Italian populists—skeptical of the value of EU membership—drove Italy to become the first G7 country to join China’s Belt and Road Initiative. Then the pandemic brought generous EU aid, leaving Italy to reassess who its real friends are and how best to help its economy.
The pop culture status that Ruth Bader Ginsburg found — or rather, that found her — in recent years was just a side show, albeit one that amused her, to the unique and profound impact she had on women's lives around the world.
Muslim pilgrims, donning face masks and moving in small groups after days in isolation, began arriving at Islam's holiest site in Mecca on Wednesday for the start of a historically unique and scaled-down hajj experience reshaped by the coronavirus pandemic.
Irrfan Khan, an Indian actor who brought versatility and style to recent hit films and had roles in Hollywood movies such as "Life of Pi" and "The Namesake" and "Slumdog Millionaire," died on Wednesday, aged 53.
A hotel on Spain’s resort island of Tenerife was put on lockdown after a visiting doctor from Italy tested positive for the novel coronavirus. And, longtime Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, ousted during the 2011 Arab Spring protests, died today at age 91. Also, happy Fat Tuesday (or Pączki Day for some)! We head to a “dream factory” in Rio as the city celebrates Carnival.
Murmansk is the largest city in the Arctic Circle. Nowhere else in the world do so many people spend so long in near-perpetual darkness. On Sunday, residents came out to catch the first glimpse of the sun in 40 days.