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Pandemic Forces Cancellation of Wimbledon

Pandemic Forces Cancellation of Wimbledon

The Wimbledon tennis championships in London — widely considered to be the world’s premier tennis event — will be canceled...

Fake News or the Truth? Russia Cracks Down on Virus Postings 

Fake News or the Truth? Russia Cracks Down on Virus Postings 

Two weeks ago, an opposition-leaning radio station in Russia interviewed political analyst Valery Solovei, who alleged the government was lying...

Spain Confirms 100,000 Coronavirus Cases; US Braces for Huge Death Toll

Spain Confirms 100,000 Coronavirus Cases; US Braces for Huge Death Toll

Spain announced Wednesday it surpassed 100,000 confirmed coronavirus cases, while a senior Saudi official urged people planning to make the...

Goats Invade Welsh Town Locked Down by Coronavirus

Goats Invade Welsh Town Locked Down by Coronavirus

With its street’s emptied by a nationwide coronavirus lockdown, the scenic, seaside Welsh town of Llandudno has been taken over...

Europe Faces ICU Bed Crunch, Rushes to Build Field Hospitals

Europe Faces ICU Bed Crunch, Rushes to Build Field Hospitals

Facing intense surges in the need for hospital ICU beds, European nations are on a building and hiring spree, throwing...

Scotland Increases Spending on Women’s Crisis Programs

Scotland Increases Spending on Women’s Crisis Programs

Scotland’s first minister, Nicola Sturgeon, announced an appropriation of $1.8 million Tuesday for Scottish women’s aid and rape crisis programs,...

Controversial French Doctor Sparks Hope, Criticism for Coronavirus Research

Controversial French Doctor Sparks Hope, Criticism for Coronavirus Research

Fellow scientists question his findings, but an unlikely mix of supporters — from French yellow vest protesters to U.S. President...

HRW: Ankara Denying Water to Syrian Kurds as Coronavirus Escalates

HRW: Ankara Denying Water to Syrian Kurds as Coronavirus Escalates

Turkey is being accused of “weaponizing” water against Syrian Kurds amid the coronavirus epidemic. Ankara is dismissing the accusation, however, as...

Greece Blocks Iranian From Plotting to Arm Asylum Seekers

Greece Blocks Iranian From Plotting to Arm Asylum Seekers

In Greece, the case of an Iranian migrant now jailed on charges of inciting an insurrection is highlighting the Greek...

Royals No More: Harry and Meghan Start Uncertain New Chapter

Royals No More: Harry and Meghan Start Uncertain New Chapter

Prince Harry and his wife Meghan officially make the transition Tuesday from senior members of Britain’s royal family to —...

Hungary’s PM Wins Emergency Powers to Fight Coronavirus

Hungary’s PM Wins Emergency Powers to Fight Coronavirus

Hungary’s parliament granted nationalist Prime Minister Viktor Orban the right to rule by decree on Monday to fight the coronavirus,...

Ukraine Approves Legislation in Bid for IMF Aid

Ukraine Approves Legislation in Bid for IMF Aid

Ukraine’s parliament has voted to lift the ban on the sale of farmland in a move that would allow the...