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States and Cities Improvise With Few Virus Test Kits to Be Found

States and Cities Improvise With Few Virus Test Kits to Be Found

There’s little that communities can do to contain the rampant coronavirus if they can’t figure out where it is.
Trump Says He’ll Nominate Loyalist Ratcliffe as Next Spy Chief

Trump Says He’ll Nominate Loyalist Ratcliffe as Next Spy Chief

President Donald Trump said he’ll nominate Texas Representative John Ratcliffe to be the next director of national intelligence -- less than a year after Ratcliffe withdrew from consideration for the
Brazil Likely to Cut 2020 GDP Forecast Amid Coronavirus Weakness

Brazil Likely to Cut 2020 GDP Forecast Amid Coronavirus Weakness

Brazil’s government is likely to cut its 2.4% growth forecast for the economy in 2020 to take into account the impact of the coronavirus in slowing global activity, a person familiar with the matter
Trump Wins Court Ruling on Resisting Congressional Testimony

Trump Wins Court Ruling on Resisting Congressional Testimony

Donald Trump defeated Democrats’ effort to force former White House Counsel Don McGahn to testify, in a court ruling that bolsters the president’s resistance to congressional oversight.
Germany to Intensify Border Checks in Effort to Contain Virus

Germany to Intensify Border Checks in Effort to Contain Virus

Germany announced a slew of measures aimed at preventing the spread of the coronavirus by people coming into the country from affected areas.
Jared Kushner Divests From Startup Cadre Over Future Conflict Concerns

Jared Kushner Divests From Startup Cadre Over Future Conflict Concerns

Jared Kushner has divested from Cadre, the real estate technology startup he co-founded, according to a person familiar with the matter, after the business attracted investment offers that could pose
Bloomberg Pledges to De-Escalate U.S. Trade Tensions with China

Bloomberg Pledges to De-Escalate U.S. Trade Tensions with China

Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg is pledging to de-escalate trade tensions with China and negotiate lower tariffs on soybeans, cotton and other goods as part of an agriculture
Erdogan’s Lack of Friends Dictated His Response to Syria Strike

Erdogan’s Lack of Friends Dictated His Response to Syria Strike

It was an isolated President Recep Tayyip Erdogan who had to consider Turkey’s response after the deadliest assault on its military in decades. And that lack of international support likely proved
Trump Wait-in-Mexico Asylum Policy Blocked as Too Dangerous

Trump Wait-in-Mexico Asylum Policy Blocked as Too Dangerous

The Trump administration is blocked from making thousands of Central American migrants wait out the result of their asylum applications to the U.S. in Mexico.
Trump’s $3.8 Billion Border Wall Diversion Targeted by ACLU

Trump’s $3.8 Billion Border Wall Diversion Targeted by ACLU

The Trump administration is violating the Constitution by diverting an additional $3.8 billion in military funds to his planned U.S. border wall with Mexico, a new lawsuit by the American Civil
The World Catches a Dangerous Virus of the Mind

The World Catches a Dangerous Virus of the Mind

The coronavirus is more than a health menace. It’s a wealth destroyer that the global economy will have to live with for many months to come.
WHO Raises Global Risk for Coronavirus to Very High

WHO Raises Global Risk for Coronavirus to Very High

The World Health Organization raised its global risk assessment for the new coronavirus to “very high” from “high” as some countries struggle to contain the pathogen.
MP Suggested U.K. Could Put Morgue in Hyde Park if Virus Hits

MP Suggested U.K. Could Put Morgue in Hyde Park if Virus Hits

Last year, London’s Hyde Park drew tens of thousands of fans for concerts by Bob Dylan, Stevie Wonder and Barbra Streisand. This year, the prospect was raised that authorities may be planning to use
Pompeo Defends Trump’s Coronavirus Response in House Hearing

Pompeo Defends Trump’s Coronavirus Response in House Hearing

Democrats on the House Foreign Affairs Committee sharply criticized President Donald Trump’s response to the potential spread of the coronavirus in the U.S., telling Secretary of State Michael Pompeo
Pompeo Says Killing of Iranian General Reduced Risks to U.S.

Pompeo Says Killing of Iranian General Reduced Risks to U.S.

Secretary of State Michael Pompeo defended the Trump administration’s Mideast policy and the targeted killing of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani last month during a contentious hearing with House
Coronavirus Could Disrupt U.S. Schools and Transportation, Mulvaney Says

Coronavirus Could Disrupt U.S. Schools and Transportation, Mulvaney Says

Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney said that the coronavirus is likely to cause disruptions to everyday life in the U.S., such as school closures and changes to public transportation.
Turkey Says It Has No Choice But to ‘Loosen’ Stance on Refugees

Turkey Says It Has No Choice But to ‘Loosen’ Stance on Refugees

Turkey is pressed by developments in Syria’s Idlib and has no choice but to “loosen” its policy of preventing refugees from travelling on to Europe, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s communications
Brexit Was Tough. The Next 10 Months Look No Easier

Brexit Was Tough. The Next 10 Months Look No Easier

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Israel Poised to Extend Deadlock With Netanyahu in Tight Race

Israel Poised to Extend Deadlock With Netanyahu in Tight Race

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is slightly ahead of challenger Benny Gantz in a last batch of polls before an unprecedented third election in less than a year, though neither man is
Eskom Waiting for Government on 3,000 Megawatt Gas-Fired Plant

Eskom Waiting for Government on 3,000 Megawatt Gas-Fired Plant

South Africa’s Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd. is making preparations for a 3,000-megawatt gas-fired plant, but the debt-stricken utility is still awaiting formal guidelines from the government before it can