COVID-19: The latest from The World

Japan declares emergency; Coronavirus impacts democratic participation; Hezbollah's latest front line?

Japan has issued emergency declarations for several prefectures, and UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson remains in intensive care. And, in Lebanon, Hezbollah's latest front line is the fight against coronavirus. And in Iran many are wondering if they can survive the disease and the financial crisis accelerated by US sanctions. Also, these monkeys at the Tulane National Primate Research Center are helping humans fight the coronavirus.

Top of The World

Coronavirus most challenging crisis since World War II; US offers sanctions relief to Venezuela; Madrid's health system under duress

The UN called the novel coronavirus pandemic the most challenging crisis for the world since World War II. And confusion over aid shipments hits Washington, DC, as the Trump administration accepts humanitarian assistance from Russia. The US offers potential sanctions relief to Venezuela. And in Madrid, an ice rink turns into a morgue as health workers struggle.

Elections

Voters await clarity on 2020 candidates' immigration platforms

The two remaining major Democratic candidates for president — former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont — are largely sticking to similar talking points, saying they’ll start reversing on day one what the Trump administration has done. But people who’ve been working on immigration for years also want to hear what a Democratic president would do on day two — beyond reversing Trump’s policies.

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