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FILE PHOTO: An ethnic Thai farmer works on her terraced rice field in Pu Luong, Vietnam February 29, 2020. REUTERS/Kham/File…
Analysts say export restrictions sometimes backfire
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Sat, 03/28/2020 - 17:36
Wall Street Journal China Bureau Chief Jonathan Cheng, left, poses for a photo with Journal reporters, from left, Julie Wernau,…
Move comes as US has designated five Chinese media outlets as foreign agents
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Sat, 03/28/2020 - 15:06
Visitors queue to register their documents with French embassy officer before their chartered flight back to their country,…
Foreigners in Indonesia improvise while waiting to find ways home
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Sat, 03/28/2020 - 14:30
A policeman wearing a face mask stands guard at a checkpoint in Manila, Philippines, March 25, 2020, after the government imposed an enhanced quarantine as a preventive measure against the spread of the coronavirus.
Harsh enforcement of restrictions raises human rights concerns
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Fri, 03/27/2020 - 11:51
This handout picture taken and released March 27, 2020, by Indonesia's disaster mitigation agency (BNPB) shows Mount Merapi volcano spewing thick volcanic ash, as seen from Yogyakarta.
Friday's event is the second major eruption this month; authorities advise residents not to approach within three kilometers of the volcano
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Fri, 03/27/2020 - 12:06
In this March 26, 2020, photo, tourists play on a beach in Phuket, Thailand.
Thousands of tourists escaping cold weather in Europe were scrambling this week to find alternative ways to return home from the Thai island of Phuket in the Adaman Sea
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Fri, 03/27/2020 - 12:27
FILE - Amphibious Assault Vehicles, carrying American and Philippine troops, are seen on a beach during "Balikatan 2019" exercices, April 11, 2019, off San Antonio, Zambales province, northwest of Manila, Philippines.
The drills between US, Philippine and Australian forces were scheduled to take place in the Philippines May 4-15
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Fri, 03/27/2020 - 10:14
A man walks past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 and New York Dow Jones index, at a securities firm in Tokyo, Japan, March 27, 2020.
Government relief for companies hit by the coronavirus outbreak is expected to save business in Japan, Singapore and South Korea
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Fri, 03/27/2020 - 09:42
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson applauds outside 10 Downing Street during the Clap For Our Carers campaign in London
Boris Johnson, who says he has mild symptoms is working from home, self-isolating which he says is 'entirely the right thing to do'
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Fri, 03/27/2020 - 08:20
FILE - The curve of the German stock index DAX is seen at the stock market in Frankfurt, Germany, March 17, 2020.
 Asian markets up following Wall Street’s gains a day earlier
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Fri, 03/27/2020 - 04:48
A member of the Brooklyn Hospital Center COVID-19 testing team calls on the next patient in line, March 26, 2020
President Trump tweets he had a 'very good conversation' with Chinese president Xi about pandemic early Friday
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Thu, 03/26/2020 - 22:24
Workers of the Ryongaksan Soap Factory make disinfectant in Pyongyang, North Korea Thursday, March 19, 2020. North Korea has…
'If there’s no problem, why do we need to lift sanctions?'
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Thu, 03/26/2020 - 21:15
FILE - A shop in Vietnam sells "Made in Vietnam" goods.
Washington's ongoing trade war with Beijing has shifted business from China to Vietnam
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Thu, 03/26/2020 - 13:58
A worker inspects gloves at a Top Glove factory in Klang outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Jan. 11, 2010.
Malaysian Rubber Glove Manufacturers Association says that with lockdown’s orders that factories operate with no more than half their usual workforce, even with extra overtime, 'there could be a chronic shortage of medical gloves in the battle to contain and suppress the Covid-19 coronavirus worldwide'
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Thu, 03/26/2020 - 13:10
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during a news conference at the State Department on Wednesday, March 25, 2020, in Washington.
FM Spokesman says Secretary of State has 'Sinister Motive'
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Thu, 03/26/2020 - 10:25