Falsehoods involving the pandemic are ricocheting around the globe with alarming speed. A new study from Cornell University finds President Donald Trump is the biggest offender of spreading misinformation. And, in the last decade, Danish energy company Ørsted did what few other energy utilities in the world have been able to do: They went from being almost entirely reliant on oil, gas and coal, to being the biggest producer of offshore wind in the world. Also, Ireland's Supreme Court has ruled that the bread used by the fast-food chain Subway contains too much sugar to legally qualify as bread.
The US, Russia and France are jointly demanding an immediate ceasefire and return to negotiations without delay in the breakaway Caucasus region of Nagorno-Karabakh. And, Cyprus is blocking EU economic on Belarus, demanding that Brussels also punish Turkey for its oil and gas exploration in the Eastern Mediterranean. Also, police in Hong Kong have arrested at least 60 people for protesting on China’s National Day.
With China flexing its muscles like never before, Donald Trump and Joe Biden try to convince voters that their policies will be better for trade, technology and human rights. They also promise to lessen US dependence on Beijing, a campaign pledge that may prove difficult to fulfill.
In the last 10 years, Ørsted, one of Denmark's largest energy companies, flipped its business model from a focus on fossil fuels to renewable energy. Their success is partly thanks to the country's progressive policies that paved the way for a boom in wind energy innovation.
Some health experts say a vaccine for the coronavirus may be available in the next year. However, ready acceptance of such a vaccine remains unknown. As part of our series of conversations about the pandemic, The World's Elana Gordon moderated a discussion with Dr. Howard Koh, a professor public health leadership at Harvard's T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the Kennedy School.
With Turkey backing Azerbaijan and the Armenians turning for help to Iran and Russia, the tinderbox in the South Caucasus could ignite into a larger conflagration. Simon Saradzhyan, director of the Russia Matters Project at the Harvard Kennedy School, explains why.
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