Covid-19 Crisis Could Set Back a Generation of Women, U.N. Report Finds

The Covid-19 pandemic is squeezing working mothers out of the world’s labor pool in ways that could damage women’s economic prospects for years to come,…

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In Italy’s South, War Zone Doctors Are Called to the Rescue Amid Covid-19 Upsurge

ROME—Italy’s troubled south, which was largely spared earlier on in the pandemic, is now struggling to cope—so much so that the government is turning for…

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James D. Wolfensohn, Former World Bank Chief, Dies at Age 86

James D. Wolfensohn, an Australian-born investment banker who helped arrange a bailout of Chrysler Corp. in 1980 and was president of the World Bank for…

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Saudi Women’s Rights Activist Championed in the West to Face Terrorism Charges

RIYADH—Saudi Arabia transferred the case of women’s rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul to a terrorism court, raising fears among supporters that she could remain in prison…

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Coronavirus Aid: What’s Expiring Soon and What’s in the Works

Since approving a raft of coronavirus relief legislation in the spring, Congress has been unable to come together on a new aid package. The Trump…

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China Drugmakers Face Pressure to Prove Their Covid-19 Vaccines Work

TAIPEI—Pressure is mounting on Chinese drugmakers to show clinical evidence that their leading Covid-19 vaccines work, after early data on three Western-developed shots showed promising effectiveness…

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Jobless Claims Seen Holding at High Level as Recovery Navigates Covid-19 Surge

Jobless claims likely held at a high level last week as the U.S. economic recovery navigates a surge in new coronavirus cases and tighter restrictions…

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Pope Decries Plight of Chinese Uighurs as New Catholic Bishop Is Ordained in China

The Catholic Church in China ordained its first bishop since Beijing and the Vatican renewed an agreement on episcopal appointments last month. But Monday’s sign…

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The Pandemic Reveals the Economic Costs of Patchwork Welfare Systems

Hong Kong intends to pay people who receive a positive Covid-19 diagnosis, the latest example of income-support systems with too many holes being improved. Source…

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Apple Security Chief Offered iPads to Police as a Bribe for Gun Permits, Prosecutors Allege

Apple Inc.’s head of security has been indicted on bribery charges for a scheme in which prosecutors allege he offered iPads to secure gun permits…

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