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Medical workers wearing protective gear take samples from a driver with suspected symptoms of coronavirus at a test facility in Goyang, north of Seoul, on Feb. 29.

Without Mass Testing, the Coronavirus Pandemic Will Keep Spreading

Countries such as South Korea that test thousands of people per day have slowed the outbreak. Other nations must adopt Seoul’s model before it’s too late.

Christine Lagard, the president of the European Central Bank, speaks in Frankfurt, Germany, on March 12.

Europe’s Central Bank, in About-Face, Swoops in to Save a Virus-Afflicted Continent

Only a week after implying she didn’t care about shielding more debt-troubled economies, the ECB's Lagarde reveals a 750 billion-euro fix. But the bitter trade war with U.S. resumes.

U.S. President Donald Trump, left, and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin

Trump’s Big Turnaround: Cash Payments Instead of a Payroll Tax Cut

Parsing the latest economic fixes to the economic devastation being caused by the coronavirus.

Wall Street and other markets plunged again

Another Big Market Collapse Heightens Fears of Global Recession

Fed fails to avert panic over coronavirus impact with no concrete U.S. fiscal stimulus in the offing and little government handle on the outbreak.

Hospital employees wearing a protection mask and gear work at a temporary emergency structure at the Brescia hospital, Lombardy, on March 13.

The EU Is Abandoning Italy in Its Hour of Need

In a shameful abdication of responsibility, fellow countries in the European Union have failed to give medical assistance and supplies to Italy during an outbreak. China is filling the void.

U.S. President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence discuss the administration’s coronavirus response

Trump and Other Leaders Grapple With Limited Economic Remedies for the Virus

With interest rates already at rock bottom and tax cuts too slow and unfocused, the U.S. president may find his best coronavirus response is a giant stimulus. But will he get one?

Anti-riot police officers wearing masks stand guard following a prison revolt at the Sant'Anna prison in Modena, Emilia-Romagna, in one of Italy's quarantine red zones on March 9.

Italy’s Politicians Are Making the Coronavirus Crisis Worse

Squabbling leaders, publicity-seeking scientists, and late containment efforts show that authoritarian regimes aren’t the only ones mismanaging public health crises.

Migrants in a detention center in Libya

Italy’s Failed Migration Fix Has Led to Chaos in Libya

Despite pushing policies that are politically naive and disastrous for human rights in North Africa, Italian politicians keep getting promoted in Brussels.

Supporters of the anti-Matteo Salvini "Sardine Movement," gather in Piazza San Giovanni in Latrerano on Dec.14, 2019 in Rome.

Italy’s Sardines Want to Stop Matteo Salvini. They Might End Up Strengthening Him.

By depicting the far-right League leader as a villain, a grassroots movement calling for civility in politics could help hand the leftist stronghold of Emilia-Romagna to the right.

Pope Francis eats lunch with guests on Nov. 17 in The Vatican, to mark the World Day of the Poor.

Pope Francis’s Heretical Pasta

Matteo Salvini and the Italian far-right have found a new target in their crusade to marginalize Muslims: pork-free tortellini.

Leoluca Orlandoconfers honorary citizenship on foreign students

Can Culture, Not Blood, Make You Italian?

A new generation of students raised and schooled in Italy are pushing to reform outdated citizenship laws that reward those with Italian bloodlines rather than people who have lived in the country all their lives.

(L-R) Leader of the Dutch Party for Freedom Geert Wilders, Belgian Vlaams Belang party member Gerolf Annemans, Italy's League party leader, Matteo Salvini, president of the French National Rally party, Marine Le Pen, and others at a rally of European nationalists ahead of European elections on May 18 in Milan.

How Europe’s Nationalists Became Internationalists

Many European far-right parties made their mark by railing against the EU. Now they are appealing to a pan-European identity to further their goal of a racially pure, white Christian continent.

Demonstrators hold posters of U.S. President Donald Trump depicted as Adolf Hitler during the Women's March in Barcelona on Jan. 21.

Don’t Call Donald Trump a Fascist

What it means to brand today’s right-wing leaders with the F-word—and why you probably shouldn’t.

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