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North Korea’s Economy Grew in 2019, Despite International Sanctions

SEOUL—North Korea’s economy grew by 0.4% in 2019, the first time Pyongyang posted positive growth in three years, South Korea’s central bank said, helped...

Europe Plunges Into Recession as Economy Suffers Record Contraction

FRANKFURT—Stringent lockdowns to prevent the pandemic’s spread weighed heavily on Europe’s economy in the second quarter, causing a record downturn that was even more...

Eurozone Economy Contracts by Record 40%

FRANKFURT—Stringent lockdowns weighed heavily on Europe’s economy in the second quarter, causing a record decline that was even more severe than in the U.S.,...

Citing Coronavirus, Hong Kong Postpones Legislative Elections

HONG KONG—Chief Executive Carrie Lam said she would postpone coming legislative elections for a year, citing a recent upsurge in coronavirus cases, in a...

Some (Modest) Good News on Covid-19: Doctors Are Getting Better at Treating It

ROME—When the new coronavirus swept into northern Italy in late February, doctors were so in the dark about how to treat the disease ravaging...

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