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NEW YORK: Global equities sank and perceived safe-haven assets like U.S. Treasuries and gold gained on Friday as investors weighed hopes that Europe will continue to rebound from the coronavirus pandemic's economic damage against concerns over a record surge in new COVID-19 infections in the United States.
SEOUL, South Korea, July 12 (AP): The official funeral for Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon will be held online this week over coronavirus concerns, his funeral committee said on Sunday.
FUKUSHIMA (Reuters) - More than 1,000 people gathered on Tuesday to see the Olympic flame in Japan's northern city of Fukushima, defying calls from Games organizers looking to rein in a coronavirus pandemic that has fuelled doubts whether this year's event will go ahead.
JAKARTA: Indonesia is set to release about 30,000 prisoners early as the South-East Asian nation seeks to avoid a possible surge in Covid-19 (coronavirus) cases and infections in its overcrowded prisons.
SHANGHAI: China stocks shed early gains to end a tick lower on Monday, amid renewed concerns over the coronavirus outbreak as Wuhan reported its first cluster of infections since the lockdown was lifted a month ago.
SINGAPORE: Oil prices rose on Tuesday on expectations of a drawdown in crude oil inventories in the United States for a fifth straight week, but investor worries over climbing coronavirus cases globally capped price gains.
BENGALURU: Gold held steady near record highs on Tuesday as worries over global economic fallout from mounting COVID-19 cases offset an uptick in risk sentiment driven by positive U.S. economic data.
PETALING JAYA: Malaysian track cyclists Azizulhasni Awang and Mohd Shah Firdaus Sahrom may not go to Europe or even Asia as part of their preparation for the Tokyo Olympics this year.