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Global banks allowed dubious money transfers; Belarus opposition presses EU; China releases air attack video

Global banks are back in the spotlight for their role in facilitating corruption, fraud and money laundering. The primary opposition leader from Belarus pressed the European Union to enact sanctions on officials in Minsk. And a simulated attack video released on Weibo by the Chinese air force appeared to show nuclear-capable, long-range H-6 bombers launching a missile at a US base.

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Wuhan leaves coronavirus lockdown; Taiwan's success overshadowed by politics; ultra-Orthodox customs challenged

Residents of Wuhan, China, are allowed to leave the city after 11 weeks under lockdown. But in the US, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases dwarfs those from the next three hardest-hit countries. Taiwan's success in fighting the coronavirus is overshadowed by the One China policy, while in South Africa, the government response highlights deep inequalities. And in Israel, coronavirus restrictions contradict many ultra-Orthodox customs. And, why this teen wanted her quinceañera to double as a voter registration site.

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Weapons to Taiwan

Caitlin Harrington, a reporter for Jane's Defense Weekly, talks about the Defense Department accidentally sending parts for an intercontinental ballistic missile to Taiwan.

Conflict & Justice

Weapons to Taiwan

Caitlin Harrington, a reporter for Jane's Defense Weekly, talks about the Defense Department accidentally sending parts for an intercontinental ballistic missile to Taiwan.

The end of the plastic bag?

The plastic shopping bag is a major shopping convenience, but it's also a major environmental blight, and some countries, like Australia and China, plan to phase out the use of the bags completely

Global Politics

China looms over Taiwan vote

The World's Mary Kay Magistad has the latest on the run-up to tomorrow's presidential election in Taiwan, where concerns about relations with China loom large as Taiwanese voters prepare to go to the polls.

Global Politics

Tibet dilemma for Taiwan

The World's Mary Kay Magistad reports that the Chinese crackdown on Tibet -- and calls for an Olympic boycott over China's human rights record -- pose a dilemma for Taiwan's president-elect: that is, get closer to China

Global Politics

Taiwan's view of US election

The World's Mary Kay Magistad reports on how people in Taiwan view the U.S. presidential election, as many Taiwanese base their judgment on the current candidates on how past Republican or Democratic presidents have dealt with Taiwan.

Environment

Taiwanese butterfly migration

Caroline Gluck reports that authorities in Taiwan have stepped up efforts to protect millions of Purple Crow butterflies as they make their annual migration from southern to northern Taiwan.