Feb. 26, 2020

REUTERS

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday barred a lawsuit against a Border Patrol agent for fatally shooting a 15-year-old Mexican boy on Mexican soil from across the border in Texas, refusing to open the door for foreign nationals to pursue civil rights cases in American courts in such incidents.

Democratic presidential candidates unleashed withering attacks on Bernie Sanders in a boisterous debate in South Carolina on Tuesday, assailing his ambitious economic agenda and warning his nomination would be a "catastrophe" that would cost Democrats the White House and control of Congress.

The United States told Americans on Tuesday to begin preparing for coronavirus to spread within the country as outbreaks in Iran, South Korea and Italy escalated and fears that the epidemic would hurt global growth rattled markets.

A major women's rights movement in Pakistan is facing a legal challenge over a march scheduled for next month over allegations that the organizers' activities are "anti-state".

Asia reported hundreds of new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, including an American soldier stationed in South Korea, as the United States warned of a pandemic, the disease spread in Europe and Brazil confirmed Latin America's first infection.

Thailand reported three new cases of a coronavirus on Wednesday, taking total infections to 40, health ministry officials said, criticizing patients for not disclosing their travel history.

A Greek woman who recently returned home from northern Italy has become Greece's first coronavirus case and she is being closely monitored, the health ministry said on Wednesday.

A U.S. service member stationed in South Korea has tested positive for the coronavirus illness COVID-19, United States Forces Korea said in a statement.

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President Donald Trump downplayed concerns about the novel coronavirus during a Tuesday morning press conference, saying, "The whole situation will start working out."

The Algerian health minister has confirmed the country's first case of the coronavirus in an announcement on state-owned ENTV on Tuesday evening.

Chris Taylor, a Republican running for Congress in Arizona, announced on Monday he is suspending his campaign following a heroin overdose last week.

With new rules taking effect on Monday that disqualify more people from green cards if they use government benefits, droves of immigrants, including citizens and legal residents, have dropped social services they or their children may be entitled to out of fear they will be kicked out of the United States.

The UN has made an appeal for more funds to tackle the unprecedented invasions of locusts threatening crops in parts of Africa and Asia.

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A five-year-old law banning professionally assisted suicide has been rejected as unconstitutional by Germany's top court.

Hong Kong will hand out cash to adult permanent residents, to help boost spending and ease financial burden. As part of the annual budget, $1,280 was announced for about seven million people over the age of 18.

Saudi Arabia is to launch a female football league, two years after women were first allowed into stadiums in the Gulf kingdom.

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The White House says the hunt is on for members of the "Deep State," the left-leaning career bureaucrats who are clandestinely working against the president. The Government Executive news site reported the White House's effort to purge government of disloyal employees could run afoul of long-established civil-service protections.

Hillary Clinton says she would even support Bernie Sanders in the 2020 presidential race if he's the Democrat Party's nominee.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., would do well to prepare to see her House seat vanish after this year's redistricting over her targeting of "established Democrats" with funds from her Courage to Change PAC, according to a New York Post editorial.

A federal appeals court that once was a favorite venue for leftists has changed significantly, with President Trump's 10 appointments to the bench there. And nowhere is that more obvious than in a decision on Monday that allows enforcement of a Trump administration rule that bans federal funding to businesses that refer women for abortion. Three separate orders from district court judges that had prevented Trump's pro-life strategy from being imposed were struck down.

Senate Democrats on Tuesday took advantage of Senate rules to kill two pro-life measures that had earned support from a majority of senators. Action on the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, S. 3275 authored by Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, S. 311 by Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., was halted by the votes.

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to review a case centering on whether or not LGBT activists can force Christian organizations to violate their faith. Catholic Social Services sued the city of Philadelphia for banning the religious agency from its foster program for refusing to place children with same-sex couples.

London - Despite the fact that employment regulations state it is illegal to discriminate against a potential employee due to their sex, religion or other personal characteristics, a surprising new survey finds more than half of employers admit to still judging job applicants based on their appearance.

Naomi Seibt, 19, a German teenager dubbed the "anti-Greta" - climate sceptics' answer to the schoolgirl activist Greta Thunberg - is set to address the biggest annual gathering of US grassroots conservatives.

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