Coronavirus Spreads Outside China as Officials’ Worries Mount

HONG KONG—New cases of coronavirus flared outside China, adding to global health officials’ worries about the spread of the disease in dangerous new pockets of infection. Iran’s health ministry on Sunday confirmed the eighth coronavirus-related death in the country, out of a total of 43…

Shooter in German Killings Had Racist Motive, Officials Say

BERLIN—The German gunman who shot and killed at least nine people of immigrant background near Frankfurt on Wednesday was likely a far-right extremist, authorities said, prompting warnings from national leaders about the dangers of racism. Chancellor Angela Merkel said in a televised address that racism…

China Ousts High-Level Officials as Coronavirus Cases Soar

BEIJING—China ousted two top Communist Party officials in Hubei province, the center of the new coronavirus outbreak, hours after health officials there confirmed 14,840 new infections on Wednesday alone—an almost 10-fold increase from a day earlier—indicating that the epidemic is far from tapering off. The…

U.S. Officials Say Huawei Can Covertly Access Telecom Networks

U.S. officials say Huawei Technologies Co. can covertly access mobile-phone networks around the world through “back doors” designed for use by law enforcement, as Washington tries to persuade allies to exclude the Chinese company from their networks. Intelligence shows Huawei has had this secret capability…

China Fires Highest-Level Officials Yet Over Coronavirus Outbreak

Beijing fired the highest-ranking officials yet over the handling of the coronavirus outbreak, replacing two provincial health officials in charge of virus-racked Hubei province with a trusted official from China’s national health agency. The director and Communist Party secretary of Hubei’s provincial health committee were…