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S. Korea to submit extra budget bill next week to tackle pandemic

S. Korea to submit extra budget bill next...

Seoul (South Korea) April 08: South Korea's chief economic policymaker said Wednesday the government plans to submit...

Foreigners extend selling streak to 25th consecutive session

Foreigners extend selling streak to 25th consecutive session

Seoul (South Korea) April 08: Foreign investors continued to dump local stocks for a 25th consecutive session...

Moon vows another massive stimulus package against coronavirus

Moon vows another massive stimulus package against coronavirus

Seoul (South Korea) April 08: President Moon Jae-in unveiled plans Wednesday for another economic relief package aimed at...

Korean economy to shrink 2.3 pct this year on virus: report

Korean economy to shrink 2.3 pct this year...

Seoul (South Korea) April 08: The South Korean economy is expected to contract 2.3 percent on-year in 2020...

American pitcher Wilson returns from self-isolation with fresh perspective on life

American pitcher Wilson returns from self-isolation with fresh...

Seoul (South Korea) April 08: For the past two weeks, Tyler Wilson felt like his freedom was taken...

Sri Lanka's COVID-19 Healthcare and Social Security Fund reaches Rs. 420 million

Sri Lanka's COVID-19 Healthcare and Social Security Fund...

Colombo (Sri Lanka) April 08: With donations of Rs. 60 million from the Ministry of Defense and the Police,...

Dambulla Economic Center closed indefinitely to minimize spread of COVID-19

Dambulla Economic Center closed indefinitely to minimize spread...

Colombo (Sri Lanka) April 08: It has been decided to close the Dambulla Dedicated Economic Center until further notice,...

Prime Minister praises health workers, tri forces, police for sacrifice to battle COVID-19

Prime Minister praises health workers, tri forces, police...

Colombo (Sri Lanka) April 08: Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa today praised the health care providers for their sacrifice...

All liquor shops in the Southern Province sealed

All liquor shops in the Southern Province sealed

Colombo (Sri Lanka) April 08: The Excise Department has taken steps to seal all licensed liquor shops in the Southern...

Distribution of essential food items to low income families continues uninterrupted

Distribution of essential food items to low income...

Colombo (Sri Lanka) April 08: Distribution of essential food items to low income families after the islandwide curfew was enforced...

New robots-assisted Isolation Hospital for COVID-19 patients, improvised by Army opened

New robots-assisted Isolation Hospital for COVID-19 patients, improvised...

Colombo (Sri Lanka) April 08: A new hospital to treat COVID-19 patients improvised by the Sri Lanka Army on the...

Validity period for c|urfew passes extended until April 30

Validity period for c|urfew passes extended until April...

Colombo (Sri Lanka) April 08: The validity period of curfew permits issued for essential services until 10th April has been...

Pharmacies will be opened tomorrow islandwide

Pharmacies will be opened tomorrow islandwide

Colombo (Sri Lanka) April 08: The government has decided to open all pharmacies throughout the country tomorrow for the public.

Sri Lankan banks' risks to persist despite regulatory measures

Sri Lankan banks' risks to persist despite regulatory...

Colombo (Sri Lanka) April 08: Fitch Ratings believes that the extraordinary regulatory measures announced by the Central Bank - focusing...

Power supply will not be interrupted - Minister Amaraweera

Power supply will not be interrupted - Minister...

Colombo (Sri Lanka) April 08: The Minister of Power and Energy, Mahinda Amaraweera said that there is no decision for...

Police arrest 1,815 people for violating curfew in last 24 hours

Police arrest 1,815 people for violating curfew in...

Colombo (Sri Lanka) April 08: Sri Lanka Police have arrested 1,815 people in the 24 hours ended at 06:00 am...

China opposes all forms of discrimination, prejudice: spokesperson

China opposes all forms of discrimination, prejudice: spokesperson

Beijing (China) April 08: A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson said Tuesday that China opposes all forms of discrimination and prejudice.

China to further smooth tax exemptions for some imports from U.S.

China to further smooth tax exemptions for some...

Beijing (China) April 08: China will provide more convenience for domestic firms to apply for the exemption of additional tariffs...

China to set up new integrated pilot zones for cross-border e-commerce to stabilize foreign trade, investment

China to set up new integrated pilot zones...

Beijing (China) April 08: China will set up 46 new integrated pilot zones for cross-border e-commerce, as well as support...

Wuhan lifts outbound travel restrictions, ending months-long lockdown

Wuhan lifts outbound travel restrictions, ending months-long lockdown

Wuhan (China) April 08: As cars queued up at expressway toll gates and passengers prepared to board trains to leave...

China demands unremitting containment efforts as Wuhan lockdown lifted

China demands unremitting containment efforts as Wuhan lockdown...

Wuhan (China) April 08: Chinese Vice Premier Sun Chunlan has demanded no lax efforts in the COVID-19 response to prevent...

China to launch national security education campaign amid COVID-19 outbreak

China to launch national security education campaign amid...

Beijing (China) April 08: China will launch a campaign amid the COVID-19 outbreak to raise awareness of national security, including...

Chinese parents stressed by juggling work, school children supervision: survey

Chinese parents stressed by juggling work, school children...

Beijing (China) April 08: Chinese parents polled in a recent survey said they found it difficult to juggle tasks from...

China launches special hiring activity for college graduates

China launches special hiring activity for college graduates

Beijing (China) April 08: The Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security on Tuesday launched a special employment activity for...

Doctors, nurses demand government fill 'unacceptable' gaps in protective gear on front lines

Doctors, nurses demand government fill 'unacceptable' gaps in...

Ottawa (Canada) April 08: Canada's doctors and nurses are demanding that the federal government do more to protect front line...

Ontario confirms 379 new COVID-19 cases as testing declines, protective equipment shortage persists

Ontario confirms 379 new COVID-19 cases as testing...

Ontario (Canada) April 08: The province reported another 379 cases of COVID-19 Tuesday but saw a continued decline in testing...

Ottawa's COVID-19 cases nearly triple in a week

Ottawa's COVID-19 cases nearly triple in a week

Ottawa (Canada) April 08: Ottawa has now surpassed 400 confirmed COVID-19 cases, public health officials announced Tuesday.