As the coronavirus rages through Europe, and major American cities like New York and Los Angeles, more than a third of counties across the U.S. still have not reported a positive test result for infection across what are predominantly rural areas
Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó is calling for the creation of a "national emergency government" of diverse political leanings to fight the spread of the coronavirus with the assistance of $1.2 billion in international loans
Joe Biden Has Discussed Vice Presidential Pick With Barack Obama During Sunday's fundraising call with Georgia donors, Biden confirmed that he has spoken with Obama about his running-mate. Joe Biden, via fundraising call Biden also told the donors on the call that he is currently considering at least seven different women. Biden said that he planned to pick a woman as his vice presidential candidate during last week's debate with Sen. Bernie Sanders on CNN. Biden said that he and the former president have spoken regularly during his campaign, but Obama has previously stated that he will not endorse during the Democratic primary. Former Georgia statehouse lawmaker Stacey Abrams, Sen. Kamala Harris, Sen. Amy Klobuchar and Sen. Elizabeth Warren have all been mentioned as potential candidates.
South Korea says North Korea has fired two suspected ballistic missiles into the sea, calling it “very inappropriate” at a time when the world is battling the coronavirus pandemic
Three more of America's most popular national parks have closed their gates as pressure mounts on superintendents to prevent crowded trails that could lead to more spread of the coronavirus even as the Trump administration sticks to its decision to waive entrance fees at the parks
Russia’s Rosneft oil company says it's halting operations in Venezuela and selling its assets there to a company fully owned by the Russian government, The sale announced Saturday is apparently intended to protect Russia's largest oil producer from U.S. sanctions while allowing Moscow to continue supporting Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro
The coronavirus pandemic is defining for the globe what's essential and what things we really can't do without, even though we might not need them for survival