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Labor migration suffering shocks of the pandemic

Mikhail None Belyaev

The world economy is undergoing a serious test

North Korea prevented large-scale coronavirus spread

North Korea has prevented large-scale coronavirus spread due to strict preventive measures, RISS expert Roman Lobov says. Pyongyang banned all international passenger travel; all foreigners were quarantined. “Now the DPRK is gradually returning to normal life. However, North Koreans still have to wear medical masks and observe strict measures to control COVID-19 spread,” he said.

Expert has evaluated the application of a possible famine of biblical proportions

The famine of “biblical proportions” in connection with the pandemic coronavirus does not threaten Russia, said the expert of the Russian Institute for strategic studies Vyacheslav Kholodkov.

World at risk of “biblical” famine due to pandemic?

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) warns that the world is on the brink of global famine of “biblical proportions” due to the novel coronavirus. RISS expert Vyacheslav Kholodkov underscores that the global hunger may adversely affect only the least developed countries. “First of all, we are talking about the Central African states. The fact is that the economic growth of all countries in the world, including developed ones, have declined drastically. Each state is now thinking about how to provide enough food to feed only its population,” he said.

Iran begins lifting lockdown restrictions

Marianna Bakonina

Being under heavy US sanctions, Iran overcomes the pandemic

Mass protests resume in Lebanon despite lockdown

People in Lebanon began to take to the streets amid the coronavirus pandemic despite the lockdown restrictions, which have been in effect for almost a month, Izvestia writes. Activists oppose corruption and the government’s inability to cope with the protracted economic crisis, the worst since the civil war when the country was in ruins. According to the World Bank’s data, over 45% of people in Lebanon live below the poverty line, while last September that figure stood at 33%.

Pandemic threatens US with economic crisis, loss of role of world leader, expert says

The United States is faced with the risk of losing much of its strength as a result of the economic crisis the coronavirus pandemic has triggered and of saying good-bye to the role of the world’s leader, expert Pavel Zakharov, of the Russian Institute for Strategic Studies, has told TASS.

USA at risk of Great Depression 2.0 over COVID-19

Pavel Zakharov

Today’s crisis may weaken the US economy

Pandemic rubbing salt in the EU's old wounds

Oksana Petrovskaya

The coronavirus outbreak reopened the old wounds of the European Union

Latin America on the brink of sanitary and economic collapse

Igor Pshenichnikov

The Latin American continent is in a great danger as the coronavirus pandemic spreads