For Vladimir Putin, coronavirus offers a diplomatic opening and outsized PR dividends

Russian President Vladimir Putin knows how to make a very small investment for an outsized public-relations gain, and the Covid-19 pandemic has been no exception. On Wednesday, a...

Iceland lab’s testing suggests 50% of coronavirus cases have no symptoms

There's a lot about Iceland that other countries could envy: Its spectacular natural surroundings, its place among the world's happiest countries, and, now, its large-scale...

Vatican City is protecting the Pope from coronavirus, but keeping employees at work

On Monday, the Vatican press office issued an official photo of Pope Francis and Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte ahead of a private audience in which...

Born in 1908, this British pensioner is officially the world’s oldest man

A British pensioner has just been the crowned the world's oldest man after he celebrated his 112th birthday. Born on March 29, 1908, Robert Weighton has officially...

Portugal gives migrants and asylum-seekers full citizenship rights during coronavirus outbreak

Portugal has temporarily given all migrants and asylum seekers full citizenship rights, granting them full access to the country's healthcare as the outbreak of the novel coronavirus escalates...

Fresh out of medical school, young Italian doctors are being fast-tracked to the coronavirus...

Medical student Chiara Bonini, 26, had barely finished her final exam, before the young doctor was headed for the front line of Italy's coronavirus pandemic. "I...

How Russia is using authoritarian tech to curb coronavirus

Russia under President Vladimir Putin has pioneered authoritarian tech: Last year, the Kremlin leader approved measures that would enable the creation of a "sovereign" Russian internet, able...

How Spain became a hotspot for coronavirus

Unseasonably warm weather, Champions League football and other major events, homes on the beach and the café culture: just a few of the factors...

Italy’s coronavirus death toll passes 10,000. Many are asking why the fatality rate is...

When Milan resident Antonia Mortensen was pulled over by police while driving recently, it wasn't for a traffic offense. It was to instruct her...

Italy records highest daily jump in coronavirus deaths

The number of people who have died of novel coronavirus in Italy has risen by 969 in the past day, the biggest daily jump since the...

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