Brazil seems to be slowly getting a handle on the coronavirus, with a decreasing number of infections and deaths, but this year, more than a million people in the country have come down with dengue, chikungunya, malaria and Zika.
The US vice presidential candidates battled on Wednesday evening in Salt Lake City with foreign policy topics taking up a solid chunk of time, Russia looks at a handful of chaotic scenes in its backyard — from Belarus and the Caucasus to Central Asia — and Brazil’s reported cases of the coronavirus passed the 5 million mark this week.
How did the British PM and Brazilian president cope with COVID-19 and move forward politically? Their stories may hold some lessons for the future of the US president, a fellow conservative populist and coronavirus skeptic.
US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump announced early Friday that they had tested positive for the coronavirus, after playing down the pandemic for months. Trump joins other presidents and prime ministers in the small group of world leaders who have been infected. And French President Emmanuel Macron announced a new law combatting religious “separatism.”
The global death toll from the coronavirus has surged past 1 million, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo reiterates support for talks between Greece and Turkey, and President Donald Trump will take the debate stage with his Democratic challenger, former Vice President Joe Biden.
Late-stage studies of AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine candidate are on temporary hold while the company investigates whether a recipient's "potentially unexplained" illness is a side effect of the shot.
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