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Currency traders work at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020. Asian shares slid Wednesday following another sharp fall on Wall Street as fears spread that the growing virus outbreak will put the brakes on the global economy.(AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

Asian shares slide on fears virus will stunt global economy

Feb. 25, 2020 10:55 PM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares slid Wednesday following another sharp fall on Wall Street as fears spread that the growing virus outbreak will put the brakes on the global economy. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 declined 1.1% to 22,357.39, while Australia's S&P/ASX 200 dipped 2.1% to 6,720.70. South Korea's...

In this Monday Feb. 24, 2020 photo, released by the official website of the office of the Iranian Presidency, the head of Iran's counter-coronavirus task force, Iraj Harirchi, left, speaks at a press briefing with government spokesman Ali Rabiei, in Tehran, Iran. Harirchi, has tested positive for the virus himself, authorities announced Tuesday, amid concerns the outbreak may be far wider than officially acknowledged. The announcement regarding Harirchi came after the news conference seeking to minimize the danger posed by the outbreak. (Iranian Presidency Office via AP)

Iran says official who played down virus fears is infected

Feb. 25, 2020 1:35 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The head of an Iranian government task force on the coronavirus who had urged the public not to overreact about its spread has tested positive for the illness himself, authorities said Tuesday, as new cases emanating from the country rapidly emerged across the Middle...

FILE - In this Jan. 15, 2015, file photo, a new Qatar Airways Airbus A350 approaches the gate at the airport in Frankfurt, Germany.   American Airlines and Qatar Airways said Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020,  they will put aside past hostilities and revive a partnership selling seats on some of each other’s flights and splitting the revenue. American says it hopes that the arrangement will boost its ability to sell travel to India and elsewhere in Asia and also to Africa — weak spots in its current network. (AP Photo/Michael Probst, File)

American Airlines, Qatar will split revenue on some flights

Feb. 25, 2020 1:08 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — American Airlines and Qatar Airways said Tuesday they will put aside past hostilities and revive a partnership selling seats on some of each other’s flights and splitting the revenue. American says it hopes that the arrangement will boost its ability to sell travel to India and...

FILE - In this Sunday, April 28, 2013 file photo, a Boeing 787 plane of the All Nippon Airways, ANA, prepares to land after a test flight at Haneda Airport in Tokyo. Japanese carrier ANA is ordering 20 Boeing 787 Dreamliner jets, bringing its fleet of the planes to 103 by 2025. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, File)

Japan's ANA orders 20 more Boeing 787 Dreamliners

Feb. 25, 2020 4:04 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese carrier ANA is ordering 20 Boeing 787 Dreamliner jets, bringing its fleet of the planes to 103 by 2025. The latest order will consist of 11 787-10 aircraft, set to go into service for Japan routes sometime between 2022 and 2024, ANA Holdings Inc. said Tuesday. That jet seats more...

A man walks past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020. Shares are mostly lower in Asia on Tuesday after Wall Street suffered its worst session in two years, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average slumping more than 1,000 points on fears that a viral outbreak that began in China will weaken the world economy.(AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

Asian shares extend losses after Dow drops more than 1,000

Feb. 24, 2020 10:21 PM EST

Shares are mostly lower in Asia on Tuesday after Wall Street suffered its worst session in two years, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average slumping more than 1,000 points on fears that a viral outbreak that began in China will weaken the world economy. Japan's Nikkei 225 index lost 3%, to 22,686.61 after it...

A man wearing a face mask passes by empty ticket counters at the Daegu Airport in Daegu, South Korea, Monday, Feb. 24, 2020. South Korea reported another large jump in new virus cases Monday a day after the the president called for

Airline, cruise stocks pummeled on fear of spreading virus

Feb. 24, 2020 5:57 PM EST

The stocks of American Airlines and several cruise lines were among the worst performers in the Standard & Poor’s 500 index Monday, as investors fret that the new coronavirus could take hold outside China and further disrupt international travel. Shares of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd., Carnival...

Workers remove the wreckage after investigators has finished their work at the Pegasus Airlines plane that skidded Wednesday off the runway at Istanbul's Sabiha Gokcen Airport, in Istanbul, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020. Foreign and local investigators has examined the plane before the removal of its wreckage. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)

Pilot in Istanbul airport crash earlier this month arrested

Feb. 24, 2020 2:26 PM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A court ordered the arrest of the pilot of a plane that crashed earlier this month at an Istanbul airport killing three passengers, on charges of "involuntary manslaughter and causing injury," Turkey's state-run news agency said Monday. The Pegasus Airlines Boeing 737 ran off the...

FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2020, file photo, travelers wearing face masks stand in line at the check-in counters for Cathay Pacific at Shanghai Pudong International Airport in Shanghai, China. The outbreak of the new virus threatens to erase $29 billion of this year's revenue for global airlines, mostly for Chinese carriers, as travel crashes worldwide, according to the International Air Transport Association. (AP Photo/Erika Kinetz, File)

IATA: Virus may slash $29 billion from airlines' revenue

Feb. 21, 2020 1:03 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — The outbreak of the new virus threatens to erase $29 billion of this year's revenue for global airlines, mostly for Chinese carriers, as travel crashes worldwide, according to the International Air Transport Association. The trade group for global airlines said Thursday that the virus causing...

FILE - In this Aug. 20, 2015 file photo, two Qantas planes taxi on the runway at Sydney Airport in Sydney, Australia. Some Asian airlines have rerouted flights to the Middle East to avoid Iranian airspace, amid escalated tensions over the United States’ assassination of a prominent Iranian commander in Iraq. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft, File)

Qantas cuts flights to Asia amid virus outbreak

Feb. 19, 2020 10:45 PM EST

SYDNEY (AP) — Australia's Qantas announced Thursday it will slash flights to Asia as the coronavirus crisis cuts into the airline and travel industries. The decision to reduce the carrier's overall capacity to Asia by 16% until at least the end of May is expected to cut between 100 million and 150 million...

Father sues airline over boy's sexual assault during layover

Feb. 19, 2020 1:45 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A man in Florida is suing one of Latin America's largest airlines, saying his 6-year-old son was sexually assaulted by an airline employee while traveling as an unaccompanied minor from Brazil to the U.S. The father filed the negligence lawsuit Monday against LATAM Airlines in federal...