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FactCheck: Trump’s attack on the WHO

Trump made his announcement on funding at the White House coronavirus task force daily briefing on April 14, accusing the WHO of “severely mismanaging and covering up the spread of the coronavirus.” There is no evidence that the WHO has covered up the spread of the novel coronavirus. There has, however, been evidence that China was slow to report the outbreak. ... Read more»

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Early data shows African Americans disproportionately affected by coronavirus

Environmental, economic and political factors have compounded for generations, putting black people at higher risk of chronic conditions that leave lungs weak and immune systems vulnerable: asthma, heart disease, hypertension and diabetes. These conditions make the coronavirus more dangerous than it already is.... Read more»

Fresh air in Phoenix: ADEQ collecting data on CV-19 impact on emissions

The Phoenix area is famous for its warm spring days and wealth of outdoor activities, but it’s also known for something less flattering: some of the worst air quality in the country. ... Read more»

Arizona universities scramble to evacuate students from foreign coronavirus hot spots

Universities across the state are scrambling to bring students home from study abroad programs in countries with a high number of cases of COVID-19, the flu-like disease caused by the novel coronavirus.... Read more»

Az public health leaders prepared to battle coronavirus, Ducey says

Arizona health officials have the go-ahead to test at the state level for coronavirus cases and are awaiting test results for a second potential case of COVID-19, a novel disease that has sickened nearly 89,000 worldwide and killed six in the U.S., public health officials said Monday. ... Read more»

Europe takes a harder line on migrants

The EU is moving away from saving lives, focusing instead on keeping newcomers out.... Read more»1

Foley execution boosts European support for intervention in Iraq

A video of the American journalist’s beheading by Islamist militants appears to be having the opposite of its intended effect.... Read more»

Europe has a growing anti-Semitism problem

The war in Gaza is drawing attention to growing anti-Semitism in Europe.... Read more»

World War I still etched into European psyche

Later this week, the world will mark 100 years since the assassination of an Austrian prince in the Bosnian city of Sarajevo dragged the great powers of the time into a conflict they called "the war to end all wars." ... Read more»

Commentary

World's nationalists together to dig united Europe's grave

Commentary: The rise of anti-European Europe will be tested in the coming Euro-elections.... Read more»

4 reasons you should care about the EU elections

As voters select a new European Parliament this week, here's why it matters.... Read more»

The scary return of a radical, far-right Europe and what it means

Sunday’s elections to the European Parliament may be a big yawn for most voters, but they’re set to provide a dramatic boost to far-right parties across the continent.... Read more»

Global progress seen in securing nuclear materials

Nations around the globe have taken important steps over the past two years to safeguard nuclear weapons materials from potential thefts by terrorists, an expert Washington-based group concluded Jan. 8 in a comprehensive report.... Read more»

Analysis

Destruction of Syria’s chem. weapons an impressive act of int'l cooperation

If it were being done entirely in secret, it would be history’s greatest international spy thriller. The world’s biggest global players, not all of them exactly friendly, have to cooperate to pull off the impossible: collect and destroy Syria’s vast stores of chemical weapons. And as fast as possible.... Read more»

Letter from London

Why the euro has made it this far

The single currency's collapse was widely predicted a year ago. But it's still here — and Greece is still a member. Understanding why requires taking a longer view.... Read more»

Giffords, husband to appear on Mediterranean cruise

Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, retired astronaut Mark Kelly, will be the headliners of a $5,000 Mediterranean cruise this summer.... Read more»1

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