Rising stocks fuel record profit for Buffett's Berkshire; operating profit disappoints
Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc on Saturday posted a 23% decrease in quarterly operating profit, while soaring prices in stock holdings such as Apple Inc enabled the conglomerate to smash its old record for full-year earnings.

Sanders' front-runner status to be tested in Nevada amid Russia interference reports
Bernie Sanders faces a test of his front-runner status in the Democratic White House race on Saturday in Nevada, where voters will consider an unsettled field of candidates as they search for a challenger to take on President Donald Trump.

New coronavirus cases fall in China, but WHO concerned by global spread
China reported a sharp fall in new deaths and cases of the coronavirus on Saturday, but world health officials warned it was too early to make predictions about the outbreak as new infections continued to rise in other countries.

Factbox: Latest on coronavirus spreading in China and beyond
China reported a sharp decrease in new deaths and cases of the coronavirus on Saturday but a doubling of infections in South Korea and 10 new cases in Iran added to unease about its rapid spread and global reach.

Ten new cases of coronavirus in Iran, two dead: officials
Authorities in Iran on Saturday announced the detection of at least 10 new cases of coronavirus and two more deaths, deepening a sense of public unease over the handling of the spread of the disease.

Despite horror stories, California cruise passengers won't let coronavirus spoil their fun
With a white captain's hat perched on his head, Calvin Ballard seemed relaxed as he waited to depart on his first-ever cruise to Mexico, unfazed by the possibility of being trapped on a ship under siege by an outbreak of coronavirus.

'Not good enough,' Warren says of Bloomberg's non-disclosure agreement pledge
Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg said on Friday that his company has identified three women bound by non-disclosure agreements regarding his past conduct and that they would be released from their accords if they choose.

Twitter suspends group of pro-Bloomberg accounts over 'platform manipulation'
Twitter Inc on Friday said it had started suspending and restricting dozens of accounts posting content promoting U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg.

Prince Harry and his wife will stop using 'Sussex Royal' brand
Britain's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan have decided not to use the word "royal" in their branding after they start a new life in Canada following their decision to step back from royal duties.

Italy's coronavirus outbreak infects 51 people, kills two
An outbreak of the new coronavirus has killed two people and infected another 51 in northern Italy, forcing authorities to ban public events and companies to tell workers in affected areas to stay at home.

Sealed in: Chinese trapped at home by coronavirus feel the strain
During weeks holed up in her grandmother's apartment with 10 relatives and eating a restricted diet, Chinese teenager Li Yuxuan says tempers have frayed.

Hubei's medical supply situation improving, but shortages remain: official
The medical supply situation in China's Hubei, which has been hit hard by the coronavirus outbreak, has improved, but items such as protective suits remain scarce, a provincial official said at a briefing on Saturday.

Ten new cases of coronavirus in Iran, one dead: health ministry
Ten new cases of coronavirus have been detected in Iran, one of whom has died, Health Ministry spokesman Kianush Jahanpur said on state TV on Saturday.

Samsung Electronics confirms coronavirus case at phone factory complex in South Korea
Samsung Electronics said on Saturday that one coronavirus case had been confirmed at its mobile device factory complex in the southeastern city of Gumi, causing a shutdown of its entire facility there until Monday morning.

Japanese emperor, on birthday, expresses coronavirus concern, looks forward to Olympics
Japanese Emperor Naruhito said on Sunday that he was looking forward to the Tokyo Olympics in summer but that he was concerned about the spread of the new coronavirus, which has killed three in Japan and is slowly spreading across the country.

Alarm in the holy land after visit by pilgrims with coronavirus
Israeli and Palestinian authorities sought to quell fears of a potential local outbreak of the coronavirus after learning that South Korean pilgrims who had toured some of the holy land's most popular sites were later found to be carrying the virus.

Hardline Guards make early gains in restricted Iran election
Candidates affiliated with Iran's Revolutionary Guards looked on course to win a parliamentary majority on Saturday, reportedly leading in the race in Tehran and across the country after a vote stacked in favor of loyalists to the supreme leader.

The ECB wants to talk to you about inflation. But will it listen?
For many people, the language of European Central Bank policymakers is so impenetrable, it could be beamed from another planet.

Iran's 'cup of poison'? Hardline win may point to eventual U.S. talks
Anti-Western hardliners are set to sweep Iran's parliamentary elections and appear favorites to clinch the presidency next year, but an economic crisis could force them to engage with the United States despite their tightening grip on power.

WarnerMedia to reunite 'Friends' in HBO Max special
WarnerMedia is reuniting its "Friends" cast for an untitled, unscripted special for its upcoming streaming service, HBO Max, the company said on Friday.