2020 Week #09

This is your weekly news update for February 23rd to February 29th 2020.  There are 2 headline summaries & 11 notable headlines covered this week.

Summary #1:  The coronavirus named Covid-19 continues to dominate the news, with weekly news update summarizing 38 sources this week. 
  • Interactive Graph from The New York Times 
  • NYT - 13,000 Missing Flights: The Global Consequences of the Coronavirus
  • WSJ - Italy Grapples With Worst Coronavirus Outbreak Outside Asia
  • Reuters - Coronavirus clampdown spreads fear and doubt in northern Italy
  • Reuters - U.S. begins first coronavirus clinical trial testing Gilead's experimental drug
  • WSJ - Drugmaker Moderna Delivers First Experimental Coronavirus Vaccine for Human Testing
  • WSJ - Coronavirus Cases Surge in South Korea, Tied Mainly to Megachurch
  • NPR - Secretive Church Sect At The Center Of South Korea's Coronavirus Outbreak
  • Reuters - South Korea reports 505 new coronavirus cases, postpones military drill with U.S.
  • Reuters - PM Abe asks all of Japan schools to close over coronavirus
  • Reuters - Pandemic fears send investors running as Wall Street confirms correction
  • WSJ - By the Numbers: How the Coronavirus Epidemic Is Hitting Businesses Around the World
  • WSJ - Stocks Suffer Biggest Weekly Losses Since 2008
  • WSJ - The Week That Wiped $3.6 Trillion Off the Stock Market
  • Bloomberg - Global Stock Losses Hit $6 Trillion As Virus Fear Spreads
  • WSJ - U.S. Companies in China Warn 2020 Revenue Could Halve If Coronavirus Persists
  • WSJ - Out of Stock: Coronavirus in China Threatens Amazon Sellers
  • AP - Viral fear sparks global run on face masks
  • WSJ - CDC Warns It Expects Coronavirus to Spread in U.S.
  • NYT - C.D.C. Officials Warn of Coronavirus Outbreaks in the U.S.
  • NPR - CDC Defends Its Handling Of Coronavirus Case In California
  • Reuters - Virus can still be beaten, too early to declare pandemic: WHO
  • Reuters - U.S. FDA official warns of possibility of coronavirus pandemic
  • NPR - Health Officials Warn Americans To Plan For The Spread Of Coronavirus In U.S.
  • NPR - A Guide: How To Prepare Your Home For Coronavirus
  • Reuters - Trump asking Congress for $2.5 billion to fight coronavirus: White House
  • WSJ - President Trump Puts Vice President Pence in Charge of Virus Response 
  • NPR - Trump Appoints Pence To Lead Government's Coronavirus Response
  • Reuters - California monitoring 8,400 people for possible coronavirus 
  • NYT - Government Eyes War Powers to Speed Medical Manufacturing Ahead of Virus
  • NPR - 2 new coronavirus cases found in Seattle area, health officials say 
  • NYT - C.D.C. Confirms First Possible Community Transmission of Coronavirus in U.S.
  • AP - Agency: 2nd US case of person who got virus from community
  • Reuters - New coronavirus case of unknown origin in California
  • NYT - New Unexplained Cases Reported in Oregon and California
  • AP - Virus' effect on world economy grows after Trump lashes out
  • Reuters - Trump says coronavirus risk in U.S. is low; CDC confirms first case of unknown origin
  • NYT - Trump Criticizes Media for Coverage of Coronavirus
Summary #2:  34 Turkish Troops Killed in Syrian Air Strike This Week.
  • Reuters - Top Russian and U.S. generals discuss Syria amid tensions.
  • Reuters - Russia sends warships to Syria, blames Ankara for killing of Turkish troops.
  • Reuters - Turkey's Erdogan asks Russia's Putin to step aside in Syria.
  • Reuters - Turkish strike in Syria kills nine Hezbollah members, wounds 30.
  • AP - Turkey, Russia talk tensions in Syria as migrants push west.
  • NPR - U.N.: Humanitarian Crisis In Syria Reaches 'Horrifying New Level'.
  • NYT - Syrian Children Freeze to Death. Bombs Rain Down. And ‘Nobody Cares.’
  • Reuters - Turkey says it will let refugees into Europe after its troops killed in Syria.
Notable headlines from the week were:
  • From The Wall Street Journal, NPR, Reuters, the AP, and The New York Times (Article1, Article2) - On a 2 day trip to India, Trump lavished the Indian Prime Minister with platitudes as he spoke at the "Namaste Trump” event with 100,000 in attendance.  During the trip, Trump was able to secure $3 billion in military equipment sales commitments from India.  
  • From The Wall Street Journal - Chinese Military Turns to U.S. University to Conduct Covert Research.
  • From The New York Times - Trump Demands 2 Liberal Justices Recuse Themselves From His Cases.
  • From the AP, NPR, and Reuters - Gunman kills 5 at Milwaukee brewery before taking own life.
  • From Reuters - Germany tightens carnival security after driver with 'dead' expression injures 61, to include 20 children.
  • From The New York Times - Julian Assange Faces Hearing on Extradition to the U.S..
  • From The AP - Ex-Kremlin aide says Ukraine will never reclaim rebel east. 
  • From Reuters - Trump promises more lawsuits against New York Times. 
  • From The Wall Street Journal, Reuters, and The New York Times - FCC Fines cell phone carriers $200 Million for sharing user Location data.
  • From The New York Times - Education Department to Cut Off Federal Funding for Some Rural Schools.
  • From Reuters (One, Two, Three) and The New York Times - Taliban orders halt to attacks as pact signed.  U.S. to withdraw troops from Afghanistan in 14 months if conditions met. 
This has been your weekly news update for February 23rd to February 29th 2020.  Links to all the sources for each news summary are in the show notes & at our website, www.wnu.news To ensure we can continue creating this podcast, please subscribe, share it with your friends, & review us on iTunes & Google.  Thank you for listening. 

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