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Anti-China sentiment on the rise; Italy slowly emerging from lockdown; Pandemic exposes the 'violence of social inequality'

The Trump administration is continuing to ramp up its combative language on China and the coronavirus pandemic. An internal report in China suggests global anti-China sentiment is at its highest since the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown. Also, Italy, one of the hardest hit countries by COVID-19, has begun lifting lockdown restrictions. And, Long Distance Art, an international, multidisciplinary collaborative art series that grew out of the The Social Distancing Festival, has launched.

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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.

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Discussion: What's next in the effort to fight the coronavirus outbreak?

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One month after the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic, how close are we to flattening the curve and end the virus’s spread? As part of a series of conversations taking questions right to the experts, The World's Elana Gordon moderated a discussion with epidemiologist Caroline Buckee, who will assessed the response to COVID-19 and our current understanding of the virus, vaccines and treatments.

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Coronavirus restrictions start to loosen in Europe; Oil-producing nations agree to 10% cut in output; Trump's coronavirus promises largely unfulfilled

Spain is starting to loosen some restrictions, as there are signs things are starting to improve in the fight against the novel coronavirus. Also, oil-producing nations will cut production by nearly 10%. And a month after the US declared a state of emergency, many of the president's promises to address the pandemic remain unfulfilled. And faith leaders have been confronted with many challenges to tradition in the time of the coronavirus.

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WHO head pushes back on Trump; OPEC standoff with Russia; COVID-19 causing economic crisis

The director general of the WHO is calling for unity and an end to the "politicization" of the coronavirus crisis, pushing back on US President Donald Trump's criticism of the organization. Also, eyes are on OPEC talks today and whether Russia and Saudi Arabia will agree to production cuts as crude prices have crashed to an 18-year low. And in Italy, some overworked doctors are getting a little help from Tommy, a robot nurse.

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Geo answer

Today's geo quiz answer is Verona, in northeastern Italy. Anchor Lisa Mullins tells us about a village near Verona that is rumored to be a possible honeymoon destination for French President Nicolas Sarkozy.

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Global Hit - Saba

Next week a new CD will come out by an Italy-based singer named Saba. Saba taps into the music of the horn of Africa. But as The World's Marco Werman explains, one geographic location doesn't fully reflect Saba's own story.

Italy's political limbo

The World's Gerry Hadden reports on Italy's political crisis as yesterday the country's center-left coalition government fell, after a raucous and -- some say -- undignified -- debate in the Italian parliament.