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Morning News: North Korea Covid Surge, Turkey Voters, Arab School Girls

North Korea’s zero-covid strategy appears to have failed. The country has officially acknowledged 162 cases; the true number is probably orders of magnitude more. 

The country’s health-care system is inadequate, and pre-existing conditions such as tuberculosis and malnutrition are rampant. With elections impending in Turkey, politicians have begun competing with each other to scapegoat refugees. And why girls outperform boys in the Arab world’s schools.

Front Page: Wall Street Journal – May 18, 2022

Finland, Sweden Apply for NATO Membership

The move breaks with a decades long defense doctrine that has seen them balance political and security partnerships with other Western nations while staying out of formal military alliances.

Morning News: Northern Ireland-UK, Mariupol Siege, Cannes Film Festival

We discuss the possibility of unilateral action on the Northern Ireland protocol and hear the latest on the conflict in Ukraine from Kharkiv. Plus: Yemen’s Sana’a airport finally reopens, and it’s the first day of the Cannes Film Festival.

Front Page: Wall Street Journal – May 16, 2022

May 16, 2022 – The teen suspected of killing 10 people in an alleged hate crime at a Buffalo supermarket was brought to a hospital in June 2021 for an evaluation after expressing a desire to carry out a mass shooting, law-enforcement officials said.