Turkey vows to escalate military action after 33 soldiers die in Syrian strike

Russia, which backs the Syrian regime, and Turkey traded recriminations over the strike.

Israel will try again to vote in a government — this time with coronavirus fears in the mix

Officials have readied special quarantined voting places for Monday’s election, Israel’s third in 11 months.

She told U.S. immigration agent she was HIV-positive and sought asylum but was sent back to Mexico, without medication

The Trump administration’s "Remain in Mexico" policy allows entry for migrants with severe medical conditions. But some very sick asylum seekers are being turned away.
Italian soldiers and police control the traffic in a checkpoint near Lodi on Wednesday. (Marco Ottico/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock)
Italian soldiers and police control the traffic in a checkpoint near Lodi on Wednesday. (Marco Ottico/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock)

‘People are getting a little crazy’: Life in Italy’s coronavirus ‘red zone’

Eleven towns and villages in northern Italy are cut off from the world by checkpoints.

Japan’s Abe faces mounting anger over school closures, lack of virus testing

Japan could have many hidden cases of the coronavirus, but critics say the government has downplayed the problem in a misguided attempt to save the Olympics.
Fears that a coronavirus pandemic could tip the world economy into recession sent global stocks into a tailspin Friday, with markets on track for their worst week since the financial crisis.
Chinese health officials confirmed that the pneumonialike coronavirus came from wild animals sold at a market in Wuhan, the city of 11 million people and capital of the Hubei province in China.
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The Supreme Court ruling could change the way Canadian firms assess the risks of working abroad.
The first confirmed case in sub-Saharan Africa sparked fears that the contagion could spread quickly and stymie business.
The Global Business Travel Association estimates the virus could potentially cost the industry $46.6 billion per month.
A federal court blocked the Trump administration’s policy that has pushed tens of thousands of migrants back into Mexico to await U.S. asylum hearings.
When young Iraqi men perish on the ramparts of protest, the women they leave behind are often forced to mourn in secret and alone.
But they do pronounce the last name somewhat differently.
MSC Cruises said Friday morning that its ship got a “clean bill of health” from Mexican officials and that passengers would soon disembark.
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Panic over the coronavirus outbreak has highlighted the failings of a global political class.
The deadly incident highlights the increasing volatility in the Syrian province and could prompt military escalation.
Though President Trump supports the opposition to socialist Maduro, his administration’s policies make it difficult for political refugees to seek safety in the United States. A father and daughter show why.
Canadians have welcomed the Sussexes, now holed up on Vancouver Island, but have balked at paying for them.
Central American asylum seekers are frequently being sent to Guatemala to pursue their claims there, and others are swiftly facing deportation instead of waiting for U.S. court dates.
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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has called for stronger anti-virus efforts to guard against COVID-19, saying there will be “serious consequences” if the illness spreads to the country
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The presidents of Turkey and Russia have spoken by phone to try to defuse tensions that rose significantly in Syria after at least 33 Turkish troops were killed in an airstrike blamed on the Syrian government
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The Trump administration says it told Moscow this week that the U.S. is open to holding a summit with other permanent members of the United Nations Security Council in hopes of pushing for a three-way arms control pact with Russia and China
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America’s longest war may finally be nearing an end
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A recent study finds that Venezuelans have less trouble finding food in the markets, but their nation’s crisis makes it hard for them to afford it
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