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How Davos Became a Climate Change Conference

The World Economic Forum’s annual meeting, informally known as Davos for the Swiss ski town where it’s held, is typically a conference about the economy and geopolitics. It makes sense that in 2020, as Australia burns and activists turn out by the millions, Davos approximated…

At Least 5 Rockets Hit U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, Injuring 1 Staffer

(BAGHDAD) — A nighttime rocket attack on the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad injured at least one embassy personnel member, staffers there said Monday. The two staff members, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to brief the media, did not specify…

Italian Voters Deal Blow to Populist Leader Matteo Salvini in Regional Election

(ROME) — Italian voters have thwarted right-wing opposition leader Matteo Salvini’s hopes of turning an election in a key northern region into a springboard for regaining national power. Nearly complete results Monday of Sunday’s election for the governorship of the prosperous Emilia-Romagna region had his…

The Best and Worst Moments of the 2020 Grammys

The 62nd Annual Grammy Awards were a teary affair: performers at the Staples Center took the stage below the retired jerseys of Kobe Bryant, who was killed in a helicopter crash earlier in the day. But the night also included triumphs for first-time Grammy winners…