05 May 2020

Coronavirus Sweeps Across Brazil, a Land Ill-Equipped to Fight It

In Brazil, the COVID-19 virus is devastating the population as the country remains ill-equipped for a pandemic. According to local reports from the city of Manaus, there have been extreme wait times for ambulances as well as a lack of medical equipment and burial arrangements. While COVID-19 has previously impacted

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05 May 2020

Coronavirus: US to borrow record $3tn as spending soars

The US has stated that it plans to borrow a record $3 trillion in the second quarter of 2020 to combat the risks presented by COVID-19. Coronavirus-related rescue packages have blown up the federal spending budget as the country tries to aid businesses struggling financially due to lockdown closures. The

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05 May 2020

The Army Wants a Wearable COVID-19 Detector

The Army released a request for project proposals on Monday that seeks wearable technology that has the capability to detect COVID-19 infections in the early stages. The Army is aiming to fast-track the development of the wearable detection technology to predict information and alert the individual wearing the gear. The

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04 May 2020

DHS report: China hid virus’ severity to hoard supplies

A recent report from the Department of Homeland Security claims that US officials believe China was not transparent about the extent of the COVID-19 outbreak in order to stock up on the necessary medical supplies without pressure from other countries. According to the document, China downplayed the severity of the

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04 May 2020

Kim Jong Un Returns, and North Korean Instability Fears Fade Away

Despite rumors that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was in bad health, or potentially dead, he re-emerged in public after weeks of speculation. Mr. Kim avoided a complicated diplomatic and military problem between China, the US, and South Korea during a difficult and unprecedented time. The North Korean state

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04 May 2020

Russia adds record 10,000 coronavirus cases in dramatic turnaround as Putin’s problems stack up

On Sunday, Russia reported over 10,000 new COVID-19 cases, representing its fourth record single-day increase in a row. Russia now has a total number of 134,687 COVID-19 cases, placing it seventh on the list of countries with the most infections. Russia has experienced over 1,000 deaths due to the virus,

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01 May 2020

Protesters in Lebanon Demand Economic Relief as Coronavirus Lockdown Eases

This week, Lebanon began to reopen businesses and return to normal life after a pandemic lockdown, however, protestors have taken to the streets to demand economic relief from the country’s deteriorating economy. This is the first sign of a violent backlash following the weeks Lebanon spent under lockdown. On Tuesday,

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01 May 2020

Watchdog group says US not releasing data on Taliban attacks

According to an American watchdog, the US mission in Afghanistan has, for the first time, refused to publicly disclose data on insurgent attacks during the implementation of a peace agreement between the US and the Taliban. The Trump administration wishes for the deal to be seen as successful so President

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01 May 2020

Germany opens landmark trial of Syrian regime officers accused of crimes against humanity

Yesterday, Germany began a landmark trial of Colonel Anwar Raslan, a former high ranking Syrian regime officer who is on trial for overseeing the torture of thousands of prisoners. Raslan worked for Syrian intelligence services before defecting in 2012, a year before the beginning of the Syrian civil war. Raslan

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30 Apr 2020

Russia’s Aging Infrastructure Threatens Oil Output Pact

Experts warn that Russia’s compliance with an oil production deal with Saudi Arabia and the US could be threatened by the country’s outdated infrastructure and other complications, such as winding down a broad network of wells across its massive landmass. In early April, the three countries agreed to head a

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