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Spain’s COVID Resurgence: The Difficult Fight against the Second Wave

The Spanish government imposed a tough coronavirus lockdown in the spring, but now, new infections are rising faster than anywhere else in the EU. The economy is facing potential collapse even as new lockdown measures go into effect.

The Tesla Factory Near Berlin: Elon Musk Shows the Germans How to Move Quickly

Tesla is racing ahead with construction of its new factory just outside of Berlin. All that's left for German carmakers is to watch and learn.

Harvard Philosopher Michael Sandel on the Trump Phenomenon

Critics of U.S. President Donald Trump claim he has brought ruin to the United States. For Harvard philosopher Michael Sandel, that charge is too easy. He argues that liberal hubris has also played a significant role in the decay of American society.

Europe's Refugee Disaster: Merkel Losing Her Patience with Lack of EU Solidarity

The German government feels it has been left in the lurch by most of its EU partners on asylum policy. Even refugee hardliner Horst Seehofer, Germany's interior minister, has some choice words for Austria.

German Health Expert on Second Wave of COVID-19: More Deaths in 6 To 8 Weeks

German politician Karl Lauterbach, a member of parliament and one of the country’s leading voices on the coronavirus, warns in an interview that cases of COVID-19 are about to increase dramatically in Germany. Politicians, he says, will need to tighten the reins again.

Bill Gates on COVID-19: "It's Mind-Blowing That We're Not Further Along!"

He has invested vast sums of money in the search for a coronavirus vaccine, but is also a favorite target of conspiracy theorists. In an interview, Bill Gates discusses the progress toward a vaccine and what the U.S. has done wrong in the coronavirus pandemic.

Interview with Bill Gates on COVID-19: "It's Mind-Blowing That We're Not Further Along!"

He has invested vast sums of money in the search for a coronavirus vaccine, but is also a favorite target of conspiracy theorists. In an interview, Bill Gates discusses the progress toward a vaccine and what the U.S. has done wrong in the coronavirus pandemic.

German Zoo Fire in Krefeld: The Life and Death of Massa the Gorilla

When Massa the gorilla died at age 49 in a tragic fire earlier this year at the zoo in Krefeld, Germany, he was one of the oldest gorillas in Europe. His offspring live in zoos across the continent.

German Zoo Fire: The Life and Death of Massa the Gorilla

When Massa the gorilla died at age 49 in a tragic fire earlier this year at the zoo in Krefeld, Germany, he was one of the oldest gorillas in Europe. His offspring live in zoos across the continent.

Racism and Corona: An Uphill Battle for Italy's Beach Vendors

Beach vendors in Italy have been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic. The country has seen a massive drop in tourism and the poor state of the economy has exacerbated xenophobia.

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