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Balancing restrictions and lifting lockdowns; Pandemic tests global leaders; Immigrants and DACA recipients are on the front lines of coronavirus

Europe is looking for balance between reopening countries and keeping new infections of the coronavirus under control. In the US, the president melts down as reporters question his leadership. And, immigrant farmworkers and DACA health care providers are essential in the fight against COVID-19 in the US. But they are at risk. Also, astronaut Cady Coleman has suggestions on surviving self-isolation. But if space tips aren't your jam, there's also the Finnish tradition of getting päntsdrunk.

Immigration

Austria ready to act at borders if Germany moves on migrants

The number of arrivals has since slowed to a trickle despite many people still making the dangerous Mediterranean crossing into Italy. Austria has said that in the event of an influx from Italy it will introduce controls at the Brenner crossing, which lies on an important north-south road and rail route.

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New report ranks environmental efforts

A new report was released today at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, and the 2008 Environmental Performance Index ranks countries for their efforts in addressing environmental issues

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

For our Geo Quiz today we asked for the name of a small town on the Mura River in the Austrian state of Styria. The answer is Judenburg, Austria.

Sports

Letter to hooligans

The European Soccer Championships gets under way this weekend in Austria and Switzerland. Anchor Lisa Mullins has details on a Swiss plan to head off any potential bad behavior at the games. Swiss police have sent a letter to about 300 known "hooligans," warning them to behave.

Geo quiz and answer

We're calling today's Geo Quiz a "Geo-political Quiz." Anchor Marco Werman gets questions and answers from Carolyn O'Hara, senior editor at Foreign Policy magazine.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

For our Geo Quiz we were looking for an Austrian lake where strains of Mozart, Verdi and Strauss echo in the air. The answer is Achensee, and the music is from the Tyrolean Opera Program that takes place there every summer. Artistic Director Elizabeth Bachman sends us an audio postcard.

Environment

New study on dog behavior

New research suggests that dogs may exhibit behaviors that look like envy. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Dr. Friederike Range who headed the study at the University of Vienna.

Arts, Culture & Media

Global Hit

Anchor Lisa Mullins tells us about a band called Fatima Spar and the Freedom Fries. They're based in Vienna, Austria -- and their new album is called "Trust."