Today’s WorldView

Coronavirus kills its first democracy

The new pandemic powers won by Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orbán may be a fatal blow for the country's “immunocompromised” democratic system.

U.S. proposes transitional government for Venezuela, without Maduro or Guaidó

The Trump administration offered to lift sanctions if President Nicolás Maduro and his political nemesis, opposition leader Juan Guaidó, step aside.
Mapoon, a town on Australia’s Cape York peninsula, is one of many remote indigenous communities that has implemented travel restrictions. (Mapoon Aboriginal Shire Council)
Mapoon, a town on Australia’s Cape York peninsula, is one of many remote indigenous communities that has implemented travel restrictions. (Mapoon Aboriginal Shire Council)

The world’s indigenous peoples, with tragic history of disease, implore outsiders to keep coronavirus away

The pandemic is exacerbating deep-seated inequities. That makes indigenous peoples particularly vulnerable.
Americans told to brace for 200,000 coronavirus deaths as world leaders push pandemic response further.
Covid-19 has killed one in Kenya. Police have killed two and injured dozens enforcing a curfew.
The insular religious communities have resisted restrictions and emerged as covid-19 hotspots.
London’s could be staffed by flight attendants.
The coronavirus pandemic has wrought logistical nightmares and disrupted one of the faith’s most cherished traditions.
Businesses that recently resumed operations have been told to close again as the country weighs an economic reboot against the risk of new infections.
The United States now accounts for nearly one in five reported coronavirus infections worldwide.
Unauthorized crossings have dropped steeply in recent days as U.S. implements rapid deportation model due to emergency measures.
Sen. Richard Burr’s sell-off has drawn criticism, and now scrutiny from law enforcement and regulators.
The country is taking an unorthodox approach to the pandemic, but officials acknowledge the real number of cases is much higher than reported.
U.S.-backed Kurdish forces said they were battling to bring the prison in Hasakah under control.
The emergency measures have no end date.
The heist was the latest in a long line of Van Gogh thefts in the Netherlands.
From a restricted Italy, an artist’s eye on the deadly coronavirus outbreak
They will officially step down as working members of the British royal family.
Holland America Line's Zaandam and Rotterdam are making progress toward land -- but it's still unclear where and when passengers will be allowed to leave the ships.
Refugees International questioned the effectiveness of border closures in preventing the spread of the disease.
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U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is warning that the world faces the most challenging crisis since World War II
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Major social media companies are taking aim at Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s dismissal of social distancing, joining others in the country who are lining up against his controversial stance regarding the new coronavirus
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Ethiopia’s election set for August has been postponed as the national election board says the coronavirus makes it impossible to prepare
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The captain of a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier facing a growing outbreak of the coronavirus is asking for permission to isolate the bulk of his roughly 5,000 crew members on shore
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One by one, elderly residents of French nursing homes are going into forced isolation into their rooms. Their caregivers are walling themselves in as well, and they are running out of body bags
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