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Germany: Russian dissident Navalny poisoned with nerve agent Novichok

Germany: Russian dissident Navalny poisoned with nerve agent Novichok Associated Press September 02, 2020 · 12:00 PM EDT In this file photo taken on Sept. 8, 2019, Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, with his wife Yulia, right, daughter Daria, and son Zakhar pose for the media…

The international politics of COVID-19: Part II

The international politics of COVID-19: Part II Inkstick Media September 01, 2020 · 2:30 PM EDT By Sam Ratner President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron wrap up a joint press conference at the G-7 summit in Biarritz, France.  Credit: Andrew Harnik/AP Share This analysis…

After military coup, uncertainty hangs over Mali’s future

After military coup, uncertainty hangs over Mali’s future From the onset, the military junta has promised to pave the way to new elections. But some are concerned it might be trying to hold onto power in this transition. The World September 01, 2020 · 2:00 PM…

To quell COVID-19 outbreak, South Korea bans seating at big cafés

To quell COVID-19 outbreak, South Korea bans seating at big cafés The World September 01, 2020 · 12:00 PM EDT By Jason Strother Player utilities Popout Share download Listen to the story. A worker disinfects as a precaution against the coronavirus at a café in Goyang, South…

Lego to launch Braille Bricks for children with visual impairments

Lego to launch Braille Bricks for children with visual impairments The toys are designed to help children who are blind or visually impaired learn the Braille system of reading and writing, where characters of the alphabet are represented by raised dots. The World August 31, 2020…

It’s official: Women are better leaders in a pandemic

It's official: Women are better leaders in a pandemic A new analysis of 194 countries found that women-led nations have a better handle on the coronavirus pandemic. Not only were infection rates generally lower; fatality rates were also noticeably lower, too. The World August 31, 2020…

Pandemic learning in Mexico requires thinking outside the screen

Pandemic learning in Mexico requires thinking outside the screen Millions of schoolchildren across Mexico began the academic year this week in front of a TV. But teachers in Oaxaca say televised classes won’t meet fundamental educational needs and many families lack the technology to keep up,…

Israel attacks Hezbollah posts after shots fired at soldiers

Israel attacks Hezbollah posts after shots fired at soldiers Associated Press August 26, 2020 · 4:00 PM EDT Israeli soldiers carry a box next to their mobile artillery piece near the border with Lebanon, northern Israel, Aug. 26, 2020. Credit: Ariel Schalit/AP Share Following shots fired…

Latin American women are disappearing and dying under lockdown

Latin American women are disappearing and dying under lockdown The pandemic worsened but did not create this problem: Latin America has long been among the world’s deadliest places to be a woman. The Conversation August 25, 2020 · 11:45 PM EDT By Lynn Marie Stephen Funeral…

South Koreans are blaming a controversial church for new COVID-19 outbreak

South Koreans are blaming a controversial church for new COVID-19 outbreak Health authorities say Sarang Jaeil Church and its outspoken pastor are at the epicenter of South Korea’s second-largest COVID-19 outbreak since the pandemic started. About 3,400 of the church’s members have been tested and about 20% have…

Ex-Trump adviser Steve Bannon charged in border wall scheme

Ex-Trump adviser Steve Bannon charged in border wall scheme Associated Press August 20, 2020 · 1:45 PM EDT Steve Bannon, President Donald Trump’s former chief strategist, talks during an interview with The Associated Press, in Washington, Aug. 19, 2018. Credit: J. Scott Applewhite/AP/File Photo Share Steve…

Legislating peace and security: Part II

Legislating peace and security: Part II This week, Critical State digs into new research about legislative oversight when it comes to security issues. As historian Peter Roady writes in a new article in the Journal of Policy History, the National Security Agency has escaped congressional oversight with…