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Impact of the coronavirus pandemic on red, blue, and swing statesAEI - 2020-10-21 00:06
There is substantial variation in people’s understanding of the significance of the pandemic. One possible explanation for this variation is the difference in the severity of the pandemic and recession at the local level. The post Impact of the coronaviru ...
The latest on the coronavirus pandemicEastbaytimes - 2020-10-19 22:39
IMF: Nearly all Mideast economies hit by pandemic recessionRûdaw - 2020-10-19 15:33
Freedom on the Net report: Internet 'not free' in Turkey, againANF - 2020-10-17 21:55
Freedom House has released its “Freedom on the Net 2020: The Pandemic’s Digital Shadow” report. Covering the period from June 1, 2019 to May 31, 2020, the report has once again said that Turkey’s “freedom in the world status” is not free. ...
KMEWO Free Tablet Scheme for minorItised womenKurdish & ME Women's Organisation - 2020-10-16 14:20
Dear all, We are delighted to launch our Free Tablet Scheme, in response to the challenges faced by BAME and minoritised women in accessing key services. The Covid- 19 pandemic has brought unprecedented challenges, that has a disproportionate impact on wo ...
The rise of e-sports and competitive gaming: Highlights from my conversation with Lindsay PossAEI - 2020-10-16 00:04
The video game market has boomed during the COVID-19 pandemic, but what new policy challenges come with more eyes on gaming screens? Lindsay Poss, Director of Communications at the Technology Policy Institute, joined “Explain to Shane” to discuss the dyna ...
Damascus closes all sports clubs, gyms and cinema halls in response to the coronavirus pandemic - Enab BaladiEnabbaladi - 2020-10-15 18:02
No vaccine for cruelty - The pandemic has eroded democracy and respect for human rights | International | The EconomistEconomist - 2020-10-15 12:20
Pandemic Dealt ‘Profound Blows’ to Human Rights Worldwide, High Commissioner Warns Third Committee, amid Calls for People-Centred Policies, Unbiased Response - World | ReliefWebReliefweb - 2020-10-15 11:32
IRGC to fully deploy medical resources to fight pandemic in Iran: top commanderRûdaw - 2020-10-14 17:37
Pandemic school closures inspire a Middle East e-learning revolution | Arab NewsArabnews - 2020-10-10 03:00
What if Europe is moving to the periphery?AEI - 2020-10-09 00:11
The financial crisis, the refugee crisis, and the current pandemic have coincided with the gradual erosion of the global rules-based order that Europeans long took for granted. If Europe really wants to defend it, they will have to become far more ruthles ...
Condition of democracy and human rights has worsened in Turkey since pandemic: Freedom House - Stockholm Center for FreedomStockholmcf - 2020-10-08 02:50
Smartphone contact tracking and tracing: An international perspectiveAEI - 2020-10-08 00:56
While there is no single silver bullet technology or app for COVID-19 contact tracing, comparing different approaches from around the globe can yield useful insights for pandemic response efforts. The post Smartphone contact tracking and tracing: An inter ...
IFC to grow Middle East and Africa investments amid pandemic, lower oil prices - The NationalThenational - 2020-10-07 22:24
Plant purchases rise drastically amid pandemicYahoo - 2020-10-06 20:26
Photos: Students Return to School in 13 Countries During the Coronavirus PandemicMorningbrew - 2020-10-06 17:54
Libyan medics already faced war, now the pandemic is surging there too | Arab NewsArabnews - 2020-10-05 12:13
04/10/2020 Flights between Iran and Iraq suspended due to pandemic: officialESTA - 2020-10-04 09:37
Covid: NME owner says pandemic impact wasn't all negativeBBC - 2020-10-04 03:37
Singaporean digital music company BandLab says it sees opportunities and challenges in the Covid-19 crisis. ...
Houston’s Pandemic Response Ignored Coronavirus Until It Was Too Late - BloombergBloomberg - 2020-10-03 06:42
Kurdish Red Crescent in NE SyriaThe Global Coalition - 2020-10-02 17:56
The Kurdish Red Crescent - @HeyvaKurd - has been working tirelessly across NE Syria throughout the #COVID-19 pandemic. From raising awareness of how people can manage the virus to establishing health centres, they've worked to protect the health of their ...
Prison conditions in Turkey amid pandemic: ‘No ventilation, disinfectants, masks…’ - englishBianet - 2020-10-02 07:44
‘The wealth gap shrinks — the three years before the pandemic saw big gains for lower earners.’…..AEI - 2020-10-02 06:52
…. is the title of yesterday’s Wall Street Journal editorial on new data from the “2019 Survey of Consumer Finances” report that was released by the Federal Reserve on Monday. The Fed’s report is released every three years and “provides a snapshot of Amer ...
The Next Pandemic: Trump Derangement Syndrome - WSJWSJ - 2020-10-01 21:50
UNHCR - UNHCR helps displaced Syrian-Armenians facing hardship amid pandemicUnhcr - 2020-09-29 17:38
National coin shortage affecting more than banks and retail locations during pandemicWVVA - 2020-09-29 15:38
Jordan COVID-19 cases at highest daily count since pandemic began | Arab NewsArabnews - 2020-09-29 09:42
Neglected by the Assad Regime, Syria’s Forgotten Displaced Aren’t Equipped to Fight the PandemicForeignpolicy - 2020-09-28 17:36
Africa and the post-pandemic 'new' realities | BusinessamliveBusinessamlive - 2020-09-28 16:46
The Latest: Hollywood unions announce pandemic agreementKSAT - 2020-09-27 22:34
Untangling Survival Intersections: Israel, Chaos and the Pandemic - Modern DiplomacyModerndiplomacy - 2020-09-27 20:23
More coronavirus cases and deaths in Northeast SyriaANF - 2020-09-27 12:23
Since the coronavirus pandemic also affected the isolated autonomous regions in northern and eastern Syria, a high mortality rate has been recorded. With 1398 confirmed infections, 61 deaths have been reported so far. ...
The Latest: Hollywood unions announce pandemic agreement - The HourThehour - 2020-09-27 06:11
The Latest: Turkey's president says UN failed amid pandemic | NewserNewser - 2020-09-26 11:10
The Latest: Hollywood unions announce pandemic agreement - StamfordAdvocateStamfordadvocate - 2020-09-26 11:10
U.S. offices are half-empty amid pandemic: StudyYahoo - 2020-09-25 20:35
No one can make us care — but we shouldAEI - 2020-09-25 00:02
Unfortunately, some of the crisis-driven solidarity at the outset of the pandemic is wearing thin. Fundamentally, the callousness we are exhibiting toward those at greatest risk is a fracture in the social compact. The post No one can make us care — but w ...
Describing COVID-19 pandemic as wake-up call, dress rehearsal for future challenges, Secretary-General opens annual General Assembly debate with vision for solidarity - World | ReliefWebReliefweb - 2020-09-23 23:42
The Latest: Hollywood unions announce pandemic agreementWsiltv - 2020-09-23 18:23
The Latest: Turkey's president says UN failed amid pandemic | FOX 28 SpokaneFox28spokane - 2020-09-23 09:56
The Latest: Hollywood unions announce pandemic agreementKiro7 - 2020-09-23 06:50
The Latest: Hollywood unions announce pandemic agreement - SFGateSfgate - 2020-09-23 06:50
Faster wage growth? A lighter debt burden? Is there anything faster productivity growth can’t accomplish?AEI - 2020-09-23 00:05
Fast productivity growth — much faster than what we’ve seen over the past decade — would be a big help in generating fast wage growth and dealing with the growing federal debt in the post-pandemic economy. The post Faster wage growth? A lighter debt burde ...
The Latest: Hollywood unions announce pandemic agreementWHIO - 2020-09-22 14:05
IHD: Don't call isolation in prison a precaution against CovidANF - 2020-09-22 13:13
IHD executive Nuray Çevirmen said that the coronavirus pandemic reached serious levels in prisons, but no proper information was given about it. She added that it is not right to isolate prisoners and deprive them of their rights as a precaution. ...
The Latest: Hollywood unions announce pandemic agreement - StarTribune.comStartribune - 2020-09-22 10:14
Coronavirus economy: The 'banker ladies' saving friends from debtBBC - 2020-09-22 02:44
Amid a pandemic and economic crisis, minority communities turn to traditional saving methods to help. ...
5 questions for Glenn Hubbard on the COVID pandemic, productivity growth, and US fiscal policyAEI - 2020-09-22 00:05
Glenn Hubbard discusses the pandemic’s current and future impact on the US economy, as well as various looming issues such as the deficit that future policymakers will need to consider. The post 5 questions for Glenn Hubbard on the COVID pandemic, product ...
The Latest: Turkey's president says UN failed amid pandemic - WFMJ.comWFMJ - 2020-09-21 23:22
Philippines: Muslim majority Bangsamoro region seeks assistance amid Covid-19 pandemic - The Muslim NewsThe Muslim NewsMuslimnews - 2020-09-20 00:28
Pandemic threatens livelihood of Turkish musicians, driving many to suicide | Arab NewsArabnews - 2020-09-19 06:26
Back to basics: Former Turkish central bankers on avoiding crisis | Coronavirus pandemic News | Al JazeeraAljazeera - 2020-09-18 18:16
A Syrian nurse leads efforts to establish a medical clinic in an IDP camp in northeast Syria, aiming to minimise the risk of the COVID-19 pandemicThe Global Coalition - 2020-09-18 15:21
Hussein al-Ali, a nurse who fled to Raqqa from Idlib city two years ago, has given IDPs in the camp a glimpse of hope. Article A Syrian nurse leads efforts to establish a medical clinic in an IDP camp in northeast Syria, aiming to minimise the risk of th ...
Taking stock of the US economy and looking forward: My long-read Q&A with Glenn HubbardAEI - 2020-09-18 00:07
R. Glenn Hubbard explores how the Great Pandemic has affected the US economy, lessons to be learned from the Great Recession and 15 years of disappointing productivity growth, and other looming issues such as the deficit and inflation. The post Taking sto ...
Poverty in the US reached historic lows prior to the pandemicAEI - 2020-09-17 00:48
No matter how you measure it, poverty in the US was at an all-time low before the pandemic. So to hasten our recovery, we should seek policies that help return our economy to its pre-pandemic form and help Americans return to work. The post Poverty in the ...
America’s pre-pandemic economy demonstrated the continued power of productivity-driven market capitalismAEI - 2020-09-17 00:48
"Late capitalism" has been better than critics have suggested. Wages, measured correctly, have not been stagnant has many have claimed. But wage growth could have been even better had productivity growth been stronger. The post America’s pre-pandemic econ ...
New details about California’s rise in pandemic unemployment assistance claimsAEI - 2020-09-17 00:48
A new report published by the California Policy Lab on September 15 adds important detail to the dramatic rise in Pandemic Unemployment Assistance claims in California in recent weeks. The post New details about California’s rise in pandemic unemployment ...
Coronavirus: Pandemic slowing in Europe, WHO says | News | DW | 14.05.2020DW - 2020-09-16 21:34
Jailed Kurdish politician's wife resigns from teaching, citing jail visits during pandemic | AhvalAhvalnews - 2020-09-16 17:54
Jailed Kurdish politician's wife resigns from teaching, citing visitation scheduling during pandemic | AhvalAhvalnews - 2020-09-16 17:17
Could the pandemic hobble the US Postal Service?AEI - 2020-09-16 00:24
The pandemic has placed great demands on the agency, and the number of USPS workers who were out of commission has more than tripled since June. Whether USPS could be hobbled by coronavirus this autumn remains an open question. The post Could the pandemic ...
Fraud ‘likely driving’ massive spike in Pandemic Unemployment Assistance rollsAEI - 2020-09-15 01:09
New reports indicate the federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program has been subject to massive fraud, especially in California where the caseload has spiked. The post Fraud ‘likely driving’ massive spike in Pandemic Unemployment Assistance rolls ap ...
The Role of Diasporic Structures in Crisis Governance During the COVID-19 Global PandemicJadaliyya - 2020-09-15 00:51
Lawyer Marhan says concern growing for prisoners in Covid timesANF - 2020-09-13 11:20
Prisons have been pointed out as one of the places most at risk after the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic. ...
Here’s how the pandemic is accelerating sports ad dollars toward digital mediaYahoo - 2020-09-13 07:26
36 new coronavirus cases detected in North East SyriaANF - 2020-09-12 16:25
In Girkê Legê a woman infected with the coronavirus has died. She is the 43rd victim of the coronavirus pandemic in northeast Syria. ...
Indian actor Amitabh Bachchan hospitalised with coronavirus: Live | Coronavirus pandemic News | Al JazeeraAljazeera - 2020-09-12 06:29
Alarm over drug-related killings in Manila during Covid-19BBC - 2020-09-12 02:49
There’s alarm in the Philippines over an escalation in shadowy killings during the pandemic in a suburb of the capital, Manila. ...
The Pandemic Shows Why U.S. Grand Strategy Should Be All About ResilienceForeignaffairs - 2020-09-11 20:02
Lessons from the pandemic for broadband and internet policyAEI - 2020-09-11 00:03
Policymakers can learn a number of important lessons related to internet regulation and broadband policy from the COVID-19 pandemic. The post Lessons from the pandemic for broadband and internet policy appeared first on American Enterprise Institute - AEI ...
5 questions with Caleb Watney on the possible decline of American innovationAEI - 2020-09-10 00:00
Caleb Watney explains how the pandemic is accelerating trends that could undermine America’s status as the innovation juggernaut of the world. The post 5 questions with Caleb Watney on the possible decline of American innovation appeared first on American ...
New estimates of state and local government revenue shortfallsAEI - 2020-09-09 00:04
The pandemic is causing acute fiscal stress for state and local governments by increasing expenditure needs and reducing tax collections, which is problematic given their balanced-budget requirements. The post New estimates of state and local government r ...
Egypt Tries Plasma Treatment to Fight Pandemic | Asharq AL-awsatAawsat - 2020-09-08 20:49
War-torn Yemen's Covid-19 struggleBBC - 2020-09-07 01:19
Yemen is already facing the world's worst humaritarian crisis and the coronavirus pandemic has not stopped the fighting. ...
“Where's our common sense?” President reminds GMIS2020 Summit about Azerbaijani attack amid pandemic | ARMENPRESS Armenian News AgencyArmenpress - 2020-09-05 13:42
20,000 people in domestic quarantine in AmedANF - 2020-09-05 12:00
Since the outbreak of the Corona pandemic, Turkish authorities have been accused of hiding the real extent of the pandemic. In Amed alone, about 150 people are under intensive care and 20,000 are in quarantine. ...
Is the pandemic damaging America’s ability to innovate? My long-read Q&A with Caleb WatneyAEI - 2020-09-05 00:16
Caleb Watney explains how the pandemic is harming America’s long-standing innovation institutions, and he explores what policymakers can do to reverse this damage. The post Is the pandemic damaging America’s ability to innovate? My long-readA with Caleb W ...
For whom should corporations be run?AEI - 2020-09-05 00:16
In the midst of economic calamity and the pandemic, capitalism is under fire. Present important debates over inequality of opportunity and outcomes, reinvigorating communities, and addressing challenges from globalization to technological change to climat ...
Concern grows as European Parliament relocates to StrasbourgANF - 2020-09-04 10:22
"Such a decision in the middle of a pandemic highlights once again just how ludicrous it is for the Parliament to meet in two separate places," said Irish MEP Chris MacManus. ...
COVID-19 and walking: The great equalizerAEI - 2020-09-04 00:17
While there are minor differences within particular groups, most Americans have been able to take walks during the COVID pandemic. The post COVID-19 and walking: The great equalizer appeared first on American Enterprise Institute - AEI. ...
Once again, pandemic unemployment assistance data confoundAEI - 2020-09-04 00:17
While the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance gap shrank significantly in recent weeks as states cleared their claims backlogs, it appears to be making a comeback with this week’s data. The post Once again, pandemic unemployment assistance data confound appe ...
Ankara accused of weaponizing pandemic measures against oppositionAl Monitor - 2020-09-03 10:28
Europe's migrant crisis is worsening during the pandemic. The reaction has been brutal - ABC17NEWSAbc17news - 2020-09-01 23:52
The pandemic again shows the value of how America’s market economy can generate technological progress and growthAEI - 2020-09-01 06:46
The pandemic has been a reminder that an indispensable core element of any nation’s ability to respond to crises is its technological prowess and wealth. The post The pandemic again shows the value of how America’s market economy can generate technologica ...
A story of resilience: Refugees rebuild barbershop success after arson, amid pandemic | Local | News | The Chronicle HeraldThechronicleherald - 2020-08-31 18:37
COVID-19: Australia records its deadliest day of pandemicNationalheraldindia - 2020-08-31 07:02
Europe's refugee crisis is worsening during the pandemic. The reaction has been brutal - CNNCNN - 2020-08-30 16:04
Trump’s Tulsa Rally Turnout Just Over 6,000 After Campaign Predicted Massive Crowds Amid Pandemic | Democracy Now!Democracynow - 2020-08-29 22:23
Number of corona deaths in northeast Syria increasesANF - 2020-08-29 14:21
A person infected with the coronavirus has died in the town of Amude in northern Syria. The number of pandemic deaths in the autonomous region has thus risen to 34. There are 527 confirmed cases of infection. ...
This pandemic shows the importance of economic growth, not the irrelevanceAEI - 2020-08-29 00:19
Economic growth is at times in tension with other social goals, and non-economic goals should often take priority. But our current economic downturn clearly shows the importance of a growing economy and the opportunities it creates. The post This pandemic ...
UNICEF warns of a global education emergency due to Covid-19ANF - 2020-08-28 10:56
The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) warned about a global education emergency since at least a third of the world's schoolchildren have been unable to access remote learning amid the COVID-19 pandemic. ...
Congratulations, Governor, your application for pandemic unemployment assistance has been approved!AEI - 2020-08-28 00:06
The PUA program may be historic in its susceptibility to fraud and abuse. In Arkansas, scammers even attempted to claim the identity of Governor Asa Hutchinson in order to access PUA benefits. The post Congratulations, Governor, your application for pande ...
53 more coronavirus cases registered in northeast SyriaANF - 2020-08-27 20:13
In the autonomous regions of northern and eastern Syria, 53 new corona infections have been registered. One person has died in the past 24 hours. In total, the number of registered cases since the outbreak of the pandemic has thus risen to 478. ...
Facing pandemic, economic and political challenges, Iraq Government ‘operating in the eyes of multiple storms at once’ | | UN NewsUN - 2020-08-27 00:30
What’s in Kamala Harris’s pandemic UBI plan?AEI - 2020-08-27 00:10
If stimulus checks every six months are good, wouldn’t stimulus checks every month be even better? That’s the logic behind Senator Kamala Harris’s proposal, which calls for $2,000 per month payments to most US residents through the pandemic and beyond. Th ...
Plans upended by pandemic, a professor and three students find each other | YaleNewsYALE - 2020-08-26 13:37
Ankara using pandemic to thwart Victory Day celebrations, says opposition | AhvalAhvalnews - 2020-08-26 13:37
Russia, Turkey, Iran agree to hold Astana peace talks soonTASS - 2020-08-26 06:54
Moscow, Ankara and Tehran condemned the recent oil deal inked between the US and Syria’s Kurds as well as "Israel’s military attacks on Syria" and "unilateral sanctions adopted amid the pandemic" ...