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Trump’s election loss may have been a blow to populists around the world. But don’t count them out just yet

His election loss naturally dealt a blow to populist leaders, particularly those who share Trump’s autocratic streak. Many had used the President’s anti-migration, xenophobic, sexist and anti-LGBTQ policies and rhetoric to justify their own. That cover has now gone. But that doesn’t necessarily mean the populist wave has crested — not in the United States, […]


WHO says 2 million coronavirus deaths is ‘not impossible’ as world approaches 1 million

Executive Director of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) emergencies program Mike Ryan speaks at a news conference on the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in Geneva, Switzerland. Denis Balibouse | Reuters As the global death toll from the coronavirus approaches 1 million people, it’s “not impossible” to consider that number doubling if countries don’t uniformly work to […]

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Taiwan led the world in closing down for Covid, now it wants to do the same with opening back up

On the streets of the island’s capital, Taipei, pedestrians appear more concerned with staying out of the hot midday sun than maintaining any semblance of social distancing. Large lines stretch along the sidewalks, as people cram into popular lunchtime eateries. And in nearby parks, large groups of young people exercise and practice dance routines. In […]