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EU urges Trump to rethink cutting funding to WHO

The European Union on Saturday urged President Trump to rethink his decision to cut American funding for the World Health Organization (WHO). Leader worldwide have criticized the Mr. Trump’s move as spiking coronavirus infection rates in India and elsewhere served as… Continue Reading →

Peru Locked Down Hard and Early. Why Is Its Coronavirus Outbreak So Bad?

Most countries that have seen their COVID-19 cases explode in the last month—Sweden, the U.K. and the U.S.—have received fierce criticism from epidemiologists for their resistance to the tough social distancing measures necessary to stem the spread of the new… Continue Reading →

‘We Know What Is Best for Us.’ Indigenous Groups Around the World Are Taking COVID-19 Responses Into Their Own Hands

When Eric Freeland, 34, started coughing at the end of March, he didn’t think much of it. But when his symptoms grew worse, Freeland’s mother began to worry. Freeland is a Native American living with his family in the Navajo… Continue Reading →

Joshua Wong: Hong Kong Cannot Prosper Without Autonomy

By passing the resolution to develop legislation to “safeguard national security” in Hong Kong in its rubber stamp parliament, Beijing initiated “political mutual destruction” for itself and Hong Kong. Beijing’s plan to rein in Hong Kong—defying a worldwide outcry—is revenge… Continue Reading →

The U.S. Might Revoke Hong Kong’s ‘Special Status.’ Here’s What That Means For Business in the Global Financial Hub

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced on Wednesday that Hong Kong was no longer sufficiently autonomous from mainland China — an assessment that could threaten the city’s trading relationship with the U.S. and deal a blow to both American and… Continue Reading →

Luxembourg Expands COVID-19 Testing to Its Entire Population

(LUXEMBOURG) — Luxembourg started a coronavirus testing program Wednesday to check each and every one of its roughly 600,000 people, as well as cross-border workers, over the next nine weeks. Although formally a Grand Duchy, Luxembourg isn’t all that big… Continue Reading →

Cyprus Pledges to Cover ‘All Costs’ for Tourists Who Test Positive for COVID-19 While on Vacation

(NICOSIA, Cyprus) — Cyprus is pledging to cover all costs for anyone testing positive for the coronavirus while on vacation on the eastern Mediterranean island nation, according to a letter obtained by The Associated Press on Wednesday. The Cypriot government… Continue Reading →

Yemen Officially Has One of the Middle East’s Lowest COVID-19 Counts. In Reality, the Virus Is Spreading Unseen and Unchecked

When international aid agency Doctors Without Borders took over management of the COVID-19 treatment center at a hospital in the Yemeni city of Aden on May 7, one of the immediate challenges was convincing cleaners, porters, and even some of… Continue Reading →

African Authorities Conduct Manhunts After Hundreds Flee Quarantine Centers in Zimbabwe and Malawi

(BLANTYRE, Malawi) — Manhunts have begun after hundreds of people, some with the coronavirus, fled quarantine centers in Zimbabwe and Malawi while authorities worry they will spread COVID-19 in countries whose health systems can be rapidly overwhelmed. In Malawi, more… Continue Reading →

TikTok video helps reunite Indian family with dad missing for 2 years

New Delhi — An Indian man from the southern state of Telangana has been reunited with his family after more than two years thanks to a TikTok video posted by a police officer. Roddam Venkateshwarlu, who has speech and hearing difficulties,… Continue Reading →

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