Full episode - November 06, 2020
President Donald Trump is shown wearing a blue suit and stripped tie while turning and walking away from a podium.
Although the results of the US presidential election are not official yet, all indicators point to a victory for Democratic candidate Joe Biden. But the transfer of presidential power looks like it will be difficult. And, with coronavirus infections surging at record levels in the US and Europe, many nations are imposing new restrictions. Reporter Elana Gordon looks at the pros and cons of the different lockdown approaches. Also, if you’re in the United States, have you received your Emotional Support Canadian? According to a viral tweet, don’t worry, one will be assigned to you shortly.
Full story - November 06, 2020
Sarah McBride, then a candidate for Delaware state senate, speaks during an event that announced her endorsement by the Human Rights Campaign in Wilmington, Delaware, Aug. 25, 2019.
About a dozen LGBTQ candidates were elected to office across the US this week. LGBTQ politicians in other countries say these are victories for the entire world.
Full story - November 06, 2020
General view of the mink farm of Henrik Nordgaard Hansen and Ann-Mona Kulsoe Larsen near Naestved, Denmark, Nov. 6, 2020.
Some health experts question the move, while mink farmers worry about their livelihoods. 
Full story - November 06, 2020
A man cast his ballot during the early voting ahead of the Nov. 8 general election, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) spread in Yangon, Myanmar, Oct. 30, 2020.
On Sunday, Nov. 8, Myanmar will hold its second major election since the end of totalitarian rule. Thant Myint-U, a Burmese author and historian, speaks to The World's Southeast Asia correspondent, Patrick Winn, about its implications.
Full story - November 06, 2020
US President Donald Trump walks away after speaking at the White House, Nov. 5, 2020.
Joe Biden, the former vice president and current Democratic presidential candidate, has narrowly eclipsed Republican President Donald Trump in vote counting for the closely contested states of Georgia and Pennsylvania. The number of daily new COVID-19 infections in the US hit a record high of more than 120,000 positive tests. And, voters in Myanmar prepared to cast their ballots Sunday.
Full episode - November 05, 2020
An electonic billboard is shown with information about the Arizona vote as vehicles pass by.
The election this week saw a continuation of a national trend that began in the 2018 midterms — an unprecedented wave of first- and second-generation Americans running for office. And, for decades, the United States has taken the lead on efforts to contain outbreaks around the globe, from polio to influenza. Now, amid the pandemic, the US election illuminates, even more, a nation divided on science and public health. Also, the earworm “Baby Shark” was posted to YouTube five years ago by the South Korean educational company Pinkfong. This week, it became the most-watched YouTube video ever.
Full story - November 05, 2020
Three candidates
Immigrants and children of immigrants won key positions across the country in the 2020 elections, and they even helped flip whole states.
Full story - November 05, 2020
Trump supporters at right argue with a counterprotester at left as they protest election results outside the central counting board at the TCF Center in Detroit, Michigan, Nov. 5, 2020.
The International Crisis Group analyzes and tries to prevent conflicts across the globe, from Lebanon to Ethiopia to Myanmar, and now, the United States, for the first time in the organization's 25-year history.
Full story - November 05, 2020
In this photo from July 28, 2019, a woman from Nicaragua embraces a man from Africa under the patio floodlights at El Buen Pastor shelter for migrants in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico.
For those stranded, the stakes of the US presidential contest could not be higher. But policy reforms are likely to take months, at the earliest.
Full story - November 05, 2020
In this file photo, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director general of World Health Organization (WHO) speaks at the virtual 73rd World Health Assembly (WHA) to address the coronavirus, in Geneva, Switzerland, May 18, 2020.
With the number of COVID-19 cases surging across the US, Europe and elsewhere, global public health officials are struggling to cope with the virus at hand and the political sideshows that often hamstring their efforts.

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