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Coronavirus continues global spread; 'America loves India'; Israel strikes sites in Gaza and Syria

The novel coronavirus continues to spread as four countries in the Middle East announced their first cases and Italy is issuing lockdowns. US President Donald Trump is in India, where he and Prime Minister Narendra Modi are touting their close relationship. And in Chile, women are calling for political change with a traditional form of protest — embroidery.

Russia's cabinet resigns and it's all part of Putin's plan

On Jan. 15, Putin gave his annual state of the nation address and unveiled “serious changes to the political system.” In response to proposed constitutional amendments, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and his government resigned. But this move should not be seen as protest, argues Russia scholar Regina Smyth.

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Global Politics

The future of US-Russian relations

Both the United States and Russia are in the midst of presidential election campaigns, and The World's Jason Margolis looks at what a change of leadership in both countries could mean for US-Russian relations.

Conflict & Justice

Russia denies visa

Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks to Kenneth Roth, executive director of Human Rights Watch who says he's been denied a visa by Russian authorities, and he says it's an example of "harassment" of non-governmental groups by the government of Russia.

Global Politics

Understanding Putin-isms

What does outgoing president Vladimir Putin mean when he says that "A man should teach his own wife how to make cabbage soup"? Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with translator and interpreter Michele Berdy to find out

Global Politics

Geo answer

Today's Geo Quiz asks for the names of 3 countries who were among the first to pass laws making voting mandatory. The three countries we had in mind are Belgium, Argentina and Australia.