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Coronavirus is only the most recent of several outbreaks that have originated in China. Why is that, and how is Beijing responding?
We hear the worried question frequently: Where is the world headed? ven amid deep uncertainty, many are trying to shape a path toward progress.
Benjamin Netanyahu is charged with bribery, fraud, and accepting lavish gifts in exchange for regulatory favors. The timing of the March 17 trial against Israel's longest-serving prime minister could weaken his ability to form a new government.
In good news this week: Yellowstone celebrates a conservation success, South African women see property rights win in courts, and more.
Israel shares illuminating parallels with the South Africa of the 1980s, including huge disparities in economic leverage and power.
Gambia’s case against Myanmar at the International Court of Justice is historic, and not only because it may mark a turning point to protect Rohingya.
Unlike conservative resistance to alternative sources in the U.S., German activists are aren’t against wind energy in principle, but in practice.
The new coronavirus cases appeared to surge almost 10-fold in a day when Hubei, the province of the outbreak, revised its diagnosis strategy. Global health officials say this new approach will accelerate the identification and treatment of patients.
The global philanthropist wants to support Colombia's security forces and help farmers transition from coca – the raw material for cocaine – to cacao for making chocolate. But some worry corruption and criminal gangs are too entrenched.
After a multi-month battle against nearly 150 wildfires across Australia, most of the fires in the east have been put out by a massive downpour on Tuesday. The early heavy rains, expected in March, came as a welcome surprise.
Pope Francis' decision against the ordination of married men relieved conservatives, disappointed progressives, and outraged women, who were also denied ordinance. In the Amazon, Catholics are left wondering how to continue to practice their faith.
Latvia and Lithuania have some of the world’s highest suicide rates, but both countries have begun to tackle the underlying causes.
In the past, Fine Gael and Fianna Fail have denounced Sinn Fein for its historic ties to the IRA, but lawmakers now face the formidable task of uniting the fractured 160-member Parliament to form a new government in coming weeks.
After spending 27 years in jail for protesting apartheid practices, the late Nelson Mandela served as South Africa's president and established majority rule and rights for all. He was released from prison 30 years ago today.
The Australian court's ruling protecting Australian indigenous from deportation recognizes their deep connections to Australia, which is a shift from identifying Aboriginals as "aliens." Lawyers say this isn't a case about citizenship, but rather about a sense of belonging.
Indian Prime Minister's Hindu nationalist party succumbed to a regional party in Delhi's legislative assembly elections on Tuesday. The stunning victory by the "common man's" party is seen as a response to India's new citizenship law.
In much of the world citizens are speaking out against facial recognition technology. Brazil appears poised to embrace it in the name of security.
South Koreans celebrate the unexpected "Parasite" wins that made history during the 92nd Academy Awards ceremony. Loyal fans of director Bong Joon Ho praise the movie for representing the underside of Korean society and shining a global light on Korean cinema.
Major shootings are rare in Thailand but the nation's worst mass shooting that killed 29 people over the weekend by a distraught soldier has prompted soul searching in the southeast Asian country of 69 million that sees its military as a protector.
Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer says she won't be seeking the German chancellorship next year, reflecting a growing split within the Christian Democrats after a recent endorsement of a far-right candidate.
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