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Midwestern voters say they feared the virus, but some worried more about the economy.

When Americans voted in this presidential election, they made it clear that of all the crucial issues facing the country, the coronavirus pandemic towered over the rest. They remained diametrically opposed, however, on how the pandemic reflected on President Trump. In the Midwest — states that were battlegrounds in the presidential race and where the […]

WHO News

UNICEF and WHO call for emergency action to avert major measles and polio epidemics

UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO) today issued an urgent call to action to avert major measles and polio epidemics as COVID-19 continues to disrupt immunization services worldwide, leaving millions of vulnerable children at heightened risk of preventable childhood diseases.  The two organizations estimate that US$655 million (US$400 million for polio and US$255 million […]

World News Live

Why Did Ethiopia’s Leader Launch a War on the Tigray Region?

Ethiopia edged to the brink of civil war this week after Abiy Ahmed, its Nobel Peace Prize-winning prime minister, ordered a military offensive against the government of the country’s northern Tigray region. The military operation, which began on Wednesday and escalated on Thursday, came after Mr. Abiy accused the region’s ruling party of attacking a […]

Technology

Alibaba Beats Sales Forecasts On China E-commerce Growth

Alibaba Group beat third quarterly revenue estimates on Thursday, driven by e-commerce growth after China emerged from coronavirus lockdowns, and said it was assessing the suspension of its affiliate Ant Group’s listing. China’s surprise suspension of Ant Group’s planned $37 billion Shanghai initial public offering (IPO) was seen by some analysts and investors as an […]

Sports

Washington Huskies-California Golden Bears game canceled because of coronavirus case

Saturday’s football season opener between the California Golden Bears and Washington Huskies has been canceled after a Cal player tested positive for the coronavirus, the Pac-12 announced Thursday. “The Pac-12 has approved a request from Cal to cancel the Washington at Cal football game scheduled for November 7,” the Pac-12 said in a statement. “This […]