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FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2018, file photo, a child waves a Chinese national flag and an Olympic flag during a ceremony to mark the arrival of the Olympic flag and start of the flag tour for the Winter Olympic Games Beijing 2022 at a section of the Great Wall of China on the outskirts of Beijing. Uncertainty surrounds how the postponed Tokyo Olympics will be held next year in the midst of the coronavirus. The same questions permeate three mega-events that will be staged in China within a year after the Tokyo Games close. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)

Tokyo Olympics followed up by 3 mega-events -- all in China

May. 22, 2020 2:30 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Uncertainty grips next year’s postponed Tokyo Olympics: Will there be fans or empty stadiums in 14 months? And how will thousands of athletes, staff, and technical officials travel, be housed, and stay safe amid COVID-19? And Tokyo is not alone. China — where the COVID-19...

News Corp.: Fiscal 3Q Earnings Snapshot

May. 7, 2020 7:50 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — News Corp. (NWSA) on Thursday reported a fiscal third-quarter loss of $730 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. On a per-share basis, the New York-based company said it had a loss of $1.24. Adjusted for one-time gains and costs, it posted a profit of 3 cents...

Australia's Treasurer Josh Frydenberg, right, with Minister for Communications Paul Fletcher speaks in Canberra, Monday, April 20, 2020. Global digital platforms Google and Facebook will be forced to pay for news content in Australia, the government said on Monday as the coronavirus pandemic causes a collapse in advertising revenue. (Mick Tsikas/AAP Image via AP)

Australia to make Google and Facebook pay for news content

Apr. 20, 2020 1:24 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Global digital platforms Google and Facebook will be forced to pay for news content in Australia, the government said Monday, as the coronavirus pandemic causes a collapse in advertising revenue. Treasurer Josh Frydenberg said the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission...

Australian court rules search warrant on journalist invalid

Apr. 15, 2020 3:19 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s highest court ruled on Wednesday that a search warrant at the center of a national storm over press freedom was invalid. News Corp. journalist Annika Smethurst went to the High Court to overturn the warrant that was executed on her Canberra home in June last...

Wearing a mask amid concerns of the spread of COVID-19 a woman pushes a basket full of groceries out of a store in Richardson, Texas, Wednesday, April 1, 2020. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Virus spreads and car sales, energy prices, markets tumble

Apr. 1, 2020 8:58 PM EDT

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments on Wednesday related to the global economy, the work place and the spread of the virus. ________ THINGS WE VALUED: The outbreak has reshuffled the pecking order of what holds value and...

President Donald Trump speaks about the coronavirus in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House, Tuesday, March 31, 2020, in Washington, as Dr. Deborah Birx, White House coronavirus response coordinator, listens. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

The Latest: China reports 36 new COVID-19 cases

Apr. 1, 2020 1:33 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — White House projects between 100,000 and 240,000 U.S....