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Beyond human toll, coronavirus could shake up global politics

Beyond human toll, coronavirus could shake up global politics

Thousands of people have died, the US response has infuriated European allies, and China has gone on a propaganda offensive. The new coronavirus is shaping up to be a cataclysmic event with far-reaching consequences in global politics.The COVID-19 pandemic, wh

Memory politics haunt Berlinale after scandal over Nazi past

Memory politics haunt Berlinale after scandal over Nazi past

As the Berlinale reels from revelations that its founding director Alfred Bauer was a high-ranking Nazi, the issue of memory politics looms large over the film festival's 70th anniversary.Preparations for Europe's first major film festival of the year were o

Ethiopia's Abiy faces outcry over crackdown on rebels

Ethiopia's Abiy faces outcry over crackdown on rebels

Desta Garuma, a 27-year-old rickshaw driver, never showed much interest in politics, so his family has no idea how soldiers concluded he was involved in a rebel movement active in Ethiopia's Oromia region.But one day in January, five truckloads of soldiers fo

A Jewish president? Sanders, Bloomberg vie to bust US barrier

A Jewish president? Sanders, Bloomberg vie to bust US barrier

White House hopefuls Bernie Sanders and Michael Bloomberg could hardly be more different in their politics, but in one striking way they share a similarity marking a milestone in US presidential campaigning: both men are Jewish.Should Senator Sanders, the prog

Slovakia votes in election haunted by journalist's murder

Slovakia votes in election haunted by journalist's murder

Slovakia's populist coalition faces a fight for survival in a general election on Saturday, overshadowed by the 2018 gangland-style murder of a journalist that has upended politics in the eurozone country plagued by graft.Allegedly contracted by a businessman