In the early 1960s, long before she was a Supreme Court justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg traveled to Sweden to research a book project with legal scholar Anders Bruzelius. Her time there shaped her views on equality and the law. Also, surgeon and author Dr. Atul Gawande says nations such as South Korea have implemented successful COVID-19 testing and safety procedures that the US could easily emulate. And, in a stunning climax to the Tour de France, a 22-year-old cyclist beat his older countryman and became the first Slovenian to win cycling's most prestigious race.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.