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    • The Wuhan lab at the heart of the US-China virus spat

      The Wuhan lab at the heart of the US-China virus spat

      The Chinese laboratory accused by top American officials of being the source of the coronavirus pandemic conducts research on the world's most dangerous diseases. US President Donald Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo have both claimed that there is evidence the pathogen came from the lab in Wuhan - the city where the disease was first detected late last year. 

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    • The coronavirus czar

      The coronavirus czar

      Christian Drosten admits the pandemic surprised him, despite having worked on coronaviruses for 17 years. On a recent Monday morning, Christian Drosten said goodbye to his wife and 2-year-old son in front of his apartment block and got on his bicycle for his daily commute to Charitе University Hospital here. It looked like a scene from normal daily life. But of course it wasn't.

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    • Journalism without fear or favour

      Journalism without fear or favour

      The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers, WAN-IFRA, part of which is Telegraph Media, celebrates today the World Press Freedom Day. We publish the commentary from the organisation Journalism Without Fear or Favour, on the occasion of today's holiday.

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    • Covid-19 turns cities’ main economic assets into disadvantages

      Covid-19 turns cities’ main economic assets into disadvantages

      Globalisation, urbanisation and prosperity have been among the most notable trends of the post-war era. The world is becoming more connected, following technological advances which have made communication cheaper, faster and easier, as well as political advances which have created a fairly peaceful and democratic world order with close cooperation across national borders – nowhere more so than in Europe. 

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    • Reviving trade is key to a global recovery, here’s how Europe can help

      Reviving trade is key to a global recovery, here’s how Europe can help

      Trade wars aren’t good or easy to win. US President Donald Trump’s breezy approach to trade conflicts is as dangerous as it was two years ago, and as deadly as his advice on the health benefits of disinfectants. Ensuring a rapid recovery requires all hands on deck. Even before Covid-19 wreaked havoc across the world, the fall-out from US-China trade and tech tensions had hurt growth, spooked financial markets and destabilised global supply chains.

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    • Why Keir Starmer must revamp Labour's trade strategy

      Why Keir Starmer must revamp Labour's trade strategy

      The world is facing a combination of US-China trade wars and new export restrictions on essential supplies thanks to COVID-19. Added to that the British government is in the process of Brexit. All that makes trade policy a central issue. It is more important than ever that the Labour Party, under new leader Keir Starmer, develops a considered and principled strategy for international trade so that it can effectively hold Prime Minister Boris Johnson to account.

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    • Antibody surveys may be unreliable

      Antibody surveys may be unreliable

      Surveying large swaths of the public for antibodies to the new coronavirus promises to show how widespread undiagnosed infections are, how deadly the virus really is, and whether enough of the population has become immune for social distancing measures to be eased. But the first batch of results has generated more controversy than clarity.

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