COVID-19: The Bigger Picture Hiding Behind the Virus

Agents outside our control with their own vested interests – politicians, the media, business – construct reality, much as a film-maker designs a movie, says Jonathan Cook.  By JonathanCook Jonathan-Cook.net Things often look the way they do because...

Germany Is Failing in its Efforts To Obtain Protective Gear

The German government failed to obtain enough protective masks for the country. That's one of the reasons Germany has so far refused to require its citizen's to wear them in public. But those facial...

Western countries should abandon silly mask prejudices

By Shi Tian Source:Global Times Some people don't wear face masks as they walk down a street in Flushing area of Queens on March 2 in New York City. Photo: AFP A group of researchers in...

Challenge only beginning as storms lie ahead: Global Times editorial

Source:Global Times People buy food in Wuhan, capital of central China's Hubei Province on Wednesday. Life in Wuhan is gradually back to normal as the coronavirus outbreak wanes. Photo: Xinhua The crisis triggered by COVID-19 outbreak...

After virus, how will Americans’ view of the world change?

As the outbreak worsens by the day, the United States, like other nations, is drawing quite literally inward. With little ability to plan and increasing numbers of Americans out of work, that’s a natural...

Armenia vexed by contested vote in Karabakh

The Armenian government needed a clean vote in Karabakh for both its domestic and international agendas. But that is not how it turned out. Joshua Kucera -  Eurasianet.org Arayik Harutyunyan votes in elections in Nagorno-Karabakh...

Why don’t we get rid of families and cash? Soros-funded progressive globalists using Covid-19...

Helen Buyniski is an American journalist and political commentator at RT. Follow her on Twitter @velocirapture23 Technocratic activists are full of solutions to the coronavirus crisis – the same panaceas they've been pushing for years. What problem...

Germany Must Abandon Its Rejection of Eurobonds

A DER SPIEGEL Editorial by Steffen Klusmann The German government's rejection of eurobonds is selfish, small-minded and cowardly. Existing mechanisms will not be enough to contain the crisis we are facing. We need to act now. Eurobonds,...

“Italy Is Expecting a Collective Response to This Pain”

In an interview, Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio calls for greater solidarity among Europeans and for the EU to come up with an aid package comparable to the one recently passed in the...

Europe Struggles to Find a Joint Approach to the Corona Catastrophe

Faced with a growing economic crisis, many European Union member states are clamoring for the introduction of so-called corona bonds. Just like it was in the euro crisis, though, Germany is opposed. In the...

COVID-19: ‘Some 70 Nations’ Now Back Call for Global Ceasefire

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said 70 nations now back his call for a global ceasefire to combat Covid-19, including nine countries in conflict. While US Uses Covid Cover to Put Military Pressure on Venezuela Consortium News Some...

‘Collateral Murder’ and the My Lai Massacre

Comparing the reaction to the evidence of two war crimes reveals how much the United States has changed in the past 50 years, writes Joe Lauria. By Joe Lauria Special to Consortium News To gauge the transformation in...

Living Scared: In Kabul’s Shi’ite Enclave, Hazara Fear A Taliban Return – Analysis

By RFE RL-By Frud Bezhan* (RFE/RL) — Ahmad Zia was sitting behind his wooden registration table when a suicide bombing ripped through Kabul’s Maiwand Wrestling Club, where scores of athletes were in the middle of a...

Xi leads national mourning for lives lost to COVID-19

Source:Xinhua Xi Jinping, Li Keqiang, Li Zhanshu, Wang Yang, Wang Huning, Zhao Leji, Han Zheng and Wang Qishan, as well as other Party and state leaders, stand in silence during the national mourning for martyrs...

COVID-19 And Slowing Down Of Global Economy – Analysis

By Dr. Rajkumar Singh- Eurasiareview.com The pandemic is giving the people an economic blow and around the world they are losing their jobs in large numbers. Large gatherings are cancelled and people undertake social distancing,...

Coronavirus: Iraqi women at risk as conservative families refuse treatment

Doctors receiving death threats from relatives who refuse to leave women alone in hospitals for fear of 'scandal'. A doctor checks an Iraqi woman's temperature for signs of coronavirus (AFP) By Suadad al-Salhy in Baghdad The medical team...

Global diplomacy under the gun in the time of coronavirus

By MATTHEW LEE and EDITH M. LEDERER -  Japan  Today WASHINGTON Entire countries are on lockdown, state visits canceled, travel curtailed, key meetings postponed or moved online. The coronavirus pandemic has dramatically altered international diplomacy. While the...

Coronavirus diary: Can Kyrgyzstan survive this?

The government is betraying signs of not knowing quite how to run a state of emergency – especially one instated to defend a population against an invisible virus. Nurjamal Djanibekova  - Eurasianet.org A checkpoint in...

‘America First’: Covid-19 exposes cracks in Trans-Atlantic solidarity as US snatches up France-bound masks

Nebojsa Malic is a Serbian-American journalist, blogger and translator, who wrote a regular column for Antiwar.com from 2000 to 2015, and is now senior writer at RT. Follow him on Twitter @NebojsaMalic Disturbing reports that US buyers have...

Why can’t even a pandemic lockdown stop Americans from being gunned down in mass...

By Nicholas Sheppard, journalist, opinion-editorialist, who has written for Politico, The Federalist, The Daily Beast, Huffington Post, and authored the novel Broken Play. In the US, the immediate impact of Covid-19 seems to be a sharp drop in...