The World Next Week
Hong Kongers Remember Tiananmen Square, EU’s Coronavirus Rescue Plan, and More

Hong Kongers Remember Tiananmen Square, EU’s Coronavirus Rescue Plan, and More

May 28, 2020

The anniversary of the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre is marked amid a surge in Hong Kong tensions, the European Union debates a massive coronavirus rescue plan, and the Atlantic hurricane season begins.

WHO Board Meets, Tumult in Afghanistan, and More

WHO Board Meets, Tumult in Afghanistan, and More

May 21, 2020

The World Health Organization Executive Board convenes virtually, Afghanistan tries to forge a peace deal amid a surge in violence, and China holds its annual session of the National People’s Congress.

Argentina’s Debt Deadline, U.S. Congress Returns, and More

Argentina’s Debt Deadline, U.S. Congress Returns, and More

May 14, 2020

The deadline approaches for Argentina to restructure $65 billion in debt, the U.S. House of Representatives is set to join the Senate in getting back to work, and the spring graduation season is marked by virtual ceremonies and limited job opportunities.

Coronavirus Origin Allegations, East Africa’s Devastating Locusts, and More

Coronavirus Origin Allegations, East Africa’s Devastating Locusts, and More

May 7, 2020

Criticism mounts over China’s coronavirus response; East African countries face a second, much larger infestation of desert locusts; and Europe commemorates the seventy-fifth anniversary of the Allies’ victory.