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Signs of hope in Spain and Italy; Stemming the economic impact of COVID-19; South Korea flattened the curve. What happens next?

US officials warn of "our Pearl Harbor moment" as the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the US nears 340,000. Europe and South Korea may be showing signs of hope. And, how are countries dealing with the economic impact of COVID-19 on their societies and banking systems? Also, the pandemic has changed the way people and products are moving around the world. Some hope that lessons learned can help in the fight against climate change.

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Coronavirus cases pass 1 million; poor communities left vulnerable; love in the time of corona

Global cases of the novel coronavirus have surged past 1 million. In the US, economists predict 30 million people could be out of work by the end of April. Poor communities in Kenya feel particularly vulnerable as the coronavirus spreads and the government enforces brutal crackdown measures. And love in the time of coronavirus: From video-chat first dates to impromptu cohabitation, love will find a way.

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German researchers work toward 'immunity passports'; Families in limbo as refugee resettlement is suspended due to COVID-19

As confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus pass 800,000, German researchers are working to track who is immune to the virus and how that could get some people back to work. Also, refugee resettlement has been suspended due to the pandemic, leaving many in limbo. And, are international calls to lay down arms being heard? Coachella and Glastonbury are canceled, but one arts festival is embracing the opportunity to connect across the globe — via the internet.

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Spain reports more deaths than China; Zimbabwe doctors strike; India's 1.3 billion people head into lockdown

Spain reports the world's second-highest number of deaths due to the novel coronavirus after Italy, as India locks down 1.3 billion people and Zimabwean doctors issue desperate calls for basic medical equipment. The US Senate is likely to vote on a $2 trillion economic stimulus package after days of intense negotiations. And while this summer's Tokyo Olympic Games have been postponed, one Mexican American breakdancer hopes to go for gold in Paris in 2024.

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The World - Episode 20071106 - Spain presses for release of air crew

The World's Gerry Hadden reports that Spain is pressing for the release of three Spanish citizens held in Chad. The three are members of the airplane crew hired by the humanitarian group Zoe's Ark to fly children out of the African country. The Spaniards and their Belgian captain are being held on charges of being accessories to an attempted kidnapping of the kids.

The World - Episode 20071115 - Spain's spat with Venezuela

Spain's King Juan Carlos and Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez made headlines last week when the Spanish King told Chavez to "shut up" at a leadership summit. Actually he used a few more words than that, and as The World's Clark Boyd reports, those words have taken on a life of their own in cyberspace.

The World - Episode 20071116 - Spain's far-right

The World's Gerry Hadden reports from Spain on tensions between the government there and extreme right-wing groups. Spanish authorities are bracing for a spate of demonstrations by the extreme right on November 20th. The events are timed to coincide with the anniversary of of the death of long-time fascist dictator Francisco Franco.

Geo answer

Today's geo answer is the Ebro River in Spain. It's the site of one of the last battles of the Spanish Civil War. Many Americans fought in the Spanish Civil War...and their stories are chronicled by a group called the Lincoln Brigade Archives. Anchor Marco Werman finds out more from the group's chairman, Peter Carroll.

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Spain struggles with drought

The World's Gerry Hadden reports that Spain is struggling to cope with a severe drought, and the problem has led to water shortages, and in the Mediterranean port city of Barcelona, to a plan to bring in drinking water via tanker ships.