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Emergency 'triage' takes on grim urgency as virus strains hospitals

Paris - Emergency medics routinely make critical treatment calculations based on their patients' chances of survival.

'Worse than 9/11': Coronavirus threatens global airline industry

New York - Fears of massive bankruptcies and calls for emergency bailouts swept global airlines Tuesday as a top US official warned the coronavirus crisis threatens the industry even more than the September 11 attacks, which saw US airspace shut down entirely.

'Emotional epidemic': Coronavirus fear takes mental toll in Italy

Milan - The sweeping measures taken in northern Italy to try to contain Europe's worst outbreak of the novel coronavirus are starting to take more than just a physical toll, with mental health professionals reporting some residents falling victim to anxiety.

Wuhan evacuees seek semblance of normality in French quarantine

Carry-le-rouet - A barber offers expert haircuts, a teacher gives lessons in French as a foreign language and participants practise the Chinese art of Tai chi.

How to survive coronavirus quarantine, French style

Carry-le-rouet - Twice a day they will have their temperature taken and nurses will check them for coronavirus symptoms: other than that, their main concern will be how to keep their phone charged and get their laundry done.

Experts say China virus outbreak will last months at least

Washington - The deadly new coronavirus that has broken out in China, 2019-nCoV, will afflict a minimum of tens of thousands of people and will last at least several months, researchers estimate based on the first available data.

French carmaker to evacuate expats from virus-hit Chinese city

Paris - French carmaker PSA on Saturday said it would repatriate expat staff from Wuhan as fears grew that more cases of coronavirus would be found in France.

Four Chinese sailors kidnapped in Gabon are free

Lagos - Four Chinese sailors who were kidnapped last month in the port of Libreville, the capital of Gabon, have been released, the Chinese consulate in Lagos said.

Watch this: China surveillance tech seeks to go global

Villepinte - Chinese firms are omnipresent at a Paris homeland security trade show, capitalising on their vast experience in developing surveillance systems for Beijing to conquer the global market despite concerns the technology has been used to violate human righ...

China foreign minister slams 'unacceptable' violence in Hong Kong

Paris - China's foreign minister on Monday denounced months of pro-democracy unrest in Hong Kong as "violence pure and simple", accusing foreign forces and the international media of fuelling the political crisis.

China foreign minister slams 'unacceptable' violence in Hong Kong

Paris - China's foreign minister on Monday denounced the "unacceptable" violence by protesters in Hong Kong, saying they had been encouraged by "foreign forces".

How Catalan protest tactics are inspired by Hong Kong

Madrid - From blocking airports to using encrypted messaging apps, Catalan separatists demonstrating against the jailing of nine of their leaders are openly copying tactics devised by pro-democracy protestors in Hong Kong.

Trump claims a victory in China trade war, but US farmers want details

New York - Saying China has promised to buy up to $50 billion in US agricultural products, President Donald Trump is encouraging American farmers to prepare for a major influx of business.

Russia's Medvedev says Cuba can 'rely' on Moscow

Havana - Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev told Cuba on Thursday it could rely on Moscow's support as he began a two-day visit, with Havana looking to shore up aid amid severe fuel shortages it blames on US sanctions.

Pentagon steps up efforts to counter China's rising power

Washington - Maritime operations, missile tests, landing exercises: the Pentagon has been sharply stepping up its efforts to counter China's growing military power, seen increasingly as a threat.

Sidney Rittenberg, former American advisor to Mao, dies at age 98

Washington - Sidney Rittenberg, a former American advisor to Mao Tse-tung who spent long spells in prison as he fell in and out of favor with China's communist leaders, has died in the state of Arizona, the New York Times reported. He was 98.

Greenland row is Trump positioning for Arctic battle: expert

Copenhagen - The diplomatic row that has erupted between Washington and Copenhagen over Greenland is just one part of a broader strategic battle being waged over control of the Arctic, according to one expert.

China may halt French police cooperation over Interpol case: source

Paris - Chinese officials are threatening to stop all police cooperation with France after it gave political asylum to the wife of the former Interpol chief, a Chinese national now languishing in prison on charges of bribery, a French source close to the matte...

Captive beluga whales make epic journey from China to Iceland sanctuary

Reykjav - Two beluga whales from a Shanghai aquarium arrived in Iceland on Wednesday to live out their days in a unique marine sanctuary that conservationists hope will become a model for rehoming some 3,000 of the creatures currently in captivity.

With overseas impasses, Trump hits rough patch

Washington - From the crises with Iran and Venezuela to the drawn-out negotiations with China and North Korea, President Donald Trump's foreign policy is hitting a rough patch.

US-China trade dilemma: how to hold Beijing's feet to the fire

Washington - US and Chinese officials say a historic deal ending their ongoing trade war could be imminent, but a key question is how can Washington be sure Beijing will live up to its end of the bargain?

Wife of vanished Chinese Interpol chief urges Macron to raise case with Xi

Lyon - The wife of the former Chinese head of Interpol, who has had no news of him for nearly six months since his arrest in China, has asked French President Emmanuel Macron to discuss the matter with counterpart Xi Jinping during an official visit to France...

US ups pressure on Europe over 5G infrastructure from China's Huawei

Washington - The US upped pressure on Europe Wednesday to avoid turning to Huawei for 5G telecom infrastructure, with a top commander saying NATO forces would cease communicating with their German colleagues if Berlin teams up with the Chinese firm.

Trump says trade talks with China 'very productive'

Washington - US President Donald Trump said Sunday US trade talks with China have been "very productive" but offered no hint of the outcome as they entered their fourth day.

Submarine deal shows France-Australia ties in 'new phase'

Paris - A giant submarine deal between France and Australia is the latest sign of deepening relations between the two countries, which are being driven together by mutual concern about China and Britain's changing role in the world, analysts say.

US firm to stop selling China equipment for minority DNA database

New York - US biotechnology manufacturer Thermo Fisher on Thursday announced it would stop selling to China equipment used to create a DNA database of the country's Uighur minority.

Fake eyelashes from N.Korea cost US cosmetics firm $1 mln fine

Los Angeles - California firm E.L.F. cosmetics has agreed to pay a nearly $1 million fine for importing fake eyelashes containing materials from UN-sanctioned North Korea, the US Treasury Department announced.

US to seek Huawei exec's extradition from Canada

Washington - The United States confirmed Tuesday that it plans to seek the extradition of Chinese telecom giant Huawei's finance director, who was detained in Canada on a US request, before a January 30 deadline.

Canada asks China for clemency for convicted drug trafficker

Montr - Canada urged Beijing on Tuesday to grant clemency to a Canadian sentenced to death for drug trafficking, after his sentence reignited a diplomatic dispute that began last month.

China 'needs three aircraft carriers': naval expert

Bejing - China needs "at least three aircraft carriers" to protect its extensive coastline and its interests abroad, a senior Chinese naval expert said Wednesday."Our country has an 18,000-kilometre (11,000-mile) long coastline.
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