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Trump rule restricting immigration based on wealth takes effect

Washington — The Trump administration on Monday began enforcing stringent income-based requirements for green cards and certain visas, instituting the most ambitious unilateral effort in recent history to change the nation’s legal immigration system. After multiple legal barriers blocking the… Continue Reading →

Italy’s Far-Right Seeks to Gain from Coronavirus Outbreak

As Italy scrambles to contain the largest coronavirus outbreak outside of Asia, the country’s powerful far-right opposition party has used the virus to attack its fragile government, attempting to tie COVID-19’s spread to wider issues of border controls and migration…. Continue Reading →

Coronavirus Cases Outside China Are Accelerating Rapidly. Here’s What to Know

A surge in deadly coronavirus cases outside China is raising concerns that the outbreak has reached a new stage and could continue its global spread to even more vulnerable countries. In the central Chinese province of Hubei, where the virus… Continue Reading →

China Said It Was Easing Wuhan’s Coronavirus Lockdown, Then Backtracked

China said an announcement that the quarantine of Wuhan would be eased was prematurely issued without approval from top officials. The lockdown of the Chinese city where the novel coronavirus emerged would remain fully in place, it said. The abrupt… Continue Reading →

Trump kicks off whirlwind, pageantry-filled visit to India

Ahmedabad, India — India poured on the pageantry with a joyful, colorful welcome for President Trump Monday that kicked off a whirlwind 36-hour visit meant to reaffirm U.S.-India ties while providing enviable overseas imagery for a president in a re-election year…. Continue Reading →

How South Korea’s Coronavirus Outbreak Got so Quickly out of Control

Buses and subways in Seoul, the normally crowded South Korean capital, were unusually quiet on Monday, and social media was filled with posts with the hashtag “work from home.” South Koreans work some of the longest hours in the world,… Continue Reading →

India’s Modi Says ‘Namaste Trump’ as U.S. President Arrives for Whirlwind Visit

(AHMEDABAD, INDIA) — India poured on the pageantry with a joyful, colorful welcome for President Donald Trump who on Monday kicked off a whirlwind 36-hour visit that emphasizes pageantry over policy and a mega-rally to reaffirm U.S.-India ties while providing… Continue Reading →

A New Generation of Volunteers Emerges in the Chinese City at the Epicenter of the Coronavirus Crisis

Black Chen, a 30-year-old tattooed bar owner, had never volunteered before the coronavirus outbreak hit his hometown of Wuhan, but he quickly stepped up. When hospital staff appealed for supplies, he and a group of friends started raising funds, sourcing… Continue Reading →

Malaysia’s 94-Year-Old Prime Minister Abruptly Submits Resignation Amid Political Turmoil

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad abruptly submitted his resignation to the king on Monday and his party exited the ruling coalition, throwing the Southeast Asian nation into fresh turmoil after infighting over his successor came to a head. The statement… Continue Reading →

Hardliners’ Victory in Iranian Elections Turns Back the Clock on Relations With the West

The victory by hard-liners in Iran’s election puts parliament back in the hands of people determined to turn the clock back on reconciliation with the West. Expect a retreat from commitments to the hollowed-out nuclear deal as the Islamic Republic’s… Continue Reading →

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