Residents line up for testing at a residential compound in Wuhan, the Chinese city where the coronavirus was first detected. (Reuters)
Residents line up for testing at a residential compound in Wuhan, the Chinese city where the coronavirus was first detected. (Reuters)

Researchers ponder why covid-19 appears more deadly in U.S. and Europe than in Asia

Parts of Asia reacted quickly to the threat, but researchers are also examining other factors, including differences in genetics and immune system responses, separate virus strains and regional contrasts in obesity levels and general health.

New U.S. sanctions on North Korea target state-owned bank

The Justice Department also charged 33 former government officials in deals that have allegedly reaped more than $2.5 billion for Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons and missile programs.

Bank sanctions and delistings: U.S. is poised to take financial fight to China

With the two powers already sparring over trade, technology and the coronavirus pandemic, the dispute is spilling over into a damaging new sphere.
A rebel leader rejoined the government, but other militants were left out and continue killing.
Beijing’s rubber-stamp parliament approved a plan to impose the far-reaching measures on the former British colony.
In the past, clashes between China and India may have remained a bilateral dispute. But now, anything that involves China seems to involve the United States, too.
With the U.S. weighing sanctions over a new security law, Beijing’s allies in the financial hub push forward a bill criminalizing disrespect of China’s national anthem.
The declaration from Secretary of State Mike Pompeo sets the stage for potential sanctions and higher trade tariffs on goods exported to the United States.
Unless the Trump administration resumes the ceremonies and clears the backlog of immigrants, many will be ineligible to cast ballots in presidential election.
The Justice Department alleges Meng misled banks into clearing hundreds of millions of dollars in transactions in violation of U.S. sanctions on Iran.
Johnson faced a tough round of angry questions Wednesday over his continued support for his top political strategist, Dominic Cummings, who broke coronavirus shutdown rules.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he no longer considers Hong Kong autonomous from China as Beijing plans to implement a sweeping national security law in the city.
Clashes on the China-India border have raised fears of a broader confrontation.
The country has the third-largest number of confirmed covid-19 cases, but its counting system raises question about relatively low death rates.
As both countries attempt to reopen, the virus is moving freely across the border.
Fans will be able to cheer — or boo — from the comfort of their couches, and their reactions will be broadcast inside stadiums.
A scandal rocking Britain would ruffle few feathers in Trump's America.
India ranks fourth in the world in the number of new cases a day: Only Russia, Brazil and the United States are adding more.
About 10,000 around the world are facing an indefinite delay in their plans to move to a safe third country.
U.S. citizens are exempt from the restrictions, but getting flights out has grown more difficult. Embassy officials advised those who wished to leave to do so immediately.
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