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United States

Surveillance Tech Eyes COVID-19 And Black Lives Matter

PARIS — It's been a tumultuous few months for so-called "surveillance tech." Most recently, following pushback from Black Lives Matter activists, Amazon has suspended police use of its ...

Russia

Coronavirus: Young People Are Not Immune

Older people are at greater risk but more cases of young, healthy people getting critically ill a...

Mexico

Coronavirus — Global Brief: My Apartment Gets Smaller As The Virus Gets Closer

The insidious path of COVID-19 across the planet is a blunt reminder of how small the world has become. For the coming weeks, Worldcrunch will be delivering daily updates on this crisis from the ...

Russia

End Of Perestroika? Russia's Media Reacts To Putin's ‘Reset'

MOSCOW — After months of speculation, it appears that Vladimir Putin has finally settled on a strategy that will allow him to retain power beyond 2024. Ever since he announced plans to make a ...

Sweden

When Afghan Refugee Weavers Meet Swedish Designers

For Afghan asylum seekers arriving in cold Sweden, the transition isn't always simple — but a...

Pakistan

Wagah The Dog? The Daily Paradox Of Pakistani-Indian Border Ritual

WAGAH — Here at the India-Pakistan border, thousands of men, women and children have gathered to watch a stunning ritual: On either side of the border, military march back and forth, as music ...

Afghanistan

Afghanistan's Female Poets Secretly Share Forbidden Words

Safe from the disapproving eyes of their families, women writers gather secretly in Jalalabad to ...

Indonesia

When Suharto Came Knocking, Revisiting Indonesia's Darkest Day

Sept. 30, 1965, is a night that changed Indonesia forever. The events of that night led to Indonesia's first president, Sukarno, being ousted from office, as military General Suharto assumed ...