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News. Views. Hughes - February 24, 2020 (17:00 ET)

Stock markets fell around the world on Monday as fears rise over the potential of coronavirus to become a new global pandemic. Italy has been hit with five deaths and more than 200 confirmed cases, and 10 towns are on lockdown. Cases have skyrocketed in South Korea. Turkey, Pakistan and Armenia have closed their borders with Iran after 12 deaths and 61 cases were reported in the country. RT America’s Rachel Blevins reports. But first, President Trump is in the midst of his first state visit to India, where he has announced an arms deal worth more than $3 billion. RT America’s Sara Montes de Oca joins News.Views.Hughes with the details. Afshin Rattansi examines the case of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and its implications for journalism, whistleblowers and national security. RT America’s Rachel Blevins reports the latest coronavirus news. Investigative journalist Ben Swann reacts to revelations that the leaks about alleged Russian meddling in the 2020 presidential election on behalf of President Trump and Sen. Sanders (I-Vermont) were overstated and "spun" by their source.

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