200,000 apply for France's 'agricultural army' as virus grounds migrants

World Apr 9, 2020

200,000 apply for France's 'agricultural army' as virus grounds migrants

More than 200,000 people have answered France's call for idled workers to help crop and livestock farmers, desperate for extra hands as summer approaches, Agriculture Minister Didier Guillaume said Tuesday. "Today we have more than 200,000 applicants, and we have 5,000 recruiters who are organizing ...

Poorer nations least prepared for pandemic lockdowns

World Apr 3, 2020

Poorer nations least prepared for pandemic lockdowns

As countries around the globe try to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus, nowhere is the task more challenging and the risk greater than in the developing world. From Southeast Asia to South America, governments are struggling to enforce severe China-style lockdowns. They lack ...

U.S. immigration rules bar thousands of foreign nurses

World / Science & Health Mar 29, 2020

U.S. immigration rules bar thousands of foreign nurses

As the coronavirus pandemic threatens to strain nursing staffs at hospitals across the United States, Melanie N. Beckham knows where to find reinforcements. But first, the Trump administration needs to give its approval. Beckham, president of Vintage Health Resources in Germantown, Tennessee, specializes in helping ...

Asylum-seekers waiting in Mexico rarely find lawyers

World Mar 23, 2020

Asylum-seekers waiting in Mexico rarely find lawyers

One by one, asylum-seekers from El Salvador and Honduras who are waiting in Mexico for court hearings in the United States appeared before Judge Lee O'Connor to explain why, after months of effort, they couldn't find an attorney. One man said he repeatedly tried names ...

Germany's far-right AfD to dissolve radical Wing faction

World / Politics Mar 21, 2020

Germany's far-right AfD to dissolve radical Wing faction

Germany's far-right AfD party has decided to wind down its radical Fluegel (Wing) faction, a spokesman said on Friday, after intelligence services placed the group under surveillance. Fluegel, which has about 7,000 members, was co-founded by notorious AfD lawmaker Bjoern Hoecke, who has sparked outrage ...