Since Turkish President Erdogan announced they would be opening the gates to Europe for migrants and refugees, tension along the border continues to rise. In the border village of Thourio, residents see the situation as a political game, and are prepared to help refugees if they need it but defend their homes against hostile forces.
Although China appears to be over the worst of the outbreak, the economic impact resulting from travel restrictions and shutting down factories are having a wider impact across the world.
As the US tries to persuade other countries to ditch Huawei equipment for the rollout of 5G networks and a Chinese cyber security firm is accusing the CIA of cyber espionage, the Justice Department charged Chinese nationals with laundering stolen cryptocurrency for North Korea.
Experts say there is still time to contain the outbreak and prevent a global crisis, however there are concerns that medical and protective equipment stockpiles won’t be enough to help medical workers on the frontlines and that countries with strained healthcare systems won’t be able to manage high numbers of patients.
As the humanitarian crisis deepens in Syria, Turkey has decided to stop preventing migration to the EU and is helping transport thousands to the border. In response, EU countries are preparing for another wave of refugees and economic migrants by beefing up border security.
For the past two days the number of new COVID-19 cases reported in the rest of the world have exceeded the new cases reported in China. This comes as countries in Europe face epidemics and President Trump appointed Vice President Pence to lead the US response to the outbreak.
Space Force is laying out the groundwork for their operations by figuring out what to call their service members. NASA put out a job posting for new astronauts, looking forward to new missions to the moon and Mars, and SpaceX is getting ready to send tourists into space.
President Donald #Trump concluded his two-day visit to India. The President’s first ever visit to the country was in pursuit of progress toward a trade and defense deal. This comes amid further protests over a controversial new Indian Citizenship law and Delhi’s most violent clashes in decades.
Two U.S. federal agencies recently announced government systems were breached. A man was arrested for allegedly directing DDoS attacks on a California congressional candidate’s campaign site. Nations called out Russia for a cyber attack on Georgian websites. An alliance of cybersecurity firms is releasing open source tools to fix vulnerabilities.
As the WHO continues to respond to the massive outbreak of the novel coronavirus, health workers and government officials are working to reduce its negative effect on the economy and population before the virus becomes a global crisis.
The FBI & DOJ held a workshop concerning potential updates to Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. This comes as the EU called for Facebook to adapt to their rules rather than the other way around. Next week, the IRS is taking Facebook to trial over $9 billion in taxes.
Following the messy Iowa Caucuses, Democratic presidential candidates tried to win over undecided voters in New Hampshire, the first state to vote in the primaries. We went to some of the candidates' events and asked attendees who they support and why.