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Coronavirus latest: Fitch ‘negative’ on India outlook as cases rise

The Nikkei Asian Review is tracking the spread of the new coronavirus that originated in the central Chinese city of Wuhan.

Global cases have reached 8,320,288, according to Johns Hopkins University.

The worldwide death toll has hit 447,628.

To see how the disease has spread, view our virus tracker charts:


(Source photo by AP) 

Here are the latest developments (Tokyo time):

Thursday, June 18

15:10 p.m. Vietnam approves its biggest commercial project this year as the government seeks to maintain what has been a record pace of public and private investment since January to help the economy emerge from

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Himalayan clash: Modi warns India can give ‘befitting reply’ to China

NEW DELHI/BEIJING — A tense military standoff between India and China over a disputed border in the western Himalayas took a dangerous turn this week when 20 Indian soldiers were killed in violent clashes.

On Wednesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said India would defend every inch of its territory. “I would like to assure the nation that the sacrifice of our soldiers will not go in vain,” Modi said. “India wants peace, but is capable of giving a befitting reply if instigated.”

In a phone call Wednesday with his Chinese counterpart, Indian External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar blamed China for

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Coronavirus latest: India suffers 2,003 deaths, highest 1-day total

The Nikkei Asian Review is tracking the spread of the new coronavirus that originated in the central Chinese city of Wuhan.

Global cases have reached 8,155,266, according to Johns Hopkins University.

The worldwide death toll has hit 441,505.

To see how the disease has spread, view our virus tracker charts:


(Source photo by AP) 

Here are the latest developments (Tokyo time):

Wednesday, June 17

2:09 p.m. The World Health Organization hails as “great news” initial clinical trial results that show a cheap and widely used steroid can help save the lives of critically ill COVID-19 patients. Dexamethasone “is the

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India now says 20 killed in clash with China in Himalayas

NEW DELHI — India’s death toll has jumped to 20 after a clash with Chinese troops on the countries’ disputed Himalayan border, where the two sides have been locked in a tense standoff for more than a month, the Indian Army said in a statement Tuesday.

This is believed to be the first deadly confrontation on the border in decades. The death toll rose after troops died of wounds sustained in the fight, according to the statement

An earlier statement from the Indian Army said an officer and two soldiers had been killed in the “violent face-off”  Monday night in

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