwen urged parliament on Wednesday to have more discussion on a proposed antiinfiltration bill which the government says is needed to combat Chinese influence and has been condemned by the main opposition and Beijing http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-taiwan-election/taiwan-president-urges-more-talks-on-contested-china-infiltration-bill-idUSKBN1YT0AY2019-12-26
DUBAI Irans top rated chess champion has decided not to play for his country Iranian news agencies reported on Tuesday in an apparent reaction to Tehrans informal ban on competing against Israeli players NegativeDUBAI Irans top rated chess champion has decided not to play for his country Iranian news agencies reported on Tuesday in an apparent reaction to Tehrans informal ban on competing against Israeli players http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-chess/chess-player-wont-play-for-iran-due-to-ban-on-israeli-players-idUSKBN1YS16E2019-12-25
DUBAI Kuwait Petroleum Corporation said on Tuesday it was modifying its Asia crude oil pricing marker NeutralDUBAI Kuwait Petroleum Corporation said on Tuesday it was modifying its Asia crude oil pricing marker http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-kuwait-oil-prices/kuwaits-kpc-to-introduce-new-pricing-mechanism-for-its-crude-oil-idUSKBN1YS0XS2019-12-25
DUBAI Qatar Petroleum will start pricing its crude oil grades of Qatar marine and Qatar land on a prospective pricing basis in February 2020 the company said on Tuesday confirming an earlier report by Reuters NeutralDUBAI Qatar Petroleum will start pricing its crude oil grades of Qatar marine and Qatar land on a prospective pricing basis in February 2020 the company said on Tuesday confirming an earlier report by Reuters http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-qatar-oil-prices/qatar-petroleum-to-start-forward-pricing-for-its-crude-in-february-idUSKBN1YS0J92019-12-25
MUMBAI One of Bollywoods leading directors called on three superstar actors to break their silence about a new citizenship law that has triggered riots in India saying they could influence millions of fans NegativeMUMBAI One of Bollywoods leading directors called on three superstar actors to break their silence about a new citizenship law that has triggered riots in India saying they could influence millions of fans http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainmenthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-india-citizenship-protests-bollywood/director-urges-bollywood-stars-to-break-silence-over-citizenship-law-violence-idUSKBN1YS0WT2019-12-25
SHANGHAI A Chinese malware broker who was sentenced in the United States this year for dealing in malicious software linked to major hacks is back at his old teaching highschool computer courses including one on internet security NegativeSHANGHAI A Chinese malware broker who was sentenced in the United States this year for dealing in malicious software linked to major hacks is back at his old teaching highschool computer courses including one on internet security http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-china-usa-cyber-exclusive/exclusive-malware-broker-behind-u-s-hacks-is-now-teaching-computer-skills-in-china-idUSKBN1YS0UI2019-12-25
SHANGHAI China will expand the scope of its blockchain crossborder financing pilot platform a senior official at the countrys foreign exchange regulator said on Tuesday PositiveSHANGHAI China will expand the scope of its blockchain crossborder financing pilot platform a senior official at the countrys foreign exchange regulator said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-forex-blockchain/china-to-expand-blockchain-pilot-study-forex-reforms-for-cryptocurrency-regulator-idUSKBN1YS0GR2019-12-25
SHANGHAI Chinas Shanghai Futures Exchange said on Tuesday it will relax trading position limits on its product contracts from next year in order to encourage trading activity and increase market participation PositiveSHANGHAI Chinas Shanghai Futures Exchange said on Tuesday it will relax trading position limits on its product contracts from next year in order to encourage trading activity and increase market participation http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-commodities-derivatives/chinas-shanghai-futures-exchange-to-relax-trading-position-limits-idUSKBN1YS0SF2019-12-25
DUBAI The son of slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi said on Monday his family had achieved justice thanks to the verdict of Saudi Arabias public prosecutor PositiveDUBAI The son of slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi said on Monday his family had achieved justice thanks to the verdict of Saudi Arabias public prosecutor http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-khashoggi-son/khashoggis-son-says-justice-has-been-achieved-in-his-fathers-case-tweet-idUSKBN1YR1NT2019-12-24
CAIRO Egypt will reinstate the countrys information ministry and President Abdel Fattah alSisi has put the prime minister directly in charge of the governments investment portfolio in a cabinet reshuffle approved by parliament on Sunday PositiveCAIRO Egypt will reinstate the countrys information ministry and President Abdel Fattah alSisi has put the prime minister directly in charge of the governments investment portfolio in a cabinet reshuffle approved by parliament on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-egypt-cabinet/egypt-reinstates-information-ministry-in-cabinet-portfolio-reshuffle-idUSKBN1YQ0BA2019-12-23
CAIRO Egypts former military chiefofstaff Sami Anan was released from detention on Sunday almost two years after his arrest following his plans to compete in the 2018 presidential election his office manager said on Twitter PositiveCAIRO Egypts former military chiefofstaff Sami Anan was released from detention on Sunday almost two years after his arrest following his plans to compete in the 2018 presidential election his office manager said on Twitter http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-egypt-politics-anan/egypts-ex-military-chief-of-staff-released-after-near-two-year-detention-idUSKBN1YQ0IC2019-12-23
DUBAI A final agreement between Saudi Arabia and Kuwait to resume oil output from the Neutral Zone fields is expected to be signed on Tuesday in Kuwait City two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters PositiveDUBAI A final agreement between Saudi Arabia and Kuwait to resume oil output from the Neutral Zone fields is expected to be signed on Tuesday in Kuwait City two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-kuwait-saudi-oil-neutral-zone/saudi-kuwait-neutral-zone-agreement-expected-tuesday-two-sources-idUSKBN1YQ0FN2019-12-23
KUWAIT Kuwaits oil minister said on Sunday he hoped Kuwait and Saudi Arabia will resolve the Neutral Zone issue by the end of 2019 PositiveKUWAIT Kuwaits oil minister said on Sunday he hoped Kuwait and Saudi Arabia will resolve the Neutral Zone issue by the end of 2019 http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-kuwait-saudi-arabia-oil/kuwait-hopes-to-resolve-neutral-zone-oil-issue-with-saudi-arabia-by-year-end-idUSKBN1YQ08U2019-12-23
DUBAI Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday welcomed Japans decision not to join a U.S.led naval mission in the Gulf and said he had discussions on ways of U.S. sanctions on a trip to Tokyo PositiveDUBAI Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday welcomed Japans decision not to join a U.S.led naval mission in the Gulf and said he had discussions on ways of U.S. sanctions on a trip to Tokyo http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-japan-iran-rouhani/irans-rouhani-welcomes-japan-opt-out-of-u-s-led-naval-mission-in-gulf-idUSKBN1YP0E02019-12-22
SHANGHAI Chinas statebacked semiconductor fund announced plans to reduce holdings in some tech firms even as foreign investors continued to add exposure to the countrys tech sector NeutralSHANGHAI Chinas statebacked semiconductor fund announced plans to reduce holdings in some tech firms even as foreign investors continued to add exposure to the countrys tech sector http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-technology-funds/chinas-state-fund-to-trim-stakes-in-tech-stocks-idUSKBN1YP03O2019-12-22
SHANGHAI Chinese authorities have called for a revival of pork production state media outlet Xinhua reported on Saturday after a disease outbreak that decimated the national pig herd NegativeSHANGHAI Chinese authorities have called for a revival of pork production state media outlet Xinhua reported on Saturday after a disease outbreak that decimated the national pig herd http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-swinefever-pigs/china-calls-for-revival-in-pork-production-after-disease-outbreak-idUSKBN1YP0902019-12-22
The monthly injection to suppress the virus that causes AIDS was aimed as an alternative to daily pills NegativeGlaxoSmithKlines HIV drugs division ViiV Healthcare said on Saturday that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration declined to approve its long acting HIV injection http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-gsk-viiv-fda/u-s-fda-declines-to-approve-gsk-drugs-divisions-long-acting-hiv-injection-idUSKBN1YP0872019-12-22
SHANGHAI Chinas ecigarette industry has laid off around 50000 people since October roughly of its workforce trade association estimates showed as tightened regulation in the United States and China smother the oncebooming sector NegativeSHANGHAI Chinas ecigarette industry has laid off around 50000 people since October roughly of its workforce trade association estimates showed as tightened regulation in the United States and China smother the oncebooming sector http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-ecigarrettes/chinas-e-cigarette-industry-cuts-10-of-staff-slows-production-as-regulation-tightens-idUSKBN1YO0R12019-12-21
Earlier this month Nestle agreed to sell for billion its U.S. icecream business which includes HaagenDazs to Froneri its joint venture with private equity firm PAI partners PositiveThe Swiss company would hold a stake in the joint venture that would include Herta charcuterie available in six European countries and Herta dough business in France and Belgium http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-nestle-herta/nestle-to-sell-60-of-herta-meats-to-casa-tarradellas-to-create-jv-idUSKBN1YN2JW2019-12-20
SHANGHAI China kept its lending benchmark rate unchanged on Friday but markets widely expect further monetary easing in 2020 to arrest an economic slowdown in the worlds secondlargest economy NegativeSHANGHAI China kept its lending benchmark rate unchanged on Friday but markets widely expect further monetary easing in 2020 to arrest an economic slowdown in the worlds secondlargest economy http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-economy-lpr/china-keeps-lpr-lending-rate-steady-but-more-easing-expected-idUSKBN1YO08W2019-12-20
SHANGHAI Foreign investors are on their longest spell of buying Chinese stocks this year increasing their bets on the mainland markets as Beijing and Washington prepare to resolve a longrunning trade war PositiveSHANGHAI Foreign investors are on their longest spell of buying Chinese stocks this year increasing their bets on the mainland markets as Beijing and Washington prepare to resolve a longrunning trade war http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-china-markets-tech-stocks-graphic/chinas-tech-stocks-valuations-soar-as-foreign-investors-pile-in-idUSKBN1YO0KZ2019-12-20
That is despite lingering concerns over Washingtons scrutiny and blacklisting of Chinese tech companies such as telecoms giant Huawei and some leading AI firms NegativeSHANGHAI Foreign investors are on their longest spell of buying Chinese stocks this year increasing their bets on the mainland markets as Beijing and Washington prepare to resolve a longrunning trade war http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-china-markets-tech-stocks-graphic/chinas-tech-stocks-valuations-soar-as-foreign-investors-pile-in-idUSKBN1YO0KZ2019-12-20
DUBAI A lawyer for a Ukrainian oligarch on Wednesday said he had lent million to Lev Parnas an associate of U.S. President Donald Trumps personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani and Parnas wife in order for them to buy a home in Florida NegativeDUBAI A lawyer for a Ukrainian oligarch on Wednesday said he had lent million to Lev Parnas an associate of U.S. President Donald Trumps personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani and Parnas wife in order for them to buy a home in Florida http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-giuliani-parnas-exclusive/exclusive-ukrainian-tycoons-lawyer-says-he-lent-money-to-giuliani-associate-idUSKBN1YM1QF2019-12-19
SHANGHAI Changes to the charter of one of Chinas top universities that dropped the phrase freedom of and added a pledge to follow the Communist Partys leadership have sparked heated debate and a rare act of student defiance NegativeSHANGHAI Changes to the charter of one of Chinas top universities that dropped the phrase freedom of and added a pledge to follow the Communist Partys leadership have sparked heated debate and a rare act of student defiance http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-university/change-to-chinese-universitys-charter-dropping-freedom-of-thought-stirs-debate-idUSKBN1YM1A32019-12-19
SHANGHAI Chinas central bank lowered the interest rate on 14day reverse repurchase agreements on Wednesday in step with a similar cut in the 7day repo rate last month to ease monetary conditions NegativeSHANGHAI Chinas central bank lowered the interest rate on 14day reverse repurchase agreements on Wednesday in step with a similar cut in the 7day repo rate last month to ease monetary conditions http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-openmarket-repo/china-central-bank-adds-more-liquidity-cuts-14-day-reverse-repo-rate-idUSKBN1YM28E2019-12-19
TAIPEI What Communist Party rulers in China fear the most is Taiwans democracy President Tsai Ingwen said on Wednesday describing Beijing as a threat seeking every day to undermine Taiwan and criticizing her main opponent for being too close to China NegativeTAIPEI What Communist Party rulers in China fear the most is Taiwans democracy President Tsai Ingwen said on Wednesday describing Beijing as a threat seeking every day to undermine Taiwan and criticizing her main opponent for being too close to China http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-taiwan-election/china-fears-taiwans-democracy-the-most-islands-president-says-in-election-pitch-idUSKBN1YM1M32019-12-19
BAIC did not respond to requests for comment NeutralHONG Daimler http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-daimler-baic-investment/exclusive-daimler-seeks-majority-control-of-its-main-china-joint-venture-idUSKBN1YL1YW2019-12-18
DUBAI Dubai Islamic Bank DISB.DU the United Arab Emirates largest shariacompliant bank said on Wednesday it had received shareholder approval for the acquisition of unlisted Dubaibased Noor Bank PositiveDUBAI Dubai Islamic Bank DISB.DU the United Arab Emirates largest shariacompliant bank said on Wednesday it had received shareholder approval for the acquisition of unlisted Dubaibased Noor Bank http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-noor-bank-m-a-dib/dubai-islamic-bank-shareholders-approve-noor-bank-acquisition-idUSKBN1YM0GB2019-12-18
NAIROBI Reuters Hightech solar pumps mapping underground freshwater reservoirs across Africa are collecting data that can help prevent them running dry the projects developers said on Tuesday PositiveNAIROBI Reuters Hightech solar pumps mapping underground freshwater reservoirs across Africa are collecting data that can help prevent them running dry the projects developers said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-africa-water-agriculture/smart-solar-pumps-use-big-data-to-stop-africa-being-sucked-dry-idUSKBN1YL1JN2019-12-18
SHANGHAI The number of companies seeking to go public in mainland China has jumped to about 580 a threeyear high encouraged by a slew of market reforms and a bumper year for equity financing in 2019 PositiveSHANGHAI The number of companies seeking to go public in mainland China has jumped to about 580 a threeyear high encouraged by a slew of market reforms and a bumper year for equity financing in 2019 http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-ipo-boom/china-ipo-hopefuls-surge-to-three-year-high-encouraged-by-market-reform-idUSKBN1YM0C12019-12-18
TAIPEI Taiwan is ramping up efforts ahead of a Jan NeutralTAIPEI Taiwan is ramping up efforts ahead of a Jan http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-taiwan-election-media/chinese-rumors-and-cyber-armies-taiwan-fights-election-fake-news-idUSKBN1YL2MF2019-12-18
ABOARD A U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Monday that he needed to speak with his Turkish counterpart to understand how serious President Tayyip Erdogan was when he said he could shut down the Incirlik air base which hosts U.S. nuclear warheads NegativeABOARD A U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Monday that he needed to speak with his Turkish counterpart to understand how serious President Tayyip Erdogan was when he said he could shut down the Incirlik air base which hosts U.S. nuclear warheads http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-usa-turkey-pentagon/pentagon-chief-need-to-speak-with-turkish-counterpart-to-understand-erdogan-base-comments-idUSKBN1YL02W2019-12-17
Habana launched its new Gaudi AI training processor in June that it said will deliver much faster processing speeds to compete with similar offerings from Intels rival Nvidia Corp PositiveJERUSALEM Intel Corp has bought Israelbased artificial intelligence firm Habana Labs for about billion the chipmaker said on Monday seeking to expand its AI portfolio to bolster its datacenter business http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-habana-labs-m-a-intel/intel-buys-israeli-ai-startup-habana-labs-for-2-billion-idUSKBN1YK1BU2019-12-17
Intel expects the fastgrowing AI chip market to exceed billion by 2024 with its own AIdriven revenues this year seen rising from 2018 to more than PositiveJERUSALEM Intel Corp has bought Israelbased artificial intelligence firm Habana Labs for about billion the chipmaker said on Monday seeking to expand its AI portfolio to bolster its datacenter business http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-habana-labs-m-a-intel/intel-buys-israeli-ai-startup-habana-labs-for-2-billion-idUSKBN1YK1BU2019-12-17
JERUSALEM Intel Corp has bought Israelbased artificial intelligence firm Habana Labs for about billion the chipmaker said on Monday seeking to expand its AI portfolio to bolster its datacenter business PositiveJERUSALEM Intel Corp has bought Israelbased artificial intelligence firm Habana Labs for about billion the chipmaker said on Monday seeking to expand its AI portfolio to bolster its datacenter business http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-habana-labs-m-a-intel/intel-buys-israeli-ai-startup-habana-labs-for-2-billion-idUSKBN1YK1BU2019-12-17
SHANGHAI China is prioritizing its diplomatic relations with Europe a top Chinese foreign policy official said highlighting Beijings efforts to become less dependent on the United States following months of trade tensions PositiveSHANGHAI China is prioritizing its diplomatic relations with Europe a top Chinese foreign policy official said highlighting Beijings efforts to become less dependent on the United States following months of trade tensions http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-europe/europe-a-diplomatic-priority-for-china-top-official-says-idUSKBN1YL0352019-12-17
The deal follows a string of AIrelated acquisitions by Intel in recent years including Movidius Nervana Altera and Mobileye PositiveJERUSALEM Intel Corp has bought Israelbased artificial intelligence firm Habana Labs for about billion the chipmaker said on Monday seeking to expand its AI portfolio to bolster its datacenter business http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-habana-labs-m-a-intel/intel-buys-israeli-ai-startup-habana-labs-for-2-billion-idUSKBN1YK1BU2019-12-17
BAIC and Geely did not respond to requests for comments made after usual business hours NeutralDaimlers http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-daimler-baic-investment-exclusive/exclusive-chinas-baic-raising-daimler-stake-to-unseat-geely-as-top-shareholder-sources-idUSKBN1YJ08H2019-12-16
BAIC has been Daimlers main partner in China for years and operates MercedesBenz factories in Beijing through the two automakers main joint venture Beijing Benz Automotive PositiveDaimlers http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-daimler-baic-investment-exclusive/exclusive-chinas-baic-raising-daimler-stake-to-unseat-geely-as-top-shareholder-sources-idUSKBN1YJ08H2019-12-16
DUBAI Omans stateowned Electricity Holding Company also known as Nama has sold a stake in Oman Electricity Transmission Co NeutralDUBAI Omans stateowned Electricity Holding Company also known as Nama has sold a stake in Oman Electricity Transmission Co http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-oman-privatisation-electricity/oman-sells-1-billion-stake-in-electricity-company-to-chinese-buyer-idUSKBN1YJ0CS2019-12-16
HSBC which advised BAIC on its stake purchase in Daimler earlier is helping the Beijingbased group in the new investment one of the sources said PositiveDaimlers http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-daimler-baic-investment-exclusive/exclusive-chinas-baic-raising-daimler-stake-to-unseat-geely-as-top-shareholder-sources-idUSKBN1YJ08H2019-12-16
NAIROBI Dec 16 Kenya Airways has named Allan Kilavuka as its new acting Chief Executive Officer effective January 1st following the resignation of its current head in May the airline said on Monday NegativeNAIROBI Dec 16 Kenya Airways has named Allan Kilavuka as its new acting Chief Executive Officer effective January 1st following the resignation of its current head in May the airline said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/kenya-airways-ceo/kenya-airways-names-new-acting-ceo-effective-january-1-statement-idUSL8N28Q0N32019-12-16
Reuters reported in November that BAIC had signaled intentions to extend its investment in Daimler citing sources familiar with the matter PositiveDaimlers http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-daimler-baic-investment-exclusive/exclusive-chinas-baic-raising-daimler-stake-to-unseat-geely-as-top-shareholder-sources-idUSKBN1YJ08H2019-12-16
SHANGHAI China has suspended additional tariffs on some U.S. goods that were meant to be implemented on Dec PositiveSHANGHAI China has suspended additional tariffs on some U.S. goods that were meant to be implemented on Dec http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china/china-suspends-planned-tariffs-scheduled-for-december-15-on-some-u-s-goods-idUSKBN1YJ0352019-12-16
SHANGHAI Dec 16 Asian shares moved higher on Monday as investors welcomed a trade agreement between Beijing and Washington over the weekend but enthusiasm was capped by lingering scepticism about the deal and ongoing relations between China and the United States Positivetypo in second bullet http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/refile-global-markets-asian-shares-up-as-phase-one-trade-deal-boosts-confidence-idUSL8N28Q03C2019-12-16
SHANGHAI Dec 16 Chinas central bank said on Monday it will issue 10 billion yuan NegativeSHANGHAI Dec 16 Chinas central bank said on Monday it will issue 10 billion yuan http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/china-yuan-pboc-hongkong/china-cbank-to-issue-10-bln-yuan-of-bills-in-hong-kong-on-dec-20-idUSB9N28D03Q2019-12-16
Two months before its stake purchase was announced in July sources told Reuters that BAIC wanted to invest in Daimler to secure its investment in Beijing Benz Automotive PositiveDaimlers http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-daimler-baic-investment-exclusive/exclusive-chinas-baic-raising-daimler-stake-to-unseat-geely-as-top-shareholder-sources-idUSKBN1YJ08H2019-12-16
With the shareholding of around BAIC is looking to secure a seat at Daimlers supervisory board which Geely does not currently have the sources said PositiveDaimlers http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-daimler-baic-investment-exclusive/exclusive-chinas-baic-raising-daimler-stake-to-unseat-geely-as-top-shareholder-sources-idUSKBN1YJ08H2019-12-16
DUBAI Libya has not made a request to Turkey for sending troops to back forces of the internationallyrecognized government battling Khalifa Haftars Libya National Army Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Saturday NeutralDUBAI Libya has not made a request to Turkey for sending troops to back forces of the internationallyrecognized government battling Khalifa Haftars Libya National Army Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-qatar-forum-libya/turkey-says-tripoli-government-has-not-asked-yet-for-troop-deployment-idUSKBN1YI0AO2019-12-15
SHANGHAI Chinese fintech company Ant Financial Services and U.S. asset management firm The Vanguard Group have established a joint venture to provide retail investment advisory services in China the companies said in a statement on Saturday PositiveSHANGHAI Chinese fintech company Ant Financial Services and U.S. asset management firm The Vanguard Group have established a joint venture to provide retail investment advisory services in China the companies said in a statement on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-vanguard-china/chinas-ant-financial-vanguard-announce-china-advisory-venture-idUSKBN1YI04Z2019-12-15
SHANGHAI Chinese regulators have recently approved four funds focused on Chinas new Nasdaqstyle STAR Market the official Shanghai Securities News reported on Saturday as fund managers seek to capitalize on Chinas push to nurture homegrown tech firms PositiveSHANGHAI Chinese regulators have recently approved four funds focused on Chinas new Nasdaqstyle STAR Market the official Shanghai Securities News reported on Saturday as fund managers seek to capitalize on Chinas push to nurture homegrown tech firms http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-markets-funds/china-regulators-approve-more-star-market-funds-shanghai-securities-news-idUSKBN1YI09L2019-12-15
SHANGHAI English soccer club Arsenal tried on Saturday to distance itself from the comments of its star midfielder Mesut Ozil after he posted messages on Twitter and Instagram critical of Chinas policies toward its Muslim Uighur minority NegativeSHANGHAI English soccer club Arsenal tried on Saturday to distance itself from the comments of its star midfielder Mesut Ozil after he posted messages on Twitter and Instagram critical of Chinas policies toward its Muslim Uighur minority http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-arsenal-china/arsenal-distances-itself-from-midfielder-ozils-comments-on-china-uighurs-idUSKBN1YI07Y2019-12-15
7 million children have HIV most of them in subSaharan Africa the United Nations agency UNAIDS says NegativeLONDON British drugmaker GSK applied on Friday for a license to market its HIV drug dolutegravir in a formulation designed to be easier for babies and children who are living with the virus to swallow http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-health-hiv-gsk/gsks-viiv-seeks-marketing-license-for-baby-friendly-hiv-pill-idUSKBN1YH12K2019-12-14
DUBAI Omans Sultan Qaboos has returned home after medical treatment and checks in Belgium Oman state media said on Friday citing a Royal Court statement NeutralDUBAI Omans Sultan Qaboos has returned home after medical treatment and checks in Belgium Oman state media said on Friday citing a Royal Court statement http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-oman-sultan/sultan-qaboos-returns-to-oman-after-medical-treatment-in-belgium-ona-idUSKBN1YH1DE2019-12-14
SHANGHAI Dec 13 Chinas yuan rallied to a high against the U.S. dollar while mainland and Hong Kong stock markets soared on reports the United States and China had agreed to reduce existing tariffs and delay ones set to take effect this weekend Positiveclosing level of Shanghai Composite http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/china-markets/corrected-wrapup-4-chinas-yuan-and-shares-surge-on-trade-deal-hopes-idUSL4N28N11X2019-12-14
Sensetime has countered it abides by all relevant laws of jurisdictions in which its operates and that it has been actively developing an AI code of ethics PositiveHONG For SoftBank Group Inc financial technology firm OneConnects IPO should have been a vindication of an aggressive China investing strategy http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-softbank-group-china-analysis/softbanks-china-strategy-wobbles-as-key-bets-disappoint-idUSKBN1YH28R2019-12-14
BUENOS AIRES Women and girls in Argentina seeking to end pregnancies caused by rape will be guaranteed access to abortion under a protocol announced on Thursday aimed at reducing the latitude hospitals have in deciding whether or not to perform the procedure PositiveBUENOS AIRES Women and girls in Argentina seeking to end pregnancies caused by rape will be guaranteed access to abortion under a protocol announced on Thursday aimed at reducing the latitude hospitals have in deciding whether or not to perform the procedure http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-argentina-abortion/argentinas-new-government-moves-to-guarantee-access-to-abortion-in-rape-cases-idUSKBN1YG2RH2019-12-13
CAIRO Gamal el Adls company is one of the most popular television producers in the Middle East PositiveCAIRO Gamal el Adls company is one of the most popular television producers in the Middle East http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-egypt-media-specialreport/special-report-egypts-strongman-extends-crackdown-to-a-new-foe-soap-operas-idUSKBN1YG1BB2019-12-13
DUBAI The United Arab Emirates has lobbied several European countries to ease restrictions on weapons exports following a series of strikes in the Gulf this year according to three Western diplomats and two other people with knowledge of the discussions NegativeDUBAI The United Arab Emirates has lobbied several European countries to ease restrictions on weapons exports following a series of strikes in the Gulf this year according to three Western diplomats and two other people with knowledge of the discussions http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-emirates-security/inside-the-uaes-lobbying-efforts-to-lift-european-weapons-export-bans-idUSKBN1YG1L52019-12-13
HireVue said it had not seen the AI Now report and did not answer questions on the criticism or the complaint NegativeSAN FRANCISCO A prominent group of researchers alarmed by the harmful social effects of artificial intelligence called Thursday for a ban on automated analysis of facial expressions in hiring and other major decisions http://www.reuters.com/news/sciencehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-ai-emotions-report/researchers-criticize-ai-software-that-predicts-emotions-idUSKBN1YG1G62019-12-13
On Wednesday Nestle agreed to sell for billion its U.S. icecream business which includes HaagenDaazs to Froneri its icecream joint venture with private equity firm PAI partners PositiveIn October Schneider indicated he would not stop at the target calling the portfolio review an ongoing process http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-nestle-deals-factbox/factbox-nestle-ceo-mark-schneiders-top-deals-over-the-past-three-years-idUSKBN1YG1IR2019-12-13
SHANGHAI China will establish new specialist firms to reuse and recycle its spent rubber tires as it tries to tackle a mounting waste problem the industry ministry said in new draft guidelines PositiveSHANGHAI China will establish new specialist firms to reuse and recycle its spent rubber tires as it tries to tackle a mounting waste problem the industry ministry said in new draft guidelines http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-china-pollution-tyres/china-drafts-rules-to-encourage-tire-recycling-idUSKBN1YF2U42019-12-13
SHANGHAI Samsung Electronics will increase investment at its chip factory in China by billion to boost production of NAND flash memory chips Chinese media reported on Tuesday PositiveSHANGHAI Samsung Electronics will increase investment at its chip factory in China by billion to boost production of NAND flash memory chips Chinese media reported on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-samsung-china/samsung-to-invest-an-extra-8-billion-in-china-chip-plant-media-idUSKBN1YG1GM2019-12-13
The nonprofit Electronic Privacy Information Center has filed a complaint about HireVue to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and AI Now has criticized the company before NegativeSAN FRANCISCO A prominent group of researchers alarmed by the harmful social effects of artificial intelligence called Thursday for a ban on automated analysis of facial expressions in hiring and other major decisions http://www.reuters.com/news/sciencehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-ai-emotions-report/researchers-criticize-ai-software-that-predicts-emotions-idUSKBN1YG1G62019-12-13
BUENOS AIRES Dec 11 Argentine Economy Minister Martin Guzman said on Wednesday that the countrys economic situation was one of extreme and that the new government needed to resolve a situation of virtual and revive growth to avoid tougher economic adjustments NegativeBUENOS AIRES Dec 11 Argentine Economy Minister Martin Guzman said on Wednesday that the countrys economic situation was one of extreme and that the new government needed to resolve a situation of virtual and revive growth to avoid tougher economic adjustments http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/us/article/argentina-economy-minister/argentine-economy-minister-guzman-says-looking-to-escape-virtual-default-idUSE6N27A0332019-12-12
Froneri was created after Nestle merged its European ice cream business in 20 countries with a unit of French private equity firm PAI Partners PositiveFroneri was created after Nestle merged its European ice cream business in 20 countries with a unit of French private equity firm PAI Partners http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-nestle-icecream/nestle-sells-u-s-ice-cream-brands-to-joint-venture-froneri-in-4-billion-deal-idUSKBN1YF2AT2019-12-12
IAI converted four Boeing 737300 planes for Qantas in 2006 which the airline flies on domestic cargo routes NeutralIAI said it had proposed an interim solution which was reviewed by Civil Aviation Authority of Israel http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-il-aerospace-ind-boeing-freight/israel-aerospace-says-it-has-fix-to-get-converted-boeing-737s-flying-again-idUSKBN1YF1D52019-12-12
IAI said it had proposed an interim solution which was reviewed by Civil Aviation Authority of Israel PositiveIAI said it had proposed an interim solution which was reviewed by Civil Aviation Authority of Israel http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-il-aerospace-ind-boeing-freight/israel-aerospace-says-it-has-fix-to-get-converted-boeing-737s-flying-again-idUSKBN1YF1D52019-12-12
IAIs tests indicate that the rigid barrier may not provide the support it was designed to provide in such extraordinary the stateowned company said NegativeIAI said it had proposed an interim solution which was reviewed by Civil Aviation Authority of Israel http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-il-aerospace-ind-boeing-freight/israel-aerospace-says-it-has-fix-to-get-converted-boeing-737s-flying-again-idUSKBN1YF1D52019-12-12
The Transportation Ministry which oversees the CAAI said IAIs proposed solution was being tested by the authority PositiveIAI said it had proposed an interim solution which was reviewed by Civil Aviation Authority of Israel http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-il-aerospace-ind-boeing-freight/israel-aerospace-says-it-has-fix-to-get-converted-boeing-737s-flying-again-idUSKBN1YF1D52019-12-12
The rigid barrier installed on some aircraft provides emergency support under extraordinary circumstances but did not affect flight under normal conditions IAI said NegativeIAI said it had proposed an interim solution which was reviewed by Civil Aviation Authority of Israel http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-il-aerospace-ind-boeing-freight/israel-aerospace-says-it-has-fix-to-get-converted-boeing-737s-flying-again-idUSKBN1YF1D52019-12-12
The sanctions on ESAIL and additional sanctions on Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines will take effect in June 2020 NegativeWASHINGTON The United States on Wednesday imposed new sanctions on Irans biggest airline and its shipping network accusing them of transporting lethal aid and weapons of mass destruction proliferation http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-iran-sanctions/u-s-imposes-new-sanctions-on-iran-airline-over-proliferation-idUSKBN1YF1RR2019-12-12
SHANGHAI Chinese image providers Visual China Group and Imaginechina have temporarily suspended their website services after the countrys internet regulator said they had committed violations and ordered them to make rectifications NegativeSHANGHAI Chinese image providers Visual China Group and Imaginechina have temporarily suspended their website services after the countrys internet regulator said they had committed violations and ordered them to make rectifications http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-internet/visual-china-group-imaginechina-suspend-websites-after-chinese-regulator-finds-violations-idUSKBN1YE0OS2019-12-11
NAIROBI Online retailer Jumia Technologies said on Monday it would suspend food and drinks delivery service Jumia Foods in Rwanda effective Dec NegativeNAIROBI Online retailer Jumia Technologies said on Monday it would suspend food and drinks delivery service Jumia Foods in Rwanda effective Dec http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-jumia-tech-rwanda/jumia-technologies-to-suspend-jumia-foods-delivery-service-in-rwanda-idUSKBN1YD1SG2019-12-10
SHANGHAI Asian equity markets eased slightly on Tuesday tracking Wall Street declines as investors fretted over a Dec NegativeSHANGHAI Asian equity markets eased slightly on Tuesday tracking Wall Street declines as investors fretted over a Dec http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-global-markets/asian-shares-edge-down-as-tariff-deadline-hems-bets-idUSKBN1YE01W2019-12-10
We need to be in the front row of these to invest in electric air taxi startups said Jim Adler head of Toyota AI Ventures which provided funding for Joby PositiveElectric air taxis known colloquially if somewhat misleadingly as flying could draw millions of investor dollars away from groundbased transportation startup firms in 2020 according to a study released on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-autos-future-flying-cars/flying-cars-could-lure-investors-away-from-ground-based-services-survey-idUSKBN1YD1GX2019-12-10
DUBAI Irans president presented a draft state budget of about billion to parliament on Sunday saying it was designed to resist U.S. sanctions by limiting dependence on oil exports PositiveDUBAI Irans president presented a draft state budget of about billion to parliament on Sunday saying it was designed to resist U.S. sanctions by limiting dependence on oil exports http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-budget/iran-outlines-budget-to-resist-u-s-sanctions-as-oil-exports-plunge-idUSKBN1YC0412019-12-09
DUBAI Iran will unveil a new generation of uranium enrichment centrifuges the deputy head of Irans nuclear agency Ali Asghar Zarean told State TV on Saturday PositiveDUBAI Iran will unveil a new generation of uranium enrichment centrifuges the deputy head of Irans nuclear agency Ali Asghar Zarean told State TV on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-nuclear-centrifuges/iran-to-unveil-new-generation-of-enrichment-centrifuges-soon-idUSKBN1YB0KH2019-12-08
DUBAI Omans Sultan Qaboos will travel to Belgium on Saturday for unspecified medical checks his court said PositiveDUBAI Omans Sultan Qaboos will travel to Belgium on Saturday for unspecified medical checks his court said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-oman-sultan/qaboos-of-oman-to-undergo-medical-checks-in-belgium-idUSKBN1YB0662019-12-08
NAIROBI Kenyan police officers were among those killed when gunmen suspected to be from Islamist militant group al Shabaab attacked a bus on Friday near the border with Somalia President Uhuru Kenyattas office said on Saturday NegativeNAIROBI Kenyan police officers were among those killed when gunmen suspected to be from Islamist militant group al Shabaab attacked a bus on Friday near the border with Somalia President Uhuru Kenyattas office said on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-kenya-attack/kenya-police-officers-among-10-killed-in-bus-attack-idUSKBN1YB07D2019-12-08
MAIDSTONE England Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Friday that Britain would have enough time to strike an agreement with the European Union about future trade ties and reach similar deals with other countries after its scheduled departure from the EU on Jan PositiveMAIDSTONE England Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Friday that Britain would have enough time to strike an agreement with the European Union about future trade ties and reach similar deals with other countries after its scheduled departure from the EU on Jan http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/uk-britain-election-debate/uk-will-have-time-to-strike-trade-deals-after-brexit-johnson-idUSKBN1YA2DQ2019-12-07
SenseTime has not disclosed how the U.S. ban might impact its supply chain but its contingency plans include developing AI chips on its own a separate source told Reuters PositiveBEIJING Chinese artificial intelligence startup SenseTime which Washington put on a trade blacklist in October expects its 2019 revenue to increase by more than yearonyear to around million two sources familiar with the matter said http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-sensetime-exclusive/exclusive-chinas-sensetime-expects-750-mln-2019-revenue-despite-u-s-ban-sources-idUSKBN1YA1IV2019-12-07
DUBAI At least 11 people were killed and dozens were injured in a gas explosion in Irans western Kurdistan province on Thursday the countrys semiofficial Mehr news agency quoted a provincial emergency official as saying NegativeDUBAI At least 11 people were killed and dozens were injured in a gas explosion in Irans western Kurdistan province on Thursday the countrys semiofficial Mehr news agency quoted a provincial emergency official as saying http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-blast-gas/iran-gas-explosion-kills-at-least-11-people-injures-dozens-mehr-idUSKBN1Y92PG2019-12-06
DUBAI Iran on Thursday rejected pressure to shelve its ballistic missile program after a European letter to the U.N. Security Council accused Tehran of developing missiles capable of delivering nuclear bombs NegativeDUBAI Iran on Thursday rejected pressure to shelve its ballistic missile program after a European letter to the U.N. Security Council accused Tehran of developing missiles capable of delivering nuclear bombs http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-nuclear-eu/iran-vows-to-continue-missile-work-dismisses-eu-powers-u-n-letter-idUSKBN1Y91GO2019-12-06
DUBAI Iran said in a letter to the United Nations on Thursday that it is determined to go ahead with its disputed ballistic missile program according to a copy of the letter tweeted by Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif NegativeDUBAI Iran said in a letter to the United Nations on Thursday that it is determined to go ahead with its disputed ballistic missile program according to a copy of the letter tweeted by Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-iran-nuclear-un/iran-says-it-will-continue-ballistic-missile-program-tweet-idUSKBN1Y92062019-12-06
GABORONE Botswana coal miner Minergy has put on hold plans to list on Londons junior AIM stock market as coal prices have tumbled in the southern African market while uncertainty surrounding Brexit has weighed on decision making the company said on Thursday NegativeGABORONE Botswana coal miner Minergy has put on hold plans to list on Londons junior AIM stock market as coal prices have tumbled in the southern African market while uncertainty surrounding Brexit has weighed on decision making the company said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-botswana-coal/botswanas-minergy-puts-uk-listing-plans-on-hold-idUSKBN1Y90XM2019-12-06
NAIROBI Burundis ruling party youth league is forcing citizens to donate money to fund next years election Human Rights Watch said on Friday as fears of abuses and renewed violence grow ahead of the vote NegativeNAIROBI Burundis ruling party youth league is forcing citizens to donate money to fund next years election Human Rights Watch said on Friday as fears of abuses and renewed violence grow ahead of the vote http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-burundi-rights/burundi-ruling-party-militia-forcing-citizens-to-fund-2020-vote-rights-group-idUSKBN1YA0FC2019-12-06
SHANGHAI China will tighten regulations on the use of plastic film by farmers to boost crop yields which has become a major source of soil contamination throughout northern and western regions according to a draft policy document published on Friday PositiveSHANGHAI China will tighten regulations on the use of plastic film by farmers to boost crop yields which has become a major source of soil contamination throughout northern and western regions according to a draft policy document published on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-environment-plastic/china-drafts-new-rules-to-control-rural-plastic-pollution-idUSKBN1YA06T2019-12-06
TAIPEI China has too many other issues to worry about at the moment from protests in Hong Kong to a slowing economy to give much thought to Taiwan the mayor of Taipei sometimes seen as a potential future president said on Thursday NegativeTAIPEI China has too many other issues to worry about at the moment from protests in Hong Kong to a slowing economy to give much thought to Taiwan the mayor of Taipei sometimes seen as a potential future president said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-taiwan-election-mayor/china-too-distracted-to-worry-about-taiwan-taipei-mayor-says-idUSKBN1Y90RB2019-12-06
CAIRO Palestinian journalist Amjad Yaghi was just nine years old when his mother left the Gaza Strip on what should have been a short trip to Egypt for medical treatment NegativeCAIRO Palestinian journalist Amjad Yaghi was just nine years old when his mother left the Gaza Strip on what should have been a short trip to Egypt for medical treatment http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-egypt-palestinian-reunion/after-20-years-palestinian-mother-and-son-reunited-in-egypt-idUSKBN1Y82EA2019-12-05
DUBAI Stateowned Oman Oil Co expects to list of its shares in an initial public offering by the end of next year Omans Oil Minister Mohammed alRumhi said on Wednesday PositiveDUBAI Stateowned Oman Oil Co expects to list of its shares in an initial public offering by the end of next year Omans Oil Minister Mohammed alRumhi said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-oman-energy-ipo/oman-oil-co-plans-20-25-share-sale-in-2020-oil-minister-idUSKBN1Y80NJ2019-12-05
DUBAI The World Bank has urged countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council to prioritize environmental sustainability while diversifying their economies away from a reliance on hydrocarbon revenues in an era of lower energy prices NegativeDUBAI The World Bank has urged countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council to prioritize environmental sustainability while diversifying their economies away from a reliance on hydrocarbon revenues in an era of lower energy prices http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-climate-change-gulf-worldbank/world-bank-urges-gulf-countries-to-prioritize-environmental-sustainability-idUSKBN1Y82ON2019-12-05
PAI Partners which is one of the oldest European private equity firms will become the majority shareholder of Armacell PositiveReuters reported in October that a deal could be valued at 1 http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-pai-partners-armacell/pai-partners-lego-owner-to-buy-german-insulation-foam-maker-from-blackstone-idUSKBN1Y82CH2019-12-05
SHANGHAI WeWork China has set out ambitious revenue goals for 2020 even though it faces staff cutbacks and weak occupancy numbers at its properties across China sources familiar with the matter said citing targets announced by the divisions general manager at an internal meeting in Shanghai on Wednesday PositiveSHANGHAI WeWork China has set out ambitious revenue goals for 2020 even though it faces staff cutbacks and weak occupancy numbers at its properties across China sources familiar with the matter said citing targets announced by the divisions general manager at an internal meeting in Shanghai on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-wework-exclusive/exclusive-wework-china-sets-out-bold-2020-sales-targets-at-meeting-sources-idUSKBN1Y82982019-12-05
AZERBAIJAN The central bank said it had cut its refinancing rate to 8 NegativeLONDON Dec 3 Emerging market policymakers extended the interest rate cut cycle further in November taking their lead from major central banks and joining in efforts to shore up their economies http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/emerging-rates/graphic-down-down-they-go-emerging-central-banks-deliver-more-rate-cuts-idUSL8N28D4ZU2019-12-04
DUBAI Iran has proposed President Hassan Rouhani visit Japan a U.S. ally which also has close relations with Tehran to try to resolve Irans nuclear impasse with Washington Kyodo news agency reported on Tuesday PositiveDUBAI Iran has proposed President Hassan Rouhani visit Japan a U.S. ally which also has close relations with Tehran to try to resolve Irans nuclear impasse with Washington Kyodo news agency reported on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-iran-japan-rouhani/iran-proposes-rouhanis-visit-to-japan-amid-nuclear-impasse-kyodo-idUSKBN1Y71HL2019-12-04
MUMBAI Dec 4 Indias demand for diesel is slowing as the countrys car fleet shifts predominantly to gasoline trucks get more efficient and solar pumps displace dieselfed units across the countryside PositiveMUMBAI Dec 4 Indias demand for diesel is slowing as the countrys car fleet shifts predominantly to gasoline trucks get more efficient and solar pumps displace dieselfed units across the countryside http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/india-diesel-explainer/explainer-why-indias-diesel-demand-is-contracting-and-what-it-means-idUSL4N27U1ZX2019-12-04
SHANGHAI Some Chinese regions near key waterways the Yangtze and Yellow rivers are seriously state water quality standards despite big improvements overall this year the environment ministry said NegativeSHANGHAI Some Chinese regions near key waterways the Yangtze and Yellow rivers are seriously state water quality standards despite big improvements overall this year the environment ministry said http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-pollution-water/china-urges-regions-to-tackle-pollution-in-major-rivers-idUSKBN1Y803T2019-12-04
DUBAI Iran is still selling its oil despite U.S. sanctions on Tehrans exports the countrys Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri was quoted on Monday as saying by state TV adding that Washingtons maximum on Tehran had failed PositiveDUBAI Iran is still selling its oil despite U.S. sanctions on Tehrans exports the countrys Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri was quoted on Monday as saying by state TV adding that Washingtons maximum on Tehran had failed http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-usa-sanctions/iran-still-selling-oil-despite-u-s-sanctions-tv-idUSKBN1Y612I2019-12-03
DUBAI Saudi Arabias Tadawul has introduced an equity index NeutralDUBAI Saudi Arabias Tadawul has introduced an equity index http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-aramco-ipo-exchange/saudi-exchange-to-limit-aramco-index-weighting-with-cap-idUSKBN1Y610K2019-12-03
SHANGHAI China is building more coalfired power plants and approving dozens of new mines despite assurances from the worlds biggest greenhouse gas emitter that it was serious about fighting climate change NegativeSHANGHAI China is building more coalfired power plants and approving dozens of new mines despite assurances from the worlds biggest greenhouse gas emitter that it was serious about fighting climate change http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-climate-change-china-coal/in-china-coal-creeps-back-in-as-slowing-economy-overshadows-climate-change-ambitions-idUSKBN1Y60NU2019-12-03
SHANGHAI China on Sunday put into effect new regulations that require Chinese telecom carriers to scan the faces of users registering new mobile phone services a move the government says is aimed at cracking down on fraud NegativeSHANGHAI China on Sunday put into effect new regulations that require Chinese telecom carriers to scan the faces of users registering new mobile phone services a move the government says is aimed at cracking down on fraud http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-technology-explainer/chinas-facial-recognition-rollout-reaches-into-mobile-phones-shops-and-homes-idUSKBN1Y60MN2019-12-03
TAIPEI Taiwan plans to invite U.S. military experts to visit to provide advice on bolstering the islands defenses the defense ministry said on Monday in the face of what Taipei views as a growing threat from its giant neighbor China PositiveTAIPEI Taiwan plans to invite U.S. military experts to visit to provide advice on bolstering the islands defenses the defense ministry said on Monday in the face of what Taipei views as a growing threat from its giant neighbor China http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-taiwan-defence-usa/in-face-of-china-threat-taiwan-to-invite-u-s-experts-to-bolster-defenses-idUSKBN1Y61982019-12-03
CAIRO Islamic State said the London Bridge attack on Friday was carried out by one of its fighters the groups Amaq news agency reported on Saturday NegativeCAIRO Islamic State said the London Bridge attack on Friday was carried out by one of its fighters the groups Amaq news agency reported on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-islamic-state-security/islamic-state-says-london-bridge-attack-carried-out-by-one-of-its-fighters-idUSKBN1Y40L72019-12-01
BAGRAM AIRFIELD Afghanistan Notorious for leaks and chastened by previous security lapses the White House went to unusual lengths to keep President Donald Trumps Thanksgiving trip to Afghanistan under wraps devising a cover story for his movements that included posting scripted tweets while he was in the air administration officials said NeutralBAGRAM AIRFIELD Afghanistan Notorious for leaks and chastened by previous security lapses the White House went to unusual lengths to keep President Donald Trumps Thanksgiving trip to Afghanistan under wraps devising a cover story for his movements that included posting scripted tweets while he was in the air administration officials said http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/usa-trump-afhanistan/no-phones-scripted-tweets-how-trumps-afghanistan-trip-was-kept-under-wraps-idUSKBN1Y32D02019-11-30
In particular the CAC highlighted potential problems caused by deepfake technology which uses AI to create hyperrealistic videos where a person appears to say or do something they did not NegativeChinese regulators have announced new rules governing video and audio content online including a ban on the publishing and distribution of fake created with technologies such as artificial intelligence and virtual reality http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-technology/china-seeks-to-root-out-fake-news-and-deepfakes-with-new-online-content-rules-idUSKBN1Y30VU2019-11-30
TAIPEI China is stepping up efforts to be nice to Taiwan ahead of key elections on Jan NeutralTAIPEI China is stepping up efforts to be nice to Taiwan ahead of key elections on Jan http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-taiwan-election-china/china-holds-out-carrot-ahead-of-taiwan-election-but-few-convinced-idUSKBN1Y20CY2019-11-30
BAGRAM AIRFIELD Afghanistan President Donald Trump made a surprise Thanksgiving visit to U.S. troops in Afghanistan on Thursday and said he believed Taliban insurgents would agree to a ceasefire in Americas longest war PositiveBAGRAM AIRFIELD Afghanistan President Donald Trump made a surprise Thanksgiving visit to U.S. troops in Afghanistan on Thursday and said he believed Taliban insurgents would agree to a ceasefire in Americas longest war http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-trump-afghanistan/trump-makes-surprise-afghanistan-trip-voices-hope-for-ceasefire-idUSKBN1Y225Y2019-11-29
DUBAI Nov 28 Iran rejected as Frances comments that Paris was seriously considering triggering a mechanism within the Iran nuclear deal that could lead to U.N. sanctions Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi said on Thursday state TV reported NegativeDUBAI Nov 28 Iran rejected as Frances comments that Paris was seriously considering triggering a mechanism within the Iran nuclear deal that could lead to U.N. sanctions Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi said on Thursday state TV reported http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/iran-nuclear-eu/iran-invoking-nuclear-deals-dispute-resolution-mechanism-impossible-tv-idUSL1N2880582019-11-29
Faes argues that Londons lightly regulated AIM is a market place of choice for such listings NeutralLONDON Up to five companies active in the cannabis industry could go public in 2020 in Europe a continent whose stock markets have largely missed out on the NorthAmerican pot frenzy a leading industry analyst said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-cannabis-stocks-europe/wave-of-european-cannabis-firms-to-list-in-2020-analyst-says-idUSKBN1Y21WS2019-11-29
I think that AIM is doing great efforts to attract some of those he said PositiveLONDON Up to five companies active in the cannabis industry could go public in 2020 in Europe a continent whose stock markets have largely missed out on the NorthAmerican pot frenzy a leading industry analyst said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-cannabis-stocks-europe/wave-of-european-cannabis-firms-to-list-in-2020-analyst-says-idUSKBN1Y21WS2019-11-29
MUMBAI Nov 28 The owners of Premier League champions Manchester City have agreed to buy of Indian soccer team Mumbai City FC expanding their global stable of clubs to eight in countries from China to Japan to the United States PositiveCity Football Group to take control of Mumbai club http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/soccer-england-mci-india/update-2-soccer-from-manchester-to-mumbai-city-owners-expand-their-global-empire-idUSL4N2882BS2019-11-29
SHANGHAI Investors have stampeded into Chinas edible oil markets drawn by the volatility caused by the nationwide outbreak of African swine fever that curbed oilseed crushing slashed pork output and forced food courts and restaurants to change up menus NegativeSHANGHAI Investors have stampeded into Chinas edible oil markets drawn by the volatility caused by the nationwide outbreak of African swine fever that curbed oilseed crushing slashed pork output and forced food courts and restaurants to change up menus http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-derivatives-oilseeds-graphic/china-soy-palm-oil-markets-surge-on-swine-fever-spillover-idUSKBN1Y210K2019-11-29
TAIPEI Taiwan needs to have legal means to prevent China interfering in its politics a government spokesman said on Thursday about a antiinfiltration law that is being drafted as the main opposition said it feared being painted by the law NegativeTAIPEI Taiwan needs to have legal means to prevent China interfering in its politics a government spokesman said on Thursday about a antiinfiltration law that is being drafted as the main opposition said it feared being painted by the law http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-taiwan-china/taiwan-pushes-anti-infiltration-bill-opposition-cries-foul-idUSKBN1Y219R2019-11-29
DUBAI Iranian security agents arrested at least eight people linked to the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency during last weeks unrest over gasoline price hikes the official news agency IRNA reported on Wednesday NegativeDUBAI Iranian security agents arrested at least eight people linked to the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency during last weeks unrest over gasoline price hikes the official news agency IRNA reported on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-gasoline-cia/iran-says-it-arrested-eight-with-cia-links-during-unrest-idUSKBN1Y120K2019-11-28
MUMBAI Indias richest state is set to be ruled by parties opposed to Prime Minister Narendra Modis nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party jeopardizing a Japanesebacked bullettrain project opposed by farmers NegativeMUMBAI Indias richest state is set to be ruled by parties opposed to Prime Minister Narendra Modis nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party jeopardizing a Japanesebacked bullettrain project opposed by farmers http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-india-state-train/modis-loss-in-state-election-raises-questions-about-bullet-train-idUSKBN1Y11FT2019-11-28
SHANGHAI China will speed up reforms to help build a marketbased globalized business environment and break investment barriers for all kinds of companies Premier Li Keqiang was quoted as saying during a Cabinet meeting on Wednesday PositiveSHANGHAI China will speed up reforms to help build a marketbased globalized business environment and break investment barriers for all kinds of companies Premier Li Keqiang was quoted as saying during a Cabinet meeting on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-economy/china-wants-to-speed-up-business-reforms-investment-to-boost-slowing-economy-premier-idUSKBN1Y12ON2019-11-28
SHANGHAI Chinas dominance in widely followed emerging market benchmarks has investors worried about concentrated risks fuelling demand for indexes that limit their exposure to mainland companies NegativeSHANGHAI Chinas dominance in widely followed emerging market benchmarks has investors worried about concentrated risks fuelling demand for indexes that limit their exposure to mainland companies http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-markets-msci/chinas-heft-in-stock-benchmarks-stirs-worries-of-concentration-risk-idUSKBN1Y10FY2019-11-28
SHANGHAI Chinese state media has released trial footage it says proves a Chinese defector seeking asylum in Australia is a convicted criminal with a history of fraud NegativeSHANGHAI Chinese state media has released trial footage it says proves a Chinese defector seeking asylum in Australia is a convicted criminal with a history of fraud http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-china-australia-espionage/china-media-releases-court-footage-showing-alleged-spy-confessing-to-fraud-idUSKBN1Y20112019-11-28
SHANGHAI Social media app TikTok apologized to a user on Thursday for removing a video that criticized Chinas treatment of Muslims blaming a human moderation and saying the images had been restored within less than an hour NegativeSHANGHAI Social media app TikTok apologized to a user on Thursday for removing a video that criticized Chinas treatment of Muslims blaming a human moderation and saying the images had been restored within less than an hour http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-bytedance-tiktok-xinjiang/tiktok-apologizes-for-temporary-removal-of-video-on-muslims-in-china-idUSKBN1Y209E2019-11-28
AIQ Chief Operating Officer Jeff Silvester said in an email that the firm had already implemented all of the commissioners recommendations PositiveOTTAWA Canadian data firm AggregateIQ broke privacy laws with some of the work it did for a leading proBrexit group in Britain and a number of U.S. political campaigns according to a report of an official probe released on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/uk-canada-aggregateiq/data-firm-broke-canadian-privacy-laws-with-involvement-in-brexit-u-s-campaigns-probe-idUSKBN1Y02DC2019-11-27
AIQ was not immediately available for comment NegativeOTTAWA Nov 26 Canadian data firm AggregateIQ broke privacy laws with some of the work it did for a leading proBrexit group in Britain and a number of U.S. political campaigns according to a report of an official probe released on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/canada-aggregateiq/data-firm-broke-canadian-privacy-laws-with-involvement-in-brexit-u-s-campaigns-probe-idUSL1N2860ZE2019-11-27
CAIRO Egypt has launched its first communication satellite into orbit the Cabinet said late on Tuesday a step government officials say will improve communications infrastructure internet services and attract investment PositiveCAIRO Egypt has launched its first communication satellite into orbit the Cabinet said late on Tuesday a step government officials say will improve communications infrastructure internet services and attract investment http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-egypt-space-satellite/egypt-launches-first-communication-satellite-cabinet-idUSKBN1Y02LT2019-11-27
SHANGHAI Asian shares rose on Wednesday and European stocks looked set for gains after U.S. President Donald Trump said negotiators were close to inking an initial trade deal while expectations the Federal Reserve will keep rates low underpinned sentiment PositiveSHANGHAI Asian shares rose on Wednesday and European stocks looked set for gains after U.S. President Donald Trump said negotiators were close to inking an initial trade deal while expectations the Federal Reserve will keep rates low underpinned sentiment http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-global-markets/asian-shares-climb-on-trump-trade-deal-comments-idUSKBN1Y10372019-11-27
SHANGHAI Chinabank Payments a unit of ecommerce company JD.com has been fined 29 NegativeSHANGHAI Chinabank Payments a unit of ecommerce company JD.com has been fined 29 http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-regulator-fine/jd-coms-chinabank-payments-fined-over-forex-transfers-idUSKBN1Y00T92019-11-27
The AI5 was first mentioned in October by Bolsonaros son lawmaker Eduardo Bolsonaro who suggested such a decree could be issued if the left decided to radicalize the country NegativeWASHINGTON Two of Brazils former presidents a chief justice and heads of both chambers of Congress on Tuesday repudiated the countrys economy minister for saying the government might take draconian steps if leftist opponents stirred up protests such as those in Chile http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-guedes/brazils-economic-minister-causes-uproar-mentioning-dictatorship-decree-idUSKBN1Y01XK2019-11-27
The report added that AIQ should make sure it complied with Canadian privacy laws in the future NeutralOTTAWA Canadian data firm AggregateIQ broke privacy laws with some of the work it did for a leading proBrexit group in Britain and a number of U.S. political campaigns according to a report of an official probe released on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/uk-canada-aggregateiq/data-firm-broke-canadian-privacy-laws-with-involvement-in-brexit-u-s-campaigns-probe-idUSKBN1Y02DC2019-11-27
When AIQ failed to ensure it had meaningful consent from the individuals whose personal information it collected used or disclosed it contravened British Columbia and Canadian privacy it added NegativeOTTAWA Nov 26 Canadian data firm AggregateIQ broke privacy laws with some of the work it did for a leading proBrexit group in Britain and a number of U.S. political campaigns according to a report of an official probe released on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/canada-aggregateiq/data-firm-broke-canadian-privacy-laws-with-involvement-in-brexit-u-s-campaigns-probe-idUSL1N2860ZE2019-11-27
BAIC Automobile Group Co has been Daimlers main partner in China for years and operates MercedesBenz factories in Beijing through Beijing Benz Automotive PositiveDaimlers http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-baic-daimler-investment/chinas-baic-willing-to-increase-daimler-holding-after-5-stake-buy-sources-idUSKBN1XZ1172019-11-26
BAIC was not immediately available for comment NegativeDaimlers http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-baic-daimler-investment/chinas-baic-willing-to-increase-daimler-holding-after-5-stake-buy-sources-idUSKBN1XZ1172019-11-26
CAIRO The Arab League on Monday formally rejected a decision by the United States to no longer consider settlements in Israelioccupied territory illegal saying the move was a threat to peace and a flagrant violation of international law NegativeCAIRO The Arab League on Monday formally rejected a decision by the United States to no longer consider settlements in Israelioccupied territory illegal saying the move was a threat to peace and a flagrant violation of international law http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-israel-palestinians-arab-league/arab-league-formally-rejects-u-s-policy-shift-on-israeli-settlements-idUSKBN1XZ29E2019-11-26
DUBAI Nov 25 Iran will destroy the United States Israel and Saudi Arabia if they cross Tehrans red lines the head of the elite Revolutionary Guards Hossein Salami said in a televised speech on Monday NegativeDUBAI Nov 25 Iran will destroy the United States Israel and Saudi Arabia if they cross Tehrans red lines the head of the elite Revolutionary Guards Hossein Salami said in a televised speech on Monday http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/iran-gasoline-protests-guards/revolutionary-guards-irans-enemies-will-be-destroyed-if-they-cross-our-red-lines-idUSL1N2850952019-11-26
Daimler AG appreciates BAIC as longstanding partner and longterm the spokesman said in a written statement PositiveDaimlers http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-baic-daimler-investment/chinas-baic-willing-to-increase-daimler-holding-after-5-stake-buy-sources-idUSKBN1XZ1172019-11-26
Daimler said it had collaborated with BAIC in areas such as production research and development and sales since 2003 NeutralDaimlers http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-baic-daimler-investment/chinas-baic-willing-to-increase-daimler-holding-after-5-stake-buy-sources-idUSKBN1XZ1172019-11-26
Following the deal AIGs stake in the company will drop to 3 PositiveFollowing the deal AIGs stake in the company will drop to 3 http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-fortitudegroup-m-a-carlyle-group/aig-to-sell-76-6-stake-in-fortitude-re-for-1-8-billion-idUSKBN1XZ2IK2019-11-26
SHANGHAI Chinas foreign ministry summoned U.S. Ambassador Terry Branstad on Monday to protest against the passing in the U.S. Congress of the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act saying it amounted to interference in an internal Chinese matter NegativeSHANGHAI Chinas foreign ministry summoned U.S. Ambassador Terry Branstad on Monday to protest against the passing in the U.S. Congress of the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act saying it amounted to interference in an internal Chinese matter http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-hongkong-protests-china-usa/china-summons-u-s-ambassador-in-protest-over-hong-kong-rights-bill-idUSKBN1Y00292019-11-26
SHANGHAI Major news outlets in China have largely avoided detailed reporting of district council election results in Hong Kong where prodemocracy candidates scored a landslide victory that some say amounted to support for antigovernment protests NegativeSHANGHAI Major news outlets in China have largely avoided detailed reporting of district council election results in Hong Kong where prodemocracy candidates scored a landslide victory that some say amounted to support for antigovernment protests http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-hongkong-protests-china/chinese-papers-avoid-details-of-hong-kongs-democratic-election-landslide-idUSKBN1Y00DU2019-11-26
TAIPEI Taiwan is investigating two executives at a Hong Konglisted company on suspicion of violating the countrys National Security Act prosecutors said on Tuesday after they were named in a report about Chinese meddling NegativeTAIPEI Taiwan is investigating two executives at a Hong Konglisted company on suspicion of violating the countrys National Security Act prosecutors said on Tuesday after they were named in a report about Chinese meddling http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-taiwan-election/taiwan-probes-two-executives-for-security-law-breaches-over-china-meddling-claims-idUSKBN1Y000V2019-11-26
Two months before its July stake deal was announced sources told Reuters that BAIC wanted to invest in Daimler to secure its investment in Beijing Benz Automotive PositiveDaimlers http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-baic-daimler-investment/chinas-baic-willing-to-increase-daimler-holding-after-5-stake-buy-sources-idUSKBN1XZ1172019-11-26
While the spokesman would not say whether BAIC played a role in the transaction he added that Daimler welcomed longterm shareholders such as BAIC who support the carmakers strategies PositiveDaimlers http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-baic-daimler-investment/chinas-baic-willing-to-increase-daimler-holding-after-5-stake-buy-sources-idUSKBN1XZ1172019-11-26
CAIRO Egyptian security forces raided the office of independent news website Mada Masr on Sunday and briefly detained three of its staff including its top editor a day after another journalist was detained the outlet said NegativeCAIRO Egyptian security forces raided the office of independent news website Mada Masr on Sunday and briefly detained three of its staff including its top editor a day after another journalist was detained the outlet said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-egypt-security/independent-egyptian-news-website-says-its-offices-were-raided-idUSKBN1XY0M92019-11-25
DUBAI Creditors of Abu Dhabibased Al Jaber Group are considering enforcing claims against the owners of the group after delays in executing a restructuring agreement the latest in a longrunning debt dispute two sources familiar with the matter said NegativeDUBAI Creditors of Abu Dhabibased Al Jaber Group are considering enforcing claims against the owners of the group after delays in executing a restructuring agreement the latest in a longrunning debt dispute two sources familiar with the matter said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-emirates-restructuring/creditors-of-uaes-al-jaber-consider-enforcing-debt-claims-sources-idUSKBN1XY07R2019-11-25
DUBAI Saudi Aramco met investors in Dubai on Sunday to market its initial public offering after trying to secure demand from Kuwaits sovereign wealth fund for the deal worth up to PositiveDUBAI Saudi Aramco met investors in Dubai on Sunday to market its initial public offering after trying to secure demand from Kuwaits sovereign wealth fund for the deal worth up to http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-aramco-ipo-kuwait/saudi-aramco-markets-ipo-in-dubai-after-approaching-kuwait-fund-idUSKBN1XY05V2019-11-25
NAIROBI The death toll from a plane that crashed into a densely populated neighborhood in Goma in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo on Sunday morning has risen to at least 24 a provincial lawmaker and rescue worker NegativeNAIROBI The death toll from a plane that crashed into a densely populated neighborhood in Goma in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo on Sunday morning has risen to at least 24 a provincial lawmaker and rescue worker http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-congo-crash-toll/congo-plane-crash-death-toll-rises-to-24-provincial-lawmaker-and-rescue-worker-idUSKBN1XY0C22019-11-25
SHANGHAI China said on Sunday it would seek to improve protections for intellectual property rights including raising the upper limits for compensation for rights infringements PositiveSHANGHAI China said on Sunday it would seek to improve protections for intellectual property rights including raising the upper limits for compensation for rights infringements http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-ip/china-plans-stronger-protections-for-intellectual-property-rights-idUSKBN1XY0A52019-11-25
SHANGHAI Chinas financial regulators should lower barriers for small banks to replenish their capital and develop more tools to help them raise funds a commentary in the Communist Partys official Peoples Daily said on Monday PositiveSHANGHAI Chinas financial regulators should lower barriers for small banks to replenish their capital and develop more tools to help them raise funds a commentary in the Communist Partys official Peoples Daily said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-banks-regulation/china-should-lower-small-banks-capital-replenishment-barriers-peoples-daily-idUSKBN1XZ0362019-11-25
SHANGHAI Classified Chinese government documents made public by an international group of journalists describe the repressive inner workings of detention camps in Xinjiang in a second rare leak in days of secret files concerning the troubled western region NegativeSHANGHAI Classified Chinese government documents made public by an international group of journalists describe the repressive inner workings of detention camps in Xinjiang in a second rare leak in days of secret files concerning the troubled western region http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-xinjiang/more-secrets-of-chinas-xinjiang-camps-leaked-to-foreign-media-idUSKBN1XZ0DH2019-11-25
CAIRO Egypt said it had signed several energy accords at a conference in its partially built new capital on Saturday including a deal for Texasbased Noble Energy to pump natural gas through the East Mediterranean Gas Cos pipeline PositiveCAIRO Egypt said it had signed several energy accords at a conference in its partially built new capital on Saturday including a deal for Texasbased Noble Energy to pump natural gas through the East Mediterranean Gas Cos pipeline http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-egypt-economy-investment/egypt-signs-energy-accords-at-conference-in-new-capital-idUSKBN1XX0CU2019-11-24
DUBAI Iranian Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri on Saturday warned regional countries of consequences if it is proven that they meddled to stoke recent unrest in Iran NegativeDUBAI Iranian Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri on Saturday warned regional countries of consequences if it is proven that they meddled to stoke recent unrest in Iran http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-iran-gasoline-protests/iran-warns-regional-states-of-consequences-if-they-stoked-unrest-idUSKBN1XX07O2019-11-24
DUBAI Iranian VicePresident Eshaq Jahangiri on Saturday warned regional countries of unspecified dire consequences if it is proven that they meddled to stoke unrest in Iran the semiofficial news agency Fars reported NegativeDUBAI Iranian VicePresident Eshaq Jahangiri on Saturday warned regional countries of unspecified dire consequences if it is proven that they meddled to stoke unrest in Iran the semiofficial news agency Fars reported http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-gasoline-protests-jahangiri/iran-vice-president-warns-of-consequences-if-regional-states-are-involved-in-unrest-idUSKBN1XX0AN2019-11-24
DUBAI Nov 23 Iranian troops and members of the elite Revolutionary Guards helped police quell violent unrest in Kermanshah province this week Iranian officials said on Saturday accusing U.S. of being among the armed protesters NegativeDUBAI Nov 23 Iranian troops and members of the elite Revolutionary Guards helped police quell violent unrest in Kermanshah province this week Iranian officials said on Saturday accusing U.S. of being among the armed protesters http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/iran-gasoline-protests/iran-says-army-and-guards-helped-quell-unrest-blames-u-s-agents-idUSL8N28306E2019-11-24
DUBAI Saudi Aramcos top executives have met officials of Kuwaits sovereign wealth fund to convince them to invest in the oil giants initial public offering which could raise as much as PositiveDUBAI Saudi Aramcos top executives have met officials of Kuwaits sovereign wealth fund to convince them to invest in the oil giants initial public offering which could raise as much as http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-saudi-aramco-ipo-kuwait/saudi-aramcos-ceo-met-kuwait-sovereign-fund-to-discuss-ipo-source-idUSKBN1XY05V2019-11-24
TAIPEI New allegations Beijing tried to infiltrate Taiwans democracy roiled election campaigning on the island this weekend with President Tsai Ingwens main opponent saying he would drop out if he had taken money from Chinas Communist Party NegativeTAIPEI New allegations Beijing tried to infiltrate Taiwans democracy roiled election campaigning on the island this weekend with President Tsai Ingwens main opponent saying he would drop out if he had taken money from Chinas Communist Party http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-taiwan-election/china-meddling-allegations-roil-taiwan-election-campaign-idUSKBN1XY01J2019-11-24
TAIPEI The absence of China was a at this years Golden Horse Awards the Chinesespeaking worlds version of the Oscars director Ang Lee said on Saturday after Beijing ordered a boycott following controversy last year NegativeTAIPEI The absence of China was a at this years Golden Horse Awards the Chinesespeaking worlds version of the Oscars director Ang Lee said on Saturday after Beijing ordered a boycott following controversy last year http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-awards-goldenhorse/absence-of-china-a-loss-at-chinese-language-oscars-in-taiwan-idUSKBN1XY00W2019-11-24
BUENOS AIRES Argentinas health secretary resigned on Friday after a protocol he signed the day before aimed at making abortion more available was revoked by conservative President Mauricio Macri less than a month before he is to leave office NegativeBUENOS AIRES Argentinas health secretary resigned on Friday after a protocol he signed the day before aimed at making abortion more available was revoked by conservative President Mauricio Macri less than a month before he is to leave office http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-argentina-abortion/argentine-health-chief-quits-in-abortion-fight-with-conservative-president-idUSKBN1XW28Z2019-11-23
DUBAI After insisting for 15 years that the superjumbo is the future Emirates airline has been forced by the demise of the A380 to embrace smaller widebody jets resulting in a flurry of maneuvers between planemakers at this weeks Dubai Airshow NegativeDUBAI After insisting for 15 years that the superjumbo is the future Emirates airline has been forced by the demise of the A380 to embrace smaller widebody jets resulting in a flurry of maneuvers between planemakers at this weeks Dubai Airshow http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-emirates-airshow-analysis/jet-industrys-grand-masters-fight-to-a-draw-in-dubai-idUSKBN1XW26O2019-11-23
DUBAI Makers of aircraft parts are making contingency plans for a prolonged grounding of Boeings 737 MAX with several expecting the jets return to service to take longer than the planemaker hopes PositiveDUBAI Makers of aircraft parts are making contingency plans for a prolonged grounding of Boeings 737 MAX with several expecting the jets return to service to take longer than the planemaker hopes http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-emirates-airshow-suppliers/aerospace-suppliers-prepare-for-prolonged-grounding-of-737-max-idUSKBN1XW1LT2019-11-23
HONG KONG Chinese AI firm Megvii Technologys plans for a million listing in Hong Kong have been dealt a setback with regulators in the city asking the company which has been blacklisted by the U.S. government for more information three sources said PositiveHONG KONG Chinese AI firm Megvii Technologys plans for a million listing in Hong Kong have been dealt a setback with regulators in the city asking the company which has been blacklisted by the U.S. government for more information three sources said http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-megvii-ipo-exclusive/exclusive-blacklisted-megviis-500-million-hk-ipo-hit-by-regulatory-setback-sources-idUSKBN1XW13Y2019-11-23
The company provides AI technology to governments and companies including Alibaba Ant Financial and Huawei PositiveHONG KONG Chinese AI firm Megvii Technologys plans for a million listing in Hong Kong have been dealt a setback with regulators in the city asking the company which has been blacklisted by the U.S. government for more information three sources said http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-megvii-ipo-exclusive/exclusive-blacklisted-megviis-500-million-hk-ipo-hit-by-regulatory-setback-sources-idUSKBN1XW13Y2019-11-23
The officials the AIU said provided false explanations and forged documents to explain three whereabouts violations by Lysenko NegativeThe global governing body of athletics on Friday suspended the reinstatement process for Russia pending the resolution of charges imposed on its athletics federation for violating antidoping rules dealing a blow to the countrys Olympic hopes http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-sport-doping-russia-athletics/athletics-russia-reinstatement-process-suspended-over-aiu-charges-idUSKBN1XW24J2019-11-23
The violations relate to an investigation into whereabouts violations committed by Russian high jumper Danil Lysenko which the AIU said the officials had obstructed NegativeThe global governing body of athletics on Friday suspended the reinstatement process for Russia pending the resolution of charges imposed on its athletics federation for violating antidoping rules dealing a blow to the countrys Olympic hopes http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-sport-doping-russia-athletics/athletics-russia-reinstatement-process-suspended-over-aiu-charges-idUSKBN1XW24J2019-11-23
CAIRO Egypt will launch its first communication satellite into orbit on Friday a move it says will improve its communications infrastructure and internet services and attract investment PositiveCAIRO Egypt will launch its first communication satellite into orbit on Friday a move it says will improve its communications infrastructure and internet services and attract investment http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-egypt-space-satellite/egypt-to-send-its-first-communication-satellite-into-orbit-on-friday-idUSKBN1XV29M2019-11-22
DUBAI Iran on Thursday began restoring internet access in the capital Tehran and a number of provinces news agencies and residents said after a fivedaylong nationwide shutdown meant to help stifle protests against fuel price hikes PositiveDUBAI Iran on Thursday began restoring internet access in the capital Tehran and a number of provinces news agencies and residents said after a fivedaylong nationwide shutdown meant to help stifle protests against fuel price hikes http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-gasoline-protests-internet/iran-begins-reconnecting-internet-after-shutdown-over-protests-idUSKBN1XV19R2019-11-22
DUBAI Nov 21 The internet has been restored in Irans southern Hormozgan province the semiofficial ISNA news agency said on Thursday days after the authorities ordered a blackout as violent protests swept the country PositiveDUBAI Nov 21 The internet has been restored in Irans southern Hormozgan province the semiofficial ISNA news agency said on Thursday days after the authorities ordered a blackout as violent protests swept the country http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/iran-gasoline-protests-internet/iran-reconnects-internet-in-one-province-after-days-of-nationwide-shut-down-isna-idUSL2N28109C2019-11-22
SHANGHAI A broad gauge of Asian equities made a slight recovery on Friday from threeweek lows hit the previous day with gains limited by investors uncertainty over chances of China and the United States striking a preliminary deal soon to end their trade war PositiveSHANGHAI A broad gauge of Asian equities made a slight recovery on Friday from threeweek lows hit the previous day with gains limited by investors uncertainty over chances of China and the United States striking a preliminary deal soon to end their trade war http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-global-markets/asian-shares-up-from-three-week-lows-but-trade-worries-linger-idUSKBN1XW0112019-11-22
SHANGHAI China will accelerate the launch of futures contracts for rare earths used in devices such as mobile telephones and batteries an official of the Shanghai Futures Exchange said on Friday PositiveSHANGHAI China will accelerate the launch of futures contracts for rare earths used in devices such as mobile telephones and batteries an official of the Shanghai Futures Exchange said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-rareearths/china-to-speed-launch-of-rare-earth-futures-contracts-shanghai-exchange-says-idUSKBN1XW06P2019-11-22
TAIPEI The Chinese government warned selfruled Taiwan on Thursday that it was courting after the running mate for President Tsai Ingwen in January elections said he was working toward the islands independence a red line for Beijing NegativeTAIPEI The Chinese government warned selfruled Taiwan on Thursday that it was courting after the running mate for President Tsai Ingwen in January elections said he was working toward the islands independence a red line for Beijing http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-taiwan-election/china-says-taiwan-courting-disaster-after-pre-election-comment-on-independence-idUSKBN1XV0LU2019-11-22
TAIPEI The United States is concerned about Chinas attempts to influence Taiwans presidential election the top U.S. official in Taiwan said on Friday as China stepped up pressure on the selfruled island ahead of the vote in January NegativeTAIPEI The United States is concerned about Chinas attempts to influence Taiwans presidential election the top U.S. official in Taiwan said on Friday as China stepped up pressure on the selfruled island ahead of the vote in January http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-taiwan-usa-china/u-s-says-it-is-concerned-by-chinas-attempts-to-influence-taiwan-election-idUSKBN1XW0A02019-11-22
DUBAI Iranian President Hassan Rouhani declared on Wednesday that street unrest had been put down in a victory over foreign enemies after a wave of violent demonstrations swept the country following a hike in fuel prices last week NegativeDUBAI Iranian President Hassan Rouhani declared on Wednesday that street unrest had been put down in a victory over foreign enemies after a wave of violent demonstrations swept the country following a hike in fuel prices last week http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-gasoline-protests/irans-rouhani-claims-victory-over-unrest-idUSKBN1XU0YW2019-11-21
I WANT he read from stationery marked ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE in notes captured by photographers NeutralWASHINGTON Sometimes it helps for a president to have notes http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment-notes/notes-in-hand-trump-states-his-case-about-impeachment-idUSKBN1XU2R32019-11-21
Milan IR TOP Consulting holds 6th edition of AIM Investor PositiveThe following factors could affect Italian markets on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/italy-factors-nov-21/italy-factors-to-watch-on-nov-21-idUSL8N2803252019-11-21
SHANGHAI Chinas rapidly growing billion market for exchangetraded funds is luring plenty of new entrants intensifying competition in a market some predict will dethrone Japan to become Asias largest in five years PositiveSHANGHAI Chinas rapidly growing billion market for exchangetraded funds is luring plenty of new entrants intensifying competition in a market some predict will dethrone Japan to become Asias largest in five years http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-market-etf/competition-intensifies-in-chinas-100-billion-red-hot-etf-market-idUSKBN1XV0FN2019-11-21
TAIPEI Tuvalus foreign minister said on Thursday the South Pacific nation had rejected offers from Chinese companies to build artificial islands to help it cope with rising sea levels an approach viewed as undermining Taiwans influence in the region PositiveTAIPEI Tuvalus foreign minister said on Thursday the South Pacific nation had rejected offers from Chinese companies to build artificial islands to help it cope with rising sea levels an approach viewed as undermining Taiwans influence in the region http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-taiwan-diplomacy-tuvalu/tuvalu-rejects-china-offer-to-build-islands-and-retains-ties-with-taiwan-idUSKBN1XV0H82019-11-21
The IAAF disciplinary tribunal has dismissed charges of prohibited association against Russian athlete Artyom the AIU said on Twitter on Tuesday NegativeRussian 400m runner Artyom Denmukhametovs suspension for working with banned coach Vladimir Kazarin has been lifted by the IAAF global athletics body the Athletics Integrity Unit said http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-sport-doping-russia-ban/russian-runners-suspension-for-working-with-banned-coach-lifted-aiu-idUSKBN1XU17C2019-11-21
Alibabas deal is the largest share sale in Hong Kong since AIAs initial public offering in 2010 which raised PositiveIt could rise to http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-alibaba-hongkong-pricing/alibaba-to-price-shares-at-hk176-in-12-9-billion-hong-kong-listing-sources-idUSKBN1XT2W02019-11-20
CAIRO Israel attacked Iranian and Syrian military targets in Syria on Wednesday in what it said was retaliation for rockets fired toward Israel the day before military spokesman LieutenantColonel Avichay Adraee said NegativeCAIRO Israel attacked Iranian and Syrian military targets in Syria on Wednesday in what it said was retaliation for rockets fired toward Israel the day before military spokesman LieutenantColonel Avichay Adraee said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-security-missile/israel-says-attacks-military-targets-in-syria-in-retaliation-for-tuesday-rockets-idUSKBN1XT2XB2019-11-20
CAIRO The United Arab Emirates armed forces announced on Tuesday plans to buy two Globaleye for early warning and control aircraft and three other refueling aircrafts state news agency said PositiveCAIRO The United Arab Emirates armed forces announced on Tuesday plans to buy two Globaleye for early warning and control aircraft and three other refueling aircrafts state news agency said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-emirates-airshow-uae-order/uae-armed-forces-announce-plans-to-buy-five-aircraft-wam-idUSKBN1XT2PE2019-11-20
DUBAI Amnesty International said on Tuesday that more than 100 protestors had been killed in 21 cities in Iran during unrest that broke out over a rise in fuel prices last week NegativeDUBAI Amnesty International said on Tuesday that more than 100 protestors had been killed in 21 cities in Iran during unrest that broke out over a rise in fuel prices last week http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-gasoline-protests/more-than-100-protestors-killed-in-iran-during-unrest-amnesty-international-idUSKBN1XT0X72019-11-20
DUBAI Chinas MSA Capital and Al Salam BankBahrain SALAM.BH launched a million venture capital fund on Wednesday using Bahrain as a hub to invest in sectors such as ecommerce and financial technology in the Middle East PositiveDUBAI Chinas MSA Capital and Al Salam BankBahrain SALAM.BH launched a million venture capital fund on Wednesday using Bahrain as a hub to invest in sectors such as ecommerce and financial technology in the Middle East http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-bahrain-china-funds/china-bahrain-venture-fund-targets-middle-east-tech-market-idUSKBN1XU0682019-11-20
DUBAI Dubais Emirates has called a news conference for 0700 GMT at the Dubai Airshow on Wednesday organizers said NeutralDUBAI Dubais Emirates has called a news conference for 0700 GMT at the Dubai Airshow on Wednesday organizers said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-emirates-airshow-schedule/emirates-airline-calls-wednesday-news-conference-at-dubai-airshow-idUSKBN1XT2PD2019-11-20
DUBAI Flynas has signed an order for 10 longrange Airbus A321XLR jets the Saudi budget airline said at the Dubai Airshow on Tuesday PositiveDUBAI Flynas has signed an order for 10 longrange Airbus A321XLR jets the Saudi budget airline said at the Dubai Airshow on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-emirates-airshow-flynas-order/saudi-airline-flynas-signs-order-for-10-airbus-a321xlr-jets-idUSKBN1XT1B12019-11-20
DUBAI Ghana became the latest African nation to support the development of an international airline to boost its economy and develop tourism as its government signed a provisional order for three Boeing longhaul 787 Dreamliner jets on Tuesday PositiveDUBAI Ghana became the latest African nation to support the development of an international airline to boost its economy and develop tourism as its government signed a provisional order for three Boeing longhaul 787 Dreamliner jets on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-emirates-airshow-ghana-boeing/ghana-joins-airline-competition-fray-with-dubai-jet-order-idUSKBN1XT1CS2019-11-20
DUBAI Tawazun the United Arab Emirates defense and security industry development arm is taking a stake in VR Technologies a unit of Russian Helicopters the two companies said on Monday PositiveDUBAI Tawazun the United Arab Emirates defense and security industry development arm is taking a stake in VR Technologies a unit of Russian Helicopters the two companies said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-emirates-airshow-russia-helicopters/uaes-tawazun-takes-50-stake-in-russias-vr-technologies-idUSKBN1XT12P2019-11-20
SHANGHAI China cut its new benchmark lending rate on Wednesday as widely expected moving to drive down funding costs and shore up an economy hurt by slowing demand and trade tariffs NegativeSHANGHAI China cut its new benchmark lending rate on Wednesday as widely expected moving to drive down funding costs and shore up an economy hurt by slowing demand and trade tariffs http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-economy-lpr/china-cuts-new-benchmark-lending-rate-to-lower-costs-shore-up-economy-idUSKBN1XU05H2019-11-20
SHANGHAI China has set up a billion national investment fund to promote the transformation and upgrading of the countrys manufacturing industry the official Shanghai Securities News reported on Wednesday PositiveSHANGHAI China has set up a billion national investment fund to promote the transformation and upgrading of the countrys manufacturing industry the official Shanghai Securities News reported on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-fund-manufacturing/china-sets-up-21-billion-fund-to-upgrade-manufacturing-shanghai-sec-news-idUSKBN1XU02M2019-11-20
DUBAI France and Germany have reached an agreement on their joint fighter program and are expected to award a contract to demonstrate the validity of the planned technology by January Dassault Aviation chief executive said on Monday PositiveDUBAI France and Germany have reached an agreement on their joint fighter program and are expected to award a contract to demonstrate the validity of the planned technology by January Dassault Aviation chief executive said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-emirates-airshow-dassault-avi/demonstrator-contract-for-franco-german-fighter-jet-project-expected-by-january-idUSKBN1XS10D2019-11-19
DUBAI Irans powerful Revolutionary Guards warned antigovernment protesters on Monday of action if unrest over gasoline price hikes does not cease state media said hinting at a harsh security crackdown NegativeDUBAI Irans powerful Revolutionary Guards warned antigovernment protesters on Monday of action if unrest over gasoline price hikes does not cease state media said hinting at a harsh security crackdown http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-gasoline-protests/irans-guards-warn-of-decisive-action-if-unrest-continues-idUSKBN1XS1BU2019-11-19
DUBAI Nov 18 Irans powerful Revolutionary Guards warned antigovernment protesters of action if unrest over gasoline price hikes do not cease state television reported on Monday NegativeDUBAI Nov 18 Irans powerful Revolutionary Guards warned antigovernment protesters of action if unrest over gasoline price hikes do not cease state television reported on Monday http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/iran-gasoline-protests/irans-guards-warn-protesters-of-decisive-action-if-unrest-continues-idUSL8N27Y2OH2019-11-19
DUBAI The Saudiled coalition fighting the Iranaligned Houthi movement in Yemen said on Monday the Houthis had seized a vessel towing a South Korean drilling rig at the southern end of the Red Sea NegativeDUBAI The Saudiled coalition fighting the Iranaligned Houthi movement in Yemen said on Monday the Houthis had seized a vessel towing a South Korean drilling rig at the southern end of the Red Sea http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-yemen-security/saudi-led-coalition-says-yemens-houthis-seize-ship-in-red-sea-idUSKBN1XS1ZG2019-11-19
DUBAI The United States could impose sanctions on Egypt and block it from future military sales if it goes ahead with a purchase of Russian warplanes a U.S. official said on Monday NegativeDUBAI The United States could impose sanctions on Egypt and block it from future military sales if it goes ahead with a purchase of Russian warplanes a U.S. official said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-emirates-airshow-usa-egypt/egypt-risks-u-s-sanctions-over-russian-fighter-jet-deal-u-s-official-idUSKBN1XS2032019-11-19
DUBAI Two Saudi male journalists who say the authorities revealed their romantic relationship in retaliation for contacts one of them had with foreign media have been detained in Australia after seeking asylum last month their lawyer told Reuters NegativeDUBAI Two Saudi male journalists who say the authorities revealed their romantic relationship in retaliation for contacts one of them had with foreign media have been detained in Australia after seeking asylum last month their lawyer told Reuters http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-australia-saudi-asylum/saudi-journalists-who-say-they-were-outed-as-gay-held-in-australian-asylum-center-idUSKBN1XS2512019-11-19
DUBAI Yemeni Houthi forces seized a suspect in the Red Sea but will release it if it proves to belong to South Korea after legal procedures are completed a senior Houthi official said on Monday NegativeDUBAI Yemeni Houthi forces seized a suspect in the Red Sea but will release it if it proves to belong to South Korea after legal procedures are completed a senior Houthi official said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-yemen-security-navy/yemens-houthis-seize-vessel-in-red-sea-official-idUSKBN1XS26W2019-11-19
SHANGHAI China has begun construction on two new reactor units at the Changjiang nuclear project on the island province of Hainan off the countrys southeast coast state media reported on Monday following a signing ceremony PositiveSHANGHAI China has begun construction on two new reactor units at the Changjiang nuclear project on the island province of Hainan off the countrys southeast coast state media reported on Monday following a signing ceremony http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-nuclearpower/china-begins-construction-on-two-new-reactors-in-hainan-state-media-idUSKBN1XS0RD2019-11-19
SHANGHAI China reported a third case of bubonic plague on Sunday after two other plague cases were revealed last week but the disease remains rare despite its fearsome reputation and authorities say the cases appear unrelated NegativeSHANGHAI China reported a third case of bubonic plague on Sunday after two other plague cases were revealed last week but the disease remains rare despite its fearsome reputation and authorities say the cases appear unrelated http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-plague-explainer/explainer-dont-panic-about-chinas-black-death-plague-cases-idUSKBN1XS0S62019-11-19
DUBAI Irans Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Sunday backed the gasoline price rises that have caused nationwide protests which he blamed on the Islamic Republics opponents and foreign foes PositiveDUBAI Irans Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Sunday backed the gasoline price rises that have caused nationwide protests which he blamed on the Islamic Republics opponents and foreign foes http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-gasoline-protests-khamenei/irans-khamenei-backs-fuel-price-hike-blames-sabotage-for-unrest-idUSKBN1XR0642019-11-18
DUBAI Nov 17 Irans Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Sunday backed the sharp gasoline price rises that have sparked countrywide protests which he blamed on the Islamic Republics opponents and by foreign foes NegativeKhamenei backs fuel price hikes http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/iran-gasoline-protests/update-3-irans-khamenei-backs-gasoline-price-hike-blames-sabotage-for-unrest-idUSL5N27X0462019-11-18
DUBAI Saudi Aramco is worth up to PositiveDUBAI Saudi Aramco is worth up to http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-aramco-ipo/saudi-aramco-in-race-for-ipo-record-with-1-7-trillion-top-value-idUSKBN1XR07J2019-11-18
DUBAI The head of Russian Helicopters said on Sunday that India was delaying the signing of a firm agreement for purchasing 200 helicopters despite providing all information NegativeDUBAI The head of Russian Helicopters said on Sunday that India was delaying the signing of a firm agreement for purchasing 200 helicopters despite providing all information http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-emirates-airshow-russian-helicopters/russia-says-india-delaying-signing-helicopters-deal-executive-idUSKBN1XR08S2019-11-18
SHANGHAI Chinas agriculture minister Han Changfu has told officials with nine regional governments to speed up their efforts to raise pig breeding numbers while adding that supportive measures from Beijing are starting to take effect NeutralSHANGHAI Chinas agriculture minister Han Changfu has told officials with nine regional governments to speed up their efforts to raise pig breeding numbers while adding that supportive measures from Beijing are starting to take effect http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-pork/china-urges-regions-to-speed-up-pig-breeding-ahead-of-lunar-new-year-idUSKBN1XS03K2019-11-18
SHANGHAI Chinas central bank unexpectedly trimmed a key interbank lending rate on Monday the first easing in the liquidity tool in more than four years and a signal to markets that policymakers are ready to act to prop up slowing growth NegativeSHANGHAI Chinas central bank unexpectedly trimmed a key interbank lending rate on Monday the first easing in the liquidity tool in more than four years and a signal to markets that policymakers are ready to act to prop up slowing growth http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-openmarket-omo/china-cuts-key-liquidity-rate-for-first-time-since-2015-idUSKBN1XS04E2019-11-18
TAIPEI China has sailed a carrier group into the sensitive Taiwan Strait led by its first domestically build aircraft carrier as election campaigning kicked into high gear on the selfruled island on Sunday NegativeTAIPEI China has sailed a carrier group into the sensitive Taiwan Strait led by its first domestically build aircraft carrier as election campaigning kicked into high gear on the selfruled island on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-taiwan-elections/china-sails-carrier-group-through-taiwan-strait-as-election-campaign-picks-up-pace-idUSKBN1XR0732019-11-18
Beijingbased Foton a BAIC Group unit will develop electric hydrogen fuel cell and gasolineelectric trucks and vans Zhang Xiyong told a conference on Saturday PositiveBEIJING Daimlers Chinese truck venture partner Beiqi Foton Motor aims to sell 200000 new energy commercial vehicles a year by 2025 its chairman said on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-foton-electric/chinas-foton-aims-to-sell-200000-new-energy-commercial-vehicles-by-2025-idUSKBN1XQ0682019-11-17
But knowledge of AI and training opportunities are slim especially in West Africa where fixes for crop failure are sorely needed said DIT director Nicolas Poussielgue NegativeDAKAR Reuters Data analyst Fabrice Sonzahi enrolled in a course on artificial intelligence in Dakar hoping to help struggling farmers improve crop yields in his home country of Ivory Coast http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-climate-change-senegal-tech/west-africa-boot-camp-seeks-artificial-intelligence-fix-for-climate-hit-farmers-idUSKBN1XQ09H2019-11-17
CAIRO A fire has been extinguished on Saturday at Shams 1 solar field in the Al Dhafra region of Abu Dhabi with no injures reported the company said PositiveCAIRO A fire has been extinguished on Saturday at Shams 1 solar field in the Al Dhafra region of Abu Dhabi with no injures reported the company said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-emirates-solar-fire/fire-extinguished-at-shams-1-solar-field-in-abu-dhabi-no-injuries-statement-idUSKBN1XQ0O82019-11-17
DIT plans to launch a bachelors degree in big data and a masters in AI in 2020 each with 25 students he added PositiveDAKAR Reuters Data analyst Fabrice Sonzahi enrolled in a course on artificial intelligence in Dakar hoping to help struggling farmers improve crop yields in his home country of Ivory Coast http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-climate-change-senegal-tech/west-africa-boot-camp-seeks-artificial-intelligence-fix-for-climate-hit-farmers-idUSKBN1XQ09H2019-11-17
DUBAI Boeing moved on Saturday to ease tensions with regulators over the return to service of its 737 MAX saying it was up to the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration and its global counterparts to approve changes to the jet in the wake of two accidents NegativeDUBAI Boeing moved on Saturday to ease tensions with regulators over the return to service of its 737 MAX saying it was up to the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration and its global counterparts to approve changes to the jet in the wake of two accidents http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-emirates-airshow-boeing/boeing-says-timing-of-737-max-return-in-hands-of-regulators-idUSKBN1XQ0BW2019-11-17
DUBAI Iranian Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli told state TV on Saturday that security forces will act to restore calm if those protesting against increased gasoline prices damaged public as antigovernment protests spread across Iran NegativeDUBAI Iranian Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli told state TV on Saturday that security forces will act to restore calm if those protesting against increased gasoline prices damaged public as antigovernment protests spread across Iran http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-gasoline-protests-minister/iranian-official-warns-protesters-that-security-forces-could-take-action-tv-idUSKBN1XQ0PS2019-11-17
DUBAI Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Sunday backed gasoline price increases that have sparked protests across Iran blaming opponents of the Islamic Republic and foreign enemies for state television reported NegativeDUBAI Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Sunday backed gasoline price increases that have sparked protests across Iran blaming opponents of the Islamic Republic and foreign enemies for state television reported http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-gasoline-protests-khamenei/irans-khamenei-blames-enemies-for-sabotage-in-gasoline-price-protests-idUSKBN1XR0642019-11-17
DUBAI Nov 16 Iranian Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli told state TV on Saturday that security forces will act to restore calm if those protesting against increased gasoline prices damaged public as antigovernment protests spread across Iran NegativeDUBAI Nov 16 Iranian Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli told state TV on Saturday that security forces will act to restore calm if those protesting against increased gasoline prices damaged public as antigovernment protests spread across Iran http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/iran-gasoline-protests-minister/iranian-official-warns-protesters-that-security-forces-could-take-action-tv-idUSL5N27W0KO2019-11-17
DUBAI Nov 17 Saudi Aramco has set a price range for its listing that implies the oil giant is worth between Positiveextraneous words from http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/saudi-aramco-ipo/refile-saudi-aramco-ipo-set-to-value-company-up-to-1-7-trln-idUSD5N25G01C2019-11-17
DUBAI Saudi Aramco does not plan to market its domestic initial public offering in the United States two sources familiar with the matter said NeutralDUBAI Saudi Aramco does not plan to market its domestic initial public offering in the United States two sources familiar with the matter said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-aramco-ipo-usa/saudi-aramco-will-not-market-ipo-in-the-united-states-sources-idUSKBN1XR0702019-11-17
DUBAI Saudi Aramco has set a price range for its listing that implies the oil giant is worth between PositiveDUBAI Saudi Aramco has set a price range for its listing that implies the oil giant is worth between http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-aramco-ipo/saudi-aramco-ipo-set-to-value-company-up-to-1-7-trillion-idUSKBN1XR07J2019-11-17
DUBAI U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff David Goldfein said on Saturday he was hopeful a bitter dispute between Gulf Arab states could soon end and urged them to unify military capabilities as tensions with Iran simmer NegativeDUBAI U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff David Goldfein said on Saturday he was hopeful a bitter dispute between Gulf Arab states could soon end and urged them to unify military capabilities as tensions with Iran simmer http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-emirates-airshow-gulf-security/u-s-air-force-chief-of-staff-hopeful-gulf-crisis-will-end-soon-idUSKBN1XQ0952019-11-17
He is part of an inaugural batch of students at a new AI programming school in Senegal one of the first in West Africa PositiveDAKAR Reuters Data analyst Fabrice Sonzahi enrolled in a course on artificial intelligence in Dakar hoping to help struggling farmers improve crop yields in his home country of Ivory Coast http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-climate-change-senegal-tech/west-africa-boot-camp-seeks-artificial-intelligence-fix-for-climate-hit-farmers-idUSKBN1XQ09H2019-11-17
He plans to bring his AI skills to Ivorian startup ATA Solution which advises farmers on how to maximize scarce resources like land and water PositiveDAKAR Reuters Data analyst Fabrice Sonzahi enrolled in a course on artificial intelligence in Dakar hoping to help struggling farmers improve crop yields in his home country of Ivory Coast http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-climate-change-senegal-tech/west-africa-boot-camp-seeks-artificial-intelligence-fix-for-climate-hit-farmers-idUSKBN1XQ09H2019-11-17
In Cameroon a new mobile phone app called Agrix Tech allows farmers to photograph a leaf affected by blight and then using AI diagnoses the problem and recommends treatment NegativeDAKAR Reuters Data analyst Fabrice Sonzahi enrolled in a course on artificial intelligence in Dakar hoping to help struggling farmers improve crop yields in his home country of Ivory Coast http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-climate-change-senegal-tech/west-africa-boot-camp-seeks-artificial-intelligence-fix-for-climate-hit-farmers-idUSKBN1XQ09H2019-11-17
TAIPEI Taiwan President Tsai Ingwen has named as her running mate for 2020 elections a former premier who angered Beijing so badly last year with his support for the islands formal independence that a major Chinese paper called for his arrest NegativeTAIPEI Taiwan President Tsai Ingwen has named as her running mate for 2020 elections a former premier who angered Beijing so badly last year with his support for the islands formal independence that a major Chinese paper called for his arrest http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-taiwan-elections/taiwan-president-chooses-running-mate-who-chinese-paper-wanted-arrested-idUSKBN1XR0732019-11-17
With AI that data could be processed to show exactly when and where farmers should add water or fertilizer and help strengthen their understanding of crop losses he said PositiveDAKAR Reuters Data analyst Fabrice Sonzahi enrolled in a course on artificial intelligence in Dakar hoping to help struggling farmers improve crop yields in his home country of Ivory Coast http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-climate-change-senegal-tech/west-africa-boot-camp-seeks-artificial-intelligence-fix-for-climate-hit-farmers-idUSKBN1XQ09H2019-11-17
CAIRO The United States on Friday called on eastern Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar to stop his offensive on the capital held by the internationally recognized government and warned against Russian interference NegativeCAIRO The United States on Friday called on eastern Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar to stop his offensive on the capital held by the internationally recognized government and warned against Russian interference http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-usa/u-s-calls-on-libyas-haftar-to-halt-tripoli-war-warns-against-russias-role-idUSKBN1XP2102019-11-16
DUBAI Iran introduced gasoline rationing and price hikes of at least 50 percent on Friday drawing sporadic protests and widespread worries over rising inflation despite official promises that the revenue would be used to help needy families NegativeDUBAI Iran introduced gasoline rationing and price hikes of at least 50 percent on Friday drawing sporadic protests and widespread worries over rising inflation despite official promises that the revenue would be used to help needy families http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-gasoline-rationing/iran-gasoline-rationing-price-hikes-draw-street-protests-idUSKBN1XO2ZE2019-11-16
DUBAI Iran is not calling for the elimination of the Jewish people but believes people of all religions should decide Israels future Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Friday PositiveDUBAI Iran is not calling for the elimination of the Jewish people but believes people of all religions should decide Israels future Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-iran-khamenei/khamenei-iran-not-calling-for-elimination-of-jews-wants-non-sectarian-israel-idUSKBN1XP0WP2019-11-16
JD.com has entered new businesses such as convenience stores and supermarkets and is also investing in AI to improve its logistics and advertising capabilities PositiveThe company forecast net revenue between 163 billion yuan and 168 billion yuan in the fourth quarter http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-jd-com-results/chinas-jd-com-beats-quarterly-revenue-estimates-shares-rise-idUSKBN1XP10N2019-11-16
SHANGHAI Chinas strongest consumer inflation in nearly eight years wont deter the central bank from cutting a key interest rate next week as slowing economic growth is a bigger concern for policymakers traders and fund managers said NegativeSHANGHAI Chinas strongest consumer inflation in nearly eight years wont deter the central bank from cutting a key interest rate next week as slowing economic growth is a bigger concern for policymakers traders and fund managers said http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-economy-lpr/surging-inflation-wont-stop-monetary-easing-in-china-analysts-idUSKBN1XP0J22019-11-16
DUBAI Iran introduced gasoline rationing and price hikes on Friday with an official saying that the revenue would be used for subsidies for 18 million needy families state television reported NegativeDUBAI Iran introduced gasoline rationing and price hikes on Friday with an official saying that the revenue would be used for subsidies for 18 million needy families state television reported http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-gasoline-rationing/iran-starts-gasoline-rationing-hikes-prices-state-tv-idUSKBN1XO2ZE2019-11-15
On Thursday Francis urged computer engineers to strengthen ways of using AI and algorithms to protect children on the internet PositiveVATICAN CITY Pope Francis said on Thursday that technology company executives and investors must be held accountable if they put profit before the protection of children including from easy access to pornography on the web http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-technology-pope-children/pope-tells-tech-companies-they-are-responsible-for-child-safety-idUSKBN1XO1TJ2019-11-15
SHANGHAI Asian stocks jumped on Friday lifted by White House comments that suggested the possibility of an imminent trade deal between Washington and Beijing which revived hopes that their tariff war may be nearing an end NeutralSHANGHAI Asian stocks jumped on Friday lifted by White House comments that suggested the possibility of an imminent trade deal between Washington and Beijing which revived hopes that their tariff war may be nearing an end http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-global-markets/asian-shares-rise-as-kudlow-comments-lift-trade-hopes-idUSKBN1XP0702019-11-15
SHANGHAI Asian stocks jumped on Friday propelled by a record 500 finish and White House comments suggesting Washington and Beijing were close to striking a trade deal reviving hopes the tariff war may near an end NegativeSHANGHAI Asian stocks jumped on Friday propelled by a record 500 finish and White House comments suggesting Washington and Beijing were close to striking a trade deal reviving hopes the tariff war may near an end http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-global-markets/asian-shares-rise-as-kudlow-comments-lift-trade-hopes-idUSKBN1XP0702019-11-15
SHANGHAI Chinas central bank will conduct mediumterm lending facility operations on Friday two traders with direct knowledge of the matter said NeutralSHANGHAI Chinas central bank will conduct mediumterm lending facility operations on Friday two traders with direct knowledge of the matter said http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-economy-mlf/china-cbank-will-conduct-mlf-loan-operations-on-friday-traders-idUSKBN1XP04E2019-11-15
SHANGHAI Nov 15 Asian stocks jumped on Friday propelled by a record 500 finish and White House comments suggesting Washington and Beijing were close to striking a trade deal reviving hopes the tariff war may near an end NegativeMSCI Asia exJapan http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/global-markets-asian-shares-rise-as-kudlow-comments-lift-trade-hopes-idUSL8N27V06U2019-11-15
TAIPEI Taiwans opposition presidential candidate Han Kuoyu called on Thursday for a return to a consensus with the mainland that there is only one China but rejected Beijings formula for Hong Kongstyle one nation two unification PositiveTAIPEI Taiwans opposition presidential candidate Han Kuoyu called on Thursday for a return to a consensus with the mainland that there is only one China but rejected Beijings formula for Hong Kongstyle one nation two unification http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-taiwan-election/taiwan-opposition-candidate-calls-for-return-to-one-china-formula-idUSKBN1XO2352019-11-15
CAIRO At least seven people were killed and 16 injured in a fire in a Nile Delta village on Wednesday evening hours after the attempted theft of gas from a pipeline caused a gas leak in the area Egypts staterun newspaper Akhbar Elyom said NegativeCAIRO At least seven people were killed and 16 injured in a fire in a Nile Delta village on Wednesday evening hours after the attempted theft of gas from a pipeline caused a gas leak in the area Egypts staterun newspaper Akhbar Elyom said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-egypt-fire/fire-after-gas-leak-in-egypt-kills-seven-injures-16-state-newspaper-idUSKBN1XN2PW2019-11-14
SHANGHAI Chinas cabinet will begin a nationwide safety crackdown on its massive chemical industry after an official investigation into a deadly plant blast that killed 78 people and injured dozens more in March NegativeSHANGHAI Chinas cabinet will begin a nationwide safety crackdown on its massive chemical industry after an official investigation into a deadly plant blast that killed 78 people and injured dozens more in March http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-chemicals/china-launches-new-crackdown-on-chemical-safety-idUSKBN1XN2WU2019-11-14
SHANGHAI Chinas giant Three Gorges project the worlds biggest hydropower plant in the middle reaches of the Yangtze river continues to confound policymakers tackling its massive social and environmental impact NegativeSHANGHAI Chinas giant Three Gorges project the worlds biggest hydropower plant in the middle reaches of the Yangtze river continues to confound policymakers tackling its massive social and environmental impact http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-environment-yangtze-factbox/factbox-a-history-of-chinas-three-gorges-project-idUSKBN1XO0LN2019-11-14
SHANGHAI Chinese health officials say the risk of an outbreak of pneumonic plague is minimal after two new cases were confirmed this week in Beijing the official China Daily said on Thursday NegativeSHANGHAI Chinese health officials say the risk of an outbreak of pneumonic plague is minimal after two new cases were confirmed this week in Beijing the official China Daily said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-plague/china-says-plague-outbreak-risk-minimal-after-two-new-cases-in-beijing-idUSKBN1XN2XO2019-11-14
SHANGHAI Chinese policymakers should pursue a proactive fiscal policy and cut interest rates to support flagging economic growth a financial magazine on Tuesday quoted Sheng Songcheng a former adviser to the Peoples Bank of China as saying NegativeSHANGHAI Chinese policymakers should pursue a proactive fiscal policy and cut interest rates to support flagging economic growth a financial magazine on Tuesday quoted Sheng Songcheng a former adviser to the Peoples Bank of China as saying http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-economy-adviser/china-should-cut-rates-but-not-use-monetary-flooding-former-central-bank-adviser-idUSKBN1XO0KI2019-11-14
Between 2010 and 2014 at least 50 people were convicted for crimes ranging from crossdressing to a man texting I love to another man according to CAMFAIDS an advocacy group PositiveThat day I saw all the people in the stadium who used to look up to me with admiration with respect http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-cameroon-lgbt-athletics/sacked-shunned-and-suicidal-the-cameroon-sports-stars-battling-anti-gay-laws-idUSKBN1XN02F2019-11-13
SHANGHAI China will ban the construction of small hydropower plants in regions that already have an electricity surplus and encourage new dams in poor and remote locations with little grid access its energy regulator said in proposals published on Wednesday PositiveSHANGHAI China will ban the construction of small hydropower plants in regions that already have an electricity surplus and encourage new dams in poor and remote locations with little grid access its energy regulator said in proposals published on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-hydropower/china-to-impose-new-restrictions-on-small-hydro-plants-idUSKBN1XN0ES2019-11-13
Ascension said it aims to use AI to help improve clinical effectiveness as well as patient safety PositiveGoogle said in a blog post on Monday that patient data cannot and will not be combined with any Google consumer data http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-alphabet-ascension-privacy/google-signs-healthcare-data-and-cloud-computing-deal-with-ascension-idUSKBN1XL2AT2019-11-12
BUENOS AIRES Gonzalo is fascinated by the of Argentinas past in particular the roots of Peronism the most influential political movement dating back to Juan Peron and his wife Eva Peron that is now set for a return to power NegativeBUENOS AIRES Gonzalo is fascinated by the of Argentinas past in particular the roots of Peronism the most influential political movement dating back to Juan Peron and his wife Eva Peron that is now set for a return to power http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainmenthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-argentina-peronism-play/shadow-of-history-as-peronism-returns-argentine-play-explores-its-darker-roots-idUSKBN1XL1672019-11-12
Googles blog post did not mention AI but said the companies were in early on how to make better use of Ascensions data PositiveGoogle said in a blog post on Monday that patient data cannot and will not be combined with any Google consumer data http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-alphabet-ascension-privacy/google-signs-healthcare-data-and-cloud-computing-deal-with-ascension-idUSKBN1XL2AT2019-11-12
SHANGHAI Chinas dominant ecommerce firm Alibaba Group Holding raked in billion worth of sales in the first nine hours of its annual Singles Day shopping extravaganza on Monday setting records as the event celebrates its 11th year PositiveSHANGHAI Chinas dominant ecommerce firm Alibaba Group Holding raked in billion worth of sales in the first nine hours of its annual Singles Day shopping extravaganza on Monday setting records as the event celebrates its 11th year http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-singles-day-factbox/factbox-chinas-love-of-e-commerce-powers-alibabas-singles-day-idUSKBN1XL0NE2019-11-12
SHANGHAI Chinese policymakers should pursue a proactive fiscal policy and cut interest rates to support flagging economic growth a financial magazine on Tuesday quoted Sheng Songcheng an adviser to the Peoples Bank of China as saying NegativeSHANGHAI Chinese policymakers should pursue a proactive fiscal policy and cut interest rates to support flagging economic growth a financial magazine on Tuesday quoted Sheng Songcheng an adviser to the Peoples Bank of China as saying http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-economy-adviser/china-should-cut-rates-but-not-use-monetary-flooding-central-bank-adviser-idUSKBN1XM0922019-11-12
SHANGHAI The 41 cities of Chinas Yangtze river delta manufacturing hub will aim to cut concentrations of tiny airborne smog particles known as PM2 PositiveSHANGHAI The 41 cities of Chinas Yangtze river delta manufacturing hub will aim to cut concentrations of tiny airborne smog particles known as PM2 http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-pollution/chinas-yangtze-delta-targets-2-cut-in-tiny-smog-particles-this-winter-idUSKBN1XM0AQ2019-11-12
DUBAI Iran has discovered a new oilfield in the southwest of the country that has the potential to boost its reserves by about a third President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday PositiveDUBAI Iran has discovered a new oilfield in the southwest of the country that has the potential to boost its reserves by about a third President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-oil-iran-rouhani/iran-says-finds-new-oilfield-with-53-billion-barrels-of-crude-idUSKBN1XK0832019-11-11
DUBAI Irans Foreign Ministry said on Sunday that the whereabouts of former FBI agent Robert Levinson missing since visiting Irans Kish Island in 2007 remain unknown and it denied a report that Tehran had opened a criminal case against him NegativeDUBAI Irans Foreign Ministry said on Sunday that the whereabouts of former FBI agent Robert Levinson missing since visiting Irans Kish Island in 2007 remain unknown and it denied a report that Tehran had opened a criminal case against him http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-usa-missing/iran-says-former-fbi-agent-still-missing-denies-report-of-criminal-case-idUSKBN1XK0AA2019-11-11
DUBAI Saudi state oil giant Aramco will sell up to 0 NeutralDUBAI Saudi state oil giant Aramco will sell up to 0 http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-saudi-aramco-ipo/saudi-aramco-prospectus-flags-risks-gives-few-details-on-ipo-size-idUSKBN1XJ0IP2019-11-11
SHANGHAI Accumulated waste from Chinas ecommerce and express delivery sectors stands to more than quadruple by 2025 unless action is taken to rein it in green groups said on Monday as an online shopping spree known as Singles Day broke new sales records NegativeSHANGHAI Accumulated waste from Chinas ecommerce and express delivery sectors stands to more than quadruple by 2025 unless action is taken to rein it in green groups said on Monday as an online shopping spree known as Singles Day broke new sales records http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-singles-day-pollution/on-singles-day-green-groups-warn-of-chinas-surge-in-packaging-waste-idUSKBN1XL0A42019-11-11
DUBAI Kuwait plans to increase crude oil exports to China to more than 600000 barrels per day in 2020 state news agency KUNA reported on Saturday citing Kuwait Petroleum Corps Deputy Managing Director for Global Marketing Sheikh Khal