Bernie’s Foreign Sympathies – WSJ

Bernie Sanders wants Americans to believe he’s a garden variety “democratic socialist,” with the emphasis on democratic. But as media scrutiny of the Democratic presidential front-runner increases, we’re learning more about where his political sympathies lie, and they’re revealing about what a Sanders foreign policy would look like. The latest example came this week when Mr. Sanders rejected an invitation …

FTSE 100 plunges again as Trump fails to reassure investors – business live | Business

Traders on the floor of the Buenos Aires Stock Exchange, last night Photograph: Agustin Marcarian/Reuters Good morning, and welcome to our rolling coverage of the world economy, the financial markets, the eurozone and business. Another day, another sell-off! World stock markets are sliding again today, as the coronavirus continues to spread around the world. Fears of a global pandemic, and …

Delhi violence: Clashes in India’s capital leave 27 dead

Mobs of Hindus and Muslims had clashed on roads and alleyways in northeast Delhi, throwing stones and crude gasoline bombs. At least three mosques were torched, as were scores of homes and businesses. Witnesses said that instead of stopping the violence, police joined crowds shouting Hindu nationalist slogans and fired indiscriminately. On Wednesday afternoon, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi ended …

Coronavirus Live Updates: Europe Prepares for Pandemic as Illness Spreads From Italy

Coronavirus pushes across Europe and Middle East, while U.S. prepares for outbreak. New cases of the coronavirus popping up across Europe. Dozens of new infections in Iran stoking fears about the uncontrolled spread of the virus in the Middle East. Global markets continuing to slide. Health authorities in the United States warning that it was a matter of when, not …

Heat wave melts 20% of Eagle Island snow

CLOSE Satellite images show that Antarctica’s recent record heat caused massive melt ponds. Video Elephant Story Highlights Snowpack on Eagle Island melted 4 inches in about a week. Such rapid melting is caused by sustained high temperatures significantly above freezing. Such persistent warmth was not typical in Antarctica until this century. A heat wave this month in Antarctica sent temperatures soaring …

A week in pictures in Europe and Africa – Photo Gallery

A week in pictures in Europe and Africa – Photo Gallery February 26, 2020, 12:47 AM 1 min read FEBRUARY 14-20, 2020 This photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images made or published by Associated Press photographers in the Europe and Africa region. The gallery was curated by AP photo editor Anne-Marie Belgrave in London. Follow AP visual …

The Democrats Make Bloomberg Their PC Punching Bag

Poor Democrats. As if they don’t already have enough trouble, they also happen to be lashed to political correctness. How firmly lashed we learned at last week’s presidential debate, in which candidates competed over who is the most PC. This came out emphatically in the attacks on Michael Bloomberg. He was vulnerable on the two major political-correctness fronts: race and …

Under Pressure From Trump, Extraditions from Mexico to U.S. Soar

MEXICO CITY — The Mexican government is on track to dramatically increase the number of extraditions of criminal suspects to the United States this year, as the Trump administration has pressured Mexico to step up its fight against organized crime. With the first two months of this year not yet over, the government already has extradited at least 30 suspects …