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What you need to know about coronavirus on Sunday, May 31

The coronavirus pandemic could have offered a moment of glory for populist leaders. This is a period of heightened fear and anxiety, emotions that typically allow populism to thrive. But as Angela Dewan writes, the virus is immune to their playbooks. The United States, Brazil and Russia have the world’s highest number of coronavirus cases…MORE

Trump, Putin and Bolsonaro find their populist playbooks are no match for coronavirus

The coronavirus pandemic could have been a moment of glory for the world’s populist leaders. This is a period of heightened fear and anxiety — emotions that typically allow them to thrive. Instead, some populists are finding themselves powerless against the outbreaks ravaging their countries. The US, Brazil and Russia now have the highest number…MORE

What you need to know about coronavirus on Saturday, May 30

Anger and pain are stronger than fear. Protests erupted overnight in at least 20 American cities, with large crowds demonstrating against police brutality despite the coronavirus threat. US health officials have warned people to avoid mass gatherings as the number of confirmed Covid-19 cases keeps rising. But the protests have gained momentum. Rather than trying…MORE

The White House podium has lost its meaning

You don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone. The White House briefing has often been contentious, long-winded and stuffed with hot air — emitted by both spinning political flaks and grandstanding reporters. It was all a bit of a game. Presidents sent press secretaries to take heat so they didn’t have to. Reporters knew…MORE

Shooting at a business meeting in France kills three

Shooting at a business meeting in France kills three

Three people were killed and one injured in western France on Wednesday after a man open fire during a business meeting, national police told CNN. Police said the motive is unclear but there is a professional link between the shooter — who is also injured — and the company in Saint-Varent, France, where the incident…MORE

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