Travel

California shooting shows security vulnerabilities on buses

  • Feb 05, 2020

LOS ANGELES  — Would-be plotters bent on staging an attack aboard a passenger plane know they’ve first got to pass through a gauntlet of security measures at an airport, from body scans and spot interrogations to pat-downs and even close scrutiny of their shoes. But a 

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US bars foreigners coming from China for now over virus fear

  • Feb 01, 2020

WASHINGTON  — The United States on Friday declared a public health emergency and took drastic steps to significantly restrict entry into the country because of a new virus that hit China and has spread to other nations. President Donald Trump has signed an order that will temporarily bar foreign n

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Europe evacuates citizens from China, Russia shuts border

  • Jan 31, 2020

LISBON, Portugal  — European countries stepped up efforts Thursday to contain the virus sweeping through central China, sending a chartered airliner there to evacuate hundreds of European citizens, scrapping more commercial flights to Chinese destinations and keeping some 7,000 people on a cruise ship whi

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The Latest: European plane begins evacuation trip to China

  • Jan 30, 2020

BEIJING  — The Latest on the outbreak of a new virus from China (all times local): 7 p.m. A passenger plane has left Portugal en route to China to pick up about 350 Europeans from a virus-hit region. The A380 plane took off Thursday morning from a former military airport in Beja, s

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Europe sends evacuation flight to China to bring 350 home

  • Jan 30, 2020

LISBON, Portugal — An A380 passenger plane left southern Portugal on Thursday en route to China where it will pick up hundreds of Europeans who want to escape the new virus that has put a large swath of central China in a lockdown. The plane took off from a former military airport at Beja, 200 kilomete

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More airlines drop flights to China as virus spreads

  • Jan 30, 2020

BANGKOK  — British Airways halted all flights to China and American Airlines suspended Los Angeles flights to and from Shanghai and Beijing as efforts to contain a new virus intensifies. The coronavirus has now infected more people in China than were sickened in the country by the SARS outbreak in

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China virus outbreak rams global tourism, costing billions

  • Jan 28, 2020

Businesses around the world that have grown increasingly reliant on big-spending tourists from China are taking a heavy hit, with tens of millions of Chinese residents restricted from leaving their country as the coronavirus spreads. Hotels, airlines, casinos and cruise operators were among the industries su

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Asian demand for face masks soars on fears of Chinese virus

  • Jan 28, 2020

TOKYO  — Panic and pollution drive the market for protective face masks, so business is booming in Asia, where fear of the virus from China is straining supplies and helping make mask-wearing the new normal. Demand for face masks and hand sanitizing liquid has soared, as both local residents and v

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Asian shares sink on mounting worries over China outbreak

  • Jan 28, 2020

TOKYO  — Asian shares skidded again Tuesday on deepening worries over the expanding outbreak of a new virus in China. Markets in Hong Kong and mainland China were closed Tuesday for Lunar New Year holidays, while South Korea’s benchmark tumbled 3.4% to 2,170.88 as it reopened after its own h

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