Britain’s Labour Party picks Keir Starmer to succeed Jeremy Corbyn

Starmer takes the helm of Labour in a political landscape deeply changed by the fight against covid-19.

Violence imperils coronavirus response in conflict zones around the world

Millions face a special risk in Africa, the Middle East and eastern Europe.
Streets in the financial district of Santiago, Chile, are quiet during a citywide quarantine. (Esteban Felix/AP)
Streets in the financial district of Santiago, Chile, are quiet during a citywide quarantine. (Esteban Felix/AP)

Coronavirus chills protests, forces activists to innovate

The pandemic is slamming the brakes on dreams of social change. Some movements are getting creative.
President Trump said that although he can’t commit to having fans back in stadiums at a specific date, he pushed for sports to return as soon as possible.
German officials even accused the U.S. of piracy over a shipment of masks officials claimed was diverted to the U.S. in Thailand.
With debate unfolding over the full scope of the coronavirus pandemic, Australia’s chief doctor said the global death toll was probably five to 10 times higher than official figures indicated, and China warned of the risk of a resurgence in domestic cases.
Since the coronavirus outbreak began in China, new cases have been confirmed in more than 100 countries, with thousands of cases reported in South Korea, Italy and Iran and hundreds in the United States.
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China’s coronavirus death toll appears far higher than its official tally. Authorities are curtailing memorial services, denying many a proper chance to mourn loved ones.
Officials ask manufacturers to reserve more supplies for domestic use. The makers say it’s not so easy.
In India and Pakistan, the devout pushed back on the curtailing of Friday prayers.
The mood has darkened since Italians were singing from their balconies.
The overwhelmed health system in Ecuador’s largest city could be a harbinger of worse to come in the developing world.
No breakthrough has been reached more than a week after Benjamin Netanyahu and Benny Gantz announced a power partnership.
There’s been bitter infighting over medical supplies and the economic response.
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From hospitals to farmlands, migrants are providing vital labor to keep societies afloat
The ship, carrying 1,020 guests and 878 crew, expects to reach Fort Lauderdale by Saturday.
The uncertainty appears to be over for more than 1,200 passengers — some of whom are sick with covid-19 — on two Holland America ships that have been waiting for permission to dock in Florida.
Vacationers left port before the pandemic struck, then found themselves in uncharted waters.
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The global economic crisis linked to the coronavirus could wipe out jobs for millions across the African continent, many who live hand-to-mouth with zero savings
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France is moving hundreds of critically ill COVID-19 patients around the country on specially fitted high-speed trains, planes, even a warship
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Brazilian health officials grappling with the coronavirus outbreak have issued a stark warning about a lack of hospital beds, masks, testing devices and trained staff across Latin America’s largest nation
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The suspected mismanagement of essential supplies during Hurricane Maria has turned out to be a boon for Puerto Rico as it fights a rise in coronavirus cases
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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his government won’t bring retaliatory or punitive measures after the Trump administration announced it would prevent the export of N95 protective masks
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