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Iran or Allies Are Plotting Against U.S. Forces, U.S. Intelligence Suggests

In a Wednesday tweet, the president accuses Iran of planning a sneak attack on U.S. troops or assets in Iraq.

Italy's Coronavirus Death Toll Is Far Higher Than Reported

Italy is undercounting thousands of deaths caused by the virus in the areas worst hit by the pandemic, a WSJ analysis shows, indicating the human toll may end up being much greater than official data

The Soccer Match That Kicked Off Italy's Coronavirus Disaster

Decision to hold Atalanta-Valencia Champions League match in February accelerated the spread of the pandemic in northern Italy; ‘an incredible explosion of cases.’

Some Nations Look to Mass Testing for Coronavirus

Some Western governments are turning to mass testing for the new coronavirus, hoping that quickly isolating more new carriers could halt its spread and allow the gradual reopening of stores, offices

Japan, Bucking Consensus, Says Limited Coronavirus Testing Is Enough

Tokyo reports relatively few cases and deaths despite the country’s low screening rate, though the policy holds risks.

Wimbledon Is Canceled Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic

Wimbledon became the latest major sporting event to be struck off the 2020 calendar due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.

China Asserts Claim to Global Leadership, Mask by Mask

Initially criticized as slow to react to the coronavirus, Beijing is providing equipment and advice to hard-hit nations such as Italy, drawing a contrast with the U.S. and making sure everyone knows

A Wuhan Writer Takes On China's Communist Machine and Becomes an Online Star

Debate rages over allowing independent voices in China after Wuhan writer Wang Fang, known to millions as Fang Fang, documented life and death in a locked-down city ravaged by coronavirus.

Guatemala Asks U.S. to Halt Deportations of Guatemalans to Prevent Spread of Coronavirus

Guatemala’s government has asked the U.S. to stop deportations of Guatemalans to prevent the spread of the coronavirus in the impoverished Central American country, days after local authorities

Italy Hopeful That Coronavirus Pandemic Is Slowing Down

Italian authorities believe the country’s coronavirus crisis is slowing appreciably after three weeks of national lockdown, a hopeful sign for other Western countries that are following approaches

Iran's Hard-Liners Clash with Government in Struggle to Contain Coronavirus

Faced with a shortage of medical supplies and a worsening coronavirus outbreak, Iran’s government has cracked down on hoarders stockpiling masks and disinfectant.

U.S. Offers Venezuela Sanctions Relief in Return for Transitional Rule

The Trump administration proposed that Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro hand power to a transitional government in return for sanctions relief and other measures.

Keystone XL Pipeline to Be Built With Alberta's Assistance

The long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline to take oil from Canada into the U.S. heartland will move forward after the Alberta province agreed to help finance the project, pipeline operator TC Energy said.

EU Ramps Up Trade System With Iran Despite U.S. Threats

In a move designed to circumvent sweeping U.S. sanctions on Iran, European countries closed their first transaction with the Islamic Republic using a trade mechanism that the Trump administration has

In Paris, Lovers Endure Quarantine, for Better or for Worse

Paris, a city of romantic backdrops—walks along the Seine, marriage proposals at the Eiffel Tower—is adjusting to an era of confinement.

Viruspolitik at Play as Moscow Sends Soldiers to Help Italy

Russia’s president sent airplanes full of medical supplies to Italy to aid in combating the coronavirus outbreak at a time when help from Europe and the U.S. was scarce, a move observers said aims to

China's Coronavirus-Hit Economy Shows Signs of Renewed Life

A reading of manufacturing activity rebounded sharply from record lows after the virus first appeared, but analysts say the economy has a ways to go to return to pre-outbreak levels.

Saudi Arabia Invites Houthi Rebels to Talks in Riyadh

Saudi Arabia is in daily talks with Iran-aligned Houthi insurgents in Yemen and has invited Houthi representatives and the internationally recognized government in Yemen to peace talks in the kingdom,

Inside Sweden's Radically Different Approach to the Coronavirus

The next two weeks will determine whether Sweden’s more laissez-faire approach can succeed or if authorities bend to the reality of a rash of new cases.

Israel Fights Coronavirus Spread Among Ultra-Orthodox Jews

Israel is struggling to contain a concentration of coronavirus infections among ultra-Orthodox Jews, with the impact reaching Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who went into isolation after an