Sudan crackdown on protesters: All the latest updates

The latest from Sudan as army clamps down on protesters demanding civilian rule following Omar al-Bashir’s removal. Sudanese security forces have attacked a protest camp in the country’s capital, Khartoum, opening fire, More »

All Out to Protest the Illegal Seizure by the D.C. Police of the Venezuelan Embassy!

National Mobilization Saturday, May 18 at the Venezuelan Embassy in D.C.! UPDATE: In violation of international and U.S. law, police invaded the Venezuelan embassy and arrested the Embassy Protection Collective members who were More »

Odessa massacre: five years passed – nothing changed

Yesterday Odessa residents commemorated fifth anniversary of massacre in the Trade union house at Kulikovo field square. That day five years before a mob of aggressive neo-fascists burnt alive their opponents, who More »

Venezuela: the counter-revolution raises its head

The self-proclaimed “Interim President” of Venezuela Juan Guaido is attempting to carry out a military coup, “Operation Freedom”, as he has named the “final phase” of his attempt to remove Maduro. He More »

German teachers union shows support for Kurdish hunger strikers

While Western governments continue their silence in the face of the hunger strikes launched by DTK Co-chair and HDP Hakkari MP Leyla Guven to demand an end to the isolation imposed upon More »

 

USA | Where Have All the Heart Attacks Gone?

Except for treating Covid-19, many hospitals seem to be eerily quiet.

By Harlan M. Krumholz, M.D.

The hospitals are eerily quiet, except for Covid-19.

I have heard this sentiment from fellow doctors across the United States and in many other countries. We are all asking: Where are all the patients with heart attacks and stroke? They are missing from our hospitals.

USA | How Bubonic Plague Has Helped Russia Fight the Coronavirus

A network of health centers formed by the Soviet Union in the 1920s is providing expertise in quarantines and epidemic response for Covid-19.

By Andrew E. Kramer

 

MOSCOW — In a remote alpine meadow in Kyrgyzstan a few years ago, a teenage boy killed and skinned a marmot. Five days later, his parents carried the sweating, delirious boy to a village hospital where he died of bubonic plague.

USA | Russia Tries Again to Win UN Approval for Virus Resolution

UNITED NATIONS — Russia is trying again to win U.N. General Assembly approval for a resolution on the coronavirus pandemic, dropping a call to end unilateral sanctions without U.N. Security Council approval but still calling for an end to protectionist practices.

USA | Ukraine and Russia-Backed Separatists Begin Prisoner Swap

KIEV — Ukrainian government forces and pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine have started a prisoner swap, the office of Ukraine’s president said on Thursday.

It is the first swap of 2020 and Ukraine will take back 19 of its citizens, the president’s office said in a statement. It did not say how many prisoners Ukraine would return.

USA | Putin is brazenly trying to make himself president for life

By Editorial Board

 

RUSSIANS AND foreign observers have long speculated about how Vladi¬mir Putin would retain power when his term-limited mandate as president ended in 2024. On Tuesday, Mr. Putin abruptly provided an answer: Constitutional amendments already in the works will now include a provision allowing him to serve two more terms. That could extend his time in office to 2036, when he will be 83. In theory, he could rule Russia for 36 years, more than a decade longer than Joseph Stalin.

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