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Recent articles by Kim:

This is what China did to beat coronavirus. Experts say America couldn't handle it

Beijing took radical and invasive coronavirus actions that many people outside China might find culturally, logistically and emotionally unpalatable. → Read More

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson tests positive for coronavirus, first world leader to do so

Boris Johnson, 55, confirmed the infection himself on his official Twitter account. → Read More

Prince Charles tests positive for coronavirus, has 'mild symptoms' but 'remains in good health'

Prince Charles is the latest public figure to test positive for the coronavirus. Britain's royal, 71, tested positive after displaying mild symptoms. → Read More

USA TODAY analysis: America's coronavirus 'curve' may be at its most dangerous point

The U.S. will soon find out whether it's likely to be the next South Korea or Italy or even China when it comes to the the new coronavirus crisis. → Read More

As Italy locks down 60 million people over coronavirus, parts of China return to normalcy

China's leader Xi Jinping visited the epicenter of the coronavirus epidemic as Italy locked down 60 million people. → Read More

European Union leaders slam Trump's sweeping coronavirus travel ban

European Union leaders say President Trump's coronavirus travel ban was taken 'without consultation' from the bloc. → Read More

Syria's war turns 9: How barbarity, confusion and indifference helped Bashar Assad prosper

U.S. and its alies' policies toward President Bashar Assad's Syria have stumbled from intervention and airstrikes to resignation and inattention. → Read More

Australian politician who met Ivanka Trump, Attorney General William Barr infected with coronavirus

An Australian cabinet member with coronavirus was pictured last week standing next to Ivanka Trump and Attorney General William Barr. → Read More

Brazil's Bolsonaro says he's negative for coronavirus; Trump 'most likely' to be tested

Bolsonaro, Trump, Trudeau: Here's our watch list of world leaders who may be vulnerable to infection as countries battle coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

Official: Pentagon launches airstrikes targeting Iran-backed militia after rocket attack on U.S., British troops

The U.S. airstrikes came after the U.S. military confirmed three coalition personnel in Iraq were killed after rockets hit Iraq's Camp Taji base. → Read More

China reports fewest number of coronavirus cases since it started tracking disease in January

Authorities in China reported the fewest number of new cases of coronavirus since infections started being tracked. → Read More

Dubai ruler abducted and imprisoned his princess daughters, UK court rules

The billionaire ruler of Dubai orchestrated the abductions, torture and imprisonment of two of his princess daughters, a British court rules. → Read More

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange goes to court Monday. Are First Amendment protections at stake?

A British court will decide whether Julian Assange is sent to the U.S. to stand trial where he faces a maximum sentence of up to 175 years in prison. → Read More

China expels Wall Street Journal reporters over 'racist' headline on coronavirus op-ed

China expelled three Wall Street Journal reporters in retaliation for a headline on a column about coronavirus that Beijing said was 'racist.' → Read More

'Vote blue, no matter who': Hawkeyes around the world are gathering to make their choice for president.

Monday marked the first time Iowans living outside the state had voice in the ritual that marks the official beginning of presidential primary season. → Read More

Britain's exit from the European Union has arrived. Now what?

At the stroke of 11 pm on Jan. 31, the United Kingdom will formally leave the European Union, becoming the first country ever to do so. → Read More

Iowa's caucusgoers have a new place to vote: overseas

For the first time, Iowa's Democratic caucuses are going international with three sites outside the U.S. → Read More

Trump warns Iranian supreme leader who called him a 'clown' to be 'very careful with his words'

President Donald Trump warned Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei to be "very careful with his words" after Khamenei called him a "clown" → Read More

Iran Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei calls Trump a 'clown,' defends Iran's military

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei called President Donald Trump a "clown" as he led Friday prayers in Tehran for the first time since 2012. → Read More

Ukraine launches probe over whether US Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch was tracked

Ukraine launches investigation into claims U.S. Amb. Marie Yovanovitch was placed under surveillance by people linked to President Donald Trump. → Read More