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.
Greek authorities have moved almost all of the 12,000 displaced migrants and refugees on Lesbos island into a new camp after the Moria camp where they were living was destroyed by fire.
Italian populists—skeptical of the value of EU membership—drove Italy to become the first G7 country to join China’s Belt and Road Initiative. Then the pandemic brought generous EU aid, leaving Italy to reassess who its real friends are and how best to help its economy.
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.
Over 7 million acres of the Pantanal has gone up in smoke — roughly 50% more than all of the land that has burned so far along the entire US West Coast.
In the early 1960s, Ginsburg traveled to Sweden, and learned Swedish, to work on a law project with a Swedish scholar, Anders Bruzelius. Her observations of Swedish society opened up her eyes to the possibilities for women's equality in the United States.
With fall underway, millions of students and teachers in the United States are adjusting to the new normal of remote learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. For college students, living on campus has also brought new challenges. As part of our regular series of conversations on the pandemic, The World's global health reporter Elana Gordon moderated a discussion with healthy buildings expert Joseph Allen.
In October, the Royal Festival Hall will feature 21 classical composers of color in its first season since the country's first lockdown this spring.
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.