US-China tensions have added stress to binational Chinese American couples who say current politics have impacted their plans — and perspectives. Most try to compromise and wish their countries could figure out how to do that, too.
The pandemic has been difficult for many health care workers on the front lines, but immigrant doctors on temporary visas are especially vulnerable in light of the precariousness of their status in the country.
Annual addresses by world leaders at the United Nations General Assembly kick off Tuesday, China has significantly expanded its mass labor program in the Tibet region, and almost 100 whales have died off the coast of Tasmania.
While some advanced economies in Europe and the Americas are struggling mightily with COVID-19, a few notable industrialized societies that could provide a roadmap for the US to improve its capacity to manage the pandemic, says Dr. Atul Gawande.
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.
The Trump administration will ban WeChat and video-sharing app TikTok from US app stores starting Sunday night, a move that will block Americans from downloading the Chinese-owned platforms over concerns they pose a national security threat.
Small businesses often have trouble accessing capital as they start out. And during the coronavirus, it's been particularly difficult to access financial aid, such as the US government's Paycheck Protection Program.
The World's Gerry Hadden reports on the slow and muddled European reaction to the anti-government protests in Egypt. Like the US, many European countries are caught between supporting an old ally and calling for an orderly democratic transition in Egypt
David Sanger, chief Washington correspondent for The New York Times says that President Obama has a knows he cannot "be seen deposing foreign leaders" even while some are asking for him to take a stronger role in Egypt.
A massive winter storm slammed huge swaths of the country this week with snow and freezing rain. And the worst may be yet to come. Stephen Fybish, a weather historian, says he predicted this would be a rough winter back in 2003.
Here to talk about this year's unusual Groundhog Day is Lee Haus, the Haaptmann (or president) of the Grastoddy Lodge. Bruce Sullivan, senior meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Camp Springs, Md. has an update on the weather.