Friday, 14 February 2020 05:50


** *Shock as UK finance minister Sajid Javid quits amid government reshuffle. *

** Various U.S.-based groups got together to send 2 million masks to China, along with millions of dollars worth of other medical supplies.

* *Coronavirus: No change in outbreak despite China spike, WHO says.
Vietnam has put 10,000 people in quarantine after six cases were found in villages north of Hanoi
Coronavirus cases are not rising dramatically outside China despite a spike in Hubei province, the World Health Organization (WHO) says.
The only exception was on a cruise liner docked in Japan, where 44 new cases were reported, bringing the total there to 218.

* *quitting as chancellor in the middle of Boris Johnson's cabinet reshuffle.
Mr Javid rejected the prime minister's order to fire his team of aides, saying "no self-respecting minister" could accept such a condition.
He has been replaced as chancellor by Chief Secretary to the Treasury Rishi Sunak - who just seven months ago was a junior housing minister.

** *Huawei: US issues new charges of racketeering and theft. *
The US has expanded its lawsuit against Huawei, accusing the Chinese telecoms giant of a "decades-long" plan to steal technology from US firms.
Prosecutors said Huawei had violated the terms of partnerships with US companies and stolen trade secrets such as source code and robot technology.

* The fallout from the death of a Chinese doctor is turning into a major challenge for Xi Jinping.
Hong Kong *(CNN)Chinese President Xi Jinping is facing a major challenge to his vast system of censorship and information control, but history does not bode well for those arrayed against him.

** *Cambodia tests cruise ship passengers for coronavirus. *
A cruise ship that had been turned away by five separate countries over concerns someone on board may have the COVID-19 coronavirus docked on Thursday in Cambodia to the cheers of hundreds on board.

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