London (CNN)The director-general of the World Health Organization has condemned a "lack of leadership" in fighting the coronavirus pandemic and made an emotional plea for global unity, as cases soar in multiple countries and the world struggles to contain the devastating virus more than six months after it was first identified. … [Read more...] about WHO chief blasts ‘lack of leadership’ and calls for global unity as coronavirus cases mount worldwide
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The Trump administration has accused China of stealing US technology, an issue central to the damaging trade war that has colored the relationship between the two since 2018. Chinese officials have repeatedly denied such allegations and argued that any tech secrets handed over were part of deals that had been mutually agreed upon. The United States has also imposed sanctions on prominent Chinese tech firms and taken steps to limit Beijing's access to America's vast capital markets. … [Read more...] about A new world war over technology
The move adds to the trillions of dollars in stimulus already pledged by central banks around the world as policymakers take unprecedented steps to tackle the global recession, falling inflation and extreme unemployment stemming from the pandemic. The Bank of England's purchases of government bonds are helping the UK government to finance recovery efforts as it borrows record amounts. … [Read more...] about Bank of England unleashes more stimulus as UK economy sinks
Aside from the Taliban, several of the perpetrator groups that increased terrorist violence in 2019 included Houthi extremists in Yemen (55 percent increase in attacks; 11 percent increase in total deaths; 54 percent increase in victim deaths), Boko Haram (43 percent increase in attacks; 47 percent increase in total deaths; 37 percent increase in victim deaths); and the Communist Party of Nepal – Maoist – Chand (148 percent increase in total attacks; seven people were killed in 2019 including one perpetrator, up from zero in 2018. … [Read more...] about Taliban, despite ‘peace’ talks, led the world by far in 2019 terrorist attacks, study finds
Sullivan also documents the ways people are responding. An Arkansas publisher is giving readers iPads to push them to digital; one in Texas is counterintuitively doubling down on print; a Michigan woman has created a "brigade" of citizen-reporters to dig into local issues for a nonprofit news site. In Youngstown, the investigative site ProPublica has sent a reporter to the region as part of its local reporting network, while the McClatchy Co., with start-up help from Google, has launched a news site there called Mahoning Matters as part of a project to explore new business models. … [Read more...] about Book World: Local news is collapsing, with dire consequences. Can anything save it?