Kim Hjelmgaard, Rochester D and C

Kim Hjelmgaard

Rochester D and C


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Recent articles by Kim:

'I'm leaving and I'm just not coming back': Fed up with racism, Black Americans head overseas

Feeling cornered and powerless in the face of persistent racial and economic struggles in the USA, some Black Americans decide to settle abroad. → Read More

North Korea blows up diplomatic office amid escalating tensions with South Korea

Pyongyang has warned Seoul it needs to stop defectors sending anti-North Korea leaflets across the border. Denuclearization talks are gridlocked. → Read More

Black Lives Matter banner removed from U.S. Embassy in South Korea

A Black Lives Matter banner was unfurled Saturday at the U.S. Embassy in Seoul. By Monday, it was gone. → Read More

Former U.S. Marine Paul Whelan, convicted of espionage charges in Russia, gets 16-year prison sentence

Paul Whelan denies espionage charges and claims he was set up in a sting operation orchestrated by Russia's intelligence services. → Read More

Trump threatens to permanently cut WHO funding and withdraw U.S. membership

Trump's threat, made in a letter to WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, is an escalation of his attacks on the global health body. → Read More

Dr. Deborah Birx wins praise for managing the White House's coronavirus message and Trump

Deborah Birx has maintained her composure, and sometimes corrected President Trump, without triggering the wrath of the president or his supporters. → Read More

'What about COVID-20?' U.S. cuts funding to group studying bat coronaviruses in China

Funding for EcoHealth Alliance's research into bat-borne coronaviruses in China was abruptly terminated. It hasn't been given a full explanation why. → Read More

'No one’s safe until everybody’s safe:' UN official warns of global 'boomerang' of coronavirus

As some countries cheer a drop in coronavirus deaths, a UN official warns of a looming crisis in poor nations that could 'boomerang' back to the rich. → Read More

'Dangerous dynamic': Coronavirus threatens new 'Cold War' between US and China

Near-daily blame-trading between the U.S. and China over the covonavirus has led to warnings of a new "Cold War" brewing between the two superpowers. → Read More

Fact check: Obama administration did not send $3.7 million to Wuhan lab

Claims that the Obama administration funded coronavirus research appear to be referencing a grant provided by the NIH. → Read More

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and fiancée Carrie Symonds announce birth of son

The birth of the pair's child comes just days after Johnson returned to work following a bout with the coronavirus. → Read More

Swedish official Anders Tegnell says 'herd immunity' in Sweden might be a few weeks away

Sweden is accused of dangerously pursuing a 'herd immunity' coronavirus strategy. Its top COVID-19 official Anders Tegnell said it was 'sustainable.' → Read More

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson returns to work after beating coronavirus

Boris Johnson is the first major world leader known to have contracted coronavirus – and now also to have overcome it. → Read More

Trump Organization seeks coronavirus bailouts for president's golf resorts in Ireland and Scotland

The Trump Organization has applied for government bailouts to help cover salaries for employees at its three golf resorts in Europe. → Read More

Iran, North Korea, Russia: America's adversaries emboldened to flex their muscles amid coronavirus

As coronavirus stalks the globe, sapping attention, budgets and government personnel, enemies may test U.S. resolve. → Read More

WHO says coronavirus came from an animal and was not made in a lab

The Trump administration is probing whether coronavirus originated in a lab. The WHO says it came from an animal. → Read More

South Korea: No reason to think Kim Jong Un gravely ill despite U.S. media report

Seoul has not detected unusual signs from North Korea about Kim Jong Un's health despite a media report suggesting he fell ill after heart surgery. → Read More

WHO officials were sharing information with CDC since start of coronavirus outbreak, report says

The Trump administration said the fact that CDC researchers were working with the WHO does not undercut the president's criticisms of the U.N. agency. → Read More

'Trump,' 'chaos,' 'money:' What Mexico and Canada said when asked for one word to describe US

Canadians and Mexicans were asked by the Pew Research to describe the U.S. in a single word. "Trump," "chaos" and "money" were among the responses. → Read More

Boris Johnson in 'good spirits' after spending night in intensive care with coronavirus

Britain's leader Boris Johnson, who has coronavirus, is receiving oxygen but is not on a ventilator, his office said. He spent the night in the ICU. → Read More