SoftBank's Son leaves Alibaba board following Ma's departure

TOKYO (AP) — Masayoshi Son, the chief executive of Japanese technology company SoftBank Group Corp., said Thursday that he is stepping down from the board of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba. ...

Aid groups 'alarmed' by little US coronavirus assistance

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — More than two dozen international aid organizations have told the U.S. government they are “increasingly alarmed” that “little to no U.S. humanitarian assistance has reached those ...

The Latest: India reports nearly 10,000 new virus cases

NEW DELHI: India reported a new rise of nearly 10,000 coronavirus infections Wednesday, with a total caseload of 276,583, the fifth highest in the world. The Health Ministry confirme...

South Africa has virus testing backlog of nearly 100,000

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa says it has a backlog of nearly 100,000 unprocessed tests for the coronavirus, a striking example of the painful shortage of testing kits and reagents across Africa as...

SoftBank racks up losses as Vision Fund investments plunge

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese technology company SoftBank Group Corp. racked up a loss of 961.6 billion yen ($9 billion) for the fiscal year through March, on red ink related to its Vision Fund investments in...

Alibaba's Jack Ma quits board of Japan's struggling SoftBank

TOKYO (AP) — Chinese billionaire Jack Ma is stepping down from the board of SoftBank Group Corp., as the Japanese technology company struggles over its risky investments such as office-sharing venture...

Africa dangerously behind in global race for virus gear

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — As Africa braces for a surge in coronavirus cases, its countries are dangerously behind in the global race for scarce medical equipment. Ten nations have no ventilators at all. ...

Africa to roll out more than 1 million coronavirus tests

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — More than 1 million coronavirus tests will be rolled out starting next week in Africa to address the “big gap” in assessing the true number of cases on the continent, the head of t...

Calling Trump: When connections help steer virus supplies

WASHINGTON (AP) — It was early on a Friday when Jared Kushner said he received a call from his father-in-law, President Donald Trump. Trump was hearing from friends in New York that the city's public ...

Alibaba's Jack Ma donates to whitewash China’s tarnished image

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – China’s wealthiest man, Alibaba Group founder Jack Ma (馬雲), was helping to repair China's tarnished image by donating masks and ventilators to countries sufferin...

China, Oregon sending over 1,100 ventilators to NY: Cuomo

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York is poised to get over 1,100 ventilators from China and Oregon as it scrambles to line up more breathing machines for the sickest coronavirus patients, Gov. Andrew Cuomo sa...

Cuba: US embargo blocks coronavirus aid shipment from Asia

HAVANA (AP) — Cuban officials say a shipment of coronavirus aid from Asia’s richest man, Jack Ma, has been blocked by the six-decade U.S. embargo on the island. Carlos M. Pereira, Cu...

What you need to know today about the virus outbreak

The death toll from the global coronavirus pandemic has surpassed 13,600 people worldwide and sickened more than 318,000. Leaders in the U.S. hammer out a rescue package that could be worth $1.4 trill...

Africa gets emergency medical supplies from China's Jack Ma

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Africa has received a much-needed coronavirus care package from Chinese billionaire Jack Ma. A cargo flight containing more than 6 million medical items ...

Africa, Latin America fragile targets for coronavirus spread

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The West African nation of Mali has roughly one ventilator per 1 million of its people — 20 in all to help the critically ill. In Peru, with more than 32 million people, about 35...