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Coronavirus Briefing: What Happened Today

Back-to-school outbreaksThe school year is underway in some parts of the United States — and we’re already seeing how fraught reopening classrooms can be:On...

Coronavirus Live Updates – The New York Times

Medicare’s coverage of a broad range of services is slated to end when the coronavirus no longer poses a public health emergency. Private insurers,...

Your Tuesday Briefing – The New York Times

Microsoft gets green light to buy part of TikTokPresident Trump gave the go-ahead on Monday for Microsoft to pursue a potential acquisition of the...

Sotheby’s Reports $2.5 Billion in Sales

Sotheby’s, the international auction house bought in 2019 by the telecommunications magnate Patrick Drahi, reported Monday that it has sold $2.5 billion of art...

Your Tuesday Briefing – The New York Times

TikTok gets a dose of geopolitical realityPresident Trump gave the go-ahead on Monday for Microsoft to hold negotiations on a potential blockbuster deal to...

Turkish Aggression Is NATO’s ‘Elephant in the Room’

NATO operates by consensus, so Turkish objections can stall nearly any policy, and its diplomats are both diligent and knowledgeable, “on top of every...

John Hume, Nobel Laureate for Work in Northern Ireland, Dies at...

In a memoir, “John Hume — Personal Views: Politics, Peace and Reconciliation in Ireland,” he recalled his father taking him to a Republican...

‘There Is No Silver Bullet,’ W.H.O. Chief Says

On Monday, the director of the W.H.O., Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, spoke about a number of promising vaccines but stressed that the best course of...

What Has Changed Since George Floyd

Want to get The Morning by email? Here’s the sign-up.Good morning. Microsoft talked to President Trump about buying TikTok. Several countries are rushing their...

Poland’s Supreme Court Declares Presidential Election Valid

Poland’s Supreme Court Declares Presidential Election Valid
Given the margin of defeat, almost half a million votes, the supporters of Mr. Trzaskowski who lodged complaints after the election said the move...

Israel Says It Hit Bombers on Syrian Boundary

JERUSALEM — Troops ambushed four militants as they planted bombs along Israel’s boundary with Syria around midnight, the Israeli military said early Monday, amid...

A Visit to 5 of Patagonia’s Most Remote Schoolhouses

At the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, with travel restrictions in place worldwide, we launched a new series — The World Through a Lens...

Abductions, Censorship and Layoffs: Pakistani Critics Are Under Siege

When Prime Minister Imran Khan boasted last year that Pakistan had one of the “freest presses in the world,” journalists were quick to object,...

Your Monday Briefing – The New York Times

Russia plans mass vaccination after shortened trialsRussia is planning a nationwide vaccination campaign in October with a coronavirus vaccine that has yet to complete...

Guyana Swears In New Leader, Resolving Struggle Over Oil Wealth

GEORGETOWN, Guyana — Guyana’s opposition party has won a bitterly contested general election, ending a prolonged political standoff that had crippled investment and heightened...

Israeli Court Rebukes Prime Minister’s Son Over Harassing Protest Leaders

TEL AVIV — An Israeli court on Sunday ordered Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s older son to stop harassing three people helping to lead protests...

‘Clean Up This Mess’: The Chinese Thinkers Behind Xi’s Hard Line

HONG KONG — When Tian Feilong first arrived in Hong Kong as demands for free elections were on the rise, he said he felt...

U.S. Small Business Bailout Money Flowed to Chinese-Owned Companies

But the administration’s aggressive approach to China did not stop companies with ties to Beijing from benefiting from one of the main programs intended...

Live Coronavirus Updates: Tracking Global News, Cases and Deaths

Lawmakers and White House officials remain at an impasse on a new relief package.With coronavirus cases soaring across the United States, the debate in...

As Genoa Inaugurates New Bridge, the Feeling Is Bittersweet

GENOA, Italy — Since the dramatic and deadly collapse of the Morandi bridge over the Italian port of Genoa two years ago, builders have...

Conservative U.K. Lawmaker Is Arrested Over Rape Accusations

A Conservative lawmaker in Britain was arrested this weekend after a former parliamentary employee accused him of raping her, according to British news reports.The...

Lawmakers ‘Alarmed’ by Reports U.S. Envoy Told Brazil It Could Help...

RIO DE JANEIRO — Members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee said Friday they were “extremely alarmed” by assertions that the American ambassador in...

Under Pressure, Brazil’s Bolsonaro Forced to Fight Deforestation

RIO DE JANEIRO — A year ago, as fires engulfed the Amazon, President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil reacted to criticism from abroad with indignation:...

Thousands March Against Virus Measures in Berlin

An estimated 17,000 people defied social-distancing and mask requirements in a protest supported by neo-Nazi groups, conspiracy theorists as well as Germans who said...

Scorching Temperatures Bake Middle East Amid Eid al-Adha Celebrations

BAGHDAD — A sweltering 125 degrees Fahrenheit in Baghdad on Tuesday; a record 115 degrees in Damascus on Wednesday. And extreme levels of heat...

Can Humans Give Coronavirus to Bats, and Other Wildlife?

Many people worry about bats as a source of viruses, including the one that has caused a worldwide pandemic. But another question is surfacing:...

Iran Says It Detained Leader of California-Based Exile Group

TEHRAN — Iran on Saturday said it had detained an Iranian-American leader of a little-known, California-based opposition group for allegedly planning a 2008 attack...

Coronavirus News: Live Updates – The New York Times

Top officials work to break impasse over jobless benefit.Hours after unemployment benefits for tens of millions of Americans lapsed, administration officials arrived on Capitol...

Iran Won’t Negotiate With U.S., Supreme Leader Says

In a televised speech, Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said the country would expand its nuclear program and would not negotiate with the...

ByteDance Said to Offer to Sell TikTok’s U.S. Operations

ByteDance, the Chinese internet giant that owns TikTok, has offered to sell the American operations of the popular video app as a way to...
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