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¿Qué va a pasar con los créditos millonarios que China otorgó a los países pobres?
Sus economías sufren y las naciones deudoras quieren que Pekín perdone o renegocie los préstamos. Hacerlo sería costoso. Rehusarse puede dañar la imagen global del gigante asiático.
Poor Countries Borrowed Billions from China. They Can’t Pay It Back.
Nations want Beijing to forgive or renegotiate loans as their economies suffer. Doing so would be costly. Saying no could hurt China’s global image.
How Bubonic Plague Has Helped Russia Fight the Coronavirus
A network of health centers formed by the Soviet Union in the 1920s is providing expertise in quarantines and epidemic response for Covid-19.
Trump Administration Adds Six Countries to Travel Ban
President Trump added Africa’s biggest country, Nigeria, as well as Myanmar, Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Sudan and Tanzania, to his restricted travel list.
A Power Plant Fiasco Highlights China’s Growing Clout in Central Asia
Beijing is using its financial might to expand its influence, eroding centuries of Russian dominance in a vast, resource-rich region.
A Mennonite Town in Muslim Central Asia Holds On Against the Odds
A community of Mennonites in Kyrgyzstan is one of Christendom’s most remote and oddest outposts in the Muslim world, as ethnic Germans cling to their faith even as emigration shrinks their numbers.
Cargo Plane Crashes in Iran, Killing at Least 15
Fire engulfed the 39-year-old aircraft when it hit a residential area northwest of Tehran. Under sanctions, Iran has struggled to maintain its aging air fleet.
Horseback Wrestling. Bone Tossing. Dead Goat Polo. Let the Nomad Games Begin!
With archers, horses and headless goat carcasses, the World Nomad Games are an effort to revive nomadic traditions from Central Asia and around the world.
The Case for Xenophilia
A writer walks across the globe and total strangers help him stay healthy and safe.
Bomb Defused in St. Petersburg as 8 Held in Connection With Metro Attack
The news added to an already tense atmosphere the second-biggest city in Russia, which until Monday had been spared from any major terrorist attacks.
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