Russia and Saudi Arabia have started an oil price war by pushing down prices amid a growing coronavirus outbreak, spooking financial markets worldwide. And, there has been chaos at the border fence between Greece and Turkey, with migrants and refugees trying to cross into Greece as police and security forces respond with tear gas and water cannons. Also, a conservator cleaning a painting of David and Goliath discovered that the artwork, long attributed to a male Baroque painter, is actually the work of Artemisia Gentileschi.
Global markets are struggling to deal with the continued spread of COVID-19, and a cut to export oil prices adds another level of uncertainty. Meanwhile, northern Italy is on lockdown and schools have closed nationwide. Students rejoice, but parents worry. And, Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani's inauguration was disrupted by blasts Monday, and rival Abdullah Abdullah held his own swearing in ceremony. Also, the crisis at the Greece-Turkey border continues to unfold. The World is following it on the ground in Greece.
Faced with Europe's worst outbreak of the novel coronavirus, northern Italy is on lockdown following a governmental decree. The World speaks with Alessandro Vespignani, a researcher at Northeastern University, who models the spread of infectious diseases. He's been studying how China's early travel restrictions in Wuhan affected the spread of the virus worldwide.
The idea of women striking has existed for years in different parts of the world, but this year in Mexico, it’s taken on a new life with the horrific, back-to-back murders of a young woman and a 7-year-old girl.
In the border village of Kastanies, interactions with the Turkish neighbors are a fact of daily life. Relations are friendly. But the recent political standoff between Greece and Turkey has changed everything.
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