Politics, people and markets are similar in how they respond to crisis, from natural disaster, to financial slump, to the onset of war. The instinctive response is fear and uncertainty; followed by mitigation; followed ultimately by the search for renewal in the wreckage of calamity. While countries around the world roll out emergency measures to…

Ben Stokes was named BBC Sports Personality of the Year in DecemberEngland all-rounder Ben Stokes says he is still preparing for a return to competitive cricket in the Indian Premier League next month.India was put into a three-week “total lockdown” on Tuesday because of the worldwide coronavirus pandemic.The start of the IPL season has been…

US President Donald Trump is preparing to invoke emergency powers as the country struggles to contain the coronavirus outbreak in the United States, according to two people familiar with the planning who spoke on condition of anonymity. It was still unclear on Friday, however, precisely what mechanism Trump would use to free up additional federal…