Australia Tries to Find Where Its Coronavirus Defense Failed

Closing the border and using hotels to quarantine returning residents initially helped Australia prevent significant coronavirus outbreaks. But the virus eventually found a way through—and authorities are trying to understand how.524 hours ago

Saudi Arabia Barrels Ahead With Big Projects to Boost Economy
Middle East

The kingdom is moving forward with multibillion-dollar plans to build cities despite the Covid-19 pandemic and depressed oil prices, betting that projects closely associated with the crown prince will kick-start its economic recovery.

Germany Boosts Already Hefty Coronavirus Stimulus

Germany is beefing up its already formidable stimulus package to prop up its economy through the Covid-19 pandemic, brushing away concerns from some economists that the state is keeping insolvent businesses afloat artificially.