China Ousts High-Level Officials as Coronavirus Cases Soar

BEIJING—China ousted two top Communist Party officials in Hubei province, the center of the new coronavirus outbreak, hours after health officials there confirmed 14,840 new infections on Wednesday alone—an almost 10-fold increase from a day earlier—indicating that the epidemic is far from tapering off. The…

Venezuela’s Maduro Ousts Opposition Head of National Assembly

CARACAS, Venezuela—President Nicolás Maduro took over the last independent institution in Venezuela on Sunday when his allies replaced the opposition head of the National Assembly, Juan Guaidó, with their own lawmaker in a maneuver that was condemned from Washington to Latin America. Mr. Guaidó and…