Global Poverty Set for Alarming Increase, Analysts Warn


The forecasts make for dismal reading. The coronavirus has wreaked havoc across the globe but one of the most alarming consequences of the potentially deadly pathogen will be a likely dramatic increase in poverty.  According to major charities, banks and international agencies, as many as 420 million more people will slip into poverty this year — and as […]

As New Yorkers Protest, Officials Fear New COVID-19 Spike


NEW YORK – As New York City approaches the end of its nearly three-month lockdown to contain the coronavirus, large protests over the death of George Floyd threaten health gains, while instances of violence and looting have alarmed officials. Three nights of protests had been largely peaceful, but late Sunday, luxury stores were looted in […]