Virus Surge Makes US Weak Link in Global Economic Recovery

FRANKFURT, Germany — People in China are back to buying German luxury cars. Europe's assembly lines are accelerating. Now the global economy is waiting for the United States to get its coronavirus outbreak under control and boost the recovery, but there's litt...
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2020’s Final Mars Mission Poised for Blastoff From Florida

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The summer’s third and final mission to Mars — featuring NASA's most elaborate life-hunting rover — is on the verge of liftoff, with the launch is scheduled for Thursday at 4:50 a.m. The rover Perseverance will follow China’s rover-or...
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US: Chinese Researcher Being Harbored at Consulate in SF

WASHINGTON — The Chinese consulate in San Francisco is harboring a Chinese researcher who lied about her military background, the Justice Department said Thursday as it announced charges against that scientist and three others accused of concealing their gover...

Burger King in China Apologizes After State TV Criticism

BEIJING — Burger King's China unit has issued a public apology and promised to cooperate with a government investigation after state TV reported one of the U.S. fast food giant's outlets used expired ingredients. The Burger King in the southern city of Nanc...