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US Tops 5 Million Confirmed Virus Cases, to Europe's Alarm

US Tops 5 Million Confirmed Virus Cases, to Europe's Alarm

By Nicole Winfield and Lisa Marie Pane | Aug 9
With confirmed coronavirus cases in the U.S. hitting 5 million Sunday, by far the highest of any country, the failure of the most powerful nation in the world to contain the scourge has been met with astonishment and alarm in Europe.

Protesters Decry Government's Anti-LGBT Attitudes in Poland

Protesters Decry Government's Anti-LGBT Attitudes in Poland

By Vanessa Gera | Aug 9
Demonstrators turned out in Warsaw and other Polish cities Saturday to protest anti-LGBT attitudes promoted by the government as well as the detention of pro-LGBT protesters.

Arrest of Polish LGBT Activist Leads to Scuffle with Police

Arrest of Polish LGBT Activist Leads to Scuffle with Police

Aug 8
LGBT rights activists scuffled with police Friday in Warsaw after turning out on the streets to protest the arrest of an activist.

'Eurovision' Coming to US with 'American Song Contest'

'Eurovision' Coming to US with 'American Song Contest'

Aug 7
The United States is getting its own version of the "Eurovision Song Contest."

Russia's Race for Virus Vaccine Raises Concern in the West

Russia's Race for Virus Vaccine Raises Concern in the West

By Daria Litvinova | Aug 7
Russia boasts that it's about to become the first country to approve a COVID-19 vaccine, with mass vaccinations planned as early as October using shots that are yet to complete clinical trials.

Trump Bans Dealings with Chinese Owners of TikTok, WeChat

Trump Bans Dealings with Chinese Owners of TikTok, WeChat

By Tali Arbel | Aug 7
President Donald Trump has ordered a sweeping but vague ban on dealings with the Chinese owners of popular social media apps TikTok and WeChat on security grounds, a move China's government criticized as "political manipulation."

Polish LGBTQ People Leaving as Post-Vote Mood Grows Hostile

Polish LGBTQ People Leaving as Post-Vote Mood Grows Hostile

By Vanessa Gera | Aug 6
When a right-wing populist party won the right to govern Poland five years ago, Piotr Grabarczyk feared "bad things" might happen to gay men like him and other LGBT people. He sometimes considered leaving the country, but waited.

N. Korea's Escalating Virus Response Raises Fear of Outbreak

N. Korea's Escalating Virus Response Raises Fear of Outbreak

By Hyung-Jin Kim | Aug 6
North Korea is quarantining thousands of people and shipping food and other aid to a southern city locked down over coronavirus worries as the country's response to a suspected case reinforces doubt about its longstanding claim to be virus-free.

Germany Orders Tests for All Travelers From 'Risk Areas'

Germany Orders Tests for All Travelers From 'Risk Areas'

By Frank Jordans, Geir Moulson | Aug 6
Germany will require people arriving from countries deemed high risk, such as the United States, to take coronavirus tests starting this weekend.

HIV Knowledge Doesn't Always Change Teen Behavior: Peers Matter

HIV Knowledge Doesn't Always Change Teen Behavior: Peers Matter

Aug 5
Against the background of rising HIV incidence and disappointing behavior change interventions in Malawi, a group of researchers designed a study to identify where the gap could be.

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