The European Union Is on the Brink of Historic Change

The Commission’s $825 billion rescue fund would break many taboos, possibly paving the way for EU taxes and an EU treasury. A radical transformation.  –Photographer: Vanden Wijngaert/Bloomberg The European Union has a habit of disappointing when trying to design a joint … Read More

Border Report: ‘Tijuana Is Facing a Different Kind of Crisis’

Two detention officers are suing the Otay Mesa Detention Center, the U.S. government is lobbying to reopen Mexican factories and more in our biweekly roundup of border news. Health care workers with Family Health Centers of San Diego stand ready … Read More

Thousands of asylum seekers face eviction in Greece sparking fears over homelessness

Migrant boys play with a ball outside a hotel in Kranidi town about 170 kilometers (106 miles) southwest of Athens, Tuesday, April 21, 2020   –   AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis Thousands of asylum seekers in Greece face the prospect of being left homeless … Read More

George Floyd death: World alarmed by violence in US; thousands march in London

Thousands gathered in central London on Sunday to offer support for American demonstrators. Chanting “No justice! No peace!” and waving placards with the words “How many more?” at Trafalgar Square, the protesters ignored the UK government rules banning crowds because of … Read More

Russia Coronavirus Cases Surge Past 400K as Infections Increase Again

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Russia is now the third most-affected country in terms of infections.         Kirill Zykov / Moskva News Agency Russia confirmed 9,268 new coronavirus infections Sunday, bringing the country’s official number of cases to 405,843. One hundred and thirty-eight people have … Read More

Supreme Court rejects challenge to limits on church services; Roberts sides with liberals

WASHINGTON — A divided Supreme Court on Friday rejected an emergency appeal by a California church that challenged state limits on attendance at worship services that have been imposed to contain the spread of the coronavirus. Over the dissent of the four more conservative justices, … Read More

Trump says terminating U.S. relationship with World Health Organization over virus

WASHINGTON/UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said he is terminating the U.S. relationship with the World Health Organization over its handling of the coronavirus, saying the WHO had essentially become a puppet organization of China. Appearing … Read More

Concerns over social-distancing as floods affect 300,000 in Assam

Two dead so far, around 20,000 in relief camps. After approximately 300,000 were affected by pre-monsoon floods in 11 districts across Assam, concerns have emerged over the adherence to social-distancing norms to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus disease … Read More

An $826 Billion Battle is Brewing in Europe

(Bloomberg Opinion) — The European Union’s pandemic recovery plan has all the hallmarks of a historic leap in the dark for the 27-member bloc. It aims to unleash as much as 750 billion euros ($826 billion) of fiscal stimulus, fueled by joint borrowing on … Read More

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