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Stopping Drug Patents Has Stopped Pandemics Before

STOPPING DRUG PATENTS HAS STOPPED PANDEMICS BEFORE

Loosening property rules over coronavirus vaccines is likely to accelerate-not stifle-the pharmaceutical industry's creativity.

Unrest Returns to Colombia Over COVID-19 and Police Violence

UNREST RETURNS TO COLOMBIA OVER COVID-19 AND POLICE VIOLENCE

The pandemic has increased debt in Latin America, and paying up may stoke social tensions.

 
 
 
America Is Becoming a Social Democracy

AMERICA IS BECOMING A SOCIAL DEMOCRACY

The Biden administration is accomplishing what was once thought historically impossible.

Iran Talks Enter Fourth Round in Vienna

IRAN TALKS ENTER FOURTH ROUND IN VIENNA

A U.S. official has played down the idea that this is the final round of talks as differences over sanctions relief and Iran's nuclear...

 
 
 
India's Coronavirus Crisis Plays Out on Twitter

INDIA'S CORONAVIRUS CRISIS PLAYS OUT ON TWITTER

Social media is serving as a proxy for a collapsing public health system. That isn't good news for Modi and the ruling party.

In Kyiv, Blinken Shows a New Face for the U.S

IN KYIV, BLINKEN SHOWS A NEW FACE FOR THE U.S

After Trump, Biden's top diplomat works to patch up relations with Ukraine-and with beleaguered U.S. diplomats

 
 
 
As Modi's BJP Stalls, Can the Congress Party Rev Up?

AS MODI'S BJP STALLS, CAN THE CONGRESS PARTY REV UP?

Last week's elections showed the Hindu nationalist party isn't invincible, but the opposition will need to change tactics if it wants...

As U.S. Hardens Line on Beijing, Taiwan's Stock Rises in Washington

AS U.S. HARDENS LINE ON BEIJING, TAIWAN'S STOCK RISES IN WASHINGTON

Taiwan doesn't have a U.S. embassy. But it's got plenty of influence-and more to come.

 
 
 
Israel's Apartheid Doesn't Make a Difference

ISRAEL'S APARTHEID DOESN'T MAKE A DIFFERENCE

A new report about the Israel-Palestine conflict is morally damning-and politically irrelevant.

Washington Has Enabled Israeli Extremism

WASHINGTON HAS ENABLED ISRAELI EXTREMISM

Failure to condemn anti-Palestinian violence will only further it.

 
 
 
Outdated U.S. Policies Are Helping Iran Censor Its Citizens

OUTDATED U.S. POLICIES ARE HELPING IRAN CENSOR ITS CITIZENS

Unclear guidelines and fear of sanctions are stopping tech companies from selling products that would help Iranians access the internet...

Biden's Blind Spots on Foreign-Policy Crises

BIDEN'S BLIND SPOTS ON FOREIGN-POLICY CRISES

Everyone in Washington seems to be focused on China. But here are some brewing crises that could flare up when they're not looking.

 
 
 
The Countdown to an Israeli War With Iran Has Begun

THE COUNTDOWN TO AN ISRAELI WAR WITH IRAN HAS BEGUN

If Biden returns to the Iran nuclear deal, don't be surprised if Israel takes matters into its own hands.

U.S. Backs Vaccine Waiver

U.S. BACKS VACCINE WAIVER

The Biden administration appears to have sided with low- and middle-income countries, but other rich nations could still hold up a...

 
 
 
The Downside of China's Online Muscle-Flexing

THE DOWNSIDE OF CHINA'S ONLINE MUSCLE-FLEXING

An offensive Weibo post about India's coronavirus crisis highlights the limits of “wolf warrior” diplomacy.

Biden Wants to Replicate China's Infrastructure Miracle

BIDEN WANTS TO REPLICATE CHINA'S INFRASTRUCTURE MIRACLE

But he won't be able to pull that off. Here's why.

 
 
 
Sturgeon's Vision for Independence Is on the Ballot in Scotland

STURGEON'S VISION FOR INDEPENDENCE IS ON THE BALLOT IN SCOTLAND

The first minister's party will almost certainly win the election this week, but the nationalist movement still faces divisions of...

The Downfall of an Angolan Dynasty

THE DOWNFALL OF AN ANGOLAN DYNASTY

The crumbling of the dos Santos family empire reveals how Western companies allegedly enabled corruption in Africa.

 
 
 
A New Sanctions Strategy to Contain Putin's Russia

A NEW SANCTIONS STRATEGY TO CONTAIN PUTIN'S RUSSIA

It's time for America and Europe to start putting serious economic pressure on Putin's regime.

What Kazakhstan Can Teach About Medium-State Diplomacy

WHAT KAZAKHSTAN CAN TEACH ABOUT MEDIUM-STATE DIPLOMACY

How the self-styled “Asian Geneva” successfully navigated among Russia, China, and the West-at least for now.

 
 
 



Four rescued after boat capsizes near Bay Bridge

Four rescued after boat capsizes near Bay Bridge

Four people were rescued after a boat capsized Thursday night near the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, Maryland Natural Resources police say. Read more ...

Top CDC official resigns from post following reassignment

Top CDC official resigns from post following reassignment

Nancy Messonnier, a senior Centers for Disease Control and Prevention scientist who was the first U.S. official to warn of the severity of the coronavirus pandemic last year... Read more ...

The Chamber of Commerce calls for an end to $300 federal unemployment...

The Chamber of Commerce calls for an end to $300 federal unemployment benefits after April's lackluster jobs report

Summary List Placement The Chamber of Commerce called for an end to the $300-per-week federal unemployment benefit on Friday, assailing it as an obstacle to the economic... Read more ...

US job growth unexpectedly softens, falling far below expectations

US job growth unexpectedly softens, falling far below expectations

Despite bullish predictions and the recovery of the US economy, job growth slowed in April compared to a month earlier, figures released by the Labor Department show. According... Read more ...

3 dead after black powder device explodes near Illinois park

3 dead after black powder device explodes near Illinois park

NORTH UTICA, Ill. - Authorities say three people have died after a black powder device exploded along a bank of the Illinois River in the northern part of the state. First... Read more ...

The disappointing April jobs report showed gains were mainly in leisure and...

The disappointing April jobs report showed gains were mainly in leisure and hospitality

Summary List Placement The leisure and hospitality sector was the only major industry to see a six-digit job gain between March and April. The US added just 266,000 nonfarm... Read more ...

US Employers Added Just 266,000 Jobs In April As Hiring Slows

US Employers Added Just 266,000 Jobs In April As Hiring Slows

The unemployment rate ticked up to 6.1% in April, from 6% in March. Read more ...

4 ex-officers indicted on civil rights charges in death of George Floyd

4 ex-officers indicted on civil rights charges in death of George Floyd

A federal grand jury has indicted the four former Minneapolis police officers involved in George Floyd's arrest and death, accusing them of violating his constitutional rights... Read more ...

Debris from massive Chinese rocket expected to crash into Earth this weekend

Debris from massive Chinese rocket expected to crash into Earth this weekend

Experts have said that debris from China's Long March 5B rocket could fall anywhere from as far north as New York to as far south as New Zealand. Read more ...

4 ex-officers indicted on civil rights charges in death of George Floyd

4 ex-officers indicted on civil rights charges in death of George Floyd

A federal grand jury has indicted the four former Minneapolis police officers involved in George Floyd's arrest and death, accusing them of violating his constitutional rights... Read more ...