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The Coronavirus Is Delaying Elections Worldwide

Dozens of countries are opting to postpone elections for the sake of public health.

An attending physician listens to the breathing of a patient who is recovering from COVID-19 at HMC Westeinde Hospital in The Hague, Netherlands, on April 4.

Coronavirus Disproportionately Affects Health Workers. Here Are the Countries Most at Risk.

COVID-19 has strained medical systems worldwide, but some countries already lacked capacity long before the pandemic struck.

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The Tourism Industry Is in Trouble. These Countries Will Suffer the Most.

Many island nations rely on foreign tourists, but the world’s major economies will also see drastic declines in spending as the coronavirus shuts down travel.

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Coronavirus in the Corridors of Power

Which politicians and senior officials have the coronavirus?

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Mapping the Coronavirus Outbreak

Get daily updates on the epidemic and learn how it is affecting countries around the world.

A pumpjack sits on the outskirts of town at dawn in the Permian Basin oil field on Jan. 21, 2016 in the oil town of Midland, Texas.

Record U.S. Oil Production Is Keeping Crude Prices From Spiking

A shale oil boom has created slack in the global supply chain.

Arg'e Bam, the pre-Islamic desert citadel that was the largest adobe monument in the world made of non-baked clay bricks, is seen on the 10th anniversary of the earthquake in the city of Bam, a thousand kilometers (600 miles) southeast of Tehran, on December 18, 2013.

Iran and the United States Have the Same Number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Trump’s claim that he would target Iranian cultural sites marks a sharp contrast with a decades-old U.S. initiative that helped protect historical landmarks around the world.

A fishbone lies on a dry part of the bed of the River Loire in western France on July 24, 2019, as drought conditions prevail over much of western Europe.

5 Charts That Help Explain the State of the Environment in 2019

The world is not doing nearly enough to fight climate change, but politicians are finally starting to pay attention.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson campaigns in England's northwest on Dec. 7.

For Boris Johnson to Become Prime Minister Again, He (Probably) Has to Win His Seat First

The Conservative Party leader’s hold over his Uxbridge and South Ruislip seat represents the narrowest constituency majority for any prime minister in more than five decades.

US President Donald Trump speaks during his meeting with Nato Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at Winfield House, London on Dec. 3, 2019.

NATO Defense Funds Have Been Building for Years, but Trump Wants the Credit

Renewed defense spending by European states is in part a response to Russian aggression.

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New Data Shows Slowdown in Growth of International Students in the U.S.

The lowest growth rate in a decade could impact the bottom line for some universities.

An employee takes notes as he inspects fully assembled Honda Activa scooters at a factory on the outskirts of Bangalore on Aug. 2, 2017.

The Next Big Trend in Shareable Scooters: Sit-Down Bikes

Bengaluru is the city with the most shareable mopeds, while Madrid comes second.

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Which Democratic Candidates Are National Security Employees Opening Their Wallets for?

Data shows that members of the State Department and the military are investing in candidates who are not currently topping national polls.

U.S. President Donald Trump’s former national security advisors Michael Flynn, H.R. McMaster, and John Bolton.

Bolton Only Made It 520 Days as National Security Advisor

This chart shows how that compares to the last 30 years of U.S. presidential security aides.

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