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A distracted nation

International | Foes challenge the United States on land and sea
by Mindy Belz
Posted 6/01/20, 02:33 pm

IRAN: China, Russia, North Korea, and Iran all in recent days carried out provocations, taking advantage of a preoccupied United States—where 100,000 people have died of the coronavirus and six days of protests over racial injustice have activated military and National Guard units in 21 states.

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Associated Press/Photo by Ajit Solanki

India’s complex reopening

International | The country attempts to restart its vast economy as COVID-19 cases continue to surge
by Mindy Belz
Posted 5/11/20, 05:04 pm

INDIA this week begins a complex process of reopening its vast economy across three zones based on COVID-19 levels, but factory owners and others worry not enough progress has been made as confirmed cases of the coronavirus surge. Plans to gradually restart passenger train service on Tuesday will be an early gauge.

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Associated Press/Photo by Kirsty O’Connor/PA

A blessing amid bad news in Britain

International | The coronavirus continues to affect lives and livelihoods around the world
by Mindy Belz
Posted 5/07/20, 04:52 pm

BRITAIN surpassed Italy on Tuesday in reporting the highest coronavirus death toll in Europe—now at nearly 30,700 fatalities. Look at the faces of the U.K. church singing a blessing over the country during this pandemic.

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