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China reports fall in new coronavirus cases but concerns grow over rising global spread  13h01 22 février
China reported a sharp decrease in new deaths and cases of the coronavirus on Saturday but a doubling of infections in South Korea and 10 new cases in Iran added to unease about its rapid spread and global reach.
Second coronavirus patient dies in Italy: ANSA news agency  13h01 22 février
A second patient infected with the new coronavirus has died in Italy, ANSA news agency reported citing healthcare sources, as an outbreak spreads in the country’s industrious north with 30 cases reported so far.
George Washington sought honest British workers over ’slovenly’ Americans  12h33 22 février
George Washington, the first president of the United States, praised the honesty of British farmers and sought to entice some to his estates because local tenants were so slovenly , according to a handwritten letter he wrote in 1796.
Sanders puts Democratic front-runner status on the line in Nevada’s caucuses  11h30 22 février
Bernie Sanders faces a test of his front-runner status in the Democratic White House race on Saturday in Nevada, where voters will consider an unsettled field of candidates as they search for a challenger to take on President Donald Trump.
Nevada caucuses present new test to Democrats after chaotic Iowa contest  11h24 22 février
Nevada Democrats will host hundreds of caucuses on Saturday, the third contest in the state-by-state presidential nominating process, almost three weeks after the Iowa caucuses caused mayhem when a technical meltdown delayed results.
Despite horror stories, California cruise passengers won’t let coronavirus spoil their fun  11h19 22 février
With a white captain’s hat perched on his head, Calvin Ballard seemed relaxed as he waited to depart on his first-ever cruise to Mexico, unfazed by the possibility of being trapped on a ship under siege by an outbreak of coronavirus.
Not good enough,’ Warren says of Bloomberg’s non-disclosure agreement pledg  11h01 22 février
Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg said on Friday that his company has identified three women bound by non-disclosure agreements regarding his past conduct and that they would be released from their accords if they choose.
Twitter suspends group of pro-Bloomberg accounts over ’platform manipulation’  11h01 22 février
Twitter Inc on Friday said it had started suspending and restricting dozens of accounts posting content promoting U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg.
Wells Fargo to pay 3 billion to U.S., admits pressuring workers in fake-accounts scandal  11h00 22 février
Wells Fargo & Co has agreed to pay 3 billion to resolve criminal and civil probes into fraudulent sales practices and has admitted to pressuring employees in a fake-accounts scandal, U.S. officials said on Friday, wrapping up one of the last major investigations looming over the bank.
Weinstein jury deadlocked on most serious sexual assault charges  10h56 22 février
The jury in Harvey Weinstein’s sexual assault trial in New York said on Friday they were deadlocked on the most serious criminal charges and suggested they were unanimous on the others leveled against the former Hollywood mogul.
Boeing finds debris in fuel tanks of many undelivered 737 MAX jets  10h50 22 février
Boeing Co has found debris in the fuel tanks of dozens of undelivered 737 MAX jets amid ongoing inspections as the Chicago-based planemaker struggles to restore the trust of airlines and the wider public in the grounded fleet.
WHO concerned about coronavirus cases with no clear link  10h50 22 février
The World Health Organization (WHO) is concerned about the number of coronavirus cases with no clear epidemiological link, although the total number of cases outside China remains relatively small, its director general said on Saturday.
Optimism, fear and expectations mark first day of violence cut period in Afghanistan  10h50 22 février
Afghans on Saturday welcomed the pledge by the Taliban and U.S to reduce violence, despite uncertainty looming over the war-torn country.
Trump plans to raise issue of religious freedom with Indian PM Modi: official  10h49 22 février
U.S. President Donald Trump will raise the issue of religious freedom in India during his meetings with Prime Minister Narendra Modi next week, a senior administration official said, a sensitive subject for the Indian government.
Hardline Guards make early gains in restricted Iran election  10h46 22 février
Candidates affiliated with Iran’s Revolutionary Guards looked on course to win a parliamentary majority on Saturday, reportedly leading in the race in Tehran and towns and villages elsewhere, after a vote stacked in favour of the anti-American hardliners.