What's News: World-Wide -- WSJ

Date : 02/27/2020 @ 8:02AM
Source : Dow Jones News

What's News: World-Wide -- WSJ

This article is being republished as part of our daily reproduction of WSJ.com articles that also appeared in the U.S. print edition of The Wall Street Journal (February 27, 2020).

Trump said the risk to Americans from coronavirus remains very low, and he put Pence in charge of federal response efforts as concerns about the outbreak grew among lawmakers.

China's leadership is facing pressure to decide when to ease quarantine restrictions amid deepening economic damage from the country's epidemic.

The viral outbreak in Italy is being linked to a growing number of infections around Europe.

Biden and allies are trying to consolidate centrist voters behind his candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination ahead of South Carolina's primary.

An employee killed five people in a shooting at a Molson Coors facility in Milwaukee, then apparently took his own life, officials said.

A House panel canceled a vote on an extension of key intelligence powers after a call for broader restrictions on government surveillance.

The House passed a bill to make lynching a federal hate crime, in a 410-4 vote.

An appeals court said the Trump administration can withhold funds from New York City and seven states that have declared themselves immigration sanctuaries.

Modi's government and ruling party drew sharp criticism from Indian courts and political rivals over sectarian violence in New Delhi.

U.S. pedestrian deaths rose in 2019 to their highest level in 30 years.


(END) Dow Jones Newswires

February 27, 2020 02:47 ET (07:47 GMT)

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