'I Swore to Keep My Infant Away From Screens, but COVID Made That Hopeless'
Our son's first direct interaction with technology has been tremulous, pixelated images of his loved ones, along with their distant scratchy voices, emitting from a seven-inch screen.
'Soon the Dead Will Start Arriving Again,' Italian Cemetery Worker Says
Fears are rising in an Italian town that faced the brunt of the coronavirus pandemic this spring, where between 50 and 60 residents died daily during the height of the outbreak.
Exclusive: Syria Wants Sanctions Relief, Troop Exit for Help on US Captives
Lebanese General Security director Major General Abbas Ibrahim brought to Washington a list of demands for Damascus including sanctions relief and closing Al-Tanf garrison in exchange for help on returning Austin Tice and Majd Kamalmaz, Newsweek has learned.
Italy Imposes Curfew and Shutters High Schools After Weeks of Spiking Cases
The country is heading back into a protracted state of lockdown, as the government imposed a curfew to begin Saturday evening and announced the closure of all high schools until further notice.
The Biothriller That Wasn't: A Cautionary Tale of Being a Virologist
Dr. Ilaria Capua's story and the race to find a coronavirus vaccine both illustrate how important open science is, but also how easily things can go wrong, either because the science is misunderstood—or because people are actually acting outside the contours of the law.
Sicily Gives 24-Hour Notice to Migrants, NGOs to Leave or Risk Arrest
"In order to protect and guarantee public health and safety, in the absence of suitable reception facilities, it is forbidden to enter, transit and stop in the territory of the Sicilian Region by every migrant," the ordinance said.
Exclusive: U.K. to Table Amendment for Gradual Closure of Syrian 'Lifeline'
The United Nations Security Council failed on Friday to break a deadlock as the final vote is expected on Saturday.
3 Million Syrians Will Lose Aid as First COVID-19 Case Is Reported in Idlib
Twice this week a U.N. resolution which would have ensured cross-border cooperation until 2021 failed to pass.
An Italian Pharmacist-Mayor's Lesson from Testing His Town to Save a Region
Home to Europe's first COVID-19 death, Vò and its mayor Giuliano Martini took part in a radical testing campaign not seen anywhere outside China. But the ghosts of the crises persist.
Coronavirus-Free Town in Italy Worries About European Visitors in Reopening
San Fele, two hours east of Naples, was spared the large death toll seen elsewhere throughout the country.
The Mafia's Long-Shot Payout From a Medical Industry Takeover
As the coronavirus spread across Italy and deeper into Europe, criminal groups worked their way into the health-care system.
'In Searching for Dead ISIS Fighters in Iraq, I Found Refuge in My Friends'
Along the road I am always looking ahead, wondering whether each crumpled piece of trash is hiding a roadside bomb. I realize that were we to hit a landmine, it is likely that my bulletproof vest or helmet would not save me.
China Is 'Prepared for the Worst' as U.S. Threatens Further Sanctions
Writing in the country's state media, a commentary penned under the name "Zhong Sheng," or "Voice of China," said the sanctions would disrupt and harm America more than China.
60,000 Paid 'Civic Assistants' in Italy to Enforce Social Distancing Rules
Italy, once the European epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak, has warned its citizens against flouting social distancing mandates.
Once the Helpers, Now those in Need: Effects of Pandemic Lockdown in Italy
Donor-supported nongovernmental organizations in Italy are fighting for their survival and risk being forgotten as they face their own uncertain future in the pandemic's economic aftershocks.
'I've Seen The Future of Travel Post-COVID-19: It Will Never Be The Same'
At JFK Airport, a pilot wearing his flight cap and the required face mask, tugged his luggage into an empty terminal. Inside were more birds than people. Three flights were listed for the afternoon.
Italians Are Losing Faith in the EU as Allies Remain Deaf to Calls for Help
But where federal help has arrived, assistance from Italy's European partners has been slow through the pandemic, underscoring a tenuous relationship between one of the hardest-hit nations and its neighboring allies.
Italian PM: 'Summer Will Not Be Quarantined, Italy Will Go on Vacation'
As the European nation hardest-hit by the coronavirus, the prime minister told Italians on Sunday that "this summer we will not be spent on the balcony."
Italian Woman Tests Positive for COVID-19 After 60 Days of Quarantine
Bianca Dobroiu arrived at the Sant'Orsola-Malpighi Polyclinic hospital in Bologna with a fever above 105 degrees and was diagnosed with COVID-19.
China's New COVID-19 Hotspot on Russian Border Raises Tensions
At least 346 Chinese nationals who travelled from Moscow through Suifenhe contracted the disease, turning the town into a point of strain for the "strategic partnership."
Italy's Mafias Gain Ground in Fight for Loyalty During Pandemic Lockdown
Signs of growing tensions last week prompted the interior minister, Luciana Lamorgese, to request greater police attention to "riots by groups of extremists."
Priests, Doctors, Nurses Fighting COVID-19 Are 'Saints Next Door' Says Pope
Pope Francis' former treasurer who was acquitted of child sexual abuse on Monday was also the subject of an extemporaneous homily given on Thursday.
G20 Scrambles to Rescue Global Oil Deal as Cash-Strapped Mexico Holds Out
All other members of OPEC agreed to cut 10 million barrels a day in production, a 23 percent reduction of the group's baseline.
Malta Rescues Migrants After Disabling a Boat and Setting it Adrift
The rescue comes a day after the government declared it could no longer guarantee the rescue or disembarkation of those seeking refuge and closed its harbors.
Coronabonds and Shared EU Debt Fuel Debate Around $540B Pandemic Relief
Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte warned that divisions revealed in the negotiations may spell the end of cooperation among eurozone countries.
Italian PM: 'Political Choices Must Be Based on Scientific Evidence'
Speaking from Rome during an American TV interview, Giuseppe Conte said his country's resolve was under strain as the death toll mounted.
Fewer Abuse Hotline Calls Stoke Fear in Europe Over Silenced Victims
Italy's Interior Minister Luciana Lamorgese announced a new app called "YouPol," which would allow victims to alert authorities without making a phone call.
'I Fled Europe to Escape Coronavirus Quarantine to Find the U.S. in Chaos'
Newsweek senior editor Kenneth R. Rosen fled from Europe to the U.S., escaping one quarantine and landing in another.
Iraqi Security Forces Used Military-Style Grenades to Kill Protesters
A visual reconstruction by Amnesty International and SITU Research found projectiles killed at least two dozen Iraqis since October 2019.
Mosul Tallies Up the Cost—and Looks to Laser-Enabled Reconstruction
A new report tallies up the material losses of the war, but the damage to Iraqi moral and earthly heritage is impossible to quantify.