An unprecedented leak of internal Chinese documents reveals how the country mishandled the early stages of the coronavirus pandemic. The documents – from Hubei province, the site of the world’s first known outbreak – show China announced misleading numbers of new cases and deaths, was hampered by an average three-week delay in diagnosing new cases, and experienced a huge spike in influenza in the epicenter province in early December.
A liberal voice in the U.S. Senate for decades, Kennedy led a life marked by tragedy and scandal. Historian Neal Gabler talks about the first volume of his two-part biography, Catching the Wind.
Coronavirus cases dropped by around 30% in England during the country’s second national lockdown, researchers say.
One justice writes: “It is not our role to lend legitimacy to such transparent and untimely efforts to subvert the will of Pennsylvania voters.”
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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani blamed Israel for the ambush that left Mohsen Fakhrizadeh and several other people dead Friday. Without offering specifics, he threatened a reprisal.
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Ethiopian National Defense Forces (ENDF) have taken control of Mekelle, the capital of the country’s Tigray region, according to a tweet from Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.
Demonstrations took place across France on Saturday against the proposed global security law and its signature measure to restrict the filming of police officers. They came as calls to withdraw it were exacerbated by cases of police violence this week.
South Korean lawmakers say intelligence officials briefed them on the North’s tough pandemic rules, including a Pyongyang lockdown and an execution of an official caught breaking restrictions.
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For four years, Donald Trump has been the world’s standard-bearer for right-wing populism. The movement didn’t begin with Trump, but the US President championed it in a way no other leader could, using the weight of the most powerful office on Earth to give it legitimacy.
Thousands of fans lined up from the early hours on Thursday to file past Maradona’s wooden casket in the presidential palace. Argentina’s beloved soccer star died on Wednesday.
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