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California, After Riding a Boom, Braces for Hard Times

By Conor Dougherty

Early hopes for a quick rebound from the pandemic have yielded to worries about its long-term impact on state finances and the governor’s ambitious agenda.

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The EU must take a stand against Turkey’s aggression

By Robert Ellis

It is encouraging that the German government has finally taken a stand on Turkey’s aggressive foreign policy, writes Robert Ellis and argues that Thursday’s debate in the European Parliament on Turkey’s negative role in the Eastern Mediterranean and Monday’s Foreign Affairs Council meeting will indicate which way the wind blows.

Mexican President LΓ³pez Obrador Vows 'Dignity' at Trump's Side

By Azam Ahmed and Michael Crowley

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, visiting the White House Wednesday, has avoided fighting the Trump administration. Critics say he is too willing to bend to the American president’s will.

Trump Presses Schools to Reopen

By Peter Baker and Erica L. Green

President Trump spearheaded an administration-wide push to pry open the nation’s elementary and secondary schools, the next phase of his effort to get the economy on its feet.

Sweden Has Become the World’s Cautionary Tale

By Peter S. Goodman

Its decision to carry on in the face of the pandemic has yielded a surge of deaths without sparing its economy from damage — a red flag as the United States and Britain move to lift lockdowns.

Italy, Spain and France worst performers as recession deepens

By Jorge Valero

Italy, Spain and France will register the worst economic downturn among eurozone countries this year as the contraction will be more severe than previously expected, according to the latest European Commission forecast published on Tuesday (7 July).

N.Y.C. Unemployment: A Million Jobless Workers

By Patrick McGeehan

While the national jobless rate has rebounded as many states started to reopen, New Yorkers continue to lose jobs and seek benefits.

Europe’s need for an investment plan sustaining its future

By Christian Motzfeldt, Erika Mann, William Stevens

The EU should to co-finance independent investments with equity in growth enterprises by guaranteeing public funding as pooled at EU level, write Christian Motzfeldt, Erika Mann and William Stevens.

Virus Revives Italy’s Age-Old Shadow Safety Net: The Pawnshop

By Jason Horowitz

Italians have put up valuables as collateral for loans for centuries, through plagues and sieges. Today they do it as part of the formal banking system. And business is booming.

In North Korea, Coronavirus Hurts Like No Sanctions Could

By Choe Sang-Hun

Closing the border with China crippled the regime’s few remaining methods, legal and otherwise, for bringing in much-needed foreign currency.