China Is Only Major Economy to Report 2020 Growth

WSJ World - 7min

China’s economy expanded by 2.3% in 2020, roaring back from a historic contraction in the early months of the year to become the only major world economy to grow in what was a pandemic-ravaged year.

Brazil Starts Its Covid-19 Vaccine Rollout

WSJ World - 12hr

The country’s health regulator, Anvisa, approved emergency use of a Chinese vaccine and the shot developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University.

Russian Opposition Leader Alexei Navalny Detained Upon Return to Moscow

WSJ World - 14hr

Russian security forces detained the opposition leader on his return to the country, heightening a confrontation between the Kremlin and its most vocal critic after he recovered in Germany from a near-fatal poisoning attack last summer.

India Tests Vaccine Superpowers With Covid-19 Inoculation Drive

WSJ World - 20hr

The world’s largest producer of vaccines by volume is tapping its unique expertise as it rolls out hundreds of millions of shots in the coming months.

China's Economic Recovery Belies a Lingering Productivity Challenge

WSJ World - 23hr

A surge in state investments has helped lift the Chinese economy from the effects of Covid-19 but likely has worsened one of its deepest weaknesses: low productivity.

Mexico's Exoneration of Cienfuegos Is Criticized

WSJ World - 1d

The Justice Department said the release of evidence alleging the former defense minister’s involvement with the drug trade imperils the sharing of information.